Summer News 2015 


Kytherian Society of California

Panigyri of the Myrtidiotissa

September 27, 2015

9:30 a.m. -  Church Services & Artoklasia

12:00 p.m. - Luncheon

Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church

20104 Center Street, Castro Valley, CA 94546

Menu Selections:

Greek Style Chicken with Olive Oil, Lemon and Oregano

Greek  Lamb Shank with Orzo

Pasta Primavera (Vegetarian)

Salad, Spanakopita, & Dessert - Galaktobouriko

Coffee, Tea or Iced Tea

$39 per person

$15 Children 12 & Under - Chicken Strips

 For more information contact:


Vikki Vrettos

Bring a bottle of wine to share with your table!

Please donate a prize or gift basket for our annual Raffle! 

Complete and mail your reservation form by September 18, 2015

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Catch that cat!

Catch that Cat! is Melina Mallos’ first bilingual English and Greek picture book targeted at children aged 3 to 6.

Set on the island of Kythera, where it is common to see many cats lounging about on the walls and streets, Catch that Cat! is about Aphrodite, a curious cat with a sense of adventure. When she runs away from Yiayia’s house on Kythera, to explore the Greek island’s markets, festivals and beaches, she causes chaos and no one can catch her…except Yiayia, who knows that while Aphrodite belongs to Kythera, the best part of any adventure is returning home.

Inspired by Kanella (meaning cinnamon in Greek), a cat Melina spotted while on a relaxing beach holiday on the Greek Island of Kythera, who like Aphrodite only came home when she was ready, Catch that Cat! explores Greek culture and human–animal relationships, to highlight the ways we belong to family and community. The book is learning tool to help children connect, share and create meaning inspired by their favourite places, people and pets.   

For more information or to purchas a copy  

contact Melina directly at 

or visit her website at

We hope to have a few copies availabe for sale at the panigyri as well.

Kythera from the Air - The Movie


You've heard about and seen the James Prineas' wonderful book, 

"Kythera from the Air". 

Now you can enjoy 

"Kythera from the Air: The Movie".

Two hours of pure Kythera, as you've never seen it before. All the sights, most of the villages, and as beautiful as in real life but with one exception: you fly over the island like a bird!

Click HERE to purchase

A few copies will be available for purchase at the Panigyri.

The Kytherians

a book of short stores by James Prineas


While Tarzan the sly taxi driver takes everyone for a ride and ‘Petros the Pig’ from Potamos eats a mountain, monks and shepherds take turns losing and finding icons on windy slopes and two old brothers try to get their mule over a cliff. Between wife-swapping and goat seduction, The Kytherians takes us through the eventful lives of islanders crazy and endearing enough to make you want to get there on the next leaky ferry.

Click HERE to purchase

New Photo album


6th International Symposium of Kytheraismos

Sydney 6-9 November 2014


Vikki Vrettos Fraioli, and Cynthia Cavalenes-Jarvis

attended and  presented at the symposium

as representatives from the Kytherian Society of California.

Alexa Conomos

Alexa Conomos is the morning news anchor for WFAA TV's News 8 Daybreak. She formerly delivered traffic reports and anchored the News 8 Midday newscast. She joined WFAA in October 2002 from Belo sister station Texas Cable News, where she anchored the morning newscasts and hosted "Project Texas." She began her career in her home state of California as an anchor-reporter at NBC affiliate KMIR-TV in Palm Springs.

Alexa received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and graduated with honors from Santa Clara University and the Institute of European Studies in Vienna, Austria. Even though she grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, she considers Dallas home.

Alexa enjoys philanthropic activities and has volunteered for the Red Cross, the Nexus Center, Meals on Wheels and Adopt-A-Pet. She continues to lend her time to causes that affect children and promote art and cultural development in North Texas.

Alexa spends her free time with her husband Bradley, their three children and their dog Charlie. She loves to experience other cultures, read, travel, ski, swim, cook and celebrate her Greek-Lebanese ancestry.

Alexa is the daughter of KSOCA member,  John T. Conomos.



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