Grab your flying umbrella and your children, and get carried away into the world of Mary Poppins!

Taking the two Banks children on magical adventures, Mary Poppins has a profound impact on the entire family, singing, “Anything can happen if you let it.” Step in time with Hillview Middle School’s cast and crew as they celebrate this beloved musical.

InMenlo contributing photographer Jules Appleby stopped by a dress rehearsal and recorded the action.

Tickets on sale now at hillviewdrama.org. Adults $17; Children $12. Hillview Performing Arts Center: Thursday, April 25, 6:30 pm; Friday, April 26, 7:00 pm; Saturday, April 27, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm.

Photos by Jules Appleby (c) 2019

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Earth Day in Menlo Park is noted with a ceremony to celebrate the city’s Climate & Sustainability Resolution

Emailed Diane Bailey of Menlo Spark: “An amazing thing happened this week. With the leadership of Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller, the Menlo Park City Council unanimously approved a momentous Climate & Sustainability Resolution for Earth Day.” Today, Earth Day, the signing of that resolution was celebrated in front of City Hall by the Mayor […]

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Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

It’s unanimous: Springtime 2019 is just glorious! Menlo Park-based photographer Frances Freyberg spent a day earlier this month at Filoli capturing the beauty of its gardens at this time of year. We’re certain that her photos will brighten your day. Photos by Frances Freyberg (c) 2019

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Menlo Park kids are on the hunt for Easter eggs at Burgess Park

The City of Menlo Park in partnership with the Menlo Park Firefighters Association and the Menlo Park Fire District held egg hunts at both Kelly and Burgess Park this morning. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most stopped by the latter to capture some of the fun. Photos by Robb Most (c) 2019

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Gamble Garden Spring Tour 2019 invites visitors to “Enter the Garden”

That Joan Sanders is President of the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in Palo Alto should surprise no one who knows her — particularly those who have admired the garden at her Atherton home. She fancies herself a kind of garden whisperer, or more accurately, a person who believes gardens should […]

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Menlo Park Fire demonstrates early warning system for earthquakes and other natural disasters

Today, on the 113th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake and fire that destroyed major sections of San Francisco and the Peninsula, a demonstration of an early warning system was held at Menlo Park Fire Protection District Station 2 in East Palo Alto. A quiet demonstration it was not, hence the people plugging their ears. When […]

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Barry Fleisher heads to the City for his “From the Streets of San Francisco” photography project

Menlo Park-based photographer Barry Fleisher is a participant in the Peninsula Photographic Arts Guild group exhibit titled From Concept to Print that is taking place at the Coastal Arts League Gallery, 300 Main Street in Half Moon Bay. The opening reception is on Saturday, April 20, from 2:00-5:00 pm, and the show runs through May 5. The […]

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Reflection on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Menlo Park resident Julia Appleby emailed this photo of Notre Dame from her “personal archive” with a note that said…”You may not be covering the story as it is not local enough but if you do feel like this photo would make a relevant tribute to the French community in our neighborhood, I would be […]

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Easter egg hunts planned for Menlo Park and Atherton

Hop on over to either Burgess (701 Laurel St – pictured above.) or Kelly Park (100 Terminal Ave.) for the City of Menlo Park’s annual egg hunts presented in partnership with the Menlo Park Firefighters Association and the Menlo Park Fire District. The Bunny will arrive at 10:00 am for pictures, and the hunt will […]

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2019 registration is open at the Ladera Recreation District

The Ladera Recreation District is a true community center, a “home away from home” for everyone and provides a clean, safe recreational environment in which members can exercise, socialize, relax, and develop lasting friendships through a variety of social events, traditions, and leisure activities. Facilities include a swimming pool (open late April to October), wading […]

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Menlo Park-specific bike safety classes will be offered for kids and their parents

Is your child planning to bike to middle school in the fall? Wheel Kids, together with the City of Menlo Park, have created a Menlo Park-specific Middle School Bike Skills parent/child class. The weekend morning class has three parts: in class instruction, blacktop practice and on the road cycling. Kids (and their parent — participation […]

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