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Menlo Art League

Members of Menlo Art League met at Allied Arts Guild on September 12 for a final meeting to lunch, celebrate their art with an exhibition, and honor their leaders of the past 40 years.

Guests for the occasion were Jackie Drew, first President at its founding in 1974, and Past President Carol Morrow under whose guidance a scholarship program for Menlo-Atherton and Woodside High School art students amounted to $11,000 over a 10-year-period.

After September 30, the art club will no longer be functioning due to lack of new leadership potential.

Current Board Members are: Beverly Balanis, President; Carla Bliss, Vice President; Jane Paulson, Sec’y/Treasurer; Diana Beuttler, Ass’t Treasurer/Historian; Berni Jahnke, Director at Large.

Menlo Art League lunch

Photos by Irene Searles

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Menlo Park Small Business Roundtable set for Sept. 15

The Menlo Park Office of Economic Development hosts quarterly meetings for city officials, small business leaders, business associations and the Chamber of Commerce to meet and discuss opportunities to support small business development in our community. The next meeting will be Monday, Sept. 15 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, […]

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Reported mountain lion sighting in Atherton last weekend

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On Saturday, September 6, a resident in the area of Monte Vista and Linda Vista Avenues in Atheton, reported a mountain lion in her driveway at approximately 9:15 pm. In an incident that has attracted much media attention, a mountain lion attached a boy last weekend in the area near Picchetti in the hills of Cupertino. […]

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Facebook funds improvement in Menlo Park Fire Protection District technology and response

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When Menlo Park-based social media company Facebook moved to their campus at the end of Willow Road, they agreed to pay the Menlo Park Fire Protection District $150,000 in impact costs. The Fire District was the first governmental agency to secure an agreement with Facebook based upon three important criteria. First, the use of impact funds […]

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MPPD hosts Friday Night Lights community building event on Sept. 12

The Menlo Park Police Department (MPPD) sent us this notice: “We invite the community to our own version of “Friday Night Lights”.  Join us on Friday, September 12TH at the Neighborhood Service Center (871 Hamilton Avenue) to enjoy some pizza, get to know each other, and have some fun. “The night will begin with a […]

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Once a pastry chef, M-A teacher Shannon Kirkpatrick speaks many languages but teaches English

This article was written by Natalie Silverman and Lexi Lobdell: it first appeared in M-A Bear News. New AP English composition and English III teacher, Shannon Kirkpatrick, enthusiastically began her new job on campus this August. From pastry chef, to teacher of German, Italian, and English, she has made her way to Menlo-Atherton. Kirkpatrick started out as […]

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Water efficient gardening 101 is topic at Sept. 6 talk at Menlo Park Library

The public is invited to a free informational seminar on drought-tolerant gardening techniques presented by the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, September 6. The seminar’s presenter is Alane O’Rielly Weber, a Sustainable San Mateo County Award Winner, a long-time Master Composter, and owner of Botanical Arts in San Mateo. Weber’s early educational focus on Biology, […]

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“Carts to Cars: A Celebration of Horsepower—Then and Now” is theme of fundraiser to be held at Folger Stable

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A unique fundraising event is being planned by The Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks at the historic Folger Stable in Woodside on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Focused on the history of horsepower and how it has been used locally, the event will benefit a range of improvement projects in both Huddart and Wunderlich parks as well […]

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Mosquito fogging in industrial areas of northeast Menlo Park scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 2nd

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The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMCMVCD) detected adult mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus (WNV) collected on August 28, 2014, from the 94063 ZIP code area. In an effort to prevent human cases of WNV, the District will conduct a truck-mounted mosquito fogging treatment around the detection site. Weather permitting, the ground […]

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M-A announces its new Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

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Menlo-Atherton High School announced its newest inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame on Wednesday. They are: Greg Camarillo (class of 1999): four-year letterman in football who also played basketball; went on to the NFL Kelly Eaton (class of 2006): swimmer and water polo player, earning MVP owners Connie and Owen Hawkins (1989-93): founders of […]

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Menlo Park Municipal District Water activates conservation plan

Responding to the current drought, a new California State mandate requires water suppliers to activate their water conservation plans. In compliance with this law, the Menlo Park City Council activated the existing Menlo Park Municipal Water District Conservation plan. This plan will only affect Menlo Park Municipal Water District customers. Please refer to the interactive […]

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