Vassaras My Sweet Village P3

Thanks to Nick Diplaros, our fellow Vassarean from Montreal – Canada.

A documentary made some 23-24 years ago showing the history of Vassaras.
It was filmed by the brother and sister team of George and Mary Chiochios, with family background from Vassaras, but living in the USA.
The film is narrated by the interviewees, both the visitors to the village, and those who have stayed on, and what the future holds for Vassaras.
We thank George and Mary Chiochios for ther support for our village Vassaras.

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Εν αρχή ην ο Σπόρος

Υποτιτλισμένο ντοκυμαντέρ (επιλέξτε τους ελληνικούς υπότιτλους) του Christophe Guyon για τον κίνδυνο εξαφάνισης των παραδοσιακών σπόρων και τις δραματικές επιπτώσεις στην ανθρωπότητα από την παγκόσμια κυριαρχία των μεταλλαγμένων σπόρων που κατασκευάζουν οι πολυεθνικοί αγροβιομηχανικοί κολοσσοί. Continue reading

Vassaras My Sweet Village P2

A documentary made some 23-24 years ago showing the history of Vassaras.
It was filmed by the brother and sister team of George and Mary Chiochios, with family background from Vassaras, but living in the USA.
The film is narrated by the interviewees, both the visitors to the village, and those who have stayed on. They discuss the past, the present  and  the future of Vassaras.

Thanks to Nick Diplaros, our fellow Vassarean from Montreal – Canada, Continue reading

Ο εφιάλτης της Περσεφόνης

Στίχοι:  Νίκος Γκάτσος
Μουσική: Μάνος Χατζιδάκις
Τραγούδι: Μαρία Φαραντούρη
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Εκεί που φύτρωνε φλισκούνι κι άγρια μέντα
κι έβγαζε η γη το πρώτο της κυκλάμινο
τώρα χωριάτες παζαρεύουν τα τσιμέντα
και τα πουλιά πέφτουν νεκρά στην υψικάμινο.
Κοιμήσου Περσεφόνη
στην αγκαλιά της γης
στου κόσμου το μπαλκόνι
ποτέ μην ξαναβγείς.
Εκεί που σμίγανε τα χέρια τους οι μύστες
ευλαβικά πριν μπουν στο θυσιαστήριο
τώρα πετάνε αποτσίγαρα οι τουρίστες
και το καινούργιο πάν να δουν διυλιστήριο.
Κοιμήσου Περσεφόνη
στην αγκαλιά της γης
στου κόσμου το μπαλκόνι
ποτέ μην ξαναβγείς. Continue reading

UN – Water is a human right not a commodity

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Water_ENOn 28 July 2010, through Resolution 64/292, the United Nations General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation and acknowledged that clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realisation of all human rights. The Resolution calls upon States and international organisations to provide financial resources, help capacity-building and technology transfer to help countries, in particular developing countries, to provide safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking water and sanitation for all. Continue reading

Vassaras My Sweet Village Part1

A documentary made some 23-24 years ago showing the history of Vassaras.
It was filmed by the brother and sister team of George and Mary Chiochios, with family background from Vassaras, but living in the USA.
The film is narrated by the interviewees, both the visitors to the village, and those who have stayed on. They discuss the past, the present  and  the future of Vassaras.

Thanks to Nick Diplaros, our fellow Vassarean from Montreal – Canada, for uploading.

How the Salary of the President was spent – 2012

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Dear Patriots,

Respecting (for the time being!) my commitment, to donate my wages as president to the needs of the village, I submit the following itemization of the expenses for 2012.

Total wages for 2012: € 3,308.28

Balance from 2011: 480.00

Total 2012 budget: € 3,788.28

Expenses

100 Removal of Dangerous Debris

220 Hosting Expenses

150 Handrail in the square, lightbulbs, keys, padlocks, etc. Continue reading

Vassaras reunion gathering 1995 / Συνάντηση απανταχού Βασσαραίων 1995

Vassara reunion gathering 1995 – Hosted by Vassara Society of Boston

from Nick Diplaros

Συνάντηση των απανταχού Βασσαραίων το 1995

Από το Νίκο Δίπλαρο

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Art and Vassaras

Ο βασσαράς προσκαλεί καλλιτέχνες κThe community of Vassara:

Invites all who are connected to the world of the arts in all its forms and manifestations – painters, sculptors, craftspeople, musicians, bands, theatrical performers, dance groups, photographers, film makers, writers, poets, etc

&

Challenges those affiliated with the arts to answer the call, in their own unique way and form of expression, to interpret the phenomena of the times: the crisis, solidarity, honesty, apathy, reactions, indignation, passivity, contemporary Greeks, outsiders, employment, unemployment, poetry, clichés,… Vassara, rural Greece… Continue reading

Malevos: a non-profit civil organization*

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In the spring of 2012 in Vassaras, Lakonia a non-profit civil organization named Malevos was formed. Its creation and institutional framework provides great possibilities and can forge new roads to the development and management of our village.

According to its statute, the objectives of the non-profit are:

1. The revitalization of the Community of Vassaras, surrounding villages, and the broader Parnonas region.

2. The creation, maintenance and management of all types of infrastructures beneficial to the public (water supply, sewerage system, health care, etc) or infrastructure development (hiking shelters, conference/cultural centers, seed banks, collection centers for local products, etc). Continue reading

Ο Βασσαράς ευχαριστεί τον Πότη Θεριό / Vassaras is grateful to Peter Therios*

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Ο συμπατριώτης μας Πότης Θεριός, που ζει στη Βοστώνη, προσέφερε, στην μνήμη της γυναίκας του Γεωργίας Θεριού (το γένος Χρηστάκη), ένα πολύ σημαντικό χρηματικό ποσό για την ανακαίνιση του ρολογιού στην Αγία Τριάδα. Continue reading

In search of lost time*

In search of lost time is a collection of photographs, narrations – sights and sounds based on the recollections and archives of residents, descendants, visitors and to all those who have a connection to the villages of Vassara and Verroia. The title of this category is borrowed from a book by Marcel Proust; this initiative also aspires to evoke and record memories and remembrances. Continue reading

The Christmas Party of Vassara Society of Boston

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Faces of December//Τα πρόσωπα του Δεκέμβρη

 

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140 Δεκεμβριάτικα Πρόσωπα του Βασσαρά

από την Aisling Muller – Μια Ιδέα του Phil Day
Παραγωγή: Κοινότητα Βασσαρά

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Building in Vassara

Posted by ⋅ Thursday 5 January, 2012
The bus journey south from Athens saw a gradual decrease in population density as jagged mountains grew up all around us. The Peloponnese, a huge peninsula separated from the mainland by the deep man-made gorge of the Corinth Canal, has relatively little foreign tourism due to its distance from the nearest airport, but winding our way through mountain passes, the journey was more than worth it. Our destination was the little village of Vassara, near Sparti, in the far south of the region. Continue reading