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Canada Owes Its Popular Regina Pizza To Four Greek Immigrant Brothers

In Canada, pizza aficionados have to thank four Greek immigrants for the country’s own unique pizza, known as Regina Pizza.

Jim Raptis: The Greek Who Changed the Face of Australia’s Gold Coast

Jim Raptis, born in Evia, Greece, changed the face of the most cosmopolitan region of Australia -- the Gold Coast.

Descendants of American Philhellenes Helped Greece Again in 1941

A historic discovery was made recently when a Greek immigrant who is a medical professor at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania happened upon a newspaper from 1941 which showed descendants of 1826 philhellenes stepping up to help Greece...

Tom Carvel: The Greek Who Introduced Soft Ice Cream to America

Tom Carvel, born Athanassios Karvelas, was a Greek immigrant who brought soft ice cream to America and made the Carvel empire.

The Hellenic Initiative Gala to Raise Funds for Greek Causes

The Hellenic Initiative (THI) will host its Annual Gala in New York aiming to raise funds for pandemic crisis relief and economic recovery in Greece on Saturday, December 4. The 9th Annual Gala will be held in person, after last...

U.S. Ambassador Calls on Greek-Americans to Invest in Greece

U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt challenged earlier in the week the Greek-American business world to "take a closer look at investing in Greece." Speaking at an American Hellenic Institute (AHI) event held in Athens on Wednesday, Pyatt said that...

Greek-Canadian Constantine Passaris Appointed to Order of New Brunswick

Greek-Canadian Constantine Passaris recently received the highest civilian honor from the Government of New Brunswick, Canada. He is the first Greek-Canadian in the history of this honor to be named to the Order of New Brunswick. Every year, ten individuals...

Australia Issues Commemorative Greek Bicentennial Stamps

Commemorative bicentennial stamps honoring Greece's War of Independence in 1821 are being issued by the Australia Post in collaboration with the Holy Archdiocese of Australia. The series comprises four stamps, which depict four heroic clerical figures of the Orthodox Church,...

Astoria’s Zenon Taverna Closes After 33 Years in Business

Zenon Taverna, a staple of Greek and Cypriot cuisine for the Astoria community of Queens, New York for more than 33 years, served its last customer at the end of November. According to the Zenon Taverna website, the last day...

Elpidophoros Calls for “Restoration of Unity” at Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Archbishop Elpidophoros, the head of all Greek Orthodox in the Americas, called for a "restoration of unity" and a "dialogue of love" between all Christians at the Catholic Bishops Conference last week. His address marked the first time in history...

Greek-American Author Dan Georgakas Dies at 83

The Greek-American author and filmmaker Dan Georgakas, who also worked as a professor, editor, and film scholar, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 83. Born in Detroit, he served as the Director of the Greek American Studies Project...

Greek Scientist Creates COVID Breathalyzer in the U.S.

Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center announced the creation of a breathalyzer-like device that can be used to identify if a patient is positive for COVID-19. This and other groundbreaking developments in COVID-19 testing methods could prove invaluable in our...

Florida’s Greek Hub of Tarpon Springs Strengthens Ties with Homeland

The mayor of Tarpon Springs, Florida, Chris Alahouzos, continues to strengthen his ties with Greece after recently returning from an extensive visit to the country. Alahouzos' visit was part of the Sister Cities program, which aims to build meaningful cultural...

Demetre Daskalakis, The Greek-American Doctor Fighting to End HIV Transmission

Greek-American doctor Demetre Daskalakis has been described as the person who is largely responsible for the decreasing rates of HIV in New York City in recent years. This is no exaggeration, as indeed, Daskalakis with his "status-neutral care" strategy,...

The Proud Greeks of Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tucked away among Central Asia’s rolling deserts and sand dunes, in the eastern part of Uzbekistan, is a small community of people who are the living vestiges of Cold War politics, the Greeks of Tashkent. By Christianna Kontou A Greek diaspora...