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A Procession of Faith at Sacred Heart on Good Friday

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

A Procession of Faith at Sacred Heart on Good Friday

Sacred Heart parish in New Britain has held a processional commemoration of the Stations of the Cross since 2004. Fr. Stanislaw Dudek inspired and organized this event, beginning the solemn and beautiful tradition eight-years-ago. “All the credit goes to Fr. Dudek and Msgr. Plocharczyk,” said Joe Koczera of Newington, who portrayed Christ for the fifth straight more...

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Jenny Jones – TV Personality – Aka Janina Stranski

By at April 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

The daughter of a Polish army officer who served in WWII, Janina Stranski moved with her family to London, Ontario, Canada, where she broke into show business as a drummer in a touring rock band when she was 16. At 19, she moved to Hollywood, eventually getting a job as a backup singer for Wayne Newton before beginning her own band, “Jenny Jones and more...

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Sylvia Sarzynska – Talented Young Area Artist

By at April 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Sylvia Sarzynska – Talented Young Area Artist

A newer member to the Society of Polish Artists (under the auspices of the Polish Foundation of CT in New Britain) is Sylvia Sarzynska, a talented artist who’s been fascinated with oil painting for the past decade. Her subject matter is usually large-scale floral works in brilliant colors. She is motivated with such as she enjoys the process of creating shapes and more...

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A Traditional Polish Easter Basket Consists of Many Items

By at April 15, 2011 | 7:00 am |

A Traditional Polish Easter Basket Consists of Many Items

Easter baskets of various sizes were probably spotted in stores around the area the day following Valentine’s. In the world of business, these things happen quicker than we ever expect. These Easter baskets are themed in many child-oriented ways, with toys, chocolate bunnies, marshmallow candies and lots of green “fluff” filling the space that makes the basket more...

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Surviving Russian Deportation During WWII

By at April 15, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Surviving Russian Deportation During WWII

Kazimierz Barut, now in his 86th year, stood tall throughout the lecture he gave recently at the Sloper Wesoly House on Grove Hill St. He shared in detail experiences regarding his and his family’s deportation to Siberia in February 1940. There was no bitterness as his very clear recollections took him back to how his family was loaded onto a rail transport in Eastern more...

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Emotionalist Art Group Exhibits at Sloper Wesoly House

By at April 8, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Emotionalist Art Group Exhibits at Sloper Wesoly House

The Polish American Foundation of CT sponsored an exceptional exhibit of Emotionalist art on April 2 at the Sloper Wesoly House on Grove Hill St. The work of 26 artists was exhibited during this also “17th Anniversary of the Emotionalists Art Group.” This group of Emotionalist artists was founded in 1994 by Lubomir Tomaszewski who was born in Warsaw, Poland. more...

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Raising Hunger Awareness During Lent at PJPII

By at April 8, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Raising Hunger Awareness During Lent at PJPII

Lent is a Christian tradition, a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works which are intended to prepare Christians for Easter. Lent lasts 40 days, beginning on Ash Wednesday. The number “40” has always had special spiritual significance regarding preparation. On Mount Sinai, preparing to receive the Ten Commandments, Moses stayed with the Lord for 40 more...

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A Great Season for Falcon Nest 88 Ski Club

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:38 pm |

A Great Season for Falcon Nest 88 Ski Club

This winter, with abnormally heavy snow and arctic cold, may have been difficult on many individuals, but for skiers, it was a blessing. The New Britain Falcons Club Nest 88 Ski Club took full advantage of the plentiful snows of this winter with five ski trips so far. A final ski trip is planned to Okemo Mountain in VT on March 27. The Falcons Ski Club has been in more...

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Forming Friendships at Marian Heights Adult Day Care Center

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:37 pm |

Forming Friendships at Marian Heights Adult Day Care Center

Socialization with peers is an important part of everyone’s life no matter what age they happen to be. This important factor is taken into consideration at Marian Heights Adult Day Care Center on Osgood Ave. in New Britain, where a variety of activities are open for seniors wishing to participate each weekday. “When their elderly family member returns home, family more...

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