Assumption Receives Clearance for Building

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Dracut has received clearance and permission for the building of a new House of Worship. The way was cleared at a town Conservation Committee meeting on July 16, which was attended by many parishioners. Excavation and commencement of the rebuilding is scheduled for the month of August, which is also the month when the Koimissis Tes Theotokou is celebrated. "For a long time we have been waiting for this great day," a church press release said, reminding parishioners and supporters that "our long-awaited dream cannot be realized apart from financial committment and generous favors done by God, we need to respond in kind." Read about the Assumption Church.

Helen Nicozisis Elected President of OCMC Board of Trustees

Lancaster, PA -- Helen Nicozisis was elected president of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) Board of Trustees at its meeting held in May. Nicozisis, who resides in Lancaster, PA and Boca Raton, FL, is the first layperson to be elected President. She was elected to a three-year term.

Hellenic and Near Eastern Musical Ensemble Now Accepting Bookings!

This unique 25-piece orchestra specializes in Greek favorites, including songs by Hadjidakis, Theodorakis, Haris Alexiou, as well as traditional melodies from all over Greece. Find out more.

Estiator Announces Bouzouki Week

Estiator proudly presents Bouzouki Week In the Dominican Republic. Jan. 27 - Feb. 3, 2002 at the luxurious, magnificent Coral Costa Caribe Beach Hotel & Casino with exclusive, superb Greek entertainment. For more information call: (212) 967-1564From outside New York State: (800) 662-6644.  Visit the Estiator website.

Community Honors Parish Priest, Presbytera with Surprise Anniversary Party

More than 200 people attended a party at the Jarvis Center , St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, on Sunday, June 3rd, to honor Father Angelo and Presbytera Mary Pappas, on the occassion of their 25th wedding anniversary. See Complete Story.

Island of Lesvos Association Scholarship

The Island of Lesvos Association of New England is pleased to offer two scholarships of $500 each and extend an invitation to all eligible candidates to apply. According to association members, applicants should be high school graduates entering a 4-year institution of higher learning who are living within New England and whose parent has been a member of the association in good standing for three years. The criteria for selection include the submission of a complete application, an essay, a copy of a high school transcript, and documentation of post-secondary entrance. Recipients will be assessed on academic merit and quality of essay response. Association members plan an award ceremony for the recipients at the Fall Scholarship Dinner Dance at Jimmy's Allenhurst on November 3rd. Deadline for the receipt of the application is October 5, 2001. Prospective applicants should direct all applications, queries, and information to Anastasia Karasoulos-Vekiarides, 463 Weld Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132, 617/323-3115,

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