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Our 100th Issue!
We are thrilled to present the 100th issue of Magyar News Online. When in 2007, with the leadership of Bob Kranyik, we started MNO as successor to Joseph Balogh’s print Magyar News, our header was black and white, and because we were still feeling our way, the first issue was a double one – that of June-July. By December we had a color photo next to the header, and by February of 2008 we switched to a full-color header.
Our aim, then as now, was to present various facets of Hungarian history, language, customs, culture and local social happenings that bind us together as a worldwide community. We stay away from politics, because that is more explosive than dynamite! And we welcome contributions – editorial or otherwise – to further the cause of our ethnic identity and to keep MNO on the internet. (For publication, articles must meet certain guidelines and be approved by the Board of Editors.)
We are still an organization of volunteers who do what we do because we love to. Nevertheless, posting each issue on the internet has a monetary price which we must meet every month. Therefore we appreciate all donations that help us stay posted. Our address is Magyar News Online, 242 Kings Highway Cut-off, Fairfield, CT 06824.
As we look forward with confidence to the next 100 issues, we gratefully acknowledge the collaboration, donations and interest of so many supporters, and we ask the Lord’s continued blessing on our work!
Éljen a magyar!
Here we present Bob Kranyik’s editorial introducing that groundbreaking first issue. See the full story...
Trianon: Those on Our Side
Lord Rothermere memorial fountain
Even though the official British and French hatred of Hungary prevailed in Trianon, some voices were raised there, as elsewhere, in opposition to the harsh terms, backing Hungary.
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Minden a másé / Everything Belongs to Someone Else
Cover of one of his volumes of verse
Written by a young man after the Trianon treaty had torn his ancestral land of Transylvania from Hungary and annexed it to Romania. ”Everything is someone else’s,” he laments. Although his forebears had cleared the forest, the family manse and property is now the booty of foreigners; not even a flowerpot’s amount of soil has remained his. And yet, although he is now a "begging singer", in exile, he does not curse, but blesses the memory of his ancestors whose blood, desires and hunger he has inherited. See the full story...
Mihály László Barna
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Hungarian Falls – Mystery Resolved
Hungarian Falls Nature Area
Last year, a friend informed us that there is a spot in Michigan named ”Hungarian Falls” – but could not find out anything about the origin of its name. After several tries, we have finally received an answer to our inquiries and herewith share the information.
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Crescence: Széchenyi’s Inspiration and Strength
”Behind every successful man is a woman.” Never was this truer than in the case of Széchenyi István. Had this lovely Austrian countess not been in his corner, he would never have become the towering statesman who accomplished so much for the uplifting of the Hungarian nation. In this our sixth segment dealing with the life of Count Széchenyi István, in the 225th anniversary year of his birth, we look at the life of Countess Crescence Seilern-Aspang. See the full story...
With the summer season beginning, consumption of mineral water will increase as well. If you’re in Hungary this summer, you might as well try the best.
Unfortunately, it is so far available in the US only in California. (No, Magyar News Online did not get a commission for this plug.) See the full story...
Charles Bálintitt, Jr
|Incitato: Memory of a Four-in-Hand |
One of the means of welding together Hungarian society, Count Széchenyi István thought, was to introduce horse racing, which he had observed in his travels to England. It would also help improve the strain of horses used in agriculture and transportation, and aid in modernizing the country. So he organized horse races first in Austria, then at Pozsony, and finally, in 1827, in a four-day meet at Pest. The races excited every strata of society and betting added to the popularity of the sport. It even spread to Transylvania, where a variation of horse racing – four-in-hand – had been revived for a short time in 1990. See the full story...
|The Cog Railway – Fogaskerekű|
Budapest has a variety of transportation forms: streetcars (villamosok), buses (buszok), subways (földalattik), children’s railway (Széchenyi-hegyi gyermekvasút), the chair lift (a János-hegyi libegő), not to mention excursion boats (kiránduló hajók). And then there is the cog railway, the fogaskerekű. See the full story...
Karolina Tima Szabó
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