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Andreas Athanasiou, at 21, made his debut with the Red Wings last season, and he made the roster out of training camp this season after Tomas Jurco was put on long-term injured reserve to begin the season. Read more
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, who has been instrumental in the plans for a new “floating park” underway on the west side of Manhattan, will be “honorary godmother” of the Statute of Liberty project. Read more
Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82 on November 10, leaving behind not only his musical legacy but his beloved home on the Grecian island of Hydra. Since his death, fans have been flocking to pay their respects to the house that inspired some of his most significant works. Read more
George Andreadis (GRE) has been awarded the Beppe Croce Trophy, which honours an individual for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing. Read more
The World War II documentary “Eleven” will receive its San Francisco premiere on Veterans Day — the 11th day of the 11th month. Linking all those 11s has been the goal of East Bay filmmaker George Retelas in the 11 years he spent researching and making the film about Carrier Air Group 11, a fighting outfit that flew off the USS Hornet in Alameda. Read more
Greek scientists are one step away from developing a new generation of health-enhancing ‘superfoods’ enriched with bioactive substances extracted from the aromatic plants that grow in Greece and act as nature’s dispensary. Read more
Nothing short of a page from a script, a chance viewing of a Food Network show led him to approach Michael Psilakis, a Michelin-starred, New York-based Greek-American chef who had just opened a restaurant and entertainment venue in Brooklyn. After their first meeting, Psilakis says he felt an immediate “kinship” with Spina and they got to work. Read more
For Maria Loi, a Greek chef and owner of Loi Estiatorio in New York, free dessert is just a natural part of of Greek hospitality. “It’s to make sure everyone enjoys the meal,” she says. “It completes your meal because the dessert is considered another course.” It rounds out the eating experience, and, as Loi points out, allows you to enjoy it from start to finish—meaning the Greeks really care about how you feel about their food. Read more
You know those times when you’re hungry but can’t decide what to order? Hmm, what’ll it be? Pancakes or paella? A burger or brisket? No problem! Whatever makes your mouth water is almost certainly found at a Greek diner. Read more