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Nr. 114 - May 2008  
Twenty Years of Tradition
During 2008, the Folkdance Group of Naoussa, (XON), is celebrating its 20th year of success in performing the traditional dances of the Aegean, and those of Paros in particular.
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What’s on in May
Schedule of events in Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Amorgos & the Minor Cyclades - May 2008
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A Fond Farewell
On Sunday 6th April, hundreds of Parians gathered to pay their respects at the funeral of Efthymios Kebabis. Well known and much loved by his fellow citizens, the doctor of Paros will be remembered and honoured for many years to come.
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Internet on Paros – Broadband Users
As part of a restructuring plan taking place at OTE, broadband (DSL) users with an OTENET contract will soon be switched to OTE’s other DSL supplier, Conn-x.
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Erika Harbort Exhibition
An exhibition of Erika’s work: marble sculptures, paintings and bronzes, will be held at the Aghios Athanassios Hall in Naoussa from the 4th to the 18th of May 2008.
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Dutch artists on Paros (Pariani Ollandoi)
Five Dutch artists, who have been living and working on the island either permanently or periodically, will show their work which has been inspired exclusively by Paros: Paulien Lethen, Hans Giesen, Jan Nijland, Jan Mulder and Wim Drion.
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Gaia Dance Project
A series of performances will take place at different locations around the island between 1-6 May.
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orangedoor gallery
To welcome in the new summer season of exhibitions orangedoor gallery will be holding a very special opening party on Saturday the 24th of May.
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May’s Ongoing Festival of the Arts at the Aegean Center
Last month we gave you a tempting taste of the rich fare for poetry lovers at the Aegean Center this spring. And it continues.
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The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts
End of Semester Programme - Spring Session 2008
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The Longest Portrait Exhibition Ever on Paros
Coming this summer will be an exhibition of more than 2,400 portraits of the people of Paros. With a total length of more than 720 metres, this exhibition is the “longest” ever on the island.
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Solar Power Coming to Paros
For decades many of us on Paros have used solar energy to heat our water, but aside from a few maritime navigation lights situated where the provision of grid connected power is unrealistic, this completely clean source of energy has been largely ignored.
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Silver Medal for Children’s Choir of Paros
The Music Dance and Theatre Group of Naoussa's children's choir, under the direction of Constantina Andreakou, won second place in the Pan Hellenic Youth Choirs and Orchestras Competition which took place on 5th April 2008.
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World Book Day at the Public Library
Paros Public Library celebrates World Book Day with a book bazaar.
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Arts & Crafts Market
Joanna Ihssen-Tendler invites everyone to her home in Kolimbithres on Sunday, 25 May from 12:00 to 18:00 to enjoy an Arts & Crafts and Second Hand Market.
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Dining Out
Aqua Marine – Aliki.
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It’s All Greek to Me! (Paros)
Iris Papathanasiou does this month’s summary of the local Greek press for Paros.
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It’s All Greek to Me! (Naxos)
Iris Papathanasiou does this month’s summary of the local Greek press for Naxos.
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The New Symposium 2008
The 2008 New Symposium will take place May 15 - 20. Convening for the third time, the New Symposium brings together sixteen writers from the U.S., Greece, and around the world to discuss a topic of interest and pressing concern to all thoughtful citizens. The topic in 2008 is “Home/Land.”
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Recent Paros Press Releases
Recent press releases from the Municipality of Paros and the Church of the Ekatontapyliani.
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Workshops at Tao’s
During May, Tao’s will be hosting a Tai-Chi workshop with Spiros Peristeris and a Vinyasa Yoga workshop with Irana Ji-An.
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Animal Talk
Thanks to a generation donation from a PAWS member and animal lover from Germany, PAWS is launching a new sterilization project. Panda the Naxos cat is looking for a new home.
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How to be a Fertility Goddess
(or a fertility God…). Nutritional writer Sarah Dobbyn’s book “The Fertility Diet” is released this month.
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Paros Pampering: Salacia Spa Center
In the first of a series of articles about the treatments available at the Salacia Spa in Naoussa, Sarah Dobbyn describes the “chocolate pamper” massage.
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Nautical Club of Paros
More successes for NOP athletes.
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Book Review
Jeffrey Carson reviews poet Peter Abbs’ new book “The Flowering of Flint”.
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Letters to the Editor
Patricia Delstanche appeals to the French-speaking community on Paros to contribute texts in French to be published in Paros Life.
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