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A boat, a dream — and Christmas Day in New Orleans - TheSpec.com

Posted: 18 Dec 2017 11:42 AM PST


TheSpec.com

A boat, a dream — and Christmas Day in New Orleans
TheSpec.com
They approached in the dark and heard the Christmas Eve church bells pealing. The lock master leaned down and shouted "Merry Christmas." On Christmas Day, they were tied up by a boat big enough to have a Christmas tree. Harold and Corrie Jansen invited ...

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Let the church bells ring, Hinesville - Coastal Courier

Posted: 18 Dec 2017 11:02 AM PST


Coastal Courier

Let the church bells ring, Hinesville
Coastal Courier
Once the lines to the bell tower were repaired by a talented and brave sound technician, it was discovered that the bell control system was also not working — and unable to be repaired by Schulmerich Bells. After months of patience and numerous failed ...

Naperville club planning outdoor instruments in 'Harmony Park' - Chicago Daily Herald

Posted: 18 Dec 2017 10:16 AM PST


Chicago Daily Herald

Naperville club planning outdoor instruments in 'Harmony Park'
Chicago Daily Herald
Plans for the park are separate from an idea discussed this summer of potentially lowering the 72 bells of the Millennium Carillon to ground level and turning them into a "Harmony Garden" at Rotary Hill. Riverwalk stewards raised that possibility ...

Selle: Massive antique bell to ring true for Shanty Towne - Chicago Tribune

Posted: 18 Dec 2017 09:37 AM PST


Chicago Tribune

Selle: Massive antique bell to ring true for Shanty Towne
Chicago Tribune
It is a two-ton bronze bell cast in 1895 by the Stuckstede Bell Foundry in St. Louis. It hung in a French cathedral for 60 years, then in a Swiss church. It made its way back to the U.S. in 1981 when a private collector bought it. The historic bell ...

Bidford Christmas Tree Festival hailed success - Stratford upon Avon Herald

Posted: 18 Dec 2017 06:42 AM PST


Stratford upon Avon Herald

Bidford Christmas Tree Festival hailed success
Stratford upon Avon Herald
... the church and although numbers were down on previous years due to the bad weather on Sunday, the community choir turned out and sang carols in the afternoon. l Tree festival results: Families/individuals – Runner-up: That's The last Time I Leave ...

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Florida Southern a monument to Frank Lloyd Wright architecture - Palm Beach Daily News

Posted: 18 Dec 2017 06:10 AM PST


Palm Beach Daily News

Florida Southern a monument to Frank Lloyd Wright architecture
Palm Beach Daily News
It was to be like a hanging garden, and the bowtie metalwork up between the towers was intended to be fitted with special bells so that the chapel became a hanging garden and a carillon, but that was never completed. “That would have been unbelievable ...

Songs that were never written for Christmas - NEWS.com.au

Posted: 18 Dec 2017 05:02 AM PST


NEWS.com.au

Songs that were never written for Christmas
NEWS.com.au
Lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Julie Styne were also stuck in a heatwave, perhaps also wishing things were cooler, when they wrote Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! in July 1945. Again the song doesn't mention Christmas Another ring-in Christmas ...

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Bell ringers needed for United Way - Daily Journal Online

Posted: 18 Dec 2017 03:35 AM PST


Daily Journal Online

Bell ringers needed for United Way
Daily Journal Online
A festive group of coworkers ring the bell for the United Way of St. Francois County during the 2017 campaign. There are still spots available for bell ringers. Sign-up can be done online at unitedwayofsfc.org and click on the "volunteer" tab. Provided ...

What (if Anything) Does Carter Page Know? - The New York Times - New York Times

Posted: 18 Dec 2017 02:00 AM PST


New York Times

What (if Anything) Does Carter Page Know? - The New York Times
New York Times
They were closing in on Carter Page. It was the last day of November, and the onetime adviser to Donald Trump's campaign was dodging the tourists who clotted the sidewalks around Rockefeller Center and its famous Christmas tree. As Page wove his way ...
FBI warned Trump in 2016 Russians would try to infiltrate his campaignNBCNews.com

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John's real-time WW1 blog: Front line soldiers say reading the Advertiser 'cheers us up' - Harborough Mail

Posted: 18 Dec 2017 01:49 AM PST


Harborough Mail

John's real-time WW1 blog: Front line soldiers say reading the Advertiser 'cheers us up'
Harborough Mail
Certainly, the author is in the know when it comes to bell ringing which had almost died out through the war because of two reasons: traditionally, most bell ringers were men and there were not many of them left around and a government curb on bell ...

Tinsel and all the Christmas trimmings brought to you wrapped up in a blast from the past with Fanny Cradock on the ... - Somerset County Gazette

Posted: 18 Dec 2017 01:31 AM PST


Somerset County Gazette

Tinsel and all the Christmas trimmings brought to you wrapped up in a blast from the past with Fanny Cradock on the ...
Somerset County Gazette
As it states on Wikipedia: "Campanology (from Late Latin campana, "bell"; and Greek -λογία, -logia) is the study of bells. "It encompasses the technology of bells – how they are cast, tuned, rung, and sounded – as well as the history, methods, and ...

Medieval art of change ringing fills Houston churches with sound of music - KTRK-TV

Posted: 17 Dec 2017 08:47 PM PST


KTRK-TV

Medieval art of change ringing fills Houston churches with sound of music
KTRK-TV
On any given Sunday, Houston churches fill with the sound of music. For a few houses of worship, the music does not come from an organ or a piano, but from massive bells. In an age of electronic keyboards and digital sound, the toll of these massive ...

Llandegai, Gwynedd

Posted: 17 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

Ringing suspended: storm damage to church

Stanton Drew, Som

Posted: 17 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

Intention to augment noted

This is opioid addiction: Part I: How it ends - The Herald-Times

Posted: 17 Dec 2017 02:21 PM PST


The Herald-Times

This is opioid addiction: Part I: How it ends
The Herald-Times
There's a hesitation, a wisp of fear and apprehension, when the phone rings at 5 a.m.. Dominique Tafoya was dead from a heroin overdose at 19. Medics had tried to revive her there in her dad's pickup parked behind the church she had attended most all ...

Historically Speaking: Pioneering manufacturer trained in Norwch - Norwich Bulletin

Posted: 17 Dec 2017 01:03 PM PST


Historically Speaking: Pioneering manufacturer trained in Norwch
Norwich Bulletin
It eventually became known as the “Meneely Bell Foundry.” After Benjamin's death in 1824, his son, Julius, ran their foundry for a year and it was eventually absorbed by the Meneely Foundry. Benjamin's first large church tower bell was mounted in the ...

NOSTALGIA: Some bells of Marlow - but only four are still ringing - Bucks Free Press

Posted: 17 Dec 2017 03:35 AM PST


Bucks Free Press

NOSTALGIA: Some bells of Marlow - but only four are still ringing
Bucks Free Press
There are nine bells in the tower at All Saints Church. The smallest (1) is the oldest, and a remainder from the previous church on this site. It is the “Saunce” bell, rung to indicate that a sermon will be preached. It would be a difficult task, and ...

The incredible history of an Addington church where 5 Archbishops of Canterbury are buried - Croydon Advertiser

Posted: 17 Dec 2017 02:09 AM PST


Croydon Advertiser

The incredible history of an Addington church where 5 Archbishops of Canterbury are buried
Croydon Advertiser
The Bell Tower. The church tower has a belfry with six bells inside, the earliest dating from around 1380, as well as two 17th century bells. In 1875, the church was closed for a year while the north aisle and vestry were added and the tower raised to ...

Mauritius for adrenaline junkies - The Times

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:04 PM PST


The Times

Mauritius for adrenaline junkies
The Times
Sunlight and the spray from a 100ft waterfall are beating down on our soaked, scrunched-up faces. Tom's on one side of the rock face, I'm on the other and we're clinging to our respective ropes like a couple of inexpert bell-ringers. Tom, I should ...

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Barton u Needwood, Staffs

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

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Birtsmorton, Worcs

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

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Bungay, Suffolk

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

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Cathedine, Powys

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

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Elford, Staffs

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

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Elmsett, Suffolk

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

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Ettington, Warks

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

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Hugglescote, Leics

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

Flag added: pNBR wt of 6 as foundry records not as twr board

Kedington, Suffolk

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

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Lichfield, S Chad, Staffs

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

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Oadby, Leics

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

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Pillerton Hersey, Warks

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

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Redenhall, Norfolk

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

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Rolleston on Dove, Staffs

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

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Sudbury, S Gregory, Suffolk

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

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Whitnash, Warks

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

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Woolpit, Suffolk

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

Indication of toilet facility added

'Simbang Gabi' in PHL - Business Mirror

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 08:18 AM PST


Business Mirror

'Simbang Gabi' in PHL
Business Mirror
Thus, through the years, Simbang Gabi has become an important Christmas celebration among Roman Catholics and faithfuls from the Philippine Independent Church. The continuous ringing of church bells served as a beacon call to people. And parents would ...

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Bells ring to honour industrial pioneer - Peterborough Telegraph

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 08:05 AM PST


Peterborough Telegraph

Bells ring to honour industrial pioneer
Peterborough Telegraph
This bell would be rung until all were home and saved many lives. To enhance the area where the 'Voice of the City' sits three totem poles have been erected near to the underpass now named 'Foundry Walk'. The nameplates include two golden bells. It ...

Town council starts donation fund for bell restoration - Reporter-Times

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 06:44 AM PST


Town council starts donation fund for bell restoration
Reporter-Times
The church bell atop the Mooresville Government Center, which was formerly a church, was the primary topic of discussion at the Mooresville Town Council meeting Tuesday night. “At our previous meeting, J.J. Smith came in and offered to write a proposal ...

Tis the season to get that thing away from my tree - Daily Telegraph

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:10 AM PST


Daily Telegraph

Tis the season to get that thing away from my tree
Daily Telegraph
WE WERE faced with an unusual — or maybe it isn't — problem while putting up our Christmas tree on the weekend, and yes, I'm still sneaking back in and rehanging everything once the children have gone to bed. Look, I'm sorry, but if you really have ...

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How Norfolk showed the darker side of our love of booze - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 12:31 AM PST


Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

How Norfolk showed the darker side of our love of booze
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
After a service at the church, men, women, and children had dinner on the vicarage lawn instead. One East Anglian peculiarity was the 'gotch', a large drinking vessel often associated with bell ringers. You can still see examples at Beccles parish ...

Central Vermont Arts Preview | Rutland Herald - Rutland Herald

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 10:53 PM PST


Rutland Herald

Central Vermont Arts Preview | Rutland Herald
Rutland Herald
“Stories for a Winter's Eve,” Saturday in East Montpelier, features, from left, Patti Casey, Pete Sutherland, Kathryn Blume and Mark Nash. 'Stories for a Winter's Eve'. EAST MONTPELIER — “Stories for a Winter's Eve” creates the magic and warmth of ...

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Central Vermont Arts Preview - Rutland Herald

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 10:53 PM PST


Rutland Herald

Central Vermont Arts Preview
Rutland Herald
Michael Loris will play the unrestored 1908 McShane chime of 10 bells, the only completely original tower bell instrument in Vermont, and the matching 1872 bass bell (or bourdon), one of the largest bells in the Green Mountain State (weighing 2,552 ...

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Bellringer shortage has Melbourne's cathedrals sounding the alarm - The Age

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 10:46 PM PST


The Age

Bellringer shortage has Melbourne's cathedrals sounding the alarm
The Age
Calling on you: our cathedrals urgently need bellringers.

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St John's Church bell to stay silent in Hartford this Christmas - Northwich Guardian

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 10:34 PM PST


Northwich Guardian

St John's Church bell to stay silent in Hartford this Christmas
Northwich Guardian
This also means that the church clock will not strike the hour during this period. Rev Mike Smith, Vicar of Hartford, said: “The happy purpose of church bells is to call people to worship the Lord. “Since ours will be silent for a little longer, let me ...

Sounds of 44 voices, handbells set for St. Mary's - TheReporter.Com

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 06:29 PM PST


TheReporter.Com

Sounds of 44 voices, handbells set for St. Mary's
TheReporter.Com
No Christmas concert would be complete without the singing of popular carols and several are planned, plus handbell arrangements made local favorites by the former Sylvan Tintinnabulists (“Nutcracker,” “Ding Dong Merrily on High,” “The Ukrainian Bell ...

Check in, chill out: Vietnam's chic new hotel - The Times

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 04:03 PM PST


The Times

Check in, chill out: Vietnam's chic new hotel
The Times
There's the red-brick Notre Dame cathedral (closed for renovations), which was built using materials shipped from France, and over the road the central post office, designed by none other than Gustave Eiffel. The belle époque opera house is based on ...

Opportunities to help those in need, in Oakland County - The Oakland Press

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 01:14 PM PST


The Oakland Press

Opportunities to help those in need, in Oakland County
The Oakland Press
The Genesys Health Foundation in partnership with the Holly community invites families and friends to honor the memory of loved ones with The Tree of Love, a 30-foot tower of 700 live poinsettias. There are three ways to participate in the Tree of Love ...

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