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June 28, 2010
CULTURAL EVENTS PROGRAM OF 2010 BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF KARPATHOS
12th ANNUAL CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS EVENTS

May 28, 2010
Athens Airways removed from flights serving Athens to Karpathos
The Service of Civil Aviation (YPA) ordered the removal of Athens Airways from flights serving Athens to Karpathos

May 25, 2010
Karpathians in Virginia Beach, USA
What does the tiny Greek island of Karpathos have to do with one of the largest resort cities on the East Coast of the USA?

March 29, 2010
Airlines were selected for flights to Karpathos from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2012
The airlines were selected for flights to Karpathos and other destinations after an open competition by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transportation and Networks.

March 9, 2010
President Obama announced Greece Admitted to U.S. Visa Waiver Program
President Obama announced today the designation of Greece as a member of the Visa Waiver Program.

March 9, 2010
Antonios Nicolaidis graduate student dies at 29
Antonios Nicolaidis, a doctoral student at the University of Athens who studied the cultural heritage of the village of Olympos Karpathos died of complications from surgery.

February 23, 2010
Greek carriers Aegean Airline - Olympic Air agree to merge
Greece's two largest carriers, Aegean and recently privatized Olympic Air agreed to team up to form a stronger player better able to compete with foreign airlines.

January 22, 2010
Aegean Airlines to participate in the competition for the Athens to Karpathos flights
Aegean Airlines to participate in the competition for the Athens to Karpathos flights as well as other smaller Greek destinations.

December 17, 2009
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to appear on 60 Minutes
His All Holiness Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians who constitute the second largest Christian church in the world, will be featured on the CBS News program 60 Minutes

December 15, 2009
The Karpathian Society of Aperitans 'Omonoia' invite you to their Dinner Dance
'Omonoia' cordially invites you to their Annual Christmas Dinner Dance at the Venetian in Garfield, New Jersey

December 11, 2009
The Municipality of Karpathos Choir will travel to Katerini
The Municipality of Karpathos Choir will travel to Katerini in northern Greece to participate in an International Choral Festival

December 8, 2009
Free wireless internet for Pigadia Karpathos
The Municipality of Karpathos council has approved a €45,000 project to install free internet WI-FI

November 15, 2009
The flights from Athens to Karpathos were awarded to Athens Airways
The flights from Athens to Karpathos were awarded to Athens Airways after their winning bid amongst other Greek air carriers was announced by the Greek Service of Civil Aviation (YPA)

November 14, 2009
Water Found on Moon, Researchers Say
There is water on the Moon, scientists stated unequivocally on Friday

October 27, 2009
THE IMPORTANCE OF RAISING AWARENESS OF ‘OXI DAY’
In a few days, Greece we will once again be celebrating one of its most important national holidays—‘OXI DAY.’

October 27, 2009
Karpathian Organization of Rhodes
Classes for the teaching of: Karpathian dancing for adults and children - Karpathian singing - Karpathian needlepoint sowing - Karpathian musical organ of the Lira

October 26, 2009
The Karpathian tradition of ‘TA EFTA’
The Federation of Karpathian Societies - Presents: The Karpathian tradition of ‘TA EFTA’ SATURDAY, NOV. 28TH - 7PM St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Clifton, NJ

October 23, 2009
Pres. Obama Nominates Greek-Americans to Key Administration Posts
President Obama nominated George Apostolakis to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis as the Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary.

September 18, 2009
Greeklish mars student’s Greek language
The growing use of Greeklish by schoolchildren is adversely affecting their spelling skills and may ultimately pose a threat to the Greek language, according to a recent study.

July 19, 2009
CULTURAL EVENTS PROGRAM OF 2009 BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF KARPATHOS
11th ANNUAL CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS EVENTS

July 16, 2009
Olympos Karpathos to be included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site List
The provincial council of Karpathos and Kasos voted in its recent meeting to start the process of including Olympos Karpathos to UNESCO’s World Heritage Site List.

July 8, 2009
Results of Guardian’s public opinion poll on the return of the Parthenon marbles
A poll that asked, simply, "Is it time to return the Parthenon marbles?"

July 2, 2009
The Island of Karpathos will be hosting for the fourth consecutive year the ISWC Speed-surf World Cup
The event is organized by the Municipality of Karpathos.

June 27, 2009
G.A.FERRIES withdrew from the Piraeus-Karpathos-Rhodes itinerary
G.A.FERRIES withdrew from the Piraeus-Karpathos-Rhodes itinerary. It will now be executed by ANEK LINES with the F/B ‘IERAPETRA.’ ANEK LINES with their other ship F/B ‘PREVELIS’ will have two ferries from Piraeus to Karpathos and from Karpathos to Rhodes.

June 27, 2009
Is it time to return the Parthenon Marbles?
The Greek minister of culture claims that public opinion in the UK favors the return of the Parthenon Marbles. Is he right?

June 10, 2009
Romancing the Stones
It's not polite to call the Elgin Marbles the Elgin Marbles anymore. Not even in the British Museum, where the ancient Greek sculptures and reliefs have resided since the early 19th century, after a British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire named Lord Elgin hacked them off the Parthenon.

May 31, 2009
Scholars Sign Letter to Obama Urging Macedonia Policy Consistent with History
249 classical scholars from all over the world signed and sent a letter to President Obama urging him to reverse some of the damage done by the Bush Administration’s decision to recognize FYROM as the “Republic of Macedonia” back in November of 2004.

May 28, 2009
‘Saint Nikolaos Beach’ in Arkasa one of the 425 Blue Flags in Greece for 2009
The ‘Saint Nikolaos Beach’ in Arkasa, Karpathos was amongst the 425 Blue Flags awarded to beaches in Greece for 2009.

May 27, 2009
Karpathian Society of Aperitans 'Omonoia' invites you to its picnic
The Board of Directors of the Karpathian Society of Aperitans 'Omonoia' invites you to its picnic hosted along with the Karpathian Society of 'Poseidon'

May 26, 2009
As Alaska Glaciers Melt, It’s Land That’s Rising
Global warming conjures images of rising seas that threaten coastal areas. But in Juneau, as almost nowhere else in the world, climate change is having the opposite effect: As the glaciers here melt, the land is rising, causing the sea to retreat.

May 18, 2009
Protected ecological park on the island of Karpathos
The establishment of a protected ecological park was announced for an area covering 1/3 of the island of Karpathos (102 square kilometres) and the uninhabited island of Saria.

May 17, 2009
Mary Angelides-Pazartzis
Mary Angelides-Pazartzis was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended the the University of Pittsburgh and earned a B.A. in education studies.

May 9, 2009
Legislation reintroduced to include Greece in US visa waiver program
Washington, D.C. - Today, the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues reintroduced legislation that would designate Greece as a program country in the U.S. State Department's Visa Waiver Program.

May 7, 2009
Nicholas Christakis - TIME: One of the World's 100 Most Influential People
Nicholas Christakis, 47, a Greek origin physician and sociologist at Harvard University

April 29, 2009
Yannis Philippakis
Yannis Philippakis frontman of the Foals. The band has been dubbed by British press as the new Radiohead.

April 8, 2009
Satellites Show Arctic Literally on Thin Ice
The latest Arctic sea ice data from NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center show that the decade-long trend of shrinking sea ice cover is continuing. New evidence from satellite observations also shows that the ice cap is thinning as well.

March 29, 2009
AHEPA Displeased with Management of Greek Independence Day Event at White House
The National President of the largest and oldest Greek heritage grass roots association sent a letter to President Barack Obama today expressing displeasure over the management of Greek Independence Day celebration at The White House held March 25, 2009

March 28, 2009
ANEK Ferry ‘Preveli’ will connect Karpathos with Piraeus and Rhodes
It was announced today by the ANEK Ferry Line that its ferry boat ‘Preveli,' will connect Kaso, Karpathos and Chalki, with Piraeus and Rhodes.

March 26, 2009
WWF’s Earth Hour
On Saturday 28 March 2009 at 8.30pm, people, businesses and iconic buildings around the world will switch off their lights for an hour.

March 24, 2009
Fasting in the Greek Orthodox Calendar of Holidays
More than 90 percent of Greeks are members of the Greek Orthodox Church, and faith plays an important role in Greek life.

March 18, 2009
The Parthenon Marbles - Who Owns History?
The Elgin Marbles receive their name from the British lord who craftily spirited them away from the Parthenon in Greece

March 15, 2009
President Obama to attend Greek Independence Day event
President Barack Obama will attend the annual event held at the White House on March 25, to honor the anniversary of Greece's Independence day.

March 14, 2009
Olympic Airlines Sold to Marfin Investment Group
The Greek government announced that its advisers have picked Marfin Investment Group to buy debt-ridden state carrier Olympic Airlines.

March 12, 2009
Eternal Easter in a Greek Village
National Geographic Magazine: Easter in Olympos - Village from the past

March 10, 2009
I remember on the day of the earthquake of 1948
On February 9, 1948 at exactly 12:58 PM in the Aegean Sea region of the Dodecanese Islands, a strong 7.1 magnitude earthquake took place.

March 4, 2009
Karpathos excavations reveal settlements
New and interesting information on the proliferation of Pax Minoica (the Minoan Peace) has come to light from a Thrace University mission to the Aegean

March 2, 2009
Study Zeroes In on Calories, Not Diet, for Weight Loss
For people who are trying to lose weight, it does not matter if they are counting carbohydrates, protein or fat. All that matters is that they are counting something.

March 2, 2009
Mediterranean nations top EU's climate change risk list
Italy, Spain and Greece could bear the brunt of climate change in Europe this century

February 26, 2009
Do you remember the passenger ship 'PANORMITIS?'
The passenger ship 'PANORMITIS' served the Dodecanese Islands for about a six-year period

February 25, 2009
KEPA 81st Annual Convention and Reunion
KAPA 81st Annual Convention and Reunion, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, May 23rd through Monday May 25th, 2009

February 24, 2009
Greek mathematician Archimedes was far ahead of his time using calculus
Using modern X-ray and spectral imaging, researchers are uncovering two ancient manuscripts by Archimedes, who lived in Sicily in the third century B.C.

February 22, 2009
Karpathos in the Austrian Tourist Exhibition of 2009
The Vienna, Austria office of the Greek Tourist Organization (EOT) published the following press release in reference to the Karpathos Booth in the Ferien-Messe Wien 2009 Tourist Exhibition

February 21, 2009
Angelo Cavallaro
Angelo Cavallaro was born on February 5, 1941 in Lucca Italy. His mother, Sophia Koumoutsou a Karpathian, was from the villages of Menetes and Piles. His father, Alessandro Cavallaro was of Italian origin. He has conducted several important orchestras, among them the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, the Athens State Orchestra and the Greek Radio Orchestra.

February 4, 2009
Constantine Makris
Constantine Makris a celebrated director and cinematographer was awarded an Emmy for Best Cinematographer in 1992, 1997 and 1998.

February 4, 2009
Pan-Karpathian Foundation Annual Memorial Service
On Sunday, March 1, 2009, the Pan-Karpathian Foundation will once again hold its Annual Memorial Service in remembrance of past members, donors and beloved ones memorialized through donations made to the Foundation.

February 2, 2009
Celebration of "AGIOS HARALAMBOS"
The Board of Directors of the Karpathian Society of Aperitans "Omonoia" invites you to a Celebration of "AGIOS HARALAMBOS" at St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, 51 Paramus Rd. Paramus, NJ 07652 (201) 368-8881 on Saturday, February 14th , 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

January 27, 2009
Elie G. Aslanides
Elie G. Aslanides was born on July 13, 1942 in Cairo, Egypt of Karpathian parents. Today he is a Physicist, Director of Research at the National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS, in France.

January 20, 2009
Barack Obama's inaugural speech Jan. 20th 2009
Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and the nation's first African-American president Tuesday. This is a transcript of his prepared speech.

January 17, 2009
Vasilis L Minaides
Vasilis L Minaides was born on 1935 of Karpathian parents. He graduated from the Athens Economic and Commercial University on 1958. His assistance in the promotion of Karpathos as a tourist destination has been immeasurable.

January 17, 2009
After Splash, Nerves, Heroics and Comedy
Some passengers screamed, others tucked their heads between their knees, and several prayed over and over, “Lord, forgive me for my sins.” US Airways Flight 1549 smacked the Hudson River the way a speedboat lands after jumping over a wake.

January 14, 2009
The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating
Nutritionist and author Jonny Bowden has created several lists of healthful foods people should be eating but aren’t.

January 5, 2009
Dr. Nicholas D. Matsakis
Dr. Nicholas D. Matsakis was born to Karpathian immigrant parents in Pittsburgh, PA in 1914. When he was seven, his family returned to Karpathos.

November 24, 2008
Greek shipping hit by global financial crisis
PIRAEUS, Greece – In the sparkling blue waters off Greece's bustling port of Piraeus, dozens of hulking carrier ships loom out of the haze of a retreating thunderstorm. After spending several boom years racing across the world's oceans, they swing idly on their anchors, waiting for cargo.

November 23, 2008
Credir cards may be burning up travel dollars
Banks, airlines, even the U.S. government are pushing plastic harder than ever. The marketers like to toss around words such as "security" and "convenience," but it always pays to do a little homework before deciding to fatten your travel wallet with another card.

November 19, 2008
Paul Vittoroulis
Paul Vittoroulis’ life experiences as a war correspondent and cameraman for 25 years, with the largest American Television Networks notably CBS, ABC, and NBC lead him to become one of the highest paid correspondents in the world!

November 1, 2008
New York Times - Barack Obama for President
President Bush’s failed leadership has saddled his successor with two wars, a scarred global image and a government systematically stripped of its ability to protect and help its citizens whether they are fleeing a hurricane’s floodwaters, searching for affordable health care or struggling to hold on to their homes, jobs, savings and pensions in the midst of a financial crisis that was foretold and preventable.

October 27, 2008
Federation of Karpathian Societies
Saturday, November 29, 2008, at 8:00 pm, at The Community Hall of Saint George Church 818 Valley Road • Clifton, New Jersey - “Reenactment of a Traditional Karpathian Wedding”

October 27, 2008
All Together Now: 30 Minutes a Day, Five Days a Week
The federal government released a new set of exercise guidelines a couple of weeks ago, and the basic recommendation was straightforward: Thirty minutes a day, five days a week, at a moderate effort, for basic health; double that and/or make it more intense for more significant health and fitness benefits.

October 25, 2008
Beauty & tradition on unspoiled Greek island of Karpathos
We asked several Greek friends if it's still possible to find an island where traditions are more important than trinkets, where legendary Greek hospitality isn't eclipsed by impersonal hotels and hordes of tourists. The response: Karpathos.

October 25, 2008
Olympos is the Capital of Popular Culture of the Dodecanese Islands
The Dodecanese Islands prefectural council has voted yesterday to name the village of Olympos in Karpathos as the ‘The Capital of Popular Culture of the Dodecanese islands.’

October 23, 2008
The ferry companies’ bid for the regional ferry lines
The Ferry companies’ bids for the regional ferry lines were presented yesterday to the Ministry of Commercial Shipping of the Aegean Islands.

October 23, 2008
Alexander Alexiades
Alex was born in the United States of Karpathian parents. He went to school in Athens Greece, where he graduated from the American Community School in Athens in 1968.

October 19, 2008
Doubling of Vitamin D for Children Is Urged
The country’s leading group of pediatricians is recommending that children receive double the usually suggested amount of vitamin D because of evidence that it might help prevent serious diseases.

October 19, 2008
Study Warns of Hearing Loss From Music Players
Noise from personal music players is a routine annoyance for travelers on buses, trains and planes. But it also threatens permanent hearing loss for as many as 10 million Europeans who use them.

October 19, 2008
Keeping Your Own Health Chart, Online
BUSY people can easily forget to take their medications, or to write down symptoms or reactions during a course of treatment — information that could later be meaningful to a doctor.

October 15, 2008
The ‘high tech’ Reverend Kallinikos
“In 1989 I read somewhere that “whoever is not familiar with computers, in few years will be considered illiterate”, as Rev. Kallinikos states in his interview with ‘TA NEA’ newspaper.

October 14, 2008
Christopher J Logothetis, M.D.
Christopher J Logothetis graduated the University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece and is now the Department Chair of the Department of Genitourinary (GU) Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

September 12, 2008
Government works on Olympic solution
Transport Minister Costis Hatzidakis hopes to hand over airline’s management by end of year.

August 21, 2008
Karpathos amongst the ‘Five Cultural Best’ in Greece
National Geographic magazine editor's five favorite Greek traditions

August 9, 2008
Crisp Refreshing and Greek
I give you the white wines of Greece, which at the very least will expand your perspective on the popular genre of cool, crisp, refreshing wines that immediately improve any Mediterranean-style meal.

August 8, 2008
Opening ceremony for a new agricultural museum in the village of Piles
The opening ceremony for a new agricultural museum was held this week in the village of Piles.

August 1, 2008
How Greeks Computed in 100 B.C.
After a closer examination of a surviving marvel of ancient Greek technology known as the Antikythera Mechanism, scientists have found that the device not only predicted solar eclipses but also organized the calendar in the four-year cycles of the Olympiad, forerunner of the modern Olympic Games.

July 24, 2008
Health Minister Mr. Dimitris Avramopoulos in Karpathos
Health Minister Mr. Dimitris Avramopoulos during his meeting with local officials of the island announced the construction of a General Hospital in Karpathos.

July 11, 2008
Karpathos Blue Flags of 2008
The Organization for Tourism of Karpathos with great joy announces that ‘Ammos’ in Pigadia and ‘Saint Nikolaos’ in Arkasa have acquired the designation “Blue Flag 2008”.

July 11, 2008
CULTURAL EVENTS BY THE CITY OF KARPATHOS
‘CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS OF 2008'

July 5, 2008
The Unexplainable Greek Cult of Barack Obama
If Greeks had any say in the matter, Barack Obama would already be the new president of the United States.

July 5, 2008
Diabetes: Underrated, Insidious and Deadly
n a set of recent focus groups, participants were asked to rank the severity of various health problems, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes. On a scale of 1 to 10, cancer and heart disease consistently ranked as 9s and 10s. But diabetes scored only 4s and 5s.

July 5, 2008
Fit, Not Frail: Exercise as a Tonic for Aging
Fact: The number of people over 100 doubles every decade. Fact: As they age, people lose muscle mass and strength, flexibility and bone. Fact: The resulting frailty leads to a loss of mobility and independence

July 4, 2008
Peter G. Angelos
Peter G. Angelos was born on July 4, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Georgia are both Greek-American. They have two sons, John and Louis. Angelos’ parents, John and Frances were both born on the island of Karpathos in the village of Menetes.

July 3, 2008
Greek Orthodox Church after the collapse of the World Trade Center
The story of the tiny St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and its efforts to rebuild after the collapse of the World Trade Center is one of well-intentioned promises that led to endless negotiations, design disputes, delays and mounting costs.

July 1, 2008
Emmanuel S Kapetanakis
Medical Doctor - Gynecologist - Endocrinologist Director of the Gynecological Center of Reproduction and Genetics

June 30, 2008
Konstantinos M. Konstantinidis
The surgeon Konstantinos M. Konstantinidis’ origin is from the island of Karpathos.

June 29, 2008
Georgeos Giannopoulos
Former mayor to the City of Rhodes Greece

June 28, 2008
Demetrios Matsakis
The Greek American community has always been proud to see its members excel in any and every aspect of American life. Demetrios Matsakis, Director of the Time Service Department at the Naval Observatory in Washington, is one such example.

June 27, 2008
Nikos Paragios
As a professor at the École Centrale Paris, Paragios is a long way from the world of his childhood on the tiny Aegean island of Kárpathos

June 27, 2008
Karpathos Meets All the Tourist's Requirements
KARPATHOS, Greece - Being half-woman, half-bird, the mythological Sirens probably looked more bizarre than a band of female punk-rockers. But they could sing. Perhaps it's the lingering song of the Sirens which still seduces travelers to the Greek isles.

June 7, 2008
WWII Liberty Ship may go from the Ghost Fleet to Greece
One of the last Liberty ships from World War II, anchored for years in the James River "Ghost Fleet," is likely headed for a new home: Greece.

April 22, 2008
Even a Weak Dollar Can Be Stretched
As strong euros and pounds continue to push the price of European vacations higher for Americans, the best strategy to keep travel costs down may be to hedge.

February 8, 2008
Church elects a new archbishop
Church elects a moderate as new archbishop Soft-spoken reformist Ieronymos, bishop of Thebes, chosen in 2nd vote.

December 30, 2007
New federal law that bans spare lithium batteries in checked baggage.
New federal law that bans spare lithium batteries in checked baggage

September 18, 2007
Greek Governing Party Wins a 2nd Term
The center-right party of Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis won a second term in power in Greek parliamentary elections on Sunday.

August 9, 2007
10 Ways to Keep Europe Within Reach
The dollar recently plunged to a record low against the euro

August 8, 2007
An increase in arrivals by tourists to Karpathos in 2007
An increase in arrivals by tourists to Karpathos for the month of July in 2007 was recorded according to information publicized by the Greek Service of Civil Aviation.

June 26, 2007
2007 Speedsurf World Cup in Afiartis Karpathos opening ceremony
Morten Knutsen ISA board member on opening ceremony of 2007 Speedsurf World Cup in Afiartis Karpathos

June 26, 2007
Karpathos hosts 2007 Speedsurf World Cup
Karpathos to host the 2007 Speedsurf World Cup for the second year in a row.

June 26, 2007
The President of the Greek Democracy visits Karpathos
The President was nominated honorary citizen of Karpathos

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