Ukrainian embassy officials visit Florida to provide consular services

NORTH PORT, Fla. – Officials from the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States visited North Port, Fla., to provide services to Ukrainian nationals residing in the southeast United States. Kostyantyn Vorona, the head of the embassy’s consular section, and Hanna Babenko, the embassy’s third secretary responsible for adoption, citizenship and registration of permanent residence, were on hand to offer their help. Their two-day visit was extremely successful and productive.

Plast Newark concludes active year with closing ceremony

WHIPPANY, N.J. – The Newark Branch of Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization in the U.S.A. concluded its program for the 2020-2021 year with a formal closing ceremony that was held in person at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey on June 4. The closing ceremony was an opportunity for the scouting group to recognize and reward its members for their accomplishments over the past year.

Ukrainian American from Kansas continues to support UNA projects and urges others to follow suit

NANTUCKET, Mass. – More than 20 years ago, Peter R. Jarosewycz was looking for a way to contribute to the community of Ukrainians in the United States. At the time, Mr. Jarosewycz was a 52-year-old attorney living in Kansas City, Mo., far removed from the larger pockets of Ukrainian Americans in Chicago, New York, New Jersey or elsewhere. But he believed he could still contribute in some way.

Bishop Emeritus Basil Losten celebrates 50th anniversary of episcopal consecration

STAMFORD, Conn. – On May 25 clergy and religious of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford and close friends, including Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak and Bishop Paul Chomnycky, OSBM, gathered in St. Basil Seminary to celebrate the golden anniversary of the consecration of Bishop Basil H. Losten. On that day, 50 years ago, Msgr. Basil H. Losten was elevated to the episcopacy through the imposition of hands by Metropolitan-Archbishop Ambrose Senyshyn of Philadelphia (1961-1977).

Brotherhood and UNA Branch 13 members perform clean-up at Shevchenko monument

TROY, N.Y. – Members of St. Nicholas Brotherhood Society (Branch 13 of the Ukrainian National Association) in Watervliet, N.Y., gathered together to clean up around the Taras Shevchenko Memorial Monument located in the city of Troy, N.Y. In recent years, members of the Brotherhood Society have assumed responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of the Shevchenko monument in the area. The cleaning crew this year included, as seen in the photo from left to right, Mykhailo Oliynyk, Walter Klem, John Uruskyj, John Suchowacki, Mykola Fil, Slavko Tysiak and Victor Holovashchenko.