Join the Polish Cultural Center in celebrating admirable Poles during the first Polish Hall of Fame award dinner. Locals were nominated by the public and the inductees include Sr. Ann Francis Klimkowski and John Augustyniak in the category of faith, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Smigielski and The Walinski Family (Richard, Thaddeus, Nicholas, and Nicholas Jr.) of family, Pauline Ortyl and Marty Blaszczyk of culture, and Joe Szenderski and Lorraine Kwiatkowski of labor. The ceremony will help support the organization’s efforts to build a Polish Cultural Center, currently under development and in the fundraising stages, to honor our area’s rich history and culture. The NWO Polish Cultural Center Hall of Fame Dinner will be held from 6-9pm on Saturday, November 17 at Brandywine Country Club (6904 Salisbury Rd., Maumee). $75, single ticket. $140, couple. $500, table of eight. For more information, Polish Cultural Center, P.O. Box 291; Waterville. 419-754-3633, polishculturalcenter.org
Interview with three people who are viewing their retirement as an end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one.
For seven years—three as an outstanding center and four as the team’s coach—Greg Puhalski, whose nickname is “The Chief,” was a central figure on the Toledo Storm hockey team.