Pride in Our Heritage

The Polish American Journal proudly joins Polish American organizations, schools, churches, libraries, and cultural groups throughout the United States in celebrating Polish American Heritage Month. As Polish Americans, we have so many outstanding accomplishments of which we can be proud. The most influential religious leader on Earth, Pope John Paul II, shares our heritage. Throughout the 1970’s and 80’s Poles stood alone in their struggle for freedom against communist tyranny; they became the beacon of hope for all other Eastern bloc countries and proved it was possible for small countries to receive their national identity and break away from the U.S.S.R. The contributions which Poles have made to science, technology, music, art and literature are outstanding. Yes, indeed we can be proud of our Polish American heritage. Continue reading…


If you didn’t have a chance to attend the Echoes of Poland concert on Sunday, May 30th at the Ohio Theater, you missed a real Polish treat.  All areas of Poland were represented in dance, song, music and gorgeous costumes.

The concert began with a beautiful overture played by Kapela. They also opened the second segment of the concert with an instamental piece. Continue reading…


The First Polish Happy Hour, organized by Lidia Ebersole, and sponsored by Polish Pride, Main Stree Bar & Grill, and PACT was a great success. Over 45 people showed up for kielbasa, Polish beer, and Polish Music. The event inspired a feeling of Polish fellowship for everyone attending. Thanks to all who joined in making the first Polish Happy Hour a huge success. Please be sure to check the PACT website for dates and locations of future Polish Happy Hours. Continue reading…


PACT’s Raffle winners were announced on Monday, June 22, 2009. The lucky winners were as follows:

  • First prize of $1,000 was won by Ed Lepiarz
  • Second prize of $500 was won by Tim Brzozka
  • Third prize of a $100 gift certificate to the Fix It Shop was won by Tom Grycza
  • Fourth prize of a $50 gift certificate to Polish Pride was won by Mrs. Mercedes Blaczyk
  • Fifth prize of a $50 gift certificate to Ski’s Restaurant was won by Marty Blaczyk

Thank you to all who supported PACT by buying raffle tickets!

Congratulations to the winners!


Marty Blaszczyk received the first outstanding service award from PACT on October 4th at the Maumee Theatre before the showing of “Katyn”.  Marty was chosen because of his many years of service. Joining Marty was his mother, Mercedes, his father, Frank, and sister, Jan.  Read his story:

I grew up off of Stickeny Avenue in St. Vincent de Paul Parish boundaries. Continue reading…


The 2nd Annual Polish-American golf tournament co-sponsored by Ski’s Polish Restaurant and PACT will be held on Monday, June 22nd at The Legacy Golf Club starting at 9AM.

This is one of the best tournaments anywhere in Northwest Ohio. Not only do you get to play a top-notch course, you get a delicious, traditional Polish feast afterwards at Ski’s Restaurant. The sponsors are offering some valuable tournament prizes as well as door prizes, and everyone who enters the tournament receives a coupon for a FREE golf bag or wedge.


DAVID YONKE SCHEDULED TO SPEAK ON SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2009

The Fr. Robinson Murder Trial

As many people know, last month PACT brought in Denise (she asked us not to use her last name) to Ski’s Restaurant as part of PACT’s lecture series.  She gave her thoughts on how the jury came to a guilty decision in the Fr. Robinson murder trial in 2006. Continue reading…