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The Music Dance Group of Naoussa in China
Nr. 117 - August 2008  
Passing the Flame
Four years have passed already since the unforgettable “homecoming” of the Olympic Games to Athens in 2004. This month, China is hosting the Games of the XXIX Olympiad from August 8 to August 24 and earlier this year 32 members of the Music Dance Group of Paros travelled to China to participate in the pre-Olympic events.
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What’s on in August
Schedule of events in Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Amorgos & the Minor Cyclades - August 2008
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Apollo Theatre Syros
A rich cultural programme of events is held every summer on the island of Syros including the annual Festival of the Aegean which took place last month. Here is the programme for the Apollo Theatre (“La Piccola Scala”) for August.
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Cruises: A New Era for Paros
Cruise reps from the biggest companies worldwide visited Paros on the 25th of June, on their way to the international cruise conference being held that week in Athens at the Grande Bretagne Hotel.
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Celebrity Spotting. Cyclades Blogs.
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Scientists Fear a Tsunami in the Aegean
Kyklades News reports that Italian scientists have reason to be concerned over a tsunami threat in the region of the Aegean and Ionian Seas. The increased temperatures of global warming cause the sea to dilate, which causes a simultaneous response of sea water volume and level increase which results in extensive coastal erosion.
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Black Henna Warning
Be aware that there is a danger of developing contact dermatitis from “black henna” (which contains a chemical called para-phenylenediamine or PPD) paint-on tattoos.
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A review of Gisèle Lubsen’s exhibition at the Apothiki Art Center by Elizabeth Carson.
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Equilibrium Group Exhibition
The Apothiki Art Center, celebrating its 5th season, presents three excellent Belgian artists in an exhibition organised in close cooperation with the Brussels Arteventuno Gallery.
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Inspired by Paros
A group exhibit with the theme “INSPIRED BY PAROS” is taking place in the Dimotikon School in Paroikia from 2-31 August. The 5th annual exhibit organized by IPAC – the International Paros Art Circle – is showing the work of twenty-four artists, including painters, sculptors and art jewellery designers.
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Light Captivated in Cycladic Marble
Sculptor Ingbert Brunk will be exhibiting his work in Cycladic marble at the Yria Ceramics studio just above the village of Kostos on Paros throughout August and September. He is also holding an “open” studio on 13th and 14th August and on 16th and 17th from 6-9 in the evening.
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Paronaxia Arts
Chryssa Charatsi, Amelie Panagakos, The Longest Portrait Exhibition Ever, Holland Tunnel Gallery & Live Jazz, Jan Mulder, 11 Friends on Paros, 3 Grammatikopoulos, Yannis Dendrinos, Parian Marble Gallery, Venus Art Gallery, exhibitions last month & continuing in August.
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Naxos Festival 2008
The theme of the Naxos Festival programme for 2008 organized by the AEON Cultural Non-Profit Organization, is the relationship between art and madness. All festival events are held at the Bazeos Tower, a 17th century monument near to Sangri in the hinterland of Naxos.
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Dining Out
This month Lornie ‘n’ Miriam visit Sigi Ihthios in Naoussa and Anna Angelidou describes the flavours of Constantinople and “Politiki Kouzina” and the dishes available at Hippocrates Taverna in Paroikia.
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It’s All Greek to Me!
Iris Papathanasiou does this month’s summary of the local Greek press for Paros and Naxos.
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Air Ambulance Flies Again
At the beginning of July the director of EKAB (National First Aid Centre), Mr Papaefstathiou, met with the committee of the Paros health centre, doctors, and local authorities, in order to discuss the health issues on the island.
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Paros Pampering
There is something about entering a luxury spa that makes you immediately exhale, taking stress and tension with your breath. Sarah Dobbyn tries out the facial with therapist Nicos at Salacia Spa in Naoussa.
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Workshops at Tao’s
The programme for August at the Tao’s Center including “Calligraphy Workshop”and “The Karmic Laws of Relationships” with Nissim Amon.
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Ask Not for Whom the Bell Tolls...
A thoughtful essay on the “two sides of life” on a Greek island by Dimitris Calandranis.
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Solar Power Systems for the Home
For households wishing or needing to use energy from sources other than their local electricity grid, a stand-alone photovoltaic (P.V.) system is the most popular and flexible alternative.
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Getting a Dutch Passport
Cindy Schrijver takes a trip to Athens to make the application at the Dutch Embassy for a passport and explains here what’s involved in the process for anyone else needing to do the same.
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Animal Talk
The Paros Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and Naxos Animal Welfare Society (NAWS) latest news and updates.
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Recent Paros Press Releases
Recent press releases from the Municipality of Paros, the Eparcheio, the Ministry of Mercantile Marine, the Commercial Association of Paros & Antiparos, MP Ioannis Vroutsis, and the Folkdance Group of Naoussa (XON).
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Letters to the Editor
What you Always Wanted to know but Dared not Think about… by Vera Baumans.
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Events Last Month
July… always a promising month for businesses in the Greek islands as the ferries arrive full of visitors and the season gets into full swing. Every town and every village welcome the new arrivals who have come to enjoy the hot days on the beautiful golden Cycladic beaches and the long nights of endless diversions.
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Agora – Market News
If you are looking for a souvenir to take home or for something special to give as a gift, something that represents the tradition and culture of Paros, and that has a lasting quality, pay a visit the new Kapoutsos Shop that opened recently in the Market Street of Paroikia.
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Nautical Club of Paros (NOP) News
NOP athlete Polyxeni Sarri’s most recent achievement is in the Pan-European Optimist Competition at Lake Garda in Northern Italy, where, on her first trip abroad, she made it to 6th place in the women’s category and first among the Greek participants. And the NOP team gave an outstanding performance at the Pan-Hellenic Optimist Championship held in Aegina from 19-24 June.
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A New Coach for Asteras Marmaron!
The football team of Asteras in Marmara welcome Peter Kener as their new coach who will help the team prepare for the Cycladic Football Championship beginning in the autumn.
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Juggling Sticks
Juggling Sticks have become increasingly popular as a fun activity for adults and for kids in locations all around the world.
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Paros Museums
The “Friends of Paros’s summer event this year is dedicated to the museums of Paros (see list below) and will take place at the Lefkes Village Hotel in Lefkes on Wednesday, 20th August.
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Ici Paros (French Corner)
Come on board for a trip through the past… to Delos, a tiny island where the light was born with the Sun God Apollo and the Moon Goddess Artemis.
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