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Haverhill Community Rises to New Heights

Following Divine Liturgy and the community Christmas pageant on Sunday, December 16, 2001, Christos and Mary Papoutsy presented a check for ten thousand dollars to Jeffrey Xenakis, the President of the Parish Council of Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Haverhill, Massachusetts for the community's Elevator Fund.  Complete Story

Orchestra Concludes Successful Tour at Florida Atlantic University

Cries of "Bravo!" resounded throughout the Dorothy F. Schmidt Performing Arts Theatre at Florida Atlantic University on Sunday afternoon, January 20, 2002 at the conclusion of the Kyklos Musikis Concert program presented by the Hellenic and Near Eastern Musical Society Orchestra. Complete Story

Dance Lessons Available

Greek Folk Dance lessons for adults taught by instructors of the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon continue throughout the year on the first Monday evening of each month, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Taxiarchae Church Cultural Center, Watertown. Drop in: $10 per class. Excellent and fun way to prepare for those Church festivals, that trip to Greece, that upcoming party or wedding. Please call Nancy Borofsky at 617-491-5463 or Irene Savas at 508-393-3563 for further information, or visit us at

Hellenic Society "Paideia" Promotes Hellenism in South Florida

The Society is establishing a physical presence of Hellenism at Florida Atlantic University. A prime parcel of land, at the main complex of the university, was allocated to us in order to build a 14,000 square foot complex, the Hellenic Society Paideia "Aristotle Center," and an outdoor classical theater. The center will not only give identity to the Classical Studies Program, but will also provide classroom space for courses taught in the department, office space, conference space, a library, a museum, and an exhibition area, as well as a  Greek Orthodox chapel, the Transfiguration, that will represent the Byzantine era of Hellenism. More

Father Constantine Newman is New Pastor of Annunciation Church in Dover

Father Constantine converted to Orthodoxy in 1988 while he was a Professor of Classics at the University of Hawaii. He and Presbytera Anna had met while studying together at the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae in Munich, Germany, in 1984 and they married in 1985. Complete Story

Krystal Babalas a Runner-Up in Massachussetts Pageant

High school student and Boston ballet dancer Krystal Babalas was a contestant in this year's Miss Massachussetts teenage pageant. The 16-year old is also this year's Miss Greek Independence Day, crowned in a historic ceremony last spring.  Complete Story

Entrepreneurs Create New Culinary Possibilities

Popcorn Snack Hailed by Talk-Show Host; Taverna Classics Taste "Right Out of A Greek Home's Oven." Read Complete Story

Sarbanes/Marudas Scholarship Established; Jersey City Native Is First Recipient

The Board of Trustees of the American College of Greece hosted a dinner in Washington, DC on October 19 to acquaint the Washington community with the 125-year old institution located in Athens, Greece. At the dinner President John Bailey announced the establishment by Marilyn and Emanuel Rouvelas of the Sarbanes/Marudas Scholarship in honor of Senator Paul Sarbanes and Peter Marudas, retired Chief of Staff for Senator Sarbanes. The first recipient is Despina Tsalavoutis, of Jersey City, New Jersey, who moved to Greece several years ago. Complete Story.

Christine Kondoleon Appointed George D. and Margo Behrakis Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) is pleased to announce that Christine Kondoleon has been appointed the Museum's first-ever Greek and Roman Curator. A position in the Department of Art of the Ancient World, this important curatorial post was recently endowed by MFA Overseer George Behrakis and his wife Margo of North Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Complete Story.

Assumption Church Now Under Construction

At last, after two years of planning, the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church will build its new Byzantine-style church in Dracut. The new church will replace a historic building in downtown Lowell that was devastated by fire in April, 1999. Read more about it.

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