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Croatian Educational Club in St. Louis, Missouri, 1910
Croatian Educational Club Zrinski - Frankopan was founded in St. Louis, Missouri, already in 1910. On the left is the photo from that time with Croatian Coat of Arms. We invite you to enjoy the Croatian langauge spoken 100 years ago.

Belichick & Diehl Two Croatian-Americans face off at Super Bowl XLII

Croatian-American Bill Belichick (left) has led the England Patriots to three Super Bowl victories, the most recent in 2005. This Sunday, February 3, 2008, his Patriots face the New York Giants led by fellow Croatian-American offensive lineman David Diehl. The Giants have not won a Super Bowl since 1990 and are ready to rise to the challenge.

Guitarist Ana Vidović says she can't imagine her life without music
It is surprising to hear that a young woman who describes herself as being both close to her family and an introvert moved across the Atlantic Ocean on her own at 20 to become a performer. Ana Vidović is far from her native Croatia, but feels at home wherever she is when she has her trusted guitar along.

Professor Mladen Vranić, outstanding Croatian scientist in Canada
Distinguished researcher and educator in medical sciences (endocrinology and metabolism) and former chair of physiology, where 85 years ago insulin was discovered. He earned the title of Honorary Medical Doctor from Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

25th RIJEKA CARNIVAL 2008 in Rijeka this weekend - Come and enjoy
The town of Rijeka has been known for its carnival festivities since the Middle Ages. Austrian and Hungarian aristocracy, Russian princesses, German barons, counts and countesses from all over Europe were once the guests of the Rijeka Carnival. Starting February 1, 2008, revelers will take to the streets and celebrate Carnival.

Put Zagreb, Croatia on the Monopoly Board Game - Help our tourism

HELP OUR TOURISM. Every day you can vote again at click on Zagreb, and then add to my cities and then VOTE to Vote to have Zagreb on next WORLD MONOPOLY gameboard it takes 30 seconds maximum.

Franjo Dugan, a prominant figure of Croatian church music
Franjo Dugan (1874-1948) is one of the most prominent figures in the history of Croatian music. Besides his work in restoring church music, he distinguished himself in his studies of science and education.

Croatia in the Finals of the 2008 European Men's Handball Championship

When the final whistle was blown, all Croatian players were dancing on the court, the French players collapsed to the floor in disappointment: Croatia won the first semi-final against the title holders with a 24:23 victory. January 26, 2006. Lackovic decides in a thrilling endgame against France.

Artist Jasnica Klara Matić Exhibition in New York City
The Agora Gallery is proud to present Jasnica Klara Matić (left) in Enigmatic Visions. Scheduled to run from February 5th through February 26th, 2008, the collection will feature a captivating selection of Jasnica's earthy human beings.

Zagreb Thunder - the first American Football team in Croatia
American football team Zagreb Thunder was founded in 2006 by a group of enthusiasts who share passion for American Football. Future goals are increasing the number of players, playing more games, joining a European League of American Football, and developing American football in Croatia.

KOCE-TV to air "Freedom from Despair" Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008
Freedom from Despair has its public television debut on KOCE-TV Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008 at 9:00 p.m. with an encore presentation Sunday, Jan. 27 at 12:30 p.m. The 90-minute film uncovers the long history of suppression and abuse of the Croatian people and their struggle for independence. Please call KOCE-TV at (800) 278-5050 between 10 and 10:30 PM Pacific Standard Time or/and e-mail Brenda at  and voice your support for the movie.

Croatian Tramway in Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki City Transport (HKL) said that the trials of a low-floor tram supplied by Croatia's Crotram had proceeded so well that passengers would be allowed to board the test vehicle on lines six and eight.

The World's Healthiest Foods by George Mateljan
The George Mateljan Foundation for the World's Healthiest Foods was established by George Mateljan to discover, develop and share scientifically proven information about the benefits of healthy eating, and to provide the personalized support individuals need to make eating The World's Healthiest Foods enjoyable, easy, quick and affordable.

Iron Maiden to perform in Croatia
British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden (left) will be performing at the Split City Stadium in Split, Croatia on Sunday 10th August 2008 as part of their Somewhere Back In Time World Tour.

Limestone College has four Croatian sensations on its swim team
Zeljko Karaman, Goran Majlat, Marija Grubic, Ines Speranda, all from Split, Croatia swam for Limestone College at a recent swim meet against  Savannah College of Art and Design.

Michael Bahoric & Amy Ireland off to Croatia to skate
Amy Ireland and her partner Michael Bahoric (left), will be competing in senior pairs for Croatia at the ISU European figure skating championships in Zagreb, Croatia, January 21-28, 2008.

Marin Cilic follows Croatian heroes by defeating Fernando Gonzalez
First there was the man himself, Goran Ivanisevic, the towering, big-serving lefty who won Wimbledon in 2001. Then there was Mario Ancic, who was slightly taller, with a serve just as mighty, but a fragile body. Yesterday, it was the turn for the latest player to emerge from Croatia, Marin Cilic (left), to step into the limelight.

Enriching experience: The cream of Croatia provides a fascinating experience

With miles of pristine beaches framed by dramatic mountains and impossibly clear Adriatic waters, more than a thousand picturesque islands ripe for hopping, and town upon ancient town bursting with faded Habsburg grandeur and dazzling Byzantine churches, Croatia provides a fascinating experience for any visitor.

Croatian sensations - Niko Micin and Petra Radovic at the University of Washington
Each year, thousands of students from around the country come to Seattle to start their college careers at the UW. Some come from small towns, some from big cities and some even come from other countries. Niko Micin (left) and Petra Radovic are two people who fall into the latter category.

Artist Vlatka Horvat will have three exhibitions in New York
  Croatian born, New York based, Vlatka Horvat will be showcasing her art in three different galleries in the Big Apple. Spanning a range of media - from photography and video, to works on paper and projects with text - her work often focuses on an encounter between a person and a particular system, state, or physical space.

David Diehl - Croatian among Giants - In N.F.C. Championship 2008
David Diehl is an American football player with Croatian and German background. He is an offensive lineman in the National Football League. Diehl is currently a starter on the offensive line for the New York Giants. See him playing for the N.F.C. Championship on TV, January 20th, 2008. Check Grb on his arm.

Croatian Aussie Stan Bilic: "Money won't make you rich inside"
Stan Bilic (left) moved to Sydney in 1970 at 22 and then settled in Melbourne. He is a leading figure in the Australian-Croatian community, runs a building company that specialises in residential homes and is the president of Melbourne Knights, one of the biggest and most prominent football clubs in the country.

Help Cora Yanacek explore the Dalmatian Coast
  Cora Yanacek (left) wants to explore Croatia's Dalmatian Coast in May but hasn't been able to decide on the best approach: Stay at one resort and use that as a base? Travel by bus along the coast? Take a cruise? She'll be traveling by herself and needs to stay under $2,000, including airfare.

Tess Gallagher's speech at a presentation of Drago Stambuk's poetry in Pula
Once I heard Drago read to a Croatian immigrant audience in Vancouver, Canada. It was so tender, the timbre of his voice, that it was as if he were speaking to the listeners in a clearing in the woods, surrounded by mystery and wildness and beauty, but giving them comfort too... - Tess Galagher (left)

Dr. Ante Čuvalo: Historical Dictionary of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2007, 2nd edition
In this update of a 1997 edition, Cuvalo (Joliet Junior Coll.), who is both an academic expert on the Balkans and a native of the region, treats his complex subject with breadth, depth, and clarity... - Nadine Cohen Baker, University of Georgia, Athens

Zagreb School of Economics and Management offers studies in English
  Zagreb School of Economics and Management is a private high education school with public rights. It was founded according to the Law of high education, with the aim to offer its students the best education which enjoys the same rights as the best schools in the world.

Croatian Film "All for Free" at The Museum of Modern Art Tonight, January 11, 2008
After the death of three of his friends in a petty argument in a bar, Goran sells his home and travels around Bosnia in a refreshment van, giving away free drinks. On his travels, he encounters Maja and the two fall for each other. Additional screening on January 20th, 2008

Dr. Drago Štambuk: Speech in Hiroshima for the Vukovar victims
The speech of the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Japan Dr. Drago Štambuk during the Holy Mass for Vukovar's victims now available in Croatian and English. "...Vukovar is a canopy of celestial bodies, frozen in our mind, evoking earthly shortcomings, calling for a higher destiny..."

Mime Cuvalo, web developer and proponent of open web standards

Mime Cuvalo, on the photo with small Stipo Adzaip, is a young Croatian web developer and proponent of open web standards. He is currently employed at three jobs: YouTube/Google, finishing up FireFTP, and creating the online music database The Rock Hard Times. His "charityware" FireFTP has been downloaded over 4.5 million times!

Terezija Cukrov will perform at Carnegie Hall on January 27, 2008

A native of Croatia, pianist Terezija Cukrov has performed widely throughout Europe and North America. As a soloist and chamber musician she has appeared in venues such as Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall, Goethe Institute, Lisinki Hall, and has been described by critics as "subtly, passionate and technically superior performer".

Croatians in America - photo collection by Vladimir Novak, part 1
Mr. Vladimir Novak, on the left with Alma Franulović Plančić in Croatian national costume, is well known for his rich collection of photos related to life and work of Croatians in America, collected over several decades in the USA. We start with a series of articles, presented for the first time exclusively for the readers of CROWN.

Western powers stood silently by while Croatia was attacked
In a recent letter to the Monthly Review, Hilda Marija Foley (left) writes" By now, 17 years after the wars in former Yugoslavia, one could assume that most people interested in its history would have come to the same and correct conclusion as to who started the wars."

Amigos del Museo Kreković, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Amigos del Museo Kreković (Friends of Kreković's Gallery) is a society in Spain which in 2007 opened a nice blog devoted to life and work of Kristian Kreković, a famous Croatian painter. His gallery in Palma de Mallorca has been solemnly opened in 1981 by the Spanish Queen Sophia.

Organic agriculture in Croatia
Processors and traders from Western and Eastern Europe are increasingly looking for organic raw materials abroad. Croatia - an official candidate for EU membership since June 2004 - is considered a potential supplier of organic raw material in the medium term. In 2006, 5,000 hectares in total were being organically managed by 340 registered farms.

Rare Croatian wine and the Internet
Dianna Dapkins thought the Internet would be the perfect place to find a rare Croatian wine that her local merchants in rural Shelburne, Mass., don't stock. Sure enough, K&L Wine Merchants, an Internet retailer that also has stores in Hollywood and San Francisco, sells the Plenkovic Zlatan Plavac Barrique for $34.99.

Eduardo struck his sixth goal in four games to give Arsenal the advantage
Eduardo struck his sixth goal in four games to give Arsenal the advantage at half-time in their FA Cup third-round match at Burnley. The Croatia international seized on to a lofted pass over the top by Kolo Toure and held off Steven Caldwell before slipping the ball neatly past Gabor Kiraly.

Japanese inspired art with a twist from Croatia
A Zagreb-based artist is reinventing the art of Japanese Manga cartoons. Nikolina Ivezic (left), is winning fans all over Croatia with a fusion of the Japanese art form and images that are distinctly Croatian.

Book Review: Escape from Despair
Katarina Tepesh has probed the depths in her compelling and powerful memoir, "Escape from Despair:  A Croatian Family's Survival".  Born into an impoverished family in the former Communist Yugoslavia, Katarina's mother is taught to believe that there are "rewards in heaven and punishment in hell."

Croatia seizes Italian trawler for illegal fishing
Croatia's navy seized an Italian trawler in Croatian territorial waters on Thursday, in the first such incident since Zagreb enforced a protected fishing zone in the Adriatic despite opposition from the European Union.

Croatia Activates Protected Ecology and Fishery Zone
With the first seconds of 2008, the Protected Ecology and Fishery Zone went into force, and Croatia got a seat at the United Nations Security Council.

The Music of Bozidar Kunc performed by his daughter Ivana Kunc
A new CD, Music of Bozidar Kunc, performed by his daughter Soprano, Ivana Kunc, has been recorded featuring Bozidar's best twenty vocal pieces. Croatian opera lovers are already familiar with Ceznja or Longing, widely sung and recorded by his world famous sister, Zinka Kunc Milanov.

Filip Grgić, world champion in Taekwondo for 2007 in Bejing, China
Filip Grgić, Croatia, won gold medal at the prestigous 2007 Bejing WTF World Taekwondo Championships in male bantamweight (under 62kg) category, China. As we know, Taekwondo is an olympic sport.

In Loving Memory of Joseph Turkaly, 1924-2007
The Turkaly Art Gallery provides a beautiful collection of works of art of Josip Turkalj, outstanding Croatian artist in the USA. In 1999 he received the "Presidential Award for the Advancement of Croatian Culture", an award bestowed on him by the Government of Croatia.

Compassionate player Vedran Corluka, BiH and Croatia's pride
'Me and my family have had to fight for everything that we have ever had and I still have that attitude. It has played a big part in helping me deal with life and my profession.'  Raised in the small Bosnian village of Derventa, Corluka and his family fled to Croatia when he was six to escape a Serb onslaught that was to burn down the family house

CROWN Croatian World Network Newsletter, December 24th, 2007

These pictures below speak for themselves. Number of incredible stories. People are Croatian strength and boy, do we have them. We are breaking world records and barriers constantly. We have an army of brilliant people here in our present time and on the horizon. We deeply appreciate your input and promotion of this page through your lives and interests.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Holidays 2008

Sretan Božić, Nova Godina 2008. Happy Hanukkah, Bajram Mubarek, Happy Kwanzaa

Nopoki University for Peruvian Indians founded by Msgr. Gerardo Žerdin
Msgr. Gerardo Žerdin, Croatian bishop and missionary in Peru in the region of the Amazon river, founded the Nopoki Center for Investigation and Intercultural Formation. The aim is to educate future school teachers for work within their native communities, in order to preserve their roots, language and customs, and ensure material and cultural prosperity. See also 32 Kreković's paintings.

Croatia ranked 10th in the world by FIFA
With few international matches played in the past month, the top 20 remain unchanged with Argentina on 1,523 points ahead of Brazil  (1,502), world champions Italy (1,498), Spain (1,349) and Germany (1,298). The remainder of the top 10 are taken up by Czech Republic (1,290), France (1,243), Portugal (1,241), Netherlands (1,170) and Croatia (1,129).

Croatian-Americans The Cynics waited till their 40s to release best yet
Five long years went by without The Cynics rolling anything new out of the garage. The USA Today even called "Here We Are" "one of the best neo-garage-rock albums in years."It began as just an acoustic demo for the principals, Gregg Kostelich and Michael Kastelic, (left) but it turned into a rock 'n' roll explosion with the help of producer Jorge Explosion.

17th Annual Traditional Celebration of the Feast of Sv. Vlaho - St. Blaise
Sv. Vlaho Committee of Southern California Presents Traditional Celebration of the Feast of Sv. Vlaho - St. Blaise Patron Saint of Dubrovnik. It is 17th Annual Gala Dinner / Fundraiser at ST. ANTHONY CROATIAN PARISH CENTER  714 ALPINE ST., LOS ANGELES on Saturday, February 2, 2008. Great tradition, great show, great cause.

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