Slovenian town plans public beer fountain

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Slovenian Home Kurentovanje


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Thousands of people visited the Slovenian National Home at 6409 St. Clair Ave during the 4th annual Cleveland Kurentovanje celebration. Vendors sold their wares on both floors of the historic hall. There was an abundance of food and drink to help celebrate this special event.

Music on the main stage was provided by the Chardon Polka Band, the Joey Tomsick Orchestra and Patty C and the Guys.

Featuring dance ensembles at intermissions included:
Folklorna Skupina Kres (Slovenian)
Kashtan Dance Ensemble (Ukrainian)
American Zagreb Jr. Tamburitzans (Croatian)
Dragulj Grad Tamburitzans (Dayton) (Croatian)
“Piast” (Polish)
Joyful Inspiration (Dance Ministry)



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Slovenian Headlines

Breaking newsUpdated February 10, 2016 

Calendar of Events

Refugees to Cross Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia without Getting Off Trains
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Visa aims to become market leader in Slovenia
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Head in the clouds: Mesmerising pictures show the extreme winter fog drivers face on a Slovenian highway
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Tom Tom Traffic Hits 50 Globally
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Slovenian Cultural Day February 8

Poster1A delegation from the European Union to the United States in cooperation with the Embassy of Slovenia cordially invite you to an opening night art exhibition and reception to be held on Monday, February 8, 2016 – 6pm to 8pm This program is in conjunction with the Embassy of Slovenia on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Slovenian Independence.SLO25

2175 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20037

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Meta List

MetaSpoštovani / Dear Sir, Madam,

The team behind the Slovenian media network Meta’s list and its web portal for the promotion of science Meta Science visualized Slovenian scientists around the world – who they are, where they work and what their research is all about. The database which is being regularly updated currently consists of more than 250 scientists; most of them are based in the United States. If you know of a researcher that is missing on the map, let them know at Thank you!

ChartNa spletni strani Meta Znanost, ki je namenjena promociji znanosti, je ekipa medijske mreže Metina lista vizualizirala slovenske znanstvenike in znanstvenice po svetu – kdo so, na katerih znanstveno-raziskovalnih ustanovah delujejo in s čim se ukvarjajo. V bazi, ki jo sproti posodabljajo, je trenutno več kot 250 imen, od tega največ prav v ZDA. V kolikor poznate ime in kontakt slovenskega znanstvenika oz. raziskovalca, ki na spletni strani še ni predstavljen oz. ste to vi sami, prosim pošljite informacije na e-mail naslov Najlepša hvala!

Link to the website:
Povezava do spletne strani:



Nuška Zakrajšek
Strokovna sodelavka za kulturo, javno diplomacijo, izobraževanje in medije

Veleposlaništvo Republike Slovenije v
2410 California Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
T: +1 (202) 386 66 21


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Commander of U.S. Air Force operations in Europe and Africa, Gen. Frank Gorenc, is concerned about the buildup of Russian missile defenses, saying they threaten NATO military access to airspace in Europe.

General Gorenc was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He has commanded a fighter squadron, an operations group, two wings, the Air Force District Washington, and a component Numbered Air Force. General Gorenc has served in numerous positions at Air Combat Command, the Air Staff, the Joint Staff, and at US European Command/Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director, Air Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

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Cleveland Slovenian Ski Club

Holiday Valley



Sunday, January 17, 2016 through Monday, January 18th, 2016 Seneca Allegany Resort/Holimont overnight trip is sold out! Thank you kindly for all those who registered early. We are all looking forward to finally getting out on the slopes.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 is our popular one-day bus trip to Holiday Valley, NY. The bus departs at 6 am. The $85 cost includes a round trip motor coach, along with an 8 hr. full access lift pass. Children between the ages of 7-11 enjoy a discounted price of $70; children 6 and under ski for free!! Non-skiers and boarders are also welcome to join for only $30. Deadline for registration and full payment for the Holiday Valley trip is February 6, 2016. This trip is very popular and usually gets filled up fast. The bus is 1/3 full at this time! Reservations are first come, first serve, and spaces are limited. You are not considered registered unless your payment is included.

Please send a check payable to:
Cleveland Slovenian Ski Club
111 E. 214th St.
Euclid, OH 44123

Please include the following information for EACH person: First and Last Name, Age, Home Address, Cell Phone, E-mail, Pick One: (a) Skier (b) Boarder (c) Bus ride only.

Note: I missed the deadline for the January issue of the Slovenian American Times, so you won’t find the above in this month’s paper. February issue will be the start of the earlier publishing date and will have the reminder. Register early please so you don’t miss out.

Let it snow!

Christy Vidmar

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Cleveland Kurentovanje


February 6, 2016 “Cleveland Kurentovanje” a Slovenian tradition and festive event just before the start of the season of Lent. A parade will usher in the festivities along East 55th and St. Clair Avenue, to Slovenian National Home at East 64th street and St. Clair Avenue. Watch the parade and join in this wonderful and colorful event in the heart of the St.Clair Avenue neighborhood!

For more information, visit the festival’s official website

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Maškarda Cleveland, Ohio



MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION. Our annual Maškarada or Masquerade Dinner/Dance will be on Friday, February 5th in the parish hall. Donation is $25 for adults, $13 for children ages 6 to 18 and those under the age of 6 have free admittance. Costumes are always very welcome. For reservations, please call the rectory office at 216-761-7740

MAŠKARADA. Naša vsakoletna Maškaradna večerja s plesom je v petek 5.februarja v žpnijski dvorani. Dar je $25. za odrasle in $13. za mladino od 6 do 18 leta, otroci pod 6. letom imajo vstop prost. Maškare so vedno dobrodošle. Za rezervacije prosimo pokličite župnijski urad na 216-761-7740.


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Joe Cimperman to leave Cleveland City Council

CimpermanDear Friend

I wanted to let you know that this morning an announcement will be made regarding my resignation from Cleveland City Council this Spring.

I am leaving to join the team as President of Global Cleveland and am very excited to work on the effort to bring newcomers, immigrants, and refugees to this great city, the city we all love and call ours. I am also excited to talk about why we are able to welcome people from other places; because the people here in our great community make this a place worthy of welcoming old friends we’ve just met.

It has been the honor of a lifetime serving the great people of ward 3 and learning from you, laughing with you, building with you, growing with you, and taking our city and her amazing neighborhoods to the next level.

When I started running for this job both my parents were alive. They are gone now and I only wish they could see the greatness of a people working together for the common good. Through so much, through elections, and mistakes and tragedies and a life lived we have worked together to pick ourselves up and realize our time and our abilities. In 1997 Downtown had 2000 people living in it and no special improvement district; today we are at 16,000 people and growing with a force of good at the Downtown Cleveland Alliance that does good every day. Ohio City had over 60% commercial vacancy on its main corridors and is now thriving and growing and providing opportunities with less than 5% vacancy now. Over the last 18 years Tremont has increased its residential population by over 4 times what it once was, becoming an example of a community that picks itself up and shows the world how to succeed and live life to its fullest. In Stockyards/Clark Fulton neighborhoods we have begun to welcome refugees and newcomers from all corners of the globe to provide housing for the stranger and a place of love for those coming from affliction. In all of our communities we have been able to provide more services for those in need, more shelter for those without any, more health care and health policy for those battered by disease, and more examples of human compassion for all of our sisters and brothers.

I am proud of what we have done and grateful to have been able to do it with you.

I’m not going far, I will assist the new Council person in any way helpful. My cell is still 216-215-6765 and my email is

It’s been amazing and I am so very grateful.

To a better 2016 and a closer Cleveland.



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