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Tuesday, 02 September 2014 09:38

Philoptochos Fall Luncheon

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The Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos Board is once again preparing for the annual Fall Luncheon.  It will be held on Saturday September 20, at the Rosewood Banquets 9421 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL The Co-Chairmen are Georgia Sarlas, Marilynn Jemas, and Demetria Bakris. The theme this year is Faith, Family and Philoxenia. Beneficiaries of this year will be the St. Iakovos Camp and Retreat Center, Wisconsin; Philoxenia House at Mayo Clinic,   Rochester Minnesota; and our many philanthropic endeavors.

On Saturday, August 2, the music of local Greek American composer Peter Mitchell was featured during a commemorative concert and dramatic performance, “Keep the Home Fires Burning,” in Ware, England. Playing to a sold-out crowd, the commemorative concert marked the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Peter Mitchell had been asked by the organizers to conduct his music and he traveled to Great Britain for the event, along with a group of relatives and friends.

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 09:24


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HONORED. . . HARRY NICHOLS, Honorary board Member, long time Parish Council member and steward of the Sts. Constantine and Helen Church, was honored by the French-American Chamber of Commerce and commemorated the 70th anniversary of D-Day on Normandy Beach of which Mr. Nichols was a part.  He received an honorary medal for his service in Normandy at this event.

NEW YORK – Timothy (Tim) J. Maniatis, Archon Exarchos and longtime consultant with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America fell asleep in the Lord, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Mr. Maniatis was a well-known organizer and leader in the Greek-American Community, participating in many organizations including AHEPA and the National Hellenic Society. He was a special consultant to the Archdiocese and Leadership 100 for planning events and most importantly, the Biennial Clergy Laity Congress. He served for many years on the Archdiocesan Council. Commenting on his passing, Archbishop Demetrios released this statement:

On behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod and the Clergy and Lay Faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, I am offering our profound condolences on the falling asleep in the Lord of the most esteemed Archon and co-worker in the Lord, Tim Maniatis. Tim was an outstanding co-worker, committed deeply to Hellenism and to his Faith, and assisted the Archdiocese for many years with his many skills. He would work behind the scenes and never take credit, always allowing others to shine. He will surely be deeply missed by his family, but also by all of us who have had the lasting privilege to know and work with him for the good of the Church.  May his memory be eternal.

He is survived by his wife Stracie, daughter Jenna and son-in-law Alex Lee, and daughter Stephanie.

The viewing will be on Wednesday, August 6, from 7 to 9 pm at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia in Washington DC.  Archbishop Demetrios of America will officiate at the funeral the next morning, Thursday, Aug. 7 at 10:30 am again at the Cathedral. The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia is located at 2815 36th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20007.

Thursday, 31 July 2014 09:31

16th Annual World Music Festival Chicago

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The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to announce the full lineup for the 16th Annual World Music Festival Chicago taking place September 11- 21 in various locations throughout the city. The 11-day, 20-venue festival features 62 artists and groups representing 33 countries, including Greece, from around the world. 

Yannis C. Yortsos, dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, was formally inducted into the Academy of Athens in Greece last month for his exceptional leadership and accomplishments in the field of engineering. The Academy of Athens honored Yortsos for his contributions to fluid flow, transport and reaction processes in porous and fractured media, as well as his extensive work with technical publications and his dedication to engineering education and research.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 09:13

Bill Poulos's new forex trade alert software

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New York, NY (PRWEB) —Forex Profit Accelerator Review: While Forex trading presents marvelous earning opportunities; it comes with substantial amount of risk that can drain the savings of the trader. Also, this form of trading needs constant commitment and attention. The good news is traders of today can benefit from Bill Poulos’s new Forex Software, the Forex Profit Accelerator 2.0 which is a program designed to guide traders in everyday Forex Trading by giving them the groundwork necessary to make smart decisions.

Sunday, 27 July 2014 22:07

OP state official lauds Spyropoulos:

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OP STATE OFFICIAL LAUDS SPYROPOULOS: Chicagoland Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Mariyana Spyropoulos (D-Chicago), appointed to fill a vacancy in 2009 and subsequently elected to the same seat in 2010 for a full six-year term, hosted her annual campaign fundraiser in June. Not only was it well-attended, moreover she received a pleasant surprise courtesy of Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, a longtime respected top Democrat statewide. The popular Secretary founded the famous "Jesse White Tumblers" and he's also a former elite athlete, having been an All-City prep basketball player and a one-time baseball prospect in the Cubs farm system. His reputation among the public is exemplary. So when he speaks, people listen. At the Spyropoulos fundraiser, White indeed spoke, strongly lauding Spyropoulos by indicating the party has "bigger" things in store for the Commissioner. Spyropoulos' career in public service is moving along nicely. She was recently named District Finance Chair, where her MBA and being an experienced private sector attorney lend well to fiscal and legal oversight. Serving as the informal emcee for the event was Greek community leader Louis G. Apostol, executive director of the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board. Also on hand was Leo Louchios, a longtime top aide at the Secretary of State's Office and prominent Greek American. Showing support for their colleague were fellow water board commissioners Debra Shore, Kathleen Meeney, Frank Avila, Barbara McGowan, and Patrick Thompson, in addition to many Greek American friends and associates, along with various labor and environmental groups. The function was held at Pegasus Restaurant in Greektown, Chicago. For more information about Commissioner Spyropoulos, log on to www.Mariyana4CleanWater.com.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:34

The Matrix of the Hellenic Language

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A good 3-4 years ago I ran into a post on Facebook by a man named Eleutherios Argyropoulos from Greece.  He had some amazing things to say about a secret code inside the Greek Alphabet or I should say the Hellenic Alphabet. All the information I was reading on seemed so out there, so unreal.

If you’re afraid of going to the dentist, you’re not alone. Experts liken the fear of going to the dentist as similar to the rates of people who fear snakes or heights.

To put you at ease and alleviate any fears, Dr. Dino Mantis of Mantis Dentistry and Implant Center is sharing the five most common questions he hears in his office.

“Modern technology has advanced to make dental work comfortable, quick and durable,” explains Dr. Mantis. “The reward for taking care of your teeth is a beautiful, healthy smile.”

 Here are the most common questions he hears from patients:

 I’m scared of going to the dentist. What should I do?

 Many people avoid dental visits because of anxiety and fear. However, dentistry has come very far, and there are many ways we can make you comfortable during your visit.  We offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation and even IV sedation. Sedation dentistry is a safe way of making you comfortable during dental work.  It allows you to retain consciousness in a state of deep relaxation. Some patients even fall asleep during their appointment.

Do I really have to wear metal braces to straighten my teeth?

 The orthodontic solution for everyone may be different based upon their personal dental diagnosis. For some, metal braces may be required. For others, invisible braces or veneers may be an option.

 Invisible Braces:Sometimes called “invisible braces,” Clear Correct uses a series of removable custom-made plastic aligners. Every three weeks the aligners are replaced, each one gradually straightening teeth. Aligners can be removed for meals and are more comfortable than traditional braces.

 Veneers: Veneers look, feel, and function like a natural tooth in addition to hiding stains, chips or gaps in your smile. DURAthin veneers are as thin as contact lenses and constructed of resilient porcelain. They require no drilling or shaving of the tooth and last roughly 20 years.

 Traditional Braces: In certain cases, traditional braces are the best option. We offer a specialized wire and bracket system called Tip-Edge. With this system our patients typically have a more comfortable experience and a quicker result. The average time in braces is 1.5 years.  Should patients need it, we can also perform a bite correction after treatment.

 My gums are bleeding. Is that normal?

 Healthy gums do not bleed. Many dentists treat bleeding gums with a deep cleaning, but it is necessary to treat the underlying issue. To properly diagnose the problem, we perform an OralDNA test with a simple rinse of the mouth. This tells us what bacteria are causing the problem. Then we work with your general physician to prescribe the right antibiotic to treat it. Finally, we do a full mouth disinfection and bring it to the correct PH balance through customized rinses. Most gum surgeries can be avoided using this science-based technique.

 About Mantis Dentistry:

In practice since 1987, Dr. Dino Mantis has extensive experience and expertise in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, family dentistry, orthodontics, implants and more. Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center is located at 1625 N Sheridan Road in Wilmette, IL. Visit DrDinoMantis.com or call 866-642-2006.

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