The Philoptochos at St. John the Baptist Church in Des Plaines, IL recently presented a donation of $12,800 to go toward the construction of the St. Nicholas National Shrine, the only house of worship at Ground Zero in New York. The group solicited donations of their members, family and friends.
For 10 years, Maria served as the Associate Editor and Senior Writer for The Greek Star newspaper. Her work has been published in GreekCircle magazine, The National Herald, GreekReporter, HarlotsSauce Radio, Women.Who.Write, and more. Maria has contributed to three books: Greektown Chicago: Its History, Its Recipes; The Chicago Area Ethnic Handbook; and the inaugural Voices of Hellenism Literary Journal.