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SIFFY Bazaar

The SIFFY team is holding a Christmas bazaar on Saturday from 3 to 6 in the afternoon at the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts. All the money that is raised will go to funding the next film festival in 2020. You can find the foundation driving or walking up from the ringroad and take the turn to Glysteri from there. At the top of the steep road turn left and after two bends you will see the foundation.

Bad weather

During midday, Tuesday, the rain started again and is likely to continue until tomorrow, Wednesday. The bad weather with very strong winds and heavy rain will affect the whole country. Be careful on roads where big amounts of water gather and passage is difficult. Don’t walk or drive along parts where the sea can affect roads.

Almost there

Yesterday was officially the last day that we picked olives. We picked olives for the third time because more relatives need olive oil and J. and C. gracefully allowed us to continue to pick olives from their land. I want to thank them and hope they enjoyed the ride!

We brought the olives to the press where it was quiet and they are waiting for more olives to be brought in to be pressed. In the meantime some loukaniko and lappa were sizzling on the BBQ and Stelios Kazantsidis was lamenting from a stereo about how unfair life is.

These olives will be pressed today.Remember the first batch we pressed? 425 kilo gave us 64 liters of oil with 1,2 oxidity.

This collecting of all these olives made it clear to me once again that together you can do everything. This kind of work enables you to tie more firmly your relationships with friends and family. It is relaxing in a way and soo exiting still to see your live oil come out of the press.

C. and I are thinking of making a book about the do’s and don’t of olive picking on Skopelos:some chapter’s will be:how to position sheets so all the olives fall on it and not beside them on the ground, how to stifle you anger and boredom when you pick up olives from the ground for the third time, how to cater for your olive pickers, how to get first in line on the list at the olive press when you want to press your olives and how to kick the habit of picking up olives long after you finished picking etc.

Thanks again J. and C.!!!!!

On Sunday morning starting around 11 O’clock the annual Skopelos Christmas bazar will be held in front of the Municipal cafe. In the afternoon performances will be held and you can contribute to the school funds by buying Christmas decorations. At 4 Santa will arrive and at 5 the Christmas tree will be lighted.

It is the time of the year again. Road tax for 2020 can be paid. You have to pay it before December 31.
Go to the following website: https://www1.gsis.gr/webtax2/telhkykl/year2012/telhkykl/index.jsp

Click on Είσοδος

Fill in your Greek tax number and your car license plate.
Click Αναζήτηση

Print out the result (εκτύπωση) and pay!

Learning


The municipality of Skopelos and the ministery of education are offering 25 hour courses on several subject for Greek speaking persons. Non Greeks can also apply (until Friday) if their Greek is good enough to follow the lessons.

PROGRAM

1. HOUSEHOLD BEEKEEPING 25 hours

2. BUSINESS AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT 25 hours

3. RECYCLING – COMPOST 25 hours

4. ONLINE PROMOTION MARKETING AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT 25 hours

5. SOCIAL NETWORK ELECTRONIC MEDIA (SOCIAL MEDIA) 25 hours

Applications for the programs are made at the Skopelos Community Center (near Koxili bakery) every day from 10:00 to 14:00 from 28/11 to 6/12/2019 with your Police Identity or Passport- Regardless of age-
You can also call to 24240-23294 or 24243-50132
Email: kentrok@skopelos.gov.gr

Cleaning up


(copyright https://viewing.nyc/not-too-long-ago-thousands-of-abandoned-cars-littered-new-york-city-with-steel/)

The municipality in 2020 is going to remove abandonned cars, motorbikes, motorhomes, caravans, trailers and storage vehicles from public roads/areas like the harbor, the parking lot etc.