In her quest to backtrack her grandmother's route, Andonian encounters the multi-layered remains that blanket the landscape of Historic Armenia.

Michelle Andonian’s Gift: A Book and Exhibition in Detroit

By Ani Boghikian Kasparian Michelle Andonian DETROIT, Mich.—On Sept. 18, 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, people flocked to a gallery in Detroit to learn about Sarah Andonian’s story of survival, as told by her granddaughter, Michelle Andonian. Through her photographs and newly [more...]

October 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Godfather of the flag, Murad A. Meneshian, during blessing of the flag church service

Chicago Commemorates May 28th

The 97th anniversary of the First Armenian Republic and the victories of May 28, 1918, were commemorated at the Armenian All Saints Apostolic Church and Community Center in Glenview, Ill., on May 31, 2015. During morning church service, the blessing of the Armenian flag ceremony took place with [more...]

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The four-day convention was attended by 39 accredited delegates from 21 ARS Eastern USA chapters.

ARS of Eastern USA Concludes 95th Annual Convention

NOVI, Mich.—Delegates from across the eastern United States gathered at the Sheraton in Novi from Aug. 13-16 for the 95th Annual Regional Convention of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Eastern USA. Together, the ARS “Maro,” “Shakeh,” “Sybille,” “Tsolig,” and “Zabel” Chapters [more...]

August 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

Dr. Toumanoff (Photo:

Marquette Senior Economics Professor Awarded Fulbright to Armenia

Toumanoff to Teach at Armenian State University of Economics Dr. Toumanoff (Photo: MILWAUKEE, Wis.—Dr. Peter Toumanoff, associate professor emeritus of economics at Marquette University, has earned a Senior Fulbright Award to Armenia, and will spend the first part of 2016 [more...]

August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments


Chicago Armenian Community Marks Lisbon Anniversary

GLENVIEW, Ill.—The Chicago Armenian community marked the 32nd anniversary of the martyrdom of the Lisbon Five this week by holding a special requiem service for Sarkis Abrahamian, Setrak Ajamian, Vache Daghlian, Ara Kuhrjulian, and Simon Yahniyan. The service, which was held at Armenian All [more...]

July 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Loris Ohannes Chobanian

Chobanian Premieres ‘Der Voghormia’

BEREA, Ohio—Loris Ohannes Chobanian is professor emeritus and a composer-in-residence at Baldwin Wallace (BW) University, and his composition “Der Voghormia” (Lord Have Mercy) for chorus, piano, and timpani was premiered on March 22 by “BW Singers”—conducted by Maestro Marc Weagraff, [more...]

July 28, 2015 // 1 Comment


ANCA Eastern Region 9th Annual Banquet to Be Held in Detroit

ANCA-ER Banquet Comes to the Midwest for First Time since Inception DETROIT, Mich.—Armenian Americans throughout the Eastern U.S.—especially from the Midwest—will be joining together to celebrate a year of civic activism at the 9th annual Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Eastern [more...]

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

(First row, L-R) Michael Merjanian, Tatevic Broutian, Hagop Mekhjian, Natalya Nazaryan, and Will Larchian. (Second row) Gregory Simonian, Armine Aghabekian, and Mary Sagatelova.

A Celebration of Armenian Survival

On the evening of Friday, April 24, the Armenian Student Association of t­­he Ohio State University hosted an event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and to celebrate the rich culture that survived—and even thrived—following genocide. Dr. Hagop. Mekhjian, the [more...]

July 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Twenty-five A.G.B.U. Alex and Marie Manoogian School seniors were honored at a June 1 commencement ceremony at St. John Armenian Church Cultural Hall in Southfield, Mich.

AGBU Manoogian Schools Graduates 25 Students

  Twenty-five A.G.B.U. Alex and Marie Manoogian School seniors were honored at a June 1 commencement ceremony at St. John Armenian Church Cultural Hall in Southfield, Mich. Judith Kadri, high school head teacher, served as master of ceremonies. Dr. Hosep Torossian, principal of the high [more...]

July 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

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