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.

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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.


Clergy Laity Lands in Philadelphia for 42nd Biennial Congress

Philadelphia, PA ­- Greek Orthodox Christians from across North America congregated this week for the 42nd Biennial Congress. The four day event brought together some 1500 delegates and 500 Clergy members who attended the event, that was hosted at the Marriot Hotel in Center City Philadelphia.

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The Philly Greek-Stake Blog

Who is Hedylogos?

Greece is in trouble – like we don’t know. It has no jobs. It has no money. It has no plans for the future. Well, at least I don’t think they do since they haven’t had the courtesy to inform me about their plans so I’m in the dark as to what they are trying to do as well as you are.

Food & Wine

Greek Salad & Greek Yogurt Dressing

My love of Greek yogurt, especially Fage has helped my dressing become creamy and delicious. Even today in many Greek households the dressing is not made in advance. It is not pre-made or pre-measured, the olive oil and vinegar are poured free hand and spices tossed in and mixed.

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Greece / Cyprus

The Gods of Costa Rica

Half an hour after the match, over the country’s cities and villages in Greece a veil of melancholy had fallen. It was like the country had returned suddenly to the fiscal crisis and poverty.

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Augie Pantellas, Philadelphia’s Greek Boxing Bomber

Growing up in the 50’s in West Philadelphia, Augie Pantellas was an original member of the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox community at 58th and Larchwood. He was a young Boy Scout in Troop 302, and ironically he was getting into street fights and brawls regularly, by the time he was in high school.

The Greek Island of Kos

The Greek Island of Kos

The Pearl of the Aegean, it is one of the most popular destinations in Greece. Rich in history, the father of medicine was born here, Hippocrates. The history and kingdoms of those who left their mark on the island is revealed while we travel around the island on this wonderful tour.

Photographic Moments

Nicosia, Cyprus, 2002

Near the border crossing at Ledra Palace Hotel, a tree grows on the street, next to a sidewalk, signaling the passing of years since the invasion of 1974. Graffitied walls in blue and white proclaim in Greek to all entering or leaving, to liberate Cyprus. Photo courtesy of Eleftherios Kostans.