by Susan Mangatal - firstname.lastname@example.org
This week in our community we lost a mother, daughter, sister, friend, and a lovely strong woman, which has left our community in shock.
Mr. and Mrs. Adams, Shurla and the entire family, along with the Caribbean Delight Restaurant Family and Friends, our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you on your lost. The sudden loss of Sheryl has been a major shock, not only to us here at Arious, but to your family and friends, and to all in the community. May you find peace, comfort and most importantly strength in your time of sorrow. We will miss Sheryl greatly!!!
Losing a loved one suddenly is devastating
You are left in an unprepared state of shock and numbness from this sudden loss, which leads to a sense of helplessness and unreality. Some physical feelings are: a tightness in the throat; an unbelievable emptiness (where you feel you will never be okay); and sometimes you even feel you are "going crazy". As much as you want to suppress your feelings, it is not healthy to do so. Although the memories may hurt, and the thought of not having that person around and in your life is unbearable, however, you must talk about it, and let your feelings flow...you must release! Sure there will be bad days, but you cannot suppress your feelings, and you must go on.
“Grief — it is one of those
emotions, such as love, that is vague in definition, yet profound in
feeling. It is one of the most intense emotions of life and rarely does
anyone escape it. But grief doesn’t come with an instruction manual
for working through the feelings it brings. The important thing to
remember while in the midst of grief is that it is a process that can be
Grief is often likened to a physical wound that needs time to repair itself. Most often, working through grief is referred to as a healing process, not a recovery process” by Helen Brooks
To the family and friends of Sheryl Ann Samuel please help the family by praying with them, encouraging them, listening to them, finding time to spend with them; cry/mourn with them, and most importantly be open about discussing their loss (at a suitable time).
The viewing Of
Sheryl Ann Samuel
will be held on
Sunday, February 20, 2005 from 3-5 pm @
Johnson and Jenkins Funeral Home
716 Kennedy Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20011 - 202-882-8800
Funeral Services will be held on
Monday, February 21, 2005 from 10am-12Noon @
National Weselyn Church
6324 Riggs Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 20783 301-559-2626
Repass following services will take place at
The Mirage Hall - La Union Mall, 1401 East University Blvd., Hyattsville, Maryland 20783
We at Arious would like to send special "Get Well" wishes to "Bob The Wiz" one of our local Caribbean DJ's. Unfortunately, Bob was in a serious automobile accident, and was seriously injured. Please send him your prayers for a speedy recovery.
Bob may God be with you always, and may he help you with your recovery!
We received a few e-mails from organizations who are doing whatever they can to help the people of Guyana. As you are aware the "Floods in Guyana" has left many homeless and in need. Please contribute and support the following organizations with their relief efforts for Guyana. See their messages below:
Please continue to help with whatever you
can. You can also contribute and help
by contacting your Local Guyanese
Embassy and your Local Red Cross Office, or any of the below
agencies. Or http://www.reliefweb.int
This week we continue celebrating Black History Month (February)
This week I choose to celebrate Suzanne De Passe, another strong woman who my husband and I admire.
Another person we must pay tribute to during this special month is Haile Salassie I.
Until next week, please have a safe and wonderful weekend!
THIS WEEKEND EVENTS!
FREE Saturday February 19th 2005 @ 1pm-4pm
Author and Poet Ms Denrique Preudhomme reads and signs from Stranger Then Fiction, a collection of short fiction, "Relection on Realism and The Heart of Truth", a collection of poetry. Born in San Fernando, Trinidad, Ms Preudhomme resides in Washington, DC and New York. www.denrique.com
Taking Place at: Ellington’s on Eight Restaurant – Lounge and Patio, located at 424A 8th Street, S.E., Washington, D.C. 2003 (Capitol Hill/Eastern Market/Barracks Row/SE http://compacturl.com/xrdg. Books and Refreshment will be on sale. For more information call 202-546-8308
T & T Masqueraders
invites you to it's
After T&T Carnival Jam Fundraiser
Saturday, February 19, 2005
Silver Spring Caribbean Style Restaurant, 8407 Ramsey Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland
Music by: DJ Hazzard
Caribbean Vibes Radio (Internet 24-7 radio)
SIZZLING THURSDAYS!!! Be sure to join the rejuvenated and energized maestro "Fabulous" for the first "Sizzling Thursdays" of 2005. Showtime Thursday 9:00 pm until 12 midnight at www.caribbeanvibesradio.com. Share the link with friends and family across the globe. Email your requests, shout-outs to email@example.com or call toll free 1-866-ONE-VIBE
WHUT - TV - Ch.32, 6pm - January 21st and 28th, 2005
Profiling Two of Belize's Music Treasure: Andy Palacio and Young Sensation, Maria
Palacio, is not only Belize's most popular musician and performing artist, but
a cultural activist with a deep commitment to preserving the values of his
and raised in the coastal village of Barranco, Andy grew up listening to
traditional Garifuna music as well as imported sounds coming over the radio
from neighboring Honduras, Guatemala and the United States.
He has been a staff
photographer and contributed to many publications, including the Current
Newspapers, DC City Desk, the Latin Trade Report, El Pregonero, Brookings
Review, The Metro Herald, National Jurist Magazine and The International
Review of African American Art.
Nestor's personal projects span from his documentation of Mount Pleasant, the neighborhood where he resides, to his photographs of traditional weavers and spinners in West Africa. His photos of Ewe master kente weaver Bobbo Ahiagble of Ghana are featured in the award winning children's book, "Master Weaver from Ghana" published in 1998 by Open Hand Press. He plans to continue this project in Côte D'Ivoire, Kenya and Mali, photographing traditional spinners and weavers in those countries.
These Carnival Organizations are preparing for their event, and they contacted us so we can pass on their information. Please check out their sites!
Virginia Beach Carnival - June 10th-12th
DC Caribbean Carnival - June 25th & 26th
Birthday greetings is extended to 2 wonderful people
who are celebrating their special day this weekend!
May your special day be filled with lots of joy!!!!
Happy Belated Birthday Kathy ("Crazy Kathy")
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