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By Aaron Kraut

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 8:50am  ET

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Whitman Students Take ‘Mindfulness’ Classes — For 30 minutes once a week over an eight-week pilot program, students at Walt Whitman High School will be get “mindfulness,” training. Basically, it’s meditation. Students will sit quietly, close their eyes and listen to their breathing. It’s an effort to reduce stress and increase focus. [Washington Post]

Pancake House Donating Proceeds To Hospice — On Thursday, Oct. 24, the Bethesda and Rockville locations of the Original Pancake House will donate 15 percent of the day’s proceeds to the Montgomery Hospice. The Bethesda Pancake House is located at 7703 Woodmont Ave. [Original Pancake House]

County Says 10-Day China Trip Was A Success — A large delegation of county officials went to China last month to establish a sister city relationship and look for Chinese economic investment in the county. The total cost to the county for the trip was $7,500. Most people on the trip paid their own way. [Montgomery County]

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