For four hectic years, Athens has been taken apart, cleaned up, rebuilt, planted and replanted with the result that the city is now a true shining example of a 'successful make-over'. With thousands of volunteers standing on every corner - Athens was ready for the world
Four female artists - Gail Anthony (England/Paros), Deborah Christie (England/Antiparos), Franky Ribot (France/Paros) and Ulrike Lassen - are showing their work from 4th September until October at the Zannet Hotel in Livadia Beach, Paroikia.
Running until the end of September is an exhibition of work by Greek and foreign artists at the Venus Art Gallery at the Astir of Paros Hotel, Kolimbithres. Stelios Ghikas' recent study of escutcheons, coats-of-arms, and other emblems of Paros's aristocratic past are on exhibition at Yria Interiors in Lefkes.
Silvia Lubitz-Skaramagkas, Elsa Sarri and Amalia Loupou were three of the successful participants of the first course on tourism hosted by DION-EPEKA Vocational Training Centre in Paroikia last winter.
Michelle Orban-Schoenfeld explains how the wind is important for her, very different between her native country, Belgium, and here in Greece; how she loves the wind in Belgium and how the wind in Greece helped her to understand the Greek people.
The "Blue Flag", an international symbol of quality, is a programme of environmental awareness and protection which is run each year in more than 40 countries in Europe and other parts of the world by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
Three special events are on the agenda for the International Women's Organization of Paros: a celebration of Rosemarie Lubitz's 65th birthday, an Autumn Bazaar in Kolimbithres and - for the first time ever on Paros - a celebration of the 'Oktober Bierfest'. Newcomers are always welcome, so join one of these events and get to know the IWOP group.
Paros's first "Oktober Bierfest" will be held on October 6th at the home of Inge Hassinger, from Munich, at Kampos near Naoussa. There will be original Munich beer from the barrel produced by the Munich Brewery Hacker-Pschorr, as well as traditional pork sausages and sauerkraut, grilled chicken and many other dishes, specially flown in from Munich.
Dr Ioannis Liapis and Matina Chronopoulou of the Center for Natural Medicine & Acupuncture in Athens explain the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and why they use this diet therapeutically in their clinics.
The first Capoeira seminar on Paros took place at Delphini Beach at the beginning of August and participants had a great time and a lot of fun, as well as learning that this African-Brazilian martial art can be a way of life.
Rusty Wells, a very popular and well-respected yoga teacher from California, is coming to Paros to lead his first yoga retreat in Greece from September 5-12 at Golden Beach. Rusty's teaching form, "Power Yoga Flow", incorporates a series of asanas that progressively stretch the muscles, open the joints and align the spine, all in the spirit of opening the heart and relaxing the mind.
A successful bazaar was held in July at the home of Len and Marilyn Rooks to raise money for stray animals. If you fall in love with one of Paros's street animals and want to take them home, get in touch with the Paros Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) for further information and assistance. Kelli is looking for a home. Animal welfare contact information.