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Toronto Star's View: The spirit of Christmas includes everyone - OurWindsor.ca

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 02:21 PM PST


Toronto Star's View: The spirit of Christmas includes everyone
OurWindsor.ca
The peal of church bells ringing. The scrape of skates on ice. The sounds of choirs singing. Wet mittens on a radiator. The sound of gift wrap ripping. A child's squeal of delight. A round of egg nog sipping. There is no question that Christmas was ...

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Christmas: a concluding journey for some, a beginning for others - MorungExpress

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 02:03 PM PST


Christmas: a concluding journey for some, a beginning for others
MorungExpress
Bells ringing in the church, the lights in the streets and homes and stars held high up are a delight which assures me that people still wait for this day. But in today's world, people seem to over-indulge in merry-making more than in re-living and ...

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Praise for fabulous display - Northumberland Gazette

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 01:03 PM PST


CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Praise for fabulous display
Northumberland Gazette
I would like to express our great appreciation to The Reverend Canon Brian Hurst, the Bamburgh Bell Ringers, and St Mary's Belford Middle School Orchestra for a marvellous Carol Service. Also, our thanks to the local children who carry the ... Every ...

Colorado Went to Pot in 2014 -- but There's More! - Westword

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 12:01 PM PST


Colorado Went to Pot in 2014 -- but There's More!
Westword
After hard-fought legal battles, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take action on same-sex-marriage appeals — and suddenly wedding bells were ringing all over Colorado. ... The pictures were quickly replaced, but in the meantime, the GOP had ...

The spirit of Christmas includes everyone: Editorial - Toronto Star

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 11:49 AM PST


Toronto Star

The spirit of Christmas includes everyone: Editorial
Toronto Star
The peal of church bells ringing. The scrape of skates on ice. The sounds of choirs singing. Wet mittens on a radiator. The sound of gift wrap ripping. A child's squeal of delight. A round of egg nog sipping. There is no question that Christmas was ...

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Holly Jolly Melancholy - Columbia Daily Tribune (blog)

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 11:36 AM PST


Columbia Daily Tribune (blog)

Holly Jolly Melancholy
Columbia Daily Tribune (blog)
The song begins with pealing church bells, lifting our spirits, spreading the message of peace on earth. This particular Christmas Day in 1864, however, coincided with the American Civil War. As the song goes on, the bucolic sound of ringing church ...

Ring in the New Year in the capital with our guide to what's on - Irish Independent

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 11:03 AM PST


Irish Independent

Ring in the New Year in the capital with our guide to what's on
Irish Independent
You had better wrap up warm for the main event though, when punters will be ushered into the grounds of the Cathedral for the big countdown. Ringing Master Leslie Taylor might stay inside, though. Because, you know, someone has to work those bells…

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Church Pastor Stabbed, Suspect At Large, Deputies Say - TWC News

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 10:32 AM PST


Church Pastor Stabbed, Suspect At Large, Deputies Say
TWC News
CASTLE HAYNE -- Investigators in New Hanover County say a pastor was stabbed at a church in Castle Hayne Tuesday morning. The incident was reported around 9:30 a.m. on the 2700 block of Hermitage Road at the Advent Christian Church, according to ...

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Paying it Forward for Christmas - TheRecordLive.com

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 10:30 AM PST


Paying it Forward for Christmas
TheRecordLive.com
Today while walking past two young women bell ringers in front of a department store I noticed one was cheerfully wishing shoppers “Merry Christmas” while the other played “Jingle Bells” on her trumpet. The music was comforting and it made me and the ...

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Terri's Travels: Christmas in Paris - The Cross Timbers Gazette

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 08:46 AM PST


Terri's Travels: Christmas in Paris
The Cross Timbers Gazette
Do you want to go to Paris for your birthday? Well, my husband Ron did not have to ask me that twice! How exciting to get to go to Paris to celebrate and to see this most romantic and beautiful city at Christmas time. Paris has a special magic at ...

PM Harper appoints pro-family law professor as Ontario judge - Lifesite

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 08:33 AM PST


Lifesite

PM Harper appoints pro-family law professor as Ontario judge
Lifesite
The newspaper notes that Miller argued against same-sex “marriage” before the Supreme Court of Canada and an Ontario court (for a coalition of churches), and how an earlier Harper appointment to the bench, David Brown, also argued against same-sex ...

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Christmas in wartime - Baltimore Sun

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 07:52 AM PST


Christmas in wartime
Baltimore Sun
The first Sunpapers writer to get into the action after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, he reported on the fighting in Italy and covered D-Day from the air. He was reportedly the first American correspondent to reach liberated Paris and was also ...

Across the world, and in Denver, 'Silent Night' to honor WWI Christmas Truce - Colorado Public Radio

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 07:01 AM PST


Simcoe.com

Across the world, and in Denver, 'Silent Night' to honor WWI Christmas Truce
Colorado Public Radio
DU Lamont School of Music adjunct instructor Carol Jickling Lens sits at the carillon housed inside the university's Williams Tower. ... Located underneath the tower's gold spire, the instrument has 65 cast-bronze bells, the largest of which weighs six ...
Parliament Hill bells to mark 1914 Xmas truce Simcoe.com

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Christmas at Savernake Prospect Hospice is all about time with the family - The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 05:45 AM PST


Christmas at Savernake Prospect Hospice is all about time with the family
The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald
Throughout the festive season there have been activities including carol singing and bell ringing to make the patients feel at ease. Ms Davis said: “It's ... You can organise an event at a school, shop, office, pub or club or in your home. You might ...

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St Georges rings the changes in teaching campanology! - Manx Radio

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 05:38 AM PST


St Georges rings the changes in teaching campanology!
Manx Radio
A Douglas church is the first on the Island to install state of the art technology for its bell ringers. Soon to be featured on the BBC's technology programme Click, the new software revolutionises the way bell ringing is taught to beginners. The ...

Where Christmas really came from - 12NewsNow.Com

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 05:29 AM PST


Where Christmas really came from
12NewsNow.Com
The loudspeakers in malls throb with lousy holiday Muzak: "Sleigh bells ring. Are you listenin?" In fact, Christmas is as much a secular ... The rhythms of the so-called Church Year are heavily dependent on Christmas, with the 25th of December as a ...

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Where Christmas really came from - CNN

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 05:00 AM PST


Where Christmas really came from
CNN
The loudspeakers in malls throb with lousy holiday Muzak: "Sleigh bells ring. Are you listenin?" In fact, Christmas is as much a secular ... known as Advent, with its special hymns and prayers. The rhythms of the so-called Church Year are heavily ...

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Another Strong December has Panthers on Playoff Doorstep - TWC News

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 04:39 AM PST


TWC News

Another Strong December has Panthers on Playoff Doorstep
TWC News
... a better record (15-2), according to STATS. Rivera attributes Carolina's strong finish to the team's decision to incorporate younger players into the starting lineup in the second half of the season and his players putting in extra work on the ...

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Column: 'T is that season - Amity Observer

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 04:25 AM PST


Column: 'T is that season
Amity Observer
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 mom ... There's more — another, deeper, river of tradition and ...

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A perfect Cambridge Christmas: Community figures share their most special ... - Cambridge News

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 03:42 AM PST


Cambridge News

A perfect Cambridge Christmas: Community figures share their most special ...
Cambridge News
Miles from anywhere but the chorister opening of Once in Royal David's City always connects you back to Cambridge." Noel Kavanagh, Cambridgeshire .... "I've been to Bethlehem with Reception pupils where we sang very loudly, 'Ring out the bells let's ...

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Camille O'Sullivan: 'I'd love to make a special present for my daughter...' - Herald.ie

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 03:35 AM PST


Herald.ie

Camille O'Sullivan: 'I'd love to make a special present for my daughter...'
Herald.ie
I travel so much, and I am usually in other places, but one of the nicest New Year's I ever had was with my friends and family at the bell-ringing outside Christ Church. I'm a big fan of church bells, especially at this time of year, and I'm a homing ...

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Review: For whom the bell tolls... - Everybody Plays

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 02:43 AM PST


Everybody Plays

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Review: For whom the bell tolls...
Everybody Plays
Rumour has it that an old clock tower used to sit in the school yard, and that whoever heard the chime would die a grisly death - although, with no bell tower in sight, it's appears to be nothing more than a story. Until, that is, a mysterious ...

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Final Christmas frenzy to pump $1.2 billion into Australian shopping tills - Herald Sun

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 02:30 AM PST


Herald Sun

Final Christmas frenzy to pump $1.2 billion into Australian shopping tills
Herald Sun
RINGING IN THE TILLS FOR FESTIVE SHOPATHON · OUR CHRISTMAS ... “Our analysis shows customers will be shopping at a rate of close to 250 transactions per second, which would be the highest peak rate we've ever recorded,” said Angus Gilfillan, executive ...

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Exmouth centurian Geoff is 'chuffed' with parties - Exmouth Journal

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 01:05 AM PST


Exmouth Journal

Exmouth centurian Geoff is 'chuffed' with parties
Exmouth Journal
The former tower-bell ringer was discharged in 1946 and was on hand at Canterbury Cathedral to ring the bells for VE Day. Geoff was married to Eileen Wench in 1938 and he has two children, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He started ...

Yuletide joy and zeal at high tide - The Hindu

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 11:32 PM PST


The Hindu

Yuletide joy and zeal at high tide
The Hindu
Christmas decor including artificial pine trees, Santa caps, reindeers, stars, bells, mistletoes and garlands are all on display on Mission Street near the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. “This year, we have ceramic cribs and Jesus idols imported from ...

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

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 10:06 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.

Cuba's Democracy Movement Has Little Hope for Human Rights Progress Under ... - Aleteia

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 09:01 PM PST


Aleteia

Cuba's Democracy Movement Has Little Hope for Human Rights Progress Under ...
Aleteia
Yale University history professor Carlos Eire grew up in Cuba and was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of the communist state in the early 1960s. But many of his relatives stayed behind. He's been thinking of one of them in particular this past ...

Ilford, Gr London

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 04:00 PM PST

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Pete Cocoros' trumpet takes him from Brooklyn to Barton, the long way - Barton Chronicle

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 03:54 PM PST


Pete Cocoros' trumpet takes him from Brooklyn to Barton, the long way
Barton Chronicle
BARTON — As he hears a visitor pull into the dooryard of his camp, only a stone's throw from Crystal Lake, Pete Cocoros pokes the bell of his trumpet out his door and blows a fanfare. It proves to be an apt ... He and organist Jeannine Bernard ...

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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In Depth: Alanna Linden, NCF Raleigh - TWC News

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 12:15 PM PST


TWC News

In Depth: Alanna Linden, NCF Raleigh
TWC News
... Christian Foundation, and since it began operating in 2005, the organization has surpassed $65 million in grants. NCF is a nationwide grant-making network that funds ministries, nonprofits and churches. NCF Raleigh President Alanna Linden shares more.

Rants - Cape Breton Post

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 06:45 AM PST


Rants
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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Bells to ring out the old year "for the first time this century" - Ledbury Reporter

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 12:56 AM PST


Ledbury Reporter

Bells to ring out the old year "for the first time this century"
Ledbury Reporter
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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Chollerton: Volunteers rally to restore rural church - Hexhamcourant

Posted: 22 Dec 2014 12:19 AM PST


Chollerton: Volunteers rally to restore rural church
Hexhamcourant
The project includes restoration of the tower pinnacles and parapet, bell cradle, roofs and hearse house at an estimated cost of £143,846. The pinnacles and parapet, bell cradle and ... An appeal is now under way to raise funds for the most expensive ...

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Views sought on homes cash - Evesham Observer

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 03:15 AM 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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Bells To Ring Out The Old Year "for the first time this century". - Hereford Times

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 03:06 AM PST


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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Bell Tower team close to funding dream - Evesham Observer

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 02:52 AM 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 ...

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