Top Greek-related News Articles – Week of January 25-30

Check out our staff’s top picks of Greek-related news articles we’ve seen on the internet.

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Our staff’s picks for top Greek-related news articles this week:

 

Stolen historical treasures hunter

Matthew Bogdanos, is an author, an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan and a colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and actually is the man who saved the ancient treasures that were looted from Iraq’s national museum. Read more

 

Greek Revival

For contemporary architect Katerina Tsigarida, the island of Patmos is the perfect escape. Having restored several ancient houses to their original glory, she has also made it her home away from home. Read more

 

 

Atlanta United FC signs first player, goalkeeper Alexander Tambakis

MLS expansion team Atlanta United FC has made Greek-American goalkeeper Alexander Tambakis the club’s first signing. AUFC, which won’t enter the league until 2017, announced the signing on Monday, adding that Tambakis would spend the 2016 season on loan at the USL’s Charleston Battery. The third-tier club entered into an affiliation partnership with Atlanta last week. Read more

 

 

Lawyer serving, learning as head of Greek American group

It was a toast of friendship that choked up Milwaukee attorney John Galanis. Earlier this month, Galanis was part of a delegation of Greek- and Jewish-American leaders on a trip to Greece, Cyprus and Israel. At an officers’ club in Athens, Galanis offered a toast to a large group of people, including several military officials. He told them of his own roots as the son of Greek immigrants. Read more

 

 

Paximadia: Cretan Twice-Baked Bread

My love affair with paximadia did not begin until I had lived in Greece for 25 years. In all that time I had never encountered the thick, rock-hard, twice-baked hunk of whole-grain bread that goes by that name. Read more

 

 

5 Facts About The Holocaust in Greece

Almost all of Greece’s Jews perished in the Holocaust. Like all Holocaust facts, it’s difficult to wrap one’s mind around such horror. Today, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember not just the victims, but the stories of courage as well. Here are five facts to share today in the memory of all those who perished and who stood up against the inhumanity of the Holocaust. Read more

 

Olympiacos Thessaloniki Makes Chicago Visit

Olympiacos Thessaloniki Soccer School visited the Olympiacos Chicago Soccer School on Friday, January 16, 2016 as part of their USA visit. The Olympiacos Thessaloniki Soccer School arrived in Chicago last week and departed for La Cross Wisconsin  for a collegiate tournament at Viterbo University, where they won four games in a row and were crowned Champions of the tournament. Read more

 

 

Andreas Dracopoulos is awarded the rank of the Officer of the Legion of Honor of the Republic of France

By virtue of a decree by the President of the Republic of France, issued on January 5th, 2016, the SNF’s Co-President, Mr. Andreas Dracopoulos, has been awarded the rank of the Officer of the Legion of Honor of the Republic of France. Read more

 

 

Greek Wine: A Modern Success Story

The heart of the Greek wine world beats in Athens from January 23 to 31, 2016, when VorOina, one of Greece’s biggest wine festivals, will be held in numerous spots around the city, where visitors will have the opportunity to discover the wines of Northern Greece!  Read more

 

Greece is light for Queen Calliope

Internationally accomplished Greek photographer Calliope Karvounis bestows some light on troubled Greece through her latest book Children of the LightRead more

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