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”.
Calls for Removal of Turkish Troops from Cyprus; Movement on Confidence-Building Measures
On the occasion of the commemoration of the 1974 Turkish invasion in Cyprus we are posting the following brief memo, published by the Press & Information Office of the Republic of Cyprus.
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.
Three Nobel Prize winners and other high-profile individuals have signed an international petition to pressure UNESCO to use its international clout to protect Greek monuments and cultural artifacts from the effects of the crisis.
If you love Custard Desserts then you will love Bougatsa! This sweet creamy custard nestled in layers of Phyllo and served warm with a sprinkle of cinnamon and powdered sugar just melts in your mouth.
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.
Philadelphia, PA – Cyprus, the Greek Economy and the theological school of Halki were the topics of the evening, as VP Biden addressed the 42nd biennial Clergy-Laity. The event drew more than 1,500 people from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
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.
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.
Philadelphia, PA – Arguable, yesterday was the biggest night of the year for the Greek community of Philadelphia. They stood proud as ambassadors of their city, as they hosted the Greek Orthodox Clergy laity and delegates from across North America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clifton Heights, PA – Stosh’s and Mary’s Diner, on the intersection of East Broadway and Maple Ave.- that’s where members of the Clifton Heights borough community had set up to start their parade on Independence Day.
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.
Born a first generation Greek-American in Philadelphia, he achieved fame in the 70’s as a Jr. lightweight boxer and nearly contended for the championship of the world.
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 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.
A Paris based research institute has found that Romanians work the hardest in Europe followed by the Greeks when ‘real’ working hours are examined, turning the lazy southern European stereotype on its head.
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.