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Hungarian Cultural Center Of Northeastern Ohio Formally: St. Stephen's Dramatic Club (1904-2001) & Geauga Magyar Club (1975-2001) 12027 Abbott Road - Hiram OH 44234


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I would like to introduce a new Hungarian historic story in English to you, which is published by Trafford Holding Victoria/ Canada. Susanna Lápossy, the authoress went through the extremely happy or tough periods of the 20th century Hungary. The title of the book is „Life behind the iron curtain I”.
The main topics of the book are some unknown facts of the 20th century Hungary through a middle-class family during WWI, the Trianon pact, pre-war peace time, WWII, German- and Russian invasions, communist rule, iron-curtain, relocation, 1956 revolution and the socialist time.
ISBN number of the book is 1-4251-0524-6 , it can be ordered at under the Trafford book number 06-2282
Message Left by: Christine Diósy2006-11-30 04:32:07
Just came across this site today. I am excited to find a Hungarian organization in NE Ohio. Please instruct me how to join.

Father Julius George Fay/Budapest, Hungary Mother Helen Korcsmaros/USA born then returned to Budapest. Looking for relatives, or information thereof, either in U.S.A or Hungary.
Great site, can't wait to learn more.
Message Left by: Alice2006-11-15 15:16:22
i just learned of this web site,,,thank you,,
Message Left by: geza andahazy2006-10-12 06:00:11
Sorry for your time.... Why i can't see images on this resource?
My Browser is: Opera.
Thank you.
Message Left by: Green_Monkey232006-10-11 19:59:23
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

I would like to introduce you a new Hungarian historic story in English, which is soon to be published by Trafford Holding Victoria/ Canada. Susanna Lápossy, the authoress went through the extremely happy or tough periods of the 20th century Hungary. Title of the book is „Life behind the iron curtain, book one”.
The main topics of the book are some unknown facts of the 20th century Hungary through a middle-class family during WWI, the Trianon pact, pre-war peace time, WWII, German- and Russian invasions, communist rule, iron-curtain, relocation, 1956 revolution and the socialist time.
Her memoire is extremely exciting as the opinion of the first british readers shows:

“Mollie& Fred Green
We were all very interested indeed to read your mother-in-law’s memoires. I must emphasise how enjoyable we’ve found this book. The memories’re fantastic, the descriptions so vivid I fall under its spell & just feel as if I’ve been transported back with her and actually “feeling” the atmosphere, seeing the houses, garden etc.
I’d like to meet the authoress one day. I feel she’s a remarkable woman and was very fortunate to belong to such a loving family. She seems to have “taken me right into her family”- it’s incredible!
I’m just reading and reading the next instalment of the most interesting story. We’re all loving it. I wish I was so gifted as she. I can’t read enough about her life. So we’re eagerly awaiting the next transcript.
To me it’s like reading the script on one of those beloved old films
we just loved to sit, watch, soft times cry, then we’d walk home, talk
about ‘how it was’ for days. I just don’t want it to end.
What pleasure reading this book has brought to me. When it arrives in my post box I rush to open it. The description of her mother brought tears to my eyes- she had such overwhelming love. All through her life she’s been surrounded with people who loved her and she returned this.
The world would be a wonderful place if we could all have received & returned love!”
We recommend this book to all, who like adventurous, readable and unforgettable books.

ISBN number of the book is 1-4251-0524-6 , it can be ordered at under the Trafford book number 06-2282
Best regards Christine Diósy
Message Left by: Krisztina Diósy2006-10-01 06:30:05
My father belongs to your chapter but has not received the newsletter. How does he go about receiving them again? Also have not had the peaseure of going to the outings for a long time and we really miss it. We appreciate our heritage.
Message Left by: lbernai2006-09-25 20:22:40
wow. i love the site.
Message Left by: reinimat2006-09-25 08:47:35
Wonderful site!! I live in Australia. My family moved here from Toronto, Canada in 1983. I wish we had a Hungarian Club like yours here.
Message Left by: Marta Kuti Parkinson2006-09-24 06:36:24
I was born in the 'Buckeye Road" neighborhood at 119th and Parkview in the early '60s and have many wonderful memories of my Hungarian heritage. I live in Champaign, Illinois today with my family. My father still lives in Northeast Ohio. He called tonight and told me about the fall festival and dedication this past weekend so I had to log onto the Internet to see it for myself.

It is wonderful to know that people still work to share our history and culture. I know my father truly enjoyed the hospitality of the club.
Message Left by: Dorothy Ann David2006-09-13 21:31:49
This is a great site! Thanks for the links page. With a little work, I was able to track down the death notices of some of my father's family, who mostly passed before I was born. I am beginnign to track their existence in the old Buckeye Road neighborhood. Thank you!

PS: Had a great time at the dedication of the gate.
Message Left by: Mary Ann Draves2006-09-12 15:57:48
Guten Tag, biete ich die Zusammenarbeit an, wie sich mit Ihnen zu verbinden?
Message Left by: Denissen2006-09-02 02:47:32
Answers to a few of the questions:

-Our September 10th picnic is open to everyone. Gates open at noon. We are expecting a large gathering so you might want to bring along a lawn chair.

-I will add a genealogy link to our links page.

-As far as Magyar iskola, I know of two.

St Imre's on Cleveland's west side has one.
1860 West 22nd Street,Cleveland
(216) 861-1937

The Hungarian-American Club in Akron has one.
(330) 724-0259
Message Left by: Erzsi Gulyas-Lewis2006-08-22 09:56:21
we are new to Ohio State, and are looking for a hungarian orgnization to join. I have two young children, and was wondering what you would recommend. We are from Seattle, and attended hungarian school there with them, every other Saturday. Please let me know if you have any ideas on how we could connect with other young hungarian families.
Thank you very much!
Message Left by: Bodor Katalin2006-08-21 11:26:06
Hello, My maiden name is Fekety (originally Fekete). I just came across some post cards sent to my father (deceased) in 1934. They are from Steve Zsebedics, Gyorszentivan, Hungary. I suspect he is a relative since it appears from the message that he had recently visited the US and was now back in Hungary staying with his family. I went on-line and found your site. Any information is welcome. My grandfather's name was Paul Fekete and my grandmother was Mary Olah (Olach?). They married in the US (Yonkers, NY) in 1900 and had 13 children but I don't have much family history. I am curious as to whether I can locate family in Hungary. I do know that my grandmother sent money to her family after WWII, my grandfather graduated from a university in Budapest, and my father was baptised in a Lutheran church.
Message Left by: Lillian Greenberg2006-08-19 16:45:33
While driving through Cleveland on my way back to Michigan I caught the Hungarian Hour. Where I learned of you picnic on Sept.10. My husband and I plan to attend. Is there a sign up for the picnic?
Message Left by: Karen Kardos Tuttle2006-08-19 08:10:21
Hi, nice site, very beautifull!
Message Left by: Jonn342006-08-16 21:03:52
Site is cool!
Message Left by: Bloha2006-08-16 05:39:39
Good afternoon, where I can find your coordinates for feedback with you?
Message Left by: Mashkov UA2006-08-15 19:30:14
The gate looks absolutely beautiful! I wish I was there to attend the functions, but some of you know..that we live 11hrs away in Conway, SC. with my parents (John and Jeannie Nemeth)Janos (Nemeth Jancsi-former president).
I do miss going to the picnics and helping out, but one day I will make it up there to attend one of the picnics/functions.
As I look back at the few years of being part of the club, I am proud that the club has been going strong and has a growing number of members!
Keep up the good work and hope to see some of you soon!
Once again, great job and I highly recommend for more people of all generations to sign up as members! The food is great, there's the friendly atmosphere, and who can resist the great music!
I wish the club much luck and some great fun times.

Message Left by: Jeannie Nagy2006-08-08 18:52:19

Kedves klubtagok,
Boldog vagyok, hogy megtalálták a helyüket az óceánon túl és eközben nem felejtették el honnan származnak.Örömmel néztem végig a képeket, amelyek igazolják , hogy Önök a messzi távolban is próbálják a hagyományokat megörizni.Kérem adják át üdvözletemet Adorjáni Gergelynek.Nagyon büszke vagyok rá , hogy a Székely Kapu készittésével hozzá járulhat, segíthet a hagyományörzésben.

Üdvözlettel ,
Nagy Tünde Székelyudvarhelyröl.
Message Left by: Nagy Tünde2006-07-17 07:12:17
We so enjoyed the picnic yesterday. Our friends live in Hiram and they took us. Loved the Food and Music, cant wait to return..
Message Left by: Doralee & George2006-06-26 19:20:07
Thank you for your website. We have found it very interesting and helpful.
Message Left by: Wendy2006-06-26 06:43:37
We always welcome new members, and all of our picnics are open to the public.
Message Left by: Erzsi Gulyas-Lewis2006-06-22 23:30:46
Hello to everyone in Guestbookville. I am pleased that so many wonderful folks have visited this site. Please check out the pics on the rest of the site. Our Szekely Kapu is coming along beautifully, the pics do not do it justice. I hope many of you will join us on Sept. 10th., for this monumental event in our hungarian community. To my knowledge, there is not another gate of this usable fashion anywhere in the U.S. If there are let me know, I would be interested. I know some churches have a portion of a Szekely Kapu. This one measures 20 feet long and 15 feet high.
With two working gates, one pedestrian and one vehicle. Please join us and meet this wonderful carver from Erdely. Good job Erzsi.
Message Left by: Mary Jane Molnar2006-06-20 07:17:53
hello. my family & i would like to attend some activities at the center this year. my mothers side of the family is from hungary.
i see that i need to be a member to attend but was unable to download the form.
could you please give me information about membership?
thank you,elizabeth
ps family name simko/shimko
Message Left by: elizabeth marzulla2006-06-20 04:05:23
I am so very pleased to see our guestbook back and with so many positive messages. David and Liz you are both to be commended on the fine job you are doing for this Hungarian club, and for all the work on the website!!!! THANK YOU!!!

For those of you who missed our trip to New Brunswick and New York this past weekend, June 1 thru the 4, you missed a fabulous trip even tho' the weather did not co-operate, we had a grand time. The New York tour was better than I expected and was amazed by the sights and sounds and smells on this tour. A very large "Thank you" to Mary Jane, Margaret and Judi and Brandi for all their hard work to make this trip an enjoyable experience. God bless you all!!

Message Left by: Linda Mantz2006-06-07 19:37:11
Hello everyone around Cleveland!

Im from New York, from the Harmony Band, we played on New Brunswick Hungarian Festival.

Thank You that you came to this wonderful event.

I know the rain was not so joyful, but we can not control over of that. Wehad a good time and i hope we can see you again, maybe in Cleveland.

My Email is:

many kisses to all of you who not only born as Hungarian, but Live as Hungarian.

God Bless You all Papp Tivadar

Message Left by: Papp Tivadar NYC2006-06-06 15:20:18
Hi every body!I speak a little English because I am Hungarian!I live in a small town near DUNA river in Esztergom county. (in the little HUNGARY) I learn English from 19 th April 2006.

Kedves Magyar testvéreim a messzi távolban!Mindenkit üdvözlök az óhazából!Őrizzétek a nyelvet,ki tudja mit hoz a jövő! Sajnos most spekulánsok vezetik az országot,DE eljön még a Magyar feltámadás!Mi kitartunk,hogy ne kelljen a többi itthoni Magyarnak is világgá mennie.
Message Left by: Attila Király 2006-05-19 13:09:21
Our guestbook is back! Please feel free to comment.
Also, great news for our club finally our woodcarver is here! He will be making a Szekely Kapu for us from beginning to end. We will have a dedication ceremony on September 10, 2006 on the club grounds. The gates open at noon. Hope to see as many Hungarians there as possible!
Message Left by: Erzsi Gulyas-Lewis2006-05-02 07:15:32
Hello there out there in the world! It is wonderful to see our website and be able to communicate with folks again. I am really impressed with the work that has gone into making this website so attractive. Great job Lizabeth and webmaster.
Message Left by: Linda & Lad Mantz2005-10-27 12:35:23
Hogy vagytok? Hello, nice club you have here. I am proud that this site presents Hungarian identity as independent of the blood thirsty austrian/germanic peoples, whom consider Hungarian culture little more than an extension of their own sinester one. Anyway, thanks for your work. Unite Hungary! 15 Million wih out a homeland: 1 million in Slovakia, 3 million in Erlyd(occupied by Romania), 1 million in Ukraine, 800,000 in Serbia's Voyvodina state-Hungarian land--as well as in Croatia. The state of Hungary today is only 27% of the Hungarian nation's true size.


Message Left by: Csaba Csukas2005-10-10 20:56:57
We had a great time at the pig roast; Mother Nature graced us cool, dry weather. The roasted pig was ceremoniously tabled and unshafted by the three able bodied young men, while the members watched in great anticipation. Serving of the "ropogos" morsels for appetizer was fabulous. The banquet table was overflowing with delicious foods and deserts. Anyone that missed this event, missed a lot.
Message Left by: A. & M Temesvary2005-10-10 20:48:14
Dear Joel,
We are still in the process of setting up our photo gallery among other things. We do have several pictures that we will be posting. Keep checking back. Thanks for your comments.
Message Left by: Erzsi Gulyas-Lewis2005-09-29 21:58:37
If possible, can more pictures be posted?
I would like to see if there are any pictures from the picnic at Hiram, and of the festival at St. Elizabeth's.

Thank you.
Message Left by: Joel Bussman2005-09-28 09:33:42
I am so proud of the job our two web-masters have done with our new(re-designed) web site. Much good info and such a pleasure to see so many folks using our guestbook. I am truly happy so many of you enjoyed yourselves at our last function. Join with us in 2006 to keep our magyar heritage alive.
Message Left by: Mary Jane Molnar2005-09-26 10:16:33
My husband and I had a wondefull time at the picnic. My son David is the Webmaster. Keep up the good work.
Message Left by: Miecia Verhas2005-09-23 17:19:52
We had a wonderful time at the picnic. I look forward to it every year! Thanks for keeping our heritage alive.
Message Left by: Terri Krupansky2005-09-19 16:47:29
The Fall Festival yesterday was great! Authentic food, fine music, perfect weather. And the club members are real friendly and welcoming!!!
Message Left by: Missy Lynn Krejci2005-09-12 14:10:15
I like the new website format. Enjoyed the picnic yesterday. Left my cup out there somewhere!
Message Left by: Gerry Slusny2005-09-12 10:58:00
Greetings from Canada, Keep up the great work, it is a real pleasure to read about all the Hungarian Events taking place.
Message Left by: Dianna Lubovics2005-09-08 08:43:40
Sziastók from southern California! Keep up the good work keeping Magyar traditions alive!
Message Left by: Mark Kiss2005-09-07 21:57:28
Hope everyone enjoys the website. There are more things to come!
Message Left by: Erzsi Gulyas-Lewis2005-09-05 18:21:27
The Webmaster gets to post first ;)
Message Left by: David Verhas2005-09-03 21:52:35