Celebrating the Fourth with carillon music

Wesley Arai pushes down on the batons with his fists, and presses the pedals with the tips of his toes — delicately manipulating the 49 cast iron bells, which have made their home in the South Hill skyline.

Below, on the south lawn of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, dozens sit on lawn chairs or blankets and listen to the patriotic tunes wafting from Bishop Cross Tower, waiting for the fireworks to begin.

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BRIEF: Retreat focuses on holistic living

The Spirit Center Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho will host "Gardening of the Soul: Holistic Living" from July 20-22.

According to a press release the retreat will focus on how "soul gardening" can contribute to healthy living and attendees will explore concepts of holistic living through music, nutrition, art and movement.

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