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Nr. 119 - October 2008  
Are You Aware?
October is “Breast Cancer Awareness” month, during which an international health campaign takes place annually to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure.
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What’s on in October
Schedule of events in Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Amorgos & the Minor Cyclades - October 2008
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Public Information Session on Cervical Cancer
Another common form of cancer affecting women is cervical cancer, the primary cause of which are HPV (Human papillomaviruses) infections.
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Health Centre Volunteer Team
A small party was held on the evening of Friday, 12th September at the Polos Hotel in Paroikia to say “thank you” to this summer’s volunteers at the Health Centre.
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Paros Health Services Update
Giorgos Bizas, the Paros Health Centre President, gives an update on plans for the new Paros hospital.
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Fire Prevention & Safety Measures
An overview of the fire services on Paros and Naxos and what to do in case of emergency.
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A Visit to Naxos
Nikki Anevlavis gives some good tips and ideas for a day trip (or overnight stay) on Naxos.
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The Naxos Eye
The “Eye of Naxos” is a natural jewel shaped by the sea and sand in the oval opening of a shell, and is one of the lovliest gifts you can give to a friend as it is believed to bring luck and good fortune.
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Paronaxia Arts
The 8th Naxos Festival ended officially on 4th September with the closing of the art exhibition “Psychotopia”. Other exhibitions continuing through October on Paros and Naxos.
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IPAC Artist Profile
Catharina Van Leeuwen, Mixed Media Artist from the Netherlands.
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The Right of the Child to Protection
“The right of the child to protection” is the title of a competition launched on 31 July 2008 by Jacques Barrot, Vice-President of the European Commission with responsibility for justice, freedom and security.
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Paros Poetry
October Night by Jeffrey Carson.
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Olympic Airlines to be Sold, The National Cadastre (Ktimatologio A.E.), Naoussa School Library, Parian Theatre Groups on Lesvos, Promoting Alternative Tourism on Paros, Vodafone Double Play Plus.
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Celebrity Visitors
Iconic Blue Peter presenter Valerie Singleton visits Naxos. The Norwegian Royal Family visit Paros.
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Dining Out
Towards the far end of the seafront, away from the port towards the Pandrossos Hotel and easily identified by the huge tree that shades it, the Hibiscus family-owned restaurant is one of, if not the oldest, eatery on the island.
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The "Minologia"
Every year on Paros, during the month of August, a few elderly Parians fast – in order to gain a clearer perception – and study nature hour by hour so that they can make a weather forecast for the following 12 months. This ancient tradition is called the “minologia”.
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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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Venetian Wedding
It was with great joy that Duke Nikolaos Michel Laurent Karavias Della Rocca-Barozzi, the creator and Director of the Venetian Museum and the Domus Festival married violinist, composer and Art Director of the Domus Festival, Elena Kiseliova, on Thursday, 28th August in Naxos.
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International Year of the Potato
Organized by the Municipality of Drymalia, Naxos – renowned for the quality of its potatoes which are exported all over the country – will celebrate the “International Year of the Potato” in the village of Damarionas on October 12th with an all-day outdoor feast with lectures, discussions and cooking of traditional recipes.
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Workshops at Tao’s
From 5-12 October Tao’s is hosting the one week intensive retreat yoga workshop of Irana Ji An for a week of tranquility, awareness and fun, attending both body and mind.
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Animal Talk
Plans for the Paros Animal Welfare Society’s 4th October celebrations for World Animal Day and a report from the Naxos Animal Welfare Society’s on their Annual Summer Bazaar.
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Letters to the Editor
“Skang the Menace” - A story about a dog and the bus company (KTEL) of Paros.
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Free Trees
Every year the “Dasarchio” (Greek government forestry department) give away about twenty different kinds of trees including eucalyptus, cyprus, tamarisk, oleander (pikrodafni), myoporo, acacia, aligaria, pine and palm trees (but not fruit or olive trees), completely free of charge in order to encourage reforestation on the islands.
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Recent Paros Press Releases
Recent press releases from the Commercial Association of Paros & Antiparos, MP Ioannis Vroutsis, the FolkDance Group of Naoussa, the Music Dance Group of Naoussa, the Paros Nautical Club and the AMEAI Centre for People with Special Needs & Abilities.
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Recycle & “Buy” More Time
In an interview with Paros Life, Yannis Drakoulakos, the environmentalist working for the Environmental Department at the Municipality of Paros, expressed his satisfaction with the first results of the large-scale recycling programme that was launched at the end of August. Details of the status of the programme on Paros and on plans for Antiparos, Naxos and Amorgos.
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Environmental Protection: a High Priority for Local Authorities & Citizens
Members of the “Elliniki Etaireia” – the Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and the Cultural Heritage - from the local branches of Paros and Antiparos, had the chance to discuss important environmental issues with leading members of the Society from Athens.
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