Holidays 2010

pink flamingo with Santa hat in Menlo Park

As chronicled on InMenlo, the major pink flamingo action in Menlo Park takes place in the Willows, thanks mostly to artist S2 and his ever changing front yard. But the plastic birds evidently have devoted followers in west Menlo as well. We spotted this flamingo – all decked out for the holidays with Santa hat and lights – on Sherman Ave. It  reminded us of another sighting last year near the San Mateo bike bridge.

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Front yard brimming with Christmas trees

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Surely this household on University in Menlo Park evoked the KISS mantra, just celebrate the season with lights and trees. The result – the most Christmas tree-filled front yard in Menlo Park. The home’s proximity to Draeger’s has undoubtedly cheered many a harried shopped – and will continue to do so through New Year’s weekend

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Big, dazzling ornaments that taste as good as they look!

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When your Christmas dinner theme is ornaments – carried out on the table top with multi-layered surprise balls and paper balls filled with delicious Poco Dolce chocolates – why not continue the theme into dessert? No problem if you utilize the magical services of  Menlo Park’s Studio Cake. For this holiday festivity, designer/baker BethAnn Goldberg […]

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Merry Christmas to all!

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The Christmas pageant  – as performed by Sunday school children –  is a staple of churches throughout the country – and also here in Menlo Park. It was important for this group of angels to “be heard on high” – hence the outstretched hands. They had gathered around Mary and Joseph with a real baby […]

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Holiday movie lowdown from a teenage POV

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Editor’s note: There are tons of lists of holiday movie fare the whole family can watch but none struck as irreverently right on as these picks by Menlo-Atherton senior Henry Mouat, writing for M-A Bear News. Henry cites his interests as acting, drawing and film making, so remember his selections when he takes Hollywood by […]

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Spotted: Waiting for holiday seafood at Cook’s

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As predictable as Santa’s reindeer-pulled sleigh on Christmas Eve is the line at Cook’s Seafood. It stretched well out the door this morning with people waiting to get their cracked crab or other seafood treats from Menlo’s long time purveyor of fish and shell fish. Hint – if you still need to get there – […]

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Kids can play in an igloo on Menlo’s brightest holiday street

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When your neighbors – those folks over on Sherwood Drive (pictured below) have been doing it big for years – as far as holiday lights are concerned – the gauntlet is drawn. When you’re just a block away, you just need to do it bigger. So until someone alerts us otherwise, Linfield Drive between Laurel […]

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Wines to pair with holiday ham

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Menlo Park-based Wine Market Assistant, just introduced a new mobile application, Pocket Wine Assistant, which provides up-to-date product information on wines, beers and spirits coupled with on-demand recipe and cheese pairing suggestions. The two partners, Jon Holland and Marchall Goldman, also doing some occasional blogging about wine, offering some personal picks, including a timely post […]

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Christmas dinner with a modern twist

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Don’t have Christmas Eve/Day dinner together and not sure how you’re going to pull it off? You could opt to eat out. Peter Rudolph, the Executive Chef at Madera, which earned a Michelin star earlier this year, is offering a Christmas Eve/Christmas Day dinner that blends the traditional with the unique. Among the offerings on […]

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Just a couple miles north of Atherton lies Bethlehem

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Leave Atherton tonight, head north on Middlefield Rd., and in just a couple of miles you’re likely to encounter Roman Centurions on horseback. It’s part of Bethlehem A.D., a reenactment of the town at the time of Jesus’s birth. A production of Tapestry Church with the help of community volunteers, Bethlehem A.D. features about 200 […]

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UPS pedals its way around Menlo Park again

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As first spotted last year, UPS is again deploying a fleet of bicycles with trailers to make package deliveries in Menlo Park. Throughout the day, the pedal power delivery men can be spotted on University near Middle – where UPS parks a U-haul filled with the day’s deliveries – picking up packages for their designated […]

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