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Astoria Characters: The Enterprising Embroiderer
Jan 28, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Kiesha’s bagel-wearing pigeon was a big hit. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Curled up in a corner of the couch,  Kiesha Jenkins  begins working her needle and thread ...
Astoria Characters: The Dessert Devotee
Jan 21, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Zaynab glazing the donuts. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling In the kitchen at Coffee Cake , Zaynab Abdullah is dipping donuts in a chai glaze, crowning each with a peti...
Astoria Characters: The Treasure Hunters
Jan 14, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Belle and Scott in the workroom of their apartment. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling There are a lot of old things in the apartment Scott Jordan and Belle Costes share....
Jan 08, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 485 485 recommendations | email to a friend
canon.com/ijsetup is a website to download Canon printer drivers, you can also visit the canonsetup-canon.com/ijsetup website for the same. All-in-one Canon Inkjet printers are suitable for home, b...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Paints With Fire
Jan 07, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling For decades, Tina worked as an interior designer. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Tina Maria Glavan takes a small, white vessel from the shelf in her art studio and cr...
Astoria Characters: The Ballet Pianist
Dec 31, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Maria is a pianist. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling For pianist Maria Kaushansky, music is about making connections that go far beyond the sounds that emanate from h...
Astoria Characters: The Ditmars Dawners
Dec 24, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Text and Photos by  Nancy A. Ruhling In a city that never sleeps, I’m a dawner. I get up at 5 in the morning all seven days of the week. It’s a habit I established about a...
Astoria Characters: The New-Boutique Owner
Dec 17, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Vanessa is the owner of Anoria Boutique. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Vanessa Gonzalez is in the front window of her new shop, Anoria Boutique , dressing a couple o...
Trendy Dogs Wear Rose Quartz by Rachelle Nones
Dec 12, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 431 431 recommendations | email to a friend
Dogs are sporting dashing rose quartz charms on their collars. Some are sleeping in a comfy dog bed with a black agate crystal zipped into the bed cushion to ease muscular and skeletal problems. Al...
Astoria Characters: The 90-Year-Old Songstress
Dec 10, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Miss Marie is a singer/songwriter. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Miss Marie makes her grand entrance on Broadway (Astoria’s not Manhattan’s). When she's a block from...

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BEST OF THE BEST "2010"
In honor of the momentous occasion that looms before us – the start of a new decade! – here at “BEST OF THE BEST” we figured the best way to usher in 2010 would be with 20 “10’s”, that is, a list o...
Dec 30, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 5536 5536 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Like the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” Isn't it?
Dec 09, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 5153 5153 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO THROW YOUR PARTY
Holidays just around the corner, and you know what that means – it’s holiday party time!
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5515 5515 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST THINGS FOR US TO BE THANKFUL FOR
This is the perfect time for us to take stock of what’s good, what’s going well, what’s important.
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5324 5324 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO GRAB SOME BREAKFAST
Sure is weird having that early-morning daylight back again, isn’t it? Kind of makes you want to cram even more activity into your already-busy morning!
Nov 11, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 5243 5243 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH A GAME
As you’ve no doubt noticed by now, every once in a while here at “BEST OF THE BEST,” we take a look-see around town so as to catch up on some terrific places to take in a sporting event or two. Wit...
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5192 5192 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR HALLOWEEN
One of the most lucrative holidays of the year (for local merchants, anyway), All Hallow’s Eve aka Halloween tends to be a nice little precursor to the more solemn holidays that follow...
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5167 5167 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST
If you’re a food enthusiast (and a beer enthusiast), then Oktoberfest is one of your favorite times of the year.
Oct 14, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 6315 6315 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST THINGS ABOUT SCHOOL
Here at “BEST OF THE BEST,” we took an informal poll as to what some of our citizenry feel are their favorite things about school.
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5924 5924 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH A GAME
What can we say, we tend to watch a lot of sports here at "BEST OF THE BEST." Here's some of our favorite places to do so...
Sep 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5196 5196 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO FIND GREAT SERVICE
LABOR DAY’s just around the bend! And we figured the least we could do is to salute some of the hardest working, and most decent people we’ve encountered in our travels.
Sep 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5419 5419 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST THINGS WE FOUND WITHIN US IN THE AFTERMATH OF 9/11
As we stumbled about in a state of grace in the days following 9/11, amid all the horror, all the suffering, we discovered something Abraham Lincoln once called “the better angels of our nature.”
Sep 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5188 5188 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH THE SUNSET
As the sun now sets on our summer – and we’ve had some glorious ones lately – we figured we’d key you in on a couple of our favorite spots for embracing the twilight.
Aug 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5075 5075 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO ENJOY A DRINK OUTDOORS
Now that those proverbial Dog Days are here, figured over the next couple of weeks we’d share with you some of our favorite watering holes.
Aug 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5911 5911 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH A SUMMER FLICK
Most folks, when they think of summer movies, think of blockbuster action-flicks like “TRANSFORMERS” or sophomoric comedies like “BRUNO” or “THE HANGOVER.” Not us...
Aug 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5066 5066 recommendations | email to a friend
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