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Nr. 131 - November 2009  
Take a Walk on the Wild Side
With the fierce heat and high winds of the summer behind us, organized walks are now starting up again through some of the most beautiful scenic routes in our islands.
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What's on in November
Schedule of events in Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Amorgos & the Minor Cyclades, in November 2009
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The PASOK socialist party won the general election in Greece on 4 October with close to a 10% lead over the New Democracy party.
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Organic-Biological Produce
Readers often ask us about the availability of organic/ biological produce in the islands.
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Backup, Backup, Backup!
This is a little rant to remind everyone to back up their important data regularly.
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Mammogram exams have started again at the Paros Health Centre
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Father Manolis Remoundos: Celebrating 50 Years of Priesthood
A special service will be held at the Catholic Cathedral in Naxos in honour of Father (Pater) Manolis Remoundos to celebrate his 50th anniversary since he entered the Church.
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In the Shadow of the Kastro
Every summer in my tourist shop under the shadow of the Venetian Kastro in old Naxos Town I encounter a virtual conglomeration of people of all nationalities, personalities and ages
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Tragedy on Naxos
The sudden death of 12-year-old Panayiotis Matzakos on 20 October shocked the entire community of Naxos.
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Recent Press Releases
Press releases from the Paros Municipality, the Eparcheio of Paros & Antiparos, the Commercial Association of Paros & Antiparos, the European Parliament EURO MP Kriton Arsenis,MP Yannis Vroutsis, Archipelagos, ASPA (Union for the Development of Paros & Antiparos,Music Dance Group of Naoussa, FolkDance Group of Naoussa,Municipality of Drymalia, Naxos
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Trip to the Peloponnese
The village association of Aspro Chorio, “Atlantis” took its annual Fall holiday trip from 6 to 11 October.
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Virgie Johnston Samuel
Virgie Johnston Samuel, the wife of Roger Samuel, passed away on May 28, 2009
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Animal Talk
News from the Paros Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and the Naxos Animal Welfare Society (NAWS)
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Aegean Center's 20th Anniversary in Pistoia
Was it really over two decades ago that John Pack went to Italy to fulfill a dream: the establishment of a fine arts programme in Italy deeply imbued with art history?
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“Divers” Painting Exhibition by Yuki Aoki
It never ceases to astonish me how many artists live on Paros, come to Paros occasionally, used to live on Paros, or are Parians.
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“Paros Through the Eyes of a Child”
As part of the celebrations for World Tourism Day , an exhibition of children’s art on the theme “Paros Through the Eyes of A Child” took place in Piso Livadi
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New Microbiological Laboratory on Paros
In June of this year, a microbiological laboratory opened in the centre of Paroikia, a positive development in the area of health care for the growing community of residents on Paros and Antiparo
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Bakaliko, Paros
Like many of the more permanent residents of Paros, I am frequently forced to do the ‘paper-chase’, that mind- numbing trail along well trodden paths that connect the banks, the notary, the tax office, accountants and lawyers offices.
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Labyrinth, Naxos
Hidden in the maze of small streets just off the Old Market Street, the Labyrinth wine bar and restaurant is well worth seeking out this winter.
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World Tourism Day 2009
On Sunday, 27th September, the class graduating from the Paros Institute of Vocational Training (IEK) "Special Hotel Services and Catering" course, their teachers, and the Municipality of Paros organized an event at the Archilochos Hall in Paroikia to celebrate World Tourism Day.
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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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Letters to the Editor
A Note of Thanks
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PHOLEGANDROS: Images & Texts and the Shipwreck of SS EROS
A beautiful book depicting the history, morphology, inhabitants, traditions and customs of the island of Pholegandros was recently released on Naxos.
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The newly-published (Dutch) book “`Oneira” by Dutch author and photographer Robert van der Most (aka “TREBΩR”) tells the story of his first visit to Greece in 1978, to Athens and Tinos, then later to Santorini, Milos, Ios, Naxos, Syros and Paros.
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Naxos Team Triathlon, Prince of the Wind, Apollonios Dromos, F2 & F3 Future Tournaments, Paros Open 2009, Paros Tennis Academy Programmes, Nautical Club News, Football
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Environmental Walks
In an interview with Lena Yacoumopoulou published in the May 2009 issue of Paros Life, Anna Vlachoyiannis, the wife of the Mayor of Paros, talked about her passion of defending the environment.
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Plastic Bags? No Thank You !
The Cultural Organization of the Dimos of Drymalia is commencing information campaigns and organizing discussions and actions within the schools
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Mercury in CFLs
Energy efficient bulbs pose a danger to health and the environment if not disposed of properly
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The Ursuline School on Naxos
The newly-renovated building of the School of the Ursulines opened this June, hosting the 15th Global Symposium for Water in Naxos.
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New Era for the Historical Archives of Naxos
This past month has been a very important one for the Historical Archives of Naxos.
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Local Archive on Amorgos
The Old Town Hall of Amorgos is finally restored and prepared to host the Local Archive Collections of the island as announced earlier this year by the General State Archives of Greece.
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The Coins Tell Their Story
“If we want to understand the times we live in, we must start at the beginning.” This is emphasized by historian and collector Yiannis Vasiliopoulos, who has dedicated much of his life and energy to researching the history of Paros and the Cycladic Islands.
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