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We visited with Menlo Park resident Bill Mince when he was still developing and testing his EZStart® Charcoal Chimney, which eliminates the use of lighter fluid and the need to pour out hot coals.

Adds Bill: “By using the EcoStart® Disk, made of environmental friendly pulp paper we eliminate chemical odors from lighter fluid and flying newspaper ashes.”

In honor of Father’s Day, there’s a promotion on Amazon  — 40% off on all items offered by EZ Flame BBQ when you purchase two or more. Enter code EZ022018 at checkout to apply the savings.

The offer expires at midnight on Thursday June 14, so the chimney can arrive in time for the Sunday cookout.

In addition, Bill emailed that a new website is up and running where he’ll be adding a section on recipes. He welcomes input from friends and InMenlo readers.

 

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4th annual Congressional App Challenge is underway

Earlier this week, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) announced  the launch of the fourth annual Congressional App Challenge for the 18th Congressional District. Established by Congresswoman Eshoo and Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), this competition is a nationwide event that invites high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software […]

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Free advanced care planning workshops offered at Little House

Mission Hospice & Home Care in partnership with Peninsula Volunteers, Inc and Legal Aid Society of San Mateo is offering a series of Take Charge! workshops about advance care planning at Little House Activity Center (800 Middle Ave.) in Menlo Park. While everyone 18 or older needs to designate a healthcare advocate to speak for them […]

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Firefighters douse fire at home on La Loma Drive in Sharon Heights

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Neighbors of a home that is being renovated on La Loma Drive in the Sharon Heights neighborhood of Menlo Park called 911 last night after smelling smoke. They first thought was a BBQ but when they stepped outside, they could see the fire inside the two-story house. Upon arrival, Menlo Fire Captain Rod Brovelli reported […]

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Cafe Zoë is inviting locals to wear orange on June 2

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From Cafe Zoë: “This isn’t political. It’s for the kids. We will be wearing orange and decorating the cafe in orange (beyond the usual amount you see in the logo) to honor the lives lost to gun violence. We hope for a better tomorrow.” The Cafe will be open on Saturday, June 2, from 8:00 […]

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Summer reading programs offered at both Menlo Park Libraries

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Both the main library on Alma Street in Menlo Park as well as the Belle Haven branch library on Ivy Dr. will be holding summer reading programs. The kick off at the main library is from 10:30 to 1:00 pm on June 2 while the Belle Haven program starts on June 9 from 1:00 to […]

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SafeSpace is recruiting 7th and 8th graders for Middle School Youth Advisory Board

SafeSpace is forming a new Middle School Youth Advisory Board for the 2018-19 school year and is looking for passionate rising 7th and 8th grade students from local elementary schools who are committed to promoting mental health in their schools. Program training and support begins late June at the SafeSpace Community Engagement Center in Menlo […]

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Three M-A students receive Jefferson Awards

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Three Menlo-Atherton students have been awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service. The Jefferson Awards Foundation was founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft Jr., and Sam Beard. The organization believes in public service — not just because it improves communities but because it changes the lives of those who participate. […]

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Register your 2018 National Night Out block party

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It’s time to start planning for National Night Out 2018, and the Menlo Park Police Department looks forward to helping neighbors organize their local community event scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, between 6:00 and 9:00 pm. National Night Out is a nationwide community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and crime prevention. It’s an opportunity […]

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Community’s input needed for MPCSD’s annual survey

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Your feedback is requested in the Menlo Park City School District’s annual survey, whether or not you have children attending school in the district. Please take the survey here before June 1. “We value your feedback and hope to hear from as many people as possible,” emailed Parke Treadway. “Please share the survey link with friends […]

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Oak Grove bike route – Yea or Nay? – take the survey

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The Oak Grove Bike Route, which was installed on a trial basis last year, is currently being evaluated by the city of Menlo Park. The route was specifically designed to help students biking to Hillview and M-A get across El Camino safely and provides dedicated bike lanes along Oak Grove and University Avenue. The city […]

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