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Naples Armenians Host 3rd Annual Basterma Breakfast


The Basterma Boys of Naples, FL; 2017.

By Frank Avakian-Stoneson
FLArmenians Naples Contributor

The Armenian Church of Southwest Florida (ACSWFL) celebrated its third annual STAG Basterma Breakfast on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the home of Nancy and Sam Kazarian. The sold out breakfast attracted 31 lucky men from our Parish community who feasted on unlimited basterma and eggs, mimosas, and other Armenian delicacies.

Nancy Kazarian, formerly of Racine, Wisconsin, Dolly Matoian from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Alice Boyajian of Palos Heights, Illinois, and Ziba Rezai of Naples, Florida prepared the feast for the hungry gentlemen all morning and afternoon in traditional Armenian style.

The Kazarians and Matoians generously sponsored this event, with all proceeds from admissions donated to the Church. Everyone left for the day asking when the next year’s Basterma Breakfast is to be scheduled, so they can make sure to be in town!




Naples Armenians Gather for ‘Basterma Breakfast’


By Carole Meghreblian

FLArmenians Naples Contributor

The 2nd Annual Men’s Basterma Breakfast was held at the home of Sarkis and Nancy Kazarian. A magnificent breakfast featuring a variety of Armenian foods was enjoyed by the 22 men attending. All proceeds were donated to the Armenian Church of Southwest Florida (ACSWFL).



Rev. Fr. Tateos Abdalian, Mission Parish Director will celebrate the Divine Liturgy with parishioners of the Armenian Church of Southwest Florida on Feb. 21st. The service will take place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 1:30 pm in Naples. Following the service, the 15th Anniversary Banquet will be held at Vanderbilt Country Club in Naples. Advanced reservations only.

Upcoming Naples Armenian Community Events:

  • Sunday, February 21, 2016 – Badarak with celebrant Rev. Fr. Tateos Abdalian; 15th Anniversary Banquet to follow.
  • Monday, March 7, 2016 – Bake Sale & FunFest in Church Hall
  • Sunday, March 13, 2016 – Badarak with celebrant Rev. Fr. Garabed Kochakian; Lenten luncheon to follow.

For further information or to register for the above events please contact FLArmenians Naples Contributor Carole Meghreblian at (239)348-3804 or