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By Mike Giuliano | November 7, 2013
If you are not familiar with the Meccorre String Quartet, you are not alone. This Polish classical music group is coming to Columbia as part of its first tour of North America. It performs for the Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. Formed in 2007, the group already has done extensive European touring and hence seems primed to bring a satisfying program to audiences on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. The upcoming program promises to be well-balanced in terms of the quartet repertory.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Walter T. "Lucky" Stankowski, the retired owner of a Fells Point tavern and package-goods store known for its Saturday afternoon music-making sessions, died of cancer June 17 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Highlandtown resident was 89. Born in Baltimore on Eastern Avenue, he was the son of Walter Stankowski, who owned a family bar, and the former Vera Litwinski, a homemaker. "He got the name Lucky because when he got into little situations, he would always get out," said his daughter, Margaret Harrison of Ocean City . Mr. Stankowski attended St. Stanislaus School and was a 1943 graduate of Patterson Park High School.
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February 10, 1994
WARSAW, Poland -- Witold Lutoslawski, 81, a modern classical composer who led the emergence of contemporary Polish music after World War II, died Monday in Warsaw.Composer Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the leaders of the Polish school who followed Mr. Lutoslawski, called his death an enormous loss for Polish music. "This death cannot be expressed, as the man who created the great part of Polish 20th-century music has gone," Mr. Penderecki told the PAP news agency.Mr. Lutoslawski created a unique style in modern classical music, considered by many to be equal to that of Claude Debussy and Bela Bartok.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  LAPIDARY If you want to praise a piece of prose as precise, clear, and glowing jewel-like, a word to reach for is lapidary .  From the Latin  lapis , "stone," lapidary  (pronounced LAP-uh-der-ee) means displaying elegance, polish, and craftsmanlike precision, like an inscription on stone.  You may recall Samual Johnson's remark about the accuracy of epitaphs: "In lapidary inscriptions a man is not on oath.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,Sun Staff Writer | May 13, 1995
The nice ladies of Polish National Alliance Council No. 21 were ladling ginger snap gravy over potato dumplings at their Eastern Avenue headquarters yesterday afternoon.For $4.50, diners at the club's monthly hot dinner got three big pieces of sour beef, a heavy pair of dumplings, a roll with butter and red beets."Very good," said Delores Bird, who traveled from Dundalk for the treat.Said Frank Ament, who accompanied Ms. Bird to Fells Point for a little dancing at the Joseph Center before dinner, said: "Everything is just as nice as you want it."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 10, 2005
BERLIN -- A former labor activist from the Solidarity trade union appeared to have come in first in Poland's hotly contested presidential election yesterday, but exit polls indicated that he would not win the majority he would need to avoid a runoff in two weeks. Donald Tusk, 48, an unabashed free-market supporter who advocated a 15 percent flat tax for Poland, received 38.4 percent of the vote, according to exit polls last night commissioned by Polish state television. The official vote tally was not expected until today.
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By Kay Withers and Kay Withers,Special to The Sun | December 7, 1990
WARSAW, Poland -- The bitter Polish presidential election campaign drew to a close last night after a final week of what a Warsaw daily termed "the political gutter."An extraordinarily hostile and coordinated campaign was waged against the outsider who in the first round Nov. 25 unexpectedly eliminated Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki from this weekend's runoff and demonstrated to Poland's new, post-Communist leadership just how tenuous is its grip on power.The Solidarity labor movement, which has run the country for more than a year, mobilized state institutions, a faithful press, an allegedly apolitical church and undemocratic extremists to oppose mysterious emigre Stanislaw Tyminski, whose popularity at the polls threatened Solidarity leader Lech Walesa's ascension to the presidency.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 12, 1995
ROZALIN, Poland -- Tadeusz Bojanowski was up at dawn to check on his cows when the private army of Krystyna Krysowska rolled by in a fleet of red cars. The cars stopped, doors slammed, and Mr. Bojanowski watched 16 armed men advance to the gates of a neighboring estate. They seized the place without firing a shot.That was nearly two years ago. This month Mr. Bojanowski may finally see the last of the hired guns go home if, as expected, the nation's highest court declares Ms. Krysowska the winner in a long-running dispute over the 175-acre estate she took by force.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr | October 1, 1990
They turned out along Eastern Avenue yesterday to see a parade. It didn't much matter who the parade was commemorating. Few of the onlookers in Highlandtown had any idea who Casimir Pulaski was, even though Baltimore city's fathers named a street and a highway after him."I didn't know him," came a matter-of-fact response from Margaret J. Leon, sweeping up debris from the gutter in front of her house in the 2300 block of Eastern Avenue after the parade had passed."Only Pulaski I know is . . . a big lawyer downtown," said Bill Reel, 62, a retired house painter from Fells Point who watched the procession from a set of shaded steps leading to Patterson Park.
BUSINESS
By John H. Gormley Jr | May 15, 1991
Polish Ocean Lines, one of the most important steamship lines in the port of Baltimore, has no plans to shift vessels to Hampton Roads, Va., now that the line has received permission to call there.Until last week, 12 militarily sensitive ports in the United States, including Hampton Roads, were off limits to vessels from Eastern bloc nations. On May 8, President Bush lifted that prohibition on ships from Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania.Krzysztof Tyc, the senior representative for POL in North America, said yesterday that while he welcomed the decision, he did not expect the line to shift ships from Baltimore to Hampton Roads.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2014
By a strike to the jaw or by a submission on the ground, in 25 seconds or 25 minutes, Jon "Bones" Jones was going to win Saturday night. That was the consensus reached as UFC 172 neared, and it was not an unfair one. He is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and the allure of his fights, for as one-sided and almost unfair as they are, now seems to be in what he will say before or after them. His results have otherwise spoken for themselves. That was the case last week, when UFC's poster boy, fighting out of Endicott, N.Y., spoke of having a hometown advantage in his light-heavyweight title bout against Glover Teixeira inside Baltimore Arena.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
Fran Klees from Dowagiac, Mich., was looking for a recipe for Polish sauerkraut and sausage that contains vinegar and sugar as well as other traditional seasonings and is made in a slow cooker. I was a little surprised that I didn't receive any responses from readers to Klees' request, but with a little research I had no trouble finding several recipes that fit the bill. I decided to test a recipe from a food blog called Foodie Smash, written by Ashlee Warzin from El Paso, Texas.
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By Mike Giuliano | November 7, 2013
If you are not familiar with the Meccorre String Quartet, you are not alone. This Polish classical music group is coming to Columbia as part of its first tour of North America. It performs for the Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. Formed in 2007, the group already has done extensive European touring and hence seems primed to bring a satisfying program to audiences on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. The upcoming program promises to be well-balanced in terms of the quartet repertory.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2013
Mary Mossman of Baltimore was looking for a recipe for making Polish pumpkin soup with dumplings. She said her grandmother came from Poland and taught her mother Polish cooking, and this soup was a favorite of hers. She was hoping someone would be able to share a recipe for the traditional Polish version of the soup. Jean Suda of Timonium had two grandmothers who came to the U.S. from Poland in the early 1900s, and she has a collection of her mother's and grandmother's recipes, as well as several good Polish cookbooks that she uses regularly.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2013
Dan and Louise Runion of Clarksville may be humble antiques and art dealers working out of a bedroom-size cubicle in Frederick, but they're big in Poland. Lately they've been featured in Polish newspapers, television and radio, and were welcomed by the Polish ambassador in Washington for a champagne toast as thanks for donating six lithographs by an artist who became prominent in Europe between the world wars. Chalk it up to charity, accident and a discerning eye for art. "This was one of those remarkable finds," said Louise Runion.
NEWS
July 30, 2013
Culinary skills honed at a young age can produce satisfying - and yummy - results. Just ask Charlotte Corcoran's family about the tasty "homemade, not frozen," chicken nuggets corn salsa and salad, the 9-year-old made recently. "I like to cook," Charlotte said simply. So does Jeremiah James, 11, a Mount Washington Middle/Elementary School seventh grader, whose specialties are ribs and chicken and favorite TV cooking show is "Iron Chef America. " "I might be a chef," he said about a possible future occupation.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | July 8, 2003
Alfred B. Wisniewski, a retired bar owner who led the effort to build a Polish World War II memorial in Baltimore, died of cancer Thursday at the Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center in Baltimore. The Fells Point resident was 80. Born in Baltimore and raised on Chester Street, he graduated from Holy Rosary Parochial School before attending Polytechnic Institute. He worked briefly at the Glenn L. Martin aircraft plant in Middle River before enlisting in the Navy and serving in North Africa during World War II. Returning to Baltimore, he purchased Eddie's Cafe, a once-popular waterfront tavern at Pratt and South streets.
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By Kay Withers and Kay Withers,Special to The Sun | November 22, 1990
WARSAW, Poland -- A public opinion survey showing that a mysterious Canadian of Polish origin has outstripped Poland's prime minister in the race for the Polish presidency sent waves of panic through political circles here yesterday.The poll, taken last weekend by the government organization CBOS, showed that Solidarity leader Lech Walesa still led the field of six candidates. But his lead, once commanding, had been whittled down to a rating of only 27 percent, far short of the 50 percent needed to win outright Sunday and avoid a second round of voting Dec. 9.The revelation, however, concerned second place, previously occupied by Solidarity Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2013
Infinity Theatre Company is capping its third season with a polished production of a largely unknown gem, "She Loves Me," continuing into early August. Co-producing artistic directors Anna Roberts Ostroff and Alan Ostroff present a musical with a large score of 20 enchanting songs. This classic romance premiered on Broadway in 1963 and is a perfect blending of music, words and story by composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick. Those names should be familiar: They created "Fiddler on the Roof," which arrived on Broadway one year later.
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By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
Viola Brown from Indiana was looking for an easy recipe for making Polish cabbage. Brown said that she is 82 years old and doesn't have much of an appetite anymore, but that certain foods, like good cooked cabbage, still appeal to her. Jeanette Lehman from Glen Burnie shared her recipe for Polish sweet cabbage. She said the recipe comes from her mother, who emigrated from Poland, married and began making the dishes she remembered from her childhood. While her mother did not write her recipes down, Lehman said how blessed she was growing up with her mother as her teacher and that she has been able to duplicate some of her recipes just from her memory of how they tasted.
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