November 2011

golden leaves in Menlo Park

Breezy conditions had Menlo Park trees raining golden leaves today. This home on Olive St. seemed covered head to toe, rooftop to sidewalk. More gusty wind is forecast for tomorrow, so no need to start the clean up yet!

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Allied Arts Guild Christmas Market on Dec. 3

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Allied Arts Guild will celebrate the season with a Christmas Market on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event is free to the public and features treats or small gifts in the shops to the first hundred visitors. Guests can pick up a map at any shop & have it stamped […]

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Miriam MacKenzie: Matriarch of a Menlo Park neighborhood

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Miriam MacKenzie references what’s “creeping up on me.” “In January, I’ll be 95,” she says, her blue eyes sparkling with a mixture of astonishment and resignation. Last summer there was a block party in her west Menlo Park neighborhood. Neither she nor the son who lives with her attended, but they soon got word about […]

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Christmas Festival at Russian Orthodox Church on Saturday, Dec. 3

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Chasing super bugs is SLAC lecture topic on Nov. 29

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“Chasing Super Bugs with Smarter Drug Design” is the topic of a SLAC public lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 pm in Panofsky Auditorium. Clyde Smith, a staff scientist at SLAC’s Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, will talk about the race to develop new drugs to kill deadly germs that are rapidly evolving resistance to […]

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Annual tree lighting at St. Patrick’s Seminary draws hundreds to reflect, celebrate the Christmas season

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The seminarians directing traffic last night in advance of the third annual community tree lighting at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park had a good problem — where to park all the cars that were bringing folks to an event that appears to be growing in attendance. Last year, we described attendees as “friends and family”. […]

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Menlo Park Chorus presents two holiday concerts

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The Menlo Park Chorus is presenting two holiday concerts in December. The first — a free sampler concert — takes place on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11:00 am at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers at 701 Laurel St. The second — a full concert performance titled Let It Snow! — is at St. Bede’s […]

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Spotted: Latest salvo in the persimmon war

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The great persimmon war continues in Menlo Park. There’s a new sale taking place on Oak Ave. with the price down to four for $1. The twist on this sale — there’s a suggestion of what to do with the orange fruit. Make persimmon pudding. Says homeowner Christina Holmes: “I made persimmon pudding for the […]

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Crab wait is over; fisherman head out to catch the tasty crustacean: http://t.co…

Crab wait is over; fisherman head out to catch the tasty crustacean: http://t.co/b4UsgHmU

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Madeline Dutton-Gillett: Renewed commitment to dance, thanks to role as a Frost

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Madeline Dutton-Gillett’s interest in dance was initially circumstantial. “I started ballet in kindergarten at an after school program that I had to attend because my mom was in charge of the program,” she recalls. “The barre was the back of a desk!” By first grade, the school principal was telling Madeline that they couldn’t teach […]

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Blue Rock House presents George Cole Quintet at indoor concert on Dec. 10

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The George Cole Quintet will be appearing at a Blue Rock House limited seating, indoor concert on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. “I’ve hosted a handful of other indoor concerts during the past seven years, but it’s the first one I’ve done in a awhile,” emails Blue Rock promoter Gwen Fuller. “They’re […]

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