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The 14th LithuanianFolk Dance Festivalis coming to Boston onJuly 1, 2012
Come experience this celebration of Lithuanian dance and culture!
in this issue
Letter from the Editor
Sisters and Mothers
My Lithuanian Summer
here at home
A summer to remember
RETRO- Dance groupSanta Clarita, CA
LAUME - Dance groupfrom Buffalo Grove, IL
AIDAS - Youth Folk Dance Group of Kansas City, Kansas
Sisters and Mothers
HOUGHTS REGARDINGTHE COLUMNS OFGEDIMINAS
Saulius V. Ploplys
Cape Cod LithuaniansParticipate in aMulti-Cultural Festival
Aurelia Nijole Borges
"We Were There, Too"
Phillip M. Hoose
The photo was taken by Msgr. Leonas Jakimavicˇius in the region of Alytus, Lithuania. Msgr. Jakimavicˇius is the pastor of Alytaus S ˇ vcˇ
M. Marijos Kriksˇcˇioniu˛Pagalbosbazˇnycˇia (Mary Help of Christians Church) in Alytus. He also ministers to the parishionersof the 18th century Church of S ˇ v. Trejybe˙s(Holy Trinity) in the small village of Rumbonys.This church has a holy water font from the17th century. Msgr. Jakimavicˇius enjoys photography and wood sculpting. Some of his sculptures can be found inside the church in Alytus and on the grounds of both parish churches.