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Spring Stafylos

This is the spring that can be found above the steps leading to Stafylos beach. Water flows from this spring all year round. For a couple of months now the grate, where the water flows into, was blocked by sand and the water was flowing down on the concrete steps and were making them very slippery.

I notified the local council man Pandelis Chrissofos and he organized a crew from the municipality to unblock the grate. Pandelis is the guy to speak to on a local level in Skopelos town.

The water is now flowing down the hill and the steps are dry again.

If something is bothering you try to find the right person to help you fix it and keep at it. I reminded Pandelis several times and now it has been done.

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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.

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A friend of Skopelosnews found these old maps and photo’s and took photo’s of them and send them to the blog. We thank him because more information about the history, the cultural traditions of Skopelos and the other Sporaden islands is so valuable! A lot of materials are kept in homes and not in museums. If you look on one of the maps Skopelos is drawn together with Skiathos but the third island is called Peparethos. That name was used for Skopelos though! Another map does not mention Alonissos, probably too small? Other island in the vicinity are mentioned. How facts travel through history is fascinating. We must preserve what is written and drawn on paper.


Glossa !

Families

Maps

Skiathos

(None of these drawings are mine. The copyright is with others)

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Good morning. Greece celebrates independence day today and has a bankholiday and Vangelis and Evangelia celebrate their name. Xronia polla to them.

25 March 2019

I hope you have a lovely day on this beautiful island and around the world. The island has so much to give. Hopefully we will lend it a helping hand in the future to keep it standing and unforgettable for its visitors.

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Shipbuilding used to be a trade on Skopelos and Skopelitans were good at it. In the big war of 1821 ships that were built on Skopelos took part in the sea battle. If you want to know more about the history of shipbuilding on Skopelos you can come to the Xenia building (opposite the playground) at 19.00 hours on Sunday.

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On Sunday, a big grater has evened out the sand on the town beach in Skopelos and has taken away the big amounts of seaweed that was still lying on the sand.

Have a good week everybody !

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Road works ahead

In Panormos road works will start to lay these pipes underground. Perhaps they will be part of the sewage system? Word has it that the sewage from Panormos will now be pumped to Elios and treated there.

And on the Agnontas road going up to Panormos these enigmatic markings appeared on the road. Maybe part of some new works that will get done?

The photos are from Mike, thank you!

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