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Nr. 133 - February 2010  
Trekking to Aghios Antonios
Kyrie eleison, kyrie eleison. The cantors repeated the seven-syllable phrase endlessly to a medieval tune, while the priests chanted prayers and swung a chalice of incense in our direction.
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What's on in February
Schedule of events in Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Amorgos & the Minor Cyclades, in February 2010
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Carnival in Naxos
Local Carnival traditions are very much alive in the villages of central Naxos.
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Recent Press Releases
Press releases from the Paros Municipality, the Trade & Business Association of Paros & Antiparos, MP Yannis Vroutsis, the Archipelagos Institute, the Syn-Kykladiki Initiative, the Eparcheio of Paros & Antiparos, the Folkdance Group of Naoussa (XON), the Hellenic Society for the protection of the Enviornment and the Cultural Heritage and Syriza.
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Editor's Note
As we don't print a January issue, we're already some weeks into the new year by the time the first edition of 2010 goes to press.
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The Benefits of Drumming
It doesn’t take any research to discover the benefits of drumming. Just watch a group of kids having fun, or join in yourself and feel the effects.
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A Face-lift for Naoussa's Main Square
The renovation of the main square of Naoussa started in January.
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Animal Talk (PAWS)
News from the Paros Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
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Animal Talk (NAWS)
News from the Naxos Animal Welfare Society (NAWS): "Friends of NAWS"
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For Christmas, Medieval Songs of Love
When December arrives, the nights are damp and the days short.
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Presentation of Nikos Sarris’ CD "Archilochos"
Many of you will remember that, for the concluding ceremonies of the big Archilochos conference in 2005, Nikos Sarris, with a group of local singers and musicians, performed selections from his song cycle Archilochos.
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Cats, Copies and Shoes
In keeping with tradition, the Municipality’s Art Workshop exhibit was held from 12 to 20 Dec. in the renovated neoclassical building of Dimitracopoulos in the old market street of Paroikia.
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Chance Encounter with a Hurdy-Gurdy Man
Sometime before the summer rush I was sitting on the paralia in Naxos enjoying a mid-morning double espresso and some peace of mind.
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Looking after the everyday needs of Parians
Advertising Features this month: Francesca Casanova opens a centre of Diet & Nutrition; Haniotis Furniture opens a second show room in the centre; and Pirate Bar reopens
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Damianos Does It Again
Restaurant review about Tavern Damianos in Ambelas, Paros.
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Just Like Yia-Yia Makes
Restaurant review about Ambrosia & Nektar, Livadia, Paroikia.
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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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Aliprandis honoured in Athens
On 29 Dec., Parian writer and scholar Nikos Aliprandis, received an award from the Athens Academy for his valuable contributions to Paros and the Cyclades.
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Theofania, the Celebration of the Epiphany
Mayor Christos Vlachoyiannis, Eparchos Grigoria Protolati and other community leaders attended the traditional celebration of the Epiphany at the harbour in Paroikia on 6 Jan.
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First Cycladic Football Championship
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Four Turbines Arrive for Kamares Wind Park
Shortly before the new year, ground was broken for the first Aeolian park on Paros.
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A Mushroom for Every Month
Throughout the rainy season last year, twenty-one Naoussa High School students headed to the countryside on weekends in search of wild mushrooms.
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Better PR for farmers
One taste of the sweet tomato that grows on Parian soil will make you crave another.
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Support for Diabetics
The Pancycladic Association of People with Sugar Diabetes (Glykia Poreia) invites residents of the Cyclades to join.
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