Simon Maghakyan

ANCA-WR Appoints Simon Maghakyan as Community Development Coordinator

GLENDALE, Calif.—Over the course of a year, the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region (ANCA-WR) significantly expanded its community outreach activities beyond California, home to its headquarters and more than 20 local chapters. True to its mission to educate, motivate, and [more...]

January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Armenia’s representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, presented a Medal for Services Contributed to the Motherland to ATP and its founder, Carolyn Mugar. Also pictured are board member Nancy Kricorian (left) and forestry director Navasard Dadyan. (Photo by Kerry Brett)

Armenia Bestows Highest Honor on ATP for Green Mission

$3 Million Raised for 20th Anniversary to Advance Tree Planting and Education Programs BOSTON, Mass.—Supporters of the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) turned out in full force this past fall to celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary in Boston. A crowd of 500 enthusiastic guests young and old [more...]

January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments


Genocide Centennial Event to Take Place in South Florida

Sayat Nova Dance Company of Boston to Perform at FAU on Jan. 24 BOCA RATON, Fla.—The first official event in the United States marking the 100th commemoration of the Armenian Genocide will be held at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) on the evening of Sat., Jan. 24, when the local non-profit [more...]

January 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

A scene from the event

Spirit of Christmas Fills Sisters Academy in Radnor

RADNOR, Pa.—Amidst the flurry of activity that takes place at the end of each year, the Armenian Sisters Academy of Radnor was filled with the spirit of Christmas last month. A scene from the Christmas Pageant The first week of December, students learned that there is not only joy in receiving [more...]

January 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ayse Gul Altinay and Fethiye Cetin

Watertown Program to Explore Legacy of ‘Lost’ Armenians in Turkey

WATERTOWN, Mass.—On Tuesday evening, Jan. 27, two authors from Istanbul will discuss efforts in recent years to uncover the silence about Islamized Armenians in Turkey. Ayse Gul Altinay and Fethiye Cetin At a reception at the Watertown Public Library, attorney Fethiye Cetin and sociologist Ayse [more...]

January 21, 2015 // 3 Comments

The Sayat Nova International Composition Competition gala concert at Salle Cortot in Paris in 2012.

‘Sayat Nova International Composition Competition’ Announces Winners

The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) recently announced the winners of the 2014 Sayat Nova International Composition Competition: Hovik Sardaryan, 21, of Armenia was awarded first prize; Fun Gordon Dic-lun, 26, of Hong Kong received second prize; and Richard Melkonian of the United Kingdom, [more...]

January 21, 2015 // 1 Comment

Bedros Sarkis Kolandjian

Bedros Sarkis Kolandjian (1931-2015)

Bedros Sarkis Kolandjian, 83, of Frederick, Md., passed away on Mon., Jan. 19, at 2:50 a.m. Bedros Sarkis Kolandjian Kolandjian was born on July 9, 1931, in Sudan, to the late Sarkis and Iskouhi Kolandjian. Bedros lived life to the fullest and was a loving and generous father, grandfather, brother, [more...]

January 21, 2015 // 1 Comment

dink funeral

Fethiye Cetin Speaks at 8th Hrant Dink Commemoration in Toronto

On Jan. 18, the Toronto-Armenian community gathered to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the assassination of editor and journalist Hrant Dink, who was murdered in Istanbul on Jan. 19, 2007, in front of the “Agos” newspaper offices. More than 700 people filled the Armenian Community Center to [more...]

January 20, 2015 // 4 Comments

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