WASHINGTON (A.W.)–On Sunday morning, after the golf, tennis, swimming, and softball competitions, the AYF Olympics had already turned into a two chapter race. Providence had 79 points and had a five point lead over Philadelphia. The next closest chapters were Greater Boston with 27 points, Mon...Read More →
WASHINGTON (A.W.)–At the AYF Olympics this year, you may have seen fifteen or so people wearing navy blue polo shirts with an Armenian flag logo and the words: Kharpert Country Club. We look forward to a day when we might actually be able to build and join the Kharpert Country Club in what ...Read More →
WASHINGTON (A.W.)–There is an advantage to being in our nation’s capital for the AYF Olympics. The city is rich in heritage. Many people came early to tour the Smithsonian, visit all the various memorials, see the White House, and so much more. L to R: Diane Hekimian, Levon Avdoyan, and...Read More →
L to R: Ara Aprahamian, treasurer; Hasmig Eskenderian, welcome booth; and Hratch Najariain, chair WASHINGTON (A.W.)–For those that regularly attend Olympics, it is a great fraternal, Armenian, athletic, and social good time. Apart from the occasional lost or late bus or long waits for elevato...Read More →
WASHINGTON (A.W.)–Thursday is a light day at the AYF Olympics. Most people arrive on Friday. Those who come on Thursday are often the golfers and tennis players and their families. Golf and tennis are the first events of the Olympics–and always take place on Friday morning. Let us not fo...Read More →
Dear Editor, We just finished watching the movie, “Lost and Found in Armenia.” It stars Jamie Kennedy, and everyone around him is, for the most part, Armenian. It is a slice of Armenia that we can all relate to, whether we were born in Armenia, Turkey, Lebanon, or the United States. It is full o...Read More →
Dear Editor, In February, Pope Benedict announced his intention to resign the Papacy. As the month ended, he officially stepped down. The College of Cardinals is convening shortly to choose the next Pope. The intent is to have the new Pontiff in place before Easter, this holiest time in Christendom....Read More →
From AYF Olympics 2012 Special Issue In August, I wrote an article in the Weekly asking for people to send me their Olympics memories—of their first or most memorable time—for this article. I got a few responses before the games, and went to Boston with the aim of collecting more from as many pe...Read More →
Dear Editor, I have just finished reading Chris Bohjalian’s masterpiece, The Sandcastle Girls. I do not use the word masterpiece lightly. Whether or not it is a masterpiece in the general pantheon of literature, I cannot say. I am too close to the subject matter. For Armenians, it is nothing less...Read More →
The 79th Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Olympic Games will take place in Boston this coming Labor Day Weekend. In the great history of the Armenian people, 79 years is not a long time. It is a drop in the bucket. But, in the history of Armenians in the United States, this wonderful land, this melti...Read More →
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