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Astoria Characters: The Colorist by Nruhling
Jun 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Shawna works for ARROJO Studio in SoHo. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling What’s for breakfast? It’s Saturday, one of Shawna Morlock ’s days off, so the answer is chocolate-chip pancakes. The question comes from her 4-year-old daughter, Cara, her who is wearing a purpl...
How to Clean a Diamond Ring the Right Way by danielrosenfeld
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
If you have been struggling to sell diamonds for top price, the chances are that you’ve been cleaning your ring incorrectly. Remember nothing can sell diamonds quite like that shiny sparkle and luster. After all, no one wants a rusty, dusty rock. In this article, we have rounded up six tried-and-...
Astoria Characters: The Honey Harvesters by Nruhling
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ashley and Nick are the owners of Astor Apiaries. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Nick Hoefly isn’t wearing gloves. His wife, Ashley , points this out as she pulls on a pair of rubber ones the color of sunflowers. They are getting ready to reach their hands into a hi...
Texting and Driving FAQs by cjleclaire
Jun 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 285 285 recommendations | email to a friend
Texting and Driving Is the Most Alarming Form of Distracted Driving Texting and driving includes reading text messages, emails or online material or writing or composing messages on a mobile device while driving. The federal government defines texting and driving as distracted driving. Why is tex...
Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors by cjleclaire
Jun 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 388 388 recommendations | email to a friend
How Would Your Small Business Fare with the IRS for Worker Status? Did you know that misclassifying workers is one of the top problems that small business owners face? Many small businesses hire independent contractors as part of running their businesses and delivering services or products. It is...
Astoria Characters: The Successful Actor You've Never Heard Of by Nruhling
Jun 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Neal is an actor and a lawyer. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling You’ve probably never heard of Neal Arluck . And it’s highly unlikely that you’d recognize his face. There’s good reason for this. Although Neal’s acting career has spanned more than four decades, it has,...
Astoria Characters: The Illustrator by Nruhling
Jun 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Keiko is from Jakara, Indonesia. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I like to collect things,” says Keiko Nabila . She mentions this as she walks past the floor-to-ceiling shelves of shoes in the entry hall of her studio apartment/art studio. The featured footwear is d...
never growing up! Bringing Back the draft for young men 18 years of age by godfather
May 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Why they should bring back the draft-specifically for men only at 18 years age. Too many young men still living at home with no job, no inspiration, no motivation, and just flat out existing. In my opinion all young men need some type of direction. Whether College or being in the service. If they...
Astoria Characters: The Drummer Whose Heartbeat Is Science by Nruhling
May 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Greg is a pharmacist who plays the conga. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling For Greg Stein , everything started to come together about a decade ago. What happened was not so much extraordinary as unexpected. Instead of an epiphany, his transformation was an evolution. ...
Astoria Characters: Cadillac Man by Nruhling
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Cadillac Man wrote Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets . Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Tom Wagner , cap and coat in hand, is itching to get outside. He was homeless for two decades, and although he loves his apartment, anything with four walls feels conf...