November 2014

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Monday, Dec. 1 update: Bill recorded another .1″ in his gauge over night bringing the year-to-date to 2.3″.

Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “It is noon and I just emptied .6″ from my gauge for this morning’s dousing. Add that to .1″ recorded yesterday afternoon, and my season-to-date total is now 2.2″. Maybe more to fall today!”

Photo by Linda Hubbard

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Spotted: Boys with a Thanksgiving teepee

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What better way to spend a sunny Thanksgiving day than building a teepee? That’s what Kyle (8) and Ryan (6) did. Photo by Irene Searles

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Gift of learning is holiday offering by Menlo Park-based Curious.com

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Menlo Park-based Curious.com has launched a new program called the Gift of Learning which allows anyone to select from a variety of courses on Curious.com to find just the right fit for friends, family, or colleagues. “Learning is such a great gift,” said Curious.com CEO and founder, Justin Kitch (pictured). “So many material gifts start collecting dust […]

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Spotted: Tree with a happy face in west Menlo Park

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As we frequently walk along Cloud Ave., we’re guessing this tree with a personality — thanks to a cheery face placed on it — is new. It did what it was supposed to — brought a smile to our face!

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Menlo Park fitness instructor outlines five ways to stay fit from Thanksgiving to New Years

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Yes, it that’s time of year again. That time between Thanksgiving and New Years when the dreaded pounds creep up from all the leftover Halloween candy, Thanksgiving feasts, and holiday parties. How can we maintain all that healthy progress we’ve made throughout the year and avoid ending the year by gaining weight? Check out these […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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We in the Menlo Park – Atherton area have much to be thankful for. Hope your holiday is a good one.

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Stagebridge Senior Theatre presents Never Too Late on Dec. 6, a program of Menlo Park Library

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A talented troupe of senior actors will be bringing musical comedy to Menlo Park on December 6 in a free production presented by the Menlo Park Library. Stagebridge Senior Theatre’s musical revue Never Too Late promises a hilarious trip down memory lane, with catchy songs, outrageous skits, and unpredictable fun that challenges and mocks society’s […]

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Christmas Bazar at Russian Orthodox church in Menlo Park set for Dec. 6

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The annual Christmas bazar at the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church (1220 Crane St.) in Menlo Park will be held  on December 6, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm..There will be crafts, gifts, food, and entertainment for all the family. Also, Christmas crafts for children, hand made Christmas decorations, Legoland, and a Rainbow […]

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6th annual Gingerbread House decorating fundraiser set for Dec. 6

The Youth Group of Bethany Lutheran Church in Menlo Park is hosting its 6th annual Gingerbread House decorating event on Saturday, December 6, from 9:00 am to noon. The Gingerbread Houses are pre-assembled so you get the fun of decorating without the headache of construction! Your house includes all the candy, sweets, and tools you need to […]

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Raised in Menlo Park, three siblings grow up and become teachers in Menlo Park

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There is one thing that the Kleeman-Keller siblings got instilled in them growing up in Menlo Park — the importance of education. This was before their mother, Alice Kleeman, became the resident expert on the college application process at their alma mater, Menlo-Atherton High School. So, it may be only slightly surprising that all three of […]

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Christmas Market at Allied Arts Guild set for December 6

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The annual Christmas Market at Allied Arts Guild will be on Saturday, December 6, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. All shops and the Blue Garden Café will participate with a treat or small gift to visitors plus a chance to be entered into drawings for a gift certificate. Maps will be issued when you […]

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