A paranormal investigation at a ‘haunted’ Masonic lodge in Perth is to take place this Halloween. Angus-based medium John Spratt will undertake the probe inside the allegedly haunted Atholl Crescent building, which is titled Freemason’s Lodge Scoon and Perth No. 3. The public event is to raise money for Perth First Responders, which is based at the lodge. Chairman of the Perth First Responders charity, Richard Stibbles, told The Courier: “Through people’s personal experiences of paranormal things happening and previous investigations I’m sure the night will be interesting. “With it being such an old building, I’m sure it has a… read more:
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CHARITABLE members of Cotehele Lodge of Cornish Freemasons in Calstock completed a 90-mile walk at the weekend to raise funds for two charities: Teddies for Loving Care and Mind. The walk organised by Neythen Woolford, charity steward and chair at the Lodge, saw participants walk from Land’s End to Cotehele Lodge over three and a half days raising over £1,900 so… read more:
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Cumby Collegiate High School’s new building is almost ready to open. District, community and members of both the state and local Masonic lodges participated in a ceremony to dedicate the building’s cornerstone Saturday morning, Sept. 9. Cumby Collegiate ISD Superintendent Shelly Slaughter welcomed the crowd to the event, speaking of her excitement and pride for the new building and her gratitude to for the community’s willingness to support the project through a 2021 bond election. CCISD Board of Trustees President Jason Hudson expressed his gratituted to the Masons. Hudson explained his grandfather was a Mason for more than 65 years, and his oldest daughter received a Teacher of the Year award from Masonic Lodge No. 382. ‘We are very thankful for your servant work and serving our community as leaders and stewards,’ Hudson told the Masons present. ‘This is a blessed day, a day of Cumby history that is set by this covenant organization.’ The new $5.28 million 16,000-square foot high school building is built to… read more:
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A Belmont man will host a kayak race this October and donate the proceeds to the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford and Gold Star Teen Adventures. David Wilkes recently moved to Gaston County from Fayetteville. As a freemason living in close proximity to Fort Bragg, Wilkes became familiar with Gold Star Teen Adventures, an organization that works with children of military parents who have lost a parent in action. “It teaches them team building and coping skills,” Wilkes said. “Masons have three top virtues. It’s faith, hope, and charity.” According to Wilkes, Masonic lodges in every region might have a different focus when it comes to… read more:
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The Freemasons are sometimes seen as a secret society filled with special handshakes, hidden symbols and shadowy figures pulling the strings. To try and answer some of the common questions about what goes on in the organisation, BBC News’ Kevin Shoesmith met members at Hull’s Masonic Hall. Neil Armstrong, the grandly-titled past provincial grand sword bearer, said Freemasonry was “a band of men who believe in treating everyone equal”. He said members of the group also did “charitable work” and claimed it was the largest donor to charity after the lottery. Mr Armstrong said Freemasonry “originated with the stonemasons when they used to build all the cathedrals”. He added… read more:
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Many in the crowd outside the historic Routt County Courthouse on Saturday watched closely as Freemasons unsealed a time capsule that was placed behind the building’s cornerstone more than 100 years ago. A strong showing of community members and local officials gathered Saturday on the lawn at the historic courthouse to celebrate the building’s 100th anniversary. Throughout the morning, a number of events and tours marked the special occasion before the big birthday party culminated in the recovery of the 101-year-old time capsule. “If you look at the date, it was laid 100 years last year, so… read more:
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The Isle of Man Freemasons has donated a total of £2,600 to Sight Matters. Sight Matters, formerly the Manx Blind Welfare Society, has more than 600 members. It is an island charity that looks after the interests of those with serious sight loss. A spokesperson from Sight Matters said: ‘The Isle of Man Freemasons’ commitment to philanthropy and their dedication to making a meaningful impact in the community is commendable. ‘This donation will help Sight Matters to continue delivering crucial services and support to individuals facing the… read more:
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Members of Keller Masonic Lodge No. 1084 presented a cornerstone to be mounted on the Keller Center for Advanced Learning—located at 201 Bursey Road—on Aug. 26. According to a Keller ISD news release, members of the Keller Masonic Lodge and the Grand Lodge of Texas joined KISD administrators, trustees and community members for the dedication ceremony. It was the first cornerstone ceremony for the lodge in more than 110 years. According to the district news release, a Masonic cornerstone ceremony is a special occasion and tradition in freemasonry that dates back to the earliest days of the craft. The stone itself is built using ancient tools to be certain it’s square, straight and level, symbolizing the… read more:
Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation and local Maine Masonic Lodges provide bicycles for students to win, simply by reading books. The Bikes for Books program started in partnership with schools and libraries in Maine communities. “Over the past 16 years, we’ve been fortunate to give away over 15,000 bikes here in the state of Maine,” said Don Pratt, deputy grand master of the Maine Masons, in a news release from Susan Scacchi, executive director of the foundation. Maine Masons are committed to helping local community organizations accomplish their goals. With funding from the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation, the organization encourages students to read through Bikes for Books. Bikes for Books is under the umbrella of… read more:
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It’s long been one of the most secretive places in the country, but ahead of this weekend’s Open House Festival, James Murray gets an exclusive peek behind the imposing art deco facade of Freemasons’ Hall, the spiritual home of ‘The Craft’ For decades it has been one of the most secretive places in the country. Freemasons’ Hall, the imposing art deco building which stands sentry on Great Queen Street, in Holborn, central London, is the headquarters for English and Welsh freemasons and home to the United Grand Lodge of England. Since it was built in the early 1930s, tens of millions of people have walked past the outside and, in recent years, the public has been permitted into the Museum of Freemasonry in the same… read more:
Everyone in the Touchet Valley knows where to find Waitsburg Grocery. Some may not have realized that the building is the home of Masonic Lodge #16. Waitsburg’s current lodge was constructed in 1913 for $26,000 after the original structure was lost to fire. Members rebuilt with a second floor for Masonic use, reserving the ground floor for a… read more:
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Over the past couple of weeks, Freemasons have been helping to provide free school uniforms to children in West Cumbria. DPGM Bill Morley and Jeff Kane have been helping councillor Michael Eldon with the distribution of free School uniforms to the local community of Cleator Moor over the past weeks. They explain that it’s been a very busy time for some members. The aim was to support families whose children were starting back to school during the cost of living crisis. Neil Dixon, of Cumbria Freemasons, said… read more:
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Chattanooga Fire and Chattanooga Police are investigating an incident early Monday morning at the Chattanooga Masonic Center involving arson and vandalism. Chattanooga firefighters responded at 2:11 a.m. on Monday to the Masonic Lodge at 551 W 21st Street on a fire alarm activation. When CFD personnel arrived on scene, they found a fire on the left front exterior of the building which was quickly extinguished. The front doors were also open and as crews made entry, they found… read more:
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A ST ANN’S Chapel resident and freemason is aiming to complete a 90-mile walk to raise money for two charities. Neythen Woolford is planning to walk from Land’s End to Cotehele Lodge in Calstock over three and a half days next month to raise money for charities Teddies for Loving Care (TLC) and Mind. Neythen, who is the charity steward and chair at Cotehele Lodge of Cornish Freemasons in Calstock is passionate about giving back and helping his community in any way he can. ‘I like to give back to the community I’ve grown up in… read more:
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Lincolnshire/England – Grantham Freemasons’ Hall to open to the public for third time in its history
A historic hall will open to the public for just the third time in its 85-year history. The Grantham Freemasons’ Hall on Chambers Street will swing open its doors for a special public viewing as part of the Lincolnshire Heritage weekend. This will take place on Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10, from 11am to 3pm. The hall has been a cornerstone of Grantham life since… read more:
Crediton Freemasons recently presented two cheques for £300 each to two local charities, The Turning Tides Project and Age ConcernCrediton and District. Crediton Freemasons membership officer, W Bro Phillip Bourne presented the first cheque to Roger Hill, manager of The Turning Tides Project in Crediton which is based at Crediton Railway Station tea rooms. Roger said: “We offer equal access to music, art and life for those with learning disabilities or… read more:
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Massachusetts/US – Watertown Police Receive Stuffed Animals from Freemasons Lodge to Comfort Children
Watertown Police officers will have a new tool in their cruisers, a bag full of stuffed animals to comfort youngster who have experienced a difficult situation. The six bags full of plush toys come via a donation from the Bethesda Freemasons Lodge, which represents Watertown. The program is known as Project Delta. Officer Michael Stewart said he knows that they will be a useful tool. Recently, he was in a situation where he was keeping a… read more: