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The Fall new member class of the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula ( JLPA•MP) is leading a Done in a Day (DIAD) project in partnership with the Junior League of Napa-Sonoma.

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm, Junior League volunteers will be collecting donations of new holiday gifts appropriate for children in kindergarten through 6th grade from the community at the Historic Gatehouse, located at 555 Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park.

All donations collected will benefit the 408 students of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Santa Rosa. The JLPA•MP and the Junior League of Napa-Sonoma will work in partnership to support this effort by inviting League members and the community at large to donate holiday gifts.

Gifts collected by the JLPA•MP in Menlo Park will be driven to the Junior League of Napa-Sonoma the same day, who will then coordinate distribution of the gifts to the elementary school.

Wish list items include puzzles, books, Legos and any other age-appropriate gifts. The Junior League wishes for all gifts to be wrapped and labeled with age range and gender if applicable, but unwrapped gifts and gift cards are also very much appreciated.

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Spotted: Leo teens delivering needed supplies to North Bay fire victims

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The Leo District 4-C4 Board (part of the Lions Clubs International) teens banded together to assist the Northern California fire victims. On Saturday, October 28, the Leos drove three minivans stuffed full of physical supplies and more than $1,000 to Santa Rosa. In two weeks, the Leo District 4-C4 Board’s Northern CA Fire Aid Drive […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces speakers for November

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Joe Simitian gives tips for successful advocacy at Junior League sponsored talk

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The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP) is hosting Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian to present his popular “13 Tips for Successful Advocacy” talk on October 18, from 7:00-8:30 pm at the City Council Chambers in Menlo Park. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending can RSVP […]

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Firemen flipping pancakes bring out the smiles this morning in Menlo Park

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It may have been chilly early this morning in Menlo Park — yes, mid-40s! — but that didn’t diminish the fun and excitement of the annual pancake breakfast held at the Menlo Park First District headquarters on Middlefield Road. 18-old-month old Dylan (top) took in the scene from the bumper of a fire truck while […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces September speakers

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Jerod Haase talks to Menlo Park Kiwanis about what’s ahead for Stanford men’s basketball

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Stanford men’s basketball coach Jerod Haase wanted to play for Stanford while growing up in South Lake Tahoe, but attended the University of California before transferring to the University of Kansas, playing for coach Roy Williams. Jerod highlighted Stanford’s upcoming men’s basketball season for the audience at the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club’s luncheon earlier this […]

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Register now for Tour de Menlo scheduled for Saturday, August 19

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The Tour de Menlo offers three Peninsula routes for cyclists of all abilities. Riders have their choice of 65-, 46- and 35-mile routes, all well-marked and beginning at Menlo-Atherton High School on Saturday, August 19. After taking different routes initially, all riders eventually will head south on Stevens Canyon Road to the final rest stop at […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club hosts WWII veteran on July 18

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World War II veteran Army Sergeant Roy Billings (left) and his son Mike Billings traveled to Washington DC in May to visit the WWII memorial along with other veterans — all thanks to the efforts of Honor Flight Bay Area. Sergeant Billings will relate his wartime experiences and organization leader Connie Johnson will tell the […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club awards $55,000 in scholarships to Menlo-Atherton High School seniors

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Eight outstanding Menlo-Atherton High School seniors received scholarships at the Kiwanis Club’s annual scholarship luncheon, Tuesday, May 23, at the Allied Arts Guild. This year’s scholarship awards totaled more than $55,000, up from $41,000 last year. More than $1.1 million has been awarded to local students during the lifetime of the Club’s scholarship program. “There are […]

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Jim Plunkett is keynote speaker at Rotary Club lunch on May 22

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Jim Plunkett former professional quarterback and two time Super Bowl winner will be the keynote speaker at the May 22, 2017 Rotary Club of Menlo Park’s annual Scholastic Awards Ceremony. Approximately 120 high school students from four high schools (Menlo Atherton, Eastside College Prep, Sacred Heart and Menlo) will be acknowledged for excellence in a […]

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