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Public library of Ján Bocatio celebrates 90 IN SEPTEMBER 1924, the institution called State Public Library (štátna verejná knihovňa) came to exist due to the decree of the Council of the city of Košice. It continued the operation of the already non-existent library of the Law Academy in Košice. 15 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Names given most to newborns in 2014 are Adam and Ema THE MOST frequently chosen names for newborns in Slovakia were Adam and Ema in Slovakia in 2014. This stems from a poll organised by the Najmama website, focused on children and maternity. 15 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
“Call for help” by Slovak gingerbread-maker enchanted jury in Luxemburg Locked GINGERBREAD-MAKER from Trenčín, Mária Muráriková, again ranked well at the international gastronomy forum: with her bee-themed gingerbread, she won a prestigious award in the category of artistic confectioner at the World Cup in Luxembourg. 15 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Ever more Slovaks are leaving Christmas chores to professionals Locked MORE and more Slovaks prefer to leave it to the professionals when it comes to the chores associated with preparing for Christmas – according to a survey carried out by STEM/MARK agency on behalf of the Home Credit loan company. 15 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
The construction of the Railway Track of Youth ended 65 years ago Locked THE CONSTRUCTION of the Railway Track of Youth, so symbolic for its time, was finalised on October 28, 1949, and two days later, it was ceremonially put into operation. 15 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Education path leads to the Hussite walls Around Slovakia PRIETRŽ, a municipality in western Slovakia, officially opened a new education, or informative, path leading to the so-called Hussite walls at the end of October. 8 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Martin Hriňák of Košice wins Slovak record in spading Around Slovakia SLOVAK competition and an attempt at a Slovak record in spading was organised during the 5th year of the orcharding and farming JAHRADA in Expo Centre Trenčín on October 24 and 25. 8 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
The oldest hotel in the Tatras undergoes reconstruction Around Slovakia AFTER 20 years of dilapidation, the Lomnica Hotel in Tatranská Lomnica is now undergoing a thorough reconstruction. 8 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Historical tram rode in the streets, now parked in Transport Museum Around Slovakia THE ONCE legendary tram that connected Prešportok/Pozsony/Pressburg, now Bratislava, and Vienna has been reconstructed. After two years’ work, it was presented by the Club of Friends of City Mass and Regional Transport on the M.R. Štefánik Embankment during one weekend at the beginning of November. Then it was moved to the Museum of Transport in Šancová Street where it will be presented, together with a whole exhibition focused on this history, the TASR newswire informed. 8 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Elizabethan University operated only a few years in Bratislava, but its library survives to the present Around Slovakia BRATISLAVA, then called Pressburg, Pozsony or Prešporok, was long without a university. After a short period in the 15th century, there was no education of this kind and local councillors had been pressing for 30 years to found one in their hometown. 1 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
SOSNA presented “Hobbit House” to the public Around Slovakia THE CIVIC association SOSNA tries to promote the construction of economical houses from available resources. By the end of October, it presented to the public another interesting building – after the construction of the Ekocentrum in Družstevná pri Hornáde near Košice. 1 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Eagles prefer Hungary to Slovakia, blood tests show Around Slovakia SLOVAK ornithologists are using a new scientific method of getting DNA from the ends of birds’ moulted feathers. Thanks to its use, they were able to determine that two of the rare Eastern imperial eagle (Aquila Heliaca) born in Slovakia in 2004 and 2006, are alive and fit. However, Hungarian ornithologists now located the two Slovak eagles on their territory. 1 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Čachtice received prestigious European award of British journalists Around Slovakia THE ASSOCIATION of travel journalists, the British Guild of Travel Writers (BGTW) made the Čachtice castle and the municipality of Čachtice a runner-up for their Best European Tourism Project. This locality in Trenčín region of western Slovakia was pronounced an exceptional tourism project and recommended to be visited. 1 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Memorial plaque for Tsar Peter the Great unveiled in the capital Around Slovakia IN 1698, Russian Tsar Peter the Great visited the current Slovak capital Bratislava, then called Pressburg or Pozsony, during his long tour around Europe. To commemorate this event, a memorial board was placed on the main building of the Slovak National Museum (SNM) in Vajanského nábrežie on October 16. 24 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Slovak hotel awarded by European Historic Hotels Around Slovakia THERE IS an association that connects the hotels resi-ding in historical buildings, called Historic Hotels of Europe (HHE). Its goal is to take care of the historical hotels so that the heritage of the past is preserved for future generations. 24 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
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