click to enlarge SARAH FENSKE Armin and Lisa Grozdanic, with four-year-old Kayden and twelve-year-old Allen, are ready to open. Lisa and Armin Grozdanic, the owners of Yapi Mediterranean Subs and Sandwiches, only closed their two-year-old cafe on Kingshighway a month ago, but to hear their loyal patrons tell it, it's felt like a veritable eon. They've called. They've messaged. They've tracked down the Grozdanics at their soon-to-open new location, which is just about a mile southwest of the original, on Hampton near Loughborough. "Every day we've worked on this place, people have knocked on the door," says Lisa of the new location. "'I've been watching you guys every day; when are you going to be open?' Those are the new customers. And with our existing customers, they're really missing us." The last month Yapi was open was Ramadan, during which many regulars fasted during the day — something that's made the forced separation even harder. "Now they're going on two … [Read more...] about Yapi Mediterranean Subs and Sandwiches Is Ready to Open Its New Home
Re: “LePage withholds details on his multiday trade, National Guard trip to Montenegro” (July 16): How much did Gov. LePage’s trip to Montenegro cost? We are all entitled to time off, no doubt, but a vacation on the taxpayers’ dime? Related Headlines Bumbling Trump needs reminder he works for all of us, not just his baseNew homeless shelter welcome as long as variety of concerns heardSupport for abortion restrictions warrants rejection of court nomineeGov. LePage, Republicans acting like totalitarian overlordsShow public the numbers on cost of Medicaid expansion in Maine Now, I get it, he is looking for an exit strategy once his term is done. Perhaps U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro for President Trump? Certainly it makes sense to visit the country for an interview. Why not do it all-expenses-paid, courtesy of his constituents? (See: Scott Pruitt.) Great timing – of course, he only has to fix the latest diplomatic snafu courtesy of our president. Skip … [Read more...] about Letter to the editor: Did Maine, or LePage, benefit from taxpayer-funded trip to Mediterranean?
World Mediterranean Refugees Europe For the fifth year in a row, more than 1,500 men, women and children have died attempting to make the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean, the United Nations migration agency has announced. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said 1,504 people have died this year, with more than half of those deaths occurring since June 1. "Deaths in the Western Mediterranean in recent months have reached devastating levels, with 304 fatalities recorded by the Missing Migrants Project between January and 25 July 2018, far outpacing the 124 recorded in the equivalent period of 2017–and the 224 recorded as drowned or missing during all of last year," IOM said in a statement posted online. A lifeguard pulls a migrant child to a rescue craft from an overcrowded raft, as lifeguards from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue all 112 on aboard, including two pregnant women and five children, as it drifts out of … [Read more...] about At Least 1,500 People Have Died Crossing Mediterranean in 2018 Alone
By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Updated 2:58 pm CDT, Sunday, July 22, 2018 Photo: Yucan Chen / EyeEm, Getty Images Adapted from a recent online discussion. Hi Carolyn: My husband is 75 and very bright. An incident occurred the other day that really concerned me. We went to a Mediterranean restaurant that we have gone to several times before, and foods like kabobs with rice, pita bread and hummus are familiar to him. But he ordered a burger. I did not think anything of it at the time. But as we were eating I asked, totally casually, "How's the burger?" He shrugged and said "OK -- I couldn't really figure out the other things on the menu so I just ordered this." He couldn't figure out the foods on a relatively short (posted) menu full of familiar offerings? I've read memoirs about dementia with anecdotes like, "I should have known something was wrong when my mother would say, 'I'll have what you are … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: Her husband orders a burger at their favorite Mediterranean restaurant.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- This single-family 9,000-square-foot Mediterranean villa features a floating staircase, marble floors, a sunken living room and a double fireplace, according to the listing on SILive.com. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom home is located at 31 Hunt Lane, Todt Hill and it is priced at $2,500,000. Built in 1986, the residence boasts a family room, a formal dining room, a gym, a sauna and a media room, as listed on Staten Island Multiple Listing Service at SIBOR.com. Jo Rocca of Connie Profaci Realty, is the listing agent. (Courtesy Staten Island Board of Realtors) … [Read more...] about Staten Island Home of the Week: Mediterranean villa, Todt Hill, $2.5M