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Bells for Peace to ring at 7:14 pm - NewsNet5.com

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 03:23 PM PST


NewsNet5.com

Bells for Peace to ring at 7:14 pm
NewsNet5.com
Locally, University Circle carollinneur George Leggiero will play Christmas music on the McGaffin Carillon in the belltower high above 11205 Euclid Avenue. The carillon is a musical instrument dating back hundreds of years, consisting of dozens of ...

20 globe-trotting readers share travel tips - San Jose Mercury News

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 03:01 PM PST


San Jose Mercury News

20 globe-trotting readers share travel tips
San Jose Mercury News
Also, this is where church bells are made for most churches. It was just relaxing, .... Pictured at the peak, back row from left, are Dylan Dabel, Daniel Boothe, Patrick Boothe and Daniel Dabel with their three red-jacketed guides. Travel tips ...

From Rudolph to reindeer herding - Iowa City Press Citizen

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 02:49 PM PST


From Rudolph to reindeer herding
Iowa City Press Citizen
According to the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry website, more than 20 ethnic groups in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Mongolia, China, Alaska, Canada and Greenland practice reindeer husbandry. Frisk said in January or February, Sámi ...

Spirit of Christmas, then and now - Daily Inter Lake

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 02:19 PM PST


Spirit of Christmas, then and now
Daily Inter Lake
The French proverb goes, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” As we celebrate Christmas today in a world very different from the one into which Christ was born more than 2,000 years ago, we revisit the eternal spirit of Christmas ...

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Jubilation! Bells: joyful sounds of Christmas - Homer News

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 02:12 PM PST


Jubilation! Bells: joyful sounds of Christmas
Homer News
Handbells were invented in the early 1700s as a way for church bell ringers to practice — without the entire village having to listen. Over time, the handbells became their own art, and music was written specifically for them. The Jubilation! Bells ...

Party warmth to beat cold - Calcutta Telegraph

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 02:08 PM PST


Calcutta Telegraph

Party warmth to beat cold
Calcutta Telegraph
Revellers are set to soak in vibrant festivities after bells jingle in churches. Naturally, Christmas Day would be cold. But the ... Since the winter is at its peak, this is the best season when you can experiment with layering. Wear a bolero, an ...

Parliament Hill bells to mark 1914 Christmas truce - The Guardian Charlottetown

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 12:21 PM PST


Parliament Hill bells to mark 1914 Christmas truce
The Guardian Charlottetown
OTTAWA — Around the biggest of the 53 carillon bells hanging in the Peace Tower reads the inscription, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace and goodwill towards men” — words taken from Luke's Christmas passage in the Bible. When the ...

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I heard the hand bells on Christmas Day - Black Hills Pioneer

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 12:09 PM PST


I heard the hand bells on Christmas Day
Black Hills Pioneer
Mom always looks forward to the recordings I send her from practice sessions, and my fellow bell ringers are kind and enthusiastic about me keeping her tuned in to my life in this realm. So that's why I ring. It takes me back to a safe, magical ...

For 4 decades, secret Santa spreads $1000 cheer - azcentral.com

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 12:05 PM PST


For 4 decades, secret Santa spreads $1000 cheer
azcentral.com
Problem is, a lot of forces work against putting that principle into practice, from egos to charities that urge discreet donors to goose others by going public. But in this ... When he pulls it from the kettle, the bell ringer invariably is shocked ...

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Guilford County Jail Inmates Have Christmas to Remember - TWC News

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 12:02 PM PST


Guilford County Jail Inmates Have Christmas to Remember
TWC News
Burke said the Christmas goody bags are filled with different items donated from local churches and the Guilford County Jail Ministry. Items include cookies, a moon pie, and socks. Burke also said the women inmates receive a bag full of various ...

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When celebrating Christmas was against the law - CNN

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 11:15 AM PST


CNN

When celebrating Christmas was against the law
CNN
Because it happened to be facing a page with an old-fashioned illustration of a little girl standing under a living room archway trimmed with greenery, I thought the rope of greens was the ban. Not so. Complaints about how .... Remember, "It's a ...

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Editorial: Season's spirit - Lewisboro Ledger

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 11:08 AM PST


Lewisboro Ledger

Editorial: Season's spirit
Lewisboro Ledger
They volunteer, collect coats for the homeless, buy toys for tots they don't know, make donations to charities, put bills and coins in the bell-ringing Santas' buckets. It might be a ... There's more — another, deeper river of tradition and belief ...

'We Wish You A Merry Christmas...' - Deccan Herald

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 10:32 AM PST


'We Wish You A Merry Christmas...'
Deccan Herald
As the world celebrates Christmas in all its glory today, Sandalwood actors Raghu Mukherjee and Kriti Kharbanda, along with Metrolife, wish the readers a merry, fun-filled Christmas and a wonderful year ahead. Bright and charming as they are, the ...

Motor ambulance helps move wounded from trains to beds - Bicester Advertiser

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 10:07 AM PST


Bicester Advertiser

Motor ambulance helps move wounded from trains to beds
Bicester Advertiser
WHILE local members of the Royal Oxfordshire Hussars were covering themselves with glory, rawer material was being trained at home to emulate their example, at Christ Church Meadow in Oxford. A GREETINGS card was sent by Dr FV Darbishire, of Balliol ...

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Should old church bells be forgot on Christmas? - Times of India

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 09:59 AM PST


Should old church bells be forgot on Christmas?
Times of India
A 1918 TOI article explains that the huge bell hanging in the belfry once belonged to the church of St Joseph at Bassein, built around 1516. "The only information gleaned from the inscription is that the bell was cast in AD 1674 by one Hiram Tavarres ...

Peace Tower bells to mark 1914 Christmas truce - Fort Frances Times

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 07:36 AM PST


Peace Tower bells to mark 1914 Christmas truce
Fort Frances Times
“In his dedicatory speech, Mackenzie King waxed quite eloquent, saying this was the song of the angels, heard 2,000 years ago in Judea, and now the carillon becomes the voice of the nation in remembrance and thanksgiving,” McCrady said in an interview.

Where has 2014 gone? - Emporia Gazette

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 07:19 AM PST


Where has 2014 gone?
Emporia Gazette
Christmas bells, in cathedrals and churches of all kinds ring out the “Peace on Earth.” Other Christmas ... We go to the thirteenth century for reliable information: there is a Greek bell in the British Museum inscribed fourth century B.C. Bells are ...

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Traditions are an aromatic thing - Auburn Journal

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 07:04 AM PST


Auburn Journal

Traditions are an aromatic thing
Auburn Journal
In a large (6 quart) slow cooker, combine the beans, onion, celery, bell pepper, collard greens, ham hock and garlic. Pour the chicken stock into the slow cooker and stir to combine ingredients. Add the bay leaves, and push it into the liquid until ...

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Picture of Christmas parade on Holdenhurst Road from 100 years ago is a rare ... - Bournemouth Echo

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 06:54 AM PST


Bournemouth Echo

Picture of Christmas parade on Holdenhurst Road from 100 years ago is a rare ...
Bournemouth Echo
Henry was originally from a village just outside Taunton. He always ... Other fellow bell ringers with Henry were Ken Derham, Len Stone who owned the bicycle shop in Christchurch and Harry Harrison who lived near the garage at Sopley. Another picture ...

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You must simply believe - Foster's Daily Democrat

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 06:45 AM PST


Foster's Daily Democrat

You must simply believe
Foster's Daily Democrat
In 2006, my daughter, Meredith, had her faith in Santa Claus shaken a bit by a non-believer, a young classmate in kindergarten. ... At 6 years old and as the biggest fan ever of a Christmas movie called “The Polar Express,” Meredith found this ...

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For the love of music - Princeton Daily Clarion

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 06:40 AM PST


Princeton Daily Clarion

For the love of music
Princeton Daily Clarion
Barton has directed Fort Branch Community School's English handbell choir, the Bells of Harmony, for more than 20 years. The music and eighth grade history teacher considers the English handbell choir one of his “proudest achievements.” The 19 member ...

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Gaza's 'Santa Claus' spreads cheer among war-weary kids - www.worldbulletin.net

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 06:19 AM PST


www.worldbulletin.net

Gaza's 'Santa Claus' spreads cheer among war-weary kids
www.worldbulletin.net
Dressed in Santa Clause's traditional red-and-white costume and sporting a long, white beard, Sameh Wadi, a Muslim resident of Shujaya, toured the neighborhood's rubble-filled streets in hopes of spreading holiday cheer among the children of the war ...

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Princess Charlene of Monaco's adorable twins seen for the first time - hellomagazine.com

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 04:55 AM PST


hellomagazine.com

Princess Charlene of Monaco's adorable twins seen for the first time
hellomagazine.com
24 DECEMBER 2014 Two weeks after their birth Monaco has been given its first glimpse of Princess Charlene's twin babies. Looking healthy and happy, the new mother proudly shows off Gabriella and Jacques with husband Prince Albert by her side.

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Merry Christmas 2015 - Dorchester Reporter

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 04:15 AM PST


Merry Christmas 2015
Dorchester Reporter
I think this statement by Norman Vincent Peale is perfect for Christmas. ... The most favorite Christmas songs are: “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby; “Rudolph,” by Gene Autry; 3, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” by Perry Como; “Little Drummer Boy,” by ...

Picture special: Christmas parade on Holdenhurst Road from 100 years ago - Bournemouth Echo

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 04:08 AM PST


Picture special: Christmas parade on Holdenhurst Road from 100 years ago
Bournemouth Echo
Henry was originally from a village just outside Taunton. He always ... Other fellow bell ringers with Henry were Ken Derham, Len Stone who owned the bicycle shop in Christchurch and Harry Harrison who lived near the garage at Sopley. Another picture ...

Pastor appeals for synchronized Christmas church bell toll - CBC.ca

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 04:06 AM PST


CBC.ca

Pastor appeals for synchronized Christmas church bell toll
CBC.ca
Martin Dawson, the pastor at Hillcrest United Church, has been lobbying churches to ring their bells at 11 a.m. on Dec. 25. Hillcrest started the new ... anyone up at midnight." Dawson also plans to broadcast the peal of Hillcrest's bells on the church ...

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Reverand appeals for synchronized Christmas church bell toll - CBC.ca

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 04:06 AM PST


CBC.ca

Reverand appeals for synchronized Christmas church bell toll
CBC.ca
Martin Dawson, the pastor at Hillcrest United Church, has been lobbying churches to ring their bells at 11 a.m. on Dec. 25. Hillcrest started the new ... anyone up at midnight." Dawson also plans to broadcast the peal of Hillcrest's bells on the church ...

The Bright Seraphim create a concert in candlelight - The Salinas Californian

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 03:37 AM PST


The Bright Seraphim create a concert in candlelight
The Salinas Californian
When Joan De Visser walked into my office, she was visibly perplexed. She had just returned from a meeting with the pastor at the church near the Pacific Ocean where the symphony orchestra, her employer and mine, was going to produce a Christmas ...

Christmas past in Brixton – Victorian balloons, Pantos, 70s cravats, The Clash ... - BrixtonBuzz

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 03:34 AM PST


BrixtonBuzz

Christmas past in Brixton – Victorian balloons, Pantos, 70s cravats, The Clash ...
BrixtonBuzz
This evocative scene from the Lambeth Archives shows the Spurgeon's Boys' Choir and Bellringers singing Christmas Carols at the Stockwell Orphanage in the 1930s. ... Am impressively large Christmas tree was erected outside Brixton Village, 2003.

The bells were ringing out ... - A Kilcullen Diary (blog)

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 03:17 AM PST


A Kilcullen Diary (blog)

The bells were ringing out ...
A Kilcullen Diary (blog)
The bells were ringing out ... The traditional Christmas Eve morning performance by the Bridge Camphill bell-ringers was once again to a packed house, writes Brian Byrne. All the regulars were there, and more, as well as one eight-week old absolute ...

A story of a diner, or the importance of a good waitress - STLtoday.com

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 03:00 AM PST


STLtoday.com

A story of a diner, or the importance of a good waitress
STLtoday.com
... and all the hotels are booked. Even the Holiday Inn. What's going on?” Angela gave them a knowing look. ... His heart began pounding so hard he heard what sounded like a bell ringing in his ears. He was unfamiliar with the town and was hesitant to ...

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Magical carol service at Gedney - Spalding Guardian

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 02:23 AM PST


Spalding Guardian

Magical carol service at Gedney
Spalding Guardian
A magical carol service took place at St Mary Magdalene Church in Gedney. Beth Bailey, of Gedney Church End Primary School, read the Birth of Jesus and the candlelit carollers Josh Ripley, Shaun Ely, Laura Ely, Megan Ripley and Nola Ely sang.

The Duke - December 24, 2014 - Blackpool Gazette

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 01:25 AM PST


Blackpool Gazette

The Duke - December 24, 2014
Blackpool Gazette
Throw into the mix Black Eyed Friday (and Monday and Tuesday) – when many people finally realise they don't actually like their fellow workers and their partners and choose to knock seven bells out of each other later that same night. Alcohol ...

Your definitive guide to 2015 New Year's shows in Brooklyn - Brooklyn Daily

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 12:40 AM PST


Your definitive guide to 2015 New Year's shows in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Daily
The bar-theater will screen the film and serve up Prince-themed cocktails followed by DJs playing tunes from the '70s to the '90s. 9:30 pm at Videology [308 Bedford ... Indian classical music collective Brooklyn Raga Massive is ringing in the new years ...

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The post of Christmases past - Yorkshire Post

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 11:14 PM PST


Yorkshire Post

The post of Christmases past
Yorkshire Post
“Homely entertainments will all reveal the electric touch and the intriguing wonder of magic, so dear at this season to the young mind, will be made a thousand times more thrilling by the service of electricity.” If one is not already put in mind ...

Pope Francis and Christmas - Rappler

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 11:10 PM PST


Pope Francis and Christmas
Rappler
In the 2013 senatorial contest, some ultra-conservative bishops openly campaigned against the candidates who supported the contentious bill, ignoring the separation of Church and State. ... Perhaps there shouldn't be any competition between Christmas ...

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University of Denver's carillon bells will toll for WWI ceasefire - The Denver Post

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 11:02 PM PST


The Denver Post

University of Denver's carillon bells will toll for WWI ceasefire
The Denver Post
Carol Jickling Lens, the university's carillonneur, will be inside the campus' iconic Williams Tower deftly striking wooden batons with her fists to make the carillon ring. She is one of 99 ... Wires connect the batons and pedals to a bell's clapper ...

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Leslie Hittner: How valuable are we to others? - Winona Daily News

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 10:50 PM PST


Leslie Hittner: How valuable are we to others?
Winona Daily News
“What we must decide is how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are.” — Edgar Z. Friedenberg. Although he never labeled himself as such, Edgar Friedenberg was a libertarian at heart. Professionally, he was a college educator and social critic.

Part One of our Review of the Year for 2014 - Craven Herald

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 08:33 PM PST

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