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Pilgrim Place celebrates centennial with Progressive music, folk festival

The Progressive Music & Folk Festival at Pilgrim Place, to be held September 18 and 19, is the latest in a series of events celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of this intentional community. Performers highlighting this event include Ellen Chase Harper, ValLimar Jansen, Jim and Jean Strathdee, Bob Hurd and Jim Manley

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Claremont families for priceless pets

Although you may not be able to tell by looking at your Facebook feed on National Dog Day, the overpopulation of cats and dogs has inundated shelters across the country with animals in desperate need of adoption. While some are lucky in finding their forever home, others are left without hope and rely on the kindness of rescue groups and volunteers to save them from certain death. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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Claremont seniors have more options to 'Mingle & Munch'

Start brushing up on your small talk and get ready to bring your appetite as the City of Trees prepares to welcome its newest group to Claremont’s social scene. The “Mingle & Munch Social Group” will meet monthly, beginning Friday, September 11 at The Garner House from 6—8 p.m. Sponsored by the City of Claremont through the Committee on Aging, the event will offer appetizers, refreshments, music and conversation.

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Charges dropped after student refuses to testify against teacher

After more than one year in limbo, Claremont High School jazz band instructor Rick Melanson returned to campus on Wednesday after charges against him of having inappropriate relations with a student were dismissed on July 15, 2015. The case against the teacher was scheduled to go to trial, but was dismissed after the prosecutor revealed in court that the alleged victim did not want to testify.

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