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Nick Smyrnis, Former Supreme President of AHEPA, Passes Away

The Greek-American fraternal organization AHEPA released a statement on the death of a former Supreme President Nick Smyrnis on Monday. Smyrnis, who was 98, served in the highest capacity in AHEPA from 1979 to 1981. "AHEPA deeply mourns the passing...

Greeks, Cypriots of Australia Call on PM Morrison to Recognize Genocide

The Greek and Cypriot communities in Australia urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday to recognize the genocide carried out against Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks and other Christian minorities by the Ottomans in the early 20th century. In a letter to...

The Passion of the Greek Diaspora for Greece

From ancient times to the modern day, Greeks of the diaspora -- those who have left their native land to make a home abroad -- have enriched the international community. By Constantine Passaris Last year’s bicentennial celebrations of the Greek revolution...

Greek Ancestry and Genealogy Conference Offered Online

Greek Ancestry and the Hellenic Genealogy Geek are sponsoring the second annual online conference on Greek genealogy later this month, viewable for free on YouTube. Taking place on January 29 to 30, 2022, the conference will offer invaluable insights and techniques...

16-Year-Old Retrieves Cross in Tarpon Springs Epiphany Celebration

Thousands of people attended the annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Thursday. Archbishop Elpidophoros and Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta were the officiants in this year’s liturgy at the city's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Following the Divine Liturgy and Great...

Greek-Australian Man Needs Help in Battling Multiple Sclerosis

Greek-Australian man Dimitri Garbas, a father of two, has been battling multiple sclerosis since 2017. Fighting off crippling nerve pain and an array of other symptoms, he is now pinning his hopes on trying a new treatment that he...

Epiphany Celebration to Be Held for the First Time at St. Augustine, Florida

An Epiphany celebration is to be held for the first time in St. Augustine on the Atlantic coast of northeastern Florida on Thursday. The Greek Orthodox community in the town, which is the oldest continuously-inhabited European-established settlement in the United States,...

Shutdown of BlackBerry Phones Signals End of an Era

BlackBerry phones, once seen in the hands of countless executives, actors, and politicians, no longer worked at all as of Tuesday, when the company stopped service on devices that had not yet switched from the company's operating system to...

Malliotis Center Honors Greek-American Immigrant Philanthropist

The Maliotis Cultural Center at the Hellenic College of the Holy Cross in Brookline, Massachusetts is a touchstone for the Greek-American community in New England. The cultural center at Holy Cross which is named after Greek immigrant Costas Maliotis is...

Polar Bear Swim: Century-old Tradition Launched by Greek Immigrant

Polar Bear Swim: The title sort of speaks for itself, launched in Canada in 1920 by Greek immigrant Peter (Pete) Pantages.

Best Greek Bicentennial Moments of 2021 All Around the World

A list of all of the best Greek bicentennial moments around the world would really be too long to write in one story -- celebrating the milestone of 200 years of Greek independence after declaring war against the Ottoman...

Betty White Dies at Age 99 in California

Betty White, the irrepressible, iconic Greek-American comedienne, died on Friday at the age of 99. Her 100th birthday would have been on January 17, 2022. Her life was amazing on many different levels. Growing up in Oak Park, Illinois, she...

Six Greek-Australians Among Country’s Top Young Entrepreneurs for 2021

A total of Six Greek-Australians ranked among Business News Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs list for the year of 2021. Although 2021 proved another difficult year for businesses across the world after dealing with lockdowns, restrictions, and variants, many young entrepreneurs...

Betty White’s Advice at 100: “Avoid Anything Green”

Greek-American Betty White, whose mother's family hailed from Greece, has some unorthodox advice as she nears her 100th birthday on January 17, 2022: "I try to avoid anything green," she states. The American comedic giant, a veteran of the iconic...

Flyte 70: The “Pro-Aging” Beauty Brand Co-Founded by a Greek-American

"Pro-aging" American beauty brand Flyte.70 co-founded by Greek-American Elena Frankel in 2021 has been creating innovative products targeting women who are 40-plus. Frankel and Carolyn Barber were pioneers of the indie beauty boutique concept in Boston in the 1990s. Thirty...