This new weekly column, will be focusing on the interests around about our Hellenic community. It will mention people who you know and people who are new to you. It is our intent to bring to you information of a lighter nature and keep you abreast of who is doing what in this great Metropolis. News, politics, special events and who is making it happen, is what we are all about.
Your input is greatly appreciated as is the importance in your opinions. If you know of an event you wish to have mentioned or want to congratulate someone for a special accomplishment, email me at Archie1m@aol.com and we will try to make it happen.
Try to keep it brief and we will try to accommodate your story. The purpose is not to write feature stories, rather to feature community members with stories that interests everyone.
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Astoria Assemblyman Michael Gianaris has set up his committee to consider a run for statewide office. New York State Attorney General is his focus, and we wish him all the best… Dennis Mehiel (yes, he is Greek) who was the Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor is now heading the State as chairman for the Sen. John Kerry, (D) from Massachussetts for President campaign.
Yiannis Simonidis who took a few years hiatus from the helm of COSMOS-FM has returned and is rejuvenated, again. Welcome back.
Evangeline Douris co-founder of HANAC, the Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee (a story for another time) who was part of the Greek delegation that accompanied Mayor Mike Bloomberg to Athens last summer, was recently appointed to the NYC Cultural Advisory Committee.
TELLY’S Restaurant went through a renovation recently and took over new and larger space. It is still tough to get in…and the food is great. A must visit to Astoria.
The Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund will hold its 12th annual “Awards Gala” on Friday, May 9 at the Hilton Hotel. Over 1,200 people will once again dance the night away and witness the awarding of scholarships to deserving young Hellenes from throughout the United States. Over 2,000 applications were received and $150.000 in awards will be made. For information call: 212-986-6881
On Saturday, May 10 the Pancyprian Association of America with all its divisions will celebrate their Spring GALA at the Terrace of The Park at Flushing Meadows Park. Entertainment by Mylos Orchestra, D.J. Savva and featuring special guest stars from the Grecian Cave. For information call: 718-545-3533.
Till next week when we go “Around Our Town,” again.