Posts Tagged ‘greek’

The Fascinating History of the Greek Orthodox Community of Bangor, Maine

Members of the Greek community of Bangor, Maine visiting their ancestral village of Vamvakou, Greece in 1949, including Nikos Niarchos, a member of the Niarchos shipping family, on the left. Credit: Public Domain The small but thriving Greek community in Bangor, Maine has a rich history that dates back to the 1890s. The history of […]

Greek Heritage Legislators Stand Against Turkey

Rhode Island State Senator Leonidas (Lou) Raptakis presides over the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association to support Greece. Credit: image courtesy of World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association With more than 200 politicians across 20 countries, legislators with a Greek heritage are taking a stand against Turkey to support Hellas with their efforts from abroad. Rhode Island State […]

Greek-Australians Launch “OuzoTalk,” Podcast on Greece’s Libation

“OuzoTalk” is a new podcast hosted by Greek-Australians Nick Athanassiou and Tom Skolarikis. Credit: OuzoTalk The Greek diaspora now has a new podcast to listen to, following this week’s launch of “Ouzo Talk” across all major podcasting platforms. It is co-hosted by Nick Athanassiou and former journalist Tom Skolarikis. Listen to the podcast: The two […]

The Astonishing Story of the First Female Greek Immigrant to Australia

Greek immigrants on their way to Australia in 1953. Ekaterini Plessou was the first Greek female to migrate down under way back in 1835. Credit: Public Domain Ekaterini Plessou-Crummer, the first female Greek immigrant to Australia in the mid-1800s, has an incredible personal story that is filled with encounters with historical figures of the Greek […]

Greek-Canadian Drag Queen Pythia Stuns on “Canada’s Drag Race”

Pythia is the first performer of Greek descent to appear on any of the Drag Race shows. “Canada’s Drag Race” premiered on Crave on Thursday. Credit: Twitter/Pythia Greek-Canadian drag queen Pythia made a splash during the first episode of the second season of “Canada’s Drag Race,” which premiered on Crave on Thursday evening. Hailing from […]

Greek-American Family Swaps Lives in New TV Series

Maria Vasiliou and her family of six took part in a groundbreaking television series called Home Sweet Home recently, where they exchanged homes with a family from a very different background than theirs. Vasiliou tells Greek Reporter that the experience was a purely positive one. Courtesy Vasiliou family. Maria Vasiliou, a mother of four in […]

Mitsotakis Talks Greece with Greek-American US Rep. Gus Bilirakis

Gus Bilirakis meets Greek PM Mitsotakis in Athens on Monday. Credit: Greek PM Press Office Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis held a meeting on Monday with visiting Greek-American US congressman Gus Bilirakis, in which they discussed Greece’s role as a factor of stability in the Mediterranean. The meeting between the PM and the US representative confirmed […]

Greek Youth Reiterate Resolve To Fight Fascism

Above Photo: Anti-fascist demonstration at the Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece. 902.gr. On anniversary of ban on Golden Dawn. The neo-Nazi Greek fascist party Golden Dawn was declared a criminal organization by a Greek court last year, which convicted its leadership for involvement in multiple hate crimes, including the murder of Greek rapper Pavlos Fyssas […]

The Assyrian, Persian And Greek Conquest Of Ancient Egypt

During the eighth century BC, ancient Egypt was experiencing turbulent times. The country was split with a pharaoh ruling in Lower Egypt, but powerful priests of Amun were ruling Middle and Upper Egypt. The  Nubian Kingdom  took advantage of the split in Egypt.  Piye (744-714 BC) an ancient Kushite king of Nubia, regarded his campaign […]

Hellenic Initiative’s London Gala Raises More Than $270K for Greek Causes

Princess Tatiana, THI London Gala Co-chair, speaks to the guests. Credit: The Hellenic Initiative The Hellenic Initiative (THI) raised more than $270,000 for charities that benefit and protect children in Greece at its annual London Gala on September 30. At the renowned Dorchester Hotel 300 Diaspora Hellenes and Philhellenes raised funds for ELEPAP, one of […]

‘EU should keep promise to Turkey on visa-free travel’,Greek minister says

On Monday, Greek Migration and Asylum Minister, Notis Mitarachi, said that the EU should keep its promises to Turkey as part of a 2016 agreement to provide Turkish nationals visa-free travel to Europe, German Die Welt newspaper reports. According to the report, Mitarachi urged the EU to abide by its migration commitments, including visa-free travel. […]

Greek Reporter Delivers $172,000 in Fire Relief to Victims on Evia

Credit: Greek Reporter From the first moment of the awful fires of August 2021 on Evia island, Greek Reporter deployed its team in Greece not only to report on the disaster of epic proportions, but also to mobilize the Greek Diaspora and Philhellenes around the world to offer support to the fire victims. It was […]

Fire Breaks Out in Greek Orthodox Church of Sydney, Australia

The Sydney Orhodox cathedral sustained damages during fire. Credit: Greek Orthodox Cathedral of The Annunciation of Our Lady / Facebook A fire broke out at the historic Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, a Greek Orthodox church in Sydney, Australia on the evening of Thursday, September 30. The fire caused significant damage to the […]

Ancient Hippocratic Surgery Found In The ‘Golden’ Jaw Of A Greek Warrior

The remains of a decapitated 13th-century warrior were discovered in Greece in the 1990s. Now, his unique “gold-threaded jaw” is revealing Hippocratic ancient surgery secrets from 5th-century-BC Thracian Greece. Professor Anagnostis Agelarakis from Adelphi University in New York discovered the Byzantine warrior’s jaw in 1991 at the Polystylon fort archaeological site in Western Thrace, Greece. […]

Greek Premier’s Barking Dog Interrupts News Conference

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Peanut has met several visiting European leaders since becoming Greece’s top dog back in April. On Thursday, the golden-haired former stray decided to give himself a louder introduction ― briefly interrupting a news conference being held by the prime ministers of Greece and Slovakia. Greek Premier Kyriakos Mistotakis expressed support for […]

‘Art Can Affect People’: Greek Artist’s Miniature Worlds Inspire Beauty and Kindness

With the harmonious combination of tiny pieces and materials, a Greek artist has been creating aesthetically pleasing miniature worlds enclosed in small boxes, frames, and watch cases. From an early age, Gregory Grozos had a natural inclination for the arts, as his father was a graphic designer who also liked to paint in his free […]

Enhance Your Memory with this Ancient Greek Memorization Technique

In Greek mythology, Mnemosyne was the personification of memory. In ancient Greece, prior to being written down, stories were recounted orally. Due to that, memory played an important part in the life of an ancient Greek storyteller. Thus, it is not too surprising that the concept of memory was given the form of the goddess […]

DNA Samples Collected Throughout Nation to Help Greek Adoptees

Linda Carol Trotter, who was born Eftychia Noula and spirited away from her mother, whom she later had been told had died. This is a common theme for many Greek adoptees — but they can now find their birth families through DNA, if enough people are tested. Courtesy of Linda Carol Trotter Greece has a […]

Crete earthquake: At least one dead after Greek island is rocked by multiple tremors

At least one person was killed in Crete on Monday when a series of earthquakes rocked the Greek island, the government has confirmed. A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck at about 08:15 CEST some 20 kilometres south of the port city of Heraklion, according to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). The island was then rocked by […]

National Hellenic Society: Bringing Young Greek-Americans Closer to Greece

A group of Greek American students at the campus of the American College of Greece in Athens during a recent trip. Credit: National Hellenic Society The National Hellenic Society (NHS), an association of Greek American leaders, visionaries, and philanthropists, is at the forefront of efforts to keep the next generation of Greek Americans engaged with […]

Greek PM says climate crisis is with us and cost of ignoring it ‘unimaginable’

Mediterranean nations must lead the way in addressing climate change, the Greek prime minister said, warning that the cost of doing nothing was unimaginable, with mankind possibly struggling to survive beyond the turn of the next century, reports Reuters. Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, and Spain were ravaged by wildfires and record high temperatures this summer, with […]

The Greek Shepherd Who Became Chicago’s Greatest Marketing Genius

Bernie Sanders pictured outside the Billy Goat Tavern in another of his ubiquitous memes. Credit: Facebook/Billy Goat Tavern A Greek-American tavern owner may have well been the marketing genius to top them all. William “Billy Goat” Sianis rose from being a penniless shepherd in the hills around Tripoli to become the owner of a legendary […]

Greek Government Introduces New Restrictions Against Unvaccinated Citizens

The Greek government implemented new restrictions on unvaccinated people, including barring anyone without a vaccine pass or a certificate proving recovery from coronavirus from some indoor venues. The new measures, which will last until at least March 31st, came into effect on Monday and will require Greeks to have a vaccine passport or proof of […]

Cliffs of Freedom Movie Set During the Greek Revolution to Stream on Major Platforms

A still from the Cliffs of Freedom movie. Credit: National Hellenic Society Cliffs of Freedom, the historical drama movie set during Greece’s War of Independence, will stream on major platforms beginning on September 13, 2021, the National Hellenic Society (NHS) announced. In a statement the NHS, which owns all rights to film, said that the […]

Remembering the Greek-American Fallen Heroes of 9/11

The National 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Credit: Susan M. Dunn, CC BY-SA 4.0 Today marks twenty years since the terrorist attacks in New York City that took place on 9/11. All of the communities in the United States are commemorating their fallen heroes today along with many in the rest of the world […]

The Greek Paradox: Why Do First Generation Greek-Australians Live Longer?

Greek-Australians marching in the Australia Day parade in Melbourne. Credit: Chris Phutully, CC BY 2.0 Scottish-Australian physician Norman Swan has made a complex discovery. Swan found that Greek-Australians, despite subscribing to potentially life threatening practices and diets, have the second highest life expectancy behind the Japanese. Swan dubbed this situation “the Greek Paradox” in his […]

Cambridge U. to Install Signs Explaining the ‘Whiteness’ of its Roman and Greek Statues

Cambridge University, which was once considered a prestigious institution of higher learning, has decided it needs to contextualize the “Whiteness” of the statues in its Archaeological Museum. Apparently some students were feeling a little uneasy being surrounded by so much White culture, and the University wants people to know that the statues give a “misleading […]

Hundreds of Fans Mourn at Funeral of Greek-American Rapper Mad Clip

Hundreds of fans mourned the loss of rapper Mad Clip at his funeral on Monday. Credit: Screenshot A sea of fans gathered to honor the life of Greek-American rapper Mad Clip, or Peter Anastasopoulos, at his funeral in Greece on Monday. Mad Clip tragically died in a car crash in the southern Athenian suburb of […]

Australia: Where Greek Migrants Got Second Chance at New Life

Greeks arriving in Australia in the 1920s. Credit: Public Domain The story of how Greeks migrated from their native land to Australia is an interesting one. In 1829 the first known Greeks arrived in Australia. And they did not arrive voluntarily. They were a group of seven sailors who were transported to New South Wales to serve […]

Greek Australian Kon Vatskalis Wins Second Term as Mayor of Darwin

Vatskalis has won a second term as mayor in Darwin, Australia. Credit: Facebook/Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis Greek-Australian politician Kon Vatskalis has claimed re-election as Lord Mayor of the city of Darwin on Sunday after a convincing lead on first preference votes. While only 56 percent of votes have been counted so far, Vatskalis leads by […]

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