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About Tom Vartabedian (758 Articles)
Tom Vartabedian is a retired journalist with the Haverhill Gazette, where he spent 40 years as an award-winning writer and photographer. He has volunteered his services for the past 46 years as a columnist and correspondent with the Armenian Weekly, where his pet project was the publication of a special issue of the AYF Olympics each September.
Adam Krikorian tasted gold at this year’s Olympics with his United States women’s water polo team.

A Well-Deserved Olympic Tribute to Adam Krikorian

All but lost in this year’s world Olympic Games was the work of Armenian Coach Adam Krikorian. Adam Krikorian tasted gold at this year’s Olympics with his United States women’s water polo team. We celebrated a gold medal and three silvers by our Armenian team and some others by Armenians [more...]

August 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Seasons 1 and 2, as well as the 100 Eyes Special, are now streaming on Netflix.

Hachikian Score Enhances Netflix Series Marco Polo

  The guy who brought you the scintillating “Voyage to Amasia” as a tribute to his grandmother has taken a quantum leap forward in the musical world. Eric Hachikian   Eric Hachikian is composing the score for a nine-part Netflix series, “Marco Polo,” that carries a budget of $90 [more...]

August 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Carolyn Rafaelian is among America’s richest self-made women.

Alex and Ani: An Armenian Jewel

We’re living in an Alex and Ani world. No matter where you may go, there seems to be a vision of their business genius before your very eyes.  Americans tend to gloat over their jewelry products.  Armenians explode with pride over their accomplishments, pointing to a strong ethnic backbone. [more...]

August 24, 2016 // 3 Comments

A dancing Sosy Krikorian-Kadian

Sosy Kadian Danced to Her Own Beat

CRESSKILL, N.J.—It was almost poetic really. Take a dance floor, introduce some Armenian music, and call Sosy Krikorian-Kadian to the forefront. A dancing Sosy Krikorian-Kadian No, you wouldn’t have to call, probe, or invite.  It was automatic.  The dancing machine didn’t need a clue, much [more...]

August 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Book that Initiates 100 Years of History

One never knows what the day’s mail will bring. One moment, it could be a solicitation from a worthy Armenian Cause. Another time, it could be a publication. Impact of an Ancient Nation In both cases, there’s a plethora of activity that makes my life more compelling—for richer or poorer. The [more...]

August 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

An Olympic Wannabe Rests His Laurels

An Olympic Wannabe Rests His Laurels

  In this Olympic year, I cannot get enough of the coverage. I don’t care what the event is, though I prefer the track and field and swimming. You can keep the commercials. Just give me the action. By the end of the night, that’s me on the sofa, bug-eyed and weary. It’s not easy being a [more...]

August 18, 2016 // 1 Comment

'This is a column for the birds. I hope they’re being sighted, not cited.'

Bird-Watching is a Natural Past-Time

This is a column for the birds. I hope they’re being sighted, not cited. Did you happen to catch the latest bulletin from the Audubon Society? It contained yesterday’s bird-sightings across the area. ‘This is a column for the birds. I hope they’re being sighted, not cited.’ The [more...]

August 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

After 30 years, the ARS Lowell “Lousintak” chapter continues to be a time-honored tradition at the Lowell Folk Festival.

Lowell ARS Enhances Folk Festival

After 30 years, the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Lowell “Lousintak” chapter continues to be a time-honored tradition at the Lowell Folk Festival. After 30 years, the ARS Lowell “Lousintak” chapter continues to be a time-honored tradition at the Lowell Folk Festival. The chapter continues [more...]

August 4, 2016 // 2 Comments

Rev. Dr. Mesrob Tashjian

Rev. Dr. Mesrob Tashjian Kept His ‘Kids’ Together

Whether it was the altar of God or the frenzy of a basketball court—a schoolhouse room or church picnic—Rev. Dr. Mesrob Tashjian was a “kid” at heart. Rev. Dr. Mesrob Tashjian He never allowed his clerical collar to stand in the way of humility. If anything, it authenticated his belief that [more...]

August 4, 2016 // 1 Comment

Tom Vartabedian was reunited with Jenny Henderson at this year’s Relay for Life.

An Emotional Reunion Marks the Relay for Life

Every once in a while, a story hits home that’s meant to be packaged and preserved forever. Such a story belongs to Jenny Henderson, a vibrant crusader for the American Cancer Society, who’s been part of the Haverhill Relay for Life the past 16 years. Tom Vartabedian was reunited with Jenny [more...]

August 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

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