Spotted

Post image for Spotted: Minnie the therapy dog visiting students at Encinal School

It was a very happy Monday morning yesterday in Menlo Park City School District when six-year-old poodle Minnie visited  the special education program at Encinal School. Leonor Delgado and Arlene Esquivias of the Humane Society’s Animals Everywhere program brought Minnie to the classroom.

Minnie is a certified therapy dog specially trained to work with medically-fragile children and has lots of experience visiting children’s hospitals. The district’s team of special education teachers and para-educators set up the visit, and the Humane Society reports that Minnie and her human friends had just as a great a time as the children.

More partnerships with the Palo Alto Humane Society is in the works across the district.

Photos courtesy of Stephanie Sheridan 

{ Be the first to comment }

Spotted: Local heroes visiting Laurel School in Atherton

Thumbnail image for Spotted: Local heroes visiting Laurel School in Atherton

A Navy Seal, a Firefighter, and a Community Activist walk into a school. This is no joke. This is part of the latest Project Based Learning unit, “Where Does Bravery Come From?,” for third grade students at Laurel School. In keeping with Laurel School’s mission to be an “involved community,” the unit kicked off with […]

Click to read more →

Spotted: Cheery, hand painted rocks on Altschul Ave

Thumbnail image for Spotted: Cheery, hand painted rocks on Altschul Ave

A couple of folks gave us a heads up about the hand painted rocks with encouraging messages that were evidently placed on Altschul Avenue in the University Heights neighborhood of Menlo Park by a couple of teenage girls. Cindy Tipton was good enough to send us some photos.

Click to read more →

Spotted: Father & son sharing a first night of Hanukkah moment

Thumbnail image for Spotted: Father & son sharing a first night of Hanukkah moment

Atherton resident Julie Kaufman hosted her family for the first night of Hanukkah yesterday evening. We love the look on her grandson’s face as his father shows him not one but two menorahs. Photo by Doug Klein (c) 2018

Click to read more →

Spotted: St. Nicholas bearing gold coins for children at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

Thumbnail image for Spotted: St. Nicholas bearing gold coins for children at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

How do you get the attention of young children when there’s a bishop in church? No problem when you’re the Bishop of Myra aka St. Nicholas. For over 30 years, St. Nicholas – as played by Woodside resident Dick Livermore – has been visiting Trinity Church on the Sunday closest to his feast day (Dec. […]

Click to read more →

Spotted: Kids and carolers at Russian Orthodox Christmas bazaar in Menlo Park

Thumbnail image for Spotted: Kids and carolers at Russian Orthodox Christmas bazaar in Menlo Park

While the off again/on again put a bit of a damper on the numerous outdoor Christmas festivals held in Menlo Park today, it didn’t dissuade these youngster from examining a wooden boat at the bazaar held at the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Mary today on Crane Street in Menlo Park. A group of carolers […]

Click to read more →

Spotted: Search K9 and handler taking a breather near Magalia

Thumbnail image for Spotted: Search K9 and handler taking a breather near Magalia

The 45 Urban Search and Rescue Taskforce 3 members, with their two Search Dogs, will be headed home today after a week long search for the lost and missing at the Camp Fire where they searched almost 2000 structures under difficult conditions in the burnt out and devastated areas of the community of Magalia, located above […]

Click to read more →

Spotted: Restrooms being worked on at Jack Lyle Park

Thumbnail image for Spotted: Restrooms being worked on at Jack Lyle Park

Menlo Park has a lot of good parks of various sizes, but most lack restrooms. So it was great news when it was announced that permanent restrooms were coming to Jack Lyle Park on Middle Avenue with a completion date of “early 2019.” Walking by today, it looked like the prefabricated restrooms may be completed […]

Click to read more →

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

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

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.”

Click to read more →

Spotted: 1899 Fire House being moved to its new location in Menlo Park

Thumbnail image for Spotted: 1899 Fire House being moved to its new location in Menlo Park

We were in downtown Menlo Park at the right time this morning and saw the top portion of Menlo Park Fire District’s 1899 Fire House being moved to its new home near Fire Station 6 on Oak Grove Ave. The 119-year-old “Carriage House” is one of the oldest Fire Houses in California. The Fire House was […]

Click to read more →

Spotted: Red globe of a sun rising in smoky skies

Thumbnail image for Spotted: Red globe of a sun rising in smoky skies

The rising sun had an extra eerie glow early this morning as it rose surrounded by the smoke that still lingers over Menlo Park, the result of the devastating fire in Butte County. The birds of Bedwell Bayfront Park took little notice.

Click to read more →