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Paros Life, newsletter of Paros Island
Photograph by Elizabeth Carson
Nr. 135 - April 2010  
The Swirling Kiss of Spring
Spring, emerging from the sea, trumpets her arrival with sirens, and the desert dust that the Sirocco brought is blown far away by the sea-borne winds. Sikinos, Serifos, Naxos anchored next to us.
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What's on in April
Schedule of events in Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Amorgos & the Minor Cyclades, in April 2010
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Siamese Triplets Born on Parian Farm
On 24 March, a three-headed baby goat was born on the Ragoussis farm near Prodromos, Paros.
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Town Council of Paroikia to Help Pay for Restoration
At a meeting of the Paroikia Town Council on the evening of 1 March, Father Spyridon Fokianos gave a rousing speech, urging the municipality to join the campaign to restore Aghios Constantinos.
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Letters to the Editor...
1) Grace under pressure 2) Obedience presumes acceptance
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Register to Vote — It’s Your Right
Local elections will be held throughout Greece this November (on Sunday 14 November).
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Recent Press Releases
Press releases from Cycladic Chamber of Commerce & Industry, MP Yannis Vroutsis, the Trade & Business Association of Paros & Antiparos, the Syn-Kykladiki Initiative, Paros Municipality, Paros Public Library, the Union of Young Farmers, the Music Dance Group of Naoussa, the MEP Kriton Arsenis, the Hellenic Society, the Centre for Business & Technological Development of the South Aegean.
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Animal Talk (PAWS)
News from the Paros Animal Welfare Society (PAWS): "Paroshunde, Then and Now"
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Animal Talk (NAWS)
News from the Naxos Animal Welfare Society (NAWS)
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New Verse by Peter Abbs, A Mellifluous Fan of Paros
That Paros attracts painters and sculptors is well known; some live on Paros at least part time and many visit regularly.
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Jazz Duo Finds Elite Audience at Archilochos
The Archilochos cultural society seems to always manage to persuade some musicians to come to Paros before Easter to give us a concert.
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What’s On at the Apothiki
Apothiki Art Centre in Paroikia opened its seventh season on 22 March with an exhibition and residency by Kathy Soles.
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Ela, Re! Learn Greek This Summer in Paros!
The International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies, or DIKEMES, will again be holding its acclaimed four-week Intensive Modern Greek Language and Culture course on Paros starting 24 May in Alyki and running until 18 June.
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Save on Your DEH Bill
DEH, the electricity company, offers reduced rates for energy consumption all over Greece.
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Tricks of the Ancient Marble Trade
At the northern end of the beach at Drios, Paros, lies a key to the ancient world, a series of channels carved into the coast, pointing sea-ward.
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Granny rides again
Restaurant review about Taverna Apoplous, Alyki.
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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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SPORTS EVENTS
Cycladic Football Tournament Update, Tennis for children — free for beginners, Nautical Club of Paros News
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Those were the days: Noikokyrio — The Old-Fashioned Art of Recycling
An excerpt from Alison Cadbury’s Panigyri: A Celebration of Life in a Greek Island Village, Plain View Press, 2008. Reprinted with permission of the author. Art by Alice Meyer-Wallace for Paros Life & Naxos Life.
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Ghikas to the rescue
Do you want to cut back on energy bills for heating and cooling? Increase the value of your home? Protect it from humidity and mould?
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Coastlines eroding at a dangerous pace
Compared with other continents Europe has an extensive coastline that covers more than 89,000 kilometres.
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Thanks to a team of volunteers, a lot less trash at the Park
On 7 March, about eighty people of all ages gathered at the Environmental & Cultural Park of Paros for a four-hour trash pick-up.
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