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Nr. 94 - July 2006  
Tour of Paros
On July 1st Len Rooks will start three weeks of riding 175 km a day on his bike, making 3,639 km total, the same distance as the “Tour de France”
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What’s on in July
Schedule of events - July 2006
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Backyard Paradise
Roy Silber explains the principles of Permaculture (permanent agriculture).
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Concert Reviews
Jeff Carson reviews the past month’s concerts: The Aegean Center’s end-of-semester Solo Concert and Vocal Ensemble, the Trondheim Greek Choir, Agnanti Musicale and The Tallis Scholars.
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Paros Summer Classical Music Festival 2006
The Festival continues this month with three concerts – two by the Camerata Polyzoides and one by Opera Aegean.
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Orangedoor Gallery
Exhibitions this month at the Orangedoor Gallery are “A Celebration of Mosaic” and Varda.
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Pontoporos Galerie
A new gallery is opening on July 1st in Naoussa and this month will be showing the work of Spyros Papagiannopoulos and Afi.
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Holland Tunnel
Holland Tunnel is pleased to present “Oracle”, the 7th exhibition of the Paros Holland Tunnel Gallery.
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Apothiki Art Gallery
Programme of exhibitions and events for July 2006: Jean-Dominique Burton, “Paros Through a Lens: A Film Journey”, Nakis Tastsioglou & Stergios Stamos.
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Other exhibitions during July include: The Venus Art Gallery, Emmanuel Fokianos & Peter Seibt, Nakis Tastsioglou & Annita Xanthou, Ingbert Brunk and the IPAC (International Paros Art Circle) exhibition in Antiparos.
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Istories tou Kypou
A presentation of the children’s book “Istories tou Kypou” (Garden Stories) written by Giorgos Palyvidas and illustrated by Brigitte Karavias will be held at the Paros Library on Sunday, 9th July.
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International Guitar Festival on Naxos
This summer, from 7-11 July, Naxos will play host to the internationally acclaimed guitar festival, which, for the last 30 years, has taken place in Volos every July.
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Dining Out
Palm Beach Taverna, “Sigi Ixthios” Seafood Restaurant, Tamarisko Restaurant & Tao’s Center - The Thai Oriental Restaurant.
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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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Political Updates
Local municipal elections will be held this October on Paros and we will be doing our best to bring you as much information about the candidates (the current Mayor, Yiannis Rangoussis, and Candidate Mayor Louizos Kontos) and their programmes as we can before then. This month we have a press release from Louizos Kontos regarding the traffic situation and a report by Angelica Eder on the second open meeting held by Mayor Rangoussis with members of the foreign community in June.
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Retail Therapy
There are many new products and services being offered on Paros these days, to enhance your home and your life: here’s a sample of a few of them… Korinna – Antiques, Sipsas Pharmacy, Felouka.
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Iraklia - Far from the Madding Crowd
If you’re finding Naxos and Paros busy why not visit Iraklia for a few days? This small island, recently featured in Conde Nast Traveller (July 2005), offers total relaxation in tranquil surroundings.
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Paros Weddings
Like a fairytale in paradise, the traditional Greek wedding of Akira Jötten and Dirk Bartke took place on June 16th at Aghios Fokas and German citizens Olaf Groefke and Christine Tenz chose Paros for their wedding and honeymoon in May this year.
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Relaxing Shiatsu
Yannis Vlachonikolos is giving a series of Shiatsu seminars beginning on 22-23 July at the Tao’s Centre in Ambelas over the coming weeks. Shiatsu is an ancient form of natural healing that originated from traditional Chinese medicine.
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A Review of: Ovid’s Immoral Verse Rediscovered
Talent on Paros is surely on the rise. Gabriel Pack’s one-act parody of Classical Mythology, derived mostly from suave Ovid, played to a full house, and everyone was laughing.
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“Surface” Tailor-made Leisure Boat Trips
John and Georgia offer you customized boat trips around the islands of Paros, Antiparos, Koufonisi and Mykonos, giving you the opportunity to explore the hidden paradises of the Cyclades.
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Animal Talk
PAWS News: The “Five Freedoms” of animals and animal welfare contact information.
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Kiteboarding World Cup 2006
The programme for the world cup championship to be held on Paros from 10th-16th July.
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IWOP Annual General Meeting
The IWOP AGM took place on Wednesday June the 14th at Pebbles Café Bar, Paroikia seafront with an attendance of 15 ladies.
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