Nancy Ruhling's Blog – June 2010 Archive (5)

Astoria Characters: The Sicilian Saint

It happens every June: St. Antonio Abate makes a four-night appearance on Ditmars Boulevard at his namesake feast.…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 29, 2010 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The World-Wise Window Washer

The secret’s in the squeegee. That’s what gets windows streak-free, squeaky clean. So says Barry Feirstein, the guy who does windows for a living.…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 22, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Itinerant Romantic



This is a love story. You know, boy meets girl. Boy gets girl. Girl gets boy. To follow her to New York.…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 15, 2010 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Big-Hearted Restaurateur



“You must have lunch,” declares Joanna Nana Loiselle. The…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 8, 2010 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The By-The-Book Librarian

Laurel Hicklin is standing in the stacks at the Steinway Library. She takes a deep breath. "There's nothing like the smell of books," she says in delight. "It's so exciting to be surrounded by all kinds of books that are just waiting to be read."

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 1, 2010 at 7:09pm — No Comments

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