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Dr Antonis Arkas, Prodromos Merkouris of ELEGEIA, and psychologist Foteini Tsalikoglou
Nr. 120 - November 2008  
A Bridge of Support
It is hard for anyone who has visited the paradise of the Cycladic Islands during the summer season, when everything works 24 hours around the clock, to imagine the isolation of these islands during the winter months and what it means to be cut off from the mainland and all the choices one has there if in need. Until 2003, someone in need of psychological assistance, for example, was unlikely to easily find support available locally.
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What’s on in November
Schedule of events in Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Amorgos & the Minor Cyclades in November 2008
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Athens News Saved!
Your immediate and overwhelming support to the Athens News has saved the day. An earlier decision to close the newspaper before selling it has been reversed, and it will now continue publication, seamlessly going over to a new owner without missing a beat.
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International Women’s Organization of Paros
The next meeting of IWOP to discuss the winter programme will be held on Wednesday November 5th at 10am at the Konstantza Cafe, Naoussa Square. If you are interested in the continuation of IWOP activities through the coming months, please come along to give your support, or it is likely that – aside from this coffee morning and the annual Christmas carol singing – there will be no other events scheduled.
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Learn Greek Dancing this Winter!
The Music Dance Group of Naoussa, run by Lefteris and Ypapandi Roussos, is offering the chance for foreigners living or staying on Paros to learn Greek dancing this winter. Lessons will be held weekly for 1-1.5hrs on Tuesday evenings at the group’s hall in Naoussa. Everyone is welcome and lessons are completely free of charge.
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Christmas Bazaar
Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie while you chat and browse for Christmas ideas. Homemade traditional Christmas cakes, mince pies, packs of pre-printed cards at assorted prices, also personalised hand crafted cards, gift ideas, jewellery, Christmas decorations, cakes and sweets.
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Do You Need a Flu Shot?
Influenza (or flu – the “grippi”) is a common respiratory illness affecting millions of people each year. Getting an influenza vaccination (or flu shot) every year in the fall can help prevent the infection or reduce the severity of the illness.
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Paronaxia Arts
See Fran6 Roger’s work online, Brett Taylor’s Off-the-Wall Art, and a music appreciation evening “Monteverdi – the Revolutionary” with Orfeas John Munsey.
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IKA Fines, New Free Municipal Buses on Paros, Mammograms, Paros Library.
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Good News for Apple Mac Users
If you are a Mac owner, you will be very happy to know that a new computer store has opened in Naoussa, Paros, offering sales and support of Apple products; the first store to do so not only on Paros, but in the Cyclades.
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Letters to the Editor
Appeal to the Community of Schinoussa.
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Workshops at Tao’s
The Life Management Course with Nissim Amon is an intensive journey to the unseen layers of the mind. Programme of Tao’s ongoing activities.
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Otenet.grrrrrrrr Email
Many of you who have an email address may have experienced problems when trying to send or forward emails to certain email addresses – the emails are returned with various error codes and there appears to be no way to get them to their destination.
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Greek Wine Ambassador on Paros
“What appeals to me most is that a glass of wine encapsulates the aromas of the land, the variety, the cultivation of a certain area and the effort of its people. Wine has a cultural identity, a history. A glass of wine will take you to the place in which it was created.”
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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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Hash House Harriers on Paros
The Athens Hash House Harriers arrived on Paros at last; the culmination of a lot of discussion and last minute organisation. The HHH (known also as H3 – “a drinking club with a running problem”!) had its origins in Kuala Lumpa, Malasia in 1938.
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Animal Talk
The Paros Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) hosted their Annual Fund Raiser & Silent Auction on October 4, 2008, World Animal Day. The event was held, thanks to Dirk Drijbooms, at the beautiful Apothiki Art Center in Paroikia.
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Recent Paros Press Releases
Recent press releases from the Ministry of Mercantiles Marine & the Aegean, the Office of the Mayor of Paros, the Municipal Port Treasury of Paros & Antiparos, Parian Associations, Commercial Association of Paros & Antiparos, NOP, Music Dance & Theatre Group of Naoussa, MP Ioannis Vroutsis, MP Aria Manousou-Binopoulou and the Monumenta e-journal.
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Sports Events: Tennis
The first international tennis tournament that took place on Paros in September was a great success. The Internal Club Tournament will take place from 14-22 November and the General Assembly will take place on 22/23 November.
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Sports Events: Football
An interview with the new coach of Asteras Marmaron, Peter Kener. Football matches on Paros during November.
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Sports Events: Mini Rally in Naoussa
The Sports Car Club of Paros (ALAP) organized its first competition on skills at the car park of Naoussa on 19/10.
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