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Paula McGuire: Poseidon behold! A spirit renewed by a Tay Dook - The National

Posted: 10 Jan 2016 11:02 AM PST


The National

Paula McGuire: Poseidon behold! A spirit renewed by a Tay Dook
The National
So I ring out the old and ring in the new, then I stop with the campanology and move on with my night. Basically, if it stems from the annals of Burns or Balamory, it makes my honours list. This year though, I decided to add to my repertoire in the ...

New Albany church has deep ties to the Underground Railroad - WDRB

Posted: 10 Jan 2016 08:16 AM PST


WDRB

New Albany church has deep ties to the Underground Railroad
WDRB
The bells are chiming loud, thanks in part to a group called "Friends of Town Clock Church." "We want it to be maintained and we want the history to preserve through for years to come," Miles said. It's that important to them. Because while the days of ...

Bob Oatley: Setting his own course - Sydney Morning Herald

Posted: 10 Jan 2016 12:34 AM PST


Sydney Morning Herald

Bob Oatley: Setting his own course
Sydney Morning Herald
They want to see inside the little white chapel on the hill, a pretty building with an old-fashioned belltower. The boy's parents have no idea who Oatley is, but they smile indulgently when he encourages the child, who's about nine, to go and ring the ...

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Book review: Nine must-read history books for summer - New Zealand Herald

Posted: 09 Jan 2016 02:17 PM PST


Book review: Nine must-read history books for summer
New Zealand Herald
Strohm's is also a thrillingly immersive portrait of 14th-century London: in his dark, slit-windowed apartments at Aldgate, Chaucer was daily deafened by the peals of innumerable church bells, the music of London. Mary Beard's SPQR (Profile $55) is a ...

Paedophile bellringer hacked into victim's Facebook account to proclaim his innocence - but was caught because of ... - Daily Mail

Posted: 09 Jan 2016 09:58 AM PST


Daily Mail

Paedophile bellringer hacked into victim's Facebook account to proclaim his innocence - but was caught because of ...
Daily Mail
... Cann hacked the Facebook account of one of his six victims to send messages to his OWN Facebook account.. But the overweight paedophile's plan back-fired when he repeatedly misspelled the words else as 'eles' in his messages. The former church bell ...

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Primary school pupils look back on historic past ahead of move to new site - Oxford Mail

Posted: 09 Jan 2016 07:05 AM PST


Oxford Mail

Primary school pupils look back on historic past ahead of move to new site
Oxford Mail
Pupils past and present have bid farewell to St Edburg's Church of England in Cemetery Road. The school left the building – which is said to be one of Bicester's oldest dating back to June 1859 – at the end of last term and moved to a new location on ...

Tucson marks 5-year anniversary of Jan. 8 shooting - TucsonSentinel.com

Posted: 08 Jan 2016 03:35 PM PST


Tucson marks 5-year anniversary of Jan. 8 shooting
TucsonSentinel.com
In a lecture hall at Banner University Medical Center, Jim Tucker rose to the stage and rang a bell, one brief peal for each those killed and injured on a sunny, terrible morning five years ago. Tucker, along with more than 150 others, was there Friday ...

Last Word Jan 9 - Virginia Gazette

Posted: 08 Jan 2016 12:15 PM PST


Last Word Jan 9
Virginia Gazette
And/or Dominion could create a large, well illuminated moon that would be suspended from the towers and move from one side of the James to the other during each night. That way Dominion Power could "moon" the visitors at Jamestown Island. Possibly JCC ...

£17k bronze of poet will help boost tourism, councillors hope - Herald Series

Posted: 08 Jan 2016 11:52 AM PST


Herald Series

£17k bronze of poet will help boost tourism, councillors hope
Herald Series
The bellringing chamber houses Betjeman's handwritten copy of his poem Wantage Bells, penned to commemorate the wedding of his daughter Candida. The town created the Sir John Betjeman Memorial Park in the poet's honour, and runs an annual ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Song Played By Oslo City Hall Bell Tower In Honor Of LEMMY - BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: 08 Jan 2016 09:28 AM PST


BLABBERMOUTH.NET

MOTÖRHEAD Song Played By Oslo City Hall Bell Tower In Honor Of LEMMY
BLABBERMOUTH.NET
As the Millennium was approaching, and with the City of Oslo celebrating its 1000th anniversary and the City Hall its 50th, it was decided to install a new, enlarged carillon. The order was subsequently given to Olsen Nauen bellfoundry. With its 49 ...

​Balsham, West Wickham, Weston Colville, West Wratting: New Year, Women's ... - Cambridge News

Posted: 08 Jan 2016 05:14 AM PST


​Balsham, West Wickham, Weston Colville, West Wratting: New Year, Women's ...
Cambridge News
NEW YEAR BELLS The six church bells of Holy Trinity Balsham slowly rang out the old year of 2015 and at midnight (spot on in the church, though, due to the travel of sound, may have seemed slightly late in different parts of the village) the twelve ...

Gifts bring Christmas cheer to the trenches - Ilkley Gazette

Posted: 08 Jan 2016 04:39 AM PST


Gifts bring Christmas cheer to the trenches
Ilkley Gazette
In most townships there were New Year Eve dances or parties where young people were able to find enjoyment, but there was no midnight peal on the church bells, and in most households the ceremony of "Letting in the New Year" was quietly observed, ...

Five great things to do this weekend - The Northern Echo (registration)

Posted: 08 Jan 2016 03:18 AM PST


The Northern Echo (registration)

Five great things to do this weekend
The Northern Echo (registration)
The programme will include a mixture of musical genres and seasonal favourites with individual performances from the three community choirs, a guest appearance from St Mary's Hand Bell Ringers and some wonderful ensemble pieces from the joint choir.

Historical Society celebrates 50th year of Highland House Museum - The Highland County Press

Posted: 08 Jan 2016 02:48 AM PST


The Highland County Press

Historical Society celebrates 50th year of Highland House Museum
The Highland County Press
With the ringing of the massive bell in front of the Highland House Museum by Justin Harsha at midnight Dec. 31, 2015, the yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Highland County Historical Society has transitioned into the 50th anniversary ...

Bellringers ring out the old and ring in the new at Hillsborough Parish - Ulster Star

Posted: 08 Jan 2016 02:37 AM PST


Ulster Star

Bellringers ring out the old and ring in the new at Hillsborough Parish
Ulster Star
Hillsborough Parish Church Bellringers pictured after ringing out the old and ringing in the new at a WatchNight Service at Hillsborough Parish Church on New Year s Eve. L to R: Simon Walker (Tower Captain), Daryl Jameson, Gary Patterson, Charles ...

Epiphany at Oshevensk: A miracle of traditional art in the Russian North - Russia Beyond the Headlines

Posted: 08 Jan 2016 02:32 AM PST


Epiphany at Oshevensk: A miracle of traditional art in the Russian North
Russia Beyond the Headlines
The church bell tower stands separately to the northwest with its own vertical cap. The two complement ... The basic form of the "heaven" is a polygon segmented by flat beams extending from the top of the walls to a ring in the center. The beams are ...

Siouxland choir director considers hanging up her handbells - Sioux City Journal

Posted: 08 Jan 2016 02:04 AM PST


Sioux City Journal

Siouxland choir director considers hanging up her handbells
Sioux City Journal
Eleanor Tasker, center, the bell choir director at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, counts out beats as she and other choir members practice their musical selections on Dec. 29, 2010. The 35th Annual Twelfth Night Ring Handbell Festival ...

Bid to find living relatives of those affected by Zeppelin attack - LoughboroughEcho.net

Posted: 08 Jan 2016 01:52 AM PST


LoughboroughEcho.net

Bid to find living relatives of those affected by Zeppelin attack
LoughboroughEcho.net
An artist has produced a drawing of the plaque and Taylor's Bell Foundry is on board to create the memorial, which will be installed on the 100th anniversary of the raid. Kevin Ryan of Charnwood Arts, said: “It's been remarkable to read about and hear ...

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Historic church bells are reinstalled - Barnsley Chronicle

Posted: 08 Jan 2016 01:50 AM PST


Barnsley Chronicle

Historic church bells are reinstalled
Barnsley Chronicle
However a party of bell ringers, parochial church council members and friends have visited the foundry to see work in progress on the bells, including the restoration of the wheels used to support the bells, using three different types of wood. When ...

If only Christmas spirit lasted 12 months, not 12 days - The Guardian

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 10:01 PM PST


The Guardian

If only Christmas spirit lasted 12 months, not 12 days
The Guardian
That's because Congresbury's church – Grade I listed, lively bell-ringing group – this time last year began a drive to encourage its congregation to perform random good deeds, such as washing someone's car or (with consent) painting their fence. More ...

KC Chapel Choir offers variety - Jamaica Gleaner

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 09:02 PM PST


Jamaica Gleaner

KC Chapel Choir offers variety
Jamaica Gleaner
There we had playful pieces like Carol of the Bells and Ding Dong Merrily on High, in which the boys' voices mimicked the ringing of bells. There were also bouncy pieces like African Noel (which featured strong drumming by the band), Ernie Smith's All ...

Oxford: Where time is fluid, Latin is far from dead and every stone tells a story - Washington Post

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 04:36 PM PST


Washington Post

Oxford: Where time is fluid, Latin is far from dead and every stone tells a story
Washington Post
But when it's 9:05 p.m. in the rest of Great Britain, Great Tom, a six-ton bell in the gate tower of Christ Church College, tolls — not nine times to mark the hour, which would make some kind of sense, but 101 times. .... Now I walk across the quad ...

Ringing out the old and in the new - Morpeth Herald

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 10:59 AM PST


Morpeth Herald

Ringing out the old and in the new
Morpeth Herald
They then shared a bottle of fizz that was brought along by town council representatives Alison Byard, Morpeth Mayor, Andrew Tebbutt and Joan Tebbutt. Tower Captain, Rev Simon White, said: “It was a fun evening. It's important to keep the tradition ...

Wars of the Roses: the UK's 10 best heritage sites - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 09:47 AM PST


Telegraph.co.uk

Wars of the Roses: the UK's 10 best heritage sites
Telegraph.co.uk
One of the most extraordinary historical buildings in Britain, the Tower of London is a particularly special destination for anyone interested in the Wars of the Roses, since it was here that the 12-year old King Edward V and his younger brother Prince ...

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BELLS RING FOR STO. NIÑO - Inquirer.net

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 09:39 AM PST


Inquirer.net

BELLS RING FOR STO. NIÑO
Inquirer.net
The bell tower crumbled during the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu and Bohol on Oct. 15, 2013. Its reconstruction was finished only ... Thousands of devotees spilled over to the streets surrounding the church. Large LED screens and television ...

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Bigger crowd: 300000 devotees join prayer walk - Inquirer.net

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 09:39 AM PST


Bigger crowd: 300000 devotees join prayer walk
Inquirer.net
Niño entered the basilica's gates amid the pealing of bells at 5:26 a.m. yesterday. Chief Inspector Señor said the religious ... As of 5 a.m., police said several devotees were still in Colon St., heading toward the church. “There were police personnel ...

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Diyarbakir's Christians Suffer in Margins of Turkey-PKK War - The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 09:08 AM PST


The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Diyarbakir's Christians Suffer in Margins of Turkey-PKK War
The Armenian Mirror-Spectator
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Al-Monitor) — The peal of church bells mingles with children's laughter. The Muslim call to prayer floats through the air. In the cobbled courtyard of the Surp Giragos Armenian Orthodox Church, young lovers sip wine and plan their ...

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Daily Meditation: Releasing Judgment - Huffington Post

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 08:22 AM PST


Huffington Post

Daily Meditation: Releasing Judgment
Huffington Post
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today's post features a guided meditation by Buddhist ...

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Bellringers' tribute to war hero - Blackpool Gazette

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 07:16 AM PST


Blackpool Gazette

Bellringers' tribute to war hero
Blackpool Gazette
The tribute to him was the bellringers' 11th quarter peal – 45 minutes' continuous ringing with more than 1,200 changes – in honour of St Annes' First World War dead so far. A total of 180 men from St Annes were killed during what was termed at the ...

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Creditsafe plans to hire 250 within 3 years in South Whitehall - Allentown Morning Call

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 05:02 AM PST


Allentown Morning Call

Creditsafe plans to hire 250 within 3 years in South Whitehall
Allentown Morning Call
CreditSafe, a business credit reporting service company based in the U.K. which opened their U.S. headquarters facility in Allentown three years ago, recently moved to a larger facility on Crackersport Road in Allentown. The company currently employs ...

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The big 2016 movie preview - Empire

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 09:11 PM PST


Empire

The big 2016 movie preview
Empire
The former - Tom - plays a doctor freshly moved into a dystopian tower block; the latter - Luke - leads the charge to the mayhem that soon envelops it. Joseph Fiennes finds himself in the .... Louis CK, Lake Bell, Kevin Hart and Steve Coogan are among ...

Thousands of devotees attend 'Walk With Jesus' procession - Inquirer.net

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 07:18 PM PST


Inquirer.net

Thousands of devotees attend 'Walk With Jesus' procession
Inquirer.net
Several devotees spilled over to the streets surrounding the church for the first novena Mass. They watched the ... At the start of his homily, Fr. Jonas Mejares, rector of the basilica, said he was extremely happy to hear the pealing of the bells ...

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600 antiwar protesters arrested, 1991 - SFGate

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 02:41 PM PST


SFGate

600 antiwar protesters arrested, 1991
SFGate
The flames flared up into the belfry of the church casting a pall of smoke over Chinatown. One hundred and seventy firemen with 40 pieces of equipment battled the blaze. Fire Chief William Murray ... A crowd of thousands was startled when at 9 p.m ...

Beyond the Beach in Hawaii - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 09:50 AM PST


Fort Worth Star Telegram

Beyond the Beach in Hawaii
Fort Worth Star Telegram
It wasn't a tower — just a small corner bedroom on the second floor of the opulent palace. But the queen ... Then change out of your bathing suit or hiking boots and explore more of what makes this island the true cultural heart of Hawaii. ... There's ...

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The bells at St Peter's are ringing out once more thanks to the community - Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 07:08 AM PST


Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

The bells at St Peter's are ringing out once more thanks to the community
Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
We will ring them before each service and this will be a reminder to all and sundry, whether they go to church or not of the magnificence of a peal of church bells.” The work on restoring the bells was carried out by Whites of Appleton, near Abingdon ...

Daily Meditation: Be Transformed - Huffington Post

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 06:45 AM PST


Huffington Post

Daily Meditation: Be Transformed
Huffington Post
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today's post features a song by "neo-Hasidic" music ...

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Philip Henslowe anniversary opens Shakespeare 400 year - London SE1

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 04:17 AM PST

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