If you are of Polish descent and attending college this fall, you may be eligible for a $1000 scholarship! The Polish American Journal Foundation (PAJF) is a non-profit organization that promotes Polish and Polish American culture and traditions across the country.
1. The early Polish farmers in Suffield and other towns in the northern Connecticut River Valley are credited with rejuvenating the soil that the Yankee farmers had depleted of nutrients. They did that by:
The Polish Heritage Society will meet on Wed. April 3 at 10 a.m. in the Suffield Ambulance Center. Jim Turek will lead a discussion about the Polish farmers who settled here and contributed to the rural beauty of the Suffield community.
Chain migration has been a hot topic in the United States in recent years and it is a sociological pattern that has gone on for centuries. Suffield benefited from it over one hundred years ago when the Poles began to arrive here and resuscitate the overused Connecticut River Valley soil.
The Suffield Polish Heritage Society welcomes anyone in Suffield and the surrounding area who is interested in learning about the Polish Culture and keeping it alive. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from September through June at 10 a.m. Watch for announcements about meetings and other items of interest to Polish Americans on the Facebook group “Suffield Polish Heritage Society.”
The meeting on December 5 will be held at the Suffield Ambulance Center (205 Bridge Street.) With the help of the Felician Sisters from Enfield, we will sing Polish Christmas carols, Kolędy.