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Old 11-27-2018, 07:56 PM
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"This year would have been the 21st annual Polish Festival at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Castle Hayne, but Hurricane Florence had other plans.

Organizers say the decision to cancel the festival was a heartbreaking one, but they have scheduled a freezer sale in December that can soothe some of the community’s Polish food withdrawals -- at least until next year’s festival.

The church will open up the doors to the parish hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. Interested foodies can come and grab pierogis imported from Pennsylvania, available in potato and cheese; jalapeno and cheese; sauerkraut; farmer’s cheese; cabbage; cheddar and bacon; spinach and feta and prune flavors. There will be two-pound containers of potato pancake batter, kielbasa, nut rolls, and poppy seed and apricot rolls to take home and freeze or enjoy."

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Old 12-25-2018, 11:24 PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Originally Posted by sahd0w View Post
Maybe because I'm new to the area... like I said..? You know, sometimes in life, people don't grow up the same way as you did

I don't know why people get self-righteous when someone asks a question about something that they admit they don't know about. Good grief.
Frankly, your OWN post was pretty self-righteous:

Why aren't there more European people in this area? I am really surprised to see that there are almost no immigrants from the Germanic or Slavic areas of Europe.
Why were you surprised to see this? what led you to believe Wilmington was a beacon for Eastern Europeans? How many times did you visit the area before moving? How much research on this aspect did you do before moving, or did you just call the moving van and expect to see Polish grocery stores on every corner in a town 1/26th the size of Chicago?

You started the attitude with "Why aren't there more [presumably Eastern] European people in this area?" as if that is what you were somehow led to believe, but clearly you didn't do your research about Wilmington very much.

Get the folks back in Chicago to ship you things, like others from big Northern cities do. And next time you move somewhere, you might do a little more research to find out about where you're moving to regarding things that are really important to you. You won't see people from Wilmington moving to Chicago decrying the lack of NC Barbecue up there.

PS, City-Data has lots of data besides just this forum. You can go to the Wilmington page and go to the drop-down map, which has all kinds of layers regarding race, income, etc--AND national origin. Maybe finding a part of town with some kind of concentration of whatever demographic you're looking for and checking out local stores there, you might encounter somebody who knows. Or, start a business yourself and open one! Most entrepreneurs started their businesses in the first place because of a noted lack of something they thought should exist!
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Old Today, 01:03 PM
Location: North Carolina
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If you ever drive towards the Cary area, there is a Golden Hex store on NW Maynard Rd which was open because owners (who moved from another state) were unhappy about local East European quality/choices/freshness of the products. Check out Google for the location and pics.
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