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A journey through Italy's lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites - L'Italo Americano (subscription) (blog)

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 11:30 AM PST


L'Italo Americano (subscription) (blog)

A journey through Italy's lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites
L'Italo Americano (subscription) (blog)
Did you know that Italy counts a whooping 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? That makes it the country with the most sites on the World Heritage List. And while some are very well known around the globe – think glitzy Amalfi Coast, the stunning ...

Daily Meditation: Springtime - Huffington Post

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 10:00 AM PST


Huffington Post

Daily Meditation: Springtime
Huffington Post
Come from the greedy mart, the troubled street, And listen to the music, faint and sweet, That echoes ever to a listening ear, Unheard by those who will not pause to hear– The wayward chimes of memory's pensive bells, Wind-blown o'er misty hills and ...

After Six Years Pantha Du Prince is Back with a New Album - THUMP

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 09:24 AM PST


THUMP

After Six Years Pantha Du Prince is Back with a New Album
THUMP
The Triad, which comes out in May, is a reference to the band that now backs Weber, which includes members of the Norwegian campanology ensemble The Bell Laboratory and Scott Mao of Queens (formerly Queens on Dial). In a press release, Weber said: ...

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Bell of the balls - The Times (subscription)

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 09:20 AM PST


Bell of the balls
The Times (subscription)
Sir, Your report (Feb 18) on whether bellringing is a sport overshadows the perennial issue for bellringers: should it be classified as church music? As a former “pealer”, I think that a skilfully executed “Grandsire” or “Stedman” from the belltower ...

Suzdal's outdoor museum: Preserving traditions of wooden architecture - Russia Beyond the Headlines

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 08:40 AM PST


Suzdal's outdoor museum: Preserving traditions of wooden architecture
Russia Beyond the Headlines
In 1967, Suzdal was officially designated by the Soviet government as a historical heritage site. An important component of this ... The most imposing structure ​at the Suzdal museum of wooden architecture is the Church of the Transfiguration, built in ...

The Surprisingly Early History of Christianity in India - Smithsonian

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 05:11 AM PST


Smithsonian

The Surprisingly Early History of Christianity in India
Smithsonian
The church spire is as much a part of the landscape as the temple tower and the mosque's minaret. Although Christians constitute only 18.4 percent of Kerala's 34 ... The real showpieces of Kerala Christianity are its heritage churches, which express a ...

Redditch Snowdrop Festival bring hundreds to smell the flowers - Redditch Standard

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 04:16 AM PST


Redditch Standard

Redditch Snowdrop Festival bring hundreds to smell the flowers
Redditch Standard
Mayor of Redditch Councillor Pattie Hill was also in attendance, presenting prizes and certificates for the Children's Poetry Competition – Harriet Irving and Megan Beaman from Moons Moat First School. Due to the interest in 'chiming', the church's ...

Heritage BC honours preservation efforts - Delta-Optimist

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 02:15 AM PST


Heritage BC honours preservation efforts
Delta-Optimist
In 2012, the bell tower and building foundations were collapsing, but with careful repair the former church building is now home to the Delta Optimist. The Heritage BC Awards recognize best practices and high standards in heritage conservation. The ...

Should bell-ringing get sport status? - The Sun

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 03:54 PM PST


The Sun

Should bell-ringing get sport status?
The Sun
It was hoped sporting status would bring in new bell-ringers and raise the pastime's profile. Enthusiasts, known as campanologists, claim the activity burns up as many calories as a brisk walk due to having to climb church steps and pull on the heavy ...
Bell ringing to become a sport?Premier

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Bell ringing is a sport now? Five other church activities that deserve a medal... - ChristianToday

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 10:21 AM PST


ChristianToday

Bell ringing is a sport now? Five other church activities that deserve a medal...
ChristianToday
Forget the Superbowl, the Olympics and the World Cup. There's a new sport in town. And it's happening in your town... Church Bell-ringing! According to a lively debate going on in their in-house magazine – Ringing World – some campanologists think ...
Should bell-ringing get sport status?The Sun
Bell ringing to become a sport?Premier

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@ The Movies With Mark Hinson - Tallahassee.com

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 07:14 AM PST


Tallahassee.com

@ The Movies With Mark Hinson
Tallahassee.com
Horror film directed by William Brent Bell (“Stay Alive”), who packs a pretty nifty plot twist in this gotcha Gothic tale. (B-). AMC 20: 11:15 a.m.. Brooklyn. PG-13, 111 minutes. Brief profanity ... are very game to throw themselves so enthusiastically ...

TRAVEL: Bonjour to all things literary - Swindon Advertiser

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 05:22 AM PST


Swindon Advertiser

TRAVEL: Bonjour to all things literary
Swindon Advertiser
TEN steps, two more - right, nearly there. I caught my mother's hand as she lurched perilously on the tiny landing of Le Gros Horloge's viewing platform. Scrambling for ways to keep my frail mother upright, giving her a boost up narrow dungeon-like ...

Resident frustrated with bell ringers - Northern Natal Courier (blog)

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 05:17 AM PST


Northern Natal Courier (blog)

Resident frustrated with bell ringers
Northern Natal Courier (blog)
School children constantly ringing a gate bell and running away has left one Dannhauser resident frustrated. Fathima Khan, a resident of Albert Street, Dannhauser, has had to endure school children, from the nearby primary school, ringing the bell at ...

Bell Ringing To Become A Sport? - Daily Capital (Capital TV)

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 12:50 AM PST


Daily Capital (Capital TV)

Bell Ringing To Become A Sport?
Daily Capital (Capital TV)
Some campanologists, better known as bell ringers, argue it is a form of exercise and being given sports status would give the activity more funding and encourage new recruits. A bell ringing session can last around three hours and bell ringers say it ...

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Bell ringing to become a sport? - Premier

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 12:34 AM PST


Premier

Bell ringing to become a sport?
Premier
Michael Wigney, London Diocesean Guild of Church Bell Ringers, told Premier's News Hour some people are worried it will take away from worship: "Most bells are obviously in churches and to say it's a sport may detract from the objective to ring the ...
Should bell-ringing get sport status?The Sun

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The line-up for Dublin's St Patrick's Day Festival looks AMAZING - Irish Mirror

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 11:03 PM PST


Irish Mirror

The line-up for Dublin's St Patrick's Day Festival looks AMAZING
Irish Mirror
The theme of this year's St Patrick's Day Festival is Imagine If and it will run in Dublin from March 17 to 20. The weekend is expected to attract more than 100,000 overseas visitors and generate a staggering €73 million in extra revenue. The popular I ...

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Comedian's work-ex brings TV stardom for weekly journalists - HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 10:42 PM PST


HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk

Comedian's work-ex brings TV stardom for weekly journalists
HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk
Rhod was then dropped off at a car park in Lampeter where, after scouring the town's streets, he found a story about a mysterious bell ringer playing with church bells in the early hours of the morning. He then called Emma to tell her the tale, which ...

Hits and Misses - Vail Daily News

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 04:44 PM PST


Hits and Misses
Vail Daily News
Mark Huggeniv and Deacon Steve Baird of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration taking ashes and prayers on the road for Ash Wednesday, working their way through Vail and Beaver Creek's villages. HIT: To the biomass plant in Gypsum finally running ...

Tri-Town Weekly Community Calendar - KeepMEcurrent.com

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 02:16 PM PST


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. Parkinson's disease support group, for people just ...

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A ding-dong in the belfry for sport status - The Times (subscription)

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 01:08 PM PST


The Times (subscription)

A ding-dong in the belfry for sport status
The Times (subscription)
The idea, put forward in Ringing World as a means of attracting young recruits and extra funding, has divided Britain's 40,000 bellringers amid fears that it would sever the link between campanology and the church. Others argue that bellringers must ...

New faces installed on Morgan Square clock tower - Spartanburg Herald Journal

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 10:16 AM PST


New faces installed on Morgan Square clock tower
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Technicians with Christoph Paccard Bell Foundry out of Charleston installed new, 65-inch aluminum faces Wednesday as part of a $23,000 upgrade to make the clock fully functional again. In January, the company removed the remaining wooden clock faces, ...

Daily Meditation: Carefree Heart - Huffington Post

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 09:24 AM PST


Huffington Post

Daily Meditation: Carefree Heart
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 meditation features a poem by 19th century ...

In Borneo's Ruined Forests, Nomads Have Nowhere to Go - Smithsonian

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 08:12 AM PST


Smithsonian

In Borneo's Ruined Forests, Nomads Have Nowhere to Go
Smithsonian
A bird keeps letting out a four-note call that sounds like a bell chime, or a ringing cellphone. Heading back to the longhouse, I pass a large clearing where a .... We hear a chorus of gibbons down in the valley, then the crickets, then the six o'clock ...

Ding-dong for bell ringers as row breaks out over bid to be classed as a sport - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 08:08 AM PST


Telegraph.co.uk

Ding-dong for bell ringers as row breaks out over bid to be classed as a sport
Telegraph.co.uk
But the idea has not chimed well with the governing body, the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers (CCCBR). The council opposes the idea for fear it would jeopardise its relationship with church bodies, since bell ringing should be seen as part of ...
Ding-dong debate: Should church bell ringing be reclassified as a SPORT?Express.co.uk

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Ding-dong debate: Should church bell ringing be reclassified as a SPORT? - Express.co.uk

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 05:46 AM PST


Express.co.uk

Ding-dong debate: Should church bell ringing be reclassified as a SPORT?
Express.co.uk
... as a sport in order to gain access to more funding, raise its profile and to make it 'cool' for children. Many ringers argue that a peal - a loud ringing of church bells - is physically demanding and competitive, with some sessions lasting as long ...

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Veteran Ivor Turner was given France's highest honour - Western Daily Press

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 02:34 AM PST


Western Daily Press

Veteran Ivor Turner was given France's highest honour
Western Daily Press
At the time of Mr Turner's funeral the church bells in Rots, will ring to show respect for him, and for another member of 46 Commando, George McLaren, who died at the end of last year. The ceremony has extra poignancy because the church belfry and ...

Historic church bell could be rehomed at Halliwell Jones Stadium if fundraising success continues - Warrington Guardian

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 02:06 AM PST


Warrington Guardian

Historic church bell could be rehomed at Halliwell Jones Stadium if fundraising success continues
Warrington Guardian
THE Halliwell Jones Stadium and Town Hall have been highlighted as potential homes for a historic bell dating back to 1883 if fundraising efforts continue to prosper. Warrington Civic Society has been bidding to save the Crosfield bell and praised the ...

Community is raising the roof at Sausthorpe church - Skegness Standard

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 01:14 AM PST


Skegness Standard

Community is raising the roof at Sausthorpe church
Skegness Standard
It was back in October when villagers who wanted to see St Andrew's Church thrive for future generations gathered in a chilly Sausthorpe Institute to be told the harsh reality of their plight. Repairs to the slate church roof are expected to cost £115 ...

Church group rings in support for local residents - Bdaily

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 01:05 AM PST


Bdaily

Church group rings in support for local residents
Bdaily
A Bridlington church group put its bell ringing skills to good use by helping care home staff purchase extra learning equipment for residents. The Priory Hand Bell Ringers have a close relationship with neighbouring Kirkgate House, a specialist home ...

The art of bellringing through the eyes of a local master - dailytelegraph.com.au

Posted: 16 Feb 2016 09:43 PM PST


dailytelegraph.com.au

The art of bellringing through the eyes of a local master
dailytelegraph.com.au
“When I told her that I had been, she said I should get back into it and gave me a list of all the bell towers in Australia.” When Mr Cooke arrived home and finally looked at the list, he was surprised to see that there was a ring of six bells at St ...

A Last Semester Project Leads to a Happy Ending - StyleBlueprint (blog)

Posted: 16 Feb 2016 03:39 PM PST


StyleBlueprint (blog)

A Last Semester Project Leads to a Happy Ending
StyleBlueprint (blog)
“We were walking around and reliving the Thanksgiving holiday, and we found our way to a little bell tower at the park,” Natalie remembers. “Will was so sweet and was telling me how much he missed me and said he never wanted to spend another holiday ...

Historical Profile - CullmanSense

Posted: 16 Feb 2016 06:26 AM PST


CullmanSense

Historical Profile
CullmanSense
Standing in front of the Seventh Street Baptist Church bell and tower are members of the church's Historical Committee. They are ... “This brings us back to the annex and belfry that was built onto the existing church in 1927,” Al-Dijaili continued ...

What does the future hold for St Mary Redcliffe in £15m make-over? - Bristol Post

Posted: 15 Feb 2016 10:10 PM PST


What does the future hold for St Mary Redcliffe in £15m make-over?
Bristol Post
It is the iconic pinnacle of Bristol's skyline – and there is something seemingly timeless about the elegant outline of St Mary Redcliffe, the church Queen Elizabeth I famously called "the fairest, goodliest and most famous parish church in England ...

Dog sled race draws crowd in the Upper Peninsula - WILX-TV

Posted: 15 Feb 2016 07:36 PM PST


WILX-TV

Dog sled race draws crowd in the Upper Peninsula
WILX-TV
In the Upper Peninsula this weekend, dog sled teams competed to be the first across the finish line in the U.P. 200 Dog Sled Race in Marquette. As mushers and their dogs charged toward the finish line last night, a big crowd of bell ringers was there ...

Bells will ring out to celebrate restoration of Edmonton church tower - Barnet Press

Posted: 15 Feb 2016 03:42 PM PST


Barnet Press

Bells will ring out to celebrate restoration of Edmonton church tower
Barnet Press
A CHURCH is celebrating the restoration of its 62 foot high church tower which means the bells can ring out again. Scaffolding ... The church will also mark the tower's restoration with a day of bell ringing on Saturday February 27 from 10am to 5pm ...

Pataskala Elementary School seeks to preserve bell tower - The Newark Advocate

Posted: 15 Feb 2016 02:43 PM PST

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