Author: Irene Sawchyn Doll

JEWETT, N.Y. – The Ukrainian community centered around Hunter, N.Y., gathered on August 21 at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church’s Grazhda community hall to commemorate the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s renewed independence. Dr. Irena Sawchyn Doll, who moderated the program, invited Fr. Roman Lytvyniv to open the program with a prayer for the people for Ukraine.  Ms. Sawchyn Doll noted that a year ago the Ukrainian community approached the 30th anniversary of the country’s renewed independence with joy and anticipation that perhaps Ukraine would realize its long-awaited aspiration of becoming a strong, democratic country. Ukraine’s response to the…

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. – More than 50 members of the Ukrainian American community in New Jersey participated in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Morristown, N.J., on March 19 The representatives of the Ukrainian community, who were invited to march in the annual parade by the American Legion Post 59, walked the parade and received an astonishingly emotional and positive response from the very large crowd of spectators. The Morristown parade is the largest of its kind in New Jersey. It has been held since 1991, attracting thousands of participants and onlookers each year. – Irena Sawchyn Doll

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WASHINGTON – More than 1,000 people took part in a rally on March 6 in front of the White House to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked and premeditated war on Ukraine. The group also called for further action to support the people and government of the war-torn country. The rally was the second to be organized in as many weeks by the Ukrainian Congressional Committee of America (UCCA) and the Ukrainian National information Service (UNIS). Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William B. Taylor, Jr., addressed participants of the rally. As did U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who said he…

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. – The Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA), Branch 75 of Morris County, N.J., will host Prof. Lubomyr Luciuk for a book discussion on December 5 at 2 p.m. at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey in Whippany, N.J. Prof. Luciuk is a renowned scholar in the field of Ukrainian studies specializing in the history of the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada and the United States. He is a full professor of political geography at the Royal Military College of Canada. During the event on December 5, Prof. Luciuk will discuss two books. Among them will…

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JEWETT, N.Y. – The Ukrainian community located in and around Hunter, N.Y., gathered here to mark the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s renewed independence with two commemorative programs held at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church’s Grazhda community hall.

In the first event, Tina Peresunko, a Fulbright Scholar from Ukraine who is conducting research in the United States on the history of the Ukrainian Republican Capella (later known as the Ukrainian National Chorus), discussed the organization, cultural diplomacy and the group’s international tours of 1919-1924.

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