HER FATHER CALLED HER DASCALA
‘HER FATHER CALLED HER DASCALA From the time she was a young child, Andrea Topetzes Mann loved to “play school.” The benefit of education …
The Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars: Greek-Americans and Philhellenes 1912-1913
This new book for history lovers has just been released by author Peter S. Giakoumis. Presented for the first time, the true story of …
Greeks on the Street Wins Two Awards!
GREEKS ON THE STREETS WINS TWO AWARDS For the ninth consecutive year, at Seattle’s premier Greenwood Car show, the Greeks on the Streets AHEPA …
Two for the Museum
TWO FOR THE MUSEUM Since 2009, John and Joann Nicon have been conducting video interviews with Greeks and Greek-Americans in Washington State. With the …
A Military Historian
Constantine (Gus) Chamales
“I’m your cousin! I’m your cousin!”
Family in the Greek culture is very important. Frequently, families will “adopt” people to join them by calling them thea (aunt) or theo (uncle) either for respect, to acknowledge closeness or, to expand a small family. Friends who are godparents to children or sponsors for a married couple are called koumbari and are considered family. Whether at home in Seattle, Washington, or while visiting his ancestral homes in Greece, Jim Kost regularly hears this call from those he encounters.
From Smith to Asimakoupoulos
Where most Greek families with long names shortened or Anglicized them, Greg Asimakoupoulos’ family did just the opposite. With Greek and Norwegian parents his connections run deep with families in Seattle, Washington, and the northwest United States.
Jews and Greeks Together
In about 1890 two Jewish men, Jack Policar and Solomon Calvo, were traveling in Turkey and were considering migrating to New York City. On …
A Badge of Honor to be Greek
When Kenny Dudunakis was growing up in Pocatello, Idaho, being Greek was a badge of honor. He moved to Washington State in 1989 where he has developed his career in commercial real estate.
“All the Live-Long Day”
Like the song, “I’ve been working on the railroad…,” Kostandinos (Gus) Soterios (Sam) Melonas has been with the Railroad for over 40 years. As …