June 2012

The Groove Kings perform at Holbrook Palmer Park on June 28

The Groove Kings are appearing at Holbrook-Palmser Park in Atherton on Thursday, June 28 from 6:00 to 8:00, performing popular rock n’ roll and classic R&B. The family-friendly concert is free, and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on and picnic dinner to eat.

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Nat Lewis is a man of many hats and talents – teacher, sculptor, musician

The question “what/who are you?” surfaced early in our conversation with Nat Lewis. We’d heard he was a bluegrass musician who happens to also teach at Menlo School. And then there’s his work as a sculptor. After modestly deflecting that he doesn’t feel “like I do anything supremely well,” he admitted to be first and […]

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Trinity School students make donations and present “Heart of Trinity Awards” to charities

When 5th grade students at Menlo Park’s Trinity School graduate, they earn the honor and privilege of deciding what organizations should receive a $100 donation and a Heart of Trinity Award. The award represents five values the students want to promote as part of their Trinity School legacy: basic needs, environment, animals, fitness, and peace. “I […]

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Internet pioneer Elizabeth “Jake” Feinler is now a member of the Hall of Fame

When Elizabeth Feinler — known as Jake, a name her sister gave her in childhood  — was completing high school in Wheeling, West Virginia, she envisioned a career in advertising. Instead, she got a college degree in chemistry. But a chemist, she is not. Where she made her mark was as an information scientist at SRI […]

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Menlo Park Library summer reading program is for adults, too

Menlo Park Library’s Summer Reading Program isn’t just for kids and teens. Adults can join in and sign up, too. Every adult who registers and meets the goal of reading three books this summer can come in to pick up a free book, and will automatically be entered into a raffle. All of the raffle prizes are generously provided […]

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Spotted: Variety of stripes at Gay Pride celebration

Menlo Park photographer Irene Searles took her camera north on Sunday to capture the activities going on at San Francisco’s Gay Pride Festival. One theme emerged as she sorted through the day’s work — different permutations of stripes.  

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101-year-old Menlo resident Florence Detlor makes national news because she uses…

101-year-old Menlo resident Florence Detlor makes national news because she uses Facebook: http://t.co/Y1HjFD9y

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Peninsula Bridge launches summer program with an Olympic theme

This morning over 400 student scholars gathered at Sacred Heart School in Atherton to launch the 23rd year of the Peninsula Bridge summer program. The theme — and challenge to the scholars — is “Walk to London,” a mere 5,731 miles for the SHS stadium, and to kick the program off, there was a mini Olympic torch relay. It […]

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Kepler’s will close July 1 for remodeling

Kepler’s announced today that it’s closing on July 1 for “a major overhaul both in the front of the store (new layout, restocking of books) and in the back (new computer systems, new staff training, etc.)”. Referencing that the community had responded well to the bookstore’s recent fundraising campaign, the new management team headed by […]

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Djerassi Resident Artists Program holds annual open house in July – reservations required

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program will open its private 580-acre ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains for its annual “Open House / Open Studios” on Sunday, July 29, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. This is the one day of the year that the  Artists’ Barn and private grounds are open to the general public. Attendees are […]

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Menlo Park Library teen book club starts June 28

Our popular Book Club program for grades 7-12 returns for its summer. Vote for the book the Club reads and then meet again to talk about it over pizza. The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will provide free books and snacks to participants. The meeting dates are Thursday, June 28 from 3:00-5:00 pm and Thursday, July […]

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