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Outdoor works stop for summer

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Outdoor building works in the Stari Grad area are suspended from June 15th to September 15th 2014, to avoid disturbing guests through noise and dust. 

Wildflowers of Europe

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Stari Grad hosts a festival 'Wildflowers of Europe' as part of the European Project 'Wildflower Europe' from 24th - 26th June 2014.

Hellenic Evening in Stari Grad

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On Thursday 10th July there will be a fair celebrating Stari Grad's historic UNESCO-listed plain, known as the ager (Latin) or hora (Greek).

Makjanić Exhibition

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An exhibition of charming sculptures by self-taught Josip Makjanić, who lived in the early 20th century.

International Ceramics Colony, Vrbanj

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Coming to Vrbanj in August, a high-quality international artistic ceramics workshop.

POISON SPRAYING IMMINENT IN THE JELSA REGION

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Spraying against mosquitoes and flies will be done in Jelsa and its outlying villages on Saturday 2nd August.

Biciklijada 2014

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Hvar's Rotary Club Hvar is organizing the 2014 'Biciklijada'.

Eco Hvar AGM 2014

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Eco Hvar's Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday October 29th 2014.

New: Hvar Website in Spanish

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Good news for Spanish readers: a beautiful new website about Hvar Island.

French Farmer Acquitted

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Excellent news from France: Emmanuel Giboulet exonerated!

Charity Concert, December 20th 2014

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On Saturday 20th December 2014 there will be a concert in aid of children with special needs.

Hvar Mayoral Elections

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The Hvar Mayoral elections are coming up on March 8th, and the candidates are presenting their credentials.

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.

Stari Grad clean-up

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Stari Grad's firefighters are organizing their regular rubbish-cleaning action on Saturday April 18th.

Hvar office service in Stari Grad

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The Police office responsible for issuing personal documents is offering a temporary service in Stari Grad on April 22nd and 23rd.

British Croatian Society Photo Exhibition

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The BC Society is to stage another photo exhibition in London, an opportunity to share your best images of one of the most photogenic countries in the world!

'Fogging' action, Jelsa beware

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Eco Hvar AGM 2014

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The Charity's AGM for 2014 will be held on Friday June 19th in the Cafe Splendid Jelsa, at 18:30. The meeting is open to members and non-members alike.

2nd International Colony of Ceramic Art

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Vrbanj hosts the second Colony, gathering together some of the best ceramicists, from July 21st.

Calling UK orchid-lovers

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

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.
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