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Merseybells news feed as published


Weather cannot slow Winter Festival - The Landmark

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 03:26 PM PST


Weather cannot slow Winter Festival
The Landmark
The Holden Baptist Church Bell Ringers, Shooting Stars Performing Arts, Elizabeth Munger and the Mountview Kids in the Kommunity choir provided entertainment in our wonderful town Bandstand. Roy Frasier kept the tunes cranking from the Bandstand in ...

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Augusta making move across the river - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 02:43 PM PST


Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Augusta making move across the river
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Jim Melcher rings the bells Sunday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Augusta ahead of services. Staff photo by Andy ... Erik Karas, Prince of Peace's transitional pastor who will assume the role as priest-in-charge of St. Mark's on Jan. 1. “There's ...

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Presby bell to ring in Christmas - Marion County Record

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 02:39 PM PST


Presby bell to ring in Christmas
Marion County Record
As midnight nears Christmas Eve, someone attending the 11 p.m. service at Marion Presbyterian Church will move into position to pull the rope that will sound the steeple bell to ring in Christmas Day. Pastor Jeremiah Lange doesn't know ... “It's just ...

Winter Emergency Shelters Limit How Long People Stay - TWC News

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 02:23 PM PST


TWC News

Winter Emergency Shelters Limit How Long People Stay
TWC News
Locations include Grace Community Church, FaithStep, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, West Market Street UMC and the YWCA. Each site can house an addition 10 to 15 people, but Aiken said even with additional space, if people are not working to find long-term ...

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Why Do Charities Ask for Coins Instead of Change? - Huffington Post Canada

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 02:06 PM PST


Why Do Charities Ask for Coins Instead of Change?
Huffington Post Canada
That's likely why your mailbox is filled with begging letters from needy charities, the malls are filled with bell-ringing Santas asking for your coins -- and you might even get asked to donate again at the check-out counter. As someone who works for a ...

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A Platter passes; Last chance for lights; Christmas favorites - Branson Tri-Lakes news

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 01:31 PM PST


Branson Tri-Lakes news

A Platter passes; Last chance for lights; Christmas favorites
Branson Tri-Lakes news
Anyway, while the TV specials and movies mentioned above may not all be traditional fare, the final entry is without a doubt the greatest Christmas classic ever filmed. Frank Capra's 1946 classic “It's a Wonderful Life” follows the ups and downs of ...

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St. Stephen's sets Christmas schedule - The Ridgefield Press

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 01:25 PM PST


St. Stephen's sets Christmas schedule
The Ridgefield Press
Whitney Altopp, rector of St. Stephen's. “You will leave in the peaceful first minutes of Christmas Day.” On Christmas Day there will be a 10 a.m. service for all ages, with Communion, singing and bell ringing to celebrate the birth of Christ. “Kids ...

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Bell-ringing to celebrate 200 years of peace - Welland Tribune

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 01:09 PM PST


Welland Tribune

Bell-ringing to celebrate 200 years of peace
Welland Tribune
Canon Robert Hurkmans, of The Anglican Parish of St. James and St. Brendan in Port Colborne, is pictured with the church bell that will join others Christmas Eve in marking the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, to end the War of ...

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Belk Bowl Week Begins in Charlotte - TWC News

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 11:41 AM PST


TWC News

Belk Bowl Week Begins in Charlotte
TWC News
13 Georgia will visit the Levine Children's Hospital and Second Harvest Food Bank throughout the week and practice on Thursday. The game at Bank of America Stadium on Dec. 30 will feature several firsts, including the first time two ranked teams have ...

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Ringing in the holiday - Tahlequah Daily Press

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 10:22 AM PST


Ringing in the holiday
Tahlequah Daily Press
The magical sound of musical bells will ring out Sunday morning when the Celebration Ringers perform with the children's Christmas program at the First United Methodist Church in Tahlequah. Among the numbers on schedule are “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore ...

Mercersburg Academy announces January, February carillon recital dates - FlipSidePA

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 10:09 AM PST


FlipSidePA

Mercersburg Academy announces January, February carillon recital dates
FlipSidePA
MERCERSBURG >> Carillon recitals featuring three performers will ring from Mercersburg's Swoope Carillon in the Irvine Memorial Chapel's Barker Tower on the campus of Mercersburg Academy along East Seminary Street. Recitals beginning at 3 p.m. are free ...

Marilynne Robinson in Montgomery - Religion & Politics

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 09:57 AM PST


Religion & Politics

Marilynne Robinson in Montgomery
Religion & Politics
It's not surprising that in a 2012 essay Robinson defines community in fairly disembodied terms, as an imaginative act that is almost indistinguishable from the practice of reading or writing fiction: “I would say, for the moment, that community, at ...

Christmas Day in school: lunch with colleagues followed by a game of cricket - The Guardian

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 09:22 AM PST


The Guardian

Christmas Day in school: lunch with colleagues followed by a game of cricket
The Guardian
On Christmas day we start early with the opening of stockings before the only bells we will hear all holiday peel out from the chapel just before 8am. Most staff that ... After church we retreat home to open presents with coffee and mince pies ...

This Week in Lincolnville: Christmas stories, caroling to John Travolta ... - PenBayPilot.com

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 08:54 AM PST


PenBayPilot.com

This Week in Lincolnville: Christmas stories, caroling to John Travolta ...
PenBayPilot.com
... Library Christmas program: It was the winter when I would soon be approaching the two-digit number of life, a magic time for most kids, with talk of new sleds made in South Paris, Maine, and Roy Rogers holsters with plastic pearl-handled six ...

Rants & Raves - Cape Breton Post

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 06:47 AM PST


Rants & Raves
Cape Breton Post
Rave: For Christmas bells. Anyone in or around downtown Sydney these days may have heard the festive sound of Christmas carols ringing out from the Highland Arts Theatre, formerly St. Andrew's United Church. The holiday tunes are reportedly being ...

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Ottawa's Bells at Christmas - Ottawa Citizen

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 04:53 AM PST


Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa's Bells at Christmas
Ottawa Citizen
The existing structure at the corner of Wellington Street W. and Fairmount Avenue is also commemorating a significant anniversary this year: it was built a century ago, its 1915 completion coming at a higher-than-expected cost of about $210,000, the ...

Christmas visitors to Wargrave care home - Henley Standard

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 04:32 AM PST


Christmas visitors to Wargrave care home
Henley Standard
Families joined residents at The Mount in School Hill for the event, which featured stalls selling Christmas gifts, bell ringers and a choir. Allison Spary, activities ... Lots of people from the village attended and we raised more than £100. The money ...

Bells silenced by vandals at Greenock church - Greenock Telegraph

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 03:45 AM PST


Bells silenced by vandals at Greenock church
Greenock Telegraph
Minister Reverend Morris Coull said: “It is a tradition in the church that every week the children get to pull the rope and ring the bell. They all get turns each. “We tried to find someone to repair the damage but we don't even know if it can be ...

Jesinta Campbell shows off engagement ring ahead of Boxing Day sale ... - The Daily Telegraph

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 03:02 AM PST


The Daily Telegraph

Jesinta Campbell shows off engagement ring ahead of Boxing Day sale ...
The Daily Telegraph
“It'll be my first one — actually attending — so I can't wait for the madness, to see everyone there on the day and be ringing the bell.” From a fashion perspective, Campbell said it was a great time for shoppers to invest in quality pieces. “Get ...

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WATCH: Santa distributes Christmas trees to Jerusalem residents - Jerusalem Post

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 02:11 AM PST


WATCH: Santa distributes Christmas trees to Jerusalem residents
Jerusalem Post
A cheerful bell-ringing Santa walked back and forth on the Old City's walls, calling on Christian residents to come pick out a tree free of charge. "We wish the world and especially in Jerusalem, peace and health and safety. The reason for Christmas is ...

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Chollerton: Volunteers rally to restore rural church - Hexhamcourant

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 02:08 AM PST


Chollerton: Volunteers rally to restore rural church
Hexhamcourant
The pinnacles and parapet, bell cradle and boiler house roof have now been completed and paid for with grants, fund-raising and support from parishioners. An appeal is now under way to raise funds for the most expensive part of the project, namely the ...

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Compliance training – keeping up-to-date with regulatory demands - Training Journal

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 01:50 AM PST


Compliance training – keeping up-to-date with regulatory demands
Training Journal
This has set alarm bells ringing in key industries such as the financial sector and as a result, training officers face increasing pressure to keep all their staff up to speed with regulatory demands. Managing compliance training is no longer a tick ...

Bells to ring out the old year "for the first time this century" - Hereford Times

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 12:47 AM PST


Hereford Times

Bells to ring out the old year "for the first time this century"
Hereford Times
LEDBURY people, on New Year's Eve, will hear a joyful sound they will not have heard since the end of the last Millennium. When the bells ring out in the spired, medieval tower of St Michael and All Angels Church, on December 31, it will not mean that ...

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Bellingham notes - Hexhamcourant

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 12:06 AM PST


Bellingham notes
Hexhamcourant
WHAT a joy the Christmas Tree festival at St Cuthbert's Church was! The ingenuity, skill and sheer hard work which went ... However, there was no winning entry, as it was more of a community festival than a competition. Organiser Mandy Corbett, of ...

Vows - A December To Remember - Jamaica Observer

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 11:19 PM PST


Jamaica Observer

Vows - A December To Remember
Jamaica Observer
TWO Saturdays ago, inside the vaulted, wood truss-ceilinged nave of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the St Ann's Bay-based Roman Catholic church -- complete with bell tower, Romanesque arches, and bearded with ivy -- Christopher Mark Goulbourne, ... The ...

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North Penn region calendar: Week of Dec. 21 - Montgomery Newspapers

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 10:16 PM PST


North Penn region calendar: Week of Dec. 21
Montgomery Newspapers
What's happening at the Lansdale Public Library: 301 Vine St., Lansdale. Information: 215-855-3228; inforequests@lansdalelibrary.org; or visit www.lansdalelibrary.org. The library is open: Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Cuban Tourism in the Age of Détente - The New Yorker

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 09:05 PM PST


The New Yorker

Cuban Tourism in the Age of Détente
The New Yorker
He'd heard on the news that some Cubans were pleased with the change and others were upset, but, he said, when he called a Cuban friend in her seventies, all she described seeing was ringing church bells and celebratory cheering and hugging. “This is ...

P&O Ferries Choir wow crowds at Dover Castle with performance - Kent Online

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 09:01 PM PST


P&O Ferries Choir wow crowds at Dover Castle with performance
Kent Online
One year ago we were all glued to our TVs watching staff from P&O Ferries winning the workplace choir of the year competition. So on Thursday it was good to see the choir reach new heights as members performed a Christmas concert in the “highest ...

Bell ringer recognised for his outstanding work in the community - Western Telegraph

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 08:12 PM PST


Western Telegraph

Bell ringer recognised for his outstanding work in the community
Western Telegraph
John has been a long standing trustee, deacon and secretary of Ebenezer Congregations Chapel in St Davids, an active member of the hand bell ringers and a regular contributor to the Historical Society and Community Forum. He is also involved in St ...

Appeal celebrates 300 years of Norwich ringing - Network Norwich

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 07:46 PM PST


Appeal celebrates 300 years of Norwich ringing
Network Norwich
MancroftBellsCF An exciting project at St Peter Mancroft Church will reveal the rich heritage of bell-ringing in Norwich, helped by a new book giving a historical account telling the stories of local bellringers.

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Historic bells set to ring out for St Goran - cornishguardian.co.uk

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 04:41 PM PST


cornishguardian.co.uk

Historic bells set to ring out for St Goran
cornishguardian.co.uk
The bells from the now disused 18th-century St Mary's, where Charles Dickens was once a worshipper, were cast in 1897 to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria and one is named after her. St Mary's hasn't been in use for nearly 40 years and ...

Bere Regis, Dorset

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 04:00 PM PST

Restoration work completed

The Apprentice 2014 final – Mark wins: - The Guardian (blog)

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 02:02 PM PST


The Apprentice 2014 final – Mark wins:
The Guardian (blog)
Here, dangle off this revoltingly high tower, get soaked trying to master water-powered jet packs. Alan's definition of treat is woolly at best. ... But I'm fairly sure that Mark ringing them up in the middle of the night and saying they have to fly to ...

The Toll Controversy: How Much Drivers Pay to Drive Congestion-Free - TWC News

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 12:33 PM PST


TWC News

The Toll Controversy: How Much Drivers Pay to Drive Congestion-Free
TWC News
In part I of "The Toll Controversy," Time Warner News reporter Caroline Vandergriff travels to Texas to investigate how much drivers pay to drive congestion-free. CHARLOTTE -- The North Carolina Department of Transportation is just weeks away from ...

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The Opening to Cuba: New Atlantic Partnerships? - German Marshall Fund (blog)

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 11:41 AM PST


The Opening to Cuba: New Atlantic Partnerships?
German Marshall Fund (blog)
Yet the peal of church bells across Cuba on December 17 may come to be remembered as another, more final symbol of the end of the Cold War. As Cuban President Raul Castro and U.S. President Barack Obama announced moves to normalize relations ...

SUBLETTE 60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY - Roanoke Times

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 08:49 AM PST


SUBLETTE 60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Roanoke Times
... at their home with their family. They were married December 18, 1941 in Christiansburg, Virginia by Pastor Bell. They owned Baker's Supermarket in Cambria and retired from there in 1987. Their family includes one daughter, Lois Bailey and husband ...

Where to Find Santa Claus - KRCC

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 05:13 AM PST


KRCC

Where to Find Santa Claus
KRCC
Ringing bells and coddling toddlers. But if you want the real Santa experience, you ... The park, which opens in late spring and closes on Christmas Day each year, is situated at 7,500 feet on the side of Pikes Peak. It has more than two dozen rides ...
T'is the season to be singing Christmas songs and carols Cape Breton Post

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Canadian expat tells of Cuba's euphoria after US 'game changer' - The Globe and Mail

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 05:03 PM PST


Canadian expat tells of Cuba's euphoria after US 'game changer'
The Globe and Mail
Outside his home in Old Havana, church bells rang out and people cheered as Cuban President Raul Castro made his own simultaneous live broadcast confirming that three of the famed Cuban Five prisoners were released and that the two countries will renew ...

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