St. Peter Lithuanian Parish in Boston – New Challenges

By Father Stephen Žukas. St. Peter Lithuanian Parish in South Boston was established in 1895. Its church was built in 1901. The majority of its Lithuanian parishioners now live outside the neighborhood in surrounding suburbs or even in neighboring states. On September 21st, the parish celebrated its 110 year jubilee. Simona ...

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Memories of a Lithuanian July

By DALIA SHILAS. “The day of the Dance festival was spectacular, but most of my best memories are from the three days of rehearsal,” stated Sambūris dancer, Eglė Šležas. “It was a great way to meet dancers from different countries and take note of their rehearsal process. This was my first ...

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It’s mushroom and fall fruit time

MUSHROOM AND POTATO SOUP Grybų ir bulvių sriuba 5 Tbsps. butter, divided 2 leeks, chopped 2 large carrots, sliced 6 cups chicken broth 2 tsps. dried dill weed 2 tsps. salt 1 bay leaf 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper 2 lbs. potatoes, peeled and diced 1 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced ...

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The Great war in Lithuania 1914 -1918

By Henry L. Gaidis This August commemorated the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I, one of the bloodiest in history. During the four-year conflict, over nine million combat- ants and seven million civilians died, and the struggle resulted in the demise of several great nation- states. The ...

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A Trip of Lifetime to the Bottom of the Earth

By ALEX VITKUS. Lithuanians claim to have gone global. They now live in all corners of the world, bar one – that vast stretch of earth that is beyond everyone’s grasp – Antarctica. Except for an odd research station or temporary expedition hut, Antarctica has no permanent structures, no towns, no ...

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THE BALTIC DISPLACED PERSON EXPERIENCE

By RIMAS ČERNIUS. “No Home To Go To” was developed by the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture in collaboration with the Chicago Estonian House, the Latvian Folk Art Museum, and the Lithuanian Emigration Institute of Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. On August 24, 2014, the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture ...

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Russia’s psychological warfare – battles without arms

By DR. STASYS BAČKAITIS. Last month representing the Lithuanian American Council as part of the Central and Eastern European Coalition (CEEC) delegation, I met in separate meetings with California Congressman Adam Schiff and Matthew Armstrong Governor of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). The purpose of the meetings was to address ...

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THE BALTIC WAY REMEMBERED

By Vitalis Zaikauskas. Angonita, who first came up with the idea of the Baltic Way? It is hard to give a definitive answer. In May of 1989 it was discussed at the Second Baltic Assembly. I believe that it may have been the Estonian delegation that first suggested the idea. But ...

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Vagabond of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: From Harems of Turkish Sultan to Captivity of Balkan Thief

People in the eighteenth-Century Grand Duchy of Lithuania travelled considerably, but the routes of their journeys were very much determined by the estate they belonged to and their social status. Peasants could only travel within the lands of their seigneur, occasionally visiting relatives owned by neighboring landlords. Petty nobility made ...

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AN AMERICAN WHO WRITES SHORT STORIES ABOUT LITHUANIA

By Daiva Markelis. Wendell Mayo, a native of Corpus Christi, texas, is an accomplished american writer. over one hundred of his short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including Yale Review, Harvard Review, Missouri Review, Boulevard, Prism International, and others. he is the author of four short story collections. ...

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