This site of Bazbina, North
Lebanon, is mainly to serve our residents and immigrants who are
scattered all over the World as an "Online Community". This new design
that you see, is the third version of the site launched in June 2003. It
was prepared to the request of many of our people demanding a quicker
way of interacting with each other. Therefore, we created a dynamic
"Directory" that we ask all of you to freely register in it, write
something about you and add your pictures.
Article on Bezbina appeared in THE
DAILY STAR – By Misbah al-Ali,
June 14, 2014
Residents of the northern district of Akkar are romantics; they wake
early to see the sun rise and stay up to watch the stars in the night
sky with a lullaby made up of the sounds of streams and creeks....
Lebanon in the Championship of West Asia, young Christelle Gabriel Saneh
from Bazbina, wins 3 gold medals. The games were held in Beirut in
October 2011. Christelle is aiming to represent Lebanon in the Olympics
of 2016."... more >>>
Gabriella Nassar sent
to me an email from Berkeley announcing the success of their
establishment, Hipline. Gabriella and Samar started their dancing school
on College Avenue, Berkeley, California a year and a half ago. The
business developed fast to a great success. Mentioned below is Gabrielas
At an honoring
ceremony on June 28th that took place at the Orthodox regional seat of
“Akkar and Its Environs” in Cheikh Taba, Archbishop Basilious Mansour
offered a great thanks to Mr. Issam Fares for his generous and
continuous support to the people of Akkar and towards the development of
the entire region...
On June 22nd,
2009, The New York Times published an article on the dance festival that
took place in San Francisco. It was Samar the middle daughter of Adib
and Patricia Nassar who drew the attention of the spectators by her
professional belly dancing. She flaunted a flamboyant red brassiere, a
wide expanse of bare midriff and a red skirt starting low on the pelvis.
She demonstrated virtuoso bumps, grinds and rapid but complexly
rhythmical undulations and isolations of pelvis and ribcage.
Alif Afif Khoury is
the first son to Afif Mikhael Khoury (Abou Alif) and to Meriana Mikhael
Youssef Khoury from Safita, Syria. It happened that the Khoury family of
Bazbina came originally from Safita. After 2 or 3 generations Afif
returned to Safita on a visit and married a cousin, Meriana.......
Toufic El Achkar
returned to Bazbina on 25th May 2009 to attend the burial ceremony of
his mother, Adibeh Chahda, who passed away in Houston on 22nd May 2009.
She lived for 85 years of continuous strive and hard work. She was known
to everyone as Maalmeh Adibeh...... more >>>
We have known each
other (Nabil and I) in Bazbina ever since we were kids. He was always a
staunch supporter and participator in all the activities in the village.
Earned a law degree from the Lebanese University....
I have known Malek
since we were kids. Both of us used to spend the summers in Bazbina and
we used to enjoy it very much. I always loved the fine arts and I got
along very well with those persons in Bazbina who had .....
Nayfeh, daughter to
Dr. Auguste Youssef Nassar and Huda Khalil Nassim, is a promising poet
and artist. She is still at the university in the school of art. Two
samples of her paintings are displayed here as well as two poems written
by her in Arabic. She also writes poems in French.
Dear Manuel, I am
sending you this picture and the article that appeared in the New
Kensington Daily Dispatch on August 22, 1977. In the picture from
left to right they are James Kanaan age 87, Sarah Naamy 86, Tillie
Kanaan 85, and Charles Joseph (my husband's grandfather) age
Hi Manuel, How are you
and the family? I hope all are in the best of health. I'm not very good
at writting but, I was compeled to drop you these few lines. This may
sound just silly but, I felt you should be praised for the time and
effort you are putting into this project. I personally feel a
great sense of pride saying: ...........
IR!" I don't
respond. "Sir! Can I help you?" The big Jamaican bass voice booms in my
ears. I don't have my faculty ID. Turning, I peer at the security guard
through sunglasses, and he nods at the sign-in clipboard for visitors.
As I write V-a-l-e-n-t-i-n-o, I ask myself, What would anyone who didn't
need to be at the Parsons School of Design be doing here? I'd better get
a life, I think...........
The existing road
linking Bazbina to the national road system was executed by a
communal effort in 1926. We were lucky to lay our hand on an
old picture the opening of this important road to the village.