M-A Drama presents Tony Award-winning musical “Hairspray” the next two weekends

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The Tony Award-winning musical, Hairspray, will be performed on November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 — 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 pm on Sundays — at the Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available in advance online and at the door. Originally written by John Waters and made into a film, the […]

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Encinal School celebrates Day of the Dead

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Approximately 400 hundred people attended a community celebration for the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) on November 2nd at Encinal School in Menlo Park. The evening was hosted by the school’s Spanish Immersion and World Language Programs. It consisted of arts and crafts, face-painting, and the showing of the movie Coco. Community […]

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Park James Hotel hosts grand opening party

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The scene was electric in more ways than one at the Park James Hotel in Menlo Park last Thursday night (Nov. 1) where 500 invited guests had gathered to sip, nibble and listen to the sounds of The English Beat (yes, that ’80s band). While managed by broughtonHOTELS, the father/son duo who developed the hotel, Jim […]

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Día de los Muertos festival at Menlo Park Senior Center

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As part of school assignment, M-A junior Lena Kalotihos photographed the Día de los Muertos festival at the Menlo Park Senior Center last Friday (Nov. 2). She emails: “The decorations were absolutely beautiful, papel picado on the ceiling and pictures of the deceased family members hanging on the walls. Scattered throughout were hand-painted skulls, skeletons, pumpkins, […]

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Who owns this beautiful turquoise blue Nash automobile?

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Update: InMenlo reader Serena Torrey Roosevelt emailed: “It’s not a metropolitan. I think this is the Greenbriar wagon.” We spotted this beautifully-restored Nash twice today — first parked on Santa Cruz Avenue near the farmers market and then being driven on Oak Avenue going west. We weren’t the only ones who stopped to take photos […]

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M-A’s Canned Food Drive runs through December 7

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In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB), M-A students are collecting food from the community to help feed several hundred families in our area. The drive continues through Dec. 7. M-A students will collect cans at the following locations: – Bianchini’s in Ladera – Cardenas Market in East Palo Alto – Delucchi’s Market in […]

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Portola Art Gallery celebrates 10+ years at Allied Arts Guild with afternoon of art, wine and music

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To commemorate its 10+ years at the Allied Arts Guild, the Portola Art Gallery is hosting an afternoon of art, wine, and live music on Saturday, November 3, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Works of all the gallery’s artists will be featured. In addition, throughout the month of November, visitors will get a 10% discount […]

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M-A’s new STEAM building is officially opened

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The brand new, two-story Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) building, or S-wing, officially opened on the Menlo-Atherton High School campus on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 30). The M-A Choir led by Patrick Maier got things going with a rousing rendition of Steam sung to the melody of Dream by Johnny Mercer. A sample: “STEAM, […]

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It’s party time, thanks to The Members, on Halloween in Stanford Oaks neighborhood

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The wine and beer flowed freely amidst the sounds of classic rock as The Members held their 12th annual performance at the corner of Lemon and Oak Dell in the Stanford Oaks neighborhood. As always, a great way to cap off Halloween in Menlo Park! Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2018

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Menlo Oaks neighborhood shows it knows how to have fun on Halloween

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Emails Menlo Oaks resident Judy Horst: “Lots of music and trick or treaters! We had several haunted houses, pit stops and wine bars. This thing is getting bigger every year!” A band called Band Sanitizer, comprised of seven high school students, five from M-A, and two from D-tech, provided the soundtrack. Judy supplied InMenlo with […]

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Oak Knoll School students take to the street in Halloween finery

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As has been the custom the last few years, students attending Oak Knoll School took their annual Halloween parade out to the neighboring street of Oak Knoll Lane. And, wow, what costumes! We could have used dozens and dozens of shots but showcase just a few to give InMenlo readers a flavor of the fun.

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