18th Annual Seattle Polish Film Festival

Special guest, actress Katarzyna Figura and Dr. Michal Friedrich (SPFF Artistic Director) smile for the camera at the festival’s opening gala held at Center for Wooden Boats on Lake Union.  She appears in “Wonderful Summer” by Ryzard Brylski.  Also in attendance is director Ryzard Brylski.  Click here to view all the images.

Katarzyna Figura and Dr. Michal Friedrich

 

director Ryzard Brylski

 

 

Seattle Gdynia Sister City celebrates 20th Anniversary

It was a gathering of Seattle Gdynia Sister City members to celebrate 20 years of accomplishments by civilian ambassadors to Gdynia, Poland.  Our special guest was Joanna Leman, Foreign Relations Department Manager, City of Gdynia, Poland. She presented some very special gifts to the association including a lovely glass sculpture congratulating us on our 20 years of service.  Past SGSCA Presidents were recognized and each expressed unique stories pertaining to their involvement.  You can view all the images by clicking here.

SGSCA past presidents gather at Ivar's

Joanna Leman presents gift to Alan Jawarski, SGSCA PresidentGlass sailing ship from Gdynia presented to SGSCA

A blast from the past

Don’t ya just love finding cool stuff?  I was very excited when I got the call from the Fauntleroy Children’s Center saying they had uncovered a chalkboard from 1939 behind some walls they were tearing down.  I ran up there and was just delighted at what I saw.  I could just imagine a room full of little kids taking part in their lesson.  In fact, I wonder who Don Joseph and Larry are?  I understand that one never wanted to find their name on this list….hmmmmm.