- George Melikokis, A Reigning Patriarch and Advocate for Greek Education
- Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Enthroned
- The Hellenic Initiative’s 5th Annual Venture Fair
- Annual PSEKA Conference Results in Increasing Support in the US Congress for The Eastern Mediterranean Partnership Act
- Celebrations and Thoughts About Our Future
North Shore Farms Inaugurates New Store in Commack, NY
Members of the community gathered recently at 40 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway in Commack to celebrate the opening of North Shore Farms new store location. Suffolk County Legislator John M. Kennedy, Jr., and representatives of the Police Department, Fire Department and Smithtown Chamber of Commerce came together with other local leaders to mark the opening with a ribbon cutting. The ceremony was preceded by a traditional Greek Orthodox blessing service (“Hagiasmos”) presided over by Fathers Dimitrios Moraitis and Gerasimos Ballas. It was just the start of an exciting weekend for the newest member of the community.
The following morning, the locally-hired North Shore Farms team placed the finishing touches on its aisles and opened the doors at 9 AM to a line that wrapped around the store. Employees welcomed and cheered for the new customers as they entered. Many customers on Friday left with reusable North Shore Farms totes.
“We’re excited to be a part of the Commack community,” said Thomas Tsamis of North Shore Farms. “The community has been so warm and welcoming to us, and we’re very grateful to all of our new neighbors for their support. We look forward to serving them for years to come.”
The fan continued on Saturday and Sunday. Guests explored the fresh produce section and talked to the staff about freshly-baked goods, the fresh seafood and meat selections, the seemingly limitless supply of cheeses, and the aisles of ready-to-eat prepared foods—many of which were available to sample. Shoppers were also treated to cooking demonstrations from local vendors. 94.3 The Shark and B-103 stopped by and spent a few hours outside the store, adding to the festive environment.
The new Commack store is North Shore Farms’ 5th location on Long Island, and its first in Suffolk County. The store is open 7 days a week, from 7AM-10PM and it carries most Greek products available in the US and an impressive line of Greek pastries.
Since 2003, North Shore Farms has spread its mission of “Better living through better eating” across Long Island and Eastern Queens by providing five communities (a 6th location is coming up soon) – Port Washington, Glen Cove, Great Neck, Mineola, and Commack – with fresh and healthy produce, organic items, and popular grocery products. For more information their website is www.northshorefarms.com.