The following is a repost from Mr. PGBL’s (Philadelphia Greek Basketball League) article from Phillygreekball.com. Mr. PGBL is the unknown voice of the areas premiere Greek Basketball league. Each week, he gives you a game by game breakdown of what could and what did happen.
New York, NY – The National Hellenic Student Association (NHSA) of North America, Inc., a not-for-profit in the State of New York, will be hosting their semi-annual convention in Washington, D.C. from November 7th to 9th, 2014. This convention will be held in collaboration with the Pan-Hellenism Weekend hosted by DCGreeks.com.
If you can barely bring yourself to leave Athens after spending time here then guess what: you’re an Athenian too! Remember the feeling of sitting in the Athens airport departure lounge? It’s not just the heavy heart of your holiday being over but the happiness of the memories that come flooding back.
A perfect sunset on a farm was the setting for a Grecian meal that left you reflecting on the summer gone by this weekend. Kuzina by Sofia hosted it’s second annual Dinner and Glendi on the farm, al fresco this past Sunday.
The PGBL is more than just a basketball league, and this past week they’ve proved that. The first of what should be many homeless feedings took place in Philadelphia this past Thursday night, with more than 20 volunteers coming out to help hand out everything from pasta and meat sauce to soup and sandwiches.
The first thing that comes to your mind is how I got Cosmos Philly to publish this article with a title like that? Easy, my lawyers are bigger and more expensive than the Cosmos Philly lawyers. Mine are smart too. I don’t pay them all that money for nothing.
Kuzina by Sofia hosted its second annual Dinner and Glendi on The Farm – al fresco. The food was all farm fresh and locally grown, right down to the lamb and all from right here, at the Burlington County Agricultural Center.
You can’t win them all. Sooner or later the Eagles comeback magic would have to run out. Week 4 marked the end of that magic as the Eagles were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers in their first trip to the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara California.
Broomall, PA – September saw the start of new year for many organizations. AHEPA Chapter 445 Thermopylae, held it’s first meeting of the year at St. Luke Greek Orthodox church. Newly elected president Greg Vlassopoulos spoke about the new direction and it’s past years projects.
Hello everyone, I know that you are looking at this blog post and thinking what is with her and the recent recipes that all seem to include Greek Salad.
King of Prussia, PA – Life is simple and clear for Michael Nicolaou. His path of faith and family were paved out of his Hellenic roots. He arrived in 1971 from Kalamata, Greece and immediately settled his family of 4 (two sons and wife) into the Norristown area.
Broomall, PA – How many famous people have you ever had a meal with? For three decades, from the 1960’s through the 1980’s, in Philadelphia, Jerry Kahrilas perhaps met and had dinner with more of them than anyone else. President Ford, Joey Bishop, Grace Kelly, just to name a few, all shook his hand and had dinner with Jerry.
Time is running out as we are just 3 days away from Kuzina by Sofia’s second annual dinner and glendi on the farm. Don’t miss out on this fun family event which will be taking place at the Burlington County Agricultural Center in Moorestown NJ, on Sunday, September 28th at 4:00 pm.
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies, is planning a Dedication Celebration for the opening of the Constantelos Hellenic Collection and Reading Room on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
At the 10th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton announced the CGI Mediterranean meeting, to be held in Athens, Greece in June 2015.
Asbury Park, NJ – The 67 Annual Blessing of the Waters took place last Sunday on the shores of Asbury Park in New Jersey. Four groups of boys and girls ranging from grades 7th to 12th participated in the opportunity to retrieve the cross thrown into the Atlantic ocean by Archimandrite George Nikas.
Port Richmond Section, Philadelphia, PA – His journey as an artist has been life-long. From the age of 8, he recalls his first visit to Greece in 1929 on a ship that took days to cross the Atlantic. “I remember drawing human figures constantly on that journey. I knew even then I was going to be an artist,” says Evangelos Frudakis.
From Spanakopita to shish kebab, it really doesn’t matter. It just taste better at My Big Fat Greek Festival on Bustleton Ave. in Philadelphia. And why you ask? Well, it’s obvious, the parishioners do it with love. The members of this tiny Greek Orthodox church Evangelismos continue to crank out “the best” Greek food, hands down.
Asbury Park, NJ – Four divers got to experience euphoria this past Sunday. It’s was a pleasure of a lifetime most of us will never know. Four teen agers from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey retrieved the cross at the annual Blessing of the Waters.
Philadelphia, PA – My Big Fat Greek Festival part two was hosted at Evangelismos Greek Orthodox church on Bustleton avenue this past weekend. The only question I was trying to figure out, was which of the two Greek food festivals they host is better. There’s one at the beginning of summer and one at the end.
Broomall, PA – Thousands turned out for the 4 day Greek Affair at St. Luke Greek Orthodox church. The annual event featured, rides, free parking and Greek cuisine. Parishioner volunteers prepared and sold the homemade pastries that St. Luke s is known for.
Asbury Park, NJ, 2007
The annual “Blessing of the Waters” tradition takes place in mid September along the shores of the Asbury Park boardwalk. Members of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese from throughout the region attend church services that take place at the Paramount Theater and Convention center. Led by Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey, a wooden cross is thrown into the sea which is retrieves and returned by a lucky child. The child is blessed with good fortune for the year. Image courtesy of Eleftherios Kostans.