Holbrook Palmer Park

The Groove Kings

The Groove Kings are appearing at Holbrook-Palmser Park in Atherton on Thursday, June 28 from 6:00 to 8:00, performing popular rock n’ roll and classic R&B. The family-friendly concert is free, and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on and picnic dinner to eat.

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Inna Beardsley: Leading the Atherton Dames, planning the annual holiday children’s tea

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When we met Inna Beardsley, current president of the Atherton Dames, at Holbrook Palmer Park, we quickly learned that it’s “dames”, as in rhymes with names, and you don’t have to reside in Atherton to become one. “That’s one of the big misconceptions,” she said, referring to place of residence. “Our membership is open to […]

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Marjory Wilson: Return to Bay Area is return to her artistic roots

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When artist Marjory Wilson relocated from Colorado to Atherton four years ago, it was in many respects a “back to the future” move. “My husband and I met when we were both going to school in the Bay Area,” she says. “I was in art school then, and when I moved back it was like […]

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Family fun at Swing in the Park this Sunday (9/19)

Sunday’s Swing in the Park fundraiser for Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton appears to have it all – BBQ picnic courtesy of Jesse Cool, swinging music thank to the Unicorns, plus games and activities for children and adults. Add to that list a live and silent auction and raffle. All proceeds benefit the Park. The event […]

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Dog Days: Building confidence in dogs and their owners at Holbrook-Palmer Park training classes

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On Monday evenings, starting next week, Holbrook-Palmer Park will become a hub of activity for local dogs and their owners. September 20th begins the fall session of training classes conducted by Dog Days, which owner and instructor Bari Halperin has been operating at the park for more than 15 years. It seems like everyone you […]

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M-A Class of 1960 says “hello, again!”

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In 1960, Elvis ruled the charts – three top 10 Billboard hits that year, although the very non-rockin’ Theme from ‘A Summer Place’ was the year’s chart topper – Eisenhower led the nation, and Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) won his first professional fight. Menlo-Atherton’s class of 1960 graduated in a transitional period […]

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Carla Campbell: Healing dogs, horses, and cats through massage therapy

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Her official profession is canine and equine bodyworker, but Carla Campbell doesn’t mind if you simply call her a massage therapist for dogs and horses. She admits that either title garners a lot of questions: Do you actually make a living that way? Did you have to go school for it? Are your clients a […]

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