Posts Tagged ‘polish culture’

APCC – American Council for Polish culture

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

The Spring Board Meeting of The American Council for Polish Culture (ACPC) was held in Cleveland, Ohio. Members were absolutely delighted by the extensive activities and food extravaganzas, which were hosted by Ben Stefanski, President of the Polish American Cultural Center- John Paul II. Contributions were also made by Thad Cooke, founder of the Jamestown Colony of Poles in Cleveland and George Sobieraj, President of the Cleveland Society of Poles.
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Second Passion of Irena Jarocka

Saturday, January 1st, 2005

The beginnings were quite nightmarish for one of Poland’s most celebrated singers. Irena Jarocka first arrived in the U.S.A. in 1990.  Following her husband to this country, Irena Jarocka left behind everything she loved and held dear in Poland.  She felt hopelessly lost, as have many of us, when she arrived here.  She remembered an active, engaging life of creativity and successful artistic endeavor and longed for her beloved Warsaw.  Alienated, she found her new home bleakly devoid of culture – “just a hole, far from civilization” she would often sob in frustration. She didn’t sing at all for a year, falling into pessimism and deep depression.  She found it difficult to muster a smiling face for the outside world when she went out.

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