Thursday, February 16, 2012

THIS SUNDAY! - Slovak Mardi Gras Event (Johnstown PA)

Celebrate carnival at the Slovak Fašiangy (Mardi Gras) February 19 at Venue of Merging Arts (Johnstown, PA). Activities include authentic Slovak bryndza cheese halusky cooking demo, Kamienka travelogue, gallery exhibit, displays, Slovak Imports and more. Halusky and light refreshments will be served. BYOB for 21+ with proper ID. Tickets online at: Eventbrite or at the door.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Slovak-Czech Photography Exhibit Opens February 19

A photography exhibition featuring Central European travel, sites and ancestry will debut February 19 at The Venue of Merging Arts (VOMA) in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The opening reception will be held during the Slovak Fasiangy (Mardi Gras) celebration sponsored in part by SEEP sro. For event details, see Exhibit will be shown in the VOMA gallery through March. See their website for details.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The view is better from up here - Jasna, Slovakia (Low Tatras)

SEEP sro U.S. Director, Ron Donlan claims his spot on a peak in Jasna, Slovakia overlooking the High Tatras during a ski excursion. Enjoy the great outdoors? We can take you there. Contact SEEP sro for more details:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

IN THE NEWS: Slovak heritage will be the center of attention at an upcoming party.

(TRIBUNE DEMOCRAT- JOHNSTOWN, PA) - A Slovak Mardi Gras, or Fasiangy, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 19 at Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The Sustainable Environmental Economic Partnership, a Slovak-American partnership from Kosice, Slovakia, is sponsoring the celebration, said Karen Mesaros, who provides marketing and public relations for the organization.

Authentic Slovak potato haluski cooking demonstrations using bryndza sheep’s cheese will be given by Dennis Ragan of Indiana, Pa.
“He’s a friend and has done demonstrations in Pittsburgh,” Mesaros said. “When we think of haluski, we think noodles and cabbage, but in Slovakia, it’s potatoes and sheep cheese. It’s the national dish in Slovakia.”.....


Monday, February 6, 2012

NEWS STORY: Slovak Mardi Gras to feature cooking, traveling demos (Daily American - Somerset, PA)

Tracing her family's Slovakian roots was something Kay Ann Cober had always wanted to do.

Four years ago, the Berlin resident and former Meyersdale teacher made her dream a reality by traveling to Kamjunka, Slovakia, with her family to visit relatives of her grandparents.

Cober's grandparents came to America in the early 1900s in search of freedom and a better life. Her grandfather, a coal miner, arrived in 1904. Her grandmother arrived four years later. They settled in the Johnstown area.

"They came here in the search of the American dream and they found it," she said. "They passed on a work ethic. They worked hard and they believed in hard work."

Cober, who has been studying her family's genealogy for years, was thrilled with the outcome of her visit to Europe.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pierogi Cookbook Author to Speak at Johnstown Event

Randy Horbal - author and peirogi connoisseur.
Author of Gourmet Perohi & Savory Folklore Sauces, Randy Horbal to speak at SEEP sro Slovak Mardi Gras event Sunday, February 19 at Venue of Merging Arts (Cambria City) in Johnstown PA. Horbal will also have a vendor table showcasing his unique pierogi merchandise as shown above. For more event details, see: