A pysanka (Ukrainian: писанка, plural: pysanky) is a pretty Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist (batik) method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.
Many other eastern European ethnic groups decorate eggs using wax resist for Easter. These include the Belarusians (пісанка, pisanka), Bulgarians (писано яйце, pisano yaytse), Croats (pisanica), Czechs (kraslice), Hungarians (hímestojás), Lithuanians (margutis), Poles (pisanka), Romanians (ouă vopsite, incondeiate or impistrite), Serbs (pisanica), Slovaks (kraslica), Slovenes (pisanica, pirhi or remenke) and Sorbs (jejka pisać).
This display was recently on display at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, on loan from the Byzantine Catholic Cultural Center in Tremont.
For more of the set, here’s the link: Pysanky.
The Crawford Auto Aviation Collection represents Northeast Ohio’s vital role in transportation history. WRHS collects and preserves these historically and technically important automobiles, aircraft, bicycles, motorcycles, related accessories and Automotive Marque Files to illustrate the development and contributions of Northeast Ohio to the history of transportation state-wide, nationally and internationally.
A pavilion was recently constructed to house the Euclid Beach Carousel inside the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland. A new mechanism is being built by the Carousel Society so that the ride can be operated for public use. The horses have been fully restored and they hope to have the ride ready for late 2014.
I skipped the kids’ songs and fireworks (literally and figuratively) of the opening of “Light Up Lorain” this year. I opted for the sights and scenes that will be there until after the coming Christmas holiday.
Black River Landing
Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen
Charleston Coffee House
Along with the Model Train Display at Black River Landing, there is the International Tree Display. St. Nicholas Church has a Christmas Eve Holy Supper display, along with informative write-ups about the Nativity, the Church’s upcoming centennial anniversary, and a piece detailing how Santa Claus originated from St. Nicholas.