WSDPAHS’s Third Annual Summer Social Event - ’60s Polish Wedding Party Jeszcze Raz (“One More Time”)! - Was a Smashing Success! (28/2011)( 15 Votes )
Oh, what a night! The music of Big Daddy Lackowski and His La-De-Da’s Polka Band was the featured highlight of the West Side Detroit Polish American Historical Society’s Third Annual Summer Social Event and just one of the attractions of its second ’60s Polish Wedding Party held on the gorgeous summer evening of June 25, 2011, at the American Legion Carl E. Stitt Post 232 at 23850 Military Road in Dearborn Heights. The event was totally groovy and a smashing success!
The Poles have it right!
A headline last Friday from LifeSiteNews.com called “historic” a bill passed by the lower house of the Polish Parliament “to implement a total ban on abortion” in Poland.
Grandparents Project at Orchard Lake Unites Generations of Jewish, Polish and German Grandchildren (27/2011)( 8 Votes )
Some grandchildren, among others, have questions for their grandparents regarding their genealogy and Godly beginnings. And, their paying attention to the admonition of Cicero: “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it be woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?”
Until recently, it seems, few people in Polonia bothered to ask that question. Those few sense that Polonia’s organizations and leaders seldom address the question and the challenges it raises. Many of us appear complacently unconcerned about Polonia’s future. Others work hard to maintain a vibrant Polonia, with a vague hope that things will somehow remain as they are now. Yet it should be obvious to all of us that tomorrow’s Polonia will be even more different from today’s than today’s Polonia is from previous ones - assuming it survives at all in any meaningful sense.
Welcomed News for Warren Tech-Center and Detroit
DETROIT- Motorsports racing and auto industry heavy hitters merged on the dais to make three big announcements here at the Ren-Cen. The room was packed with foreign auto journalists so General Motors got a tsunami of exposure for the news of Chevy is back in racing. Also heralded was that Detroit has a new Grand Prix and Penske Racing has taken order of new Chevy engines for next season.
The National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame (NPASHF) expanded its roster to 123 honored inductees this year, with the addition of four new inductees, as Bill Romanowski and Art “Pinky” Deras, top vote-getters in the NPASHF 2011 national balloting process, were joined by Tom D’Eath and Stan Javie, to make up the stellar Class of 2011. All four inductees were honored at the 39th Annual Induction Banquet on Thursday, June 23, at the American Polish Cultural Center in Troy, MI. Longtime Detroit radio personality Tom Ryan served as Master of Ceremonies for the event.
On Wednesday, June 14, the American Polish Century Club (APCC) of Sterling Heights presented its scholarship recipients. The APCC Scholarship Committee chaired by Ray Okonski (with co-chairmen Stephen Smolinski and Kenneth Rogulski) selected 12 laureates who were awarded $700 scholarships.
The largest Polish Festival in Macomb County and the Detroit metro-east suburbs is scheduled for the weekend of July 8, 9 & 10.
The American Polish Century Club (APCC) of Sterling Heights is hosting the 31st Annual American Polish Festival on their club grounds in Sterling Heights (14 Mile & Hoover). The organizers are looking forward to another great crowd this year and anticipate hosting over 15,000 guests.
DETROIT - The U.S. Men’s National Team dominated Canada in a CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Ford Field. The 2-0 final score didn’t really indicate how close the came was as both sides had opportunities.
Goals from Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey paced the U.S. while goalkeeper Tim Howard made several good saves in the second half to earn his 21st career shutout. Howard was also adept at booming the ball downfield in transition and kept a focused attack for the Americans.
WARSAW - White eagles can be seen most everywhere in Poland. They are found on public buildings, monuments and war memorials, on Polish ships at sea, on government stationery, coins and paper money, on numerous souvenirs and emblems, most everywhere except in nature. Except for the extremely rare occurrence of an albino, nothing similar to the Polish White Eagle is ever encountered in the wild or even in captivity.
Czwarta rocznica istnienia „Czasu Polskiego” była okazją do hucznego balu, jaki odbył się w minioną sobotę, 11 czerwca, w Amerykańsko-Polskim Centrum Kulturalnym w Troy. Jest nam niezwykle miło, że mogliśmy ten niezapomniany wieczór spędzić w tak wspaniałym gronie! Dziękujemy naszym wszystkim gościom, którzy mamy nadzieję, byli zadowoleni i bawili się wyśmienicie.
Before attempting to answer the question posed above and illustrating it with two separate “case studies”, first let’s define our terms. By Pol-Am I mean a US-born American of Polish extraction rather than someone from Poland who has spent several or maybe even a dozen or more years in America and is planning to return to Poland in their old age. The latter usually still has firm roots in Poland, family ties, childhood friends and familiar surroundings to go back to. A Polonian born and raised in the US usually has looser ties to the Old Country which may resemble a foreign country more than a homeland.
DETROIT - ‘Paws’ was front and center as he entertained the announced crowd of 34,046 on a misty Friday evening, May 27. The animated mascot of the Detroit Tiger’s was dressed in colorful Polish folk-wear. It was a highlight as young and old approached to touch and talk with the popular cheerleader. The color, music and dancing were part of the pre-game festivities for the 41st annual Polish American Night at Comerica Park.
PLYMOUTH, MI-- The grounds were spectacular and the setting was grand. After more than 30 years of celebrating automobiles, design and fashions at Meadow Brook Hall on the campus of Oakland University, the Concours d’Elegance of America relocated to The Inn at St John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. The 2011 Concours, now on the grounds of the former Detroit Archdiocese seminary has a location that offers more space and support buildings.
The Inn at St John’s has 197 acres of rolling grounds for showcasing the world-class automobiles that traditionally grace the Concours. The convenient hotel at the Inn at St. John’s provides meeting rooms, banquet halls and an adjacent golf facility. This was perfect for the outreach seminars for the classic auto enthusiasts.
The Friends of Polish Art proudly announced and presented its scholarships for 2011 on Friday, May 20 at 7:30 pm at the General Meeting of the Friends of Polish Art at the American Polish Cultural Center in Troy.
The Scholarship Committee consisting of Elżbieta Mścichowska, Dan Samul, Walt Stasinski, Jane Wojtan and Carolyn L. Meleski, Chair, met on April 14th and has chosen six students as recipients for the Frank Filipek Scholarships as well as for the Lillian and Chester Mitchell Fine Arts Scholarship.
At the time that the Filipek Scholarships were initiated with the Friends of Polish Art, Mr. Filipek asked that the five $ 1,500 scholarships be awarded in the memory of designated individuals. The well-deserving recipients are noted as follows: Anna Cwalina received a scholarship in the memory of Frank and Sophie Filipek.
- Polish Alliance Dancers and Polanie present 48th Anniversary Recital (20/2011)
- A passion for rowing unites the heart of community and church (19/2011)
- PAC Federal Credit Union Celebrates 35th Anniversary (19/2011)
- A stare connects a student and a beatified pope (18/2011)
- Educational Panels on Saturday, June 25, to Highlight FF Along With Full Length Features
- LITTLE OF PULASKI BUT MYTH (16-17/2011)
- World Class Soccer in Detroit with Wondolowski, Lichaj and Klukowski
- Rafalski Retires, Had Spectacular NHL Career
- Blessing of Polish American Dance Ensembles (15/2011)
- Wieliczka’s “Spring Spectacular” (15/2011)