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Nat Locke: Perth shakes off cultural cringe - Perth Now

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 11:00 PM PST


Perth Now

Nat Locke: Perth shakes off cultural cringe
Perth Now
There is a show in Perth to suit everyone's taste. If Fringe is all a little too lowbrow for you, you only have to wait until Saturday when PIAF starts. We also have a plethora of outdoor cinemas. Our street festivals rock, too — eleventy billion ...

Bellringer restores iconic church's clock to its former glory - just in time for his retirement - Worcester News

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 01:42 PM PST


Bellringer restores iconic church's clock to its former glory - just in time for his retirement
Worcester News
A DEDICATED bellringer has lovingly restored a well-known church tower clock to its former glory - just in time for his retirement. It has been six years since the lights went out on All Saints Church clock face on Deansway, hiding the 119 year old ...

Let Freedom Ring! Historic Bell Tolls For Radical Racial Healing - Christian Broadcasting Network

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 01:33 PM PST


Let Freedom Ring! Historic Bell Tolls For Radical Racial Healing
Christian Broadcasting Network
After the celebration, CBN News met with Pastor Davis two days later, amid a steady stream of bell ringers. He reflected on how things went from a broken bell in a small church, to a nationwide cause. "The idea just began to surface that we can repair ...

The Friday Night Rites of New York's Church Bell Ringers - Atlas Obscura

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 09:12 AM PST


Atlas Obscura

The Friday Night Rites of New York's Church Bell Ringers
Atlas Obscura
Trinity Church. The bell ringing happens in a room behind the clock face. (Photo: Gryffindor/Wikipedia). Ringers sound the bells for practical purposes—Sunday church services, weddings, special occasions such as ticker tape parades—but also just for fun.

Historic medieval Highland church to be restored - Scotsman

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 08:09 AM PST


Scotsman

Historic medieval Highland church to be restored
Scotsman
The parishes of Kirkmichael and Cullicudden, mostly in the possession of the family of Urquhart, were amalgamated by Act of Parliament in 1662, with a requirement to build a new “centrical” church at the farmstead of Resolis. However, the estate owners ...

Freeport FebFest Schedule - KeepMEcurrent.com

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 06:54 AM PST


Freeport FebFest Schedule
KeepMEcurrent.com
27, 3 p.m.: Freeport First Parish Church Congregational, Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers in concert. Donations accepted. 865-4747. Feb. 27, 7 p.m.: Maine Coast Waldorf School, Greater Freeport Community Chorus Cabaret Night. Musical from members of ...

Helping the Chinese look beyond Big Ben - Nikkei Asian Review

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 05:22 AM PST


Nikkei Asian Review

Helping the Chinese look beyond Big Ben
Nikkei Asian Review
Aimed at younger Chinese, the latter takes in the streets around Whitechapel, made famous as the hunting ground of 19th-century serial killer Jack the Ripper. Other suggestions include the bell foundry where Big Ben was cast and the chance to try Brick ...

VIDEO: Ringing the changes with first new Sheffield Cathedral bell in 45 years - Sheffield Telegraph

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 04:09 AM PST


Sheffield Telegraph

VIDEO: Ringing the changes with first new Sheffield Cathedral bell in 45 years
Sheffield Telegraph
Although the instrument itself will cost £6,500, the rest of the cost will be taken up by fixtures and fittings, including a new bellframe. A fundraising concert is happening at the cathedral next month called Ringing the Changes, which will celebrate ...

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VIDEO: Ringing the changes with first new Sheffield Cathedral bell in 45 years - The Star

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 04:09 AM PST


The Star

VIDEO: Ringing the changes with first new Sheffield Cathedral bell in 45 years
The Star
“We have raised nearly half of the money so far - enough for the bell itself, but we need lots more to actually hang it in the tower,” she said. “The existing ring of 12 bells - actually 13, because we also have a 'flat sixth' which gives us a slightly ...

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FNE at Berlinale 2016: Lithuanian Film in Berlin - Film New Europe

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 03:52 AM PST


Film New Europe

FNE at Berlinale 2016: Lithuanian Film in Berlin
Film New Europe
In spite of the explosions that can be heard all around the city's perimeters, life goes on, accompanied by the pealing bells from the Orthodox Church and the squealing of the tram. The film was produced by Uljana Kim Studio (Lithuania) in coproduction ...

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Church bells are on the move - Biggleswade Today

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 02:12 AM PST


Biggleswade Today

Church bells are on the move
Biggleswade Today
... “The Biggleswade townsfolk at that time have left us with a wonderful heritage. “We must show our gratitude with this enlarged ring of bells continuing to peal over the town. “The ultimate aim is to establish our town's parish church as “a centre ...

A memorable fire at the Redemptorist church - Dundalk Democrat

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 01:49 AM PST


Dundalk Democrat

A memorable fire at the Redemptorist church
Dundalk Democrat
It occurred in the belfry of St. Joseph's Redemptorist Church at St. Alphonsus Road, on the night of Friday February 20, 1920, during the War of Independence, a time of great trouble for Dundalk. At 10.30 pm. when most of the inhabitants of the ...

The transformation of Autumn Sky Hall - Sacramento News & Review

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 12:03 AM PST


The transformation of Autumn Sky Hall
Sacramento News & Review
It was 4 o'clock in the morning on February 13 of last year, and Autumn Sky Hall woke up with a song in her head. ... The music beneath—thumping beats and pretty bell chimes—recalls the likes of early club-scene Madonna, Bjork and Sister Crayon ...

Ringing the changes with first new Sheffield Cathedral bell in 45 years - Sheffield Telegraph

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 11:13 PM PST


Sheffield Telegraph

Ringing the changes with first new Sheffield Cathedral bell in 45 years
Sheffield Telegraph
Although the instrument itself will cost £6,500, the rest of the cost will be taken up by fixtures and fittings, including a new bellframe. A fundraising concert is happening at the cathedral next month called Ringing the Changes, which will celebrate ...

Austin360 music picks: 7 nights of shows, Feb. 12-18 - MyStatesman.com

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 10:21 PM PST


Austin360 music picks: 7 nights of shows, Feb. 12-18
MyStatesman.com
Riders Against the Storm mixtape release at Sidewinder. Celebrate love with the uplifting vibes of Austin's hip-hop power couple as they release “Re:Mix,” a new collection that moves smoothly between moody atmospherics and club bangers. The mixtape ...

Otley residents urged to back fundraising bellringing challenge at Parish Church - Wharfedale Observer

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 08:18 PM PST


Wharfedale Observer

Otley residents urged to back fundraising bellringing challenge at Parish Church
Wharfedale Observer
Otley All Saints Bellringers will be attempting to ring the complex Devon Peal in the Parish Church from 2pm on Sunday. The composition, used in the West ... Ringing master, Meg Morton, said: "We are ringing this special composition in support of Otley ...

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Former NZ bowls rep wins by one in overtime - Taranaki Daily News

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 07:04 PM PST


Taranaki Daily News

Former NZ bowls rep wins by one in overtime
Taranaki Daily News
Hill led by two shots when the bell went, but Anderson held the two shots required to force the game into overtime. Hill called on his ... Round 2: Osment 19 Salesa 8, McDonald 20 Bowick 9, Wightman 17 Hickey 10, M Haupapa (Waitara S&C) 20 Bellringer 19.

Tri-Town Weekly Community Calendar - KeepMEcurrent.com

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 02:35 PM PST


KeepMEcurrent.com

Tri-Town Weekly Community Calendar
KeepMEcurrent.com
Alcoholics Anonymous, Wednesdays, noon and 7:30 p.m.; AlAnon, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Business Debtors Anonymous, Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport. Pownal Planning Board, workshop on ordinance review, back ...

With only 29 students, Catholic school in Missouri hangs on - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 01:47 PM PST


With only 29 students, Catholic school in Missouri hangs on
Crux: Covering all things Catholic
The bell tower of the old Catholic church rises above all else in this tabletop-flat town. Children .... “I strongly believe in Christian education, and this school is my heritage,” Henzlik said in the basement cafeteria, the smell of homemade ...

Letters: Why Council OKd weaker inspector general ordinance - Chicago Sun-Times

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 01:10 PM PST


Chicago Sun-Times

Letters: Why Council OKd weaker inspector general ordinance
Chicago Sun-Times
All the candidates with their entourage of door bell ringers, staff and advisers plus the hundreds of media personnel do wonders for the local economy. They all have to be transported, fed and bedded for weeks preceding the election or caucus. The more ...

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Top Valentine's Getaways - Redbrick

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 11:47 AM PST


Redbrick

Top Valentine's Getaways
Redbrick
Enlivening the city is the sound of Carillon bells from Belfry Tower and the clatter of horse-drawn carriages across the bustling market squares. The balance between urban culture and rustic charm in Bruges makes it the ideal location for a romantic ...

Historic Sur, surrounded by tanks, far from resembling Toledo - Today's Zaman

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 09:40 AM PST


Today's Zaman

Historic Sur, surrounded by tanks, far from resembling Toledo
Today's Zaman
When one climbs to his minaret to read out the call to prayer, the other climbs to the bell tower of his church to ring the bells. These are neighborhoods where for years Armenians, Kurds, Turks and Jewish citizens lived side by side. The streets are ...

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Annual ringing of St Mary's pancake bell - Morley Observer

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 06:37 AM PST


Morley Observer

Annual ringing of St Mary's pancake bell
Morley Observer
Heather Raistrick, Shirley Varley and other members of the congregation at the annual pancake bell ringing at St Mary's in the Wood Church. 14:29 Wednesday 10 February 2016. 0. Have your say ...

A Real-Life German Fairytale You Can Be Part Of - Yahoo Travel

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 03:35 AM PST


Yahoo Travel

A Real-Life German Fairytale You Can Be Part Of
Yahoo Travel
This Valentine's day, skip the flowers and chocolates — instead, why don't you travel to a place that will remind you what love is really all about. That place is Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany, and when I visited last fall, I discovered a tale of romance ...

Jimi Hendrix house retuned for future - BBC News

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 11:09 PM PST


BBC News

Jimi Hendrix house retuned for future
BBC News
They're two properties side-by-side in one of London's most exclusive districts. By coincidence each address housed a famous name in music - though Handel lived in Brook Street, Mayfair 240 years before '60s rock god Jimi Hendrix. Now the adjoining ...

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WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO - Florida Weekly

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 09:04 PM PST


WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
Florida Weekly
Pet Party - The Gulf Coast Humane Society celebrates Valentine's Day from 6-8 p.m. during Yappy Hour at the Bell Tower Shops. Enjoy a kissing booth, vendors, music and more. 332-0364 or ... Author Event - Pat's Cards & Gifts hosts a book signing by ...

Croatia Big Ride - Cyclist

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 08:04 AM PST


Cyclist

Croatia Big Ride
Cyclist
The road swings east over a series of short sharp, lumpy climbs, the kind that can be tackled in the big ring, which makes it fun to ride. One of Ivo's favourite routes is to follow the main 116 road to the easterly tip of the island and .... But as ...

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Best destination in the US? Fall in love with Philadelphia, says Lonely Planet - The Guardian

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 06:21 AM PST


The Guardian

Best destination in the US? Fall in love with Philadelphia, says Lonely Planet
The Guardian
Ringing out … the Liberty Bell with Independence Hall in the background at Philadelphia's Independence National Historic Site. Photograph: ... Recently recognised as the US's first and only world heritage city and visited by the pope in 2015, Philly's ...

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Recent Missouri Editorials - FireEngineering.com

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 05:50 AM PST


Recent Missouri Editorials
FireEngineering.com
One complaint is the ban on lawmakers becoming consultants would not apply to current members. Also, some ... The event destroyed homes and buildings, altered the flow of the Mississippi River and reportedly rang church bells hundreds of miles away.

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Shrove Tuesday: Pancake bell rung at Newark Parish Church - Newark Advertiser

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 05:32 AM PST


Newark Advertiser

Shrove Tuesday: Pancake bell rung at Newark Parish Church
Newark Advertiser
Tower captain Mr John Raithby said: "This tradition dates right back to pre-reformation times. "It's an important tradition to uphold and an important event in the church calendar." Anyone interested in becoming a bellringer at Newark can contact Mr ...

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CHICAGO's lead problems — RAUNER's Texas aspirations — COUNCIL eyes TIF surplus - Politico

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 04:31 AM PST


CHICAGO's lead problems — RAUNER's Texas aspirations — COUNCIL eyes TIF surplus
Politico
By Mark Guarino (markguarino10@gmail.com; @markguarino) with Manuela Tobias (mtobias@politico.com; @manuelatobiasm). Happy Tuesday, Illinois! Thirsty? Watch that tap. The big news Monday is that most Chicagoans are likely drinking water pulled ...

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Desert God wins Rs. 2.17 cr at Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby - Economic Times

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 03:58 AM PST


Economic Times

Desert God wins Rs. 2.17 cr at Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby
Economic Times
MUMBAI: It was a perfect, sunny Sunday afternoon for equestrian lovers who were up for a treat with the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby 2016 that witnessed some fierce competition. The energy-packed battle of thoroughbreds on the race track was ...

Welcome spring at Beoley's annual Snowdrop Weekend - Redditch Standard

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 02:08 AM PST


Redditch Standard

Welcome spring at Beoley's annual Snowdrop Weekend
Redditch Standard
VISITORS to Beoley's annual Snowdrop Weekend will have the chance to try their hand at bell-ringing along with ringing the first snowdrop of Spring. ... Visit www.stleonardsbeoley.org.uk or telephone John Gardner on 01527 62148 for more information.

Plymouth fiction - Colouring Mother by Babs Horton - Plymouth Herald

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 01:11 AM PST


Plymouth fiction - Colouring Mother by Babs Horton
Plymouth Herald
Up, up to the top of the world that is blue and black with birds, past villages where church bells and cowbells peal away the day. The car plummets hell for leather down steep tracks. They are in a land where the sun burns on and on. There is dust and ...

Five most famous clock towers from around the world - Economic Times

Posted: 08 Feb 2016 11:42 PM PST


Five most famous clock towers from around the world
Economic Times
The Great Bell was officially renamed in 2012 as the Elizabeth Tower to honour the diamond jubilee of Elizabeth II. It was completed in 1858 and is located at the north end of the Place of Westminster in London. How the nickname Big Ben came into ...

The One Last Party – One Year Later - TheOneRing.net

Posted: 08 Feb 2016 06:30 PM PST


TheOneRing.net

The One Last Party – One Year Later
TheOneRing.net
MITHRIL: It shows the true dedication of Ringers and TORn supporters that they made this happen. Do you have any particular stories about individual ... GREENDRAGON: Let me see if I can remember: Sala Baker, Bruce Hopkins, William Kircher, John Bell ...

Ray's Rant: Elizabeth Quay is fabulous but where is the shade in a heatwave? - WA today

Posted: 08 Feb 2016 06:25 PM PST


WA today

Ray's Rant: Elizabeth Quay is fabulous but where is the shade in a heatwave?
WA today
I made my first visit around 2pm on Friday and trekked from the Bell Tower side. There were a few hardy visitors – or perhaps international tourists who were unaware of the deadly effects that our summer sun can have in a very short space of time. I ...

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