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A.Space owner Jill Layman emailed InMenlo to let us know the community is invited to stop by a Holiday Open House this Thursday evening, Dec. 6  from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

“We just recently added home furnishings and accessories to the mix,” she wrote “You might know of Stephanie Kolkka and her KOLKKA line of hand-forged metal furniture; Stephanie ran Brick Monkey in Redwood City for years. So, our Holiday party will celebrate our new “Design Gallery” approach. Both Stephanie and John Kolkka will be there.”

A.Space is located at 773 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park.

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Small Business Saturday coming to Menlo Park on Nov. 24

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It’s usually the big shopping day after Thanksgiving that gets all the publicity, but there is also Small Business Saturday on November 24, 2018! To help support this initiative and make the term Small Business Saturday as popular as Black Friday, the City of Menlo Park is asking you to join millions of Americans to […]

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Spotted: First of the season crab at Menlo Park Farmers Market

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Fisherman Pietro Parravano brought the first crab of the commercial season to the Menlo Park Farmers Market today, offering both live (pictured) and boiled crab for sale for $9.95. He said that his pots were filled with crab of “good medium size.”

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Girl Code Rising Together panelists give perspective on competition and leadership

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Last weekend, Fleet Feet Menlo Park hosted Girl Code: Rising Together at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. Speakers included singer/composer/choreographer/writer Molly Bell (top); Steeplechase world champion Stephanie Garcia; [pictured with] Olympic athlete Kim Conley; (below), Nita Singh Kaushal, founder of Miss CEO; and  Ana Angel Avendaño, filmmaker/educator/community activist. The panelists discussed their paths to achievement […]

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Tian Mayimin brings artisan bread to the Menlo Park Farmers Market

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At last, there’s bread to buy at the Menlo Park Farmers Market. Very good bread baked in a Willows neighborhood kitchen that’s been certified by the County of San Mateo. The baker is Tian Mayimin, who we sat down with on a recent Sunday after what she’d brought to the market was sold out (as […]

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Cheeky Monday Toys celebrates 18 years in business on July 15

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Cheeky Monkey Toys is celebrating its 18th anniversary and inviting locals to join in the fun on Sunday, July 15, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The celebration will include prizes, balloons, games, face painting, crafts, and more. Owned by husband-and-wife team Anna and Dexter Chow, Cheeky Monkey Toys started in a 900-square-foot store with […]

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Spotted: Colorful Fleet Feet runners participate in Rainbow Run

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Yesterday, Lisa Taggart and Jim Gothers, owners of Fleet Feet in downtown Menlo Park, hosted a Rainbow Run to celebrate diversity and inclusivity as part of Pride Month. About 45 runners wore bright and colorful clothing for the flat 4.5 mile run through the city. Post run, the gathered for some drinks and snacks behind […]

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Kasumisou Gallery’s hand-smocked girls dress offered at pop-up store the next three Sundays

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This month Kasumisou Gallery is staging a pop-up shop offering their beautiful, hand-smocked girls’ cotton dresses for summer.  The pop-up will be on the corner of Santa Cruz Ave. and Chestnut Street from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the next three Sunday mornings (June 17 and 24 and July 1). Kasumisou Gallery is a Menlo Park […]

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Carrie and Colin Jenkins bid good-by to Menlo Park, but their store, Occasions, etc…, will continue virtually

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The most Menlo of all Menlo downtown merchants — Carrie and Colin Jenkins both grew up here and they’ve raised three children here — are soon packing up and leaving the retail store, Occasions, etc…, they’ve operated for 26 years. Friday, June 8, will be the start of their final clearance sale. At the end of […]

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Temple Grandin talks about her new book at Kepler’s Literary Foundation event

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In an appearance sponsored by Kepler’s Literary Foundation, Dr. Temple Grandin was in Menlo Park last week talking about her latest book, Calling All Minds, and her life in general, taking questions from a sold-out audience that included elementary and middle school children at the Hillview Performing Arts Center. The author of numerous books, Temple […]

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Come join Cheeky Monkey Toys, and celebrate at two upcoming events

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Cheeky Monkey Toys in Menlo Park (640 Santa Cruz Avenue) invites you to two upcoming events: our Earth Day Celebration, and our May Day Celebration. On Sunday, April 22, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, join us outside the store for Earth Day, and paint Kindness Rocks to share with your friends and family. Be […]

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