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Astoria Characters: The Immigrant's Daughter
Oct 22, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Catherine is the author of “Immigrant Daughter.” Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When Catherine Kapphahn was a little girl, she sensed that there were things her mot...
How Dangerous Is Texting While Driving Compared with Drunk Driving?
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Why Texting While Driving May Be More Dangerous than DWI It may come as a surprise that texting while driving is more worrisome to the majority of drivers than drunk driving. This is true despite t...
Astoria Characters: The One and Only Gildo
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gildo, the diversified artist. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I bet you can’t guess what this is,” says Gildo Spado . He holds up a round metal object whose center p...
What the New Anti-Sexual Harassment Law Means for NY Employers
Oct 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
Is There Liability You Could Face that You Did Not Face in the Past? The NYS new anti-harassment law has a number of sweeping changes. For one, it applies to all protected classes under New York Hu...
Astoria Characters: The Pedaling Pedagogue
Oct 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ben works for the city’s Department of Education. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Ben Sherman is standing outside his apartment building eager to hop on his bicycle. A...
OPENING A FRANCHISE BUSINESS DOESN'T GUARANTEE SUCCESS
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 307 307 recommendations | email to a friend
INTERVIEW WITH RIDGEWOOD REAL ESTATE BROKER Anthony Carbi Look at Taco Bell they have Beefy Fritos Burrito for $1.00 dollar. We are talking about maybe half of the $3.49 cents as a profit. Or $1.74...
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
Example you rent a store for $6,000 dollars. You still have to pay electric, heat, water and at least two salary’s for someone to open and close the place besides serving customers weekly. So now y...
HOW CAN A BUSINESS/FRANCHISE OWNER MAKE MONEY TODAY?
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
Example you rent a store for $6,000 dollars. You still have to pay electric, heat, water and at least two salary’s for someone to open and close the place besides serving customers weekly. So now y...
Astoria Characters: On the Street Where I Live -- 10 Years Later
Oct 01, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling The Green Farmer When I started writing Astoria Characters 10 years ago, I didn’t know how long I would continue it, and I didn’t know where it would lead. The premise was...
Astoria Characters: The 99-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor
Sep 24, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Margot was born in Dresden. Text and Photos by  Nancy A. Ruhling After she settles herself into her favorite chair, Margot Karp puts on her spectacles. The lenses, big and...

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Robert James Buhlmaier
Robert James Buhlmaier passed away on June 02, 2019 after a brief, yet valiant fight against a very aggressive metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, which had only been diagnosed 6 weeks prio...
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Angela Sinacori
Angela Sinacori passed away on June 7th, 2019 at the age of 86 years. Beloved Mother of John A., Ronald L., and Steven M. Cherished Grandmother of Christopher, Valerie, Luke, Matthew, Olivia, Cody ...
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Lucita M. Berras
Lucita M. Berras passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the age of 81. Beloved Mother of Mary R. Berras. Cherished Grandmother of Jacob and William. Loving Sister of Nelia & John Ferrette, Joey & A...
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Tadeusz Giaro
Tadeusz Giaro passed away on Friday, June 07, 2019 at the age of 66. Beloved Husband of Irena Giaro. Loving Father of Monika (Giaro) Kemp, and Son-in-Law of Joel Kemp. Dear Brother of Andrzej Giaro...
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Mark A. Lazauskas
Mark A. Lazauskas passed away on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at the age of 47. Beloved Son of Frances (David) Steiner and the late Anthony Lazauskas. Loving Brother of Lisa (James) Maline. Cherished U...
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Glenn B. Roberts
Glenn B. Roberts passed away on Monday, June 03, 2019 at the age of 71. Beloved Husband of Joni Lapasota. Loving Stepfather of Kimberly Musso, Danielle Lapasota and Jacqueline Roth. Cherished Grand...
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Anthony “Sonny” Abicca
Anthony “Sonny” Abicca passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the age of 89. Beloved Husband of Teresa Abicca. Loving Father of Anthony Abicca Jr. and Father-in-Law of Maria. Cherished Grandfathe...
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Mary E. Brienza
Mary E. Brienza passed away on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at the age of 97. Beloved Wife of the late Alfred Brienza. Loving Mother of Alfred J. Brienza, Jonathan C. Brienza, Robert A. Breinza, Mary E...
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MaryAnn Esmont
MaryAnn Esmont passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the age of 76. Beloved Wife of the late Ronald. Loving Mother of Debra LoCascio (Michael), Denise D’Amato (James) Donna Whalen (John), Dawn Cal...
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Helen “Midge” Boncimino
Helen “Midge” Boncimino passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the age of 80. Beloved Mother of Jennifer Pirotta and Jodi Imperato and Mother-in-Law of Raymond and Anthony. Cherished Grandmother ...
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Jose S. Panlilio Sr.
Jose S. Panlilio Sr. passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of Lucrecia Chua Panlilio. Loving Father of Ana Maria Panlilio (Cosette), Marcos Anselmo “Ping” (Del), J...
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Leigh Ann Dolce
Leigh Ann Dolce passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the age of 42. Beloved Daughter of Margaret & Frank Wyatt and Step-Daughter of John & Angie. Loving Sister of Kelly Ann Fehling and Sister-in...
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Giorgio Aloe
Giorgio Aloe passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Lucia Aloe. Loving Father of Arturo Aloe, Elizabeth McGrath and the late Helen Aloe. Cherished Grandfather of ...
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Jaylyn Wallace
Jaylyn Wallace passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the age of 68. Beloved Husband of Loida Wallace. Loving Father of Jay Wallace Jr. Cherished Grandfather of Jaylyn and Xavier. Devoted Son of...
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Cosmo Currie
Cosmo Currie passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the age of 89. Beloved Husband of Vivian Currie. Loving Father of Michele. Cherished Grandfather of Nicholas. Private Cremation held on Saturday,...
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