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Freemasons see young blood as key to survival

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  It’s out with the old at the Freemasons as the international society looks to boost the numbers of young people joining its ranks as it works to survive in the modern world. Founded in the 19th century in Europe before being exported to the U.S. and worldwide, freemasonry is also known as “the craft,” in homage to its roots in stonemasonry. It portrays itself as a “fraternal society” where its members support one another, providing a space for like-minded people to socialize at “lodges” and carry out charitable works, while enabling its six million members worldwide to improve themselves ... Read More »

Mystery solved: Creator of Highland Masonic symbols steps forward to explain

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      Following a recent Daily Herald story detailing the mysterious Masonic symbols adorning Highland’s clock tower, the creator of the tower has stepped forward to explain. If you want to understand the social culture of Highland, “don’t look at the political or voting maps,” said developer Randall Paul who lives in Highland. “Go down and look at the [LDS Church] ward maps, and then you will understand where people have their relationships.” The local culture inspired the clock tower. Paul said he was fascinated, after moving to Highland years ago, to witness the mayor stop a city council ... Read More »

Masonic breakfast to benefit Bartlett Recreation Nov. 24

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On Sunday, Nov. 24, the Mount Washington Valley Masonic Lodge opens its doors once again to host a breakfast buffet to benefit Bartlett Recreation Department, Breakfast with Santa. The Lodge is located above the movie theater in North Conway Village across from Schouler Park. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, ham, corned beef hash, baked beans, potatoes, fresh fruit, chef attended omelet station, cereals, oatmeal, pastries, juices, tea, hot chocolate, and coffee are all on the menu, for a small donation to the hosted Charity. This popular event is a “must attend” to support local charities and is a great ... Read More »

Masons give first graders tooth decay prevention kits

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More than 40 first grade students at Nancy Smith Elementary School, Texas recently received free tooth decay prevention kits from the Albany Masonic Lodge. Kits contain a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, a two minute timer (this is how long teeth should be brushed), a toothbrush cover, and information about good dental care in both English and Spanish for parents. (source: http://www.thealbanynews.net/archives/16408)   Read More »

Hundreds of masons gathered in Fenland to watch the Oklahoma Masonic Indian display team

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Hundreds of masons gathered at Wisbech St Mary at the weekend to watch a colourful demonstration of masonic rituals by a group of native American Indians. The Oklahoma Masonic Indian Degree display team are currently on a UK tour, and their visit to Fenland attracted about 300 fellow masons from around the eastern counties. Event organiser Brian January, the former secretary of the Caldwell Lodge based in March said: “It was an absolutely fascinating display of how Indian tribes use masonic symbols and rituals in America. “We were delighted to welcome the team to Fenland for the first time. They ... Read More »