Week 3 is now in the books, and what an exciting 3 weeks it has been. The great Socrates once said “The only thing I know is that I know nothing”, and this year’s league action has left me feeling much the same way, especially on the boy’s side, where through three weeks only St. Demetrios of Upper Darby stands undefeated.
For those of you who have been watching this season’s MLB post season it’s been quite an exciting October to date. The Fall Classic matchup is now set between fellow Greek Mike Moustakas and his upstart Kansas City Royals going against the San Francisco Giants who will be looking for their 3rd World Series title in 5 years.
At a recent Greek festival, I was sitting down drinking a Frappe, people watching, enjoying the weather, and listening to the haunting melodies of the bouzouki coming over the loudspeakers. Ahhhh… the sound of the bouzouki. An instrument that makes your emma rise to heart attack levels when it solos.
Shrimp happens to be one of the most favored Seafood around the globe and it is prepared countless ways and found in dishes from every ethnic culture. Yet it seems that there are a few select classic shrimp dishes that keep popping up on restaurant menus around the world. The dish I am speaking of is the famous Classic Shrimp Scampi.
Upper Darby, PA – The Wolfpack ruled the day in the highlight game last night at St. Demetrios over Rip City. The two teams are considered contenders to make it to the championship game.
Upper Darby, PA – The chairs and stage were filled again at St. Demetrios, as the PGBL entered its second week of the season. A brief ceremony by father Economos Panagiotis Lekkas kicked off the evening.
Could Philadelphia play a role in Greece turning around its youth unemployment struggles? Recently, a contingent of five Greek university educators visited the City of Brotherly Love on the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Zachary Lafakis was baptized on September 20th, 2014 at St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church. His proud parents Chris and Despina Lafakis were delighted to have their friends and family help them celebrate the joyous occasion, and deeply honored to have Socratis and Antonina Makrogiannis as his godparents.
George Dalaras will begin a tour in New York on November 20 and perform in theaters across the United States and Canada, eight years after this last tour. “Rembetiko Unplugged” is the title of this grand musical journey, which is a tribute to rembetiko music.
One of the oldest Greek organizations in Philadelphia, the Demation Brotherhood of Philadelphia, is hosting it’s annual dinner dance. This year marks the 100th anniversary, making it extra special.
Elkins Park, PA – The Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley hosted it’s first annual meeting of the year at Annunciation Greek Orthodox church. At the top of the agenda was the Independence Day parade.
Broomall, PA – The St. Luke GOYA hosted a dodgeball and dance fundraiser this past Saturday afternoon/evening. Five Greek Orthodox churches from around the Philadelphia metropolitan area participated. The funds and awareness were raised for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
League action heated up this week in the unofficial center for the Del Val GOYA league in Upper Darby, PA this Sunday. The day’s action featured a triple-header of varsity action, with two of the three contests coming down to the wire.
Media, PA – Every 1st of October Cyprus celebrates Independence Day. This day Cypriots honour the day in 1960 when Cyprus gained independence from the British following a long and bitter struggle that lasted from 1955 to 1959.
When the Eagles and Giants go against one another it’s always a big game and the latest chapter of the Philly/NY rivalry certainly didn’t disappoint. The Eagles came into the game at 4-1 after struggling to hang on to beat the lowly St. Louis Rams the week before.
Broomall, PA – Five Greek Orthodox churches participated in a dodgeball team contest and dance fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation this past Saturday. Hosted by the St. Luke GOYA (Broomall), some 100 kids from around the Delaware Valley showed up for a day filled with fun activities and a sense of awareness.
Our vision of Summertime food seems to gravitate to cool, crisp, light and refreshing dishes. Although Potato Salad is not really a light dish, it is a favorite in the summer months. Potato Salads today come in every shape and size when it comes to texture and flavor.
The Greek Film Archive presents a retrospective tribute to the Greek-American master filmmaker. The tribute to Elia Kazan is the fourth event organised by the Greek Film Archive in the framework of the project “Cinephilia in the New Age” included in the NSRF 2007- 2013.
Cherry Hill, NJ – The St. Thomas Agora food festival is being hosted this weekend, October 9-12, 2014. The annual event is the largest Greek Festival in South Jersey, attracting more than 10.000 visitors. The weekend long event features Greek food, folk dancing, live music, outdoor cafe, and an assortment of vendors selling all things Greek.
Stroll through the aromatic pastry shop and sip on a hot Greek coffee. It’s fall and the biggest Greek festival, known as the Agora, is going on this weekend. St. Thomas Greek Orthodox church is hosting a weekend full of everything Greek.
The island that made the pages of the New York Times and even inspired a book by National Geographic is exalted in Little Land, an award-winning documentary about life in a remote part of Greece in the midst of a financial crisis.
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.