November 2013

Menlo Park’s Stanford Park Nannies named 2013 Agency of the Year by APNA

Citing stringent background checks and insistence upon maintaining the old-fashioned practice of visiting each new client at home, the The Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) voted Menlo Park’s Stanford Park Nannies their 2013 Agency of the Year. “Stanford Park Nannies epitomizes our profession. They care deeply about their clients and nannies and work consistently […]

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Four Menlo Park and Atherton homes on Junior League’s Finishing Touches tour Dec. 6-7

The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP) will host its sixth annual fundraiser, Finishing Touches: A Holiday Home Tour & Boutique on Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7, 2013 based at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley (2050 University Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303). This year’s tour will include four homes in […]

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First rainfall in Menlo Park since September 21, making for a long dry spell

The promised rain started out yesterday more as a constant spritz but picked up steam as the day continued, with a steadier patter on the roof come nightfall. “Hip, hip hooray,” emailed InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ earlier this morning. “An even .5″ of water in my gauges. My season-to-date total is now 1.2”. By […]

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Martha’s Pastries in Menlo Park is destination for baked goods for 25 years

Baking is in her blood, explains Martha Merz, the force behind Martha’s Pastries in the Sharon Heights Shopping Center for the past 25 years. “My great, great grandfather started a bakery in Germany,” she says. “All of my father’s brothers were bakers. He was the only one who wasn’t. My daughter and I did get […]

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Second Harvest Food Bank needs another 5,000 plus turkeys before Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties needs turkeys so that local pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters that depend on Second Harvest for food can provide their clients with a traditional holiday meal. This year’s goal is 12,000 turkeys and Second Harvest still needs more […]

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Lee Murphy celebrates 20 years as merchant in downtown Menlo Park

Balloons and a Happy Anniversary sign were the outward signs of what was being celebrated inside Lee Murphy‘s clothing store, Kicks, marking her 20th year as a merchant in downtown Menlo Park, first at Calla (now under separate ownership) and then her current store. Women who had come to toast her were also buying; the […]

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Global Gift Fair at MPPC both showcases – and benefits – artisans from 13 developing countries

Artisans from more than 13 developing countries will benefit from local shoppers at the Global Gift Fair at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, (950 Santa Cruz Avenue) on Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Because the church partners with Heavenly Treasures, a fair […]

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Avery Humphreys eyes a career in fashion with the launch of clothing line, Nameless USA

Sacred Heart Prep senior Avery Humphreys already knew a lot about persistence before she launched her clothing company Nameless USA™ last January. She competes in endurance riding with her Tennessee Walker horse, Ranger,  and has finished all 12 long distance rides they started. Now she’s putting together a game plan that will lead to equal […]

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Calling all boat building kids to Menlo Park Library on Nov. 23

Are you the captain of your ship? Or a toy tinkerer? Please join us for a creative afternoon of boat building with recycled materials at the Menlo Park Library. Bring at least one clean plastic food container for the hull of your boat. Open to children ages 5-12. Registration is required. Send email to [email protected]

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Photo Explorations with the new Fujifilm X-E2 Camera

For the last several years, I’ve enjoyed photography using a lot of Canon gear – both the point and shoot PowerShot family as well as Canon’s “prosumer” line of digital SLR’s. My Canon 5D Mark II has served me very well – a great camera body and the Canon lenses are top notch in terms […]

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MPAEF Chic Boutique at Allied Arts on Nov. 21 and 22 benefits local schools

The community is invited to attend the fourth annual MPAEF Chic Boutique, a local tradition at Allied Arts, which raises funds for the schools in the Menlo Park City School District. The Boutique will feature a wide array of local vendors, offering gifts and treasures that span Holiday Sparkle, Delicious Delicacies, Home, Decor & More, […]

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