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New Greek Americans Featured in Heartfelt Documentary

A fascinating new documentary about second and third generation Greek Americans was recently screened at Thessaloniki's International Film Festival. Narrated by Olympia Dukakis and produced...

Greek-American World War II Hero Andrew Mousalimas Dies at 95

Andrew "Sam" Mousalimas, a West Oakland, California native and one of America’s greatest World War II warriors, passed away on May 20 at the...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Orders Use of Different Spoons for Holy Communion

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America directed the parish priests of the Direct Archdiocesan District to offer Holy Communion by using multiple metal spoons that will...

Generous Greek Restaurant Opens Doors for Regular’s Surprise Engagement

A Greek restaurant in San Francisco generously opened their doors in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic so that one of their longtime regulars...

Great Philhellene James Scofield Dies at 91

Past Supreme President of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Order of AHEPA) James S. Scofield passed away May 22, 2020. He was 91. “We...
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Greek American Fallen Marine Nick Xiarhos Honored at Nascar Race

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) continues its Memorial Day tradition of honoring fallen soldiers on Sunday by marking the death...

John Koudounis Heads Effort Raising More than $1 Million for Covid-19 Relief in Chicago

A coalition of Chicago’s business leaders led by Greek American John Koudounis, CEO of Calamos Investments, has raised more than $1 million in a...

Obama’s Portrait Won’t be Unveiled at Trump’s White House

President Donald Trump won't be unveiling former President Barack Obama's portrait at the White House, breaking a 40-year tradition, NBC News reported on Tuesday. Obama...

Gene Rossides, a Proud Ambassador of Hellenism in America, Dies at 92

Eugene (Gene) Rossides, a proud American who never lost sight of his ancestry and became a leading voice in the Greek-American community, died on...

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Social Media, Bank Accounts Hacked

Hackers gained access to NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo’s social media and bank accounts on Thursday posting a series of expletive-laced and racist messages from...

Greek Orthodox Ministry Offers Facility to Quarantine COVID-19 First Responders

The St. Iakovos Retreat Center, a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, has temporarily converted its facilities into a quarantine site for...

Kalamata’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil Makes a Splash in US Market

A family business in Kalamata, in the Peloponnese, has made inroads into the ever-expanding market for high-quality, extra virgin oil by being featured on...

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