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About Town – A Day in NYC

About Town – A Day in NYC

After I attended the lecture by Hazel Antaramian at St. Vartan Cathedral I took a taxi to Greenwich Village, NYC to attend the Closing Ceremony of Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York at the Tenri Cultural Institute.

April 11th, 2014

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Finding Beauty and Vision in Armenia

Finding Beauty and Vision in Armenia

Last year I accomplished a dream. I took a small group of non-Armenians to my homeland, and introduced them to our enchanting Armenia, the land of Noah. We traveled to the four corners of Armenia and enjoyed the raw beauty of our motherland. My friend Yaffa, who is from Israel, wholly fell in love with Armenia.

March 28th, 2014

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Memories of Past Christmases in Iran

Memories of Past Christmases in Iran

BY CATHERINE YESAYAN
On a misty December day in Glendale this year, I was jolted back in time 50 years to my childhood Christmases in Tehran. The experience was evoked upon the sight of the beautiful holiday décor arranged by Glendale School Board member Mary Boger in their living room. Mrs. Boger’s home was one of [...]

December 31st, 2013

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Eat, Walk, Glendale

Eat, Walk, Glendale

It was a Sunday full of discoveries. My son Erik picked me up at 8 in the morning and we drove to the bank of the LA River in Glendale, to join a walking tour of the river. Yes, a real river runs through Glendale! It’s a river where you can swim and kayak, and I hadn’t even heard about it until recently.

October 24th, 2013

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A Film Festival Not to Miss

A Film Festival Not to Miss

Halloween, pumpkin patches, and fallen leaves are images that come to mind when I think of autumn. Festivals are other images associated with that time of the year. Among all Fall Festivals – from October Fest to Harvest Fest – there’s one that I don’t want to miss: that’s the Arpa International Film Festival.

October 23rd, 2013

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A Stroll through Yerevan on Independence Day

A Stroll through Yerevan on Independence Day

Saturday September 21, is Armenian Independence Day, which I’d say holds a special place in the hearts of all Armenians. It certainly does for me. The day signifies an important milestone, the realization of a dream held for generations that suddenly and unexpectedly happened 22 years ago after the fall of the Soviet Union.

September 19th, 2013

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Family Memories Published in Long-Running Church Newsletter Series

Family Memories Published in Long-Running Church Newsletter Series

What was daily life like in Western Armenian provinces and communities before the Genocide, and how did families adapt as they emigrated to the U.S.? Stories and memories passed down to parishioners of United Armenian Congregational Church, printed in the church’s Herald publication over the past four years, are a rich source of cultural history.

July 12th, 2013

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New Mixed-Use Buildings in Glendale: Great Networking Venues

New Mixed-Use Buildings in Glendale: Great Networking Venues

Armenians Among Many Young Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs on Elevé Skydeck
BY ELISE KALFAYAN
Clear skies and a perfect sunset graced the impressive Elevé Skydeck last week for the May meeting of Glendale Young Professionals . The business networking group has been able to meet in new downtown Glendale locations including Elevé Lofts and Skydeck, 9021PHO restaurant [...]

June 7th, 2013

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Glendale Library, Alex Theatre Renovations Proceed

Glendale Library, Alex Theatre Renovations Proceed

The Library Arts and Culture Department, the Friends of the Glendale Public Library and the Associates of Brand Library continue to offer excellent free programs for the community

May 10th, 2013

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Experiencing Traditional Holidays in Armenia

Experiencing Traditional Holidays in Armenia

Am I lucky or what? Last year while I was doing a research online for a column about the “Water Feast,” an old Armenian tradition of dousing each other with water, I found pictures taken in Yerevan showing kids throwing buckets of water. I wished that one day I could be there in person, watching those kids in action and taking my own pictures.

December 28th, 2012

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One Life is not Enough for Yerevan

One Life is not Enough for Yerevan

“UNA VIDA ES POCO PARA BARCELONA…” “One life is not enough for Barcelona,” this is a motto I have on aT-shirt I bought in Barcelona a few years back.

December 11th, 2012

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My Mother’s Voice: A Genocide Survivor’s Story

My Mother’s Voice: A Genocide Survivor’s Story

My Mother’s Voice, a genocide survivor documentary based on the novel A Gift in the Sunlight, premiers this weekend at the Pomegranate Film Festival in Toronto.

October 11th, 2012

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A stroll in Yerevan on Independence Day

A stroll in Yerevan on Independence Day

Friday, September 21 was Independence Day for Armenia. Two days earlier, I had taken a taxi to Zvartnotz airport to pick up my cousins who were coming from Denmark for their first visit in Armenia.

October 1st, 2012

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A Concert At Cafesjian Center In Yerevan

A Concert At Cafesjian Center In Yerevan

Gurdjieff is an Armenian mystic and a scholar of the early 20th century. He believed that humans can transcend to higher levels of consciousness by improving their self-awareness.

September 24th, 2012

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