Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WIC Program for free food and nutrition for women and children

A Frosina Advisory  

WIC Free Food and Nutrition Women, Infants and Children Program

The Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children Program is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food, and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. You are eligible if you:
  • Live in Massachusetts
  • Are a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman or have a child under 5 years of age.
  • Have a nutritional need
  • Have a household income that is less than or equal to the income guidelines below:
Total Income Guidelines
Household Size

1 person
$20, 147








You are automatically income eligible for WIC if you currently receive TAFDC, Food Stamps or Mass Health (Mass Health members with Family Assistance or Commonwealth Coverage are not automatically income eligible). Foster kids under age 5 are also automatically eligible for WIC. 

To request more information and/or set up an appointment, call the WIC Program in your community or call
1-800-WIC-1007 for assistance. There are 35 WIC locations across Massachusetts. Many WIC offices are open in the evenings and on Saturdays so you do not have to miss work. The local WIC program staff will tell you what to bring to your appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

Friday, October 26, 2012

NATICK Annunciation Church Fall Bazaar
Annunciation Orthodox Church Announcement

Annunciation Albanian Orthodox Church  

37 Washington Street

Natick, Massachusetts 01760 

Office: 508-655-7927 

Fall Bazaar 2012

This Saturday, October 27th, we are holding our annual Fall Bazaar in the
church hall from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Featuring popular Albanian and assorted pastries along with arts; crafts
items, raffles and more.

The Bon Appetite Café will open at 11:30 A.M. for lunch.  Bring your
family and friends and enjoy lunch and fellowship.

Please stop by and support
our church!   

Annunciation Orthodox Church
Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese in America
Orthodox Church in America

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Albanian poet performs in Cambridge Oct. 24, 2012

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, October 24, 2012: Gypsee Yo

Gypsee Yo, Albanian poet from Atlanta, holds her audience rapt.
Gypsee Yo, Albanian poet from Atlanta, holds her audience rapt.

Gypsee Yo (Jonida Beqo) is a native of Albania, currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a performance artist whose work aims to blur the lines between genres. Her background includes successful projects in theatre, dance, storytelling, and an extensive spoken word and slam poetry resume. She is the regional Southern Queen of Slam (2008), Atlanta’s Slam Champion (2006–2009), a three time National Poetry Slam semi-finalist (2006–2008), and a National Poetry Slam final stage feature in Austin, TX (2007). In addition, she has ranked two times as first runner-up in the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Detroit, MI (2009), and Columbus, OH (2011). 

Her three poetry collections in Albanian, I Do Not Fit Inside my Body (1998), The Last Nail (1999), and When Life Grows Roots Inside a Suitcase (2003) are critically acclaimed titles. She has toured internationally and has been recognized for her work in theatre with the Dell’Arte Diversity Award by the American College Theatre Festival and the Kennedy Center in DC (2004). Her work has been highlighted both in her native country and in the US in television and radio features, including Spoken!, Nashville’s NeoSoul Radio, and Atlanta’s Voice of the Arts.

This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. An open poetry slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Seeking translators?

I am currently producing a  new Frosina Advisory listing qualified Albanian-English/English-Albanian  translators and would be grateful for receipt of names and addresses of any  people in the Greater Boston area who qualify including fees, if any (If a Fee is required, "Negotiable" is recommended).

Those  translators interested in being listed on the Frosina Advisory - which  will also be posted under ADVISORIES at - should send their above-mentioned translation qualifications to Van Christo, Frosina Information Network, 162 Boylston Street,  Ste. 65, Boston, MA 02116, since I recently received a request for  Albanian-English translation of some official documents.

Please do not respond by email.

Thank you for your attention.

Van Christo

Monday, October 15, 2012

BOSTON Painting exhibit by Albanian artist


As part of the festivities to commemorate Albania's 100 years of Independence, "MAASBESA" and the artist Eno Bare invite all art enthusiasts to a unique painting exhibition in the heart of Boston.

*When?* On Sunday, October 21st, 2012, between 5:00pm - 8:00pm
*Where?* At Restaurant Vlora, 545 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

After a successful first solo exhibition in New York, Boston will be the second stop to showcase and promote the work of this young and talented new artist, organized as part of a larger tour across Albanian-American communities in the US.

Below, you will find a brief description of the Albanian born painter and his work.


Eno Bare is an emerging exciting artist who lives in New York City. His body of work includes abstract pieces of subtle hue shifts exuding emotion and movement underneath layers of vibrant, bold colors; elegant portraits, and other more realistic creations defined by his own modern spin. Eno's oil paintings are full of intensity and richness inviting the art lover to explore the dynamic composition of forms and bright colors, revealing his own perception of beauty through art. Many of his pieces are blurry and undefined, allowing the viewer to interpret the image on a more subconscious and personal level.

Eno Bare grew up in Fier, Albania and moved to the United States in 1996. This is his second solo exhibition after a successful first try in New York City, in July, 2012. He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions. To find out more about him and to view the full body of his work, some of which are not part of this exhibit, please visit

Join us on October 21 at 5:00 pm at restaurant "Vlora" in Copley Square for a night of art appreciation, drinks, light appetizers and a way to connect with fellow art lovers.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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