InMenlo’s most read 2012 posts: #11 to 20

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on December 31, 2012

Menlo School football coach Mark Newtown

Here’s what captured the attention of InMenlo readers during 2012. Results include only posts that went live during the past 12 months. The top ten list will be published tomorrow.

11. Howard M. Daschbach, Jr.: Longtime Atherton resident, local attorney, passes away

A man of deep faith and strong community ties, Howard Daschbach died on February 9, leaving behind his wife, Leonore, five children, numerous grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

12. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with cupcakes topped with Baileys buttercream frosting

We can only assume that lots of people were interested in baking something with a “punch” for St. Patrick’s Day.

13. Mr. Harold Ernest Bones lands well, thanks to Muttville and two Facebook employees

One dachshund gets a new home through the Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, and three years later, the dog has his own Facebook page and over 1,000 followers, not to mention a new companion, another rescue dachshund named Junebug.

14. Poshmark wants to turn individual closets into unique, shared shopping experience

One of the many startups tucked away in unlikely places in Menlo Park, Poshmark, a mobile fashion marketplace built around real-time social experiences, rents office space at Menalto Corners.

15. Space Shuttle Endeavor flies over Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park

It seemed like all of Menlo turned out to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavor fly over Bedwell Bayfront Park on its final voyage. (Photo by Scott L. Loftesness)

16.  A little hunting, a little reading – local Easter activities take shape

Where to go and what to do to celebrate Easter proved helpful to InMenlo readers.

17.  Menlo Park gets “first of its kind” interactive Christmas lights, courtesy of David Barshow and crew at MPPC

For the first time, the trees in the front courtyard of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) on Santa Cruz Avenue were decked out with 12,000 LED Christmas lights.

18. Mark Newton, director of Menlo School winter play, talks about the intersection of drama and athletics

The Menlo School grad and staff member talked to us about how being an athlete and actor have shaped his life. (Photo of Mark Newtown at top of post by Scott R. Kline)

19.  Protesters speak out for the 99% in front of Meg Whitman’s Atherton home

News media and police outnumbered protestors who’d gathered in front of Met Whitman’s home to issue a report called Meet California’s 1%.

20. Atherton couple escapes home invasion robbery Friday, flee to police station

Sirens could be heard all over town last January when an Atherton couple escaped a home invasion robbery.

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