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By Max Zimbert | September 20, 2009
Celebrating Armenian Independence Day is a little tricky. There is more than one Fourth of July equivalent for a nation that was ruled or invaded by Assyrians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Mongols, Persians, Ottoman Turks and Russians. More than 8,000 people of varying ethnicities were estimated to have danced, picnicked and celebrated the most recent declaration of independence when Armenia became the first non-Baltic republic to break away from the Soviet Union in 1991.
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October 25, 2000
Amber Willard THORNYCROFT -- To celebrate local cultures, an upcoming fair will have children singing Spanish songs and learning Armenian dances. Other activities at the Cultural Fair 2000, sponsored by Verdugo Mental Health Center and other groups, will include booths with information about Central American and Jewish cultures Saturday. "The theme is celebrating diversity, teaching tolerance and promoting peace," said Jody Kussin, director of children's services at the health center.
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October 5, 2001
Karen S. Kim More than 400 city employees left behind their air-conditioned offices, glowing computer screens and jangling telephones for a couple of hours Thursday to attend Glendale's Annual Employee Potluck luncheon. Held in City Hall's Parcher Plaza, the event included a friendly potluck competition between city departments, a performance by students from the Armenian Dance Center and karaoke. The city attorney's office won top prize for their potluck presentation.
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April 11, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- It hasn't been easy working, raising five kids and going back to school all at the same time. "I want to do them all well," said Sarah Watson, a reentry student at Glendale Community College. Somehow, she's managed. Watson's hard work, and that of six other community college and high school students, was recognized Tuesday by the Assistance League of Glendale. A total of $6,500 in scholarships was awarded to the students based on their academic achievements and contributions to the community.
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June 27, 2005
High school students from Glendale showed off their moves at the Dancefest for Literacy on Saturday, a fundraiser to benefit Glendale schools. The Dancefest featured the Korean Dance Academy, the Plaza de la Raza Mexican Folklorico, the Zvartnots Armenian Dance Ensemble, the Kultura Philippine Folk Arts and Flamenco Alegre. Each of the dance groups volunteered time to the fundraiser, which will benefit some of the members' high schools. The event was sponsored by the Kiwanis Fil-Am of Glendale, which adopted the Glendale Unified School District as its favorite cause.
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May 2, 2000
Judy Seckler Talent Search 2000 winners in the categories of dance, vocals and instrumentals performed proudly before parents and friends at 7 p.m. Friday at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Winners in the dance competition included: 1. "Do You Love Me?" Kimberly Catalan, Sibonnet Finnegan, Sevanny Campus. 2. "All That Jazz" Melissa Spain, Alysha Swallow, Rebecca Decke. 3. "Tuxedo Junction" Taylor Nelson, Alex Crawford, Lisa Rich. 4. "The Farmer and the Cowman" Megan Barker, Lindsay Styler.
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By Tania Chatila | July 7, 2006
Most Thursday nights, the Glendale Civic Auditorium is dark. But beneath the center's main level, a group of students eager to learn Armenian and Greek folk dances are getting together, learning the moves and having fun doing it. "We are literally dancing dances from hundreds of years ago," said Glendale resident Sophie Zargarian, one of 70 students enrolled in Tom Bozigian's folk-dance class. "It's exactly how they danced it. We cannot change it. It's such professional teaching, and so much fun."
NEWS
November 17, 1999
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - The rhythm got to Lisa Ohanian and many other students. With Armenian music blasting through San Rafael Plaza Tuesday afternoon, Lisa, 17, and others linked pinkies and began twisting, turning and kicking up their feet. Tadeh Dermardirosian, 19, soon jumped into the small but lively crowd and began showing off the complicated moves he has learned in his Armenian dance class. Though the dancing troupe scheduled to perform for Armenian Cultural Day was forced to cancel, students provided the entertainment by performing traditional Armenian dances themselves.
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May 5, 2000
Alecia Foster The following incidents were taken from police reports. 600 block of East Chevy Chase Drive: A wallet and stereo were reported stolen sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday from a car. 300 block of West Stocker Street: A stereo was reported stolen sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday from a car. 500 block of West Dryden Street: A 1997 Honda Accord was reported stolen Wednesday. 900 block of South Chevy Chase Drive: Two basketballs and Legos were stolen sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday from the John Muir Elementary School Day Care.
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By Mary O'Keefe | October 13, 2006
Eighty years ago, 29 students walked through the doors of Verdugo Woodlands Elementary and began a long history of high quality education. In the Principal's Message, Principal Janet Buhl wrote, "Verdugo Woodlands' success is built on our legacy of community and gamily involvement that was evident even in 1926 when our PTA was chartered by 17 parents." Today the PTA has almost 600 parents and family members. The school continues to grow and improve, their 2006 Academic Performance Index test score is 877, an increase of 23 points from 2005.
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By Max Zimbert | September 20, 2009
Celebrating Armenian Independence Day is a little tricky. There is more than one Fourth of July equivalent for a nation that was ruled or invaded by Assyrians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Mongols, Persians, Ottoman Turks and Russians. More than 8,000 people of varying ethnicities were estimated to have danced, picnicked and celebrated the most recent declaration of independence when Armenia became the first non-Baltic republic to break away from the Soviet Union in 1991.
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