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Emails Kathleen Daly, owner of Cafe Zoë : “Saturday evening is something really special. Not only do we have Scott Bell and Scott Thompson returning to play music at 7:00 pm, but before the event we will host a musical ensemble from Willow Oaks school. Get to the cafe at 5:15 pm to watch a set from a guitar ensemble consisting of all 6th grade students.

“There will also be a group of 3rd graders that will be singing along with the 6th grade guitar ensemble. They will be playing “Cups” from the movie Pitch Perfect, “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley, “Eleanor Rigby” by the Beatles, “Pumped up Kicks” by Foster the People, and “Lost Boy” by Ruth B.

“February kicks off our fundraising for the Willow Oaks school to purchase new choral risers for their Spring and Winter music recitals. We will be encouraging donations to this cause during evenings that we host live music. Even some musicians performing this month have graciously offered their support and donations.

“For those of you who might not know, Willow Oaks is a Ravenswood School District K-8 school located on Willow Road serving families of Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. Let’s help out our neighborhood school!”

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Malcolm McGinnis remembered at fundraising event for M-A lacrosse scholarship

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Locals turned out tonight at Freewheel Brewing Company, which the late Malcolm McGinnis opened with a number of co-partners four years ago. Malcolm, who passed away in September, was active as a lacrosse coach at Menlo-Atherton High School, where his son Duncan played. Daughter Lauren, a senior at M-A, has also been involved in athletics at […]

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Live music this weekend at Cafe Zoë

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Emails Zoë of Cafe Zoë: “[We have some of] are some of our favorite local musicians playing this weekend. Friday night [1/6] starting 7:00 pm, we have Scott Bell (of the Bell Brothers) and Scott Thompson performing solo and together on covers and some of their originals. This is always a fun night with good friends of […]

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Cafe Zoë hosts Gingerbread House Decorating Competition on Dec. 15

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Cafe Zoë owner Kathleen Daly let us know that the popular local hangout will be hosting is first ever Gingerbread House Decorating Competition on Thursday, Dec. 15th at 5:00 pm. The Rules: – Teams must sign up by Wednesday, December 14 – Sign up sheets are at the cafe, or, email us at cafezoemenlopark@gmail.com – […]

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“Friday night lights” at Cafe Zoë on Nov. 18

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In the spirt of community, please join us as the Menlo Park Police officers host a “tailgate party” at Cafe Zoë this Friday night, November 18, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. They will be handing out memorabilia, and the night will include refreshments, popcorn, and more great giveaways! Stop by and say hi!

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Live music at Cafe Zoë on Nov. 10 & 12

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The Mountain & The Moon (pictured) will appear at Cafe Zoë on Thursday, November 10, at 7:00 pm. The duo was formed during the spring of 2015 when bassist Noah Laniakea and banjoist Casey Holmberg met at UCLA. Both musicians shared a love for bluegrass and old-time music, and as they rehearsed and performed together they began to explore […]

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Cafe Zoë hosting “Get Out the Vote” event on Oct. 21

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Cafe Zoë is planning a “Get Out the Vote” event on, Friday, October 21, at 5:30 pm, three days before the California voter registration cut off day, with a focus on Menlo Park and East Palo Alto residents. This event’s purpose is to encourage young people to register and to vote. Those invited include candidates from East Palo Alto and Menlo Park running […]

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Spotted: M-A Class of ’66 parties on at Zott’s today

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The Menlo-Atherton High School Class of ’66 held its 50th reunion last night at the Elks Lodge in Palo Alto, the same location they’d held their grad night festivities. And like most every other reunion that takes place locally, Sunday meant a “morning after” reconnection at Zott’s in Portola Valley. The inclement weather had them […]

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Off the Grid a Menlo Park fixture after two years

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The gathering of Off the Grid food trucks on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 9:00 pm (8:00 pm in winter) near the Menlo Park train station has become a popular destination for families, friends, and dates. The food trucks offer a casual setting for live music and community. Brian Malmstrom (pictured top) has worked with Off the Grid for two years and describes […]

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Spotted: Can of Pabst Blue Ribbon at Dutch Goose

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We are evidently late to the game in discovering Pabst Blue Ribbon as a hipster beer.  The watery brew was the beer of choice of 50s-era Menlo Park dads doing chores around the house on weekends, but sales had plummeted in decades since. That the brand had a resurgence in 2009 we missed, so we […]

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Cafe Zoë hosts National Night Out event to support both community and law enforcement

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Cafe Zoë, on the corner of Menalto and Gilbert, has long been a cherished Menlo Park hangout. Indeed, the cafe’s motto is “a place for peace, hope, and community.” For the past four years, along with neighboring businesses, Cafe Zoë has participated in an event known as National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of […]

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