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Frangiskos Velentzas - Benefactor of Paros
Nr. 113 - April 2008  
Frangiskos Velentzas - Benefactor of Paros
The existence of the Velentzeio Foundation recently became widely known as a result of the air ambulance project, but the foundation has actually been active for almost half a century, supporting the health services and several other socially beneficial projects for the people of Paros.
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What’s on in April
Schedule of events in Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Amorgos & the Minor Cyclades - April 2008
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The Truth about Tourism
Naxos was buzzing last month, following the presentation of the findings of a major survey into visitors’ opinions of the island.
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Poetry at the Aegean Center
As usual, the Aegean Center is presenting a rich, varied programme of visiting artists this spring.
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Great Paros IPAC Mail Art Competition 2007
The mail art competition created and organized last year by the International Paros Art Circle (IPAC), obviously proved to be a great pleasure for many guests of Paros. The IPAC jury has now announced the winners and expresses their thanks to the generous sponsors of the prizes.
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Apothiki Art Center
The Apothiki Art Center celebrates its 5th Anniversary with a series of unique events over the coming months, opening with Red Wire Artist Collective and Marlena Horak-Adendorff exhibitions, "Arts of Paros" documentary film and open-air performances by the Gaia Dance Project.
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Dining Out
Easter at Kanales, Pascha with Margarita, Tango mar.
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It’s All Greek to Me! (Paros)
Iris Papathanasiou does this month’s summary of the local Greek press.
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Paros Finds its Voice
Since early March “Foni tis Parou” is back in circulation again after a three year hiatus . An important record of the history and culture of Paros, the very first issue was published by Frangiskos Gaitanos on October 1st 1945, just after the end of the war.
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Elliniki Etaireia
Anna Angelidou of True North Cultural Learning Programmes talks to Kritonas Arsenis, responsible for the Programme for Sustainable Development in the Aegean at the Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and the Cultural Heritage, about the Society's work.
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Metropolitan Bishop Ambrosios Dies
We were greatly saddened to hear of the death of His Grace Bishop Ambrosios of the Holy Metropolis of on March 25th. Funeral services were over the two days of 27-28th March in Naxos and Paros and he was buried on the Friday at the Home for Senior Citizens on Paros, according to his wishes.
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Letters to the Editor
New Format Paros Life.
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Wildflower Walks
Stemless, tufted, erect, prostrate, and trailing, climbing, spreading, so many wildflowers are blooming all over Paros at this time of year, that it is hard for the nature lover to contain or describe such colourful, prolific wonder!
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Naxos Horse Riding Club
After preparations which lasted most of the winter, the Naxos Horse Riding Club finally moved to their new premises last month. The Club’s 20 horses are now at the Naxos Horse Park, the new riding and training centre located close to town.
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Nautical Club of Paros
11 NOP athletes participated in the Vikelia Sailing Tournament held on 1-2 March in Syros, organized by the Nautical Club of Syros and the Municipality of Syros.
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Dance with Bettina
Group lessons for all dancing levels in Paroikia and Drios: Latin dances, Standard, Salsa and Pilates-Gymnastics.
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Recent Paros Press Releases
Press releases from the Municipality of Paros and the Commercial Association of Paros & Antiparos.
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It’s All Greek to Me! (Naxos)
Iris Papathanasiou does this month’s summary of the local Greek press.
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10 things to do on Naxos in April
Caroline Sueess gives us ten ideas for things to do on Naxos this month.
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