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VIDEO: India’s surviving town crier keeps a dying tradition alive during Ramadan

Akbar Warsi belongs to the last generation of town criers in India. Carrying forward an age-old tradition, he walks through the streets of Old Delhi at night during Ramdan, waking up devotees for suhoor (pre-dawn meal). Warsi calls out neighborhood people ... read more

Town Crier: Montera Middle’s musical instruments damaged

When musicians at Montera Middle School hit the road recently, they had no idea that some of their instruments would hit the road too — literally. Coming back from a competition in which they earned top honors, the side panel on one of their rented ... read more

Town Crier: community meetings June 11-17

Celebration of Life for breast cancer survivors, 1 p.m., Palms Cafe, 1609 W. Innes St. Mary maryknappnc@gmail.com or 980-234-4479. Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education work session, 1 p.m., 500 N. Main St Kannapolis Board of Education, 5 p.m., KCS ... read more

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Town Crier: Wednesday's Highlights

Alcoholics Anonymous: 6:30 a.m., 917 N. Beech; 8:30 a.m., 500 S. Wolcott; 10 a.m., 328 E. A; noon, 500 S. Wolcott; 2 p.m., 917 N. Beech; 5:30 p.m., 1124 Elma, Imitate the Image Church; 5:30 p.m., 328 E. A; 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, closed; 7 p.m., 520 CY; 8 ... read more

The Personal Wake-Up Call to Prayers, a Ramadan Tradition, Is Endangered

But nothing prepared him for the rise of New Delhi’s electricity grid and its many cellphones. The 68-year-old Mr. Shafiq is known here as a town crier. The job has been made gradually obsolete by the arrival decades ago of the city’s electricity ... read more

Ahrens honored at State of Cities annual luncheon

(Last year’s recipients, Town Crier publishers Liz and Paul Nyberg, were on vacation.) Since settling here, Ahrens has designed and built more than 100 homes throughout Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, including Los Altos Mayor Jean Mordo’s residence. read more

Pity the Immigrant Warrior: How NPR Elides Facts to Further Hegemony

Complaints about media bias are as old as the town crier, and today are institutionalized online. A bunch of watchdog groups, such as FAIR and Media Matters on the left (progressive foes of corporate media) and Media Research Center to the right (whose ... read more

Linda Williams, Shawn Cabral two of four seeking alternate seats on Planning Board

Town clerk Catherine Flanagan Stover and real-estate agent and former town crier Curtis Barnes are vying for the seat on the Town Government Study Committee. To read the complete story, pick up the print edition of this week’s Inquirer and Mirror or ... read more

Colourful characters gather in Exmouth for national town crier competition

On June 2, Exmouth hosted a National Town Crier Competition, with criers travelling from far and wide to take part. The Exmouth Pipers and new town mayor, Jeff Trail, led the parade of 25 visiting town criers and escorts from Holy Trinity Church to Exmouth ... read more

Second Annual ‘Run for Recovery 5K’ event a complete success

Richard Builders, Panera Bread, We’re One Wilmington, Wilmington Police Department, Wilmington Fire Department, Whole Foods, Wilmington Trophy, DJ Mike Prekop, the Sharp Designer, Wilmington Town Crier, WCTV, and Trader Joes. “We would also like to ... read more


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