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McDaniel College's annual Common Ground activities bring together people from all over the world for a celebration of traditional arts, music and dance. Today and Sunday, a highlight of Common Ground is the festival taking place at the Farm Museum which features a multitude of performers. The festival takes place today from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Circle of Caring Homelessness Board this week passed its second annual action plan highlighting things that it is doing to try and end homelessness in our community. The plan and specific objectives are part of a larger 10-year plan to prevent and end homelessness. The collaborative effort brings together many community groups and resources to tackle homelessness.

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Jalna Brown was named the first female president in Westminster Lions Club history this past week. Brown comes from a long line of devoted Lions. Her late grandfather, Stewart Dutterer, joined the club three months after it formed in 1938 and was active for more than 40 years. Her late father, Emerson Welsh, was a life member and former president. Brown herself has been involved with the Lions for many years too, so it is fitting that she should assume the role as president of the organization that her family has been involved in for so many years.

Members of the Leister's Store Museum board may not have a building to hold the artifacts tracing the history of Pleasant Valley any more, but they are vowing to continue their effort to keep memories alive. Members will keep meeting and will continue to record oral histories of residents, and hopefully at some point in the future they will find another location where they can display and showcase memorabilia from Pleasant Valley over its long and rich history.

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Students at St. John Catholic School in Westminster participated in a math-a-thon to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The students completed math problems after getting sponsorship from family and friends. This year, the students raised $6,430.


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