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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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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
Ding Dong Bell / Isn't spending money swell? DURING a school visit, a pupil asked Prince Harry whether he'd ever be king. The prince laughed and replied: “You'd be glad to know, probably not.” And he's probably right. But succession is a strange thing ...

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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Inside Big Ben: why the world's most famous clock will soon lose its bong - The Conversation UK

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 04:07 AM PDT


The Conversation UK

Inside Big Ben: why the world's most famous clock will soon lose its bong
The Conversation UK
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 ...
Renewal plans set to silence Westminster's Big BenGlobal Government Forum

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

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 02:42 AM PDT


Whittlesford News: Heidi Allen MP Opens Newton Road Housing
Cambridge News
The bells were rung before the service and many thanks are due to the band of ringers. A full church enjoyed a traditional service with a moving ... The Annual Meetings at St Mary and St Andrew, Whittlesford were well attended and Mrs Jill Taylor and ...

Bells fall silent after passing of church members - Llanelli Star

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 02:31 AM PDT


Llanelli Star

Bells fall silent after passing of church members
Llanelli Star
The 92-year-old climbed the steep bell tower three times a week to ring the bells on Thursday and twice on Sunday. Having started the job at the tender age of just 12, the choice was inevitable for Alwyn whose brothers had all been bell ringers before him.

Waiting for the bells to ring - Blue Mountains Gazette

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 01:51 AM PDT


Blue Mountains Gazette

Waiting for the bells to ring
Blue Mountains Gazette
The bells are a step closer to ringing once again at St Hilda's Anglican Church in Katoomba. In April the church took delivery of three of six new bells to be installed in the bell tower which is being renovated. The massive bells were made in England ...

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Sawbridgeworth set for May Fayre extravaganza - Herts and Essex Observer

Posted: 29 Apr 2016 12:52 AM PDT


Herts and Essex Observer

Sawbridgeworth set for May Fayre extravaganza
Herts and Essex Observer
The town's May Fayre is to take place from noon to 4pm on Sunday (May 1), featuring all manner of attractions, from fairground rides, live music and vintage cars to maypole and morris dancing, open gardens and a mini bell-ringing peal by Great St Mary ...

What's Up with That? The story behind the Spectrum bell - The Herald Journal

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 08:06 PM PDT


The Herald Journal

What's Up with That? The story behind the Spectrum bell
The Herald Journal
According to “An Encyclopedic History of Utah State University,” compiled by USU archivist Robert Parson in 2009, the original single bell at Old Main Tower was installed in 1904. ... It is an electronic device designed to simulate the ringing of bells ...

2016 Council Meeting Papers

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 07:35 PM PDT

The agenda, list of members, The Ringing World 6 May Council Supplement and several background papers are now available as PDF documents on the website for viewing or downloading.

Co Down Catholic parishioners walk across Ireland for Protestant neighbours - the Irish News

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 05:13 PM PDT


the Irish News

Co Down Catholic parishioners walk across Ireland for Protestant neighbours
the Irish News
Eamonn O'Connor (61) and Mickey McKevitt (56), members of Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Rostrevor, Co Down, know affectionately as the two 'Warriors', will walk around 280 kilometres across the width of Ireland, finishing with a climb of Croagh ...

Orange Pealers' ringing in jubilation after long-awaited Cockatoo Shield win - Central Western Daily

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 04:28 PM PDT


Central Western Daily

Orange Pealers' ringing in jubilation after long-awaited Cockatoo Shield win
Central Western Daily
THE Holy Trininty Orange Pealers are continuing to ring the Anglican church bells at services and funerals after reaching their goal of winning the Cockatoo Shield recently. The bell ringers were thrilled to learn they had won the shield, which is ...

Broadclyst, Devon

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

PN info added; GDR affiliation added

Gussage All Ss, Dorset

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

Bells out for rehanging

Hollingbourne, Kent

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

Augmentation to 8 now completed

Group tolls bell for ailing courthouse in Salem - The Courier-Journal

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 03:46 PM PDT


The Courier-Journal

Group tolls bell for ailing courthouse in Salem
The Courier-Journal
The condition of the tower and structure that supports it led Indiana Landmarks, a statewide organization, to place the Romanesque Revival style building on its 10 Most Endangered, an annual list of significant Hoosier places badly in need of repair ...

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Theater Listings for April 29-May 5 - New York Times

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 03:21 PM PDT


New York Times

Theater Listings for April 29-May 5
New York Times
'The Dingdong' Occasionally hilarious and mostly harmless, Mark Shanahan's adaptation of Georges Feydeau's farce, produced by the Peal Theater Company, centers on a wife who won't commit adultery unless her husband strays first. ..... The Musical ...

Kings Park cable car backlash to be lead by Janet Holmes a Court - The West Australian

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 02:29 PM PDT


The West Australian

Kings Park cable car backlash to be lead by Janet Holmes a Court
The West Australian
But Ms Holmes a Court, who says she is a frequent visitor to the park, said the cable cars would ruin Kings Park and destroy an important and beautiful Perth vista. “I can't believe it ... “For the moment the public is debating it ... a bit like the ...

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The Bell Heard Throughout Montclair State History - The Montclarion (subscription)

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 02:05 PM PDT


The Montclarion (subscription)

The Bell Heard Throughout Montclair State History
The Montclarion (subscription)
The carillon (pronounced kah-ri-lon) an instrument composed of bells and an automatic mechanism that plays them — is part of the rich history of Montclair State University. The bell tower has become one of the most quintessential symbols associated ...

Renewal plans set to silence Westminster's Big Ben - Global Government Forum

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 07:58 AM PDT


Global Government Forum

Renewal plans set to silence Westminster's Big Ben
Global Government Forum
The chimes of the UK's iconic Big Ben bell, which tolls every hour in the Houses of Parliament's Elizabeth Tower, are to fall silent as the 160-year-old tower undergoes a major refurbishment programme. A £3.5m scaffold is to be erected around the 1854 ...
Inside Big Ben: why the world's most famous clock will soon lose its bongThe Conversation UK
Fun facts about London's Big Ben: Do you know the musical note the bell chimes out?The Indian Express
Big Ben to fall silent for urgent repairsThe Japan News

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Community Billboard-April 28 - Orléans Star

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 06:23 AM PDT


Community Billboard-April 28
Orléans Star
Friday, April 29 Tony True entertaining 7 - 11 p.m. at the Orléans Legion, 800 Taylor Creek for your listening and dancing pleasure. Buffet dinner available 5 - 7 p.m. to make a reservation call 613-590-7227. For further information call 613-830-9984.

We're Denton Dammit - Denton Record Chronicle

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 05:18 AM PDT


Denton Record Chronicle

We're Denton Dammit
Denton Record Chronicle
Schmidt's Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters was also published by Chicago Review Press, in 2014. John Congleton, a musician and producer known locally ... Fred Moore High School pays tribute to graduating students with a bell ...

Real Estate|Arianna Huffington's Sleep Revolution Starts at Home - New York Times

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 05:01 AM PDT


New York Times

Real Estate|Arianna Huffington's Sleep Revolution Starts at Home
New York Times
It also helps to have soundproofed windows, which required a complicated and expensive installation process that made her renovated home as quiet as a church. Indeed, her cellphone rings with the sound of cathedral chimes. “I love church bells, don't you?

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Voters will decide with a clear mind - Spalding Guardian

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 04:58 AM PDT


Spalding Guardian

Voters will decide with a clear mind
Spalding Guardian
The phone was ringing, no, it was warbling, as we did away with the bell arrangement some years ago and went digital, hence the indescribable warbling note it gives off, so I thought I would answer it. A voice came down the cable as in inquiring if ...

Let the bells ring out for Julie McDonnell and her ambitious fundraising endeavour - Bexhill Observer

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 01:53 AM PDT


Bexhill Observer

Let the bells ring out for Julie McDonnell and her ambitious fundraising endeavour
Bexhill Observer
Sponsored bell ringers and general walkers from Kent and Sussex will walk and ring along the historic Pilgrims Way from Wye Church in Kent to Canterbury Cathedral, ringing at all the churches at Chilham, Chartham, St Dunstan's and St Stephen's.

Real horror behind the Port Arthur conspiracy - The Advertiser

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 01:53 AM PDT


Real horror behind the Port Arthur conspiracy
The Advertiser
The enchanting colonial prison with its rich sandstone buildings, the oldest peal of bells in Australia, its beautiful gardens and grand rows of autumn trees is now challenging the Mona Gallery as Tasmania's number one tourist attraction. The Port ...

Fun facts about London's Big Ben: Do you know the musical note the bell chimes out? - The Indian Express

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 01:04 AM PDT


The Indian Express

Fun facts about London's Big Ben: Do you know the musical note the bell chimes out?
The Indian Express
It had one dial and one bell. A few months into its first year, Big Ben was found to be fractured in two places. While a solution was being sought, one of the smaller bells in the tower was used to strike the hour — but its tone was quieter and not as ...

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Organist Nathan Laube - Middlebury Campus (subscription)

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 12:35 AM PDT


Middlebury Campus (subscription)

Organist Nathan Laube
Middlebury Campus (subscription)
... over to Mead Chapel lawn to catch some sun and enjoy a performance by carillonneur George Matthew. As you may know, a carillon is a musical instrument consisting of at least two octaves of bells arranged in chromatic series and played from a keyboard.

Neighbourhood news - Craven Herald

Posted: 28 Apr 2016 12:04 AM PDT


Craven Herald

Neighbourhood news
Craven Herald
Bowling Club: At the bowling club's annual general meeting, officers elected were: chairman B Denne; vice chairman, P Morton; secretary, A Smale; treasurer, A Morton; president, J Simpson; captain, K Morphet; vice captain, HE Hird; committee, J Smale, ...

Why every British landmark would be improved by a slide - The Guardian

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 11:52 PM PDT


The Guardian

Why every British landmark would be improved by a slide
The Guardian
Anish Kapoor has complained the slide added to his Orbit sculpture was foisted on him by Boris Johnson. But we think the London mayor has the right idea. The Angel of the North with a slide from one wing. The Angel of the North after being improved ad ...

Orange Pealers' stroke of bell ringing success - Central Western Daily

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 07:00 PM PDT


Central Western Daily

Orange Pealers' stroke of bell ringing success
Central Western Daily
Orange Pealers tower captain Sheena Snowdon said the band had to submit a set eight minute recording comprising of several changes to the order in which the bells are rung. “This requires intense concentration on behalf of the ringers to ensure the ...

Authentic Florida: 6 essentials of the Suwannee River - Florida Today

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 09:59 AM PDT


Florida Today

Authentic Florida: 6 essentials of the Suwannee River
Florida Today
Soon, you'll hear the sounds of the carillon, a huge bell tower that rings out with tunes by Stephen Foster, who wrote the Florida state song — Old Folks at Home (Suwannee River) in 1851 at the state park that now bears his name. ... Famous for ...

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London's Big Ben Will Stop Ringing For Repairs - Travel+Leisure

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 09:41 AM PDT


Travel+Leisure

London's Big Ben Will Stop Ringing For Repairs
Travel+Leisure
The last time the bell tower underwent a major renovation that kept the bells from ringing was 30 years ago. “Every day our team of highly skilled clock mechanics cares for this Victorian masterpiece but, in order to keep the Clock ticking, we must now ...
London's Big Ben Will Fall Silent in 2017CityLab
London's Big Ben Will Fall Silent for Three YearsCondé Nast Traveler
Big Ben to be silenced for months by tower and clock repairsThe Guardian
Telegraph.co.uk
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Nigeria: Dozens slaughtered and church burned down in latest Fulani massacre - ChristianToday

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 08:59 AM PDT


ChristianToday

Nigeria: Dozens slaughtered and church burned down in latest Fulani massacre
ChristianToday
One victim, Kingsley Ezugwu, speaking to Vanguard from his hospital bed, said: "I was coming out from the house when I heard the community bell ringing. I was going with a friend to know what the bell was all about, only to see about 40 Fulani herdsmen ...
Frankly Speaking With Jola Sotubo: Who will stop killer Fulani herdsmen?Pulse Nigeria

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Today's top pics: Storms lash the Great Plains and more - Daily Journal Online

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 05:40 AM PDT


Today's top pics: Storms lash the Great Plains and more
Daily Journal Online
A worker adjusts lanterns for the upcoming celebration of Buddha's birthday on May 14 at the Bongeun temple in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Similar lanterns will be displayed in all Buddhist temples around South Korea for the public ...

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What's on in Spalding - Spalding Guardian

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 05:04 AM PDT


Spalding Guardian

What's on in Spalding
Spalding Guardian
Helen Holmes from Spalding and District Flower Lovers' Club with her arrangement at the Spring Flower & Gardening Show: pick up flower arranging tips at a demonstration on Wednesday. Photo: SG160416-157TW ...

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