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May 3, 1997 |
Michael Dutkowski says he organized the Polish Spring Festival to "keep our traditions alive while trying to live in the American mainstream." For the second year, the extensive Polish community in Southern California is gathering this weekend to celebrate its heritage. The two-day festival begins today at the Pope John Paul II Polish Center in Yorba Linda. The date of the festival commemorates the signing of the original Polish constitution in 1791, Dutkowski said.
September 22, 1994
Members of the Pope John Paul II Polish Center in Yorba Linda dressed in colorful native dress to celebrate Dozynki, the traditional Polish harvest festival, Saturday and Sunday. In Sunday's harvest processional, participants wore sequined vests, flowered skirts and silk hair wreaths and carried farm tools and baskets filled with fruits and vegetables to symbolize the bounty reaped in the fields.
September 19, 1991 |
It's easy to check into Lech Walesa Inn. No need to board a plane, pack a passport or stuff your wallet full of zlotys. You just have to drive to Yorba Linda this weekend. The Inn, where patrons are served such cafe fare as czarnina (duck's blood soup) and kiszka (pork and barley sausage), is temporarily on-site at the Pope John Paul II Polish Center. It's one of the many offerings of Dozynki '91, the center's 13th annual harvest festival.
September 17, 1992 |
Even if the only things growing in your garden are dandelions and anthills, you can still participate in an old-fashioned Dozynki harvest festival Saturday and Sunday at the Pope John Paul II Polish Center in Yorba Linda. In the European tradition, people wearing colorful costumes and silk-flower wreaths will carry farm tools and baskets of the earth's bounty in a harvest processional beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
August 30, 1987 |
Less than three weeks before Pope John Paul II arrives in Southern California, representatives of Solidarity from across California gathered Saturday to form a statewide chapter of the outlawed Polish workers' movement at a Yorba Linda center that bears the pontiff's name.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1990 |
Mission Viejo/Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge 2444 was named an All-American Lodge by the Elks Grand Lodge at its recent convention in Las Vegas. Only six lodges out of 2,400 nationally received the honor. Former Tustin residents Vera and Andrew Billings entered the Lake Forest Nursing Center in El Toro by wheelchair to attend a party celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary.