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Nr. 138 - JULY 2010  
Like a Virgin - Chatting with Icon Painter Paraskevi Taloglou
One morning in May, Paraskevi Taloglou sat inside her studio in Paroikia, simultaneously painting on a slate stone and chatting up visitors from Paros Life.
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What's on in July
Schedule of events in Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Amorgos, the Minor Cyclades, Syros, Santorini, in July 2010
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Letters to the Editor...
Disposal of large appliances, A sorely missed friend, Germans and Nazis,
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Good morning, Greece, good night, tourists?
The newspaper Koini Gnomi recently interviewed several people of Greek descent, including advertising and tourism professionals, to get their thoughts on Greece’s new promotional campaign with the message “Greece Kalimera.”
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Editor's Note
Unbelievable how fast time passes! Cynthia has no sooner arrived, it seems, than her tenure as senior editor of Paros Life & Naxos Life is over
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Recent Press Releases
Press releases from the Paros Municipality, the Trade & Business Association of Paros & Antiparos, the Music Dance Group of Naoussa, Folkdance Group of Naoussa (XON), the Syn-Kykladiki Initiative, National Union of Greek Traders, the Archipelagos Institute, MP Yiannis Vroutsis (ND), YPERIA, MEP Kriton Arsenis, the Finance Ministry
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International Scholars Thrash Out Historical Ideas at Scopas Conference
Formal colloquia on Paros, during which brilliant scholars from around the world delve into matters of Aegean history, tradition and art, are especially welcome to those of us besotted with our island.
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George Vouros’ Books on Paros
“A Journey Over Paros Tastes,” a book by Paros resident George Vouros, is an appreciation of traditional island cuisine, from the vegetable gardens of local farmers, to the olive groves and vineyards to the fishing boats and nets of local fishermen.
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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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Holland Tunnel features 18 international artists in “Phenomenon”
Holland Tunnel Gallery is pleased to present “Phenomenon,” the 2010 summer exhibition with 18 international and Greek artists.
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Perantinos sculpture workshops are set in stone
Every summer, the Perantinos Museum of Sculpture hosts a series of workshops at Aghia Anna in Paroikia.
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Karagiozis Returns
The Athanasiou Shadow Theatre Troupe returns to PAROS in July to perform stories with the famous Greek hero Karagiozis.
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The pews were packed for June’s Aegean Center Vocal Ensemble concerts
Residents and canny etesian visitors know that June is a resplendent time to be on Paros.
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Celebrating Chopin, Schumann and Albeniz in August
Lovers of classical piano are in for a treat in August when professional pianists Samantha Ward and Maciej Raginia will perform in Paros.
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Previews of upcoming art exhibits in Paros, Antiparos and Naxos
Dimitris Calandranis Painting exhibition, Group exhibition by Angeria artists, Sophia Yiannousi Painting exhibition, "Paros” Ioanna Nikolareizi Photography exhibition, Gail Anthony Multi-media exhibition, Philippa Floraka’s Children’s Art Workshop Exhibition, Eleonora Stol Paintings and installation
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Concerts at the Park
A series of concerts with internationally acclaimed musicians, are taking place at the Park Theatre of the Environmental & Cultural Park of Paros, Ai Yiannis Detis, in Naoussa.
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“European Passages”
A new art endeavour takes place on Paros in July with the participation of Kobalt Goup artists from Hamburg and IPAC artists of Paros.
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Donovan visits Athens for his photo exhibit
Singer-songwriter Donovan Leitch appeared in Athens on 1 June for the opening of his “Sapphographs” photographic exhibition.
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Tenth Naxos Festival at the Bazeos Tower
The theme of this year’s festival is time, in all its representations, expressions and variations.
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Oasia’s Exotic Menu Spices Up Granny’s (Already Spicy) Life
Restaurant Review about Oasia Asia Restaurant, Antiparos.
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A New and Excellent Eatery in Sleepy Piso Livadi
Restaurant Review about the Apaggio Restaurant & Bar, Piso Livadi.
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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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Cyclades football championship ends, but champ is still unknown, Rolland Paros Tennis Open, Crossing the Channel
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Paros Rockin’: A New Nightlife Column
A fresh red glow, high hopes and a pocket full of “better safe than sorry” — it’s not hard to guess that summer has finally hit!
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July Features
Grandma’s House in Alyki, Bioshop: A new trend or a way of life?, Essential holiday accessories at Internews! 
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Closing the Circle
A German countess learns how her father, briefly commander of German forces on Paros during World War II, and Abbot Philotheos of Longovardas Monastery, now an Orthodox saint, spared the lives of 125 Parians in July 1944.
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AMEAI Centre Holds Arts & Crafts Exhibition
The arts and crafts exhibition of the AMEAI Centre for People with Special Needs and Abilities, held at Aghios Athanasios in Naoussa, ended on 30 May with a wonderful evening filled with music.
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Kriton Arsenis speaks in Paros, calling for immediate reforms to save earth and sea
On 20 June, one of Greece’s most devoted champions of the environment gave a speech in Paros, kicking off a week-long festival at the Environmental and Cultural Park of Ai-Yiannis Detis.
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Kim’s Day
On the morning of Saturday 29 May at Andonis Aliprantis’ beautiful little chapel in Tsoukalia, we were privileged to be part of the celebration of Kim Dobner’s life, cut short so tragically a year ago in an accident in England.
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Maxine Wright, R.I.P.
In memory of my dear friend Maxine Wright, who passed away on 22 May from a particularly virulent form of melanoma.
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Harry Dov Weininger, 28 Sept. 1933 – 31 May 2010
Harry Weininger of Berkeley, California passed away on 31 May 2010 at the age of 76.
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With Burglaries on the Rise in Paros, Adequate Police Staffing Becomes an Issue
A series of burglaries this spring on Paros has both citizens and politicians calling for increased vigilance.
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