Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Picnic On May 3

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Parish Picnic at Sts. Peter and Paul Baslica, 214 East 8th St., will be Saturday, May 3, noon to 5:15 p.m. in Varallo Parish Hall.  Hot dogs, BBQ, slaw, and chili will be provided.  Please sign up to bring side dishes.  Inflatables, carnival games and cotton candy will be available.  All parishioners are welcome.




60-Year-Old Ministry Breaks Ground On New Headquarters In Collegedale

The international media evangelism ministry, It Is Written, is breaking ground on a new ministry headquarters on July 10 at 10 a.m. The groundbreaking ceremony will feature It Is Written representatives, local government and business leaders, and Seventh-day Adventist church leadership. The groundbreaking ceremony will begin at the fellowship hall of the Collegedale ... (click for more)

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Improvements On The Glass Bridge

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Roy Exum: Heroes Gather On July 14

Oliver North, whose journey as American patriot has not been an easy one, never lost hope. He once admitted he lied to Congress under oath, was found guilty of three felony counts after he followed the direct orders of his superiors, and then endured the wrath of the ignorant before the ACLU – of all sources – had the charges vacated. The former Lt. Colonel in the Marine Corps ... (click for more)