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Hot, hotter

The next couple of days are going to be really warm so watch out when you are out and about. Use suntan lotion, try and take a rest between two and five, drink lots of water and wear a hat if you are outside. Keeptalkinggreece has this article about the warm weather in the next couple of days! heatwave

-avoid work that can cause fire,
-don’t burn grass, leaves, branches and waste,
-don’t throw burning cigarettes and cigars on the roads,
-don’t use fireworks in area close to the forest

The protection of the forest is also our responsibility.

In case of fire call 199

Dimtris Mavridis with his drone has taken this breathtaking photograph of the village and the sea in front of it. A whole new world has opened up when photographs are being taken by a drone. Have a good Sunday everybody!

Help Faros

Non profit organization Faros is trying to make sure that patients with cancer and other long-term illnesses and their families on the island are being helped in the future. At the moment the pilot program, they have, runs until January 2018 and is secured of funding. To be able to continue working and achieve their goals they are always looking for new ways to raise money, whether through sponsorship, gifts or crowd funding. After January Faros is not sure how they can continue. Faros knows that there are many ways to raise money but asks the help of the public and also the readers of Skopelosnews. If there is anybody out there who wants to donate or knows about crowdfunding and raising money contact them via the website http://www.farosskopelou.gr or telephone (0030) 2424022341 and 6978955539; Maria Kafandari (she speaks english )

Finished ?

The municipality employees who collect the garbage have been on strike the last couple of days because they would like a more permanent work contract.
At the moment most workers are hired for periods of eight months. It is impossible for the municipality to employ them permanently because the government does not allow new appointments.
Many employees have to retire before new people can come in. Maybe a solution can be found so the uncertainty for the employees is not so big. Every time their contract is finished they have to make new applications and are selected (or not) out of a group of applicants.

The strike is supposed to last until today. Hopefully the garbage will be collected during the weekend. There is a lot and with these high temperatures it smells too.

The photos above show the first ripe figs on the trees that we have. They are gorgeous !!!!

New ATM’s

New ATM’s are being installed in Panormos, Near Swell bar and in the harbor . The organization that is installing them is Euronet. They will work from April to October in the future but are not operating just yet.


(Panormos)


(Next to Swell cafe on the road to the monasteries)


(On the harbor front near Lemonis Travel agency)

We have to keep informing habitants and visitors of this wonderful island that recycling must be a part of our lives. We welcome photos of places on this island where recycling takes place!