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Greek event returns for first time since pandemic

CLEVELAND — Tina Fouts is proud of where she comes from in Greece and is happy to be in an area where her heritage is celebrated. "I am from a small island called Ikaria," Fouts said. "And right now, I think most people, if they know Ikaria, [it is] because it is a blue zones [sic].” According to National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner, a blue zone is an environment where people live the longest and are the healthiest. Only five places in the world have this honor, and Ikaria is one of them.

Greek event returns for first time since pandemic

“They attribute it to the food, the socialization, just, you know, having a sense of purpose," Fouts said about why her island earned this title. Having a sense a purpose in life is why the teacher said she loves being Greek so much. “Just like our zest for life, our good food, and our, I don't know, our appreciation for our family and our friends," Fouts said. Fouts said she and her parents came to the states in the 1960s by boat.
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Pittsburgh Turns Blue for Greece’s Bicentennial!

1821-2021: The world turns Greek on March 25th for Greece’s Bicentennial. In every corner of the globe where members of the Greek Diaspora are present, the anniversary will be marked. Iconic landmarks from the U.S., Australia, South Africa and Latin America, will be illuminated in blue and white in honor of the Greek people and their struggle for freedom 200 years ago.

Pittsburgh Turns Blue for Greece’s Bicentennial!

Pittsburgh’s Ikarian community, along with the University of Pittsburgh’s Greek Room Committee, and the American Hellenic Alliance of Western Pennsylvania, were instrumental in bringing this celebration to the City of Pittsburgh, which will be lit at night in blue on March 25, 26, 27. There will also be a Proclamation by the Mayor of Pittsburgh and Commissioner of Allegheny County.
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Daily Mail UK: It's Love Island for oldies 2019

JANE FRYER discovers the secrets of tiny Greek island Ikaria where people live longer than anywhere on earth 2019

Daily Mail UK 2019

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Greece's Greek Reporter 2019

Ikaria, An Island Of Many Myths

Greek Reporter 2019

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2015

A Get-Together, Ikarian-Style: Meet You in Pittsiburgo
 
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Ikaria Mag 2016

AEGEAN: Ask Nicholas whatever you want to about Ikaria! (in Greek)  July 13, 2016
 
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BlueZones.com

"Travel with us to [Ikaria] in the northern Aegean Sea to determine exactly why this place became home to some of the longest living people in the world."
 
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GreekAmericanChamber.com

Greek American Chamber focused on the greater Philadelphia area and New Jersey  
 
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The 4 Types of Bread the Longest-Living People on the Planet Eat Every Day

The five Blue Zones, which represent the regions of the world where people tend to live the longest and have the highest quality of life, include Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Ikaria, Greece; Nicoya, Costa Rica; and Loma Linda, California.

The 4 Types of Bread the Longest-Living People on the Planet Eat Every Day

The five Blue Zones, which represent the regions of the world where people tend to live the longest and have the highest quality of life, include Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Ikaria, Greece; Nicoya, Costa Rica; and Loma Linda, California.
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The 117th Pan-Icarian Supreme Convention Reconnects in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OH – After a year off, the first Pan-Icarian Supreme Convention since the 2019 Detroit event, was held in Cleveland September 4-6. A great deal of credit was given to the Cleveland Chapter for all their hard work putting together a very successful conference for all the visiting attendees and delegates from around the country.

The 117th Pan-Icarian Supreme Convention Reconnects in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OH – After a year off, the first Pan-Icarian Supreme Convention since the 2019 Detroit event, was held in Cleveland September 4-6. A great deal of credit was given to the Cleveland Chapter for all their hard work putting together a very successful conference for all the visiting attendees and delegates from around the country.
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CBS Sunday Morning 2019

Ikarian honey, the nectar of longevity.

On this Greek island, where life expectancy is among the highest in the world, residents credit the local honey. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

CBS Sunday Morning 2019

On this Greek island, where life expectancy is among the highest in the world, residents credit the local honey. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
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 Reuters 2019

Ancient shipwrecks found in Greek waters tell tale of trade routes 
 
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ABC News: Video via National Geographic 2009

Video: National Geographic writer and Quest leader Dan Buettner announces the next Blue Zone: Ikaria, Greece!   
 
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Hellenic News 2003

Icarians: The Joy of Giving Back. November 17, 2003
 
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Island-Ikaria.com

The Complete Guide to Ikaria, Greece  island-ikaria.com
 
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Pittsburgh Post Gazette Aug 25th, 2003

U.S. Ikarians heading to city for 'family reunion'
 
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Book by Nicholas Karapetis

Icarian History Excerpts from 1935 book by Nicholas Karapetis (in Greek).  
 

Greeks In Foreign Cockpits

 

Pittsburgh Business Times 2004

In an article published in the Pittsburgh Business Times (Jan 30-Feb 5, 2004), ranking the 25 Largest 2003 Pittsburgh-Area Conventions

Pittsburgh Business Times 2004

The Pan-Icarian Brotherhood of America's Annual Meeting ranked 8th. The ranking was based on rooms booked at the Hilton Hotel, where our Centennial Celebration was held. If the spillover hotel (Westin) had also been taken into consideration, our ranking would have been much higher.

Illuminator 2003

Newspaper of the Metropolis of Pittsburgh, September - December 2003

Pittsburgh Business Times 2004

The Pan-Icarian Brotherhood of America's Annual Meeting ranked 8th. The ranking was based on rooms booked at the Hilton Hotel, where our Centennial Celebration was held. If the spillover hotel (Westin) had also been taken into consideration, our ranking would have been much higher.

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