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  • A very special Christmas

    by Harry Mark Petrakis Every writer’s story is an individual journey. A few seem to make an effortless leap into print. For most, however, a long, arduous apprenticeship is required before they understand that developing any writing...

    • Posted December 14, 2013
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  • Anna Myrha ,PHOTO BY CHRISTOS KAVVADAS
    Anna Myrha Takes Center Stage

    by Eleni Kostopoulos In a cut-throat world of beautiful, capable people, what makes one actress stand out from the rest? For exotic beauty Anna Myrha, it takes a lot more than mere talent to reach the top;...

    • Posted November 15, 2013
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  • AHEPA Raises Funds for Cyprus

    by Eleni Kostopoulos Cyprus, while facing longstanding political challenges, was not immune to the effects of the Great Recession, and the country continues to struggle for economic stability. As such, the Order of the American Hellenic Educational...

    • Posted November 15, 2013
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  • The Hellenic Initiative Raises $2 Million at Inaugural Banquet to Support Greece

    At the Inaugural Banquet, marking The Hellenic Initiative’s (THI) one year anniversary, the organization raised $1.9 million, making the event one of the most successful fundraising evenings ever within the Greek-American community. Focusing on the theme “Investing...

    • Posted November 15, 2013
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  • American and World Personalities at the 3rd Annual Washington OXI Day Celebration

    Once more the world was reminded that it was the people of Greece who produced modern history’s most consequential act of David vs. Goliath courage and other acts of bravery during WWII, at the Third Annual Washington...

    • Posted November 15, 2013
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  • HANAC Honors Harry Giannoulis at 41st Annual Gala

    Harry E. Giannoulis, President of The Parkside Group, a renown strategic communications and public affairs firm, received the “Man of the Year” Award at HANAC’s (Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee) 41st annual HANAC gala that took place...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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  • Xen Sia
    Xen Sams: Greek America’s Wonder Woman

    by Eleni Kostopoulos Her flawless features will surely capture your attention, but Xen Sams is more than just a pretty face. The Greek-Canadian-American actress is a business-savvy beauty who has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater,...

    • Posted October 10, 2013
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  • Cyprus Federation Testimonial Dinner to Benefit the Island’s Children in Need

    Michael & Mary Jaharis, who along with George David, were the honorees at the Cyprus Federation of America’s 2013 Testimonial Dinner, held recently in New York, pledged an additional $200,000 to the Cyprus Children Fund, citing and...

    • Posted October 10, 2013
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  • Marilu Henner
    Presenting West Coast’s Primary Greek Event: Hellenic Charity Ball 2013 by the Elios Foundation

    The Elios Charitable Foundation announced the program and honorees for the highly anticipated 9th Hellenic Charity Ball, to be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Westin St. Francis on Union Square (335 Powell Street, San Francisco)....

    • Posted October 10, 2013
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  • This year's Honoree Harry Giannoulis
    HANAC to Host 41st Annual Gala

    by Eleni Kostopoulos The Hellenic American Action Committee (HANAC), a multifaceted social services organization, is hosting its much awaited annual gala on Friday, October 25 at the The Mandarin Oriental in New York City. Anywhere between 300...

    • Posted October 10, 2013
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  • Tulsa Opera Conductor Kostis Protopapas
    Mozart performances highlight Greek talent in Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Thessaloniki-born soprano Eleni Calenos stars and Athens-born conductor Kostis Protopapas leads a production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” presented October 18 and 20 by Tulsa Opera. Calenos graduated from the Municipal Conservatory of Thessaloniki and moved...

    • Posted October 10, 2013
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  • Brent Callinicos
    Google’s Brent Callinicos: is all business

    by Cindy Klimek As the company’s VP, Treasurer and Chief Accountant, with a multitude of employees under him and billions of dollars to manage, Callinicos has definitely achieved his boyhood dream of businessman success. The odyssey of...

    • Posted September 7, 2013
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  • Ten Years for T.E.N. at the NY Stock Exchange

    This year marks the 10th anniversary for Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) at the New York Stock Exchange and its 20th as a public company, since it was first listed in the Oslo Stock Exchange, back in...

    • Posted September 7, 2013
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  • Patricia Field
    Greek-American Style Icon Patricia Field: “Don’t look at magazines for what to dress”

    by Maria Athens Greek-American style icon Patricia Field sat down with Neo Magazine to discuss her heritage, accomplishments and ties to Greece. The winner of two Emmy Awards, five Costume Designers Guild Awards and a Satellite Award...

    • Posted September 7, 2013
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  • Another Challenge (and Opportunity) for the Divided Island of Aphrodite

    by Elena Nicolaou* As I walked through the Larnaca Airport this past July, Cyprus seemed exactly the way I had left it two years ago. The plane had made a slow descent over the dark Mediterranean waters,...

    • Posted September 7, 2013
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  • Bill Clinton
    The Hellenic Initiative to host Inaugural Banquet in NYC

    The Hellenic Initiative (THI) will host its first annual banquet on Thursday, October 3rd at 583 Park Avenue to honor three outstanding individuals for their many contributions to Greece and to raise funds to support families impacted...

    • Posted September 7, 2013
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  • Harry Cicma
    New York sportscaster Harry Cicma has become a one-man sports conglomerate

    By Ellen Tashie Frisina Harry Cicma says he got his personality from his mother Carol, whose family is from Epiros and Peloponnesus, and his work ethic from his father George, who has roots in Macedonia. “Work hard, be...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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  • John Catsimatidis, Brent Callinicos holdind the Executive of the Year Award
    HABA Honors Brent Callinicos, Vice President of Google

    Brent Callinicos, Vice President, Treasurer & Chief Accountant of Google, was honored with HABA’s (Hellenic American Bankers Association) Executive of the Year Award, the organization’s highest distinction, this past May during a lavish gala held at the...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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  • Adele Exarchopoulos with Director Abdellatif Kechiche
    Yes, we, Greeks, Can(nes) 2013!

    by Vasileios Terzopoulos It was great that Greece had a notable presence on the croisette this past May, despite the absence of a Greek film in Cannes’ Official Selection. Alexander Payne or Alexandros Constantine Papadopoulos brought Hellenic...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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  • The Jaharis Foundation Pledges $2 Million to Relief Efforts in Greece

    The Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc. announced a pledge of a $2 million Challenge Gift that will specifically target hunger and poverty relief efforts to help children and families in Greece. The gift will be primarily distributed through...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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  • John Georges Buys Louisiana’s Oldest & Largest Daily Newspaper

    Greek American entrepreneur John D. Georges, CEO of Georges Enterprises and the Georges Media Group, recently purchased The Advocate, one of the nation’s oldest and largest local daily newspaper and digital media outlet that currently serves the...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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  • Mario Frangoulis
    Mario Frangoulis Preserving what is good “through music and an undying commitment to love.“

    We were very pleased to have the opportunity during this sacred time – Orthodox Easter – to sit down and talk with Mario Frangoulis in an intimate conversation about life, music, meaning and the power of love!...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • AHI Awards Dinner
    AHI Hosts 38th Anniversary Hellenic Heritage Achievement and National Public Service Awards Dinner

    The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) hosted recently its 38th Anniversary Hellenic Heritage Achievement and Public Service Awards Dinner at the Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C. AHI honored a distinguished set of awardees based upon their important career or...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Maryland Greek Independence Day Parade 2013
    Maryland Greek Independence Day Parade 2013

    by Georgia Vavas Spectators from across the Mid-Atlantic region gathered in Baltimore’s officially designated Greektown to enjoy the Maryland Greek Independence Day Parade honoring our ancestors’ sacrifices to preserve the ideals of Freedom and Democracy. This day...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Dino Kartsonakis
    America’s Piano Showman Dino Kartsonakis Brings a Musical Extravaganza at Carnegie Hall

    by Asher J. Matathias* As Israel celebrates its 65th birthday, Jews throughout the world are heartened with the support evinced for this democratic oasis by Christians, and others, hailing the creation of a latter-day miracle in a...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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