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Oct 22, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 554 554 recommendations | email to a friend
Still to Receive American Horticultural Society's Honor June 10 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Steven Still was "green" before green was cool. Nearly four decades ago, Still earned his doctorate at the University of Illinois by examining if waste hardwood bark, instead of being burned or dumped by distillerie...
Astoria Characters: The Creators of Art Bites by Nruhling
Oct 16, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Astoria Art Bites setting up at Mike’s Diner at 22-37 31st St. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling It was a couple of cups of coffee at Mike’s Diner that got the creativity flowing. Vendula Kalinova , a fashion designer and artist, is a regular at the mammoth-menu eate...
Astoria Characters: The Elvis Impersonator by Nruhling
Oct 08, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Elvis has entered the building. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Gregg Peters isn’t wearing a white jumpsuit. This is a startling fashion statement from a guy who has made his living impersonating Elvis for 43 years – one longer than the King of Rock and Roll was on t...
Astoria Characters: The Full-Circle Artist by Nruhling
Oct 01, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Karen’s colorful studio. By Nancy A. Ruhling The sunlight streams through the windows, illuminating Karen Fitzgerald ’s studio, shining a spotlight on her circular paintings. The works , rimmed in gold, silver or copper halos, glitter like celestial coins as Karen, a pet...
Astoria Characters: The Paw Partners by Nruhling
Sep 24, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a kitten in the window. Wait – there are two kittens in the window. Which is a curious thing given that the pet-supply shop is called The Regal Beagle . The feisty snowshoe Siamese, who is called Conchita, is climbing up a potted palm, and the torpid tuxedo, who was named Jameson for the...
68ZU_BF7AB5E1_94B0_4C22_9F85_A570B8524C8A.jpeg Important info on closing costs when selling a home. Jim Turano by jimmyturano
Sep 20, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 1078 1078 recommendations | email to a friend
So besides hearing from a sales agent how much commission, or length of time for them to get the exclusive from you, do they explain your closing costs to you? From 42 years ago until today, I always explain to the seller the closing costs involved when selling a home. And I always mention it tak...
Astoria Characters: The Multicultural Cook by Nruhling
Sep 17, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
To understand why Tenzing Ghama can’t wait to get up at 4 in the morning to start cooking, you have to believe in dreams. She’s always wanted to open a restaurant, but she’s never had the money or the opportunity to do so. But time is something she does have a little bit of. So six months ago, sh...
HQG6_486F6E1D_D4C3_4AE2_8B5C_008F8E1B9A6C.jpeg Hire the most experienced hands on Broker- Jim Turano by jimmyturano
Sep 16, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 1162 1162 recommendations | email to a friend
Now celebrating his 42 year in the Real Estate Business. Over 4,000 written appraisals to date completed. Appeared in New York State Supreme Court as an expert witness in appraising. During Pandemic Jim Turano is offering to family members a Free Date Of Death appraisal. A Middle Village resident...
Astoria Characters: The Complex Man by Nruhling
Sep 13, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
It has been weeks since Stefano Poliseno has been to his Astoria Sports Complex.   Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Stefano outside the closed Astoria Sports Complex. He parks his car – a white Maserati detailed with a green and red stripe in homage to his and its Italian heritage – and goes to the fron...
From the earliest I can remember, I’ve always loved music. Exclusive interview with songwriter, singer and entertainer Paul Loren by Milano52
Sep 08, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 1352 1352 recommendations | email to a friend
Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena Paul Loren is a singer, songwriter, producer, and consummate entertainer. A native New Yorker, Paul was raised on the rich legacy of soul, classic pop, and the Great American Songbook, and in those musical idioms, he feels most at home. Tiziano Thomas Dossena :...