For the second consecutive year, Markos Papadatos reigned supreme in the “Best of Long Island” competition. He scored yet another win the “Arts and Entertainment” category this year, where he bested some very stiff competition. Last year, Papadatos triumphed in the “Best Twitter Account from Long Island” category for his @powerjournalist Twitter handle.
Ever-gracious, Papadatos realized that it takes a village to accomplish such milestone, so he thanked everybody who helped him along the way.
Thank you to the following people:
Marisa Mathew, Melissa Dragich-Cordero, Angelica, Jessica Jane, Barry Michael and Michelle, Theresa and Diane Schneider, Evelyn, Sothia, Herman, photographer Daniel Mitchell, Denise Cirolia, Loretta, Kyle Stevens, Cheryl Dobbins, Lisa Polizzi, Laura Desantis-Olsson, Barbara, Gina Miller, Kelly Karavites, Maggie and Yvette, Deana Galatro, Frank Correira, Felisha, Kim Vanderhofe, Jay Lane, KellyAnn Kelly, Amber Ferrari, Chris Ferrari, Joanne Phillips (J-Bird),Sharon Hershberg, Kat Smith, Colleen, Edvin Ortega, Chris Jehnert, Jillian Onorato, Kerri and Phillip Barbara, Michael Stover, Carol Stover, Michael Dempsey, Mickey Jack Cones, Steve and Shari Bitterman, Maria Giokaris, Carrie Farley, Oliver McClellan, Linda, Andrew, Blake Cooper Griffin, Jo Weil, Donna DeMeo Wicelinksi, Jonathan (DJ Ice), Jake Basden, Christine and Julia Lambert, Sammi Rae Murciano and Lori Murciano, Dominika, Cristian Camilo Castro, Lauren Davidson, Caitlyn Dwyer, Toly Rod, Arlene Goldsmith, Dixie Owen, Don Murry Grubbs, Kay Waggoner, Martha Moore, Jennifer Bohler, Tim Stark, Michele Frantzeskos, Hillary Epstein, Kimberly, David Buckner, Bobbie, Sam, Jeff Timmons, Karen Gale, Joey Amato, Scott Adkins, Salina Solomon, Alexandrea Fortin, Professor Doreen Schmitt, Tina Wiskemann, Elizabeth Lyons, Sarah Elder Lyons, Petros Arzoumanidis, Cindy Vasko, Alyssa Mary, Cindi Braff, T.J. Clemente, Stephen and Jennifer Rosenbluth, Jason DeLeo, Alex and Olga Moschos, Christos Pavlatos, Spiros Markatos, Ken Phiilips, Jane Zeigler, Dan Romano, Nancy Venti, Nancy Vazquez, Valerie, Will Kelly, Kali Chan, Cheri Berry and Danielle, Mike DelGuidice, Ellen McAlpin, Claudine Webb, Stacey, Carole Luca, Niels Duinker, Josh Knotts, Leann Knotts, Teresa Ann, Paul Armento, Cathy Nakos, Gigi Dimichino, Nancy Anastasio, Mike Savage, Deb Quimby, Rosalie, Willie D. Stevens, Jorgos, Sevi, Aphrodite and Paul Kotrotsios and the Hellenic News of America, George Birge and Cody Cooper from Waterloo Revival, Evgenia Kotroni, Priscilla Arena, Andrew Persaud, Ria Kavallieratou, Eric Hafker, Candice Sirota, Gary Hahn, Donna Kessinger, Theodora Leperides, Louise Bruno, Alex Blake, Donna Sullivan, Dale Ann Bradley, Lindsay Fellows, Ms. Kathleen Connell, Debbie Palmo, Frances Diaz, Doug Gray, Gene Englese, Angela, Dina Rosado, Debbie Cunningham, Arleen, Chip, Claire Cook, Kristin Palmer, Noreen, Florence, Cheryl and Nick Tangorra, Leslie Slender, Erica Gerard, Amy Connerley, Price Adam, Nikos, Joseph Benegbi, Christine Katartzis, David “Dibby” Warren, Mike Foland, Donna Pucciarelli, Jennifer Forbes, Professor Ziva Flamhaft, Leah Mamede Kalin, Virginia and Carol Barnett, Janie Durbin, Michelle Licata (Boogie Mama), Chrissy Sutphin, Ed Solorzano, Kirsten Schubert, and Kristin Loretta, among others.
“Also, if I forgot anybody, I am so sorry…. but please know that you are all appreciated very much!” Papadatos said, graciously.
The power-journalist added, “As always, a special thank you to Digital Journal, the Greek-American community, Armada Music (Lisanne, Carmen, Nicole and Justine), Queens College, Saint Francis Prep High School, Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, The Paramount, and my mother, Effie, and family for all of their support.”
On March 14, Papadatos celebrated this recognition at the 2018 “Best of Long Island” winners reception, which was held at The Fox Hollow in Woodbury, New York. His lovely mother, Effie, was also in attendance.
Photo Credit: Cindy Vasko