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Demetrios Rhompotis is Publishing Committee Chairman at NEO Magazine. E-mail: dondemetrio@neomagazine.com. Phone: (718) 554-0308
  • OXI to Bullies and Aggressors, then and now!

    This month we celebrate the victories of Greece against the Italian invaders, the first victories actually of the Allied troops in World War II. Once more, tiny, poor and numerically inferior Greece showed humanity that when it...

    • Posted October 30, 2022
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    Argentina is going ….Greek!

    Meet Silvina Batakis, the newly appointed Minister of the Economy in the Argentinian government! She’s the second cabinet member of Hellenic descent to currently serve the administration. The first one is Gabriel Nicolas Katopodis, Minister of Public...

    • Posted July 12, 2022
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    Χριστός Ανέστη – Christ is Risen – Христос воскресе!

    Pascha is finally here, but our world, as is its wont, is in a mess! The war in Ukraine is not abating, it’s intensifying, and no end in this conflict is in sight. Two brother peoples, Orthodox...

    • Posted April 25, 2022
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    Миру – мир!

    The title, an old Communist motto meaning “Peace to the World,” is one that both Ukrainians and Russians understand. It remains to be seen when and how they will take it seriously. Having entered the fourth week...

    • Posted March 22, 2022
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    Christmas wishes and …curses!

    And so is Christmas, as the song goes and we are about to wrap up this issue so that we can fly to the Swiss Alps, to a humble but luxurious nevertheless chalet, to spend the holidays...

    • Posted December 24, 2021
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    Greece defending the West, again!

    On October 28, 1940, Greece did what she has been doing for the last couple of millenia, to say the least: she defended the West against a threat that almost destroyed it completely and this time from...

    • Posted October 28, 2021
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    Friends, we need your help!

    I hope this message get to you before you go to Greece and Cyprus and you spend all your money, bringing back beautiful memories and credit card bills that will remind you of your vacation for many...

    • Posted July 3, 2021
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    Crack Easter Eggs – Not Your Heads!

    We…the Orthodox…contrary to our …unorthodox friends…celebrate Easter late this year, in fact a month after, so that we can buy our chocolate eggs and bunnies at half price! Being Orthodox pays, especially if you follow the Julian...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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    Greece: 200 years of fighting enemies within and without

    We have a proverb in Greek that some attribute to Pythagoras and others to Plato, which goes, “η αρχή είναι το ήμισυ του παντός;”meaning, “the beginning is half of everything.” That is probably why the chronological counting...

    • Posted March 23, 2021
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    “A great tree has fallen”…

    That was the phrase South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa used from his native language upon announcing the news that George Bizos, a Greek immigrant and champion for human rights who was also Nelson Mandela’s lawyer and friend,...

    • Posted December 24, 2020
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    THANK YOU!!!

    Every year In October we celebrate OXI Day, when then- superpower Italy invaded Greece, October 28, 1940, and got one of history’s most expensive lessons. It took almost a year and Nazi Germany’s might had to come...

    • Posted October 10, 2020
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    Happy Easter!

    According to the Greek Orthodox tradition, Pascha lasts 40 days: it officially ends on Ascension Day, which this year is May 28. So, the fact that this issue came out barely a few days after Easter Sunday...

    • Posted April 29, 2020
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    Tailors Fighting Coronavirus: Taking measures in massive scale – New York on …Menopause!

    Our tailors have decided to join the fight against coronavirus wholeheartedly and true to form started taking measures in massive scale. Their union President Emeritus Taylor Swift announced that their goal is “to dress as many people...

    • Posted March 24, 2020
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  • The organizing committee for Heritage Greece Fundraiser: Paul Tsoumpariotis, Nick Pashalis, Demetri Belesis, Steve Spuccess, Nick Katopodis, John Frankis; PHOTO: ETA PRESS
    Inaugural Fundraiser for the New York Chapter Heritage Greece a Great Success!

    The New York Chapter Heritage Greece of the National Hellenic Society  recently held its inaugural Casino Night at the Plandome Golf Country Club in New York with great success! More than $110,000 was raised and as a...

    • Posted January 13, 2020
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    By Royal Proclamation, it’s 2020 – the year of perfect vision!

    It’s 2020, the dream year of all …ophthalmologists! It’s also one day longer, as a leap year. May this one be happy, creative, healthy and beautiful because our world once more is turning uglier. Thanks for the...

    • Posted January 13, 2020
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    Merry Christmas – Καλά Χριστούγεννα!

    We made it to the last month of the year whole and better! You are looking at a very beautiful issue, filled with meaningful editorial content and very …meaningful ads, the ones that will permit us to...

    • Posted December 12, 2019
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  • Greek Tennis Player Stefanos Tsitsipas Wins Nitto ATP Finals Crown
    Greek Tennis Player Stefanos Tsitsipas Wins Nitto ATP Finals Crown

    Stefanos Tsitsipas captured the biggest title of his career on Sunday, November 17 making the successful transition from 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals champion to the Nitto ATP Finals crown, 12 months on. He also became the...

    • Posted November 18, 2019
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  • Nicholas and his cigars
    Master Blender Nicholas Syris, Founder of LH Premium Cigars and Lounges: “The cigar is the great equalizer”!

    Each time that I go to Owl Cigar Shop/lounge in New Heaven, CT I look for something new to try. Needless to say that as the time goes by that’s becoming harder and harder. But even when...

    • Posted October 26, 2019
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    Kurds against …Turds!

    Greece should demand permission from the US to occupy 30 kilometres worth of Turkish territory in order to relocate there the illegal immigrants that come from Turkey! Sounds like a joke? It shouldn’t be! It’s exactly what...

    • Posted October 26, 2019
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    Greek Education that makes us better Americans!

    We devoted the last three covers of the magazine to education by showcasing three teachers from various generations and backgrounds. We did this because we believe education in general and Greek American education in particular find themselves...

    • Posted July 12, 2019
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    Resurrection time…

    Pascha, whether early or late in the year, also marks the beginning of spring: the rebirth of nature. Trees are budding, the grass becomes greener, days are longer, clothing becomes lighter – perhaps too light – and...

    • Posted April 25, 2019
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  • Argyris and Ann Vassiliou. PHOTO:DIMITRIOS PANAGOS
    Leadership 100 Chairman Argyris Vassiliou: Recruiting the Best and the Brightest

    Leadership 100, the preeminent Greek American membership organization, will celebrate its 35th Anniversary with the 28th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2019, in Boca Raton, Florida. This conference marks an important milestone for the group which has already...

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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    Happy NEO Year!

    Thanks for the support, love and encouragement!! John Sakellaris, Chairman of Pangregorian Enterprises and NEO’s cover in January 2017, received a framed, printed on canvas NEO cover at the organization’s recent Christmas party. Mr. Sakellaris with Metropolitan...

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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    More than a cookbook: an ambassador to Lefkada and Greece!

    It is with great pleasure that we feature in this issue Maria Katopodis-Zoitas and the debut of her stunning new cookbook and personal history that is also a labor of love and which took nearly two years...

    • Posted December 2, 2018
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    The Patriarch did the right thing with Ukraine

    The Ecumenical Patriarch did the right thing by finally conceding autocephalous status to the two schismatic Orthodox Churches in the Ukraine which had left the Church of Moscow after the country became independent. The Mother Church acted...

    • Posted October 16, 2018
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