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Nr. 132 - December 2009 - January 2010  
Christmas in the Peloponnese
Long before our “Greek Life”, since our sons were teenagers and opted to go skiing on their own, we used to take off and visit a couple of European cities over the Christmas holidays. 
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What's on in December & January
Schedule of events in Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Amorgos & the Minor Cyclades, in December 2009 & January 2010
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Paros Chef in the Antarctic
It all started with a piece on BBC World News that detailed the work of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and mentioned that they were looking for a chef to work at their Halley Station.
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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 in September.
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Flu Shots
Flu shots for both the seasonal flu and the H1N1 (“swine”) flu will be available to the general population starting from 1st December.
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Recent Press Releases
Press releases from the Paros Municipality, Archilochos Cultural Association Archipelagos, the Commercial Association of Paros & Antiparos, Eyploia,Aegean Network, the European Parliament EURO MP Kriton Arsenis, MP Yannis Vroutsis, Perantinos Museum, SYRIZA, Environmental & Cultural Park of Paros
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Animal Talk (PAWS)
News from the Paros Animal Welfare Society (PAWS): "PAWS CLOSES TEMPORARY SHELTER"
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Animal Talk (NAWS)
News from the Naxos Animal Welfare Society (NAWS): "Friends of NAWS"
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Aegean Center Vocal Ensemble Concerts
It is December in Paros, the time when the Aegean Center Vocal Ensemble presents a programme of a cappella music in three performances held in Paroikia and Naoussa.
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Hadjidakis Concert Review
Manos Hadjidakis (1925-1994) is more and more being recognized as Greece’s great composer.
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Scopas, Parian Sculptor of Antiquity: International Conference 2010
The life and work of ancient sculptor of Paros, Scopas, will be discussed for the first time on an international level at a conference that will take place on Paros in June 2010.
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“CYCLOS” at the Public Library
The audiovisual archives “CYCLOS” are now available at the Paros Public Library for anyone interested in material concerning Paros and the Cyclades.
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Sculpture of Archilochos
The unveiling of the bust of the great Parian lyrical poet of antiquity, Archilochos, took place on Sunday 9 November.
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The famous Greek poet Yiannis Ritsos was discussed during the last IPAC (International Paros Art Circle) meeting on 11 November.
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Christmas Shopping Tips
Share the Christmas Spirit! As the festive season approaches, homes, shops and businesses ‘dress up’ to greet the New Year and participate in the festive mood.
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Last year Frangiskos and Moschoula Petropoulos bought the beautiful neo-classical corner building (previously a creperie and jewellery shop) at the bottom of Market Street in the centre of the old Agora of Paroikia.
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Here’s some of the cafes and restaurants which are open during the winter months.
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It's All Greek to Me!
A summary of the main stories recently published in the local Greek papers.
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"The Orthodox Church" by Katherine Clark
Here is the ideal Christmas gift for anyone who loves Greece and wants to understand more about the religion that permeates every aspect of life in this country.
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Those Were The Days
Looking Back, Thinking Ahead:Amorgos in the 1970s
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Nautical Club News & Football
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International Conference For Sustainable Energy in the Islands
Professors, scientists, environmentalists, representatives of local authorities, associations and citizens, met at the International Conference for Sustainable Energy in the islands, which took place in Milos in October.
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Organise a local candlelight vigil on Saturday 12th December.
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The Kastro of Paroikia needs help! It is one of the most important and most attractive areas of Paros.
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Environmental Walks
In the last issue of Paros Life, we wrote about the walks to help clean up the island that are being organised this winter by Anna Vlachoyiannis, the wife of the Mayor of Paros.
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The Paros Municipal Philharmonic Band travelled to Naxos.
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A special celebration held in honour of Father Manolis Remoundos’ 50 years of priesthood was held on 8 November.
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An association of vineyard owners and wine producers was set up on Naxos in November
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