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The Sporting Life: and We Play Baseball Too!

BY TOM GREGG YOU MAY BE SURPRISED TO know that basketball is very popular here,” a Lithuanian schoolteacher wrote her longtime American pen pal in the early 1970s. “Some of our players are very good.” I know when my mother read this I was surprised. And skeptical. The first generation ...

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Lithuanian Roots: Your Coat-Of-Arms Is Showing: an Outline of Lithuanian Heraldry

By RIMA MEDELIS Your Coat Of Arms Is Showing: An outline of Lithunian Heraldry HERALDRY—- AN OLD WORD DERIVED FROM GREEK -— is the art or science having to do with coats-of-arms. Heraldry is closely related with history, archaeology, numismatics, sphragistics (the study of seals), and particularly genealogy. It helps ...

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Delicious “Kūčios” Recipes: Potato & Herring Salad Bulvių ir Silkių Mišrainė, Fried Marinated Smelts Marinuotos Stintos, Marinated Mushrooms Marinuoti Grybai, Potato Salad Bulvių Mišrainė, Beet Salad Vinagretas

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. DELICIUS “KUCIOS” RECIPES Meatless dishes for a traditional Lithuanian Christmas Eve dinner POTATO & HERRING SALAD Bulviu ir silkiu mišraine 6 large boiled potatoes 1 large dill pickle, diced 3 Tbsps. capers, drained (optional) 3 Tbsps. onions, finely chopped 2 Tbsps. chopped pickledherring fillets ...

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Lithuanian Profiles: Apostle of the Alleghenies

By Albert Cizauskas Apostle of the Alleghenies The first Catholic priest ordained in the United States , who received all his training here, was descended from one of Lithuania’s greatest rulers, Gediminas. Truth is stranger than , fiction and seldom was this more evident than in the life of Father ...

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the Man From ‘Red October’: Jonas Pleškys

by Marijona Venzlauskaite Boyle THE MAN FROM RED OCTOBER When Tom Clancy’s novel “The Hunt for Red October” became a best seller and was made into a successful motion picture starring Sean Connery, everyone believed it was only fiction. Everyone, except Jonas Pleškys, the man on whom the book was ...

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Pick These Tasty Mushroom Recipes: Mushroom Bake Grybų Apkepas, Veal Stew W Ith Mushrooms VeršIena su Grybais, Mushroom Soup (1) Grybų Sriuba, Mushroom Soup (2) Grybų Sriuba, Mushroom Rice Pilaf Grybai su Ryžiais

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. PICK THESE TASTY MUSHROOM RECIPES Fall is mushroom picking time in Lithuania. Forests are bursting with the tasty delicacy and picking it is as much fun as eating it MUSHROOM BAKE Grybu apkepas 1 lb. medium size fresh mushrooms 2 Tbs. butter 1/3 cup ...

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It’s Apple Pickin’ Time: Rice-Stuffed Baked Apples, Apple & Cottage Cheese Pancakes, Apple or Pear Salad, Apple Crisp a La Mode

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. IT’S APPLE PICKIN’ TIME Today you see all kinds of tropical and exotic fruits in stores and markets of Lithuania — bananas, oranges, kiwis, etc. But for centuries, only fruits and berries that grow in northern climates were known. These — and particularly apples ...

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Vytautas the Great

by Tomas A. Michalskis,Ph.D. Vytautas the Great VYTAUTAS THE GREAT (1350- J1430), the eldest son of Birute rand Kestutis was born into a troubled world. It was a time in which the very existence of the Lithuanian people and emerging state were seriously threatened. Internally, Lithuania was both blessed and ...

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Cool Soups: Cold Beet Soup (1), Low-Cal Cold Beet Soup, Cold Beet Soup (2), Chilled Cucumber Pill Soup, Cold Apple Soup

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas COOL SOUPS Although cold soups are not as popular here in America as they are in Europe, a cold soup will cool you off and give you that extra lift and energy during the warm summer days. Europeans have been enjoying cold soups for ...

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Lithuanian Roots: Women’s Names Part Six. Origin and Formation of Lithuanian Surnames

By RIMA MEDELIS Origin and Formation of Lithuanian Surnames Part Six Women’s Personal Names Since names of women did not begin to appear in Lithuanian historical records and documents until much later than those of men, we do not exactly know what types of personal names Lithuanian women used before ...

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