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Pickled Ramps, Green Olive and Prosciutto Party Appetizers

Add one piece of picked garlic scape, one green olive, one piece of prosciutto and cube of manchego.

*Use prosciutto for half the appetizers and anchovies for the other half.  Do not add both to one toothpick.

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Vivi Hu: International Artist Releases New Album

It comes as no surprise as more and more Asian artists are bridging the gap between their home counties and the United States. Vivi Hu is one of those emerging artists who have been working hard to plant her own creative flag here in America. At first Vivi never thought she would consider singing as a career but something changed for her while singing in a choir. She found solace in the gospel music of the choir and realized then that music was her destiny.

New Film Sarah Q Features Up And Coming Actor George Andreakos

George Andreakos has been in love with acting for as long as he can remember.  Ever since he was in grade school in Brooklyn he had the “acting bug”. His talent and passion for acting did not go unnoticed as he was casted as a lead or supporting actor in live plays. Yet it came a time when he had to give up acting for a while. He had a full-time job, College and started his own side business so acting did not fit into the equation.

6th Annual Katra Film Fest Set to Take Center Stage in Brooklyn

There have been many film festivals that have taken part in the New York area and most of them are very similar in premise. Yet KATRA Films set a different standard where they look to present a unique avenue for all types of filmmakers. The creator Geoffrey Guerrero has been pushing the film series since 2012 and it has grown every year since. The festival is based on promoting tolerance, inclusivity, diversity and social justice.

Grass Roots Commercial Mortgage Firm Growing with Every Closing

Sometimes in business you need to take a chance to move up in the world. This would be the case for two ambitious individuals, John Michaels and Craig Truen, whose combined experience was a recipe for success. Craig Truen learned from his father about the real estate business and commercial loans and soaked it all in.  He took what he was taught and formed Truen Associates a commercial mortgage broker in 1987. Craig specialized in the restructuring of condo and coop projects as well as spearheading over $600 million in commercial transactions in the metro area.