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    Sunday 'Thankskeeping' at the Federated Church EAST ARLINGTON >> At the start of this week of Thanksgiving all are invited to the 10 a.m. Service of Worship at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road on Sunday, November 22 when the theme of giving thanks will take on new meaning. 
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    11/06/2015 09:57 PM EST - TOday Special announcement: Spaghetti Supper NORTH BENNINGTON >> A Spaghetti Supper will be held at the North Bennington Congregational Church, 8 Bank Street, on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m The menu includes spaghetti, tossed salad, Italian bread, beverages and dessert. Adults are $7, children under 12 are $4, preschoolers are free. Full Story

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    10/30/2015 09:49 PM EDT - SUNday St. Peter's worship and events BENNINGTON >> The Rev. Justin Lanier will preside as St. Peter's Episcopal Church celebrates the Holy Eucharist using Rite I of the Book of Common Prayer on All Saints Day Sunday, Nov. 1, at the 8 a.m. service. At the 10 a.m. service, we will celebrate the Eucharist using Rite II, with music and singing, accompanied by the choir. Full Story

    Israel lifts Muslim age limit at Jerusalem shrine
    10/23/2015 10:17 PM EDT - RAMALLAH, WEST BANK >> Muslim prayers at a major Jerusalem shrine, the epicenter of weeks of unrest, ended peacefully Friday after Israel lifted restrictions on worshippers in an apparent bid to ease tensions. Meanwhile, violence continued in the West Bank where Palestinians threw a firebomb at an Israeli car, wounding a mother and her two children. Full Story

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    10/23/2015 10:17 PM EDT - Today, Oct. 24 Announcement Chicken and Biscuit Supper HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. >> On Oct. 24, the First Baptist Church of Hoosick Falls Youth Group will host a Family Style Chicken and Biscuit Supper to raise money to attend the yearly youth convention in November. All proceeds for this event will be going directly to any youth in need of funds to attend the Christian convention where their Full Story

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    10/16/2015 09:35 PM EDT - tODAY Roast beef supper PITTSTOWN, N.Y. >> Roast Beef Supper at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall (located just off route 7) on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. Menu: roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables. cole slaw, rolls, homemade piesand beverages. Price: $13.00 adults; $5. Full Story

    Vatican: Pope met with gay student, partner in Davis twist
    10/02/2015 09:19 PM EDT - VATICAN CITY >> The Vatican on Friday distanced Pope Francis from Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk at the center of the U.S. gay marriage debate, saying she was one of dozens of people the pope greeted as he left Washington and that their encounter "should not be considered a form of support of her position. Full Story

    France tells Putin to confine airstrikes to Islamic State
    10/02/2015 09:18 PM EDT - PARIS >> With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Holland told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Moscow's airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels opposing the Damascus government. Hollande used a meeting on Ukraine to address Western concerns that Russia's airstrikes would serve to strengthen Syrian Full Story

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    10/02/2015 09:16 PM EDT - Today Peace Pagoda celebrates anniversary PETERSBURGH, N.Y. >> The Grafton Peace Pagoda will observed the 22nd anniversary celebration of its opening today, beginning at 11 a.m. The celebration will include a Buddhist Sacred Ceremony, the story of the Grafton Peace Pagoda land donation, an account of a peace pagoda rising in the state of Washington, and interfaith prayers for peace with a Full Story

    Pope Francis mingles with high and low in New York visit
    09/25/2015 09:25 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> Sweeping through the landmarks of America's biggest and brashest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to families of the 9/11 victims at ground zero, warnings to world leaders at the United Nations, and encouragement to children — many of them immigrants — at a Catholic school in East Harlem. Full Story