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Project Read-Menlo Park has started an ESL Conversation Club. It meets every Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the downstairs meeting room at the Menlo Park Library. The purpose is to give English language leanrs an opportunity to practice their skills in English with other learners aided volunteer facilitators. For more information, contact Elibet Jimenez at 650-330-2525 or esjimenez@menlopark.org.

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2014 Tour de Menlo is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23

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This year’s Tour de Menlo, which offers three Peninsula routes for cyclists of all abilities, along with good weather, great food, and plenty of SAG support, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23. Riders have their choice of 65-, 45- and 35-mile routes, all well-marked and beginning at Menlo-Atherton High School.  After taking different routes from the […]

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Plans take shape for Aug. 9-10 Relay for Life at Burgess Park in Menlo Park

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The theme for this year’s Relay for Life in Menlo Park is Carnival for a Cure. It takes place from Saturday, August 9 to Sunday, August 10 at Burgess Park over a 24-hour period. Because cancer never sleeps, teams strive to have a member on the course every minute of the event. Emails organizer/participant Betty Meissner: “The illuminated pathway of luminaria from 9:00 […]

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44th annual Menlo Charity Horse Show is scheduled for Aug. 5-10 at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton

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The 44th annual Menlo Charity Horse Show benefiting Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will be held August 5 to 10 at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. Attracting 450 exhibitors, the six-day event features non-stop Hunter and Jumper competitions  in three arenas. Spectators can take a break from watching the equestrian action and enjoy shopping […]

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Regis Philbin to deliver keynote at InnVision Shelter Network’s Fall Benefit Breakfast

InnVision Shelter Network (IVSN), a provider of housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals on the Peninsula and in Silicon Valley, will host its annual Benefit Breakfast on Thursday, October 9th from 7:30 to 9:00 am at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame. This year’s event program will include a keynote address by […]

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Photographer Peter Samuels is Menlo Charity Horse Show’s artist of the year

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San Francisco-based Peter Samuels has  been selected as  the“Artist of the Year” for the Menlo Charity Horse Show, which will take place August 5 – 10, 2014 at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. Each year the committee selects an artist and work that represents the spirit of competition that has the Show an equestrian tradition for 44 […]

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Charity rummage sale at St. Bede’s in Menlo Park on June 28 will benefit GAIA

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St. Bede’s semi-annual rummage sale offers clothes, shoes, books, CDs, household items, toys, knickknacks, craft items and more — you never know what treasures you’ll find — plus free refreshments. The church promises prices that are famously low and friendly volunteers to help you find what you are looking for. The sale takes place in Lehman Hall, the […]

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Menlo resident Alan Propp heads to Ghana this summer to work at orphanages

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Menlo-Atherton High School grad Alan Propp, who’s finishing up his second year at Stanford, is headed to Ghana this summer to work with the Kaeme Foundation in partnership with the Ghanian Department of Social Welfare. There he’ll be interviewing children who are housed in orphanages, even though in some cases they have families. “The goal […]

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Visiting with the three Peninsula College Fund scholarship recipients who are M-A grads

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This year the Peninsula College Fund, founded by Menlo Park resident Charles Schmuck, awarded scholarships to 20 high school students. The non-profit organization focuses on helping low-income, first-generation college students attend and finish college by providing four-year scholarships, one-to-one adult mentors, college and career success training, and summer internship placements and stipends. An award ceremony, open to the public, will be held […]

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Fleet Feet in Menlo Park hosts shoe drive this weekend to benefit My New Red Shoes

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David Lewis-Rowen, who is Training Program Director at Fleet Feet in downtown Menlo Park, sent us this email today: “Last year InMenlo did an article about the local family that Fleet Feet worked with to donate 96 pairs of shoes to kids in need…Inspired by this, our store has partnered with the organization they donated […]

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M-A Alumni Association awards scholarships to two college-bound seniors

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The Menlo-Atherton High School Alumni Association recently announced the recipients of this year’s scholarship awards. The committee screened over 35 applicants and narrowed the choices down to three finalists who were interviewed. The two recipients this year are Coral Brady (right top) of Menlo Park, who will be attending UC Santa Cruz next year and plans on taking courses that […]

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