July 2011

Spotted: Bell Brothers get audience participation!

Early in their show tonight (7/20) at Fremont Park, the Bell Brothers were joined by a young girl in a black tutu playing the tambourine. Next  “Menlo Park’s only harmonica playing anesthesiologist” took the stage. And late in the set, while playing Sweet Home Alabama, they reached out into the audience for a guest vocalist. […]

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Mary Closs: Homegrown talent finds success playing competitive tennis

Menlo Park resident Mary Closs first picked up a tennis racket when she was around six, hitting the ball around with her mom, who’d grown up playing the game. But like lots of kids her age, tennis wasn’t the only sport she played. In sixth grade she decided to focus solely on tennis. Now at […]

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Angela is popping up again in downtown Menlo Park

InMenlo reported on the Angela Pop Up shop that appeared last December for a few weeks next door to Angela Women’s Clothing on Chestnut Street. This time her Pop Up store is on Santa Cruz Avenue in the space recently vacated by Cadeaux. For Angela Hensley, pictured here in her most recent location, the Pop […]

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Inside the mind of Oakland A’s manager – and M-A grad – Bob Melvin: http://t.co/…

Inside the mind of Oakland A’s manager – and M-A grad – Bob Melvin: http://t.co/SuJ8bV9

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Teens learn life lessons on mission trip to Nashville

Editor’s note: Contributor Annalise Deal will be a sophomore at Menlo-Atherton High School; she’s interested in journalism from both a writing and photography perspective. If you’re a student with an interesting experience this summer, we’d love to hear from you! Send your stories/photos to [email protected] The opportunity to talk about life with those who have […]

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Bell Brothers bring their country rock sound to Fremont Park on July 20

Home grown talent comes to Fremont Park this Wednesday, July 20, when the Bell Brothers take the stage at 6:30 pm. First profiled on InMenlo in April 2010,  brothers Scott and Russ were writing music when it was suggested they perform music. Since 2005, they’ve shared the stage with Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, […]

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Memorial service for Spencer Harris planned for July 21 at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

Memorials have recently appeared on the bench outside Peet’s on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park where for years Spencer Harris enjoyed discussions on a multitude of subjects with fellow Peetniks. Harris was away a couple months ago when the nearby apartment where he had lived for 27 years was entered by police at the […]

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Jeff Hernandez: Painting is his passion, framing pays the bills

That the name of his business is Allegro Custom Framing and Custom Art fits Jeff Hernandez well. He’s both a framer and an artist, and you can see the fruits of both of those labors in the frame shop he took ownership of this past April. He’s worked at Allegro, located in the Ladera Shopping […]

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Spotted: “Protest Chair” makes its debut

Most of us have seen people protesting. But what about inanimate objects? Spotted at the Connoisseurs’ Marketplace in downtown Menlo Park was what could only be labeled a “protest chair.” “Your butt doesn’t look good,” proclaims the chair that declares it’s charging $5 for five minutes and $30 for 10 minutes. At the same time […]

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Fratello Marionettes at Atherton Library on July 18

Singing, dancing and clowning will all be part of the show performed with the Fratello Marionettes at the Atherton Library on Monday, July 18 at 4:00 pm. Explains the puppeteers’ website: “The Vaudeville Follies is a marionette variety show presented in the spirit of the old time music hall. Our puppeteers perform in full-view of […]

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Sunday sights in downtown Menlo Park

While  yesterday it was enterprising adults who we spotted taking advantage of the uptick in people in Menlo Park for the annual Connoisseurs’ Marketplace, today the spotlight was on kids. Participants in the Belle Haven ventures program had set up shop at the Menlo Park farmers’ market selling their products — candle/pencil/plant holders — made […]

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