September 2011

11th annual pancake breakfast on October 1

Bring your family to the fire house on Saturday, October 1 from 7:30 to 11:00 am for the 11th annual pancake breakfast. You’ll be treated to pancakes flipped by fire fighters, Peet’s coffee, Hobee’s coffee cake, kids’ activities and lots of great photo opportunities. The event, sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula, […]

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Lady Gaga’s 8-foot tall outfit at Obama Atherton fundraiser is talk of the town:…

Lady Gaga’s 8-foot tall outfit at Obama Atherton fundraiser is talk of the town: http://t.co/Ih3ZkAF3

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Dorothy Fadiman: Inspiring people to action through film and books

Emmy-award winning, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman recalls that she felt like a “duck in a swan pond” growing up in Pittsburgh and earning her undergraduate degree in Pennsylvania. After that — guided by intuition — the only graduate schools she applied to were in California. “I came west to attend Stanford thinking I’d be a painter,” she […]

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90 participate in clean up day at Flood Park

Over 90 park supporters from Menlo Park, Redwood City and East Menlo Park painted, pruned trees and detailed the play structure at Flood Park to show their support for the  park as part of National Public Lands Day on Saturday (9/24). Boy Scouts from Encinal and Laurel Elementary Schools,  Pack 565, Den 4 (pictured left), washed […]

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Spotted: Early Blessing of the Animals

At Trinity Church this morning, dozens of dogs — along with stuffed animals of all variety — were given blessings in honor of the Feast of St.Francis of Assisi, which is October 4. The special mass, a Trinity tradition, was held early this year to coincide with the church’s last outdoor service of the season. […]

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A guerrilla pumpkin patch fuels signs of hope and community spirit

I could not help myself. I had a package of pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) seeds, and I knew a great patch of well-drained soil where water was available. Even better, it was located in a small public park at a well-traveled intersection. Early one morning, I popped 20 seeds in the soil and watered. They all […]

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World of glass at Nativity School’s two-day Posh Squash

Walk around the second annual Posh Squash at Nativity School and be dazzled by a world of glass. You’ll find not only the stars of the show — glass pumpkins — but other produce, apples, corn, eggplant and pears. The event runs today through 5:00 pm and tomorrow from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. “We […]

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Update on Alpine Trail meetings; Sept. 29 meeting cancelled

Dave Holland, San Mateo County’s assistant county manager, announced that the public meeting on the Lower Alpine Trail scheduled for September 29 has been canceled. The meeting scheduled for October 4 will be held as planned at the Ladero Oaks Swim and Tennis Club at 3249 Alpine Rd. The cancellation will allow Holland and staff […]

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State of Menlo Park as reported by Almanac News reporter Sandy Brundage: http://…

State of Menlo Park as reported by Almanac News reporter Sandy Brundage: http://t.co/rZxOJ6ir

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Child and Family Institute celebrates 25 years of serving local children and parents

Editor’s note: The Child and Family Institute (CFI) celebrated its 25th anniversary  with a party on the Trinity Church campus last weekend.  We invited Maggie Ely Pringle, whose family was one of  CFI’S early participants and supporters, to share some memories. In the fall of 1985, Josetta Walsh put out a call for moms to […]

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Sustainable gardening class on Sept. 24

The City of Menlo Park and the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) are co-sponsoring a free water efficient landscaping class in Menlo Park on Saturday, September 24, from 9:00 am to noon. The class topic is “Sustainable Gardening,” which will focus on water-use efficiency in the landscape, how to create healthy soil, […]

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