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“Little Lithuania, Usa” Schuylkill County, PA

BY JOHN J. CHERNOSKI (ČERNIAUSKAS) “Little Lithuania, Usa” Schuylkill County, PA THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES THERE ARE NUMEROUS places where a particular ethnic group has long been identified with an area, and names such as “Little Italy,” “Germantown,” “Chinatown,” etc. have become a part of the local fabric. I decided ...

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For your Easter table

BAKED EASTER HAM Keptas Velykų kumpis 1  7–8 lb. fully cooked smoked ham shank 1 cup maple syrup 2 Tbsps. cider vinegar 1 Tbsp. prepared mustard Whole cloves Combine syrup, vinegar and mustard. Place ham, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Pour about ½ cup mixture over ...

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Rimantas Stankevičius 1944 – 1990: Test Pilot Cosmonaut

BY INA BERTULYTĖ BRAY SEPTEMBER 9, 1990. CNN SHOWS A JET FIGHTER slicing the TV screen, vanishing, then — a ball of fire.The announcer calmly reports that a Soviet Sukhoi SU-27 airplane crashed at an air show in Italy, killing the pilot and a bystander, injuring eight. Another disaster with ...

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My Father was a Smuggler

by John Millar (Jonas Stepšis) The two swimmers carefully pushed their water-proof wrapped bundles onto the sloping riverbank and slipped silently out of the water. Shaking themselves like dogs to rid their bodies of as much water as possible, they hurriedly donned the clothes that were secured to the top ...

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Hot drinks for those cold days

On these blustering winter days  (particularly in the northern sections of the country),  there is nothing better to warm you up than a steaming hot drink.  Most of the drinks on this page can be served either hot or cold. MULLED  WINE Vynas  su  prieskoniais 1 bottle sweet red wine ...

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Kunigas Ateina Kalėdot’: Recollections About an On Old Lithuanian Parish and the Christmas-Time Custom That Lithuanian Immigrants Had Brought With Them From the Old Country

By Gloria O’Brien-Kivytaitė. KUNIGAS ATEINA KALĖDOT’ Recollections about an on old Lithuanian parish and the Christmas-time custom that Lithuanian immigrants had brought with them from the Old Country. DURING the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s Brooklyn’s Apreiškimo Parapija (Annunciation Parish) was wellknown as a Lithuanian stronghold. As a “national parish,” without ...

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Holiday Goodies

CRESCENT CAKE WITH FRUIT Riestainis su vaisiais 4 cups flour ½ cup milk 1 oz. yeast 5 Tbsps. melted butter 4 eggs ½ cup sugar 1 cup dried currants 1 cup cut-up dried fruit 2 oz. butter for filling Mix ½ of the flour with warm milk and add yeast ...

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You say potato…we say bulvė

POTATO DUMPLINGS – ”ZEPPELINS” Cepelinai – Didžkukuliai 3 lbs. raw potatoes, peeled and grated 4 cooked potatoes 2 eggs, beaten Salt to taste Put raw potato gratings in a double cheese cloth and squeeze dry. Save the potato liquid, let potato starch settle at the bottom, decant potato liquid and ...

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The Wisterts Alone: Three Lithuanian American Brothers Each Played Football Well Enough to Be Inducted Into the College Football Hall of Fame. That’s a Unique Accomplishment, and Maybe the Heart of Our Story. But Even Taking a Wider View, the Saga of the Eight Member Wistert Family Is Extraordinary.

by Tom Gregg (Grigonis) Three Lithuanian American brothers each played football well enough to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. That’s a unique accomplishment, and maybe the heart of our story. But even taking a wider view, the saga of the eight member Wistert family is extraordinary. ...

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Cold beet soup

RECIPE NUMBER 1 4 cups ice-cold water 2 cups buttermilk 2 cups canned, diced or 3-4 fresh beets, boiled and peeled 2 small cucumbers, peeled and diced 2 hard-boiled eggs, diced ½ cup sour cream Salt and pepper to taste 3 Tbsps. fresh dill, shopped Pinch sugar In a large ...

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