Sunday, April 18, 2010


Connie Zatkovich McDonald
This past week, Connie Zatkovich McDonald and her husband Tim came all the way from Oregon to visit our center.    Connie is the granddaughter of Gregory Zatkovich.   He was the first governor of Podkarpatska Rus.   This was an autonomous region of Czechoslovakia from 1919 to 1938.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


As we begin to inform you on our Cultural Center, I would like to give you a little background about this blog and how it came to be. 

Mike Bolds and Maria Silvestri
Michael Bolds is one of our members who lives in the present but thinks in the future.  He planted the seed of our blog 12 months ago.  We, lacking his green thumb, were unable to bring the plant to blossom.  A shoot, however, survived.

Tim Cuprisin
Recently we turned to Tim Cuprisin for advice.  After discussing the matter, he wisely concluded that I had no idea what he was talking about.  He suggested that I talk to someone who could speak to analogue minds.

This led me to Maria Silvestri.  She has taken our hibernating shoot and brought it to blossom.  Despite my assistance, she has managed to make this blog a living, growing thing; in the first 24 hours it has sprouted 98 fans on our Facebook fan page. Thanks to all three of these members who have helped create the blog you are reading.  And thank you for following our progress.  

Friday, April 9, 2010

Our Center

Per your request we will be updating you on the renovation and events at our center.
We will post photos of "before" and "after" for comparison.

Please feel free to send your comments/suggestions to: Maryann at
We want to hear from you.