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لخص مناقشات ومقررات جلسة مجلس بلدية الشوير – عين السنديانة
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Happy 103rd Birthday (Feb 28, 2014)
Helena Corban Ataya in New Zealand
to see more go to New Zealand Web page
Congratulations to Shweir former Mayor Elias Bou Saab on becoming Lebanon's new Minister of Education
Ministers of Lebanon at the
Presidential Palace 2014
2 Minute Video of celebrating Christmas In Dhour Shweir on You Tube
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - Shweir Snow Falling on Saha
13, 2013 Photo courtesy of Riad Khneisser
Congratulations Miss Rita Hokayem (Canada)
2013 Miss Lebanon Emigrants - Dhour Shweir
More Positive News from Canada
Congratulations to Dr. Karim Nasser on being inducted to
Saskatchewan, Canada, Business Hall of Fame
to Dr. Karim Nasser for being presented on November 29, 2012 with
Canada's highest civilian honor:
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition to his contributions to Canada. click here to read more.
of 2nd book by Dr. Karim Nasser
Below are Dr. Karim's 2 books
More Shweiry authors from around the World
Elsa Marston Harik
Jamil Eid Khonaisser
Fouad Major (Mujais)
Chef Ramzi Shwayri
Ibrahim Mitri Rihbani
2013 Shweir Spring Festival
2013 Summer Festival Program
Merry Christmas and Happy 2013
Emigrants' Fest Program
George El Rahbani on publishing of his book
THE BUSINESS OF TRAINING IN THE LEBANESE MARKET
Shweir Reunion in
May 25 - 28, 2012 and in support of Miss Emigrants
On Shweir.com Facebook: Welcome Fri Eve 25-5 BBQ at Khayrallahs < 26-5 > Evening Reception
More info or to join us: Sakha Moujaes/James Yacoub in Canada: (514) 699-1355 or Hana Rustom Archbold in USA 650-274-8119
Happy UNITED Easter
in Concert - February 4, 2012
Full house standing
ovation to Julia
Julia is wife of Dhour Shweir Mayor, Elias bou Saab
Photos courtesy of Charbel Nakhoul, Click here to see the entire album of 39 pictures on FaceBook
Merry Christmas Celebrations - Dhour Shweir 2011
For more pictures of Christmas Celebration on Shweir.com, Click here
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Christmas Photo albums on FaceBook
By Riad Khunieser · http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150529560415917.426883.739395916&type=1
by Elie Moujaes: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10150536937746113&type=1
Santa’s Village Dhour Shweir: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10150528662586113&type=1
By Charbel Nakhoul http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10150533192276113&type=1
|Articles Courtesy of Nisrine Ataya Bou Zeid||Videos of Christmas Lights Celebration|
احتفال ميلادي لبلدية الشوير - عين السنديانة - LebanonFiles
عبود في احتفال ميلادي في ضهور الشوير: لطالما لعبت دورا تاريخيا وسياحيا
- أضاءت شجرةً عملاقة إيذاناً بعيد ميلادٍ مميزٍ بفضل تعاضد
|by Samar Kiame
see links to other videos by Samar
Lighting tree by Najib Adel Khneisser
By Tony Mjaes to Fairuz song:
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2011 Shweir Christmas Program
Youth are best hope for brighter future - Shweir Youth Development Program
Scenes from Saha - Summer 2011
See full size at
50th Shweir Emigrants Festival Program: July 30, 2011
Support Shweir Municipality new web page: www.shweir.gov.lb
Professional Photographer Elie Moujaes: http://www.shweir.com/eliephoto.htm
LEBANON's ALERTNESS Day against
Drugs, Smoking & Reckless Driving
Lebanon shatters 2 Guinness World Records in One Day
A New Web page to commemorate Dhour Shweir 2 Guinness World Records
|<<< The Largest Dabke: 5050
participants - beat 4500
Here Elissa, daughter of event organizer Sakha Jean Yacoub Mojaes, proudly holds Guinness certificate of the Largest Dabke .
V V V Longest Shish Kebab - 97.50 Meters
beat 9 Meters
Miss Emigrants Beauty Pageant on July 17 at Renovated Grand Hotel Kassouf -
Click here to see official Pictures and Press Release متفرقات - ضهور الشوير انتخبت ملكة جمال المغتربين
Shweirieh around the world make news...
Ghassan Korban, one of the first graduates from new Shweir High School, who played in Ayn Al –Hanout his favorite place, always wanted to be an Engineer when he was 5 years old.
From Shweir to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Ghassan is is now the Public Works Chief who supervises over 1,900 employees and manage the City’s streets, bridges, public buildings, sanitation, forestry, parking and water works. See: Council confirms Korban as next public works chief - JSOnline Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin, the 28th most populous city in the United States.
Alf Mabrouk Ghassan.
By Jamil Bou-Saab, P.E.
Engineering - Canada
Above article was published in The Star Phoenix, Saskatoon, Sat. April 30, 2011. It was announced by the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS).
Dr Karim is an AUB Graduate and taught Civil Engineering for 33 years. He mentored dozens of engineers and sponsors many scholarships in Canada and at AUB.
The Francophone Award for young researchers was bestowed upon Rania by the academic agency of francophone countries (90 countries and 777 institutions included) (See below) to recognize Excellence in the Research field (after a competition based on the scientific career and number of publications in international scientific journals). This award will carry a Certificate of Excellence and a monetary prize of 9000 Euros. The ceremony for presenting this award will be held in Paris on Thursday 1 December 2011; it will be the 50 anniversary of the academic agency of Francophone countries, and around 300 persons will be attending this ceremony including the ambassadors of the 90 francophone countries.
*The pictures I have of
Ghassan were from his trip to Shweir on the Beach reunion in San Francisco,
I guess Anwar's tour of SF & Golden Gate Bridge gave Ghassan some great ideas of how to run a city.
this is my favorite...
Ghassan in beard and mustache, just in front Jamil Bou Saab, taking careful notes of SF even while on
that magic carpet ride.
Salah El Deen Concert in Baalbeck by Sabbagh brothers on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SF0QahakUA
Official Announcement by Mayor Bou Saab and Lebanon Minister of Tourism in Arabic below... ".
Planning your summer in Shweir? check your hotel options:
Hotel Central Old Lebanon Charm & cuisine - (established 1905) set on top of a hill amongst pine trees. 1 mile from Saha.
Dhour Choueir Hotel is now part of www.onetoonehotels.com = www.onetoonehotels.com/dhourchoueir.php
Newest built hotel with most amenities at Dhour Main Square "Saha" formerly: Dhour Choueir Hotel
Rawda Palace Hotel Furnished studios, one and two bedroom suites affordable for longer term stays. Half mile from Saha.
Announcing the Creation of a new web page: "Who's Who" highlighting the Luminaries and influential people from Shweir. We combined the many that were posted before and now we add the latest: Iskandar Harik
- Dubai: Joseph
new web page by Riad Khuneiser “Shweir Activities” on Facebook.
Click "Like" if you like all these special moments that Riad capture of the essence of Shweir via his artistic viewfinder.
and don’t Miss
Samar Kiame's 4 videos and Riad’s photos for
on Shweir.com on Facebook:
Update from Mayor
Bou Saab including Electric and Water
And the Creation of another Web page: Shweir Music Lil Izz
Year 2011, We Wish
Happiness deep down within. Serenity with each sunrise. Success in each facet of your life.
Family beside you. Close and caring friends. Health, inside you. Love that never ends. Special memories of all the yesterdays. A bright today with much to be thankful for.
A path that leads to beautiful tomorrows. Dreams that do their best to come true.
Appreciation of all the wonderful things about you.
comes in many forms... Dr. Karim Nasser does it again. This time with
$50,000 Canadian for AUB Scholarships, some of which set aside for deserving
Student(s) from Shweir. > > >
More about Dr. Karim Nasser's community support at: http://www.shweir.com/Karim_Nasser.htm
& Happy New Year
Christmas 2010 Festivities Chantent Noel
Click on Red Thumbnails at Right for Dec 18 to read the program in Arabic. > > >
Saturday 18th Dec
14.00: Main Place Christmas Fair in collaboration with Sesobel, Shweir first
Brigade Scout, Shweir Community Center, Message de Paix
18.00: Orthodox Church main place, School Ecclesiastic School Choir (SEM) Mount Lebanon
18.30: moukhalless Catholic Church Main Place, Choral Rencontre
18.30: Saydeh Maronite Church Main Place, Choral De Paix
18.45: Main Place Christmas tree Lighting All Activities:
Christmas Train & Photo Shooting Souvenir. Rencontre Santa Claus
Friday December 24th 2010
Christmas Parade Organized by the National Education Scouts, Shweir first Brigade and Sponsored by Dhour Shweir Municipality Council in collaboration with Social & Community Organizations
December 28th 2010
16.00 Christmas Circus: Saint Coeur Shweir School, organized by Women’s Renaissance Assembly and sponsored by Dhour Shweir & Ain el Sindiyaneh Municipality.
Click on Red Thumbnails at Right for Dec 24 and 28 to read the program in Arabic. > > >
Above Photo Courtesy of Rabih Baaklini - Click here to see Rabih's Album on FB
Photos below courtesy of Riad Khuneisser Riad has many great photo albums on FB Click here to view Albums by Riad
To Saha in Snow
to Christmas activities at
And Christmas in Dhour by Night by Samar Kiame
and lighting the Christmas tree by Riad
Happy 10th Anniversary, Shweir.com
Dr. Karim Nasser Khnaisser pledges up to $400,000
in donations and matching funds for Education, Infrastructure, Non Profits
Five Khnaisser Weddings in one month
Dhour Shweir Emigrants Festival
It was on of the most successful Emigrants Festival in decades.
Thanks for all who organized, helped and volunteered.
as top administrator of American University of Dubai (AUD)
Election Results - See Baladieh Web page - click here
For Election Campaign and dedication of historic Plaque, see Baladieh web page
ANNUAL SHWEIR DINNER – ABU DHABI
On April 21, 2010, Shweirieh in Abu Dhabi met for dinner at the Lebanese restaurant “Sahrieh” in One to One Hotel
Mrs. Christina Sawaya, Hani Touma & Nizam Abdel Ahad, Mr. Elias Bou Saab
Commemoration of Historic Plaque facilitated by past Minister of Interior Bechara Merhej
Congrats to Dr. Salim Mujais on his New book about Gibran Khalil Gibran
Article in Palm Beach News about Poet and Banker Grace Halabi
|Feb 4, 2010 From Samar:
we are having a snow storm,
and in the picture you can see
the almond blossom covered by snow
From Riad: Click here to see
more pictures on Facebook
of Weather in Shweir vs Beirut
Archive“ “ Shweir Archive is the introduction to Shweir Museum
Our Village has a beautiful and rich heritage, but it has not any documentation,
Therefore, Issam Sawaya decided to launch this archive to work together to preserve the past, the present for our children and for the future. Issam Sawaya is asking for assistance, anyone who has any picture, documents, films...
A New Web site and a Great Poem by Grace Halabi: http://cedarhyme.com
A friendly competition titled “Lakouna
Aal Seha” between two towns: Dhour Shweir and Kaa Al Reem
Click here to read report by SFA (Shweir Future in Action) and link to slide show of 130 pictures
Click here to see more pictures from Tayyar.org
Discussion on Shweir.com BB by Habeeb Nacol to SAVE the Old Oak Tree
|< < At left, Habib
Moujaes and Issam Sawaya talk about the Church and the Sindyani tree...
at right > > Group of Shweirys take refuge in the shade of Sindyani
There are 12 Shweir Groups
on Face Book - See how many friends you recognize
Announcing Shweir.com Group on FaceBook: Click here to review it
a New Shweir Group on FaceBook: Shweir
Let us support this new group ' Shweir Evergreen'.
Old Photos courtesy of Riad Khneisser on FaceBook
Check out one of the best
volleyball games: Shweir VS Syria
Read Commentary 2009 by Al Mukhtar bil Mahjar at http://www.shweir.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=659
Our Shweir Future in Action (SFA) Team
Many are officers in Shweir.com Group on FaceBook above visit us on FaceBook
to view their profiles and get more updates & be more pro-active about issues affecting Shweir's future.
W/Shweir.com co-founder Anwar Kenicer (top L) & Team founder Samar Kiame, (seated R). Missing: Rabih Baaklini
Links about Environment: Up
BB Posts: Industrial v. Environment Recent posts @ Master Plan
2009 - Latest update from Municipality - See notices to & from Ministries
Ministry of Culture & Antiquities to preserve Shweir natural Beauty
Summary meeting update about Shweir Zoning
Ministry of Environment decree to Save Shweir
See also Master Plan
what extent Shweiry Emigrants love Shweir? Here are two examples from
Brazil: << Look at what Jorge Choueire, originally of Bou Zaid family,
painted on his car and >> A rock from Shweir is treasured in a beautiful case
home of Sami and Beatriz Tabsharani in Sao Paulo, Brazil
More updates on Bou Zeid and Merege Chueire family ReUnion in Tomazina and Jaboti, Brazil
||Alfred Moujaes' Beach
House was totally wiped out, courtesy of IKE in 2008.
It was Birthplace of Shweir on the Beach Reunions
and inspiration of the Founding of Shweir.com and the 1st Shweir Library
Thank God all are safe.
Read Al Mukhtar report and link to past Texas Shweir Reunions.
Congrats Joe Nohra and your Al Anwar Team - You make us proud. Click here to visit Al Anwar New web page
Song/Poem written by Rida Hammam ...
> > >
the Story of our Town's Road - Issat Tareek Dayaatna -
OK, Nawbeh, (Shweir Music Band)... how about transforming this into a song in memory of Mrs. Hammam?
< < < Shweir Honors Mrs. Rida Hammam naming Ain Hanoote Road in her Memory
Article about Shweir courtesy of Sally Zgheib in Paris, Samih Baaklini in TX and Joseph Zeidan in Ohio
Postcards for Shweir to benefit Community - Sample photos below - Need
your input on BB
Announcing New Restaurant
by Shweiry Bishara AbuNakhle: > >
Soy, Best Chinese Cuisine in Middle East in Ain Saadeh 18 minutes by car.
New Website: www.soychineserestaurant.com
Mothers' Day Celebration Photo Album by Riad Peak below
Happy Spring: Read Samar's article about Spring on BB and see full slide show
Read about the snow storm on the BB and See slide show on Photo Bucket by Samar
Early February Snow Storm Click her or on picture Courtesy of Riad
Meeting descendants of Shweir Emigrants in Brazil
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