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Nr. 136 - May 2010  
The Remarkably Pure Essence of Amorgos
In April, as I was hiking the lush mountain paths of Amorgos, I found myself wondering, “Is it possible to O.D. on Cycladicism?”
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What's on in May
Schedule of events in Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Amorgos, the Minor Cyclades and Syros in May 2010
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Business as usual? Byzantine road investigation underway
In recent months, hikers on the Byzantine road between Lefkes and Prodromos in Paros have noticed a disturbing sight: an excavator parked in the middle of the landmark road, next to a break in the stone wall.
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Jibes and alliances mark start of campaign season in Paros
Though it’s only May, the politicians of Paros have their eyes on a distant month: November. That’s when the island will hold municipal elections after what is shaping up to be a combative campaign season.
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Letters to the Editor...
1. On obedience 2. True Democracy 3. For All our Sakes? 4. Two points of view 5. Bank accounts when someone dies
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Julia gave Parians an Eastertime tease
The week before Easter Sunday, posters appeared all over Paroikia, Paros, announcing a live show to be held on Megalo Sabbato at the Hesperides Club.
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Recent Press Releases
Press releases from the Paros Municipality, the Trade & Business Association of Paros & Antiparos, the Nautical Club of Paros (NOP), the Syn-Kykladiki Initiative, MP Yiannis Vroutsis, the Music Dance Group of Naoussa, the Folk Dance Group of Naoussa (XON), the Centre for Business & Technological Development of the South Aegean, MEP Kriton Arsenis, the Hellenic Society.
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An invitation to pray at the Orthodox churches of Paros
Christian children learn from their parents and their teachers that God is worshipped in churches, temples and worship houses.
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Finding a balance between mind, body and soul
Maria Alexandrou, a psychotherapist based in Paros and Athens, takes a holistic approach and specialises in trauma healing, therapeutic hypnotherapy and somatic psycho-therapy. Paros Life spoke with her last month.
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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)
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Behind Our April Fool's Joke...
Remember the three-headed goat?
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Like Sylvia Plath, without the desperate self-centredness
Adrianne Kalfopoulou’s second book of poems, “Passion Maps,” is an exciting development from her impressive first volume, “Wild Greens.”
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Paronaxia Arts
Upcoming art exhibits in Paros and Naxos
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Nikolas Stellas, a Paros boy who redefined bravery
As beautiful as May is, it’s a sombre month for Marpissa, Marmara and Prodromos on the east coast of Paros.
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The German who came to honour his Greek saviours
Last year at the ceremony honouring Nikolas Stellas, a strange yet familiar face appeared, that of Erwin Ostmann, a German soldier who almost died in Paros during World War II.
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Granny Spreads Her Wings at Elaea
Restaurant review about Elaea Restaurant, Paroikia.
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The Yoga Dance experience with Irana Ji An, all summer at Tao’s
Throughout the summer, intensive Yoga Dance workshops will be held on Paros, at Tao’s, by Irana Ji An.
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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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Kallikratis reform to give more power to municipalities, according to PASOK MP Panayiotis Rigas
The Kallikratis reform of the national mode of governance in Greece will give beefed-up powers to municipalities throughout the country, according to Panayiotis Rigas, a PASOK MP who represents the Cyclades in the Greek Parliament.
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Cyclades Football Tournament Update, Summer tennis programmes start, Scooter Rally Returns to Paros in May, Self-Defense & Basic Combatives Courses
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Those were the days: Listening to Beethoven, Watching the Stars
Maestro Harry Saltzman’s memories of his early years in Paros, as told to Cynthia Cotts.
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A couple who were trained to fly now specialise in mountain hikes
Visitors to Amorgos should take advantage of a remarkable new book. “Amorgos: The Secret Jewel of the Cyclades, A Visitor’s and Walker’s Guide,” just out from Travelleur Publishing.
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Whose island is it anyway? A strange case in the Greek Supreme Court
In March, the Greek Supreme Court heard a strange case with as yet unknown consequences for the legal status of the Aegean islands.
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Young at heart at 101, Kyrie Michail keeps the community spirit alive
As anyone who speaks a smattering of Greek knows, “na ta ekatostiseis” is a customary birthday greeting which means, “May you live to be one hundred.” But what do you say to someone who’s passed the one-hundred mark — “May you live to be one thousand”?
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Three Parian groups attend women’s conference in Mykonos
­­They came from all over the Cyclades — sixteen women’s groups from twelve islands.
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A playful approach to sustainable cities
Paladin Studios, a Dutch company that produces gaming software, has launched EnerCities, an online game which asks players to construct a sustainable city.
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Service planned in Tsoukalia on 23 May to remember Kim Dobner
Barry and Alison Dobner will hold a short service in memory of their daughter Kim on Sunday, 23 May at 1 p.m. at the private chapel of Andonis Aliprantis in Tsoukalia, Paros.
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