The Lighter Side of Cooking: A night with Chef Andrey Sonevytsky

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – A wide circle of members and friends of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA) Branch 75 of Morris County, N.J. were treated to an afternoon of delightful entertainment this past winter: a Zoom cooking class led by renowned and beloved chef Andrey Sonevytsky of Soyuzivka Heritage Center in Kerhonkson, N.Y.

Mr. Sonevytsky has spent nearly his entire life cooking. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1995 with a degree in Culinary Arts. As part of his credentials, Mr. Sonevytsky interned at three well-known restaurants in New York City: the Tribeca Grill, Montraché and NOBU. Soon after, he started to work at Soyuzivka, training under the mentorship of Andrij Lesiw. Shortly after, Mr. Sonevytsky took over as head chef at Soyuzivka, where has worked since.

Veterans commemorate fallen brethren on Memorial Day at UAV National Monument

SOUTH BOUND BROOK, N.J. – Members of the Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) from locations in the Mid-Atlantic states gathered on Memorial Day, May 31, with dozens of supporters at the Ukrainian American Veterans National Monument, located in front of St. Andrew Memorial Church, to honor the memory of American soldiers of Ukrainian descent who died during their military service throughout the history of the United States of America.

Orthodox hierarchs announce mental health survey and professional directory

SOUTH BOUND BROOK, N.J. – In its Spring 2021 Consistory Circular, the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. – Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel (president of the Consistory) – announced the initiative of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America for a Mental Health Needs Assessment Survey, which was launched on April 7.

Plast to hold limited summer camps in summer 2021

Last summer, the pandemic resulted in the first missed in-person summer camps for Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization in the U.S.A. For many young scouts it meant a quick pivot to virtual camps, thanks to extraordinary efforts by Regional Camping Committees (OTK), creative counselors and parents, and enthusiastic plastuny (scouts). Since then, scouts have been attending virtual weekly meetings, socially distanced meetups with friends, and Zooming with friends and family – anything to connect with those they have dearly missed.