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Tower Safety and Risk Assessment

Posted: 15 Jan 2016 08:55 AM PST

The CCCBR Tower Stewardship Committee has published Guidance Note GN4 version 9 and two accompanying Risk Assessment examples.

Ten great things to do in and around Plymouth over the coming week (January 15 ... - Plymouth Herald

Posted: 15 Jan 2016 03:46 AM PST


Ten great things to do in and around Plymouth over the coming week (January 15 ...
Plymouth Herald
A pealing pastime. Ding dong! The Minister Church or St Andrew are inviting one and all to have a go at bell ringing on Tuesday. Fergus Stracey, the Tower Captain, will be there to show you the ropes.

Church Bells Ring Out David Bowie Melody, Space Oddity (Watch) - Good News Network

Posted: 14 Jan 2016 02:57 PM PST


Good News Network

Church Bells Ring Out David Bowie Melody, Space Oddity (Watch)
Good News Network
David Bowie, always reinventing and changing the face of modern music with showmanship and innovation, would be proud of the innovative ways his fans are remembering him, since his passing Sunday at the age of 69. Of course, astronaut Chris Hadfield's ...

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Folk dancing visits Christchurch - 3News NZ

Posted: 14 Jan 2016 12:39 PM PST


Folk dancing visits Christchurch
3News NZ
... but the dancers say they're here to showcase the city's creativity. They've got thick skins as they're mocked where ever they go, but Morris dancers are determined to show off their moves on the streets of Christchurch. It's ancient English folk ...

Daily Meditation: Sacred Spirit - Huffington Post

Posted: 14 Jan 2016 08:45 AM PST


Huffington Post

Daily Meditation: Sacred Spirit
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 beautiful composition by ...

MSU Beaumont Tower bells: They toll for thee - WKAR

Posted: 14 Jan 2016 08:08 AM PST


WKAR

MSU Beaumont Tower bells: They toll for thee
WKAR
Current State's Jamie Paisley went to the very top of the tower to inspect the series of bells up there, part of an instrument called a carillon. The last set of stairs is very steep, but getting up there is all in a day's work for Professor Ray ...

Welcome to Our Parish – St. Ann, Cable - Catholic Herald

Posted: 14 Jan 2016 07:51 AM PST


Catholic Herald

Welcome to Our Parish – St. Ann, Cable
Catholic Herald
“St. Ann Parish draws its congregation from at least as far as neighboring Barnes and Grandview. Largely an older congregation, it cherishes its seasoning of young families with growing children, as well as its summer residents and frequent tourists ...

St. Mary's on Broadway receives $50000 grant to restore historic stained glass - Rhode Island Newspaper

Posted: 14 Jan 2016 06:28 AM PST


Rhode Island Newspaper

St. Mary's on Broadway receives $50000 grant to restore historic stained glass
Rhode Island Newspaper
The Church of St. Mary recently received a $50,000 grant from the Champlin Foundations to restore the historic stained glass. As Pastor Msgr. Jacques Plante explained during a recent tour of the church, most of those funds will be directed toward ...

St Patrick's clock face on Hamill's Tower - Dundalk Democrat

Posted: 14 Jan 2016 06:20 AM PST


Dundalk Democrat

St Patrick's clock face on Hamill's Tower
Dundalk Democrat
Have you noticed that the clock face on the Hamill Tower of St. Patrick's, facing into Roden Place, appears to be weeping! It has been like that for some considerable time (no pun intended) but I think the tear stain is more noticeable recently because ...

Remembering Calgary's tireless advocate of musical bells, John Nelson - Calgary Herald

Posted: 14 Jan 2016 05:02 AM PST


Calgary Herald

Remembering Calgary's tireless advocate of musical bells, John Nelson
Calgary Herald
For whom did the bell toll? (Not incidentally, Donne would say it tolls for all of us.) It tolled for the very man who installed the tower's bells some 46 years ago. Bell-ringing as a form of musical entertainment is as old as Donne, but the practice ...

The 10 best luxury ski resorts - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 14 Jan 2016 04:42 AM PST


Telegraph.co.uk

The 10 best luxury ski resorts
Telegraph.co.uk
Dominated by an elegant green and white campanile (bell tower), the Corso is flanked by candle-lit restaurants, intimate wine bars and chic boutiques. Locals stop and chat outside the Co-op general store, duck into the Enoteca wine bar for apéritifs ...

Musical trio bang out score for silent film - Toledo Blade

Posted: 14 Jan 2016 04:22 AM PST


Toledo Blade

Musical trio bang out score for silent film
Toledo Blade
Ann Arbor composer and “sonic-artist” Frank Pahl has made his career exploring numerous styles of music including what he calls “toy pop,” music performed entirely on children's instruments and toys. He and his brainchild, the Little Bang ... As a part ...

Help us restore our 'perfectly proportioned' Lady Chapel at St Mary's Roman ... - Derby Telegraph

Posted: 14 Jan 2016 02:56 AM PST


Help us restore our 'perfectly proportioned' Lady Chapel at St Mary's Roman ...
Derby Telegraph
The Lady Chapel at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Derby and, above, some of the uncovered ceiling panels. ... He also provided designs for the decorations and furnishings of the Palace of Westminster and the design of the tower of Big Ben.

Gainford's bells ring out to celebrate anniversary - Teesdale Mercury

Posted: 14 Jan 2016 12:14 AM PST


Gainford's bells ring out to celebrate anniversary
Teesdale Mercury
PEOPLE in Gainford were treated a peal of the village's church bells that lasted almost three hours and included 40,320 chimes. Each of St Mary's six bells, the largest of which weighs 600kg, were struck 5,040 times on Tuesday, December 28, ...

The world is about to discover the wonders of Lake Iseo - Spectator.co.uk

Posted: 13 Jan 2016 08:12 PM PST


Spectator.co.uk

The world is about to discover the wonders of Lake Iseo
Spectator.co.uk
Iseo's waters shimmer benignly amid nothing more disruptive than birdsong, the splashing of traghetti boats and the occasional peal of church bells. Inevitably, a few cognoscenti have rumbled Lake Iseo's unique brand of magic over the years. 'Dear ...

VIDEO | San Sebastian Church's gothic charm draws visitors, stirs support for ... - InterAksyon

Posted: 13 Jan 2016 07:27 PM PST


InterAksyon

VIDEO | San Sebastian Church's gothic charm draws visitors, stirs support for ...
InterAksyon
Highlighting the beauty and the deterioration of the basilica, the foundation aims to help people understand why San Sebastian must be saved today,” a press release from the church noted. On a larger perspective, the ... of heritage,” she added. The ...

Local church briefs - Lebanon Daily News

Posted: 13 Jan 2016 04:31 PM PST


Lebanon Daily News

Local church briefs
Lebanon Daily News
The Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, in observance of its year long celebration of the 125th Anniversary, will observe SALEM SUNDAY at their 9:00 a.m. Worship service with special music by the senior vocal choir and the Psalm Bell Ringers.

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Oak Bluffs Town Column: Jan. 15 - The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News

Posted: 13 Jan 2016 03:11 PM PST


Oak Bluffs Town Column: Jan. 15
The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News
The two storied, multi-columned building with a mansard styled roof and two story bell tower resembled the Massachusetts State House, and there was $75,000 appropriated for its construction. It was never built. Instead, in the 1960s architect Winthrop ...

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Restoration of the bells keeps church at the centre of Devon village life - Western Morning News

Posted: 13 Jan 2016 06:08 AM PST


Western Morning News

Restoration of the bells keeps church at the centre of Devon village life
Western Morning News
The historic set of six tower bells (dating from 1777) will be taken to Whitechapel bell foundry for complete overhaul and a new eight bell frame will be manufactured allowing two new lighter bells to be added which will be easier to ring for learners ...

Twenty things the Church of England has done for us - The Guardian

Posted: 13 Jan 2016 05:30 AM PST


The Guardian

Twenty things the Church of England has done for us
The Guardian
If anything, I would probably believe in England a bit more if we became a fully secular country with no established Church, no religious ritual associated with the coronation (ideally no monarchy anyway), no bishops in the House of Lords (again ...

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Traditional Mystery play told in Old Town church - Bexhill Observer

Posted: 13 Jan 2016 03:45 AM PST


Traditional Mystery play told in Old Town church
Bexhill Observer
The play is directed by local drama expert Heather Leech who also directs the Good Friday Procession of Witness and will be a rehearsed play reading performed in Brechtian style with multi casting. The Parish bell ringers will provide music and sound ...

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Traditional Mystery play told in Old Town church - Hastings and St. Leonards Observer

Posted: 13 Jan 2016 03:39 AM PST


Traditional Mystery play told in Old Town church
Hastings and St. Leonards Observer
The play is directed by local drama expert Heather Leech who also directs the Good Friday Procession of Witness and will be a rehearsed play reading performed in Brechtian style with multi casting. The Parish bell ringers will provide music and sound ...

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“These events show to the world that we still savour our freedom” - EN DELFI

Posted: 13 Jan 2016 02:41 AM PST


EN DELFI

“These events show to the world that we still savour our freedom”
EN DELFI
The world watched as 13 protesters were killed and hundreds wounded at the Vilnius TV Tower. Related articles: “Soviet tanks ... Throughout Lithuania church bells rang, calling up people to central points in their cities and towns to be driven en masse ...

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Calgary Tower broadcasts 30 years of local music over downtown core - Gauntlet

Posted: 12 Jan 2016 09:38 PM PST


Gauntlet

Calgary Tower broadcasts 30 years of local music over downtown core
Gauntlet
After the list of songs was finalized, Burima went to work creating a medley of the tracks that was performed at HPR's opening night on the Calgary Tower's carillon, a giant instrument comprised of a set of bronze bells. A recording was made after ...

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Cave Spring finds its defense, rallies to beat Salem in boys basketball - Roanoke Times

Posted: 12 Jan 2016 08:08 PM PST


Roanoke Times

Cave Spring finds its defense, rallies to beat Salem in boys basketball
Roanoke Times
Jack was retired from Nomar Casting in Elliston, Va., and previously worked for Bell Foundry in Lynchburg, Va., and Virginia Foundry in Roanoke, Va. He was a member of East Gate Church of the Nazarene, and was a former member of the Wesleyan Church.

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National Morris Dancing Tour to showcase Canterbury creativity - The Press

Posted: 12 Jan 2016 04:17 PM PST


The Press

National Morris Dancing Tour to showcase Canterbury creativity
The Press
... Tannery and Cathedral Square in a flurry of sticks, bells and folk dancing to accordion music. Ashley-based tour organiser Jeneane Hobby said she wanted to host the tour as an opportunity to display the "wonderful, creative feel" of the city post ...

Pickleball celebrates its 1st anniversary at Carter Athletic Center - Roanoke Times

Posted: 12 Jan 2016 03:05 PM PST


Roanoke Times

Pickleball celebrates its 1st anniversary at Carter Athletic Center
Roanoke Times
Jack was retired from Nomar Casting in Elliston, Va., and previously worked for Bell Foundry in Lynchburg, Va., and Virginia Foundry in Roanoke, Va. He was a member of East Gate Church of the Nazarene, and was a former member of the Wesleyan Church.

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Bell ringers embark on marathon tribute to predecessors killed in First World War - The Northern Echo (registration)

Posted: 12 Jan 2016 09:49 AM PST


The Northern Echo (registration)

Bell ringers embark on marathon tribute to predecessors killed in First World War
The Northern Echo (registration)
A GROUP of bell ringers have launched an epic memorial to their predecessors who were killed fighting in the First World War. Enthusiasts of the ancient art from across the country will spend up to 60 hours over the next three years marking the deaths ...

Police: Boy agreed to be set aflame while friend filmed it - Roanoke Times

Posted: 12 Jan 2016 09:45 AM PST


Roanoke Times

Police: Boy agreed to be set aflame while friend filmed it
Roanoke Times
Jack was retired from Nomar Casting in Elliston, Va., and previously worked for Bell Foundry in Lynchburg, Va., and Virginia Foundry in Roanoke, Va. ... Tabor Lantz; his daughters, Robin L. VanDette (Mark) of Braselton, Ga., and Cindy L. Poff (Ricky ...

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Why does the Family Research Council have a ticket to the State of the Union ... - AMERICAblog (blog)

Posted: 12 Jan 2016 07:51 AM PST


AMERICAblog (blog)

Why does the Family Research Council have a ticket to the State of the Union ...
AMERICAblog (blog)
So why not lump Davis in at the bottom of the cast of characters with "assorted townspeople, hunchbacks, bell ringers, and dwarves?" In fact, there is nothing that says the president has to give a SOTU address -- only that he has to report to the ...

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Church Bells Ring Out 'Space Oddity' In Spine-Tingling David Bowie Tribute - Huffington Post

Posted: 12 Jan 2016 06:24 AM PST


Huffington Post

Church Bells Ring Out 'Space Oddity' In Spine-Tingling David Bowie Tribute
Huffington Post
David Bowie's death has rightfully sparked a multitude of tributes, but this could be the most spine-tingling of them all. Bells at a 634-year-old church tower in the Netherlands rang out the tune of his 1969 classic "Space Oddity" on Monday. Marchal ...
Church Bells Ring Out Space Oddity In Beautiful Tribute To David BowieCarbonated.tv (blog)

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Daleville resident Zachery Kelly makes Newberry College dean's list - Roanoke Times

Posted: 12 Jan 2016 03:04 AM PST


Daleville resident Zachery Kelly makes Newberry College dean's list
Roanoke Times
Jack was retired from Nomar Casting in Elliston, Va., and previously worked for Bell Foundry in Lynchburg, Va., and Virginia Foundry in Roanoke, Va. He was a member of East Gate Church of the Nazarene, and was a former member of the Wesleyan Church.

Touching David Bowie Space Oddity tribute by church bellringers is moving ... - Mirror.co.uk

Posted: 12 Jan 2016 02:59 AM PST


Mirror.co.uk

Touching David Bowie Space Oddity tribute by church bellringers is moving ...
Mirror.co.uk
This touching tribute to David Bowie brought tears to the eyes of fans as they heard it blasting out from a church in the Netherlands. Space Oddity could be heard across the town of Utrecht as it was rung out from the bells of the tallest church in the ...

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Local children's choirs sing at papal Masses in Rome - Catholic San Francisco

Posted: 12 Jan 2016 12:05 AM PST


Local children's choirs sing at papal Masses in Rome
Catholic San Francisco
The Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers joined 6,000 children from around the world for the 40th annual Pueri Cantores Festival in Rome and sang at several Masses and concerts, with the highlight the papal Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at St.

Scent dog hit on odors in Jesse Matthew's car, home - Roanoke Times

Posted: 11 Jan 2016 07:10 PM PST


Scent dog hit on odors in Jesse Matthew's car, home
Roanoke Times
Jack was retired from Nomar Casting in Elliston, Va., and previously worked for Bell Foundry in Lynchburg, Va., and Virginia Foundry in Roanoke, Va. ... Tabor Lantz; his daughters, Robin L. VanDette (Mark) of Braselton, Ga., and Cindy L. Poff (Ricky ...

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Daily Meditation: Mercy And Peace - Huffington Post

Posted: 11 Jan 2016 05:03 PM PST


Huffington Post

Daily Meditation: Mercy And Peace
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 poem by English writer William ...

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Glug glug: Eggnog time isn't over yet - Roanoke Times (blog)

Posted: 11 Jan 2016 12:22 PM PST


Roanoke Times (blog)

Glug glug: Eggnog time isn't over yet
Roanoke Times (blog)
Jack was retired from Nomar Casting in Elliston, Va., and previously worked for Bell Foundry in Lynchb
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