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A Poulsbo Christmas story: 'There will always be hope and progress' - North Kitsap Herald

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 03:11 PM PST


A Poulsbo Christmas story: 'There will always be hope and progress'
North Kitsap Herald
“We have lost so many wonderful people from the village this year. I hope their families and friends know that the next generation is solid and kind. Poulsbo will be strong despite its losses in 2013. Look at how these people care for each other ...

My X'mas story - Free Malaysia Today

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 03:09 PM PST


My X'mas story
Free Malaysia Today
I discovered that the home did not have a large array of musical instruments such as tambourines, bells, bongo drums, recorders and others that could used to accompany the sing alongs and music. Crossing religious lines with joy and song. I wasted no ...

Thanks to those who gave first winter festival a warm welcome - The Landmark

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 02:39 PM PST


Thanks to those who gave first winter festival a warm welcome
The Landmark
Cub Scout Pack 46 provided food and beverages outside the senior center while the Holden Baptist Church Bell Ringers and the Mountview Wind Ensemble provided entertainment in our wonderful town bandstand. Roy Frasier kept the tunes cranking from the ...

Editorial: Celebrate the spirit of Christ - Topeka Capital Journal

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 02:10 PM PST


Editorial: Celebrate the spirit of Christ
Topeka Capital Journal
Christian pilgrim worshippers from Nigeria pray in the Grotto of the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, on Christmas Eve in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. By The Capital-Journal. Christians ...

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20 Southern Christmas Sayings - Gulf Coast News Today

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 12:55 PM PST


20 Southern Christmas Sayings
Gulf Coast News Today
“Every time I hear 'Silver Bells,' it makes me miss Gayfers' old Bell Ringer Sales!” 2. “Did you hear? Anna Jean fell out of ...Run out back and help your Daddy load Old Jake on the trailer for the live nativity up at the church.” 7. “Aunt Dora Rae's ...

Gifts beyond today's presents - Press & Sun-Bulletin

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 12:50 PM PST


Gifts beyond today's presents
Press & Sun-Bulletin
In many churches, Christ's birth was celebrated Tuesday night at an assortment of Christmas Eve services, including traditional midnight Masses at some Catholic churches. These services included carols, Scripture, communion and candle-lighting to ...

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Christian teaching remains of great value in the world today –... - Asian Tribune

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 11:31 AM PST


Christian teaching remains of great value in the world today –...
Asian Tribune
... and peace among all people that has touched the hearts and minds of millions through history, and remains of great value in the world today. The ringing of church bells at this festival sends out the joyous message of love and peace on earth to all ...

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Travel | Christmas Abroad – Why we should all be booking our tickets away for ... - Leedsstudent

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 10:51 AM PST


Travel | Christmas Abroad – Why we should all be booking our tickets away for ...
Leedsstudent
I think routine and a sense of 'home' have a big role to play here – nobody is as open to change as they are to tradition, particularly when it comes to Christmas Day. It's easier to sit back and let the usual routine fall into place when you're at ...

Ringing the bells in Bethlehem, to keep those old Christmas traditions alive - Haaretz

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 10:11 AM PST


Haaretz

Ringing the bells in Bethlehem, to keep those old Christmas traditions alive
Haaretz
Khadir Jaraiseh, 22, pulls the ropes of four bells in a short tower of the Church of the Nativity, for prayer services of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Bethlehem, December 22, 2013. Photo by AP. AP. An Armenian clergyman takes part in the Sunday ...
Despite conflicts, the bells ring on in Bethlehem Boston Globe
The last of the keepers TriValley Central
Palestinian college student keeper of a fading tradition — ringing the bells ... Waterloo Record

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The Great Handbell War - OPB News

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 09:14 AM PST


The Great Handbell War
OPB News
Malmark and Schulmerich are right down the street from each other in Sellersville, Penn. Some experts say they can tell the difference between the ... Some bell ringers developed fierce affiliations to one company or the other. Peace came slowly, with ...

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Around Town Dec. 25 - 28 - Lexington Clipper Herald

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 07:23 AM PST


Around Town Dec. 25 - 28
Lexington Clipper Herald
29 with an Open House at the Cozad United Methodist Church from 2 to 4 p.m. Hosts for the event will be their children, Bill & Sharon Andres, Joe & Julie Linn and Ken & Kimberly Terry & families. May your presence ... Citizenship Classes at St. Ann's ...

Editorial - Freeman Courier : Opinion - Freemansd

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 06:29 AM PST


Editorial - Freeman Courier : Opinion
Freemansd
People of every creed and every nationality within our borders delight to participate in the celebration of the Christmas feast, and many a scion of old-world stock finds himself back home again as the church bells peal and the candles glimmer on the ...

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Christians are free says MR - Colombo Gazette

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 06:10 AM PST


Colombo Gazette

Christians are free says MR
Colombo Gazette
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the Christians of Sri Lanka have the freedom to celebrate with joy the birth of the founder of their faith in keeping with the traditions of the past. In his Christmas message, the President said that the festival of ...

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The Visayas in 2013: Growth and daunting crises - Manila Bulletin

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 06:01 AM PST


Manila Bulletin

The Visayas in 2013: Growth and daunting crises
Manila Bulletin
The earthquake also caused landslides on the famed natural wonders, the Chocolate Hills in Carmen and the leaning bell tower which serves as the Hills' viewing deck. In Cebu City, the quake destroyed the belfry of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño ...

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The last Christmas before the First World War - Toronto Star

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 06:00 AM PST


Toronto Star

The last Christmas before the First World War
Toronto Star
“The sound of the sleigh bells was lovely, especially when it burst through the strange silence that falling snow brings.” On winter outings ... For Massey, the Christmas holidays of 1913 produced a miraculous week (heralding his career) during which ...

At birthplace of Jesus, only two people carry on tradition of ringing bells - The Japan Times

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 05:53 AM PST


Vancouver Sun

At birthplace of Jesus, only two people carry on tradition of ringing bells
The Japan Times
He pulls the ropes of four bells in a rooftop tower for a total of 33 times to symbolize the number of years Jesus was believed to have lived. Jaraiseh rings the bells for prayer services of the Armenian Apostolic Church, one of three denominations ...
The last of the keepers TriValley Central
Palestinian college student keeper of a fading tradition — ringing the bells ... Waterloo Record

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Palestinian student rings bells for prayer services of Armenian Church - PanARMENIAN.Net

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 04:34 AM PST


Palestinian student rings bells for prayer services of Armenian Church
PanARMENIAN.Net
The day before, Jaraiseh will ring the bells for longer, while the Christmas Eve procession of the Armenian Patriarch makes its way into church. Though he is the bell-ringer for the Armenians, Jaraiseh is Roman Catholic and celebrates Christmas this week.

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BEAM: Merii kurisumasu - Evening News and Tribune

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 04:13 AM PST


BEAM: Merii kurisumasu
Evening News and Tribune
Of course, you can go to church three times a week and pray twenty times a day and still lose your way. We've all ... We adopt off the Angel Tree and slide dollars in the bell ringers' kettles, yet ten times as much is spent on gifts that wait under ...

A Child's Christmas in Beamsville - Hamilton Spectator

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 03:26 AM PST


A Child's Christmas in Beamsville
Hamilton Spectator
Then we would recess out of the church to the peal of the steeple bell, rung double time by Mr. Earle, the warden, who was sufficiently rotund not to leave the floor with each upward yank of the rope. We choirboys sloshed into a Christmas morning ...

What to Watch on Tuesday: Spend Christmas Eve with classic holiday films - News & Observer

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 03:23 AM PST


News & Observer

What to Watch on Tuesday: Spend Christmas Eve with classic holiday films
News & Observer
Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers (8pm, UNC-TV) - A 2013 performance of the Raleigh Ringers handbell ensemble. It's a Wonderful Life (8pm, NBC) - Third time's a charm. If nothing else, it's great background noise for your Christmas Eve stirring ...

Student keeps fading tradition alive - Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 02:43 AM PST


Student keeps fading tradition alive
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
He pulls the ropes of four bells in a rooftop tower for a total of 33 times to symbolize the number of years Jesus was believed to have lived. Jaraiseh rings the bells for prayer services ... The Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox denominations at the ...

A new bell consecrated at the Discalced Carmelites Church in Cospicua - Malta Independent Online

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 01:32 AM PST


Malta Independent Online

A new bell consecrated at the Discalced Carmelites Church in Cospicua
Malta Independent Online
The bells were dismantled in 2007 and owned by John Taylor Bellfoundry of Loughborough UK until a permanent home was found for them. Bells from Gillett & Johnston are very rare in the Maltese campanological scenario. Only nine such bells are found ...

Paul Neugass/Creative Commons - American Spectator

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 01:29 AM PST


American Spectator

Paul Neugass/Creative Commons
American Spectator
The sketch ends uproariously with a parade of bell-ringing lepers wandering through the cathedral to Spellman and Sheen's horror. This stuff seems tame today, but fifty years ago big city police departments were run by ethnic Catholics, who, after a ...

Tuesday thoughts: Trevor Colman MEP - Bristol Post

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 01:18 AM PST


Tuesday thoughts: Trevor Colman MEP
Bristol Post
My brother and I were choir boys in the local church and it had been decided that before midnight Mass – then a recent innovation – we would travel around the village singing carols. We were all transported in a Land Rover driven by the vicar. Also on ...

Quotations in the News - Charlotte Observer

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 01:01 AM PST


Quotations in the News
Charlotte Observer
Palestinian college student Khadir Jaraiseh, one of Bethlehem's last bell ringers, about performing his duties at the Armenian Apostolic Church this Christmas. Subscribe to The Charlotte Observer. Hide Comments Show Comments. This affects comments on ...

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Carillon concert quickly became Christmas Eve tradition at Belmont - The Tennessean

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 12:13 AM PST


Carillon concert quickly became Christmas Eve tradition at Belmont
The Tennessean
Since 1995, Shadinger has climbed the stairs to the fourth floor in the bell tower to put on the university's annual Christmas Eve carillon performance. A carillon is a ... “It's kind of nice to have such a rare instrument here at Belmont,” said ...

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Quotations in the News - Seattle Post Intelligencer

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 12:06 AM PST


Quotations in the News
Seattle Post Intelligencer
"I feel like I'm making music and talking to God. There is nothing better than working in the place of Jesus' birth." — Palestinian college student Khadir Jaraiseh, one of Bethlehem's last bell ringers, about performing his duties at the Armenian ...

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New bell cast in Whitechapel for Neston church - This Is Wiltshire

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 12:05 AM PST


This Is Wiltshire

New bell cast in Whitechapel for Neston church
This Is Wiltshire
Worshippers at a church in Neston will have an extra reason to celebrate when the bells ring out on Christmas morning, following the installation of a brand new bell. The same bell has heralded the congregation to the church of St Philip and St James ...

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Bethlehem bells fading away - messenger-inquirer

Posted: 23 Dec 2013 10:36 PM PST


Bethlehem bells fading away
messenger-inquirer
BETHLEHEM, West Bank — A Palestinian college student is one of the last keepers of a fading tradition — ringing the bells of Bethlehem. Twice a week, Khadir Jaraiseh climbs to the roof of the Church of the Nativity, built over the grotto where ...

Boston-area to do list - Boston Globe

Posted: 23 Dec 2013 09:38 PM PST


Boston Globe

Boston-area to do list
Boston Globe
Bells on a hill When Margaret Homer Shurcliff went to England with her father in 1901 to look for parts for the Old North Church bell, she returned to Boston with bells of her own. Shurcliff formed the Beacon Hill Bell Ringers, and in 1924 the group ...

Merry Christmas: Google wishes you all with doodle - India Today

Posted: 23 Dec 2013 09:31 PM PST


India Today

Merry Christmas: Google wishes you all with doodle
India Today
He pulls the ropes of four bells in a rooftop tower for a total of 33 times to symbolize the number of years Jesus was believed to have lived. Jaraiseh rings the bells for prayer services of the ... the basilica, one of Christianity's holiest shrines ...

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Transfigured by Elements Theatre ... - Broadway World

Posted: 23 Dec 2013 05:44 PM PST


BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Transfigured by Elements Theatre ...
Broadway World
Chestnuts roasting on an open flame, bell ringers fervently toiling in the courtyard tower, and carols emanating from a sonorous brass quintet were among the panoply of sensory stimuli surrounding the Elements Theatre Company presentation of A ...

The bells are back in Henley - Stratford Observer

Posted: 23 Dec 2013 04:13 PM PST


Stratford Observer

The bells are back in Henley
Stratford Observer
On Wednesday (October 2), three ancient church bells came back to St Nicholas Church in Beaudesert Lane after a spell at a bell foundry in Loughborough. They were originally removed from the tower for restoration 14 months ago as part of a jubilee project.

Celia Rivenbark: How can anyone say 'no' to the kids? - Spartanburg Herald Journal

Posted: 23 Dec 2013 12:29 PM PST


Celia Rivenbark: How can anyone say 'no' to the kids?
Spartanburg Herald Journal
The bell ringer gave me the stink eye when I didn't have any change for his kettle on the way out. “Save the attitude, Pops, I gave it all away in there. Take it up with them.” At one store, not to name names but everything's a dollar there, the clerk ...

2013 Week 16 Upon Further Review AFC - ESPN (blog)

Posted: 23 Dec 2013 05:04 AM PST


ESPN (blog)

2013 Week 16 Upon Further Review AFC
ESPN (blog)
After rushing for 100 yards Sunday -- his first 100-yard game of the season -- Steelers RBLe'Veon Bell admitted that playing against RB Eddie Lacy's Packers gave Bell a little extra incentive. Both are ... “We've got a legitimate shot of making the ...

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Church hopes to restore 160-year old bell tower - FOX 8 News WVUE-TV

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 06:32 PM PST


Church hopes to restore 160-year old bell tower
FOX 8 News WVUE-TV
"When the bells would ring or people would look at the clock and they could see what time it was, those were all ways for people to connect with feeling part of a neighborhood that has changed considerably many times over since the 1850s," says ...

NOPD searches for missing central city girl - FOX 8 News WVUE-TV

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 07:03 AM PST


NOPD searches for missing central city girl
FOX 8 News WVUE-TV
Church hopes to restore 160-year old bell tower · Church hopes to restore 160-year old bell tower. Members of St. Mary's Assumption are raising money to restore the church's bell tower.more>>. Members of St. Mary's Assumption are raising money to ...

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A grade l listed church has been thrown a financial lifeline after woodpeckers ... - Gazette

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 04:49 AM PST


Gazette

A grade l listed church has been thrown a financial lifeline after woodpeckers ...
Gazette
The historic All Saints Church in Stisted, which is regularly used by bell ringers, a mother and baby group and village primary school, has been awarded a £197,700 grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for urgent repair work. It is the largest of ...

Historic Stisted pub offered financial lifeline after woodpeckers turned roof ... - Braintree and Witham Times

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 04:02 AM PST


Braintree and Witham Times

Historic Stisted pub offered financial lifeline after woodpeckers turned roof ...
Braintree and Witham Times
The historic All Saints Church in Stisted, which is regularly used by bell ringers, a mother and baby group and village primary school, has been awarded a £197,700 grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for urgent repair work. It is the largest of ...

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