March 2011

Kids at Fremont Park on a hot spring afternoon

Just (4:00 pm) walked by Fremont Park. The hot weather – temps in the high 80s – apparently motivated a crowd of middle school students to gather there for some ball play and fun. The bunny ears gave it an Easter feel.

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Winemaker turned social media expert speaks on April 4

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Author and winemaker Gary Vaynerchuk is speaking about his new book, The Thank You Economy, his experiences in his family’s wine business, and the use of social media to connect with customers on Monday, April 4 at 5:30 pm in the new Roy Kepler Pavilion at Kepler’s Books (1010 El Camino.) Vaynerchuk contends that the […]

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Wilfin Morales: School district “super driver” wins county employee award

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Three years ago, the Menlo Park City School District community received a gift, in the form of a brand new, state of the art school bus, and, more importantly, a one-in-a-million bus driver named Wilfin Morales. From the start, when Wilfin welcomed nervous Kindergarteners with a warm smile, buckled them into their seats on the […]

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Hoops of Hope shoot-a-thon scheduled for April 2

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A local Hoops of Hope shoot-a-thon is scheduled for Saturday, April 2 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Menlo-Atherton High School’s basketball gym. To participate, contact Rich Branning at rich.branning@am.jll.com. An estimated 20,000 participants nationwide will shoot free throws this year to raise awareness and funds for children severely affected by the HIV and […]

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Save Flood Park efforts spread with signs, website, Facebook page

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Neighborhood support to save Flood Park is spreading, both in the proliferation of signs and throughout Menlo Park (at least as based on mostly positive online comments.) In addition, a Save Flood Park website and Facebook page are now live. The wooden sign (above) was made earlier this week by Suburban Park parents and kids […]

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Local baker, food bloggers hold online bake sale for Second Harvest Japan on March 30

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We got this note from Menlo Park-based baker Patricia Kline, whose ipies we raved about in an October post: “In Indiana where I grew up, baking was often the language we used to communicate with each other. “Owe someone an apology? Bake them brownies. Someone you know not feeling so well – a nice pudding […]

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Choreography in American musicals is topic on April 2

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The Menlo Park Library presents Choreography in American Musicals on Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00 am. Beloved teacher and expert Joe Marchi explains the different functions of dance in the movies using film clips that highlight the choreography of Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Gower Champion and Bob Fosse. Joe Marchi received his B.A. from […]

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Bart Charlow: Executive Director of the Peninsula Volunteers

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At the helm of the Peninsula Volunteers for only about six months, Bart Charlow is determined to let the genie out of the bottle (so to speak). “My goal is to turn the Peninsula Volunteers from being the best kept little secret on the Peninsula into an organization that’s the best — and known for it,” he […]

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Organist Robert Bates in concert on April 1

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Robert Bates, previously the Stanford University Organist and now Associate Professor of Organ at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston will perform in concert with with the von Beckerath tracker organ at St. Bede’s Church on Friday, April 1 at 7:30 pm. Bates’ program will include dances and chansons of the […]

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Rejoice! The sun is out and spring is sprung

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Rainfall watchers may wonder if we are in a pause before more rain arrives or the season is over at 19.45″, at least as measured in my backyard rain guages. During the first 15 days of March we had rain on two days for a total of .2″. We all became accustomed to rain’s absence. […]

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Menlo Masters compete in the water – and to collect the most new shoes for kids

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There’s a new twist to the annual Menlo Masters Blue, Gold & Red Intrasquad meet scheduled for Saturday, April 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 am. Not only will there be competition in the pool but participating teams will compete to collect the most new shoes to donate to the homeless children served by My New […]

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