In my last post, “Greeks – One Big Happy Family,” I alluded to the Greek Discount otherwise known as the “GD”. For those of you who have never received the GD – krima! it’s where the Greek owner of a business finds out you’re Greek and wham! You are given a discount just because you have some Greek ema in you.
Due to financial problems, the Greek-language newspaper “Apoyevmatini” which had been published in Istanbul since 1925, is set to close.
After 72 years of operation, the Greek Service of the Voice of America announced it will end its broadcasts due to budget cuts. The Greek Service was one of the first services established abroad in the midst of WWII in 1942. The Greek Service since then has covered events and developments in the USA in relation to Greece and Cyprus.
Pittsburgh native Elaina Balouris has completed an illustrious career at the college of William & Mary and signed a professional contract with one of the most prestigious runner clubs in the United States, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA).
Nikki Beach one of the world’s top luxury brands has opened a new five star resort in Greece on August 1 2014. The Nikki Beach resort combines the elements of beach, dining, music, and fashion.
Broomall, PA – The Fall season kicks off in the Greek community with the “Greek Affair”. Now celebrating their 37th year, the St. Luke Greek Orthodox parishioners come together again.
Greek bureaucracy has always been criticized by both Greek and foreign investors and rightfully so. Screenwriter for the new movie “Hercules”, Evan Spiliotopoulos, sheds some light on this problem. According to Evan, producers had considered Greece as a possible location for the movie, even sending some location scouts to Greece.
While tourism in Greece has already begun to exceed expectations for the summer of 2014, domestic tourism seems to be declining as a result of the ongoing economic crisis in Greece. This phenomenon can primarily be seen in popular tourist destinations such as Rhodes and Naxos.
Baltimore, MD – Living conditions for thousands of displaced families in the Gaza Strip are rapidly deteriorating as families uprooted from their homes and forced to find shelter now face a shortage of water as well as decreasing access to food.
Valley Forge, PA – Remember your summer trip to Greece? Let’s have a Greek coffee and pastry at the St. Sophia Greek Festival and share. From September 4rth to the 7th, the Greek community of St. Sophia will open their doors and hearts.
As a Greek court frees the shooters and employer of 35 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers, the plight of Greece’s migrant workers is brought back into focus.
In the small Greek town of Nea Manolada, the smell of strawberries fills the air.
Before you skip over this recipe because it sounds to healthy, hold on! My recipe will have you loving Granola with all of it’s health benefits and deliciousness.
From the insane drive to allow large corporations to extract oil and minerals from under Greece as quickly as possible, to the bone-headed move to open the country’s forests and coastline to Spanish-style large scale developments, to tourism policies firmly rooted in the 20th century, Greek government ministers are demonstrating that they ar
When we lived in Athens several years ago, just before the cracks in the Greek pavement were beginning to appear, one of our favorite things to do on the weekends was to get out of the city. Luckily the means to exit were readily available; Athens’ Germanic Ring Road, the Attiki Odos, was no more than a kilometer from our Nea Filothei apartment.
What is one thing that you have not told anybody in an interview?
I think the one thing I haven’t told anybody is that I like to do my own nails. I am obsessed with it. I like to change my colors every, like, three days, have all the colors I am obsessed, yeah, so I think nobody knows that. I do get pedicures but I love just doing my own nails.
Trenton, NJ – “We pray for a free Cyprus” said Father James Pavlow, during services this past Sunday. St. George Greek Orthodox church hosted a memorial service during liturgy, in honor of the 1200 missing, soldiers, civilians and persons from the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
Trenton, NJ – During Liturgy services at St. George Greek Orthodox church a memorial service in recognition of the Cypriots missing from the Turkish invasion of 1974 was performed.
Cape May, NJ – It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, on the corner of Beach and Perry. It’s George’s Place. John and Pete, Karapanayiotis brothers now run this family diner that is part of the history of this town.
During the 20th Century, men and women from all four corners of the United States, including from the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley area, answered America’s call and went to fight its wars.
Philadelphia, PA- With a theme of “The Orthodox Christian Family: A Dwelling of Christ and a Witness of His Gospel,” chosen by Archbishop Demetrios of America, the 2014 National Philoptochos Biennial Convention was held in Philadelphia, PA from July 6 to 9, in conjunction with the 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress.
Numbers released by the Ministry of Administrative reform show the extent to which the public sector has been shrunk since Greece entered the Memorandum agreement. Today almost 30% fewer individuals work in the public sector compared to 2009, exacerbating unemployment, particularly among the young.
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Volunteers string together flowers in preparation for the Dormition of the Virgin Mary weekend (August 15th). The Holy Institution of Panagia Soumela hosts this annual service that culminates with cultural performances and a festival from Pontian communities around North America. Photo courtesy of Eleftherios Kostans.