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Photograph of the Naxos' Sphinx at the Town Hall, by Michele Witteveen
Nr. 141 - October 2010  
Election Fever!
Local elections will be held throughout Greece on Sunday, 7 November (with a second round on Sunday, 14 November, if the winning party does not get more than 50% of the vote).
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What's on in October
Schedule of events in Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Amorgos in October 2010
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Elections 2010: Interview with Kostas Rokonidas
Kostas Rokonidas, Mayoral Candidate - PAROS: “I believe that the problems shared by immigrants today, whether they are foreigners or Greeks – because we also have internal migrants – are common with those faced by local workers.”
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Elections 2010: Interview with Nikos Marakis
Nikos Marakis, Mayor of Naxos & Mayoral Candidate: “Our goal is to create a strong polynesian demos (municipality) at the centre of the Aegean that will be guided by the principles of cooperation, solidarity and equal opportunity.”
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Elections 2010: Interview with Thanasis Grillakis
Thanasis Grillakis, Mayoral Candidate - NAXOS & MINOR CYCLADES: “Our guiding principles are responsibility, respect, integrity and transparency. We will search for the golden mean and base our work on reason, justice, solidarity and humanism.“
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Elections 2010: Interview with Evdokia Psarra
Evdokia Psarra, Mayoral Candidate - NAXOS & MINOR CYCLADES: “We are fighting to come up with solutions to problems faced by working class families, as well as lay the tracks for another model of development, one that will serve the interests of the working classes."
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Harnessing the wind
Wind power generators go up on Paros, but the local community is not happy.
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Thank you to everyone who has written in over the past month to share ideas and solutions for the challenges facing Paros Life & Naxos Life as outlined in the September issue.
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Tales of Immigrants
The arrival of 52 immigrants in Paroikia harbour in the early hours of 28 August highlighted the plight of immigrants escaping poverty and war-torn countries lying to the east of Greece in the hope of securing a better future.
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Letters to the Editor...
Highway Robbery, Holiday Dream or Nightmare? Changes to Paros Life, Crisis or Opportunity?
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Recent Press Releases
Press releases from the Paros Municipality, MP Yiannis Vroutsis, MEP Kriton Arsenis, the Trade & Business Association of Paros & Antiparos, the Paros Public Library, the FolkDance Group of Naoussa (XON), the Nautical Club of Paros (NOP), Music Dance Group of Naoussa, the Cultural Society of Drymalia Municipality, Naxos, the Historical Archive of Naxos
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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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PAREA Marpissa, Paros
It is not often that my feast forays draw me to the distant wilds of Marpissa, in fact, my presence there is usually due to more mundane needs such as trawling a supermarket or purchasing sanitary fittings.
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Innovaros - Paros Innovation Group
Using emerging technology and sustainable development to promote travel and tourism on the island of Paros.
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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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Free Trees
Every year the ‘Dasarchio’ (Greek government forestry department) give away about twenty different kinds of trees including cedar, eucalyptus, cyprus, tamarisk, oleander (pikrodafni), myoporo, acacia, aligaria, pine and palm trees, completely free of charge in order to encourage reforestation on the islands.
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Alyki Beach Cleanup
We’ve signed up for the 25th Annual International Coastal Cleanup! Cycladic Diving, the community of Alyki and the Cultural Association of Angeria, in cooperation with the Paros Municipality, invite everyone to join us on the morning of Sunday 3 October at 10am to clean the Alyki beach and port and the surrounding underwater area.
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Seeds for Going Green
“Our land is dry and so difficult to grow in. We don't have enough rain, we don't have enough water, so vegetation is scarce.”
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Paros Triathlon Competition, Naxathlon 2010, The Cyclades Cup kicks off
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video clips...
Thanks to the ever-growing popularity and ease of use of video technology, you can now experience events you thought you’d missed, or ‘virtually’ re-experience them.
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