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Open Letter to Polonia from the Orchard Lake Schools

To Our Polish Community and other supporters: We live in contentious times in which one of the most commonly used words is “polarized.” It is true of our local, national, and international politics; and it is true of our Polish community surrounding the Orchard Lake Schools. It seems as though in order to be heard, people think they need to use extreme language and make personal accusations, which overshadows policy disagreements. Truth has become a…

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Dr. John Radzilowski Receives ACPC Distinguished Service Award

On Friday, July 29, 2022, the American Council for Polish Culture (ACPC) awarded Dr. John Radzilowski the 2022 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his leadership and scholarly research in Polish and Polish American history. Radzilowski has served as the Director of the Polish Institute of Culture & Research at the Orchard Lake Schools, one of the most prominent Polish organizations in the United States, since June 1, 2022.   “The ACPC Distinguished Service Award brings attention to the Polish Institute…

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Statement Regarding Library Collections at Orchard Lake

Due to the closing of SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, the library collections of the AdamCardinal Maida Alumni Library are currently undergoing a major change in status. The librarydeveloped over many years to the serve the needs of the Seminary and the former St. Mary’sCollege. Because these two institutions are closed or closing, the library collections will alsoneed to change their focus. The Orchard Lake Schools will continue to hold the vast majority of the…

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Polish Mission – Ukrainian Relief Fund to Aid Ukrainian Refugees in Poland

Orchard Lake, MI – As the Polish Institute of Culture & Research emerges in Polonia, it is already making a difference through the creation of its Polish Mission—Ukrainian Relief Fund. “When our organization began planning our art collection reemergence within Polonia, we were touched by an international crisis,” said Ania Bieciuk, Administrator for Polonia Affairs, “and we knew we could help make a difference for Ukrainian refugees seeking safety in Poland from Russian aggression.” The…

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