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The stained-glass windows at Ringling United Methodist Church got a facelift recently, making them much brighter and more colorful. The windows in the sanctuary, built in 1961, are hand-blown Blenko glass from West Virginia. High on the scaffolding used in the work, Reed Oliver with Associated Crafts cuts trim to fit a window after the glass was taken out for cleaning and repair at the craft shop. “It takes experience when handling the glass,” he said. Protective coating added by the preservation company to the windows’ exterior will make them stronger, he added. John Marks is pastor at Ringling.

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