Barbara von Haunalter is featured artist in December at Portola Art Gallery

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How Does Your Garden Grow, watercolor paintings by Barbara von Haunalter created in and around the Bay Area, is the featured exhibit at Portola Art Gallery in December. Barbara, a resident of Los Altos Hills, enjoys painting on location with the Peninsula Outdoor Painters and the Half Moon Bay Painters. Her impressionistic work includes interpretations […]

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Lily Anne Hillis introduces chair yoga to Menlo Pilates & Yoga

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Lily Anne Hillis may be a new teacher at Menlo Pilates & Yoga but she’s not new to her subject. She’s taught yoga for the past 25 years. Her new twist on the practice is chair yoga. “People have told me over the years that they couldn’t take yoga because it was hard for them […]

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In memory of Menlo-Atherton High School grad Michael Rosenberg

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Sometimes InMenlo turns personal. That was the case yesterday when we received a request from a Raleigh, NC, television station asking permission to use an InMenlo photo that Scott R. Kline had taken of Michael Rosenberg who had died in a plane crash earlier in the day. Michael was not a routine InMenlo interviewee. We […]

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Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble performs at St. Bede’s on Dec. 14

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Few things evoke the magic of the winter holidays as the transcendent splendor of the human voice raised in song. Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble has researched and discovered a treasure-trove of seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. The group will present Wintersongs at St. Bede’s in Menlo Park on […]

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M-A Girls Varsity Basketball wins 19th annual Dragon Classic tourney

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Emails Menlo Park resident Sheri Baer: “Got a few fun photos from this weekend’s basketball tournament in Sonoma. The Menlo-Atherton Girls Varsity Basketball team won the 19th Annual Dragon Classic at Sonoma Valley High School. These two photos show how the girls both compete and play hard.” The scores: – 59-40 vs. Montgomery High School […]

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Festive table welcomes Portola Vineyard members

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The Lehman family, owners of Portola Vineyards, invited members of their wine club to stop by during a open house this afternoon. Debbie Lehman was pouring the newly released, award-winning 2012 Chardonnay as well as the yet to be bottled 2013 Pinot Noir from the barrel. Attendees did not leave hungry – there were a large variety delicious appetizers […]

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Ugly sweaters and fine photography – all on display at HOME

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Friday night brought a mix of the ridiculous and sublime to the HOME store owned by Blair Morgan (back center, Santa hat) in downtown Menlo Park. Many attendees wore ugly Christmas sweaters at what was also a reception for photographer Neal Menschel (next to Blair in grey sweatshirt), whose winter and fall landscapes are on […]

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Sheri Sobrato to speak at Children’s Health Council on December 8

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On December 8, Children’s Health Council is hosting a wine and cheese discussion featuring Atherton’s Sheri Sobrato (pictured) as its special guest. We profiled Sheri in November. Sheri will be talking about her book, Digging Deep: A Journal For Young People Facing Health Challenges, which is designed to provide emotional support to young people who face health […]

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Holiday elves hang with the hot cars in Menlo Park parking lot

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It was a bit of a surreal sight this morning in one of the downtown Menlo Park parking lots. On display were a couple dozen performance cars, many with their hoods open — all the better for inspection — along with a couple of sinister looking holiday elves. It was a meeting of the 100 Octane […]

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Holiday tree glimmers amidst the rain drops last night in Menlo Park

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With a flip of the switch, Menlo Park Mayor Catherine Carlton set Fremont Park aglow amidst the raindrops last night with the lighting of the holiday tree. Don’t try to count the lights yourself — it’s purported to have 50,400! We talked to Hillview student, Sasha, who’d found a perfect perch one of the big branches […]

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Michele Chandler revives her “artsy” self with line of handmade note cards

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Menlo Park resident Michele Chandler describes herself as “always artsy.” But somewhere along the way between grad school and raising two children, the art part of herself got pushed to the side. Then one day not  long ago, she was watching her son play water polo at Menlo-Atherton High School when a fellow parent noticed the […]

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