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Jobs available in Munich!

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There are intern jobs on offer in Munich with the newly formed campaign group "Save Bees and Farmers", of which Eco Hvar is a member. The jobs provide an opportunity for young people with reasonably good English who care about the environment to take on responsibilities and develop their skills and knowledge.

Warning! - Pozor!

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Fogging action imminent: 18th - 20th July 2019, Jelsa and Stari Grad. Akcija zamagljivanja, 18/07-20/07/2019.

WARNING: POISON SPRAYING!

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Fogging will take place around Jelsa Općina and Sveta Nedjelja on Tuesday 18th June 2019 from 23:00 to 04:00.

Don Jurica, much-loved parish priest

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The death of Don Jurica on 16th April 2019 is a great sadness to his innumerable parishioners and friends on Hvar.

Concert "For Us"

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Our first fund-raising event! A very special Charity Concert, in Jelsa's Festive Events Room at the Town Hall.

Switzerland, Best Try

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Swtizerland has been leading the way with determined efforts to protect its natural environment and establish ecologically safe farming practices. On 18th January 2018, the popular initiative Sauberes Wasser für All, which is allied to PAN Europe, issued a press release highlighting necessary further steps for protecting the country's water sources.

Fires: Take Care!

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A timely reminder from the Stari Grad authorities.

New Exhibition: Croatia's Cultural Wealth

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An exhibition in two locations, Stari Grad and Jelsa, is showcasing Croatia's abundance of cultural assets, as recognized on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List, from Friday March 18th to May 30th 2016.

UK moves into micro-chips

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While its enthusiasm for the EU wavers, the UK steps into line with micro-chipping dogs.

Recycling, a New Year

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Christmas and recycling bins in Hvar Town.

Nikša Petrić: September 8th 2015

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In memory of one of Hvar's best-loved sons, cultural society Matica Hrvatska is launching Nikša Petrić's book about Hvar's heritage in the Hvar Town Loggia on Tuesday September 8th 2015 at 20:00.

Calling UK orchid-lovers

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UK orchid-watchers are helping to build up the records.

Regulations for outdoor fires

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Stari Grad's fire service has confirmed the conditions governing lighting fires outdoors. The restrictions apply generally across Croatia, with some minor variations, and are enforced.

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