Happy Thanksgiving!

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on November 27, 2014

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We in the Menlo Park – Atherton area have much to be thankful for. Hope your holiday is a good one.

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Stagebridge Senior Theatre presents Never Too Late on Dec. 6, a program of Menlo Park Library

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A talented troupe of senior actors will be bringing musical comedy to Menlo Park on December 6 in a free production presented by the Menlo Park Library. Stagebridge Senior Theatre’s musical revue Never Too Late promises a hilarious trip down memory lane, with catchy songs, outrageous skits, and unpredictable fun that challenges and mocks society’s […]

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Raised in Menlo Park, three siblings grow up and become teachers in Menlo Park

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There is one thing that the Kleeman-Keller siblings got instilled in them growing up in Menlo Park — the importance of education. This was before their mother, Alice Kleeman, became the resident expert on the college application process at their alma mater, Menlo-Atherton High School. So, it may be only slightly surprising that all three of […]

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The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin made a right turn in grad school, which led her to the priesthood

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The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin, the rector of St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Menlo Park, first heard God calling to her when she was a freshman at Xavier. “I was at Mass at the campus chapel and had this experience of God speaking to me through scripture,” she recalled. While she was a practicing Roman Catholic […]

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M-A Canned Food Drive now includes Mason jars for monetary donations

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This year Leadership at Menlo-Atherton High School is experimenting with new ways to raise money for the Canned Food Drive (CFD). Emily Addicott, M-A junior class advisor, came up with the idea of putting neatly-labeled Mason jars all over campus and the community to encourage monetary donations. Emily created and distributed these jars  as leader […]

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Sheri Sobrato sets her sights on meeting the emotional needs of seriously ill young people

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After many years living abroad and on the East Coast, Sheri Sobrato has, as she says, “come home to my roots,” living in the home once owned by her grandparents. It was here almost three decades ago that she was treated at UCSF for a brain tumor, and the long-time philanthropist’s current focus of attention — helping seriously ill young […]

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State Senator Jerry Hill congratulates Laurel School on its California Distinguished School Award

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With third grade chorus students looking on, State Senator Jerry Hill presented Laurel School’s Principal Linda Creighton with its 2014 California Distinguished School Award. He applauded the parent community for their dedication to Menlo Park public schools as well as Laurel students. Both Linda Creighton and Laurel music teacher Rachel Bergeron thanked parents for their financial support via […]

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Psychologist Constance Vincent writes book about Alzheimer’s Disease fusing family memoir with look at latest research

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Psychologist Constance Vincent is clear about the reason she wrote her book Not Going Gently: A Psychologist Fights Back against Alzheimer’s Disease for Her Mother. . .and Perhaps Herself. If not obvious from the title, she reiterates: “Alzheimer’s is not something we can ignore. There is something we can do, not only to prevent it but […]

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Hillview Middle School presents The Miracle Worker for four performances, Nov. 20-22

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Hillview Middle School’s drama department presents The Miracle Worker this Thursday, November 20, at 3:30 pm; Friday, November 21,  at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, November 22 , at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Based on the remarkable true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring play has become an unforgettable American […]

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Menlo College community participates in Be The Match Registry® today and tomorrow

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Menlo College students were sticking cotton swabs in their cheeks this morning, all part of a Be The Match® campaign organized by Kezia Molinsky, the college’s Head Competitive Cheer and Stunt Coach, to raise awareness about the need for marrow donors. “A friend of mine’s daughter’s life was saved thanks to a marrow transplant,” explained Kezia when […]

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MPPC hosts annual Global Gift Fair Nov. 22 & 23

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In time for the holidays, local shoppers can help the poorest of the poor at the Global Gift Fair at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, on Saturday, November 22 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and on Sunday, November 23 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event is […]

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