Broomall, PA – Since 1948 the Pan-Macedonian Association of Greater Philadelphia has hosted an annual dance. This years event was hosted again at St. Luke Greek Orthodox church. Participants included, Pavlos Melas and Amalia chapters as well as the Youth of Alexander the Great Spirit of Macedonia Dance group.
The forecast called for light snow showers and an inch or two of snow on the ground for Sunday afternoon. The Eagles were told snow wouldn’t start until about 2 pm in the Philly region. Instead at least three inches of snow coated the field at the start of Sunday’s contest between the Eagles and the Lions.
Five years ago 15 year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos was gunned down in cold blood by a police officer in the center of Athens. The murder proved to be a spark for a wave of often violent protests that rocked Greek cities for days as popular outrage reached a boiling point.
Some say it’s lonely at the top. But at St. Demetrios church, there are many contenders in the PGBL battling to for that number position. This past week, the defending champs, the Sixers showed up in full force and thumped FOB, 69-43. Their performance was given a nod and left you thinking.
The Wolfpack made a statement last night, by beating Rip City and tying for 1st place. The Sixers finally got their whole team on the court and walked all over FOB, while the Kings played like their old selves, scoring 88 points in their victory over the Spartans.
It’s that special time of year to say – Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Seasons Greetings. Send your message in Greek or English, by letting us feature your business or family with a holiday video greeting card.
AHEPA should depart from an archaic system of a state or group of states constituting a district. Structuring newly organized districts along population centers and regions is more sensible. In those areas where population density is low, redistricting needs to be done along reasonable and acceptable guidelines. By Basil N. Karayannis, MD.
It was not three months ago, when writing to express my outrage at the conversion of Trabzon’s Hagia Sophia Cathedral-Museum into a mosque, that I wondered out loud if Sultan Erdogan’s next move would be to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia into a mosque.
That hour, may, in fact, be close at hand.
Oscar winning Greek-American writer-director Alexander Payne (Sideways, Descendents) recently appeared on Greek-Canadian George Stroumboulopoulos’s talk show to promote his new film Nebraska. The two also discussed how anti-Greek sentiment is why the director’s name is now Payne, not Papadopoulos.
Upper Darby, PA – Seventy-four years later, the Pontian Society Akritai of Philadelphia, appear to be going stronger than ever. This past weekend they did it again, they hosted the biggest dance of the year, at St. Demetrios church. But this year, the reins were passed on to the youth.
It was a Pontian Thanksgiving weekend in Philadelphia. The Akritai hosted it’s annual dance at Saint Demetrios church in Upper Darby. With lights dialed down low, the Greek community showed up on Friday night at the local club house first, for a traditional Mouhapet.
Greek national NBA rookie electrifies Milwaukee crowd with a decisive block and thundering dunk in a play that tops NBA’s plays of the week.
I “met” him rather early in life, through his immortal words of the Thourios Ymnos, drummed into our heads by our Greek School Teacher in anticipation of the March 25th Celebration.
Following the Turkish government’s decision to convert the Monastery of Stoudios into a mosque, Tayyip Erdogan’s administration is considering doing the same for the historic Hagia Sophia world heritage site in order to shore up fragmenting islamist support ahead of crucial local elections.
HBO’s wildly popular Game of Thrones has been featured in the culture sections of thousands newspapers the world over. But when it comes to the daily of the Greek Communist Party, the results are quite unique.
In 1979, my cousin George and I flew to Greece for a two week trek. I was 20 and he was 17. On the airplane flight to Greece, as we were about to land in Athens, the stewardess (they were not called “flight attendants” back then) handed out declaration cards for the passengers to fill out and give to the customs agent when we landed.
Despite most Greeks viewing Julian Assange as a hero, distribution company opts for Greek title that portrays Wikileaks founder as a villain right from the opening credits.
Cherry Hill, NJ – One of the Delaware Valley GOYA community service projects took place this past weekend. St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church hosted the Fisher House Foundation Wounded Warriors gift wrapping project.
Many news outlets are repeating a claim made in a recent World Health Organisation report that 50% of all new HIV cases in Greece are self-inflicted by individuals looking to get 700 euros a month in state aid. The only problem with the statistic is that it is simply not true. (UPD) WHO admits error in response to The Press Project International.
Cherry Hill, NJ – The GOYA chapters from all across the Philadelphia area came out to make gift baskets for America’s wounded soldiers. The 100 gift baskets are being delivered on Monday to the Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda Maryland.
Football fans around the Delaware Valley received an announcement Tuesday from Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. If you’ve been following the Eagles closely this season the announcement wasn’t a huge surprise. Over the past month the Eagles have been a resurgent team winning the past 3 games under 2nd year QB Nick Foles.
Upper Darby, USA, 2013
Thanksgiving has many traditions. The Greek-American community in Philadelphia has added one of its own, the annual Pontian Dance. It’s been hosted now for 74 years on Thanksgiving weekend. On Friday evening the night before, a social gathering of sorts, called a Mouhapet was hosted at the Pontian club house. Pontian musicians, Babis Kemanetzidis and Stathis Pavlidis from Greece entertained the community with songs of Pontos. Image courtesy of Eleftherios Kostans.