Wednesday, December 9, 2009

What is the Heart of the Matter?

It can be when a recent Albanian immigrant completes an English language course and is able to land a full time job...

Sometimes, it’s when a new arrival in Boston realizes there’s free medical care for a chronically ill child...

Or, when we assisted the family of a severely depressed woman in finding appropriate Albanian-speaking medical help...

Many times, it’s by aiding callers and visitors to locate certification of Albanian parents and grandparents who may have held American citizenship before returning to Albania in the 1920s and 30s...

Then, it’s even the simple act of assisting a music student with her research project by providing copies of the four existing arias of the Vivaldi opera "Scanderbeg" *

But, it’s always knowing that YOU are there to help me do all of the above and more.

Please contribute what you can reasonably afford so we can continue this valuable work together. Remember your donation to Frosina is tax-deductible!

Thank you.

Van Christo

For a donation of $25.00 or more to Frosina, receive the following:

A. “Kor’ I Usterit Folksongs of Southern Albania CD” – Worcester Men’s Chorale conducted by Van Christo sings favorite songs of the Korcha region

B."Portrait of a Nobleman in Albanian dress” – A 4” x 6” framed print of Lord Byron in color by the famous London portrait painter, Thomas Phillips

C."Scanderbeg” A 4” x 6” framed print of the 15th Century Albanian folkhero

Now, For a donation of $50.00 or more, you can receive this NEW gift from Frosina

D. NEW!! "Oborin ne shtepia e Vancit” (Courtyard at Vanci’s home) An “8” x 10” signed, framed print of Van Christo's drawing in Himara, Albania

Please indicate your choice of gift by letter A, B, C, or D in the lower left-hand corner of check, and mail to:

Frosina Information Network, 162 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

*See “Van Christo Uncovers Two Scanderbeg Operas” by Del Brebner under “Articles” at

Note: Before graduating from the College of Liberal Arts at Boston University, Van Christo attended the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. His works have been exhibited at the Copley Society in Boston, the Cambridge Art Association, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and other venues. Most notable, perhaps, was the longtime exhibit of one of his scratchboard reproductions at Michael's Pub on New York City's East Side, made more famous, of course, because of Woody Allen's frequent jazz clarinet appearances.

Frosina Information Network / 162 Boylston St. / Boston, MA 02116 / Tel: 617 482-2002 / Fax: 617 482-0014 / /


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