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Nr. 62 - August 2003  
Some Enchanted Evening
Saturday, the 19th of July, 2003 was an evening to remember here on Paros. It was not just the opening of Gop Moulls’ sculpture exhibit at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts, but also a chance to see rock and folk star of the 1960’s, Donovan Leitch (usually known simply as ‘Donovan’), perform.
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What’s on in August
Schedule of events - August 2003.
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Paros Arts
Holland Tunnel Arts Weekend, Venus Art Gallery, Aghios Athanassios, Jane Morris Pack, Gail Anthony & Deborah Christie, Anezina Gallery, Perantinos Museum, Metaxas Gallery, Mary Godfrey Cartoons, The Nostos Theatre, Summer Jazz, Paros Summer Music Festival, A Review of Frederick Weldy, piano, A Review of Barrett Cobb, mezzo soprano, and Harry Saltzman, piano, A Review of A Poetry Reading by India Radfar.
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Poet's Corner
Aphrodite - a sonnet for Sappho by Victoria Elmacioglu.
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Dining Out
Poseidon & Aeolos at the Astir of Paros, Albatross and Lefkiano.
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B on TV !
It seems as though everyone is making a documentary these days about people who move abroad for one reason or another. Here’s a selection of British TV shows who are looking for stories - yours might just be one of them!
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Naoussa Bridges
Egnatia has begun the lengthy repair programme for rebuilding the bridges and roads and other structures damaged by the flooding, including not one, but two bridges in Naoussa!
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Olympic Windsurfers
For the last two weeks of July, elite members of the Hong Kong and Australian National Windsurfing Teams have come to Paros to train for the pre-Olympic event to be held in Athens in August.
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Peter's Computer Corner
Peter Schindelasch (PC Pete) with some tips about Internet connections.
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Distrato Traditional Recipes
Sun-dried tomatoes.
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Museums & Collections
Paros has a number of interesting museums and collections, well worth a visit this summer.
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The Greek Ombudsman
Information about what the Greek Ombudsman is and what services are provided.
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The Ekatontapyliani - The Great Church of Paros
August 15th is the date of the biggest festival of the year on Paros - the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Koimisis tis Theotokou) - celebrated at the Ekatontapyliani. If you are interested to learn more about Paros’ most famous church, a small booklet is available from Bizas Bookstore on the main Market Street in Paroikia.
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Folkdance Group of Naoussa
The Folkdance Group of Naoussa (Xorevtikos Omilos Naoussas - XON) have been involved in a number of activities and events over recent weeks.
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Tourist Information Office
A new service for visitors began in June this year at the harbour of Paroikia. The Tourist Information Office answers questions about the island and gives details of the various types and categories of accommodation available - hotels, rooms, villas and camping.
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Fire Prevention
There have been a number of fires again this year on Paros over the past few weeks. We remind you of some important safety measures during the hot, dry summer months.
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Animal Talk
"Take-away Stray!" - or "how to take a street animal home with you". Animal welfare contact information
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