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Paros Life, newsletter of Paros Island
Photograph by Elizabeth Carson: Threshing with donkey and mules in June.
Nr. 146 - Summer (July/August/September) 2011  
Agriculture at a Crossroads
As the fortunes of the tourism industry waxed, so those of the agricultural sector waned. Aesop’s fable of the goose that laid the golden eggs in a modern context.
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What's On PAROS & ANTIPAROS - Summer 2011
Schedule of events – SUMMER (July-August-September) 2011 for PAROS & ANTIPAROS.
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What's On NAXOS & AMORGOS - Summer 2011
Schedule of events – SUMMER (Jul-Aug-Sep) 2011 for NAXOS & MINOR CYCLADES and AMORGOS
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What's on SYROS - Summer 2011
Schedule of events – SUMMER (Jul-Aug-Sep) 2011 for SYROS
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Editor's Note
Over the past few months we have introduced a number of new ways to keep you up to date with news and events between printed issues. And over the summer, we're running a competition to win two free places at Tao’s Center workshops.
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Letters to the Editor
Letters: - Unacceptable Tests. - Bravo to the People of Paros.
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A Parian Spring
March or April is not a typical time for tourists in the Greek islands, but the Ryan-Gélinas family – Marie-France, Kevin, and their children Kassandra (14), Anthony (12), Timothy (he celebrated his 9th birthday on Earth Day on Paros!) and Gregory (5) – are not your typical tourists!
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Living on the 10th Floor
On 30 May, we had the pleasure to meet Br. Shubamrita Chaitanya during a heart-warming evening at the Tao’s Center. Many people gathered to listen to his talk ‘Happiness is a Decision’, and take part in the concert and guided meditation that followed.
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Naoussa Environmental Club
Three years ago an environmental club studying mushrooms was set up at my school in Naoussa, and I have been a part of this club for two years now.
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Hellenic Geocaching Centre Amorgos
The Hellenic Geocaching Centre is based on Amorgos, one of the leading destinations for walking in the Aegean. It was founded by the directors of Special Interest Holidays (SPIN), Paul and Henrietta Delahunt-Rimmer, in association with The Pagali Hotel and Niko’s Taverna, Langada, Amorgos.
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Stan’s a Winner!
Singer-songwriter and performer Stan (23-year-old Stratos Antipariotis of Margarita Studios, Ambelas Paros) won two prizes at the recent MAD Video Music Awards 2011.
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House of Literature
A rich agenda of seminars and workshops will take place again this summer at the House of Literature in Lefkes organised by EKEMEL, the European Translation Centre, which cooperates with universities and institutes around the world to organise seminars and meetings with the purpose of promoting the translation of Greek literature overseas.
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The Way of the Heart
Through the kindness of a stranger I was given the opportunity to attend The Way of the Heart workshop held at the Tao’s Center.
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What’s so special about Paros & Antiparos?
Congratulations to Arnold Sharp and to Hilary Finch who won the Paros Life & Naxos Life lottery for a free place on two June workshops at the Tao’s Center: The Way of the Heart with Orly Ujallah and The Return of the Goddess with Deva Ambu, for their entries in the Innovaros ‘What’s so Special About Paros & Antiparos?’campaign.
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Animal Talk - PAWS News
News from the Paros Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).
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Animal Talk - NAWS News
News from the Naxos Animal Welfare Society (NAWS).
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Alkyoni in Ultramarathon
For the first time ever, there will three Greek athletes participating in the French cross-country run ‘La Transe Gaule’ - an ultramarathon race that covers 1150km.
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Paros Public Library
Newsletter: March, April, May
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PAYG 3G Broadband on Paros
If you are a regular visitor, someone on holiday or a part-time resident who doesn’t have a landline, OTE now offer a Pay As You Go mobile package.
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Paronaxia Arts: Paros Summer Exhibitions
Art exhibitions on Paros in July, August & September 2011.
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Paronaxia Arts: Naxos Summer Exhibitions
Art exhibitions on Naxos in July, August & September 2011.
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Paronaxia Arts: Routes in Marpissa
Diadromes sti Marpissa (Routes in Marpissa) invite you for the second year running to the experiential cultural feature festival which will take place this year on 19, 20 and 21 August in Marpissa
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Paronaxia Arts: Perantinos Sculpture Workshops
Every summer, the Perantinos Museum of Sculpture hosts a series of workshops at Aghia Anna in Paroikia organised by the Friends of the Perantinos Museum.
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Paronaxia Arts: The Cheiron Talk
On Paros, on 9 June at 11pm an impact occurred that might later be called the first steps of mankind into a new dimension.
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Paronaxia Arts: Festival at the Park 2011
Summer Programme of Events at the Environmental & Cultural Park Ai Yiannis Detis.
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Paronaxia Arts: Sumer is Icumin In
A review of the June concert of the Vocal Ensemble of the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts.
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Paronaxia Arts: So What About Jazz?
A review of the jazz evening organised by IPAC (International Paros Art Circle).
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Paronaxia Arts: International Paros Jazz Academy
Athena Perantinou, owner of Perantinos Travel in Piso Livadi, in collaboration with Marc Buronfosse of the Conservatoire National de Région of Paris, present the first International Paros Jazz Academy to be held in Lefkes from 7-13 July.
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Paronaxia Arts: Summer Classical Music Concerts
A series of classical music recitals will take place during the summer at the Archilochos Hall in Paroikia on 5, 12, 18 and 19 August, organised in cooperation with the Municipal Cultural Department (KDEPAP) and the International Paros Art Circle (IPAC).
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Paronaxia Arts: The Isolario Project
In 2002 four members of the Media dell’ Arte Creative Team began a remarkable project – the creation of the Cyclades Oral Archive comprising hundreds of hours of interviews with local people talking about their lives. The interviews record some dark pages of the islanders' history – the years of occupation, immigration, their music and feasts, love affairs, wars, economic crises, social uprising and crimes that shocked their small communities.
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Paronaxia Arts: Axia International Festival 2011
The Axia International Festival takes place every summer on Naxos and proposes a wonderful journey full of music, art and special environmental activities. The third edition of the festival from 11-18 August 2011 offers a programme full of exciting concerts, exhibitions, master classes and cultural events.
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Paronaxia Arts: Dancing Days in Kinidaros Naxos
The history of the village of Kinidaros on Naxos is interwoven with dance and music. “The children in Kinidaros first learn to dance and afterwards to walk,” the saying goes. This year’s celebration: ‘Dancing Days in Kinidaros Naxos’ will take place on 29-30 July.
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Paronaxia Arts: 11th Naxos Festival at the Bazeos Tower
2011 marks the start of the second decade of the Naxos Festival. We have come of age, an opportunity to look forward once again but also to look back, reflecting on what has characterised our choices up to now and what direction we will take in the future. Our criteria have always been to seek the essential, the authentic, but, at the same time, the aesthetic.
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Dining Out: Farewell Christos
Just before Easter, Christos Stamadianos, the owner of Christos Restaurant on the Paroikia waterfront, announced that he had sold the place (which will be turned into a café by the new owner) and would be closing in one week. The news spread fast.
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Dining Out: The Anchor, Drios, PAROS
The Anchor in Drios - a Traditional Greek Taverna.
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It's All Greek to Me - Paros
A summary of the main stories recently published in the local Greek papers. A column in English is included each week in local paper Foni tis Parou and summaries of news stories appearing in Foni and other local press are also posted regularly between quarterly printed issues at www.paroslife.com
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It's All Greek to Me - Naxos
A summary of the main stories recently published in the local Greek papers.
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Recent Press Releases
Recent press releases from KDEPAP Paros Municipal Cultural Society, President of the Archilochos Society, Trade & Business Association of Paros & Antiparos, Music Dance Group of Naoussa, Ecological Wind, Citizens Against the Current.
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Books
Panegyria sto Aigaio by Giorgos Pittas. McGilchrist’s Greek Islands by Nigel McGilchrist. Songs from Dinosaki's Jukebox by Wynn Parks.
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Going Green: Not a Wall, but a Bridge
The three-day Natural Building Workshop at the Tao's Center in June was a great success and the results are here for you to see. I don't know if the photographs show how much fun we had building this wall made of stone, mud, sand, straw and a bit of goat hair, but we certainly enjoyed it. And although it looks like a wall, it is actually a bridge.
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Sports Events
Nautical Club of Paros (NOP) News, Windsurfing Champion Stefanos Leonetti, Paros Scuba Club, Tennis, and the Round Paros Bike Race.
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PAROS LIFE & NAXOS LIFE This Week: 1-8 Jul 2011
PAROS LIFE & NAXOS LIFE THIS WEEK: 1-8 July 2011 Weekly news & events update bulletin. For more frequent updates see: http://www.facebook.com/groups/paroslife NOTE: This week's updates are shorter than usual because we are in the last week of production for the printed Summer issue which will be out next week with additional news. During July and August news updates will be less frequent.
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PAROS LIFE & NAXOS LIFE - EVENTS
PAROS LIFE & NAXOS LIFE EVENTS UPDATE - as at 25 August 2011 - For more frequent updates see: http://www.facebook.com/groups/paroslife
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PAROS LIFE & NAXOS LIFE - REVIEWS
PAROS LIFE & NAXOS LIFE REVIEWS - by Jeffrey Carson - July-August-September 2011
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PAROS LIFE & NAXOS LIFE - PAROS NEWS
PAROS LIFE & NAXOS LIFE NEWS UPDATES - PAROS August-September 2011 For more frequent updates see: http://www.facebook.com/groups/paroslife
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PAROS LIFE & NAXOS LIFE - NAXOS NEWS
PAROS LIFE & NAXOS LIFE NEWS UPDATES - NAXOS August-September 2011 For more frequent updates see: http://www.facebook.com/groups/paroslife
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