8 Great Places

When many Japanese immigrants game to the area it wasn’t to settle here necessarily. All of Japan’s regions, called “kens,” were becoming overcrowded, making opportunities to work very limited. Read more

They sing songs of courage and remembrance, but also ones that are fun, that make you want to dance and forget your worries. The drum begins. Songs are sung. And Jina (Powless) Red Nest can’t help but dance on the sidelines. Read more

When Ted Chikos’ grandfather, father, who was 14, and uncle, who was 16, came to the United States from Messinia, a village in Southern Greece, through Ellis Island, the judges changed his last name from Tsakoumakis to Chikos. The three traveled to the Bayard area as they knew other Greek fa… Read more


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