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Celebratory lunch held in Shipley in honour of the Queen's birthday - West Sussex Gazette

Posted: 01 May 2016 04:08 AM PDT


West Sussex Gazette

Celebratory lunch held in Shipley in honour of the Queen's birthday
West Sussex Gazette
It followed a special service in the church that included a performance of Vivaldi's 'Gloria' by the choir with organ and violin accompaniment. ... Handbells were rung by the Shipley Bellringers; Sunday School children made handycrafts; the church font ...

The Spanish city of Cordoba is the perfect vacation destination for history buffs - India Today

Posted: 01 May 2016 03:34 AM PDT


India Today

The Spanish city of Cordoba is the perfect vacation destination for history buffs
India Today
This UNESCO World Heritage site started when a mosque was constructed over the ruins of an ancient Visigoth church, by the Emir Abderrahman I in 785, during the Muslim conquest of Spain. He brought in talented architects, instilled with tastes and ...

PICTURE GALLERY: Carnival atmosphere welcomes Tour de Yorkshire riders - Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Posted: 01 May 2016 03:12 AM PDT


Bradford Telegraph and Argus

PICTURE GALLERY: Carnival atmosphere welcomes Tour de Yorkshire riders
Bradford Telegraph and Argus
The peal of church bells, the sound of French voices in the crowd and the constant stream of cyclists on the unusually quiet roads added to the festivity of the occasion. Pubs and cafes did a roaring trade, with a Tour de Yorkshire brunch being served ...

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Abruzzo for Work, Amelia for Family, Rome for Love - Palo Alto Online (blog)

Posted: 01 May 2016 12:34 AM PDT


Palo Alto Online (blog)

Abruzzo for Work, Amelia for Family, Rome for Love
Palo Alto Online (blog)
Carunchio, a town of 400 and not much else, hosts two Catholic Churches; the main one built next to the palazzo on the tippy top of this 2,200 ft hill. The tower bell rings each quarter hour, keeping the time, but also reminding us God is watching and ...

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Bells are ringing out once again at St Giles church in Wrexham - LeaderLive

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 11:34 PM PDT


LeaderLive

Bells are ringing out once again at St Giles church in Wrexham
LeaderLive
“All this involved removing the clappers and wheels, in two halves, and lowering down a clock case from the bell chamber to the ringing chamber and then through a hole straight down to the nave. “This was achieved by a representative from the John ...

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Go behind the scenes in open house - Gazettextra

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 10:49 PM PDT


Gazettextra

Go behind the scenes in open house
Gazettextra
About a dozen buildings in East Troy and Elkhorn will be open to the public for tours and other activities as a way to showcase cultural and historic sites in communities throughout the state. For a list of ... St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 107 W ...

Bellringers of the Russian Orthodox Church Toll for Religious Freedom - National Geographic

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 09:21 PM PDT


National Geographic

Bellringers of the Russian Orthodox Church Toll for Religious Freedom
National Geographic
After 75 years of religious persecution, under the Soviet regime, the Russian Orthodox Church has experienced a renaissance. In belfry towers across Russia, Orthodox bellringers toll their anthems of freedom.

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Cleveland's Station Hope inspired by underground railroad - WKYC-TV

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 09:07 PM PDT


WKYC-TV

Cleveland's Station Hope inspired by underground railroad
WKYC-TV
When you heard someone ringing there bell, you would ring your bell and everyone would ring the bell until they heard the Saint John's church bell ring and it would be the all clear. So it was like a signal to hide your harboring slaves.” “It was ...

'All good music is sacred': Richard Cummins ends illustrious music career at Greene Memorial - Roanoke Times

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 09:04 PM PDT


Roanoke Times

'All good music is sacred': Richard Cummins ends illustrious music career at Greene Memorial
Roanoke Times
The church's bells chime every quarter hour during the day — and whenever they've gone off-script, sounding an improvised medley instead of the pre-programmed notes, that was Cummins at the keyboard of the church carillon, which plays sampled bell ...

Dogs Remember as Well as Humans - Seeker (registration) (blog)

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 05:33 PM PDT


Seeker (registration) (blog)

Dogs Remember as Well as Humans
Seeker (registration) (blog)
Adila knew exactly what came next. The attentive dog rang the bell. Adila even did this when a human stranger, who didn't even know what the prior activity (bell ringing) was, gave the same command. PHOTOS: Ugliest Dog Contenders. In other words, Adila ...

Big Ben has chimed for 157 years - The Augusta Chronicle

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 04:53 PM PDT


The Augusta Chronicle

Big Ben has chimed for 157 years
The Augusta Chronicle
British officials have announced that the famous bell of Parliament will fall silent for several months during repairs. The work, due to begin in January 2017 and last three years, is the biggest repair on the tower for decades. Steve Jaggs, Parliament ...

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Mary Berry reveals her (fairly) wild side - The Sunday Times

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 04:35 PM PDT


Mary Berry reveals her (fairly) wild side
The Sunday Times
When I ring the bell at an unremarkable door in the village of Penn, Buckinghamshire, I'm not sure what I'm expecting — a peal of A Spoonful of Sugar and a whiff of victoria sponge, perhaps? — but a nice young woman in an apron soon materialises and ...

Thornby, Northants

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

No ringing during minor repairs to fittings

Historic tour of European sites - Cleveland Daily Banner

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 02:19 PM PDT


Cleveland Daily Banner

Historic tour of European sites
Cleveland Daily Banner
Two twin spires were supposed to stand atop the bell towers, but were never added. There are no future plans to ... Locations visited included the governmental area of London which includes the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the Tower of London ...

Inside Big Ben: why the worlds most famous clock will soon lose its bong - Catch News

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 09:59 AM PDT


Catch News

Inside Big Ben: why the worlds most famous clock will soon lose its bong
Catch News
Of course, "Big Ben" is the nickname of the Great Bell and the bell itself is not in bad shape - even though it does have a huge crack in it. The bell ... Repairs to the tower are long overdue. There is ... Two other weights that ring the bells are ...

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'United Shades of America,' 'Parts Unknown,' 'My Nazi Legacy' - Los Angeles Times

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 07:28 AM PDT


Los Angeles Times

'United Shades of America,' 'Parts Unknown,' 'My Nazi Legacy'
Los Angeles Times
Bell frames the darker stuff with jokes. He's a comedian, intrinsically. But the series is serious at heart. Along with art and music and quinceañeras, the East L.A. episode delves into issues of immigration and assimilation, ("When my people came we ...

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Bells are ringing out once again at St Giles church in Wrexham - News North Wales

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 07:05 AM PDT


News North Wales

Bells are ringing out once again at St Giles church in Wrexham
News North Wales
THE bells of St Giles are ringing once more as work to restore them to their former glory has been completed. Work on maintaining the bells at St Giles' Parish Church in Wrexham town centre began last month for the first time in 60 years. Refurbishment ...

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Historic Saint-Emilion in France has an underground church, a saint and macarons - Courier Mail

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 07:02 AM PDT


Historic Saint-Emilion in France has an underground church, a saint and macarons
Courier Mail
Catacombs now lead to the magnificent underground church, the largest in Europe. Carved into a sold limestone cliff in the early 12th century, the underground plan made good commercial sense – valuable limestone blocks were sold to build housing.

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Istria: 25 Things to Know About the Terra Magica - Total Croatia News

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 05:49 AM PDT


Total Croatia News

Istria: 25 Things to Know About the Terra Magica
Total Croatia News
The St. Blaise Church in medieval Vodnjan in Southern Istria houses close to 400 relics of over 250 different saints, including a fragment of the Holy Virgin's veil, a particle of Jesus' cross and thorns from Jesus' crown, but the church is visited by ...

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Inside Big Ben: why the world's most famous clock will soon lose its bong - New Statesman

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 04:06 AM PDT


New Statesman

Inside Big Ben: why the world's most famous clock will soon lose its bong
New Statesman
Of course, “Big Ben” is the nickname of the Great Bell and the bell itself is not in bad shape – even though it does have a huge crack in it. The bell ... But a clock just doesn't stop – especially not a clock as iconic as the Great Clock at the Palace ...

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“Labour is an anti-racist party to its core," says leader. - New Statesman

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 03:02 AM PDT


New Statesman

“Labour is an anti-racist party to its core," says leader.
New Statesman
Repairs to the tower are long overdue. There is corrosion damage to the cast iron roof and to the belfry structure which keeps the bells in place. There is water damage to the masonry and condensation problems will be addressed, too. There are plumbing ...

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Thinking about Andalusia's bells and belles - Andalusia Star-News

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 11:03 PM PDT


Thinking about Andalusia's bells and belles
Andalusia Star-News
It is not known or recorded that the second Covington courthouse in Andalusia, a little square two-story frame building with four limestone chimneys, had a bell or not, but the third and majestic two-story brick courthouse built in the center of town ...

Fratton's May Fayre set to attract thousands of revellers to the city - Portsmouth News

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 10:02 PM PDT


Portsmouth News

Fratton's May Fayre set to attract thousands of revellers to the city
Portsmouth News
THOUSANDS of people are to descend on a Portsmouth church for one of the biggest community events in the city. St Mary's Church in St ... For the first time revellers will also get a chance to try their hand at the traditional art of bell ringing ...

Carillon at Cleveland's Church of the Covenant keeps bells ringing musically for thousands - newsnet5.com

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 07:17 PM PDT


newsnet5.com

Carillon at Cleveland's Church of the Covenant keeps bells ringing musically for thousands
newsnet5.com
Ringing the bells was George Leggiero, Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur. At his lofty perch in the tower of the church, Leggiero was on the carillon, an instrument of levers and pedals, each connected by wire to individual bells overhead in ...

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Fun facts about the Big Ben - The Hindu

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 05:33 PM PDT


Fun facts about the Big Ben
The Hindu
Big Ben is the name commonly used for the Great Bell in the Elizabeth Tower, which is attached to the Palace of Westminster, the U.K. parliament in London on the north bank of the River Thames. ... The tower was completed in the year ______ and Big Ben ...

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Battle commemoration a 'lovely' new tradition - New Zealand Herald

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 04:46 PM PDT


Battle commemoration a 'lovely' new tradition
New Zealand Herald
As the bell tolled 60 times, those sitting in St George's Anglican Church reflected on the Maori and British men who fought and died exactly 152 years ago in the place where they sat. The crowd that gathered at the church yesterday at 4pm to ...

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'Shtum', by Jem Lester - Financial Times

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 12:53 PM PDT


Financial Times

'Shtum', by Jem Lester
Financial Times
Shtum is named for, and about, silence — most obviously that of Jonah, who spoke as a small child but has lost his words now, and babbles sweetly: “If he had a speaking voice it would be like a mesmeric peal of church bells.” Jonah lives in a self ...

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9 Lyme Disease Symptoms You Should Know About - Bustle

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 12:31 PM PDT


Bustle

9 Lyme Disease Symptoms You Should Know About
Bustle
But there are risks to be aware of when you're hanging out outdoors, even if you're not a nature fanatic who spends every summer weekend hiking — like Lyme disease, an illness transmitted through tick bites. The months of May, June, and July are high ...

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Wedding bells ring at Park Maitland School as 'Q' & 'U' get... - WKMG Orlando

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 10:50 AM PDT


Wedding bells ring at Park Maitland School as 'Q' & 'U' get...
WKMG Orlando
Wedding bells are ringing, not from the church tower, but the inside of Park Maitland School gym. The annual ceremony in front of the school's Pre-K students, celebrates the marriage of letters "Q" and "U." It's a memorable way to teach a spelling ...

Architectural gems dot Massillon's landscape - Massillon Independent

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 10:28 AM PDT


Massillon Independent

Architectural gems dot Massillon's landscape
Massillon Independent
The church at 322 Third St. SE was built in a Victorian Gothic style. Its asymmetrical elevation has a prominent corner bell tower. According to information provided in the church's application to the National Register of Historic Places, the exterior ...

Dinkel Series: Part I – For the Love of Music: The story of Crookston's early bands and bandleaders - Crookston Daily Times

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 09:55 AM PDT


Crookston Daily Times

Dinkel Series: Part I – For the Love of Music: The story of Crookston's early bands and bandleaders
Crookston Daily Times
Although the Congregational Church was formed in 1874, the congregation had no permanent structure until November of 1879. But when .... Vocalists and bell ringers appeared at the Opera House that year, as well, and there was a GOP rally held there in ...

PORTUGAL'S MOUNTAIN TOP POUSADAS: - Vancouver Sun

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 09:24 AM PDT


Vancouver Sun

PORTUGAL'S MOUNTAIN TOP POUSADAS:
Vancouver Sun
But this switch-backing route ascends through rain-slicked, cobble-stone lanes, finally coming to a halt below a ridgetop, 13th century Portuguese fortress, its 30 metre-high tower a seemingly ominous apparition in the early evening's shrouded mist. To ...

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Orthodox Church celebrates Easter in Siouxland - Sioux City Journal

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 05:07 AM PDT


Sioux City Journal

Orthodox Church celebrates Easter in Siouxland
Sioux City Journal
A funeral bier decorated with white lilies and other colorful flowers will be carried aloft in a procession around the church. As parishioners enter the building amid the aroma of incense and the sound of pealing bells, they will pass underneath the ...
Easter in GreeceNeos Kosmos

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When it comes to Labour and anti-Semitism, there's only so much this left-wing Jew can suck it up - New Statesman

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 05:01 AM PDT


New Statesman

When it comes to Labour and anti-Semitism, there's only so much this left-wing Jew can suck it up
New Statesman
Of course, “Big Ben” is the nickname of the Great Bell and the bell itself is not in bad shape – even though it does have a huge crack in it. The bell ... But a clock just doesn't stop – especially not a clock as iconic as the Great Clock at the Palace ...

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Peter Rhodes: Ding dong bell - and another £29 million spent - expressandstar.com

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 04:56 AM PDT


expressandstar.com

Peter Rhodes: Ding dong bell - and another £29 million spent
expressandstar.com
A VICAR in Leamington Spa has outraged some folk by planning to screen the “blasphemous” 1979 film Monty Python's Life of Brian in his church and charge £10 a head. And who wouldn't be outraged? As fans will recall from the film's encounter between ...

Faith Notes: May 1 - News & Observer

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 04:50 AM PDT


Faith Notes: May 1
News & Observer
A fish fry is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at St. Mark AME Church, 409 Bridge St., Smithfield. Bingo play to benefit the Johnston County Relay for Life is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Bethel Original Free Will ...

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Whittlesford News: Heidi Allen MP Opens Newton Road Housing - Cambridge News

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 02:42 AM PDT

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