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Lira Christmas Concerts Cancelled. We just received word from the Lira office in Chicago that the shows at Warren Woods Community Auditorium in Detroit (Dec. 8, 2017) and the Center for the Arts at the University of Buffalo (Dec. 9, 2017) have been cancelled. For more information, visit the Lira website at http://www.liraensemble.org/.

 

IN THIS MONTH'S WEB EDITION:

 

NEWSMARK

     

    POLISH TREE TO GRACE ST. PETER’S SQUARE. A 28-meter (92 foot) tall spruce is Poland’s gift to the Vatican this year, continuing a tradition pioneered by the late Polish Pontiff, now St. John Paul II.

     

    INSPECTION REVEALS CAUSE OF CHOPIN’S DEATH. In what might have appeared to be a secret ritual under the cover of night, a group of Polish genetic and forensic experts were permitted to inspect the heart of Poland’s world-renowned composer, Fryderyk Chopin.

     

    … AND STAY HOME. White nationalist Richard Spencer abandoned plans to speak in Poland after the Polish Foreign Ministry informed him he wasn’t welcome.

     

    SKLODOWSKA-CURIE’S LEGACY EXAMINED. An international meeting in Warsaw studied the legacy of two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Sklodowska-Curie during 150th anniversary of her birth.

     

EDITORIAL

    Welcome a Guest, Welcome God

FEATURE

    The Peasant-style Wigilia of our Ancestors

BOOK REVIEWS

    Buffalo and the Presidents: An Account of the Presidents’ Connections to the Queen City, Including Their Visits to the Area by Martin S. Nowak

     

    The Christmas Miracle in Kolendy by Helen Gwozdz Miller

IN THIS MONTH’S PRINT EDITION

  • Wigilia Uncovered: Lesser-known and Obscure Dishes of Poland
  • Polish Christmas Lore
  • Christmas in Greenpoint’s Polonia
  • Christmas – A Great Time to Add to your Family History
  • This Christmas: A gift of Polish Heritage?
  • Christmas Words You Should Know
  • Traditional Wigilia Sweets
  • Spirits of Christmas Past: Chicago’s White Eagle Brewing Company
  • Christmas Traditions Across the Globe
  • Poland’s Independence March – The True Story
  • Piast Institute Demands Apology for SNL’s Racist Characterization of Poles
  • Recalling a Century of Service to America, Poland, and Medicine
  • Dr. Thaddeus V. Gromada Honored In Kraków
  • Christmas Musing and Giving, Giving and Musing 
  • Echoes of Poland Ensemble Concludes 50th Year with Gala
  • Buffalo and the Presidents, and The Christmas Miracle
  • Polish Cinema Abounds
  • Handing Out Christmas Presents to Sports Standouts
  • “Year of Kościuszko” Comes to an End 
  • The Most Wonderful of the Year
  • Ten Questions with Ania Piwowarczyk
  • and more!

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John Paul II

PAPAL POLONICA
The Life and Times of our beloved Saint John Paul II


The list that makes you Polish!

100 THINGS EVERY POLISH AMERICAN SHOULD DO
The list that makes you Polish


Gifts for Easter and all year long!

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Christmas and Easter cards and gifts, Books, Calendars, Polish novelties and much more!


Jestem baranek i nazywam sie Janek!

BUTTER and CHOCOLATE MOLDS
 

 

December 2017 mail
date: November 29

The January 2018 edition will be mailed on or before Dec. 29, 2017

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A  bold new science fiction book by Polish American author Izzy Doroski

The Inverted Mask is a bold new science fiction book by Polish American author Izzy Doroski.  Mystery, Suspense, Action and Romance. 

 IN THE PAJ BOOKSTORE:

A history of the Polish Singers Alliance of America
Polish Folklore and Myth

 

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