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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 the MPAEF, which funds the music programs.

Photo by Laura Hamilton

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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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To find out what’s happening at M-A, check out the twice weekly M-A Today

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There was a steady buzz the Tuesday morning we visited John Giambruno’s TV Communication and Production class on the Menlo-Atherton High School campus. Half the class was preparing to air a live show called M-A Today. The other half was working on Friday’s show. Both air on highschoolCUBE. And while, yes, they are high school students, […]

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Annual Cultural Arts Day at Encinal School celebrates the British Isles

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Cultural Arts Day has been part of the fall curriculum at Encinal School in Atherton for the past decade. This year the spotlight was on the British Isles. There was a lot of ground to cover. In addition to England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, the British Isles include over 6,000 smaller islands! “We have students […]

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Margaret and Jamis MacNiven honored for their many years of service to Woodside community

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An abundance of laughter and silliness filled the  Woodside High School Performing Arts Center last night. It was a fitting way to salute two people who’ve provided their community with a steady dose of both over the years, as well as many charitable good deeds Margaret and Jamis MacNiven (pictured with their family), owners of Buck’s of Woodside, […]

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Surprises at both ends of the Menlo Park Farmers Market this morning

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At the Crane Street end of the Menlo Park Farmers Market this morning, shoppers were greeted by a robot while at the Chestnut Street end, they could buy a live Dungeness crab. Yesterday was the first day of commercial crab fishing, and Pietro Parravano had brought back a bountiful catch. “There were plenty out there,” he reported. […]

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J David Cummings writes award-winning book of poems about use of atomic weapons at end of WWII

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J. David Cummings, known as David, is quick to assure his visitors: “I’m all ‘right’ now!” It was his succinct summation of his journey from theoretical physicist to technical writer to award-winning poet, a decidedly right brain activity after years of thinking left. “I actually wrote my first poem in high school,” he explains. “But […]

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MPAEF hosts 5th annual Gift Boutique, opening tonight with more shopping Friday

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The Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) Gift Boutique — a local holiday tradition — celebrates its fifth anniversary tonight and tomorrow at the Allied Arts Guild. Open to the entire community, the Boutique showcases over 20  local, unique vendors; 20% of the proceeds benefit Menlo Park schools. Searching for a fun, community-oriented way to raise funds for MPAEF and […]

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