7th Annual Armenia Fest Wows Metro Detroiters

ROYAL OAK, Mich.—Armenia Fest 2014, Oakland County’s largest ethnic festival, was held on July 12 for the third year at the beautiful Royal Oak Farmers Market, and brought to metro Detroit by the Armenia Fest 2014 Committee under the auspices of the Detroit Chapter Knights of Vartan. Attendance [more...]

August 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

A scene from the event (Photo by Tina Cholakian)

Chicago Celebrates Hairenik, Armenian Weekly Anniversaries

On Sat., May 17, Chicago community leaders and activists came together at Arpy Seferian’s home to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the Hairenik and the 80th anniversary of the Armenian Weekly. The evening was made even more memorable with special guest Prof. Richard Hovannisian, accompanied by [more...]

June 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Findlater as it appears today as a dance hall.

Gavoor: ‘Roots Run Deep’

What a great theme for the upcoming 81st Annual AYF Olympics in Detroit: “Roots Run Deep.” In 1938-40, a woman named Sydney Robertson Cowell organized and ran a WPA Folk Music Project. She and her colleagues went around to various parts of California recording all kinds of American, American [more...]

June 20, 2014 // 4 Comments

A scene from Walk Armenia

Detroit ARS Chapters Host ‘Walk Armenia’

The annual Detroit area Walk Armenia event hosted by the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) took place on a sunny, warm Sunday afternoon on June 8 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market in suburban Detroit. Walkers began arriving at 2 p.m. Infants, toddlers, school-age youth, and their parents and grandparents [more...]

June 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

A scene from the event (Photo by Tina Cholakian)

Hairenik, Weekly Celebrate Anniversaries in Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill. (A.W)—A banquet celebrating the 115th anniversary of Hairenik and the 80th anniversary of the Armenian Weekly took place at the home of Arpi Seferian on May 17. A scene from the event (Photo by Tina Cholakian) Around 50 guests attended the event, which featured Professor Richard [more...]

June 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

National Representative Assembly convened at Soorp Sarkis Church May 15-17 in Dearborn, MI.

NRA Assembly Honors US Senator Carl Levin, Two Eagles

Story and photos by Tom Vartabedian DEARBORN, Mich.—As a veteran legislator, United States Senator Carl Levin has been most passionate about issues that have affected our ancestral homeland, whether it’s been genocide recognition or foreign aid support. United States Senator Carl Levin [more...]

May 26, 2014 // 0 Comments


Chicago Armenians Commemorate 99th Anniversary of Genocide

Dr. Henry Astarjian makes a point during his presentation in Chicago on Saturday, April 26. GLENVIEW, Ill.—The Chicago Armenian Community marked the 99th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with a number of events spanning from April 24 to April 27. The commemorative activities began on [more...]

May 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

AYF members lead the Armenian community in a demonstration against genocide denial in Chicago on April 24th.

Protest Against Armenian Genocide Denial Held in Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill.—Armenians from across Greater Chicago converged on Daley Plaza in the city’s central business district to mark the 99th Anniversary of the Armenian genocide and to protest the Turkish government’s ongoing campaign of genocide denial. The Armenians were joined in the protest by [more...]

May 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

Ned Apigian

Apigian to Run for Seat in Michigan State House

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich.—When the call is sounded to rally the metro Detroit area Armenian community to stand fast for justice, activist Ned Apigian makes his presence known. The Dearborn Heights city councilman is equally active in partisan politics at the local and state levels of government and [more...]

April 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

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