Reunification talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriots touched on some core issues Wednesday, with signs the two sides want to see progress, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stated. In a departure from an overriding pessimistic tone used after the last round of talks in New York in November, the Secretary General said the constructive spirit […]
The formation and certification program for Greek expatriate teachers will start in the fall of 2011, in cooperation between the Education Coordinating Office of the General Consulate of Greece and the University of Illinois. The agreement of educational cooperation concerning this pilot program was signed in October 2010 by the coordinator of the World Council […]
After seventy years at 2365 Mission St. between 19th and 20th Streets, My Big Fat Greek Store, officially Hellenic-American Greek Imports, is up for sale. If it is not purchased, the owner will close its doors at the end of February. “Too many years, I don’t want to travel 50 miles to run this store and […]
The Pan-Paphian Association of America awarded Dr. Jojh Theocharides the “Evagoras Pallekarides” Award. The Association designated Savvas Tsiatalos as “Member of the Year” and Efi Lekka was awarded “Friend of Cyprus”. During the 10th annual ceremony, held at Terrace on the Park in Flashing, eleven excelling students were awarded scholarships.
The program that replaced Larry King’s show is being broadcasted by CNN in more than two-hundred-and-twelve countries, as of Monday, January 17th. Piers Morgan will cover the gap left by the popular journalist, Larry King. Cypriot composer, George Pellapaisiotis, contributes to the new show, as he is responsible for the music. George Pellapaisiotis is a very successful composer, […]
The new Ministry of Culture and Tourism strategy on the promotion of Greek tourism abroad appears to be successful. Given the current limited funds for marketing promotions, the competent Ministry gladly welcomed the cover of the well known tourist magazine “Conde Nast Traveller” featuring Greece, accompanied by a comprehensive fifteen page article. January’s 2011 issue […]
For two hours women from Thrace, in northern Greece, will be playing tavli and other games, preparing meals and drinks, and telling jokes. They will honor the “Babo”, the traditional mother in Greek tradition. The custom of “Gynekokratia” is very well known all over Greece. Women occupy all positions on this occassion, as a role of reversal […]
Three swearing-in ceremonies took place this morning GST for young newly elected Greek American politicians. Democrat Aravella Simota (photo), member of the Democratic Party, was elected to the New York State Assembly for the 36th Assembly District in Queens, New York. Nicole Malliotakis was newly elected as the State Assemblywoman. Mike Gannaris, member of the Democratic Party, […]
Greek-American Theoni V. Aldredge, the venerable Broadway costumes designer whose work earned her three Tonys and an Oscar, died Friday at a hospice in Connecticut. She was 78. Aldredge’s wide range of memorable costumes include those for “Annie” in 1977, “Barnum” in 1980 and “La Cage aux Folles” in 1984 — the three shows for […]
Usually, we think of Hawaii as honeymoon central with its blue waters, sunny beaches, exotic wildlife and swaying palm trees. But the youngest state in the union has something that newlyweds or vacationers likely don’t expect to see there: a miraculous, myrrh-streaming icon of the Virgin Mary holding the Christ child. The Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Icon […]
When visiting Greece, I am often asked by native-born Greeks why Greek-Americans are so ‘churchy’ – we sing in church choirs, attend church fairly regularly, wear our baptismal crosses, etc. By the same token, I have always been puzzled about why, during my visits to Greece, the only people I see at church in both […]
This year’s Greek parade on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue for the celebration of Greek Independence day on March 25th, will be held on Sunday, March 27th. Every year, a parliamentary delegation from Greece, and the Greek presidential guards, also known as Evzones will be attending. Many prominent figures from the U.S. and Greece have been proposed […]
The Board of Directors of the Argonauts Association of Magnisia organized the Annual Holocaust Remembrance. This is in commemoration for the Jewish Greek victims of the Nazi regime during the German occupation, and to honor their heroic saviors. The event is under the auspices of the Ambassador of Greece to New York Vassilis Kaskarelis. It will take place […]
The Cephalonian Brotherhood of New York elected a new president. Most of its members are very young. The Brotherhood elected unanimously 33-year-old lawyer Andreas Vasilatos as president, lawyer Andreas Latos as vice-president and Eirini Stathatou, who is the secretary of Senator Michalis Giannaris, as secretary of the body.