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Merseybells news feed as published


Odessa opens its doors for Christmas this Saturday - Middletown Transcript

Posted: 17 Dec 2013 02:19 PM PST


Odessa opens its doors for Christmas this Saturday
Middletown Transcript
... scheduled for the same day which are free and open to the public, including carols by the First State Chorale, traditional hymns played on the antique church organ at Old Saint Paul's Church as well as a performance by the First State Bell Ringers.

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A Storm-Lashed British Isle Famous For Church Bells, Populated By Few - OPB News

Posted: 17 Dec 2013 01:57 PM PST


A Storm-Lashed British Isle Famous For Church Bells, Populated By Few
OPB News
... organization that protects the island. Lundy has a pub, a small fire department and publishes its own stamps. Bells have been re-hung in the tower of an old gothic church, and since then some 2,000 bell ringers have made pilgrimage to the island.

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A Storm-Lashed British Isle Famous For Church Bells, Populated By Few - NPR

Posted: 17 Dec 2013 01:44 PM PST


A Storm-Lashed British Isle Famous For Church Bells, Populated By Few
NPR
... organization that protects the island. Lundy has a pub, a small fire department and publishes its own stamps. Bells have been re-hung in the tower of an old gothic church, and since then some 2,000 bell ringers have made pilgrimage to the island ...

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EDITORIAL: Charities need to follow tech wave - Victoria News

Posted: 17 Dec 2013 01:11 PM PST


EDITORIAL: Charities need to follow tech wave
Victoria News
This week's plea from the Salvation Army for more bell-ringing volunteers to stand with its red kettles sounded familiar to last year's call. The lack of people available for kettle duty is contributing to another tough year for the campaign. With less ...

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Music News: Dec. 17, 2013 - San Francisco Classical Voice

Posted: 17 Dec 2013 11:50 AM PST


Music News: Dec. 17, 2013
San Francisco Classical Voice
4 in the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church. Just back ... Sonos has a collective experience of over 150 years of handbell ringing, and has been featured at the 1993 World Ice Skating Championships and the United Nations 50th anniversary celebrations ...

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What's hiding at the Old High? - Inverness Courier

Posted: 17 Dec 2013 08:54 AM PST


Inverness Courier

What's hiding at the Old High?
Inverness Courier
Now some of the stories from its eventful history, which include its graveyard becoming an execution yard in the aftermath of Culloden, have been collected in new book Tales of The Old High by the church's unofficial historian Ross Martin, who ...

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Polar Express ride lights up - The Durango Herald

Posted: 17 Dec 2013 07:35 AM PST


Polar Express ride lights up
The Durango Herald
A show of dancing lights, synchronized to “Carol of the Bells,” has been added to the festive train ride. This is the first time ... The lights brighten the valley as riders loop around the North Pole in advance of Santa Claus handing out their first ...

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DiscoRobo Does Boxer Briefs - Techno Style! - PR Newswire (press release)

Posted: 17 Dec 2013 06:46 AM PST


DiscoRobo Does Boxer Briefs - Techno Style!
PR Newswire (press release)
Their beat detection technology makes for just the right moves in this choreographed bell-ringing rendition of a holiday classic. DiscoRobo is the ... that change as it dances. It can also dance to other sounds: beat box, drum beats, handclaps or even ...

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Church clock set to be repaired - Andover Advertiser

Posted: 17 Dec 2013 02:55 AM PST


Church clock set to be repaired
Andover Advertiser
This is the second phase of the clock restoration, the first being the restoration and re-gilding of the clock face in 2011, when major work was carried out on the nave roof and spire, also in part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. A further £3,500 ...

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SLIDESHOW: Christmas comes to life across Cambridgeshire - Cambridge News

Posted: 16 Dec 2013 10:23 PM PST


Cambridge News

SLIDESHOW: Christmas comes to life across Cambridgeshire
Cambridge News
More than a hundred people attended the all day event at St Peters Church, Upwood, which including a performance from bell ringers in the afternoon. There were a number of crafts stalls and charity stalls, as well as a Christmas tree competition which ...

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A Transgender Volunteer for the Salvation Army - New York Times

Posted: 16 Dec 2013 06:08 PM PST


New York Times

A Transgender Volunteer for the Salvation Army
New York Times
And then I started ringing. I'd always loved bells. At Wesleyan in the late '70s, I'd been one of the college carillonneurs. I loved the brain-piercing sound of being up in the bell tower, loved the sheer physicality of punching out the music with my ...

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A Transgender Volunteer for the Salvation Army - New York Times

Posted: 16 Dec 2013 06:08 PM PST


New York Times

A Transgender Volunteer for the Salvation Army
New York Times
Then, one day, I saw someone ringing a Salvation Army bell outside a Walmart. I thought, hey, I could do that. And so I signed up, hoping it might help dispel the ... And then I started ringing. I'd always loved bells. At Wesleyan in the late '70s, I'd ...

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Christmas in early Bristol included large crowds - TriCities.com

Posted: 16 Dec 2013 05:50 PM PST


Christmas in early Bristol included large crowds
TriCities.com
Postage on this type card was one cent. Some families had them hand delivered by servants. ... to have their own separate celebrations. Christmas Day always opened with the ringing of church bells and this would take place about daybreak. Yes, even ...

Loose Pucks: Fisticuffs Edition - The Spoked 'B'log (blog)

Posted: 16 Dec 2013 05:18 PM PST


The Spoked 'B'log (blog)

Loose Pucks: Fisticuffs Edition
The Spoked 'B'log (blog)
Looch sounds a bit inebria…wait, just kidding, “Milan Lucic is BEYOND good right now.” Have to ... Eriksson returned relatively quickly from his first bell-ringing courtesy of John Scott, but it certainly doesn't appear to be the case this time around ...

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Acton, Gr London

Posted: 16 Dec 2013 04:00 PM PST

Broken gudgeon on 6: no immediate prospect of repair

Bath, Widcombe, Som

Posted: 16 Dec 2013 04:00 PM PST

Practices now held 'by arrangement'

Froyle, Hants

Posted: 16 Dec 2013 04:00 PM PST

PN info added

Salvation Army major sets world record for handbell ringing - Fontana Herald-News

Posted: 16 Dec 2013 12:11 PM PST


Salvation Army major sets world record for handbell ringing
Fontana Herald-News
Despite very cold temperatures, Salvation Army Major Butch Soriano set a new world record for the longest continuous hand bell ringing by an individual -- 105 hours -- at a store in Colton last week. Beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m., Soriano ...

Park Events 12-15-13 - Yuma Sun

Posted: 15 Dec 2013 05:04 AM PST


Park Events 12-15-13
Yuma Sun
Activities at Foothills Village RV Resort, 12705 S. Frontage Road, include: today — church, 8:30 am, ice cream social, 6:30 pm; Tuesday — jam session, 1 pm, bingo, 7 pm; Thursday — bingo, 7 pm; Saturday — breakfast 8 am. Fortuna de Oro RV Resort ...

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