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The Ekatontapyliani
Nr. 84 - August 2005  
The Great Festival of the Virgin Mary
On Monday, 15th August, Paros celebrates the great festival of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary ("Koimoisis tis Theotokou" or "falling asleep of the Virgin Mary") at the Church of the Ekatontapyliani in Paroikia.
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What's on in August
Schedule of events - August 2005
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Lefkes Exhibitions (Michaela Ruleta, Fran6 Roger, Kostas Guzelis), Moraitis Winery Museum (Gail Anthony, Natasa Biza, Yannis Mavromatis, Franky Ribot, Britt Spillers, Iro Vavanou, Angelika Vaxevanidou, Dimitra Hanioti) Labyrinth at Holland Tunnel (Michael Brady, Susan Daboll, Jan Mulder, Alice Meyer-Wallace, and others), Venus Art Gallery (Ingbert Brunk, Andree Schulz-Walgenbach, Zoumboulakis, Athineos, Gilda, Aggelides, Balabanides, Panagiotidis). Four Women-One Exhibition (Gail Anthony, Deborah Christie, Ulrike Lassen and Franky Ribot).
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Ingbert Brunk and the Marble of Naxos
Ingbert Brunk, the German sculptor who lives and works on Naxos and whose work appears in two exhibitions in Paros this August, first came to the island as a tourist in 1982.
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Apothiki Gallery
The Costas Lefkochir & Maria Vlanti originally slated to end on 30th July, will now continue until 16th August. And opening at 8.30 on Friday, 19th August and running until September 4th is the exhibition of sculptor Ingbert Brunk and painter Yorgos Papagiorgiou.
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IPAC Encounter
"Encounter" - the International Paros Art Circle (IPAC) exhibition opened on July 30th at the Enosi (Agricultural Union) Building on the old road to Naoussa and will run through August 20th.
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Parian Artists in Brussels
At the end of June, Mayor Yiannis Rangoussis and the President of DEPAP, Manolis Rangoussis, travelled to Brussels to attend the opening of the exhibition of painting and sculpture of contemporary Parian artists "Parian Light Antidoron" which took place on Wednesday, 29th June at the European Parliament building.
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Health Centre Charges, 5th Round Paros Marathon, Painting Workshops, Paros Library, BBC World Service.
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Photography Review
Two photographers who live on Paros and love Paros, Stella Lubsen-Admiraal and Stavros Niflis, have combined forces to give us a gift of beautiful images from the timeless traditions of our island witnessed forty years ago and now.
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Mosaic Workshop
Following the great interest in her mosaic courses last year, Concettina will be holding them again on Paros this summer. All through August you will have the chance to relax and get creative while making your own handmade piece of art to take home with you.
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International Women's Organization of Paros
September meetings are already booked. Contact IWOP if you have any ideas or suggestions for other events or activities.
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A Musical Gem
A review by Jeffrey Carson of the Cem Duruoz guitar concert at the Archilochos Hall on 3rd July.
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Camerata Polyzoides
A review by Jeffrey Carson of the Camerata Polyzoides concert at the Agnanti Hotel on 25th June.
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Second Capoeira Festival
From 18-21 August, the Second Capoeira Seminar will take place at Souvlia Beach on the edge of Paroikia, in front of Magaya Beach Bar.
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Three Unique Musketeers
Opening on Thursday, 4th August at 8.30pm at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts in Paroikia is the exhibition of the "Three Musketeers" - Wim Drion, Gyp Mills and Vangelis Skaramagkas.
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Dining Out
"Open" - Naoussa.
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Fresh Fish from the Market
Arsenios Sarris and Markos Barbaris opened their Fish Market in February this year, where you can get fresh and frozen fish and seafood from all over the world year-round.
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Letters to the Editor
Keep Taking your E111.
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The Brilliant Logo of Paros
In the June issue of Paros Life you may have read that Paros now has its own logo, which, by now, you surely will have already noticed when the sea breeze causes the new flag flying at the port to wave "Welcome to Paros" to arriving travellers.
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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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Art and Tradition: Connecting Cultures in Paros
As the summer season gets underway, every June on Paros there is a plethora of engaging multi-cultural events, but this June had to rank at the top of the list. Closing out the month in a truly grand finale of connecting culture was the International Pithoi Symposium, a stellar convocation indeed.
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Eco Tip - Natural Swimming Pools
If you are making or considering making a swimming pool, natural swimming pools (NSPs) are a chemical-free and beautiful alternative to the ordinary aqua blue, geometric-shaped pools normally seen.
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Dimitris Anoussakis: 1929-2005
Dimitris Anoussakis, founding father of Drios, died on 7th July 2005. He died as he had lived - with courage and generosity of spirit, fortitude and gentle humour.
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Paros Tennis Club
During the General Assembly that was held on 26th July, the members of the recently founded tennis club voted for their representatives on the first committee to manage the club.
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Animal Talk
PAWS is receiving a lot of calls from locals and visitors finding puppies or older dogs around their homes or in the rubbish bins. Animal welfare contact information.
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Recycling On Paros
The recycling programme for paper, plastic and aluminium is going to start again in Paros schools with the new school year, but in the meantime there are still some places where you can place your recyclable material so it doesn't end up as useless garbage at the local dumps.
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