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Nr. 74 - September 2004  
Olympic Games, Welcome Home!
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
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What's on in September
Schedule of events - September 2004
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Some of Paros's most beautiful old buildings are being lovingly restored by gifted artisans on the island.
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Neva Bergemann & Britt Spillers
From the 3rd of September through to the 15th, local artists Britt Spillers and Neva Bergemann will be hosting a joint exhibition of sculpture and prints at Aghios Athanasios Hall in Naoussa.
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Yuki Aoki Exhibition
The opening of Yuki Aoki's exhibition at the Aghios Athanasios Hall in Naoussa will take place at 8.30 p.m. on Friday, 17th September and the exhibition will run until September 27th.
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Maria Stini
The work of artist Maria Stini was on exhibition during August at the Agnanti Hotel in Krios.
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The Popular Orchestra of Paros
A Review by Jeffrey Carson of the Laiki Orchestra of who have given us concerts for many summers of fine Greek popular music by the best composers of the last fifty years.
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Strange with Love
Robin Brown describes the Paros he and his wife Di discovered almost forty years ago.
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Folkdance Group of Naoussa
The Folkdance Group of Naoussa (XON) have again entertained visitors and residents this summer with a series of dance performances and events hosting visiting dance groups from other parts of Greece.
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Four Women, One Exhibition
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.
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Apothiki Art Gallery
A number of successful exhibitions of Parian and international artists were held during August at Dirk Drijbooms' and Hilde Van Lindt's Apothiki Gallery in Paroikia.
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August at Ag. Athanasios
The work of Fran6 Roger, Michaela Ruleta, Cristof and Dimitra Chanioti was on show at the Aghios Athanasios Hall in Naoussa last month.
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Venus Art Gallery & Yria Interiors
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.
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New Educational Opportunity for the Unemployed
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.
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Paros Poetry
A Hard Life by Nigel Mowat-Napier
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Ici Paros (French Corner)
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.
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The Blue Flag Programme
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).
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IWOP Events
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.
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Deutsche Ecke (German Corner)
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.
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Eating Our Way to Better Health
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.
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Peter's Computer Corner
PC Pete explains firewalls, why your home PC needs to be secure and where to get new Microsoft patches if you do Internet banking.
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It's All Greek to Me!
Iris Papathanasiou does this month's summary of the latest news in the local Greek papers.
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History of Drios
Silvia Lubitz-Skaramagkas attends the lecture on the history of Drios by Nikolas Aliprantis organized by the "Friends of Drios' at the end of July.
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Capoeira Seminar
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.
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Yoga Retreat
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.
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Parking Cards reminder, article on the House of Literature in Britain's "Guardian", Olympic Souvenirs and Paros Library's new opening hours.
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Animal Talk
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.
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Leptos Estates - Advertising Feature
Leptos Estates introduce their "Golden Coast Luxury Beach Villas" project in Drios.
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