By HASAN DUDAR AND KATIE RAUSCH BLADE STAFF Mohammad Reda began cutting hair at his late grandfather, Mohammad’s barbershop in the mountain village of Machghara, in Lebanon. His grandfather, who was also a farmer, taught him the craft, and began by instructing him on the art of the straight-razor
The third annual Egyptian Festival was a three-day event that ended on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at St. George’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Monclova. The festival featured an Egyptian arts sale, petting zoo, a bounce house and traditional Egyptian food.
Sylvania resident and Toledo-based artist Nora Alfaham displays her artwork at the 51st annual Islamic Society of North America Convention at the Cobo Center, in Detroit, Mich. Alfaham said she is inspired by her diverse backgrounds, which include the Islamic faith, her parents’ homeland of Damascus, Syria, and her
Yehia Shousher wanted to be the mayor of Qaraoun. In 1949 he immigrated from the village in the south of Lebanon to Canada with his mother and two brothers. Four years later, in 1953, he made the move to Toledo. When Mr. Shousher, 85, first left Lebanon, he was
Aryana Meghnot, 52, used to own an oriental carpet shop in the former Starlite Plaza in Sylvania. The Iran native said she began her rug business, Aryana’s Rug Gallery, because her father used to go to estate sales and collect carpets. When he asked her what she wanted to