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How Private Philanthropy Saved the Founders' Homes - City Journal

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 02:41 PM PST


City Journal

How Private Philanthropy Saved the Founders' Homes
City Journal
Every day for the last 200 years, boats gliding along the wide Potomac have blown their horns or clanged their bells as they pass Mount Vernon, in festive tribute to the estate's revered creator, George Washington. The tradition began, legend has it ...

Photos of the Week: 12/12 - 12/19 - AOL.com - AOL News

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 02:25 PM PST


Photos of the Week: 12/12 - 12/19 - AOL.com
AOL News
In Berlin, a climber dressed as Santa was spotted ringing a bell as he sat on a ledge of the Kollhoff Tower before he took place in an acrobatic dance show. In London, costumed participants jumped into what we imagine was a freezing cold pool as part ...

Cynthia Yeh's solo tour de force ends the CSO's year with bells ringing - Chicago Classical Review

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 01:03 PM PST


Chicago Classical Review

Cynthia Yeh's solo tour de force ends the CSO's year with bells ringing
Chicago Classical Review
While there is no percussion in the orchestra (apart from timpani) at the coda reflecting the risen Christ, all of the orchestra musicians put their instruments down to play little bells, before the final note of the soloist's chimes fades in a long ...

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Bulletin Board - Canon City Daily Record

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 11:36 AM PST


Bulletin Board
Canon City Daily Record
1 p.m. National Mah Jongg League games for experienced players at The Bell Tower, 201 E. Second St. in Florence. Free lessons for beginners the first Tuesday of every month. Call 784-3272 or 372-7870 for more information. 1 p.m. Mah ... 7 p.m. Cañon ...

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Czeching out prague - Business Standard

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 10:56 AM PST


Business Standard

Czeching out prague
Business Standard
The chamber is surprisingly small, seating not more than 40, but the acoustics are wonderful. The string quartet begins with Bach's Air on G String and I'm ... To earth I must return though, for I have a date with time at the medieval Clock Tower in ...

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Marmalade awards look forward to their 10th anniversary - The Journal

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 10:40 AM PST


The Journal

Marmalade awards look forward to their 10th anniversary
The Journal
A new marmalade-making category is being introduced especially for campanologists (bell ringers). This will run alongside old favourites such as Merry Marmalade and The Stirring of the Clans. People are also being encouraged to do a little ...

Cubans cheer historic renewal of US relations - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 10:06 AM PST


ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)

Cubans cheer historic renewal of US relations
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)
At the University of San Geronimo in the capital's historic center, the announcement drew ringing from the bell tower. Throughout the capital, there was ... a 32-year-old IT specialist. "It is an advance that will open the road to a better future for ...
Cubans hope for better future with US-Havana deal Northwest Herald

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People walk out from the headquarters of Sony Corp. in Tokyo. (AP / Eugene ... - Castanet.net

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 09:57 AM PST


Castanet.net

People walk out from the headquarters of Sony Corp. in Tokyo. (AP / Eugene ...
Castanet.net
The news took days to emerge because the militants have destroyed communications towers in the area. Gumburi is 20 kilometres from ... Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday ...

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Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence celebrates Christmas Liturgies - NJ.com

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 09:43 AM PST


Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence celebrates Christmas Liturgies
NJ.com
A Candlelight Eucharistic liturgy with soloists will be offered at 6 p.m., with pre-service music occurring at 5:30 p.m. Another Candlelight Eucharistic liturgy with be offered at 8 p.m., with music provided by the Sanctuary Choir, Faith Bell Ringers ...

Soroco freshman beats out more than 3000 Colorado students in stock market ... - Steamboat Pilot & Today

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 09:06 AM PST


Soroco freshman beats out more than 3000 Colorado students in stock market ...
Steamboat Pilot & Today
21, students of Soroco High School business teacher Randy Homan duked it out with other business students in the state as part of the Stock Market Experience challenge sponsored by the Colorado Council for Economic Education. #During each class period ...

'Star Wars'-themed Christmas lights dazzle Internet - KCCI Des Moines

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 09:06 AM PST


KCCI Des Moines

'Star Wars'-themed Christmas lights dazzle Internet
KCCI Des Moines
... that play real notes, according to his YouTube description. He said he uses the display to raise money for the poor and homeless through his church. ... If I don't put the lights up, I will have thousands of people ringing the bell thinking someone ...
A Star Wars-themed light show and other people who take Christmas to a new ... ErieTVNews

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A Star Wars-themed light show and other people who take Christmas to a new ... - CNN

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 08:50 AM PST


CNN

A Star Wars-themed light show and other people who take Christmas to a new ...
CNN
(CNN) -- A California music teacher's insanely elaborate "Star Wars" themed Christmas lights show is dazzling the Internet with its lightsabers and some 100,000 lights choreographed to songs from the movies. Tom BetGeorge, whose display was featured on ...
Man syncs Christmas lights to Stars Wars music and the results are out of this ... wtvr.com
'Star Wars'-themed Christmas lights dazzle Internet KSBW The Central Coast

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10 people who take Christmas to a new level - WPTZ The Champlain Valley

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 08:48 AM PST


10 people who take Christmas to a new level
WPTZ The Champlain Valley
He said he uses the display to raise money for the poor and homeless through his church. There's something about Christmas that brings out people's ... If I don't put the lights up, I will have thousands of people ringing the bell thinking someone died ...

100 million euros in assets seized in Rome 'mafia' probe - WAOW

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 08:39 AM PST


100 million euros in assets seized in Rome 'mafia' probe
WAOW
U.S. officials have finished an investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (boh BURG'-dahl) disappeared from his base in Afghanistan. Bergdahl was held captive for five years by the Taliban.More >>. U.S. officials have finished an ...

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What To Do: Christmas edition - The Times of Chester County

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 08:38 AM PST


The Times of Chester County

What To Do: Christmas edition
The Times of Chester County
... are still on the display today, including the ski slope, ski lodge and ice skaters, Dutch Haven, the Willows, the two-lane moving highway (in front of Dutch Haven), the farm with the tobacco barn, the Strasburg Fire House, the church beside Dutch ...

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Find your merriment this holiday season - Foster's Daily Democrat

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 07:14 AM PST


Find your merriment this holiday season
Foster's Daily Democrat
At 8 p.m., enjoy a concert played on our 12-bell, 1875 Charles Brown Memorial Carillon. You can sit in your car and enjoy the cool, crisp air along with the ringing of the bells, or come into the warm sanctuary and enjoy the quiet sacredness of the space.

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Holiday Calendar - Dallas Voice

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 05:47 AM PST


Dallas Voice

Holiday Calendar
Dallas Voice
Drop off gifts in the reception area at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road, before Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services throughout December and they will be wrapped and ready for you when you leave. Purchase gifts at Sources and ...

Bellissimo presents 'Christmas Fun' Sunday - Billings Gazette

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 05:17 AM PST


Billings Gazette

Bellissimo presents 'Christmas Fun' Sunday
Billings Gazette
Bellissimo, a local group of bell ringers, celebrates Christmas with music on Sunday. Members include ... Bellissimo is presenting its 30th annual Christmas concert Sunday at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 2800 Fourth Ave. N ...

Fifth-graders at St. Barbara chime in with new form of music - Massillon Independent

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 04:26 AM PST


Fifth-graders at St. Barbara chime in with new form of music
Massillon Independent
Most ringers are assigned two bells, each one a specific pitch, plus any sharps or flats. Players usually wear gloves to protect the finish on the bronze bells, which can get tarnished or even pitted from contact with oils from human skin, Boyce said ...

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West Norfolk pupils graduate from Norfolk Children's University - Lynn News

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 03:43 AM PST


Lynn News

West Norfolk pupils graduate from Norfolk Children's University
Lynn News
... approved Learning Destinations anywhere in the country. After-school activities range from bell ringing to Zumba and cookery classes. James Joyce, chairman of the County Council's Children's Services Committee, said: “The Children's University ...

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Views sought on homes cash - Evesham Observer

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 03:17 AM PST


Evesham Observer

Views sought on homes cash
Evesham Observer
Evesham's historic Almonry is in line for a cash boost of £150,000 should its application be rubber stamped while the Bell Tower Appeal is in line for £50,000. A further £5,000 is ear-marked for the No Limits Crown Meadow Play Area project to get ...

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No place like home - DestinyMan

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 01:52 AM PST


DestinyMan

No place like home
DestinyMan
Stay at home in December and go on an off-peak holiday instead. What is it about the ... “With the jingle bells ringing in their ears, people make emotional financial decisions, instead of remaining focused on their financial goals and settling debt ...

Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing - KTVN

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 01:40 AM PST


Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing
KTVN
Slow-moving red lava was visible at the peak of the eruption Friday and villages were blanketed with thick ash, but no evacuation orders have been issued, Nugroho said. An airport in Ternate, the provincial capital about30 kilometers (20 miles) from ...

Busy December for the bellringers - Bexhill Observer

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 01:34 AM PST


Busy December for the bellringers
Bexhill Observer
... will start at 6pm. They will then be ringing for the Midnight Mass at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve, and at 9.30am on Christmas Morning for the Family Service. The final special event will be on New Years Eve, when they ring for Watchnight Service at 11 ...

Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones - News On 6

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 12:31 AM PST


News On 6

Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones
News On 6
Check. In a winter wonderland? Well, it marks the beginning of the season. Bells ringing? Sure, along with trumpets and some fiddles.More >>. Walking? Check. In a winter wonderland? Well, it marks the beginning of the season. Bells ringing? Sure, along ...

Best of the season's 39 bowl games - NBC 29 News

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 12:13 AM PST


Best of the season's 39 bowl games
NBC 29 News
(AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt). Alabama head coach Nick Saban watches drills during an Alabama NCAA college football practice, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

LINCOLN SHAW: Night the hospital carollers fell silent - Torquay Herald Express

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 11:36 PM PST


LINCOLN SHAW: Night the hospital carollers fell silent
Torquay Herald Express
LIFE goes by so quickly when you are getting on a bit and you often lose touch with old friends. So I was delighted to receive an email from Colin Reynolds asking if I could mention a concert by the Torbay Gospelaires in Barton Baptist Church this ...

Decades later, Anchor has kept its Christmas secret - NorthJersey.com

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 10:30 PM PST


Decades later, Anchor has kept its Christmas secret
NorthJersey.com
Before 1975, that phrase might have meant a holiday carton adorned with sprigs of holly and jingle bells. Or maybe you splurged on ... "I was an altar boy when I was a young man, and it reminded me too much of church," he says. It's not that Our ...

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On Prose: For a Writer, What Isn't in a Name? - Valley News

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 09:17 PM PST


On Prose: For a Writer, What Isn't in a Name?
Valley News
And if a hunchback named Quasimodo asks for bell-ringing work at Notre Dame, hire him immediately just for that name. Indeed, some names are so perfectly matched to their characters they've become bywords in the ... Similarly, if you have a young ...

5 things to do this week in and around Westford and Littleton - Wicked Local Littleton

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 08:55 PM PST


5 things to do this week in and around Westford and Littleton
Wicked Local Littleton
Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, 10 a.m. Dec. 19 and 2 p.m. Dec. 21, Morning Glory Ringers Holiday Concerts. The bell ringers will play well-known songs such as “Silver Bells” and “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire,” as well as ...

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Traditional Russian bells concerts scheduled - Tryon Daily Bulletin

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 07:04 PM PST


Traditional Russian bells concerts scheduled
Tryon Daily Bulletin
The instrument, Medvedev said, represents a lost style used long ago for church services in Russia that is today, because of music enthusiasts, making a comeback. The sound of Russian bell-ringing has been called “music of the soul.” Medvedev settled ...

Noel Paul Stookey to open Last Night - Penobscot Bay Press

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 06:09 PM PST


Penobscot Bay Press

Noel Paul Stookey to open Last Night
Penobscot Bay Press
This year's festivities will kick off at 6 p.m. in the Blue Hill Congregational Church with an opening ceremony featuring bell ringing, poetry and a performance by Noel Paul Stookey. From 7 to 10 p.m., there will be simultaneous performances and ...

China pledges to speed entry of US pharmaceuticals - ABC NEWS 4

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 05:08 PM PST


China pledges to speed entry of US pharmaceuticals
ABC NEWS 4
Business groups have expressed concern about a wave of Chinese anti-monopoly investigations, suggesting Beijing is improperly using those probes to pressure foreign companies to cut prices or change business practices. Mentioning one specific step, ...

Flu Season Ramping Up in NC; Total Deaths Up to Five - TWC News

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 04:51 PM PST


TWC News

Flu Season Ramping Up in NC; Total Deaths Up to Five
TWC News
... Dr. Moore said. “I get a flu shot pretty much every flu season,” Burris said. “I figure better safe than sorry.” Health officials say the vaccine and good personal practices, like hand washing and staying home when you're sick, are the best ways to ...

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The secrets behind Hungary's escape games craze - BBC News

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 04:07 PM PST


BBC News

The secrets behind Hungary's escape games craze
BBC News
And while it's clear that the sequence of noises - a church bell ringing, a frog croaking, a cat mewling - are code for something, I am none the wiser. I'm in a dimly lit cellar, furnished with creaking chairs, broken toys, and old computer monitors ...

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Bell Tower team close to funding dream - Evesham Observer

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 04:03 PM PST


Evesham Observer

Bell Tower team close to funding dream
Evesham Observer
A MAJOR fund-raising appeal which aims to secure the future of one of Evesham's biggest landmarks is significantly close to reaching its £500,000 target. The Bell Tower appeal, which was launched in the summer of last year, is just around £30,000 away ...

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Helfrich: Ekpre-Olomu won't play against FSU - NBC 29 News

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 03:03 PM PST


Helfrich: Ekpre-Olomu won't play against FSU
NBC 29 News
Walking? Check. In a winter wonderland? Well, it marks the beginning of the season. Bells ringing? Sure, along with trumpets and some fiddles.Full Story. Walking? Check. In a winter wonderland? Well, it marks the beginning of the season. Bells ringing?

Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold - FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 02:53 PM PST


Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold
FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com
Arpaio's immigration efforts reached their peak around 2010 when he launched immigration patrols known as "sweeps." During those stings, deputies flooded part of a city - in some cases, heavily Latino areas - over several days to seek out traffic ...

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