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Feligenio Medeiros is the co-founder and editor of the digital magazine FEEL PORTUGAL IN THE USA. In July 2013 he, along with David Mendonça, co-founded the Portuguese-American Cultural Exchange, Inc. (PaceFado.com) a non-profit organization that engages US and Portuguese cultures through fado music. In 2012 he launched the website FadoNight.com, an online resource to identify venues featuring live fado in the US and PortugueseDishes.com a site dedicated to promoting Portuguese food and the Portuguese restaurants in New England. Feligenio is one of the founders of the Woburn Residents’ Environmental Network. In 2003 he started the Woburn Summer Concert Series, which continues to this day. He is a former owner of the Vellucci Insurance Agency, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a business that he owned until 2008. Feligenio’s digital media and web design experience expressed on his extended website portfolio featuring Portuguese restaurants, clubs, and organizations. He is also a passionate professional photographer specializing in food photography, fado events and performers. Feligenio is a US citizen and a native of the Azores Islands.10 Articles
Nelson De Sousa is a Portuguese food blogger and creator of the Facebook Group “Cooking Portuguese Food” and its companion website www.cookingportuguesefood.com . He has been cooking since the age of thirteen and is passionate about food in general and Portuguese food in particular. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey Nelson spent most of his summer holidays helping his grandfather with his small farm in Murtosa, Portugal learning animal husbandry and agriculture. While attending Pace University for his bachelor’s degree Nelson was the morning disc jockey at 640 AM WPUB. Whilst studying for his master’s degree in international affairs at Rutgers University Nelson went on the intern at the Permanent Mission of Portugal to the United Nations from 1998 to 2000 and was also a former contributor to the Newark, New Jersey based newspaper "The Portuguese Post". In 2010 Nelson interned at O Lagar Restaurant in Union, New Jersey where he worked under Chef Agostinho (Augie) Gomes, who is the chef de cuisine at Taste of Portugal Restaurant in Newark New Jersey (consistently voted best Portuguese Restaurant in New Jersey). Nelson is also the winner of the Rumba Meats recipe of the month for his Portuguese Oxtail Stew. In his spare time Nelson is an avid ham radio enthusiast operating under the callsign KD2CYU. He lives with his family in Raritan Township, New Jersey.7 Articles
Diana Rodrigues is a first-generation Portuguese-American with roots in Arcos de Valdevez. She is based in New England and is involved in many Portuguese-American organizations including the International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA) and the Young Portuguese-Americans. Connect with her on social media at @diana_rdrgs.4 Articles
Ana Patuleia Ortins is the author of Portuguese Homestyle Cooking. and Authentic Portuguese Cooking. She is a first generation descendant of Portuguese immigrants from the small town of Galveias in the Alto Alentejo province of Portugal and teaches classes on Portuguese cooking. She lives in Peabody, Massachusetts. You can visit Ana's website at www.portuguesecooking.com4 Articles
Jacky Ankeles is a resident of Peabody, MA. She grew up in Marblehead and has lived on the North Shore all her life. Even though she is not of Portuguese descent, she and her husband David have been closely involved with the Portuguese community for many years. Her entire life has been devoted to the arts. She was a performing member of the Boston Ballet Company for several years and has degrees in Music and Drama from Skidmore College. She is a Classical pianist and also received a degree in Nursing. But her passion has been the 30-year broadcasting career spent on radio stations WBOQ ( 104.9 FM) and WNBP in Newburyport. Her versatile knowledge of music allowed her to make successful transitions whenever the stations changed formats. At WBOQ, she went from announcing a Classical format, to a Jazz format, to being a Classic Rock DJ. She was the station’s Public Affairs Director for a number of years. Last year she retired from radio when WNBP was sold to Bloomberg Radio.2 Articles