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Astoria Characters: The Kid Entrepreneurs

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Izzy, 11, started his first business when he was 3.

Izzy Weitzman is sitting at the kitchen table putting Magic, The Gathering cards into packets…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on March 21, 2017 at 6:08am — No Comments

Saturday April 22, 2017 6pm - 9:30pm Catholic Professionals Maronite Catholic Mass & Social

Special note: This Saturday Maronite Catholic mass satisfies Sunday Mass obligation under the Latin\Roman Catholic rite as the Maronite Catholic rite is in communion with the Pope.



Join us for a Maronite Catholic Mass on Saturday April 22nd at the Chapel at Regis High School on…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on March 19, 2017 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Daddy Blogger

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Jason writes One Good Dad.

A coffee cup and pacifier in hand, Jason Greene, who has a quartet of kids, plops himself down on the living room floor, where his 18-month-old…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on March 14, 2017 at 6:07am — No Comments

Thursday April 27, 2017 Catholic/Christian Professionals "Friendly Feud" Fundraiser benefiting Catholic Charities

***SPECIAL NOTE***: To attend this event, you must register and prepay as space is limited. Register and prepay via this link: http://www.socialevents123.com/friendlyfeudctf.shtml  



The Catholic Fellowship of NYC invites you to this special Friendly Feud Fundraiser benefiting Catholic Charities on Thursday April 27, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at The Playwright…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on March 12, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Enchanted Goddess

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Joan transformed herself into The Enchanted Goddess.

Surrounded by magic wands, angel statues and spiritual tomes, Joan Becht Willette, aka The Enchanted Goddess, is…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on March 7, 2017 at 6:25am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Immortalizes the Dearly Departed

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Effie's the owner of Monuments by Effie on Ditmars Boulevard.…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on February 28, 2017 at 6:20am — No Comments

Take 45 Seconds to Help Make Police-Community Relations More Transparent

What's the one right you know you have should you ever be arrested? The right to remain silent. You know this because you've seen it on TV, sure—but really you know it because in 1966 the Supreme Court decided in Miranda v. Arizona that what's become known as "Miranda rights" were important enough to require police officers to specifically inform anyone who was being arrested that they had them. People already had the legal right to remain silent, but by requiring police…

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Added by Autumn on February 22, 2017 at 7:09am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Returnee

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Dominique, an Astoria native, came back to take care of her mother.

Dominique Perrot has painted striking stripes in her long, dark hair. She’s decided to go…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on February 21, 2017 at 6:25am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Woman of the Cheese Caves

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Elizabeth is the vice president for sales and marketing for Murray's Cheese.

When she was a little girl, Elizabeth Chubbuck used to climb to…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on February 14, 2017 at 6:27am — No Comments

Friday February 10, 2017 Pre-Valentine Catholic/Christian Singles Mingle Charity Event

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC  invites single Catholics/Christians age 21 and up to this special Pre-Valentine Singles Mingle Charity Event benefiting Catholic Charities.



Come out to 49 Grove Lounge on Friday February 10th, 2017 from 6:30PM to 9:30PM.



Over 200 singles attended our previous singles mingle charity event. …



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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on February 9, 2017 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Shave-and-Snip Barber

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Val is the owner of Val's Barber Shop.

There are only four stations at Val’s Barber Shop.

Val…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on February 7, 2017 at 6:31am — No Comments

Friday February 10, 2017 Pre-Valentine Catholic/Christian Singles Mingle Charity Event

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC  invites single Catholics/Christians age 21 and up to this special Pre-Valentine Singles Mingle Charity Event benefiting Catholic Charities.



Come out to 49 Grove Lounge on Friday February 10th, 2017 from 6:30PM to 9:30PM.



Over 200 singles attended our previous singles mingle charity event. …



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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on February 6, 2017 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Massage Master

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Anthony is the co-owner of The Giving Tree Yoga Studio.

The subway screeches, the city screams and Anthony Wood stands serene.

Read all about…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on January 31, 2017 at 6:21am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Bagel-Factory Boss

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

George is the co-founder of New Yorker Bagels.



“My life is bagels,” declares George Menegatos. “It’s my love.”

            George, the…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on January 24, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Friday February 10, 2017 Pre-Valentine Catholic/Christian Singles Mingle Charity Event

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC  invites single Catholics/Christians to this special Pre-Valentine Singles Mingle Charity Event benefiting Catholic Charities.



Come out to 49 Grove Lounge on Friday February 10th, 2017…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on January 17, 2017 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Italian Fairy

“I wanted to greet you as the Italian Fairy,” says Simona Rodano as she opens her arms and embraces me like a long-lost friend.



Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling
The Italian Fairy, aka Simona Rodano.

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on January 17, 2017 at 6:33am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Ex-Ballerina Who's Doing a Different Dance

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on January 10, 2017 at 6:14am — No Comments

Fri Jan 13th Catholic/Christian Professionals Billiards Fundraiser at Society Billiards

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC is organizing this very special Catholic/Christian Professionals Billiards Fundraiser benefiting Catholic Charities on Friday January 13, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Society Billiards in Manhattan.



This event is NOT crazy competitive. Beginners are welcome. We have 5 tables for two hours, and you will have the opportunity to play with different groups of people throughout the night.



Don’t worry if you are coming alone. Most…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on January 8, 2017 at 10:11am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Found Himself at Home in America

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Nabeel is the marketing director of Bareburger.



There are bags under Nabeel Alamgir’s eyes. It has nothing — and everything — to do with age.

Read all about Nabeel in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog,… Continue

Added by Nancy Ruhling on January 3, 2017 at 6:32am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Champion of Playground 35

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on December 27, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments

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