Jared Sines is featured artist at Portola Art Galley in June

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Jared Sines is the featured artist at the Portola Art Gallery in June with an exhibit titled “Home and Away.” There will be a reception for the artist on June 16 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The show presents colorful depictions of subjects with special meaning to him: reflections in the canals of Venice, scenes […]

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Menlo Park Belle Haven Library hosts first ever Puppetry Festival

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On June 3, the Menlo Park Belle Haven Library will kick off a three-month-long celebration of the art of puppetry, with a Puppetry Festival featuring a variety of professional puppet companies over the course of eight different events. The library will host a puppet performance every other Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. On the Sundays […]

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Upward Scholars celebrates its students – like Antonio Garcia – at event at Holbrook Palmer Park

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Five years ago, Menlo Park resident Antonio Garcia came to the United States from El Salvador leaving his mother and sister behind. He now works as a cook, but the 22-year-old wants to get an AA degree in business administration and then transfer to a university where he can prepare for a career in finance. […]

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Momentum builds in effort to buy Alpine Inn (aka Rossotti’s) with a initial deadline of May 31

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After three community meetings led by Lucy Neely under the auspices of the Portola Valley Community Roadhouse, LLC, the opportunity for locals to buy the historical Alpine Inn Beer Garden — aka Rossotti’s — is moving forward quickly. At last week’s meetings, Lucy talked about the “emotional and historical importance” Zott’s has to the community and […]

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Playful patterned platter of hot dogs – Memorial Day BBQ

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Memorial Day snuck up on me this year and instead of stressing over what to serve, I’m opting to keep it simple and traditional, with a touch of whimsy. With a wave of the magic mustard wand, our weekend hot dogs are going from drab to designer. It’s amazing how just a pop of yellow can […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club Awards $50,000 in scholarships to Menlo-Atherton High School seniors

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Ten  Menlo-Atherton High School seniors received scholarships at the Kiwanis Club’s annual scholarship luncheon, Tuesday, May 22, at the Allied Arts Guild. For more than 40 years, the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club has provided college scholarships to Menlo-Atherton graduating seniors, based on academic performance. More than $1.1 million has been awarded to local students during the […]

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Junior League of Palo Alto Mid-Peninsula awards $40,000 in grants to local non-profits

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The Junior League of Palo Alto Mid-Peninsula awarded $40,000 in grants at their Annual Membership Meeting at the Elks Lodge on May 16th. Community grants are given in response to critical needs to fund new programs, specialized training, capital expenditures and general operating funds. Programs that requested funding were required to align with the League’s […]

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Filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman set to release her last documentary in a career that’s spanned 40 years

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She’s won an Emmy and been nominated for an Academy Award. Now after four decades of filmmaking, Menlo Park resident Dorothy Fadiman is releasing her final film, Chef Darren: The Challenge of Profound Deafness. It will be screened at 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 3, at the Lucie Stern Community Center ballroom in Palo Alto. […]

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Project Read-Menlo Park seeks community support to expand literacy programs

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Project Read-Menlo Park is appealing to the local community to augment a range of programs and a vision to provide additional services to the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park. Community members may easily make a secure donation to Project Read through its nonprofit fundraising partner, Literacy Partners, at a newly-improved website. For more than […]

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Hillview School’s Relay for Life event raises $91,000 for American Cancer Society

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Over 300 middle school students participated in the 4th Annual “Menlo Park Relay for Life – Hillview Edition” on Friday night, raising $91,000 to fight cancer and topping the $65,000 raised last year. The students held bake sales around town for the last month and reached out to their neighbors, family members, and friends for […]

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Inaugural Jordan Cup Benefit Polo Match held at Menlo Circus Club today

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The inaugural Jordan Cup featured the Stanford Polo Club versus the Cornel Polo Club in a match with proceeds benefiting both teams along with Jasper Ridge Farm. The event, which took place at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton on Sunday, May 20, also included a meet-and-greet with the Farm’s animals, a silent auction, a […]

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