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.
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.
“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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.