June 2010

Joining the Italian American Social Club for monthly dinner

The Italian-American Social Club of Menlo Park continues its rich tradition with a monthly dinner for club members, occasional bocce ball tournaments and quarterly family-dinner nights. Membership in the club is open only to Italian-American men, defined as men with an Italian surname or maternal grandfathers with same. Having wrangled an invitation to the June […]

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Opportunity to serve on Menlo Park city commissions

There are open seats on a number Menlo Park city commissions: housing, library, transportation, environmental quality, and parks and recreation. These all volunteer groups meet once a month and make recommendations to city staff and the City Council on policy issues. Applicants must apply by July 1; the City Council selects commission members. Visit the […]

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Spotted: Teen girls at downtown block party

Editor Linda liked the way this photo, snapped last night at the downtown Menlo Park block party, captured what teenage girls do best of all – congregate and chat. The moment reminded me of that time, long ago, when I was 13 or so and summer stretched ahead, warm and lazy, with no cares and […]

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It’s sprinkling in Menlo Park

It’s sprinkling in Menlo Park

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Catching up with West Menlo’s premier dog walker

Some posts can’t help but be personal. Sometime during the summer of 1994 our young Australian Shepherd female – in temperament a mixture of tomboy and hussy – fell “in love” with a pup about her same age. That no other dog had any interest in taking on Rex, a rather formidable, 100-pound Argentine Pit […]

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Menlo mashup at downtown summer block party

Watch the crowd go by – from almost newborn to some of Menlo’s most senior citizens. Look at the styles – from preppy to hippie to something not quite describable in between. Listen to the languages – at least a half dozen could be heard within one block. Hear the bands – one every other […]

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Take a photo walk with Marc Silber and Thomas Hawk

Menlo Park-based photographer Marc Silber sent InMenlo a heads up about a photo walk he’s organizing with fellow photographer Thomas Hawk this Saturday, June 26. He emails: “Meet up for coffee 8:30-9:oo am at Cafe Zoe (929 Menalto Avenue). We’ll go out  at 9:oo to Peninsula School,  full of interesting places for great images. Bring […]

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Sisters make Boutique 4 clothing store a success

Sisters Julie (left) and Tamara Michel opened their clothing shop, Boutique 4 (formerly 4 Clothing Solutions), on Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park six years ago.  What followed was not necessarily a tranquil period for small retailers, to say the least. But they stuck to their business plan – offering reasonably priced clothing that’s […]

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Festival Theatre Ensemble today – and memories of Menlo Players Guild

This coming weekend – June 25-27 – is the last to enjoy Festival Theatre Ensemble’s performances at Mid-Peninsula High School in Menlo Park. The Friday through Sunday lineup, in order, is Treasure Island, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Taming of the Shrew. All shows begin at 8:00 pm and are free of charge […]

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Foster brothers are Menlo’s new “ice cream men”

If summer jobs are tough to get, invent your own. At least that’s the view of Joe (left) and Pete Foster, two young men from Atherton who are circling the neighborhoods of Menlo Park in the guise of Foster Brothers Ice Cream. Their truck, purchased May 4 in Sacramento via Craigslist, has been given a […]

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Cool off during open swimming at Burgess Pool. Schedule: http://bit.ly/cg3GG4

Cool off during open swimming at Burgess Pool. Schedule: http://bit.ly/cg3GG4

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