Odbor Slovenske pristave prireja vrtno veselico za Labor day weekend v soboto popoldne 2. septembra.  Vrata se odprejo ob 3:30 in za ples in zabavo igra ansambel Novi Spomini.  Točilnica pijač bo odprta ob 4. uri, kuhinja vam bo postregla s hrano od  4:30. ure dalje.  Če bo lepo vreme bo plavalni bazen odprt od opoldne do 6. ure zvečer.

Pridite in sprostite se na tem lepem kraju, zabavajte se in zaplešite ob zvokih glasbenikov.


The Board of Slovenska Pristava will host a Labor Day picnic on Saturday September 2nd.  Doors  open at 3:30 PM with music by Ansambel Novi Spomini.  The bar will be open at 4:00 PM and the kitchen will be open at 4:30.

If the weather cooperates  the pool will also be open from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Members and friends welcome to attend this  fun filled evening with friends and our music.

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Slovenian Cultural Garden


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Slovenian Cultural Garden

Several weeks ago we hired contractors to clean and repair stonework, landscape, add electrical access near the Baraga bust and repair the fountain.

Recently with the help from the City of Cleveland Department of Water we replaced a gate valve and curb stop valve with new brass ball valves. Water access has been restored to the Slovenian Cultural Garden.

The Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation will host One World Day on August 27, 2017. The Parade of Flags begins at 12:00 in front of our garden.

We need volunteers at our site to stamp passports Travel around the world at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on August 27th’s 72nd Annual One World Day. Pick up a copy of your Passport to Peace at the VA Parking Lot, Metroparks and Information Booth and visit the gardens, learn a language or some small activities, after completion, you will receive a stamp/sticker for cultural activities and another sticker/stamp for eating the food provided by the Gardens.

It would be great to have members of our community in narodne noše. What is a party without musicians and dancers? We now have electric service at our site for amplifiers, microphones and lights.
Please share this message with your friends and Slovenian heritage organizations.

Program booklet

Lep pozdrav,

Phil Hrvatin
President – Slovenian Cultural Garden Association
Cell 440-666-3300

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Goreči Škof


FILM “GOREČI ŠKOF” about Slovenian Bishop Anton Vovk and candidate for sainthood, will be  shown in the school cafeteria next Sunday, August 13th at 11:30 a.m. This film is the work of Director David Sipoš who captures not only the tragic attempt to set Bishop Vovk on fire in Novo Mesto by agents of the communist regime after World War II, but his burning dedication to the Church and people of Slovenia. Join us next Sunday for this film presentation. Coffee and donuts will also be served.

FILM “GOREČI ŠKOF” o slovenskem škofu Antonu Vovku in svetniškemu kandidatu bo predstavljen v šolski dvorani v nedeljo 13. avgusta ob 11:30 dopoldan. Film je delo direktorja Davida Sipoš. On ni ujel samo tragični poizkus zažgati škofa Vovka v Novem mestu od agentov komunisticnega režima po II Svetovni vojni, ampak tudi njegovo gorečo posvetitev Cerkvi in slovenskemu ljudstvu. Lepo vabljeni.

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Polka Hall of Fame 14th Sausage Festival

Non-Stop Music and Munching
Polka Hall of Fame 14th Sausage FestivalPolka Hall of Fame Sausage Fest 2017
Wednesday, September 13
SNPJ Farm, Kirtland, Ohio

Who takes the crown for Sausage King or Queen? You decide when you vote at the 14th annual Slovenian Sausage Festival, hosted by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame, Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Your favorite polka bands and sausage-makers converge at SNPJ Farm for eight hours of non-stop music and munching, from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.

It’s polka music’s top sausage party! Dance to thirteen Cleveland-Style orchestras, including Hall of Famer Fred Ziwich, the Button Box Divas, Anthony Culkar, Frank Stanger, Aaron Dussing, the Western Pennsylvania SNPJ Button Box Club, the Summit Button Boxers, Kathy Hlad, Ron Likovic, Patty C and the Guys, and the Button Box Band of the Year, the Fairport Jammers. More bands to be announced.

Bring your accordion and jam along. Sample smoked Slovenian sausages from several makers and then make your tastiest choice. More sausages, treats and refreshments await you between musical numbers. The 2017 Klobasa Crown is presented at 7:00 p.m.

SNPJ Farm is at 10946 Heath Road in Kirtland, Ohio, off Chardon Road (Route 6), three miles east of Route 306 and six miles west of Route 44. Get your advance ticket, $10 through the Polka Hall of Fame, 605 East 222nd Street, Euclid, next to Euclid City Hall. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 4:00. $12 dollars, day of event. 18 and under free. Call (216) 261-FAME. Online at

National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame & Museum

605 East 222nd Street • Euclid, Ohio 44123

(216) 261-FAME (3263) • Toll-Free: 1 (866) 66-POLKA • Fax: (216) 261-4134



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Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Harvest Polka Party


When the autumn leaves start to turn, it’s time to take a turn on the dance floor at the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Harvest Polka Party, Friday, October 6th , at the Croatian Lodge Party Center, in Eastlake, Ohio. It’s an elegant evening of the finest Cleveland-Style polkas and waltzes with two popular bands, the Frank Stanger Orchestra and Klancnik and Friends, plus a surprise polka CD premiere.

Come for dinner and stay for the dance, 5:30 to 11:00. Enjoy hearty fall fare, such as schnitzel dinners, sausages and many nationality treats catered by Dubrovnik Gardens. Try your luck at the Slovenian raffle – you may go home with one or more of thirty sumptuous gift baskets.

Thrill to a world premiere as the Polka Hall of Fame presents a new limited-edition CD of classic tunes by a Cleveland-Style Polka legend. Be the first to get your autographed copy.

Both Frank Stanger and Eddie Klancnik have been honored as Band of the Year , as voted by Polka Hall of Fame members. They’ll deliver a repertoire of hot polkas sure to melt the frost off any pumpkin.

The Croatian Lodge is located on Lake Shore Boulevard at Route 91-Som Center Road. Get your advance ticket, $10 through the Polka Hall of Fame, 605 East 222nd Street, Euclid, next to Euclid City Hall. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 4:00. $12 dollars at the door. 18 and under free. Call (216) 261-FAME. Online at

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ST. MARY SUMMER PICNIC will be at Slovenska Pristava on August 20th. We will begin with Mass at 12:30 p.m., followed by a delicious roast beef and chicken dinner ($15 for adults & $8 for children) as well as barbecue pork dinners. Music will be provided by Veseli Godci for your listening and dancing pleasure. There will be our famous International Biergarten with Italian sausage and peppers. We will also have a Bake Sale, Chinese Auction, Children’s Games, as well as food and refreshments throughout the day. The pool and balinca courts will also be open. Please, if you have not yet picked up your raffle tickets, do so today after Mass by the parking lot entrance of the church. We ask that you either buy or sell all of the tickets. Grand Prize Raffle will be at 7:00 p.m. Please join us for a day of fun and invite your family and friends.

PIKNIK NAŠE ŽUPNIJE, bo v nedeljo 20. avgusta 2017 na Slovenski pristavi. Začeli bomo z mašo ob 12:30 popoldan, sledi kosilo z govejo pečenko/piščancem ($15 za odrasle in $8 za otroke). V mednarodnem Biergartnu bodo vam postregli z mrzlim pivom, hamburgerji ali talijanskimi klobasami s papriko. Kuhinja in točilnica bosta odprti ves dan za hrano in pijačo. Oltarno društvo bo pripravilo prodajo peciva. Imeli bomo tudi Kitajsko loterijo, igre za otroke in bazen bo tudi odprt. Muziko za ples in zabavo bodo poskrbeli Veseli godci. Lepo prosimo če še niste vzeli vaših srečk za žrebanje na pikniku, ki so v veži pri zakristiji če to storite danes po maši. Prosimo, da prodaste vse, ali sami kupite za dober uspeh piknika. Vabimo, da se nam pridružite in povabite tudi vašo družino in prijatelje za lep zabaven dan na Slovenski pristavi v nedeljo 20. avgusta.

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PM Cerar's call for members to the Council of Slovenians Abroad 2017

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Roglic continues unlikely journey with Tour de France stage win
By Barry Ryan July 20, 2017 Tour de FranceRoglic

Primoz Roglic is a man of few words. His unlikely journey from junior ski jumping world champion to the professional peloton may be one of the most remarkable stories in cycling, but Roglic is not one to wax lyrical about it, not even after becoming the first Slovenian to win a stage of the Tour de France.

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A Coffee Lover’s Guide To Ljubljana, Slovenia


A Coffee Lover’s Guide To Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Kate Robinson July 17, 2017
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