Little House

Doug McConnell

For more than 15 years as the host of KRON’s Bay Area Backroads, Doug McConnell gave viewers an opportunity to learn more about the unique places and out-of-the-way adventures that make our area so special. Now he is back with OpenRoad, a new weekly public television series focusing on the entire West.

He’ll share tips when he speaks at Little House on August 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The cost is $10. Little House is located at 800 Middle Avenue in Menlo Park.

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Pharmaceutical drop box at Little House in Menlo Park allows residents to safely dispose of legal drugs

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The City of Menlo Park and Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. have partnered  to place a pharmaceutical drop box at the Little House Activity Center located at Nealon Park (800 Middle Avenue). Residents can place any unused or unwanted legal drugs into the receptacle and they will be properly disposed of. Little House’s hours of operation are […]

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New free injury prevention program offered for older adults

The Injury Prevention program through the Trauma Service at Stanford Hospital and Clinics is teaming up with Sequoia Hospital Health and Wellness to offer an evidence based program to seniors called A Matter of Balance. Through facilitated discussions and gentle but effective exercises, seniors learn to manage falls and increase activity levels. The program will […]

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Senior information fair at Little House on August 25

Little House Activity Center is hosting a senior information fair on Saturday, August 25, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Over 40 exhibitors will take part. The first 250 guests receive a free goody bag. Services include blood pressure check, free document shredding and “ask the pharmacist.” There is no charge to attend. Little House, […]

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Longtime Menlo Park resident once called the original Little House her home

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With the exception of an 18-month stint in North Carolina, Marlyn Johnson has spent the better part of 70 years calling Menlo Park her home. She arrived with her family — her maiden name was Ahlenius — in 1943 to a small town of 5,000 that had not yet experienced the influx of citizens that the post-World […]

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Gil Draper talks about the practice of photography

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Photography was not Gil Draper’s first love. That distinction belonged to music. “I played the saxophone but didn’t have the talent to be a great musician, so I opened a music store,” he said, while showing his guests an exhibit of his photographs currently on display at Little House in Menlo Park. That store was […]

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Little House White Elephant Sale set for March 16

Little House’s annual White Elephant Sale will be held on March 16 at 10:00 am. Items for sale include jewelry, purses, scarves, household and kitchen items, cookbooks, games, artwork and much more. Join us for Irish Coffee and baked goods in the morning, followed by a delicious lunch of corned beef and cabbage at our […]

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Larry Wong is the go-to food guy at Little House

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Larry Wong, the chef at Peninsula Volunteers Little House for the past three years, says he’s been cooking since he was 5. “I’m a fourth-generation San Franciscan and learned from my grandmother.” During a career spent mainly overseeing corporate cafeterias, he’s expanded well beyond his Chinese roots. “I’m interested in a wide variety of ethnic […]

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Holiday boutique at Little House on Nov. 3-4

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To start the holiday shopping season, there will be a special street fair offering a broad selection of handcrafted treasures and unique items at Little House on Nov. 3-4 from 10:00 am to 3:00 both day. There will be decorative gifts, handmade and fine jewelry, homemade baked goods and spiced egg nog. The event is […]

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Peninsula Volunteers need focus group participants on Oct. 26

Peninsula Volunteers Little House, in conjunction with the founders of myKindreds, is recruiting busy moms, women, and active seniors to participate in focus groups that review a new application designed to safely find, as well as foster, meaningful friendships at every stage of their life. These focus groups are open to the general public and […]

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Vital Aging Conference at Little House on May 22

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Five nationally recognized experts in their field are appearing at the third annual Vital Aging Conference at Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, on Sunday, May 22. Dr. Eric Shapira, DDS, MA, MHA (pictured), will be the keynote speaker. He practiced dentistry for over 30 years and is the author of  A New […]

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