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NGOs want to save bees, launching a project for their adoption Around Slovakia Locked EXPERTS warn that bees in the wild are on the decline, and so environmentalists want to contribute to their preservation by having members of public adopt them. Individuals, and also companies in Slovakia, are able to adopt a larva, a worker-bee, a queen-bee, a whole beehive or a bee-keeper. 27 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Chatam Sofer, Jewish scholar, died 175 years ago Around Slovakia Locked CHATAM Sofer, born Mosche (i.e. Moses) Schreiber, is still respected in the orthodox milieu as one of the world’s greatest rabbis. 27 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Slovakia Ring celebrates 5th anniversary Around Slovakia Locked THE ONLY professional car racing ring in Slovakia, lying near Orechová Potôň in south-western Slovakia, celebrated its 5th year of existence in mid-October. On this occasion, a book describing its history and its crucial parts was launched on October 14. 27 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Heydrich’s assassinator Gabčík gets memorial in native village Around Slovakia Locked A MEMORIAL to Jozef Gabčík, a Slovak soldier of the Czechoslovak exile army in World War II who was involved in the assassination of acting “Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia” (i.e. the regional governor named by Germany) Reinhard Heydrich in 1942, was unveiled in his native village of Poluvsie in northern Slovakia on October 11. 27 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
The first Cuban-Slovak festival saw gastronomy and rolling of cigars Around Slovakia THE FIRST Cuban-Slovak festival that presented folk artisans and artists from Cuba took place on October 5 in the municipality of Babiná in the Zvolen district. 20 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
The Night of Lights at the Children’s Railway attracted crowds Around Slovakia THE OLDEST still operating steam engine in Slovakia – and in the whole central Europe – can be seen in Košice, used for leisure rides at the Košice Children’s Railway during the high season. 20 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Enthusiasts swam across the Danube River in Bratislava Around Slovakia BRATISLAVA felt adrenaline coursing down the Danube River, as the first year of the Trans Danube Swim was held on September 27, at 14:00, as part of the travelling festival From Pole to Pole (Od pólu k pólu) on the occasion of World Tourism Day. 20 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Boarding house in High Tatras was destroyed by fire Around Slovakia THE LIMBA guest house in Tatranská Kotlina in the Prešov region was engulfed by fire earlier on October 10, with Adrian Tropp of the District Headquarters of the Fire and Rescue Corps in Poprad confirming that the fire was immense. 20 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Košice zoo is the first in Slovakia to breed baby crocodiles Around Slovakia A UNIQUE enhancement of animals bred in the Košice zoo is, since the beginning of September, the hatching of three dwarf crocodiles (Osteolaemus tetraspis, also known as African dwarf). 13 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Education Ministry sent old textbooks to Slovaks in the US Around Slovakia Slovaks living in the United States will soon receive 499 textbooks from their country of origin. This concerns Slovak language, literature and homeland studies textbooks that have been weeded out in Slovakia as outdated compared to the latest curricula. They would have been discarded if they had not been sent to the US; Education, Science, Research and Sport Ministry spokesperson Beata Dupalová Ksenzsighová informed the TASR newswire. 13 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Pupils and the homeless will keep a garden in Bratislava’s Nové Mesto Around Slovakia PUPILS from the Bratislava borough of Nové Mesto have embarked on a special project: together with the homeless people, they will keep their own garden. This is one of the winning civic projects to be financed from the so-called participative budget of Nové Mesto. 13 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Stone-masons’ plain air revives the glory of Oravský Biely Potok Around Slovakia BY THE END of September, the centre of Oravský Biely Potok, a municipality in the northern region of Orava, already saw the 9th year of the special event, Back to the Biely Potok Stone / Návraty k belopotockému kameňu. Seven Slovak and three Polish stone-mason artists transformed sandstone blocks into sacral statues and reliefs. This unique event strives to revive the famous local stone-mason tradition. 13 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
A lynx set free to live in wild dies Around Slovakia A YOUNG lynx, only one year old, underwent rehabilitation in the Bojnice zoo. He had lived in the wild previously and was to be released after the treatment ended. The lynx was found injured when very young, and was cured in the zoo. 13 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Synagogue in Banská Štiavnica has been reconstructed and receives memorial plaques Around Slovakia THE BUILDING of a neolog synagogue in Banská Štiavnica that was dilapidating for decades has been reconstructed and now serves a new function. The religious site, which was used for a tinsmith workshop, driving school and a store for placards and posters for communist celebrations during the past regime was abandoned and left to fall apart between 1989 and 2009, will now become the residence of a brewery, housing the management and part of its secondary activities. 6 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Fall of the church tower in Láb is being investigated Around Slovakia POLICE are investigating the fall of the church tower in the western Slovak village of Láb, with the prosecution claiming that it was a crime of endangering public safety. 6 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
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