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Viewing Colors and Emotions at Polish Society of Artists Exhibit

By at June 10, 2011 | 8:10 am |

Viewing Colors and Emotions at Polish Society of Artists Exhibit

One of the Polish Society of Artists’ latest exhibits took place recently at the Sloper Wesoly House featuring the exquisite works of Zbigniew Sokolowski of New Britain and Sylvia Sarzynska of Hartford. The exhibit was largely attended and viewers enjoyed mingling and browsing through several rooms filled with both artists’ compositions. Sokolowski has been with more...

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Pat Benatar – A Polish-American Rock Singer

By at June 9, 2011 | 5:00 pm |

Pat Benatar – A Polish-American Rock Singer

There are more singers, film stars and sports figures of Polish descent than commonly known as most often they end up changing their names. Another to add to this list of famous individuals is Pat Benatar, who was born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski on January 10, 1953, in heavily-Polish Greenpoint, New York to Andrew and Mildred Andrzejewski, a sheet-metal worker and a more...

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Falcon Nest 88 Golf Club Participates to Benefit PJPII Catholic School

By at May 27, 2011 | 8:15 am |

Falcon Nest 88 Golf Club Participates to Benefit PJPII Catholic School

Twelve members of the Polish Falcons of America Nest 88’s Golf Club formed three foursomes to play 18 holes of golf on May 20, 2011, participating in the Pope John Paul II Fourth Annual Golf Tournament at New Britain’s Stanley Municipal Golf Course, benefitting the Pope John Paul II Catholic School in New Britain. Nest 88’s Golf Club team consisted of: Richard more...

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PJPII Catholic School Wins Mohegan Tribe Grant

By at May 27, 2011 | 7:03 am |

PJPII Catholic School Wins Mohegan Tribe Grant

During the second half of this school year, Mrs. Anne Wysowski (grade 6 teacher) and Mrs. Kathleen Welch (grade 7 teacher) from Pope John Paul II Catholic School (PJPII), were awarded the Mohegan Tribe Challenge Grant. Both teachers applied for this grant after collaborating a proposal indicating how they would incorporate teaching Native American history into their more...

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Local Polish Art Group Travels to ArtExpo New York

By at May 20, 2011 | 7:12 am |

Local Polish Art Group Travels to ArtExpo New York

Several members of the Polish Society of Artists (under the auspices of the Polish American Foundation of CT in New Britain), recently took a trip to the 33rd International ArtExpo in New York/ The ArtExpo bills itself as the world’s largest fine art trade show, providing access to thousands of wholesale works from artists showcasing prints, paintings, drawings, more...

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Liturgical Artist Speaks at CCSU Recently

By at May 20, 2011 | 7:10 am |

Liturgical Artist Speaks at CCSU Recently

Mark Czarnecki, Polish-American iconographer (liturgical artist) recently presented a lecture on one of the most revered images in Poland – the Black Madonna, known also as “Our Lady of Czestochowa.” The lecture was sponsored by the Godlewski Evening of Polish Culture through CCSU’s Stanislaus A. Blejwas Endowed Chair of Polish and Polish American Studies. more...

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Language Students Bring Poetry Honors to NBHS

By at May 13, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Language Students Bring Poetry Honors to NBHS

The Connecticut Council of Language Teachers (CT COLT) recently held its 30th annual COLT Poetry Recitation Contest, hosted this year by Lewis Mills High School in Burlington. This year, thirteen students from New Britain High School (NBHS) participated in the native and non-native language categories, with seven of these students receiving medals. Public and private more...

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Legacy of Marie Sklodowska-Curie at CCSU

By at May 13, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Legacy of Marie Sklodowska-Curie at CCSU

Marie Sklodowska-Curie’s legacy is immense. Born in 1867, in the Russian-occupied part of Warsaw, Poland, she lived to become a woman of many firsts. She broke scientific barriers and became a brilliant female scientist. She was the first female professor at Sorbonne (university in Paris which dates back to the 13th century); the first female Nobel Prize winner; first more...

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Fun with Science Takes Place at PJPII

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Fun with Science Takes Place at PJPII

Children are naturally curious about the world around them. This was apparent as eager young faces watched every move that Richard Reacto of Mad Science made while engaging them in a fun evening of science exploration at Pope John Paul II Catholic School (PJPII) recently. Reacto’s energy and enthusiasm captivated and intrigued the children, whose hands shot up more...

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A Lesson in Helping Those Less Fortunate

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

A Lesson in Helping Those Less Fortunate

Students from Pope John Paul II School’s Student Council and National Junior Honor Society made a big impact upon their community recently. They collaborated to help New Britain’s Friendship Service Center by collecting needed food as well as going to the Arch St. facility and serving food to its needy residents. “We asked what kind of food they were most more...

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