Author: Hellenic News

MANHATTAN DA’S OFFICE RETURNS ANCIENT MARBLE SARCOPHAGUS FRAGMENT TO GREECE

Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. District Attorney, New York County Repatriation Ceremony Follows Recovery of Artifact Stolen in 1988 and Smuggled Abroad Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the return of an ancient marble sarcophagus fragment to the Hellenic Republic during a repatriation ceremony attended by the Consul General of Greece in New York, Dr. Konstantinos Koutras, and ICE Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Brett Dreyer. “Trafficked antiquities often acquire a veneer of legitimacy after the passage of time or changes in ownership,” said District Attorney Vance. “Galleries, auction houses, and art collectors, however, should...

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Federation of Hellenic American Educators Day on Greek Language Enrichment

By Catherine Tsounis   “The starting point of a man’s education sets the course of what follows too, “ Socrates.1  This theme was the focus of “The International Day of Greek Language and Culture.” The Federation of Hellenic American Educators, the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater NY and the Hellenic Paideia of America sponsored the event on Sunday afternoon February 12, 2017 at the cultural center of the Holy Trinity Cathedral at 319 East 74th St., New York. Over two hundred persons attended. “The event coincided with the Greek government’s establishment of February 9th as “World Hellenophony Day”...

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WOMEN IN BANKING: NANCY PAPAIOANNOU A TRAILBLAZER IN LEADERSHIP

By: David Bjorkgren & Paul Kotrotsios, Special to the Hellenic News of America   First of all please allow me to present myself; I am Nancy Papaioannou, President of Atlantic Bank and Chairwoman of the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce, both historical organizations for the Greek American community in United States. “I am a humble and proud Greek by birth and American by choice woman who I believe that everything happens for a reason!” There was a reason I was unanimously elected president of Atlantic Bank of New York in July of 2014 (the first woman to hold that...

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Van Cleve arrives in style at new Paoli site

By David Bjorkgren , Special to the Hellenic News of America   A wedding. A prom. Your first formal event. These are special moments that come with a certain atmosphere of elegance and sophistication.   You want to be at your best. Fortunately, there’s Van Cleve to help you arrive in style.   A fashion design leader on the Main Line for 30 years, Van Cleve has moved to even larger and more elegant quarters, the Van Cleve Pavilion, nestled in the Paoli Design Center at 1604 E. Lancaster Ave. in Paoli. The Pavilion joins several other businesses, many...

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