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ARS Detroit Chapters Celebrate 104th Anniversary with ‘Dohmig Or’

DETROIT, Mich.—The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Mid-Council of Greater Detroit held its annual ARS anniversary celebration on Sept. 20 with a tribute to the food, music, and culture of Kessab and Mousa Ler. Nearly 300 people attended the “Dohmig Or” (“Heritage Day”) at the Armenian [more...]

October 9, 2014 // 2 Comments

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Detroit to Honor Rev. Dr. Vahan H. Tootikian

On Fri., Oct. 10, the Armenian Congregational Church of Greater Detroit will celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Vahan H. Tootikian’s pastoral and public service at a cultural evening, beginning at 7 p.m. in the “Rev. Dr. Vahan H. Tootikian Hall” of the church, 26210 West 12 Mile [more...]

October 7, 2014 // 2 Comments

Seated: Betty Apigian Kessel and Mitch Kehetian. Standing: Greg Vartanian and Mike Kajoian.

Detroit Kef Time Keghi II

By Mitch Kehetian DETROIT, Mich.—A mission to strengthen the lifeline between local Armenians of Keghetzi roots with the residents of the Nor Keghi Village in the present-day Republic of Armenia remains on course. The spirited project is fueled by heritage dedication and embraced with a [more...]

October 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Detroit Knights of Vartan Sponsor 6th Workshop on Genocide

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—In 2015, Armenians worldwide will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide through a series of educational and cultural programs. As one of their planned Centennial commemoration activities, the Detroit Knights of Vartan, Nareg Shavarshan Lodge will participate [more...]

September 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

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‘Giants of the Earth’: Searching for Answers in Western Armenia

In 1969, I went to Turkish-occupied Western Armenia to confirm a U.S. State Department report that my Aunt Parancim, who we believed had been killed during the genocide, had died just six years earlier. With the help of a then-friendly State Department, my assigned guide was a young Turkish law [more...]

September 11, 2014 // 2 Comments

The Wisconsin chapter of the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR) raised more than $35,000 at its golf outing fundraiser on behalf of needy Armenian orphans in Syria and Armenia.

Wisconsin Golf Fundraiser Raises $35,000 for Orphans in Syria

DELAFIELD, Wisc.—The Wisconsin chapter of the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR) raised more than $35,000 at its golf outing fundraiser on behalf of needy Armenian orphans in Syria and Armenia. The Wisconsin chapter of the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR) raised more than [more...]

September 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Nancy Gavoor, right, and Jill Tosoian Dolik continue to remain best friends as Detroit AYF alumnae while remaining atop the all-time Olympic scoring list with 144 points each.

Detroiters Gavoor and Dolik Still Carry Olympic Torch

DETROIT, Mich.—They were best friends growing up through Sunday School, premiere AYF athletes, community activists, role models and, most of all, proud Armenians from noted family stock. Nancy Gavoor, right, and Jill Tosoian Dolik continue to remain best friends as Detroit AYF alumnae while [more...]

August 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Justin Aprahamian can turn any kitchen into a gourmet’s delight.

Justin Aprahamian Is Chef Personified

MILWAUKEE, Wisc.—You happen to be a well-known Armenian chef in America, and suddenly you get a call from the president of Armenia who wants to visit your home for dinner. If you’re Justin Aprahamian, the menu would be nothing out of the ordinary. Simply, the same as any traditional Armenian [more...]

August 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

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