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Nr. 148 - Winter (February/March) 2012  
Filotimo, Filoxenia and the Power of Community
Taking steps to promote social justice and eradicate hunger, starting in our own neighbourhood.
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What's On PAROS & ANTIPAROS - Winter 2012
Schedule of events – WINTER (February-March) 2012 for PAROS & ANTIPAROS.
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What's On NAXOS & AMORGOS - Winter 2012
Schedule of events – AUTUMN (February-March) 2012 for NAXOS & MINOR CYCLADES and AMORGOS.
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Editor's Note
Thank you so very much to the members of the Rotary Club of Paros for honouring me and Paros Life with an award for our “contribution in building bridges over the communities in Paros island”, thank you to the advertisers who have committed to supporting us again in 2012 and thank you to everyone who is helping by sharing useful news and information with everyone else in our Paros Life & Naxos Life Facebook group.
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Naxos Carnival 2012
Naxos is considered to be the birthplace of Dionysus, the ancient god of wine, drunken revelry and fertility in Greek mythology. For this reason, the islanders feel a special kind of kinship with him and the Apokries, or Carnival celebrations, held on the island are famous all over Greece with festivities taking place in almost all of the villages during the carnival period (this year from 5-26 February), especially during the final weekend before ‘Clean Monday’ and the start of Lent.
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Paros Second-hand Shop
Something we badly need on the island and which has been missing since Lornie Caplan closed the "Beachcomber" on Market Street, is a shop selling second-hand items. It's good to hear that we will have one again, as this kind of shop is also an important community service.
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Miriam Chaplin 1934 – 2011
Miriam Chaplin died suddenly and peacefully on 18 December 2011 in England. It was a great blessing that she remained contented and happy to the end; rare for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. A service of thankful rememberance for her life was held in Eastbourne, East Sussex.
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Stuart Badger 1949 – 2011
In March 2008 we fulfilled a life-long dream and moved to Naxos. We had a very happy 18 months establishing our new home and making new friends – Greek and other nationalities.
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Lefteris Karistineos 1946 – 2011
We were very sad to hear of the fatal heart attack suffered by Lefteris Karistineos last November. Lefteris was a wonderful voice of encouragement and a source of much information and support in the early days of Naxos Life when it first came out in 2005.
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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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Paronaxia Arts: Nicky Pasterfield
Nicky Pasterfield is the Artist in Residence at the Apothiki Art Center in Paroikia, Paros during January and February.
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Paronaxia Arts: The Vocal Ensemble of the Aegean Center
On Saturday, 10 December, there was a total eclipse of the moon, when veiled Selene danced through Earth's umbral shadow; but it was only seen here at the end, vague and cool. The next total lunar eclipse will be in 2014. Just as predictable but predictably etesian, the Vocal Ensemble of the Aegean Center presented its winter programme at the pretty Catholic church of Saint Anthony.
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Recent Press Releases
Recent press releases from the Paros Municipality, the Archilochos Cultural Association, Trade & Business Association of Paros & Antiparos, DAFNI Network of Aegean Islands for Sustainability, the Naxos Municipality, the Ecological Greens, and the Tragaias Hunting Association of Naxos.
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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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It's All Greek to Me - Paros
A summary of the main stories recently published in the local Greek papers.
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Together with Humankind Workshop
The "Together with Humankind" (Mazi me ton Anthropo) Workshop organised by the Paros Municipality will take place on Saturday 18 February in Naoussa.
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Books: Return to the Aegean
Return to the Aegean by E.J. Russell
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Books: Across Many Mountains
Across Many Mountains A Tibetan Family’s Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom by Yangzom Brauen
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Paros Library Newsletter
Newsletter for the months of September - October - November 2011
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Paros: Strategic Water Management
Will there be enough water this summer to meet the needs of the island? This was a question in many people’s minds during the exceptionally dry months of last autumn. In early January there was a reassuring response from Stelios Fragoulis, President of DEYAP, the municipal water company of Paros. In a video interview with local news source Parianos Typos, Mr Fragoulis said that a new desalination unit is being installed at Peponas, near Parasporos. He said that if all remaining steps are taken as planned the unit will be functioning by the time of the August peak.
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Licences for Wells
If you have a well or water bore on your property that you wish to continue using or to use in the future, you will need to make an application to the local municipality by the deadline of 16 June 2012.
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Sports Events
Cyclades Football Championship, Cycle Race MTB 12-2-2012, Paros Racing Car Club, Paros Active.
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Taxes, Taxes, Taxes
The campaign for the non-payment of the Special Property Tax ('haratsi') and taxation of foreign nationals.
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Cooking recipes from Alice Meyer-Wallace's Cookbook.
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