Friday August 22, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
32o C
25o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
NYC man's long-lost class ring turns up in Greece

In this July 11, 2014 photo, Stan and Elaine Ostapiak show off Stan's high school class ring at their home in the Staten Island borough of New York.

More than 40 years after a New York man last saw his high school class ring, the love token his wife had until their wedding night popped up on a Greek island.

How it got to Naxos after it disappeared with his bride's purse at their wedding reception is a mystery. But earlier this month, the ring arrived by mail on Staten Island.

"It doesn't fit me anymore," said Stan Ostapiak, a retired police officer. "But my wife will put it back on her key chain, so we can go steady again."

Ostapiak, 69, graduated from a Manhattan high school in 1962. About a decade later, his wife's clutch purse was stolen with the ring inside the night they were married.

Fast forward four decades: a young Greek man on the island of Naxos came across the ring in his late father's belongings, with the name of the now defunct Seward Park High School in New York engraved inside.

After some research on the Internet, the finder got in touch with the head of the school's alumni association, which contacted Ostapiak, a resident of the city's borough of Staten Island.

The ring soon arrived by registered mail, polished and gleaming in a new box.

"I hope this ring brings you joy and happiness, and maybe some old memories," the sender, Vasilis Polykretis, wrote on a postcard. [AP]

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday Jul 15, 2014 (12:48)  
Hardouvelis hears grievances of coalition MPS to unified property tax bill
Avramopoulos, Hagel hammer out roadmap of defense cooperation
Justice Minister seeks postponement to debate in Parlt of anti-racism bill
Coast guard intercepts 180 migrants in Aegean in two days
Spanish government bonds rise with Italys before Draghi speech
Spanish government bonds rose, with 10-year yields approaching a record low, amid speculation European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will reiterate the need for accommodative monetary ...
Greek peach farmers await Brussels decision on compensation
Greece's peach and nectarine producers were on tenterhooks on Friday, awaiting the outcome of a summit of agricultural experts in Brussels which is expected to determine the size of the comp...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Panathinaikos, Asteras Tripolis notch up vital wins in Europa League
Thursday proved a very productive night for two of the three Greek teams performing in the Europa League as Panathinaikos and Asteras Tripolis secured vital wins in the first legs of their p...
SOCCER
Greek soccer officials in refereeing probe to face prosecutor on Sept 15
Eleven soccer officials were on Wednesday given until September 15 before they have to face prosecutor Aristidis Koreas, who is investigating allegations that the draws to decide which match...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Nationalism on steroids
Bodybuilders are in a league of their own. They rarely make headlines for their achievements, their performance, or being role models. In contrast, theyre more likely to make the news due t...
EDITORIAL
Time to kick a stupid habit
Official figures indicate that tax dodging continues unabated across Greeces tourist areas. According to data made available by the Finance Ministry following checks conducted between July ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Hardouvelis hears grievances of coalition MPS to unified property tax bill
2. Avramopoulos, Hagel hammer out roadmap of defense cooperation
3. Spanish government bonds rise with Italys before Draghi speech
4. Greek peach farmers await Brussels decision on compensation
5. Justice Minister seeks postponement to debate in Parlt of anti-racism bill
6. Coast guard intercepts 180 migrants in Aegean in two days
more news
Today
This Week
1. Coast guard intercepts 180 migrants in Aegean in two days
2. Aftershocks rattle Halkidiki after strong 5-Richter quake
3. Avramopoulos, Hagel hammer out 'roadmap' of defense cooperation
4. Greek peach farmers await Brussels decision on compensation
5. Spanish government bonds rise with Italy's before Draghi speech
6. Justice Minister seeks postponement to debate in Parl't of anti-racism bill
Today
This Week
1. Carved sphinxes at Ancient Amphipolis tomb will not be removed
2. Treating Amphipolis with care
3. Canadas fiscal adjustment has lessons for Greece
4. Greece to offer law on restructuring bad loans next month
5. Ministry sys no to debt collection agencies
6. Karatzaferis eyes ND-LAOS alliance to stop Tsipras
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.