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Fiesta CupcakesWe are shaking up Cinco de Mayo with festive fiesta Maraca-ron and and baking up pretty Piñata Cupcakes that I know will be a big hit!

Store bought macarons are instantly transformed into maracas. Get the easy directions here.

Then take a swing at Piñata Cupcakes. So simple to make with fruit leather and boxed cake mix.
All the information is here.

So get shaking! Your guests won’t know what hit them!

Editor’s note: We’ve come to count on Menlo Park resident Alexis Murphy for showing us how to make celebrations and holidays special. Her website is Jacolyn Murphy.

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Community invited to Menlo Park Kiwanis Club May lunches featuring a variety of speakers

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Guest speakers at Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meetings in May will touch on a variety of subjects — police and the media, challenges facing the California legislature, how San Mateo County’s Harbor District benefits residents, and planting trees at local schools and in neighborhoods. The Kiwanis Club will also award its annual scholarships to graduating […]

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Find out about Marsh Road closure at informational meeting

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Construction to replace the walls and floor of the Atherton Channel (known to some locals as the Marsh Rd. ditch!) from Middlefield Road to Fair Oaks Avenue will begin in mid-May. The retaining wall supporting Marsh Road, which also forms one of the walls of Atherton Channel, is in need of repair. When the Channel […]

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Facebook Farmers Market returns to Menlo Park with Earth Day kick off theme

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The Facebook Farmers Market opened its second season today with the kick off theme of Earth Day. The market will be held on Saturdays from 2:00 to 5:00 pm through December 3rd. “Our first market of the season is focusing on earth and sustainability,” said Alex Alvarez Gahagan, Facebook Manager of Global Events, Amenities & Community Engagement, […]

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Rick Timmons is official artist of 2016 Menlo Charity Horse Show

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Rick Timmons of Dallas, Texas, will be the official artist of the 2016 Menlo Charity Horse Show. His artwork,  titled Cloud Jumper, is valued at $6,400 and will be auctioned off Friday night, August 12, at the Gala Dinner (sponsored by Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry) which immediately follows the $10,000 Ryman Take Your Own Line Speed Jumping […]

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Menlo Park Girl Scout Troop’s work on Bronze Award benefits two non-profits

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In pursuit of their Bronze Award for public service, Menlo Park Girl Scout Troop 61719 was busy last week. On April 20, six Scouts visited Muttville senior dog rescue in San Francisco to deliver a $1,000 donation and visit the senior dogs in its care. They raised the money by hosting a movie night in […]

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Menlo Park start up Lumos Tech develops sleep mask to “cure” jet lag and other sleep disruptions

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Jet lag. The scourge of multiple time zone flying. Can it be tamed? That’s the promise of the Smart Sleep Mask being developed by Menlo Park startup LumosTech. The mask’s technology can shift circadian rhythm up to three hours in one night using millisecond pulses of light that activate the same neural systems as natural sunlight. The mask is based […]

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Avi Haksar takes the helm as Managing Director at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park

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Avi Haksar became familiar with hotels early in life as his parents were from different parts of the world, India and Ireland. “Growing up in India, I did a lot traveling with my mom both to Ireland and the States and stayed in a lot of hotels,” he explained. “You get a sense of the sights, […]

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Woodland School student selected to perform at Carnegie Hall

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Alexa Brown, a student at Woodland School in Portola Valley, has been selected for the 2016 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She will perform as a First Soprano at Carnegie Hall in June 2016 with the Honors Junior Choir. Participation in one of the three Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated […]

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M-A celebrates Earth Day with a week of actitivies

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Generally speaking, Earth Day pertains to a one-day celebration on April 22, hence the latter part of the name. But for Menlo-Atherton High School, it inspired a week-long compilation of environmentally-focused awareness and activities sponsored by the M-A SEEDS Club. The week began with “Water Awareness Day” on Monday with the SEEDS Club encouraging students to live […]

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A decade worth of Atherton remodeling history is available online

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Atherton residents — and others — can now access information on every single remodeling and construction project that has taken place over the past ten years through BuildZoom’s Permit Mapping project. The map can be accessed here. This is the first application of its kind to provide homeowners with details on every home improvement project in their […]

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