Another year has come and gone and soon 2015 will be upon us. I have tried to educate you in the ways of Greek-Americans (and Canadians too). I have tried to broaden your horizons. I have tried to instill in you the pride in our culture.
The holidays are in full swing, which means family dinners, lot’s of wine, wrapping presents and logically carbohydrate overload. potatoes, pastas, and so many side dishes. Over at Kuzina by Sofia, we are starting to realize why so many people need the gym once January 1 rolls around.
Upper Darby, PA – In traditional folk attire the Pontian Akritai of Philadelphia made the rounds to homes, singing in the Christmas spirit. Some 12 members of the Greek clubhouse along with a clarinet and a Lyra players were led by President Effie Pavlidou-Economou around Broomall and Upper Darby.
Cherry Hill, NJ – For the second year in a row, the Cherry Hill Democratic Club & Committee celebrated their Holiday & Election Victory Party in Greek Fan Fare at Kuzina by Sofia in Cherry Hill.
Well folks, following the last week of the regular season, there isn’t really a whole lot to write about on the day. The marquee matchup that I had circled on everyone’s calendars was not to be, as the battle for the top seed between St.
Philadelphia, PA – This past Saturday, the Philadelphia Chios Society shared their Christmas spirit with the city of Philadelphia. For the last two months, they have been collecting toys, games, and books all to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Who would have thought following a Thanksgiving Day blowout of Dallas, the Eagles, who at that time sat at 9-3, would eventually go on to one of the most epic collapses in recent memory.
Philadelphia, PA – The spirit of Christmas arrived a few days ago and was celebrated by the parishioners of Evangelismos Greek Orthodox church. Tucked away, under the church, the community huddled. One by one the Greek school students recited poems in Greek about the birth of Christ.
Cherry Hill, NJ – They gave the gift of song on Saturday morning. The St. Thomas GOYA kids sang in the season by traveling around Cherry Hill bringing cheerful smiles wherever they went. Nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and parishioners homes were all on the list.
This is the absolute best and easiest dessert for any occasion. The definition of “Bark” is simply a sheet of chocolate that is usually covered with nuts, dried fruit, candies and even additional pieces of chocolate. The long sheets of chocolate sometimes resembling the bark of a tree with the swirls and bumps.
The St. Thomas GOYA brought in the Christmas spirit and shared it with the surrounding community. On Saturday morning some 40 kids and chaperones visited several nursing homes and parishioners singing Holiday and seasonal songs.
39 points in the first half and 39 points in the second half, combined with a solid defensive effort is the recipe for a big time blowout for the Wolfpack.
Rip City, The Kings and the Wolfpack took home victories last night in Thursday night action. All three games were decisive wins. Next Thursday the league is off for the holiday break.
The know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of Chios has been included in UNESCO’s list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
A Family Affair, an intimate portrait of the famous Xylouris family and their sacred bonds with the musical tradition of Crete, will premiere in Greece and worldwide in January 2015.
A multi-coloured model veering between reality and fantasy. A new view of the Sacred Rock in Athens is displayed at the Acropolis Museum.
With this being the second-to-last week of the Del Val GOYA season, there was certainly a lot on the line heading into Sunday’s matchups at Holy Trinity of Wilmington, with St. George Media’s boys clinging to hopes of sneaking into the playoffs.
Wildwood, NJ, USA 2014
The white washed exterior of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church and blue sky come together in a scene reminiscent of a church on a Greek Island. Built in 1968, along the Eastern shore of the Atlantic ocean of South Jersey, St. Demetrios is the closest built church, less than 10 ft to the sea, in North America. Image courtesy of Eleftherios Kostans.