Ticket feature: Handbell festival rings in season

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File photo The Eastern New Mexico Handbell Festival will bring 105 ringers together from Canyon and Levelland, Texas, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Clovis and Portales. Freedom New Mexico The 17th annual Eastern New Mexico Handbell Festival will kick off the holiday season on Saturday. Event organizer William Wood said the festival is held on the […]

Music will ring in holiday season

Cannon Connections file photo Michael Mazzetenta will come from Mesa, Ariz. to direct the public concert during the festival. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections staff writer The 17th annual Eastern New Mexico Handbell Festival will kick-off the holiday season on Saturday. Event organizer William Wood said the festival is held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving […]

Concert to revisit holiday sounds

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Courtesy photo Kathie Fink brings her handbell sounds to First United Methodist Church in Portales Friday night. CNJ staff Kathie Fink will present “Christmas Treasures: Revisited”, a solo handbell concert at 7 p.m. on Friday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Fink and her accompanist, Linda Maloney, toured in Germany and Finland in December […]

Handbell concert set for Saturday

The peal of bells will sound across Portales Saturday during the 15th annual Eastern New Mexico Fall Handbell Festival. The festival will feature 12 handbell choirs. The groups hail from Clovis, Portales, Levelland, Texas, Lovington, Eunice, Tucumcari, Roswell, Ruidoso, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, according to the press release. The program will include massed ringing pieces […]

Religion Digest: Handbell Festival set for Saturday

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant The 15th annual Eastern New Mexico Handbell Festival will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Portales, 200 S. Avenue C. Twelve handbell choirs from Clovis, Portales and the surrounding areas will be performing. Music on the program will include massed ringing pieces […]

Religion digest: Handbell solo

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Kathie Fink, handbell soloist, will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church. Fink will present “Legacy,” a solo handbell concert and tribute to her father, Larry Fink Sr. and the Fink Family Handbell Ringers. She will be accompanied on the piano by her sister-in-law, […]

Religion digest: Religious author to sign books

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Cynthia Davis, author of the “Footprints from the Bible” series, will sign copies of her books Dec. 9 at The Masters Centre, 810 E. 21st St. The signing will be from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Davis’ latest release is titled “Rahab’s Redemption.” Earlier titles include “I, […]

11/11 Religion Digest

CNJ staff Handbell festival to be held Nov. 19 The 13th annual Eastern New Mexico Fall Handbell Festival is being held at 4 p.m. on Nov. 19 at First United Methodist Church on 200 S. Ave. C. in Portales Admission is free. Offerings to help defray festival costs will be taken. Nine handbell choirs will […]

Religion Digest

Sandia Baptist choir presents musical The adult choir of Sandia Baptist Church, 1100 W. Manana Blvd., will present the musical, “Bound for Glory,” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The musical is directed by Michael Hailey, and the drama directed by Sandy Williams. Solos will be performed by Sarah Stevens, Robin Evans, Joyce Pruitt, T.J. Watson and […]