John Petkovic’s Hofbräuhaus story reads like the pages of an Ellis Island immigration manifest.  German, Croatian, Serbian, Slovenian and more all represented in Cleveland’s new premier microbrewery. Stop in and for great food music and drink.

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Phil Hrvatin

Beloved Hofbrauhaus hostess connects Cleveland history with beer and smiles JTO_HB

Barbara Pesa joins Joey Tomsick and the Shotskis on stage to sing “In Heaven There is No Beer.” From left, Phil Hrvatin, Joe Stevens, Hank Guzel, Barbara Pesa and Joey Tomsick. In the back on the drums is Jim Penko. (Photo by John Petkovic, The Plain Dealer)

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Embassy of Slovenia – NEWSLETTER

Embassy of Slovenia Washington DC – NEWSLETTER – November 20, 2015

Newsletter_20_11_2015Dear readers,

The past two issues of the embassy newsletter are accessible at: Embassy Newsletter

We hope you will find some interesting and enjoyable reading. At the same time, we will be happy to receive your suggestions and comments. However, please mind that all articles are published at the editor’s discretion.

Best regards,

Embassy of Slovenia

Nuška Zakrajšek


Strokovna sodelavka za kulturo, javno diplomacijo, izobraževanje in medije
Cultural, Press, Educational and Public Diplomacy Officer

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Slovenian Poetry & Arts


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Slovenski Dom – Toronto

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Oktet Oremus


Nov 15 (Sun)  Oktet Oremus  is a vocal group of eight diocesan priests from Slovenia. They will sing at Mass on Sunday November 15th at the Lemont Cultural Center  .  After lunch they will have a concert in the hall (approximately 12:45 to 1:30). Free will donation appreciated. CDs will be on sale.

nedelja, 15. november Skupina osmih škofijskih duhovnikov, oktet Oremus, bo prepevala pri maši, v nedeljo, 15. novembra. Po kosilu bodo imeli v dvorani koncert (približno od 12:45 do 1:30). Vstopnine ne bo, vabimo pa k darežljivosti za prostovoljne prispevke. Na prodaj bodo imeli CD-je.

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Fence Source: Reuters

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Community Partners Show Love to Combat Hunger

Microsoft Word - FOOD DRIVE.docxHunger in Northeast Ohio is a bigger issue than most people think. Cuyahoga County had the highest number of food insecure residents in the state of Ohio in 2013, at approximately 241,400 individuals. Cuyahoga County was also home to the largest number of food insecure children in the state of Ohio, at 66,870 children, according to the Cleveland Food Bank (see more at: By partnering with local organizations in the fight against hunger, the American Mutual Life Association (AMLA) wants to do something about that.

Throughout November, the AMLA will have its annual “Show Your Love” Food Drive in an effort to stock local food banks and pantries for the coming holiday season. This year, the AMLA has partnered with NSL Analytical Services, Inc. and NSL Metallurgical, both located in Warrensville Heights.

“It is part of the AMLA’s mission as a fraternal benefit society to work for the greater good of the community,” says AMLA President, Tim Percic. “Many of our 8,500 members live and work in the area, so it is a lot like neighbors helping neighbors.”

The AMLA is a fraternal benefit society established in 1910 as the Slovenian Mutual Benefit Society as it primarily catered to the needs of Slovenian immigrants to the Cleveland area in the early 1900’s. In the 1960’s the name was changed to the American Mutual Life Association, and today, the AMLA’s focus is life insurance and annuity products with a strong sense of fraternalism for the surrounding community.

The AMLA is getting help in this food drive from NSL Analytical Services, Inc. Both NSL locations are in Warrensville Heights, and have a similar belief in helping to build stronger community. Read the rest of this entry »

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St. Vitus Slovenian School


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Belokranjski Klub – 50


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Balina Tournament


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