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Slow down, tune in, give thanks - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Posted: 23 Nov 2013 02:09 PM PST


Slow down, tune in, give thanks
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
With increasing frequency, discussions over proposed legislation in our statehouses and local council chambers have turned into contentious, sometimes hateful debates. The various factions sling a variety of verbal attacks at each other. Accusations of ...

King of hearts: Faith revolution for city's Catholics? - Times of India

Posted: 23 Nov 2013 11:21 AM PST


King of hearts: Faith revolution for city's Catholics?
Times of India
It could even be called 'historic' -- in the true sense of the term. ... The Catholic Church seeks direction from the Pope, the representative of Christ on earth, and this year the celebration will be a significant one, primarily because the current ...

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Original model donated to Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon - The State Journal-Register

Posted: 23 Nov 2013 08:23 AM PST


Original model donated to Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon
The State Journal-Register
Built as a result of a $200,000 bequest from Thomas Rees, publisher of the Illinois State Register, the carillon has 67 cast-bronze bells in a tower that are played using a keyboard. The instrument was dedicated June 23, 1962. Approximately 30 inches ...

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St Mary Redcliffe church tower in Bristol opens to the public - Bristol Post

Posted: 23 Nov 2013 08:12 AM PST


St Mary Redcliffe church tower in Bristol opens to the public
Bristol Post
Mr Buteel said: “These bells have been ringing like this for centuries and it is vital that we keep this tradition going. “There are around 20,000 bell ringers active across the UK and it is important to get young people involved in the history too ...

At Mount Hollywood Congregational Church, the spirit behooves them - Yakima Herald-Republic

Posted: 23 Nov 2013 02:12 AM PST


At Mount Hollywood Congregational Church, the spirit behooves them
Yakima Herald-Republic
In place of its old belfry bell, it has a portable one fashioned from an artillery shell, which hangs beneath a sign that reads: “God is perfect. Love casts out fear.” Many of those who gathered for Cohen's installation said they had not been regular ...

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Glorious: See Glendalough in all its autumnal technicolour - thejournal.ie

Posted: 23 Nov 2013 01:52 AM PST


thejournal.ie

Glorious: See Glendalough in all its autumnal technicolour
thejournal.ie
St Kevin's Church, (also known as St Kevin's Kitchen as the belfry on the stone roof has the appearance of a chimney on an old-fashioned stove), is one of the most recognisable of Glendalough's buildings. It probably dates to the middle part of the ...

Divine Redeemer bells to ring again - News Item

Posted: 23 Nov 2013 01:15 AM PST


News Item

Divine Redeemer bells to ring again
News Item
MOUNT CARMEL - Beginning this weekend, church bells will be ringing again at Divine Redeemer Church after an absence of many years. The church's 118-year-old bell tower has been silenced because the equipment that houses and rings the bells has ...

Leavenworth lights up Christmas with Old World style - HeraldNet

Posted: 23 Nov 2013 12:06 AM PST


Leavenworth lights up Christmas with Old World style
HeraldNet
The Bavarian mountain village is about 100 miles from Everett, but it's over the river and through the snowy mountains you must go. ... at the noon opening parade. The Christmas lighting ceremony is at 4:15 p.m., and begins with a star parade and bell ...

The Church of England must demonstrate its values with action - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 10:58 PM PST


The Church of England must demonstrate its values with action
Telegraph.co.uk
We supply free breakfasts several times a week, offer help finding homes, run skills classes to enable people to be ready for work, and offer a hand of friendship. We don't evangelise much; ... Where the Church serves the community, it is on the front ...

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'Festive cheer' to brighten village at Meldreth Christmas Tree Festival - Cambridge News

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 10:12 PM PST


'Festive cheer' to brighten village at Meldreth Christmas Tree Festival
Cambridge News
The hand bell ringers will perform at 2pm on Sunday and an advent service will take place at 5.30pm. Free parking is available next to Holy Trinity Church in North End, Meldreth. For further information, call Anne Young on (01763) 263484. < Back ...

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Laurels and barbs - The Tribune-Democrat

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 10:06 PM PST


Laurels and barbs
The Tribune-Democrat
The celebration included the ringing of the church's bell, which had been silent because of a broken rope. We hope ... Perhaps the supervisors should consider a rule stating that for every electronic billboard erected, two traditional billboards must ...

St. Paul's missing bells conjure curiosity, wonder - SunHerald.com

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 09:15 PM PST


SunHerald.com

St. Paul's missing bells conjure curiosity, wonder
SunHerald.com
Nine of the bells at St. Paul were inscribed with dedications from the parishioners who donated money to have them installed. The largest bell weighed 31,000 pounds. "I thought it would be a great piece of history if I could get up in the bell tower ...

Tamara Browning: Original model donated to carillon - The State Journal-Register

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 08:29 PM PST


Tamara Browning: Original model donated to carillon
The State Journal-Register
Built as a result of a $200,000 bequest from Thomas Rees, publisher of the Illinois State Register, the carillon has 67 cast-bronze bells in a tower that are played using a keyboard. The instrument was dedicated June 23, 1962. Approximately 30 inches ...

Never-before-seen Lewis Essay on Truth and Fiction saved from a Fire - Narnia Fans

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 05:18 PM PST


Never-before-seen Lewis Essay on Truth and Fiction saved from a Fire
Narnia Fans
As Roland approaches, let the bells within the tower begin to ring. ... Let these bell-born birds be no common birds but the souls of dead men whose blood was used to temper the bells: and let them fly out singing with human voice Justorum animae.

Boss treats staff to $14000 shindig - The West Australian

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 04:54 PM PST


The West Australian

Boss treats staff to $14000 shindig
The West Australian
The owner of a Nedlands marketing agency may be Perth's most generous boss after organising the staff Christmas party at a restaurant - on Hamilton Island. Nicolle Jenkins, owner of The Hub, is taking her nine staff to the island for five ... The Solid ...

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Ipswich, S Stephen, Suffolk

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 04:00 PM PST

'Dangerously unsafe at the moment (lack of maintenance)'

Seaside holiday brings three ships - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 03:46 PM PST


Seaside holiday brings three ships
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Father Christmas will also be there to help with the lighting and music will be provided by the bell ringers of St. John's Lutheran Church and the village carollers. The merriment will continue with a lantern parade through town that ends with cocoa ...

Sheboygan church elder charged with stealing hand bells - WTAQ

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 03:20 PM PST


Sheboygan church elder charged with stealing hand bells
WTAQ
They were valued at just over $10,000. Church officials said they learned about the thefts from a California man who bought two cases of the bells on E-Bay, and saw the church's name on the labels. Police traced other stolen bells to pawn shops in ...

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Wisconsin man accused of stealing church bells - WAOW

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 02:26 PM PST


Wisconsin man accused of stealing church bells
WAOW
They say someone went into the home, stole several items, and closed the blinds in the front of the house in order to not be seen. .... A criminal complaint accuses him of taking four cases of hand bells valued at $10,500 from the church and pawning them.

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Harvard's Cracked Bell Sparks Legal Dispute - Wall Street Journal

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 02:08 PM PST


Harvard's Cracked Bell Sparks Legal Dispute
Wall Street Journal
The cracking of a bell inside Harvard University's hallowed Memorial Church has touched off a legal dispute between the university and an Ohio company that repaired it. Earlier this week, Harvard filed a lawsuit in Boston federal court against Chime ...

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Please can we have our bells back? - Pakistan Daily Times

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 01:27 PM PST


Please can we have our bells back?
Pakistan Daily Times
... can we have our bells back? In the devastated coastal Philippine town of Balangiga, a Roman Catholic belfry with a maroon steeple rises from the rubble, a battered symbol of resistance for a people with mixed feelings about the U.S. military now ...

Where Were You? 50 Memories To Mark 50 Years - WBUR

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 10:20 AM PST


Where Were You? 50 Memories To Mark 50 Years
WBUR
My late father was a private pilot and we were remarkably fortunate to have various planes as we grew up; At that time a Beechcraft TravelAir – A somewhat stodgy twin engine 6-passenger plane that was my means as a witness to history. .... My school ...

JFK remembered: 50 years later - Branford News

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 07:02 AM PST


JFK remembered: 50 years later
Branford News
It was 1:30 p.m. Half an hour later the 35th President of the United States was dead. Within the hour, police ... His funeral was a day of the mournful, slow toiling of church bells, of marching military men and the roll and beat of muffled drums. It ...

CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS - New Yorker

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 06:40 AM PST


CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS
New Yorker
The elegant presentation at St. Thomas Church is done in glorious Anglican style with its choir of men and boys, conducted by John Scott; the New York Philharmonic's more robust performances are conducted this year by Andrew Manze and feature the ...

Please can we have our bells back? Philippine town asks US - Reuters UK

Posted: 21 Nov 2013 11:53 PM PST


Reuters Blogs

Please can we have our bells back? Philippine town asks US
Reuters UK
But the bells, he said, are "part of our historical heritage". Every September 28 the town re-enacts the 1901 Balangiga "incident" in which 48 occupying U.S. soldiers died in an ambush at the old church that triggered retaliation in which U.S. forces ...
Please can we have our bells back? ravaged Philippine town asks US MorungExpress
Balingaga town again asks US to return church bells taken over a century ago GMA News
Please can we have our bells back? Typhoon-wrecked Philippine town asks US Reuters AlertNet

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Melodies — soulful and celebrating — usher in the holidays - The Altamont Enterprise

Posted: 21 Nov 2013 08:06 PM PST


Melodies — soulful and celebrating — usher in the holidays
The Altamont Enterprise
Let the bells ring: Barb Collins, left, and Katie Matthews, with the Bethlehem Lutheran Church bell choir, concentrate on reading the music as they practice a holiday song. “There's an association between Christmas and bells,” says Julie Panke, ... A ...

WHAT'S ON in Somerton & Langport - This is Somerset

Posted: 21 Nov 2013 01:03 AM PST


WHAT'S ON in Somerton & Langport
This is Somerset
Langport Writers' Club meeting from 2pm until 4pm, Great Bow Wharf, Langport. Luncheon ... Age UK Movement to Music class from 11am until noon at the Parish Rooms, Market Place, Somerton. ... Bell Ringing at 7.30pm in St Andrew's Church, Curry Rivel.

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