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Renzo Berti, Mayor of Pistoia and Yiannis Rangoussis, Mayor of Paros, at their meeting in Pistoia, Italy.
Nr. 76 - November 2004  
Paros - Pistoia
An historic meeting took place between the Mayor of Paros and the Mayor (Sindaco) of Pistoia, in Tuscany, Italy on October 7th. Accompanied by John Pack of the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts and local architect Petros Metaxas, Mayor Yiannis Rangoussis travelled to Pistoia to meet with Mayor Renzo Berti to exchange and explore ideas for cultural tourism.
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What's on in November
Schedule of events - November 2004.
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Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells...
Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Then go to the "Open House" at Patricia Clarkson's Aliki home on November 27 and 28 from 9am to 9pm.
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Vassili's Yellow Bicycle
It is one year already since Vassilis Yakoumis, much-loved dancer and teacher of dance left us on November 4th, 2003. A little piece of Vassili's (and Paros's) history has been preserved by Len and Marilyn Rooks.
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Catherine Bootsman Concert
Soprano Catherine Bootsman from Victoria in Canada spent last winter studying with Orfeas John Munsey on the vocal programme at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts. The programme for her solo concert this month, sponsored by the Aegean Center, on Sunday, 28th November will include Handel, Mozart, Debussy and Bernstein.
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Municipal Art Workshop
The art workshop programme which was run so successfully by local artist Dimitra Hanioti last year for both children and adults has been extended by the Municipality for the new session beginning November 1st.
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Dining Out
Captain Pipinos - Aliki
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Parian Olives on Hvar
During their one week stay on Paros in May 2003, members of the Faros-Paros-Faros expedition and local Parian officials planted three olive trees in front of the Paros Town Hall as a symbol of new friendship between the two islands. Sixteen Parian olive plants were also taken back to Hvar to be planted there.
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The Environment in Need of Protection
On the 25th of September more than 50 journalists from the local Cycladic newspapers attended the 7th Convention of the Cycladic Press Union, sponsored by the Municipality of Paros, to discuss the pressing environmental issues of the islands.
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IPAC Initiatives
Elections for the new committee of the International Paros Art Circle, an association formed to support and promote the art and artists of Paros, were held last month.
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Parian Light Andidoron
The Municipalities of Athens and Paros, together with IPAC, organized a collective exhibition of international Parian painters and sculptors at the Melina Mercouri Cultural Center in Athens in June which will now be shown on Paros this month.
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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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International Women's Organization of Paros
Tour of Marpissa, Tour of Parosweb, Learn Greek Through Song, Oriental Cook-In, Women & Children in Need.
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Deutsche Ecke (German Corner)
This month's German Corner is dedicated to Rosemarie Lubitz, Inge Hassinger and Joanna Ihssen-Tendler, each of whom opened their houses to host important IWOP benefit events and gave us an unforgettable autumn this year on Paros
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The Twelve Great Holy Days of the Greek Orthodox Year
During the course of the Orthodox year, 12 great holy days are celebrated. Each marks a major event in the life of Jesus Christ or his holy mother, the Virgin Mary. In Paros, they are important events in the community; and they appear in icons again and again in the churches.
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Ici Paros (French Corner)
Suzanna Rolland describes the things she loves about Paros.
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Filoglossia - Learn Greek on the Web!
The Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) was founded in Athens in 1991 under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Research & Technology of the Ministry of Development. "Filoglossia" was designed and developed by ILSP as a multimedia programme addressed to beginners learning Greek as a foreign language.
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Animal Talk
Liz Morgan describes her journey from the UK to Greece with her dog. Bazaar for stray animals on 7th November. Kelli is looking for a new home. Animal welfare contact information.
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Byzantine Paths of Paros, AMEAI Centre, Battery Recycling, Tree Give-away.
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