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Kathi Downing: The 'Widows' Luncheon' opens its doors to men - Corvallis Gazette Times

Posted: 01 Jan 2015 09:35 AM PST


Corvallis Gazette Times

Kathi Downing: The 'Widows' Luncheon' opens its doors to men
Corvallis Gazette Times
In the nearby Fellowship Hall, the guests were happily chatting, passing out Christmas cards and admiring the beautifully decorated tables — white lace over red tablecloths centered with fresh holiday boughs, bows and bells creating a festive ...

Photos: It's 2015 in Australia - Centre Daily Times

Posted: 01 Jan 2015 08:22 AM PST


Photos: It's 2015 in Australia
Centre Daily Times
After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year. Across the globe ... In New Zealand, a giant clock ...

Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLCs Painful Portrait of Mormonism - Daily Beast

Posted: 01 Jan 2015 07:33 AM PST


Daily Beast

Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLCs Painful Portrait of Mormonism
Daily Beast
More evidence: for over a decade, The Human Rights Campaign has kept tabs on “corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees” with its Corporate Equality Index. The 2015 edition, released in late November ...

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Beach parties, fireworks: World rings in new year - YourWestValley.com

Posted: 01 Jan 2015 07:25 AM PST


YourWestValley.com

Beach parties, fireworks: World rings in new year
YourWestValley.com
After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year. Across the globe, revelers looking for a respite ...

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Ushering in New Year with a 100-year-old tradition - Daily Express

Posted: 01 Jan 2015 07:06 AM PST


Ushering in New Year with a 100-year-old tradition
Daily Express
PENAMPANG: While other revellers were dipping into the sea, shooting fireworks, lighting flying lanterns and karaoke/beer, a group calling themselves "DDJS" continued a more than 100-year-old tradition of ringing the St. Michael's Church bell towers ...

Cities around the world ring in New Year - Fox News

Posted: 01 Jan 2015 05:15 AM PST


Fox News

Cities around the world ring in New Year
Fox News
In New Zealand, a giant clock on Auckland's landmark Sky Tower structure counted down the minutes until the New Year, with a huge fireworks display launching from the tower at midnight. Beijing counted down the New Year at an event in the Olympic Park ...
World rings in 2015 with beach parties, fireworks The Hindu
The world is ringing in the New Year Boston Globe

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126 years ago today, Boston launched the first electric street car - BetaBoston

Posted: 01 Jan 2015 05:12 AM PST


BetaBoston

126 years ago today, Boston launched the first electric street car
BetaBoston
A few minutes after midnight, on January 1, 1889, while bells were ringing out the cold and ringing in the new year, two new electric streetcars quietly pulled out of the Allston railroad depot. There was no crowd to witness the start of the ... The ...

Trowbridge seals its place in history - Wiltshire Times

Posted: 01 Jan 2015 05:05 AM PST


Wiltshire Times

Trowbridge seals its place in history
Wiltshire Times
PREPARATIONS for Trowbridge's celebrations of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta are coming together, ahead of the first major event at the Civic Centre in April. Trowbridge was the headquarters of Baron Henry de Bohun, one of 25 ...

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Beach parties, fireworks: World rings in new year - Philly.com

Posted: 01 Jan 2015 03:53 AM PST


Beach parties, fireworks: World rings in new year
Philly.com
At midnight, temple bells will strike 108 times, the number of evils, or temptations, as defined by Buddhism. There will be fireworks and bonfires around the nation as millions of people flock to neighborhood temples and shrines to pray for health and ...

Ufton Nervet St Peter's church bells ring after 15 years - BBC News

Posted: 01 Jan 2015 01:52 AM PST


BBC News

Ufton Nervet St Peter's church bells ring after 15 years
BBC News
The bells of a redundant Victorian church in Berkshire are to peal again for the first time in exactly 15 years. The bells of the former Church of St Peter's in Ufton Nervet, near Reading, were last rung at 12:00 GMT on 1 January 2000, to mark the ...

It's a right old ding dong for Margaret MBE - This Is Wiltshire

Posted: 01 Jan 2015 12:10 AM PST


This Is Wiltshire

It's a right old ding dong for Margaret MBE
This Is Wiltshire
A QUARTER peal of bells rang out across Old Town on New Year's Eve in honour of Margaret Williams MBE. Simon Stevenette, the church's ... At 9.30am, the tones could be heard ringing from the church she has served in for 40 years. Margaret, a retired ...

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MBE recipient Margaret Williams led way for women in Church - This Is Wiltshire

Posted: 01 Jan 2015 12:10 AM PST


This Is Wiltshire

MBE recipient Margaret Williams led way for women in Church
This Is Wiltshire
... 80-years-old, but she's 83 and full of beans. “Margaret is a very humble, joyful person. She says 'why me?' – she has got no idea just how much we all think of her.” There will be a special quarter peal of bells in Margaret's honour at Christ ...

Photo: The Canadian Press - Castanet.net

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 09:02 PM PST


Castanet.net

Photo: The Canadian Press
Castanet.net
Thursday's break in weather — blue skies and calm seas despite earlier storm predictions — could greatly speed up recovery efforts that have been severely hampered since the first bodies were spotted on Tuesday. Vice Air Marshal .... It wasn't ...

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New Year's Day traditions from around the world in Richmond - Richmond.com

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 07:05 PM PST


Richmond.com

New Year's Day traditions from around the world in Richmond
Richmond.com
New Year's isn't all shimmering balls dropping from tall towers and collards with black-eyed peas. Richmond residents with roots from around the world have brought ... “At midnight, they usually ring bells ... banging on something like a tin can,” she ...

21 weird things dropping on New Year's Eve - USA TODAY

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 06:57 PM PST


21 weird things dropping on New Year's Eve
USA TODAY
Here's a look at the unique way many states are ringing in the New Year in 2015. Brasstown, N.C. : For 20 years a live possum ... A 250-pound cluster of giant grapes will be dropped from the Temecula City Hall Bell Tower. It has more than 4,500 LED lights.

Looking back at 2014's top stories - Valley News

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 05:14 PM PST


Looking back at 2014's top stories
Valley News
The "Sidewalk CPR Event" was attended by two different fire agencies as well as officials from Inland Valley Medical Center who helped students practice proper compression techniques on dummies, according to CPR club parent Dawnelle Anderson. Anderson ...

Ding dong fury! Neighbour silences chimes of the village clock - Express.co.uk

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 04:23 PM PST


Ding dong fury! Neighbour silences chimes of the village clock
Express.co.uk
The bell, which is more than 100 years old, rings out every 15 minutes. But the parish council could face costly legal action if it continues to sound between 11pm and 7am. It is believed the complainant moved to the area in September and instantly ...

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Bell Tower team close to funding dream - Evesham Observer

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 04:14 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 ...

Views sought on homes cash - Evesham Observer

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 04:14 PM 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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Bramcote, Notts

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 04:00 PM PST

PN start time amended: now 19:30

Colchester, S Leonard, Essex

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 04:00 PM PST

PN info amended; NB: door locked at 20:00

Thorrington, Essex

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 04:00 PM PST

'Back ringing'; PN info added, but phone to check

What Britain listens to at midnight on New Year's Eve - PRI

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 01:37 PM PST


PRI

What Britain listens to at midnight on New Year's Eve
PRI
For many people in Britain, there is one sound that signals the start of the new year: The chimes of the clock tower in Parliament Square in London, better known as Big Ben — although technically that name only refers to the bell itself. For more than ...

New Year's traditions from the CityNews and 680News newsrooms - CityNews

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 11:12 AM PST


CityNews

New Year's traditions from the CityNews and 680News newsrooms
CityNews
“In my mother's village in Mantoudi, Greece, the church bell would ring at 6 am to ring in the new year. As a young girl, my mom would head to river with countless others from the village, with a round rock and a pitcher to fill with water. She put the ...

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East Spencer Community Center Destroyed In Fire - TWC News

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 10:52 AM PST


TWC News

East Spencer Community Center Destroyed In Fire
TWC News
Access to our video is always free for Time Warner Cable video customers who login with their TWC ID. ... Crews hosed down hotspots throughout the night setting up a command center at a nearby church. ..... Photo taken February 14, 2014 by Gary Bell.

Taylor Swift Helps Tie Record Streak for Women Atop Hot 100 - Billboard

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 10:19 AM PST


Billboard

Taylor Swift Helps Tie Record Streak for Women Atop Hot 100
Billboard
Hozier's "Take Me to Church" falls to No. 3 on the Hot 100 after three weeks at its No. 2 high, but with gains in sales and airplay. It likewise descends 2-3 on Digital Songs despite a 65 percent surge to 402,000 sold. On Radio Songs, "Church" holds at No.

Real chance BP and Shell will merge - Royal Dutch Shell plc .com

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 09:46 AM PST


Royal Dutch Shell plc .com

Real chance BP and Shell will merge
Royal Dutch Shell plc .com
I revealed that ESDV leak-off tests were purposely falsified, not once but many times and that Brent Bravo platform management had admitted responsibility for the dangerous practices being followed. In response to my team ringing alarm bells ...

Happy New Year! Beach parties, fireworks as the world rings in new year - KHON2

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 07:36 AM PST


Happy New Year! Beach parties, fireworks as the world rings in new year
KHON2
After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year. Across the globe, revelers looking for a respite ...

World rings in new year with beach parties, prayer, fireworks - LA Daily News

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 06:44 AM PST


World rings in new year with beach parties, prayer, fireworks
LA Daily News
After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year. Across the globe ... In New Zealand, a giant clock ...

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It's 2015 all over the world - Belleville News Democrat

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 05:32 AM PST


Belleville News Democrat

It's 2015 all over the world
Belleville News Democrat
After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year. Across the globe, revelers looking for a ... In the ...

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The world gets ready to ring in 2015 - Macleans.ca

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 04:00 AM PST


Macleans.ca

The world gets ready to ring in 2015
Macleans.ca
After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year. Across the globe ... In New Zealand, a giant clock ...

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Celebratory peal as Charlton-on-Otmoor bellringer marks 50 years in steeple - Bicester Advertiser

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 03:50 AM PST


Celebratory peal as Charlton-on-Otmoor bellringer marks 50 years in steeple
Bicester Advertiser
AFTER 50 years of ringing the bells at his village church, William Haynes has no plans to give up the family tradition. William Haynes, from Charlton-on-Otmoor, this year celebrated 50 years of sounding the six bells of the St Mary the Virgin. He took ...

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Celebratory peal as Charlton-on-Otmoor bellringer celebrates 50 years in steeple - Oxford Mail

Posted: 30 Dec 2014 09:08 PM PST


Celebratory peal as Charlton-on-Otmoor bellringer celebrates 50 years in steeple
Oxford Mail
AFTER 50 years of ringing the bells at his village church, William Haynes has no plans to give up the family tradition. William Haynes, from Charlton-on-Otmoor, this year ... Half a century on and the 76-year-old is still ringing out as the Church of ...

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Where to ring in 2015 in Eagle County - Vail Daily News

Posted: 30 Dec 2014 09:17 AM PST


Where to ring in 2015 in Eagle County
Vail Daily News
Staying up to socialize is a tradition that goes back to Vail's very start. Back in the late '60s, Vail Village ... after the club closed at 2 a.m.”. It looks like the church-club combo went out of style along with bell bottoms, but Vail's lively ...

Dustin Diamond aka "Screech" appears in court again - WDJT

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 04:04 PM PST


Dustin Diamond aka "Screech" appears in court again
WDJT
Medical teams at Aurora St. Luke's ER are ringing in the New Year with the trifecta--- drunks, freezing temps, and a ton of flu cases. He says their case volume is already .... Port Washington - Dustin Diamond, known for playing Screech in the 90's ...

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