Arts & Entertainment

An Interview with The Greek American Starlet: Kalomira!

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.

Cyprus, still occupied 40 years later

Cyprus, still occupied 40 years later

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.

Food & Wine

George’s Place, with a little Greek twist

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.

Photo by Michael Coghlan via Flickr
Greece / Cyprus

Greek public sector: 277,095 positions axed in three years

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.


A Path to Orthodoxy, Interview with Presvytera Anastasia Bandy

Philadelphia, PA – Rev. Prof. and Mrs. Anastasius C. Bandy spent a lifetime as dedicated to the Greek Orthodox community and as members of the cathedral of St. George in Philadelphia.
They met by chance at a wedding in Massachusetts, when they accidently found out that they had nearly the same first name.

Philadelphia Greek Basketball League hosts 2nd annual Tourney

Philadelphia Greek Basketball League hosts 2nd annual Tourney

Hatboro, PA – The competition just keeps getting better as the PGBL (Philadelphia Greek Basketball League) crowned a new champ this past weekend. Led by Niko Balis, “Tune Squad” put together a run that carried past last years champs, “The Bridge” and this years contender, “The Trenton EuroStars”.

Food & Wine

Greek Classic Rice Pudding and my Fusion

Rice Pudding is one of those desserts that you never think to make at home but love to order out. If it is a good Rice Pudding it should be creamy and delicious with a hint of cinnamon and orange. Most people don’t realize how quick, healthy and easy this dessert is to make.

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Drakou and Papaioannou Host Engagement Party

Upper Darby, PA – Marilena Drakou and Dimitri Papaioannou announced they are officially engaged this past week. St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church was the scene for family and friends who gathered to celebrate with the couple.

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VP Biden Addresses Greek Orthodox Clergy-Laity in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – There was much applause and even a brief standing ovation for VP Biden as he addressed the Greek Orthodox community, at the 42nd biennial Gala dinner. “Your eminence, when I go, I wanna go Greek”, said VP Biden, speaking about the historical contributions Greece has made.

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Philadelphia Greeks, 1st Class Reception

Philadelphia, the American city with the Greek name meaning City of Brotherly Love, its name said it all yesterday. Its Greek community did the honors of playing host to fellow Hellenes from all over the United States.

Photo by Toni via Flickr
Greece / Cyprus

Giving away public land to Dutch royals

Local residents in the area of Ermioni in the Peloponnese have been enraged by a government decision to allow the Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima to build a small harbor on public land and effectively privatise the beach underneath their summer retreat. The reason given for the decision was that it was in the ‘public interest.

Photographic Moments
Thassos, Greece, 1994

Thassos, Greece, 1994

An overcast sunset on the Aegean Sea some 10 kilometers from the Island of Thassos, has two local fisherman from the town of Kavala eyeing a school of fish. The days bounty was sold at the Kavala fish market. Photo courtesy of Eleftherios Kostans.