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Asbarez: The Narod Institute Introduces Postcards by Kardash Onnig

Asbarez: The Narod Institute Introduces Postcards by Kardash Onnig

NEW YORK – The Narod Armenian Children’s Cultural Institute is happy to announce the publication of TOYS, the first-of-its-kind color postcard series of toys created by sculptor Kardash Onnig.

TOYS is a handsomely designed package containing ten (5 x 7) full color postcards and ten envelopes, each capturing the unique hand crafted work of the artist. The five images (2 of each) reproduced in this publication include “The Drummer,” “The Cow,” and “The Snow Couple,” as well as two new works commissioned by the Ani & Narod Memorial Fund, Narod Institute’s parent organization – “The Song of Love,” a mini-puppet theater created in memory of two-and-a-half year old Narod Ardhaldjian, features cats, rabbits, snails and other animals loved by Narod; and “Gummy Worms Say-Bush Away!” created in an effort to promote dental health and hygiene among children.

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Armenian Weekly: Two Armenians Perish in Crash of USAir Flight 427

Armenian Weekly: Two Armenians Perish in Crash of USAir Flight 427NEW YORK – Last Thursday’s devastating crash of USAir flight 427, en route from Chicago to Pittsburgh, claimed the lives of Ani Naris Coherian Ardhaldjian, 36, and daughter, Narod, 2 1/2, both of Chicago.

Ardhaldjian was born in Manhattan and grew up in Queens, NY. She graduated from Queens College with a bachelor of science degree in sociology. She was working toward a master’s degree in market research. She married Raffi Ardhaldjian in August 1986, and resided in New York. In 1992 the Ardhaldjians moved to California, where they lived before moving to Chicago in July of this year.

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Armenian Reporter: Ani & Narod Memorial Fund Introduces Limited-Edition “Mariam & Jesus” Collectable Prints by Zadik Zadikian

Armenian Reporter_Mariam & Jesus

NEW YORK, NY – The Ani & Narod Memorial Fund (ANMF) announces the offering of a limited-edition silk-screened print, “Mariam & Jesus,” created exclusively for the fund by contemporary artist Zadik Zadikian. Very rich in color and full of historically precious values, Zadikian’s prints, 16″ x 20″ in size, recreate the images of Mariam and Jesus that were inspired by medieval manuscript artists from the Armenian region of Artsakh in the 13th century. Mariam is portrayed wearing the period’s bright, multi-colored dress and kerchief of Armenian peasants girls. The rich and vibrant golds, reds and blues are the artist’s signature colors.

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Asbarez: Narod Ardhaldjian Children’s Library Opens in Lebanon

Asbarez: Narod Ardhaldjian Children's Library Opens in Lebanon

BEIRUT – The Narod Armenian Children’s Cultural Institute and the Armenian Relief Cross of Lebanon recently celebrated the inauguration and opening of the Narod Ardhaldjian Children’s Library in the Armenian-populated area of Bourj Hammoud in Beirut, Lebanon on Saturday, March 30. The NACCI sponsored the renovation of the already existing children’s library and dedicated its name to the memory of two-and-a-half-year-old Narod Ardhaldjian. Narod and mother Ani Coherian Ardhaldjian died aboard US Air flight 427, on Sept 8, 1994 in Pittsburgh. The opening was expressly held five days after Narod’s fourth birthday.

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Narod Armenian Children’s Cultural Institute Announces Grand Opening of Narod Ardhaldjian Children’s Library in Lebanon

Narod Armenian Children's Cultural Institute Announces Grand Opening of Narod Ardhaldjian Children's Library in Lebanon

First-ever Armenian Children’s Library in the Armenia Diaspora

BEIRUT, Lebanon – The Narod Armenian Children’s Cultural Institute (NACCI) and the Armenian Relief Cross of Lebanon recently celebrated the inauguration and opening of the Narod Ardhaldjian Children’s Library in the Armenian section of Bourj-Hammond here on March 30. The NACCI sponsored the renovation of the already existing children’s library dedicated its name to the memory of 2 1/2-year-old Narod Ardhaldjian. Narod and mother Ani Coherian Ardhaldjian died aboard USAir flight 427, September 8, 1994 in Pittsburgh. The opening was expressly held five days after Narod’s fourth birthday.

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Armenian Weekly: Air Crash Victims Ani & Narod Ardhaldjian Remembered in Memorial Service

LITTLE NECK, NY – In the wake of the tragic September 8 USAir flight 427 crash, which took the lives of 132 passengers and crew members, St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church of Little Neck held special services to remember all the victims of that crash. Two of the crash victims were members of the church community.

The crash took the lives of Ani Ardhaldjian, 36, and Narod, 2, wife and daughter of Raffi Ardhaldjian. Family members of both Ani and Raffi reside in Queens, NY. The Ardhaldjians recently resided in Agoura Hills, CA, and moved to Chicago in June.

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Local Memorial Service to Remember Victims of USAir Flight 427

LITTLE NECK, New York, Sept. 18, 1994 – In the wake of the tragic September 8 US Air Flight 427 crash, which took the lives of 132 passengers and crew, St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, which lost two members of its community in the crash, has planned two special services to remember all of the victims. The two services, a special morning mass at 11:30 a.m. and a memorial service at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, September 18 are open to the public and will be officiated by Father Anoushavan Tanielian.

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