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Post image for Church Songs of Ireland concert offered by Nativity Church on Oct. 26 Enjoy a concert of Irish hymns and songs covering the seasons of the year from All Saints and All Souls, to Christmas and St. Patrick's Day, to Easter and summer, celebrating Irish saints through music and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at Nativity Church, 210 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park.. Featured will be treble soloists Alexander and Luke Edward Harding Bradley with pianist Jill Mueller. Luke Edward Harding Bradley is a 12 year old treble soloist from Ireland. Luke Edward trained at Piccolo Lasso where he became Leader and Head Boy in 2012. He has sung in concerts and in Masses throughout Europe and has performed in several operas. With Piccolo Lasso, Luke Edward performed at Pueri Cantores in Sweden, at Westminster Cathedral in London, and for Pope Benedict in Rome in 2012. He is currently a 7th grade student at Nativity School. Alexander Harding Bradley is a 13 year old boy soprano from Ireland. Initially trained at Piccolo Lasso in Dublin Ireland, he was invited to join the world famous Vienna Boys Choir at 11 with which he travelled and sang as a soloist and choir member in concerts throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Australia. Alexander has participated in Wiener Sängerknaben movie productions and recordings. He is currently an 8th grade student at Nativity School. Admission is free, but if desired, contributions may be made to the Nativity Parish Church Music Fund. Photo of Nativity Church by Scott Loftesness 

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Fleet Feet Menlo Park training group celebrate finishing Nike Women’s Half Marathon

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Editor’s note: InMenlo contributing photographers Irene Searles and Laura Hamilton ran the Nike Women’s Half Marathon last weekend. Irene trained with Fleet Feet Menlo Park. Last night the training teams gathered for a celebration party. Fleet Feet co-owner Lisa Taggart shared some thoughts: We had 156 people registered through our class. There were 135 race registrations […]

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Menlowe Ballet’s fall season highlighted by Michael Lowe cultural ballet resulting from Mongolia visit

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Menlowe Ballet’s fall season at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center features contemporary, classical and cultural ballets including the world premiere of Artistic Director Michael Lowe’s Legend of the Seven Suns, which brings to life a traditional Mongolian folktale. Also included are Dennis Nahat’s In Concert and Lowe’s Plague. Performances are Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2:00 and 8:00 […]

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Halloween Hoopla takes place in downtown Menlo Park on Saturday, Oct. 25

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The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department proudly presents the 2014 Halloween Hoopla on Saturday, October 25, sponsored by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce and Cheeky Monkey Toys. Come in costume and participate in the annual parade to Fremont Park starting at 11:45 am. The parade will start in the Maloney Street parking lot […]

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It all started with the Loma Prieta earthquake 25 years today for two fire fighters involved in search and rescue

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Editor’s note: The Loma Prieta earthquake struck at 5:04 pm on Oct. 17, 1989, recording a magnitude of 6.9.  Menlo Park sustained little damage, but the quake did prompt lasting changes to local search and rescue procedures as chronicled below. Twenty five years ago, Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief Manny Navarro was off duty when […]

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Peninsula Volunteers presents sixth annual Baubles Bangles and Bags on Nov. 3

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Over 150 beautiful new, gently used, and premier designer handbags will be available at Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.’s sixth annual Baubles Bangles and Bags luncheon to be held on November 3, 2014 at the Menlo Circus Club. An entertaining presentation on fashion by Babette Pinsky of Oakland (pictured) with boutiques across the country including, San Francisco, […]

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Menlo Park Fire District considers using drone quad-copter for situational awareness

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The Menlo Park Fire Protection District is seeking public feedback regarding its plan to purchase a remote control quad helicopter drone that will be used specifically for situational aerial observation of fires, pre-planning video of specified high hazard occupancies, and for use on technical rescues, such as water rescues in the San Francisco Bay. The […]

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St. Bede’s Church presents Albany Consort’s Big Band Bash on Oct. 19

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This fall marks 40 years of continuous music making for the Albany Consort. St. Bede’s Episcopal Church celebrates with a big band program involving 30 musicians, which include singers, a chorus, and an orchestra with recorders, flutes, oboes, trumpets, timpani and strings. Selections include Vivaldi’s Autumn, a Bach Birthday Cantata, and a Bach Harpsichord Concerto. The concert […]

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“Raising Doers” is topic for parents at Hillview Middle School on Oct. 15

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This talk is for parents who want their children to grow up to be passionate “doers” who make a positive difference in the world. Mike challenges the common assumption that children must stop playing to develop into productive adults. On the contrary, doers are highly self-motivated people for whom work is play. Drawing from his […]

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Dine Out for Meals on Wheels at local restaurants on Oct. 14

What could be easier than feeding hungry seniors by going to eat? Visit a participating restaurant on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and they will donate a percentage of the day’s sales to support Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.’s Meals on Wheels program and feed local […]

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MPPD investigating credit card fraud at Menalto Cleaners in Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park

In September 2014, the Menlo Park Police Department was advised of an alleged large scale theft by credit card fraud at a local business. This investigation uncovered seven known victims with a combined loss of over $200,000. On October 7, 2014, Menlo Park Police officers and detectives served simultaneous search warrants at Menalto Cleaners located […]

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