Posts Tagged ‘Poland’

St. Stan’s Still Providing Sports for Kids After Twenty Years

St. Stan’s Still Providing Sports for Kids After Twenty Years

BY IAN THOMSON
Frank Carbone’s push to expand the league’s online presence saw this year’s race drawing a record 449 runners—123 more than last year’s previous high—and netting $5,000 in entrance fees that will pay for sports equipment, gym utility bills and countless trophies and medals for the league’s participants.


Preparing for the Pulaski Day Parade

Preparing for the Pulaski Day Parade

BY IAN THOMSON
While previous Pulaski Day parades focused on a central theme, this year’s event broke with tradition to commemorate a number of different landmarks. Jennifer Costa, vice-president of the General Pulaski Memorial Parade Committee—the organization that runs the event—explained that the 2009 parade was honoring, among others, the 70th anniversary of the Nazi/Soviet invasion of Poland, the 65th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, and the 20th anniversary of the end of communism in Poland.


Changing Demographics Leads to Diversity in Greenpoint School

Changing Demographics Leads to Diversity in Greenpoint School

BY IAN THOMSON

“The world is a diverse community, and this school is a microcosm of the world.”


Maspeth Teens Serving Notice of Tennis Dreams

Maspeth Teens Serving Notice of Tennis Dreams

BY IAN THOMSON
Poland has never been known for its tennis players. Since Wimbledon hosted the first major tennis tournament in 1877, only one player born in the country has reached a Grand Slam singles final—her name was Jadwiga Jędrzejowska. She reached the women’s finals of Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the French Open in the late 1930s; she lost on all three occasions.