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Photograph of tree at Aspros Gremos, near Ambelas, Paros by Gary Broadhurst.
Nr. 142 - November 2010  
Who will we pick?
Municipal (dimotikes) and regional (periphereiakes) elections (ekloges) are taking place on Sunday, 7 November from 7am to 7pm (with a second round on Sunday, 14 November, if the winning party does not secure more than 50% of the vote).
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What's on in November
Schedule of events in Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Amorgos in November 2010
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All Change at Sea
“All change at sea” say the Cyclades Prefecture and the central government. Drastic proposals have been made by local and national bodies to prevent the collapse of fish stocks, but their implementation remains to be seen.
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Reforms urged in the fisheries sector across Europe (including the Cyclades)
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The Naxos Animal Welfare Society (NAWS) held a drawing contest to celebrate World Animal Day in early October.
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Recent Press Releases
Press releases from the Paros Municipality, the Trade & Business Association of Paros & Antiparos, MEP Kriton Arsenis, MP Yiannis Vroutsis, Syriza, the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, the FolkDance Group of Naoussa (XON), the Music Dance Group of Naoussa,
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Mapping Paros Walking Routes
Among the informal walkers on the island, a long-awaited project may finally be realised, that of mapping the walking routes of Paros.
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The founding meeting of the Paros Rotary Club took place on 31 July 2010 in the presence of the former governor of the 2470 Region of the International Rotary Club, Yannis Blasiadis.
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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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Tao’s Restaurant, Ambelas, Paros
The Tao’s Center sits high on the hilltop above Ambelas, overlooking Naxos.
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IPAC Artist Profile
Vangelis Skaramagkas, Goldsmith & Jewellery Designer
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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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The story behind the Greek-French friendship monument of Paros
On 4 April 1833, the French warship ‘Superbe’ left the naval base of Toulon to join the French fleet of the Levante in Smyrna.
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Elections 2010: Interview with Panayiotis Sfalagakos
Panayiotis Sfalagakos, Mayoral Candidate - ANTIPAROS: “We are not ‘professional politicians’, in the traditional sense, nor aspire to be; we simply wish to become more involved in our public sphere, ideally helping construct a viable future.”
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Elections 2010: Interview with Nikos Fostieris
Nikos Fostieris, Mayor of Amorgos & Mayoral Candidate - AMORGOS: “Our guiding principles are the conservation of our society’s traditions, the protection of the environment, as well as of our cultural heritage, and the implementation of sustainable development policies.”
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Elections 2010: Panayiotis Kovaios
Panayiotis Kovaios, Mayoral Candidate - AMORGOS
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Elections 2010: Manolis Margaritis
Manolis Margaritis Mayoral Candidate - NAXOS & MINOR CYCLADES
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The ‘foreign’ vote
14,961 non-Greek EU nationals and 12,583 non-EU immigrants are registered to take part in this year’s municipal elections.
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If you are a Greek passport holder you are also entitled to vote for the party that will be in charge of the Regional Authority (Peripheria) of the South Aegean – which next year will comprise the Cyclades and the Dodecanese – for the next four years
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'Change of Use' Law
According to the new law 3843/2010, by the end of December 2010 it is required for home owners to register any change of use of their buildings - for example a garage, basement, storage area ('apothiki') or the semi-open spaces known as 'imiipethrios' that have been turned into a bedroom or living room.
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Tango Argentina
Living tango legend Mimi Santapa – with whom most tango professionals in Buenos Aires have studied at one time or another – returned to Paros in October to give her second tango workshop on the island.
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New Service from DEH
Enclosed with your most recent bill from DEH, the electricity company, you may have seen this leaflet.
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Islands hold the Key to Sustainable Development
On 9 October 2010 Nikos Chrysogelos, who is the head of the Ecogreen party Oikologikos Anemos and is running for the elections for the Southern Aegean Precinct, visited Naxos together with three other scientists – all experts on various environmental issues, including the development of the wind-powered desalination plant on the island of Iraklia.
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One Planet Vision
One Planet Vision is a website from BioRegional that provides tools and inspiration to help companies, organisations and individuals use the One Planet Living framework to live and work within a fair share of the earth’s resources.
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Beach Cleanups
Alyki Beach, PAROS and Grotta Beach, NAXOS
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Going green
As this issue of Paros Life & Naxos Life goes to press, the Tao’s Centre is busy organising the Paros Seed Festival in cooperation with the Environmental & Cultural Park of Paros and the Natural Farming Center of Greece.
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Free Trees
Don’t forget this year’s application deadline for free trees from the Dasarchio (Greek government forestry department) to encourage reforestation on the islands is 15 November 2010.
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Nautical Club of Paros (NOP) News, 1st Round Paros Bicycle Race, PAROS TRIATHLON, Cyclades Football Tournament
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