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Gmina Chrzanów, Lesser Poland Voivodeship

Gmina Chrzanów is an urban-rural gmina in Chrzanów County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. Its seat is the town of Chrzanów, which lies 40 kilometres west of the regional capital Kraków; the gmina covers an area of 79.33 square kilometres, as of 2006 its total population is 49,752. The gmina contains part of the protected area called Tenczynek Landscape Park. Apart from the town of Chrzanów, Gmina Chrzanów contains the villages and settlements of Balin, Luszowice, Płaza and Pogorzyce. Gmina Chrzanów is bordered by the city of Jaworzno and by the gminas of Alwernia, Libiąż and Trzebinia. Polish official population figures 2006

Henry S. Walbridge

Henry Sanford Walbridge was a U. S. Representative from New York and a cousin of Hiram Walbridge. Born in Norwich, Walbridge attended school in Bennington, Vermont, he moved to Ithaca, New York in 1820. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Ithaca, he served as clerk of the board of supervisors of Tompkins County in 1824. He served as president of the village council of Ithaca, Tompkins County, in 1829 and again in 1842, he was a member of the State assembly in 1846. Walbridge was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress, he declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1852. He was Trustee of Ithaca Academy 1858–1868, he served as judge and surrogate of Tompkins County in 1859–1868. He practiced law in New York City. Walbridge was killed in a railroad accident at the Bergen Tunnel near Hoboken, New Jersey on January 27, 1869, he was interred in Ithaca City Cemetery, New York. Walbridge married three times. United States Congress. "Henry S. Walbridge". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Henry S. Walbridge at Find a Grave This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

Capt. Jonathan Currier House

The Captain Jonathan Currier House is a historic house on Hillside Avenue in South Hampton, New Hampshire. Built about 1742, it is the oldest surviving house in Currierville, one of the early settlement areas in South Hampton, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The Captain Jonathan Currier House stands at the three-way intersection of Hilldale Avenue with Currier Street and Lone Goose Road, it is set facing south toward the close to the road. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a side gable roof, central brick chimney, clapboarded exterior, its main facade is five bays wide, with a central entrance flanked by simple pilasters and topped by a transom window and cornice. A single-story ell extends at an angle from the rear of parallel to Hillside Avenue; the house, a typical vernacular Georgian style construnction, was built c. 1742 by Jonathan Currier, whose family was among the early settlers of the western part of South Hampton, for whom the area is named Currierville.

It is the oldest house standing in the area, a significant agricultural settlement in the 18th and 19th centuries. Because of its proximity to nearby Newton, the area's residents, including Currier and others in his family, twice petitioned the state to become part of Newton. National Register of Historic Places listings in Rockingham County, New Hampshire

List of Macedonian Bulgarians

A list of Macedonian Bulgarians. For other uses, see: List of Macedonians. Krastyo Sarafov Katya Paskaleva Andrey Damyanov Naum Torbov Kroum Pindoff Paisiy Hilendarski Kiril Peychinovich Pavel Bozhigrobski Neofit Rilski Parteniy Zografski Nathanael of Ohrid Lazar Mladenov Atanas Badev Dimitar Rizov Nikola Stoyanov Simeon Radev Boris Borozanov Dimitar Petrov George Lebamoff president of Macedonian Patriotic Organization Hristofor Zhefarovich Miladinov Brothers Marko Cepenkov Grigor Parlichev Kuzman Shapkarev Jordan Hadži Konstantinov-Džinot Rajko Žinzifov Krste Misirkov Voydan Chernodrinski Hristo Silyanov Dimitar Talev Hristo Smirnenski Atanas Dalchev, Nikola Vaptsarov Venko Markovski Krastyo Hadzhiivanov Kliment Boyadzhiev Krstio Zlatarev Konstantin Zhostov Boris Drangov Petar Darvingov Dimitar Mladenov Kiril Yanchulev Dimitar Blagoev Andrey Lyapchev Dimitar Vlahov Ilija Kocarev Georgi Kulishev Spiro Kitinchev Georgi Traykov Anton Yugov Metodi Shatorov Georgi Pirinski Irina Bokova Rosen Plevneliev Ljubčo Georgievski Chavdar Voyvoda Ilyo Voyvoda Hristo Makedonski Dimitar Pop Georgiev - Berovski Georgi Izmirliev Trayko Kitanchev Kosta Shahov Gyorche Petrov Pere Toshev Aleksandar Protogerov Dzole Stojchev Andon Dimitrov Petar Pop-Arsov Hristo Tatarchev Ivan Hadzhinikolov Apostol Petkov Dame Gruev Boris Sarafov Gotse Delchev Kiryak Shkurtov Hristo Matov Aleksandar Turundzhev Yane Sandanski Vasil Chekalarov Cyril Parlichev Metody Patchev Dimo Hadzhidimov Nikola Karev Slaveyko Arsov Kosta Tsipushev Mile Pop Yordanov Lazar Poptraykov Hristo Uzunov Vasil Adzhalarski Ivan Antonov Manush Georgiev Todor Aleksandrov Petar Chaulev Pavel Shatev Panko Brashnarov Andon Kyoseto Hristo Batandzhiev Hristo Andonov Ivan Mihailov Jordan Chkatrov Nikola Pitu Gulev Mara Buneva Andon Kalchev Georgi Dimchev Lyubomir Miletich Aleksander Balabanov Nikola Milev Blagoj Shklifov Iliya Argirov Lyubka Rondova Radomir Radojkov Spiro Debarski Nikola Kovachev Vasil Metodiev Boris Gaganelov Aleksandar Tomov Stoycho Mladenov Ivan Lebanov Simeon Shterev Krasimir Bezinski Kiril Georgiev Petar Mihtarski Ivaylo Andonov Stoycho Stoilov Dimtcho Beliakov Irina Nikulchina Serafim Barzakov Georgi Bachev Dimitar Berbatov Kiril Terziev Borislav Hazurov Kostadin Hazurov Stanislav Manolev Iliyan Mitsanski Daskal Kamche Baba Vanga

Kanvas by Katin

Kanvas By Katin, founded in 1954 and located in Surfside, California, is one of the oldest surf shops in California. In the late 1950s, Nancy and Walter Katin were in the business of making canvas boat covers. One day a young Corky Carroll came into the Katin's shop complaining of the difficulty in finding a pair of swim shorts durable enough to stand up to the then-new pastime of surfboard riding. Walter used his sewing machine and some of the sturdy boat canvas used for boat covers and created the first pair of Kanvas by Katin surf trunks; the Katins kept making their surf trunks, selling them from the Surfside store and through a hemisphere-wide network of surf shop dealers. From the 1960s through the 1970s, many top surfers were loyal customers and appeared in surf magazine ads wearing them. Walter Katin died in 1967, Nancy continued to run the shop and the business in the same manner as before. In 1977, just as professional surfing was starting to take off, Nancy Katin initiated an annual Pro/Am Team Challenge at the Huntington Beach Pier.

With many of the world's best surfers coming to compete, winning the Katin Team Challenge became a prestigious accomplishment in the surfing world. By the late 1970s, the surf industry had begun a decade of explosive growth, but Katin continued to run the business as before, her health began to decline in the early 1980s, just as surf wear was gaining mass popularity, other manufacturers began take advantage of the trend, aggressively marketing their products with slick advertising and worldwide promotional blitzes. Katin, continued to sew surf trunks in the back room of the Surfside store, selling them up front and through the same loyal network of surf shops. In 1986 Nancy Katin died; the Katins had no children, Nancy left the business to her friend and seamstress, Sato Hughes, who had begun sewing trunks for the couple in 1961. Along with her son Glenn, Sato continued to run the Katin operation in the same low-key manner, they focused on maintaining the quality of Katin surf trunks. By the early 1990s, the big surf wear market had "shaken out" and hardcore surfers were again looking for a pair of functional, durable trunks.

Glenn and Sato held down the retail end, while two Newport Beach surfers and Rick, who had experience in marketing and production, took over the wholesale side of the business. They started by updating the classic canvas designs with nylon material and adjusting the lengths and fit for a modern clientele, they added shorts, shirts and jackets to the product line, with the new samples in hand, set off on a tour of surf shops in coastal cities in the United States. They were met by an enthusiastic response from shop proprietors. Glenn and Sato now focused their efforts on the Katin shop, they filled it with clothing, skateboards, body boards and accessories, while surf shop walls were adorned with photos and other memorabilia spanning decades of surfing history. In 1998 Bill and Rick sold the wholesale side of the business to K2 Sports, inaugurated the merger with Bill's brainchild, the "K2 Big Wave Challenge"; the K2 buyout soon led to the principals migrating to other ventures and the demise of the Katin wholesale business.

Glenn Hughes fought to reacquire the name for many years. In 2000 Nancy Katin was inducted into the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach as Woman of the Year. In 2005, Glenn Hughes, with partner Robert Schmidt, regained the right from K2 to once again sell wholesale under the Katin name. On July 4 of the same year, Glenn Hughes with online partner Rod Kelsey launched a new website,, replacing prior URLs and Online Surf Shop