BMNECC in the Media

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2015 Articles

West Mifflin school to host ethnic dance groups as part of anniversary celebration
By Carol Waterloo Frazier, TribLive, October 14, 2015

Bulgarian center hosts folk festival reunion in West Homestead
By Dave Zuchowski, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, May 15, 2015

2014 Articles

‘Explosions of passion’: West Homestead center teaches Bulgarian dances
By Kathy Samudovsky, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, December 4, 2014

The best versions of the region’s most popular cuisines come straight from kitchens in church basements
By Matthew Wein, NEXTPittsburgh.com, October 24, 2014

2013 Articles

“Optimists” Documentary Tells Another Side of the Holocaust
By Patrick Cloonan, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, March 15, 2013

2011 Articles

A Newsmaker You Should Know: Mt. Lebanon Woman’s Representation of Bulgaria Now Official
By Margaret Smykla, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, November 17, 2011

East European Organizations Operate in Many Enclaves
By Joshua Falk, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, November 6, 2011

2010 Articles

A Newsmaker You Should Know: Angèl Roy Lends Her Expertise to Nonprofit’s Soup Sale
By Amanda Gillooly, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, September 16, 2010

12th Annual Soup Sega Brings Book on Bulgarian-Macedonian Culture
By Stacy Lee, McKeesport Daily News, September 16, 2010

Pittsburgh Steels Itself for Winter with Hot Soup
By Christine H. O’Toole, Washington Post, February 7, 2010

2009 Articles

Soup Sega! Kitchen: Best Stand-in for an Old Country Grandma
By the Staff of Pittsburgh City Paper – December 9, 2009

Bulgarian Dancing Goes on for Decades
By Kathleen Ganster, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – March 19, 2009

2008 Articles

Sauce: Food fests offer a garden of ethnic delights
By Margi Shrum, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – September 18, 2008

West Homestead: A legacy to build on
By Heidi Price, PopCity – September 18, 2008

Ethnic soups bring funds, visitors to Bulgarian center
By Tim Schooley, Pittsburgh Business Times – September 12, 2008

2007 Articles

Jordanoff has moved on, but keeps Old Europe close to heart
By Marlene Parrish, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – February 15, 2007

Making Winter Bearable – Discoveries Inside Pittsburgh’s Museums
Pittsburgh City Paper – January 18, 2007

2006 Articles

Soup Sega! – Culturally-driven soup keeps organization cooking
By Jill Cueni-Cohen, Table Magazine – November 2006

Kitchen Table serves tales of Homestead
By Margaret Smykla, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – October 19, 2006

Bulgarian photographs present the nation’s face
By Dave Zuchowski, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – August 17, 2006

Women tell stories of lives in Homestead of ’40s, ’50s
By Margaret Smykla, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – July 20, 2006

Just folks: Pittsburgh’s ethnic heritage on parade
Editorial, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – May 27, 2006

Folk Festival’s flavors celebrate half-century of culinary tradition
By Len Barcousky, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – May 25, 2006

Pittsburgh: Multicultural Before it was Hip; The Rich Legacy of our Ethnic Heritages is Getting a New Twist
By Clarke Thomas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – May 17, 2006

What Makes Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
WQED-TV Documentary March 2006

Preserving the culture has its own tradition
By Margaret Smykla, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – February 2, 2006

2005 Articles

Bulgaria notables in town to aid society’s 75th anniversary
By Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – April 15, 2005

2003 Articles

Sights set on cello: Musician seeks to replace instrument to tune of $40,000-$70,000
By Sarah Zablotsky, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – January 8, 2003

2002 Articles

Art from Bulgaria brings a blessing
By Bob Batz Jr., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – November 20, 2002

West Homestead’s Bulgarian-Macedonian center sale features finds from near and far
By Linda Wilson Fuoco, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – October 16, 2002

Bulgarian-Macedonian cultural center thrives in West Homestead
By Margaret Smykla, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 8, 2002

2001 Articles

Dance Preview: Bulgarian tradition comes alive with Otets Paissii
By Jane Vranish, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – November 16, 2001

Munch goes to the Bulgarian Macedonian Center
By Munch – March 16, 2001

Film to tell story of Bulgarian Jews
By Bob Batz Jr., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – March 14, 2001

Pittsburgh-produced CD-ROM raises the curtain on great Bulgarian opera tradition
By Andrew Druckenbrod, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – February 7, 2001

2000 Articles

Jewels, dating to 14th-century Bulgaria, go on display
By Bob Batz Jr., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – November 21, 2000

Rivers of Steel tour drives through landscape of industrial heritage
By Tom Waseleski, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – May 24, 2000

Author recounts how Bulgaria defied Nazis; Balkan nation saved 50,000 Jews
By Bob Batz Jr., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – March 21, 2000