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Live Webcams Show Hurricane Ian Lashing Florida

Hurricane Ian, just shy of Category 5 strength, is moving onshore in southwestern Florida, as millions of residents are bracing for life-threatening storms, catastrophic winds, and floods. Now at Category 4 with sustained winds of 155 mph, Ian’s center was...

Greek-American Charlie Crist to Challenge DeSantis in Florida

Prominent Greek-American politician and former Florida Governor Charlie Crist was elected by the Democratic Party to challenge Republican incumbent Ron DeSantis in November. Crist, who opted to forgo a fourth term in Congress to run for his old office, cruised...

The Miraculous Story of St. Michael’s Shrine in Tarpon Springs

Saint Michael's Shrine at 113 Hope Street in Tarpon Springs, Florida, is a place where the faithful have reported miracles for decades. It was built more than eighty years ago to fulfill the promise an ill eleven-year-old boy made...

Theodoros Griego: The First Greek to Set Foot in America in 1528

The first Greek person to ever set foot in America was a man named Theodoros Griego, and he arrived in the country in 1528.

The Oldest Greek School in the United States Still Stands

Incredibly, the very first wooden schoolhouse in the United States which is still standing was operated by Greek immigrants.

Lawsuit Alleges Google “Hijacked” Customers, Orders From Restaurants

A Florida restaurant group is suing Google, alleging that the tech company has been setting up unauthorized pages to capture food orders rather than directing them to the restaurant’s own site. Google uses supposed “bait-and-switch” tactics to get customers to...

Full House’s Bob Saget Found Dead at Florida Hotel

The US actor and comedian Bob Saget, best known for starring in the sitcom Full House, died suddenly at age 65, his family announced on Sunday evening. The actor was found unresponsive by staff in his room at the Ritz-Carlton...

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...

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,...

Tarpon Springs Epiphany: Greek Orthodox Prepare for 2022 Celebration

The annual Epiphany celebration of the Baptism of Jesus Christ by St. John the Baptist in the River Jordan will be held on January 6, 2022 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, Florida. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros,...