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Nr. 122 - February 2009  
Naxos General Hospital: THE GOOD NEWS AND THE BAD
If you heard a helicopter on Friday 9 January 2009, don't worry, it wasn't an accident or emergency being whisked off to Athens, it was the Greek National Minister for Health, Dimitris Avramopoulos arriving to present the people of Naxos with their new hospital.
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What's on in February
Schedule of events in Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Amorgos & the Minor Cyclades in February 2009
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Adult Education Seminars
Seminars for mature students are organized by the Ministry of Education throughout the year all over Greece, including Paros, Naxos and other Cycladic islands, completely free of charge.
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Workshops at Tao's
Tao's Winter Retreat is taking place through January and February. Tao's Work & Study programme will be taking place on an ongoing basis from the beginning of April.
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The Aegean Center Vocal Ensemble
When Christmas begins to light the roads, shop windows, and squares, music lovers of Paros, a growing breed, start anticipating another a cappella choral concert by Maestro Orfeas' choir. And this autumn's concert was among the best he and they have ever granted us.
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International Women's Organization of Paros
IWOP will meet Wednesday, February 18 at 10:00 AM at Porto Trio Cafe, Sea View Inn, Drios located on the main road across from the Anezina.
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Naxos through the Eyes of Children!
Last year students of the high schools of Naxos participated in a photography competition entitled "What I like about Naxos, what I want to save; what I don''t like, and want to change".
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Matthew Mills
We were sad to hear of the death of Matthew Mills. Gyp Mills invites you on February 7th to celebrate his life and love of Paros where his ashes will be scattered on the land on the hill of Mavropetros
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7 Steps to Update TEBE Book, carnival at Elliniki Etaireia, Car & Bike Tax 2009, Paros Health Service Update
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The Greek Mentality Invites You
Observations by Dimitris Calandranis
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Identity Crisis
It was a nice moment. A skilled artist, Rob van der Most, had given me a large photograph of myself which had recently been included in an exhibit of hundreds of Parian portraits he had taken in his travels about the island.
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"Panigyri" - A Celebration of Life in a Greek Island Village
Like sea salt scraped with a spoon from stones along the shore of the Greek island Paros, these essays and stories bring the immediate taste of a way of life to the reader, a way of life that is at once austere and joyous, thrifty and generous.
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Sculpting Workshop
Work with marble available as raw blocks or cut pieces, under the professional guidance of sculptor Erika Harbort.
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a poem by Jeffrey Carson
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Dining Out
Here's a list of some of the restaurants/cafes which are open during the winter months.
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Groot Woordenboek
Januari 2009 verschijnen bij Uitgeverij het Spectrum de twee delen Prisma Groot Woordenboek Nieuwgrieks-Nederlands en Groot woordenboek Nederlands-Nieuwgrieks.
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Cookie Baking at Distrato
Almost 30 kids, boys and girls between 4 and 12 years old, spent a couple of fun-filled afternoons at Distrato Coffee Shop in Paroikia on December 4th and 5th baking cookies.
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Myrsini Educational Centre
Annual prize giving for the students who successfully completed the Cambridge and Michigan Exams.
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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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Animal Talk
Naxos Animal Welfare Society & Paros Animal Welfare Society news. Pet Taxi & Hotel in Athens.
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Recent Press Releases
Press releases from the Paros Municipality, Commercial Association of Paros & Antiparos, MPs Panagiotis Rigas and Yannis Vroutsis, the Music Dance Group of Naoussa, the Folkdance Group of Naoussa (XON), NOP (Paros Nautical Club), Asteras Marmaron, Naoussa Women's Association, Keta Notiou Agaiou, Naxos Communist Organisation, Ariadne S.A. Naxos-Europe Direct.
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Sports Events
Football on Paros & Naxos
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Recycling Update
Five months have passed since the implementation of the recycling project on Paros. The latest news is that bins for recycling paper have now been placed next to the existing two blue bins in many locations in Paroikia. From mid-February paper bins will be placed around the rest of the island.
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Your Questions Answered
In response to specific questions you asked us about what items can or cannot be recycled we asked the Hellenic Recycling Company (EEAA).
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Free Organic Fertilizer
The Municipality of Paros has begun the treatment of organic waste for the production of organic fertilizer in order to reduce a large amount of waste disposed of in the sanitary garbage disposal unit (XYTA).
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