Mr PGBL Picks

Mr. PGBL’s Preseason Power Rankings 2014-2015

The following is a repost from Mr. PGBL’s (Philadelphia Greek Basketball League) article from 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.

Organizations & Societies

NHSA Fall 2014 Convention – Press release

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

I am an Athenian too
Greece / Cyprus

Stamp your Athenian Identity on the World – Press release

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.

Dinner on the Farm - Image 24

Grecian Dinner Delight – Photo gallery

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 Philly Greek-Stake Blog

I hate Cosmos Philly!

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.

A dining experience to remember

A dining experience to remember, Kuzina By Sofia

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.

Image courtesy of Rafa Bahiense

Eagles Lose First Game

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.

Vlassopoulos to lead AHEPA Chapter 445
Organizations & Societies

Vlassopoulos to lead AHEPA Chapter 445

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.

Michael Nicolaou

Michael Nicolaou, A Life of Conviction

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.

Jerry Kahrilas

Jerry Kahrilas, Rubbing Elbows with the Stars

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.

Evangelos Frudakis

Evangelos Frudakis, An Artist’s Journey

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.

Festivals & Dances

It’s authentic at Evangelismos Greek Food Festival

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.


Four Crosses Recovered at Annual Blessing of the Waters

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.

Photographic Moments

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.