Menlo School’s Robert Miranda runs the Summer Scamper to raise money for music therapy program

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Menlo School’s Robert Miranda, who is coming off a sophomore season in which he had a podium finish at state in cross country and took fourth in the 3200 at CCS, has been preparing for his next run for months. This Sunday, Robert will run the Summer Scamper at Stanford to benefit Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. […]

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Terri Mainwaring authors first book of children’s fiction about a grumpy grandpa

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Terri Harris Mainwaring’s grandfather was not even a touch grumpy. This writer can vouch for that as she remembers him coming to talk at Hillview School in the late 50s and early 60s about his days as an errand boy for Thomas A. Edison. So why did Terri, who went on to graduate from Menlo-Atherton High School […]

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Menlo Park Downtown Block Party sports a new look this year

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What ever street you entered the 10th annual Downtown Menlo Park Block Party this year, you were likely treated to a new look from previous years. There were people wearing virtual reality goggles courtesy of Oculus, a Facebook company, with lines to give it a try. There were folks making pretty floral bouquets, courtesy of Menlo Park-based […]

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Menlo Oaks annual picnic 60-plus years and counting

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Menlo Oaks neighbors met at Peninsula School on Sunday, June 12, for the Menlo Oaks District Association (MODA) annual picnic. The picnic has been held at the school since 1958. Prior to that, it took place for many years on Madison Way.  However, no one remembers the year of the first picnic. Mary Lou Collyer […]

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Free Menlo Park screening of “Being Mortal” is part of national dialogue on end of life decisions

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A PBS film adapted from the best-selling book Being Mortal, by physician Atul Gawande, M.D. (pictured), will be shown in Menlo Park at 7:00 pm on Friday, June 17, 2016 as part of a nationwide dialogue about individual goals for end-of-life. The screening will be at Trinity Church (330 Ravenswood Ave.). After the film, audience members can […]

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Great start to summer with jazz at Portola Vineyards

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Jazz concerts at Portola Vineyards are another signal that summer is here (if not officially). The first headliners of the season were saxophonist Michael O’Neil and vocalist Kenny Washington who treated the audience to lots of favorites ranging from Georgia on My Mind to Stella By Starlight. One bonus of this concert series is the venue itself, a […]

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Menlo Park father and son bring baseball and basketball together

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Menlo Park resident Andrew Missan and his son Jonah were at the Giants game on Saturday when, as Andrew emails, “someone snapped this incredible picture of my son about to catch a ball thrown to him by Brandon Belt [Belt can be seen in lower left of photo] at the exact moment that Steve Kerr […]

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Sight and Sound concert aims to blend music, technology – and emotion

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Combine a pianist with a violinist playing music by English “Impressionist” composer John Ireland in concert with active participation by the audience using Sensemo and you get the world’s first experiment in live music, art and hi-tech. That’s the promise of Sight and Sound, which will be performed June 18 at 7:30 pm at the Community […]

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Cafe Zoe hosts art show created by vets as part of art therapy at Menlo Park VA

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For about seven years, a group of vets has been gathering once a week at the Menlo Park VA for PTSD art therapy led by Lisa Giovannetti. The purpose is to give voice to their experience and support them in coping with symptoms and developing skills. While the resulting artworks have been displayed at the VA, this is […]

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Nativity Carnival kicks off summer this weekend in Menlo Park

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The 36th annual Nativity Carnival, benefitting Nativity Parish in Menlo Park, runs from June 10 to June 12. Hours are 5:00 to 11:00 pm on Friday, June 10; Noon to 11:00 pm on Saturday, June 11; Noon to 6:00 pm on Sunday, June 12. Admission is free. Featured are 14 carnival rides, games, live entertainment […]

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Photographer Frances Freyberg’s photos of Syria are featured in June at Portola Art Gallery

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Syria Before the War, as photographed by Menlo Park resident Frances Freyberg, is the featured exhibit at the Portola Art Gallery in June. A reception for the photographer will be held on Saturday, June 11, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm The vibrant color photographs feature historic monuments and portraits of daily life from Freyberg’s 2008 travels through […]

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