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Trevor, whose father is M-A’s co-athletic director Paul Snow, had good fun with his visiting grandparents this morning. Activities included the traditional egg dyeing along with dressing up like a carrot that would make any Easter Bunny’s mouth water!

Photos by Betsy Sergeant Snow (c) 2018

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Festive ways to use chocolate rabbits for Easter

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It all started during Easter years ago. My kids received so many adorable chocolate bunnies that I thought there has to be something more to do with them besides nibble off the ears. Bunny Milk became a fun tradition that we still look forward to. It seems as though chocolate rabbits are multiplying more than ever. The […]

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Fond farewell to Woodside and Atherton (well, sort of) chef John Bentley

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We dined at John Bentley’s one last time last night. And got to thank the chef himself for great dinners over the years. The restaurant opened in 2004 in the space that was once a speakeasy and then housed Fabbro’s for 70 years on El Camino Real in unincorporated San Mateo County near Atherton. Our server […]

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Bring on the green and make cream o’ spinach soup for St. Patrick’s Day

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When you have the last name Murphy, March is a time of luck and leprechauns, celebrations and of course, clovers. Everything seems more glorious and green, not only in our surroundings but in what we eat. I am kicking off the season with a special pot at the end of the rainbow — Cream O’Spinach Soup. It’s […]

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It’s all about Italy at Encinal’s Cultural Arts Day in 2018

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On Friday, March 9, Encinal Elementary School hosted its annual Cultural Arts Day — this year, celebrating all things Italia! Sponsored by the PTO and organized and run by parent volunteers, Cultural Arts Day 2018 featured in-class presentations on Italian history, arts, and theater. Members of the San Jose Opera and local troupe Maria Signorile […]

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Annual Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast is March 10th

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Boy Scout Troop 206 is holding its annual all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 10, from 8:00 am to noon in Trinity Hall at Trinity Church in Menlo Park (330 Ravenswood Avenue). This is the troop’s big annual fundraiser. Griddlecakes from the the troop’s fabulous formula 206, savory sausages, fruit, assorted juices, coffee and tea […]

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Changemaker: Menlo Park superintendent of schools Eric Burmeister

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Most in my local community already knows this dynamic community leader: Erik Burmeister is the Menlo Park City School District‘s young and progressive Superintendent. His vision for our schools is creative and thoughtful. I had the pleasure of meeting Erik a few years ago when he was still a middle school principal, and I have been […]

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Changemakers: Dr. Marion Nestle and an arugula salad in her honor

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Editor’s note: Former chef and now Menlo Park stay-at-home mom, Andrea Potischman, is launching a new series on her blog Simmer and Sauce called Changemakers. We featured part one of her interview with Dr. Marion Nestle on Feb. 1, and today follow up with the recipe in part two. The post can be viewed in […]

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Spotted: New vendor – Smit Farms – at Menlo Park Farmers Market

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We stopped at the Smit Farms booth this morning at the Menlo Park Farmers Market, the second week the primarily apple grower from Linden, CA, has been there. The farm has been supplying tree fruit that has been sustainably grown to Certified Farmer’s Markets since 1969. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2018 

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Changemakers: Dr. Marion Nestle and her favorite arugula salad (part 1)

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Editor’s note: Former chef and now Menlo Park stay-at-home mom, Andrea Potischman, is launching a new series on her blog Simmer and Sauce called Changemakers. We feature part one today, which has been edited for length, and will follow up with the recipe in part two. The post can be viewed in its entirety here. A […]

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Orion Lakota is newest brewer at Freewheel Brewing Company

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Some people’s vocations are a bit of a zig zag, even at a young age. Such is the case with Orion Lakota, whose name even has a story. “My parents chose a new last name, Lakota, for both me and my sister, Raven,” he explained. “It’s after the Native American tribe. “Orion came about because […]

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