September 2015

Good vibes at Kepler’s 60th anniversary celebration

There was a bit of the old — a visit by Clark Kepler (right) — along with the new — tots soon-to-be readers and current CEO Praveen Madan (above). The book buying residents of Menlo Park turned out to celebrate the town’s landmark book store Saturday, Sept. 19, on the occasion of its 60th anniversary. Among the […]

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Pizza seller Micaela Tully bids adieu to the Menlo Park Farmers Market

For six years, a familiar face has greeted Menlo Park Farmers Market shoppers at the Chestnut St. end of the market. Those who’ve enjoyed visiting with Micaela Tully while buying their Uncie Ro’s Pizzas should take the opportunity to say goodbye Sunday (Sept. 20), which will be her last market, at least for awhile. Micaela is […]

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Downtown Menlo Park’s pop up park becomes fitness magnet

Wondering how the grassed block of space in downtown Menlo Park on Chestnut Street is being enjoyed? Well, we spotted a Fleet Feet half-marathon training group doing yoga after a five- mile run on Tuesday night. The Yoga instruction was led by FORTHFIT, a new kind of personal fitness experience company. It was wonderful to have […]

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Add Janes Swim Club reunion planned for Sept. 26

The Add Janes Swim Club reunion is set for Saturday, September 26, at noon at the Burgess Swim Center in Menlo Park. All former club members, swim students, and swim team members are welcome. There will be lunch and special awards. The event is hosted by former team members. Anyone interested in attending, please email [email protected]

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White House names #YesWeCode Leader of Excellence – and Kay O’Neill heads to Washington

Kay O’Neill came to Menlo Park in 1988, buying a little bungalow the same weekend she married husband Peter. She worked as a licensed marriage and family therapist for 20 years before first getting involved with Acterra’s Be the Change environmental leadership program, and then meeting Van Jones, co-founder of #YesWeCode. “Meeting Van pivoted by career […]

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Library book sale set for Sept. 19th and 20th

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, September 19th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday, September 20th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Great books for the entire family will be available so come early and stock up for Fall! The sale will be located in the […]

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Foster’s Freeze – suddenly Menlo Park’s hot spot!

Looks like a whole new generation of teens has [finally] discovered Foster’s Freeze. There was a big crowd there yesterday, which was an early dismissal day at Menlo-Atherton. Why were they there, we asked? “Because it’s closing,” was the universal answer. As part of the cohort that really did go there everyday at lunch while […]

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A Menlo mystery: Where did this big bone come from?

A mystery turned up in our front yard recently. Next door, a home is being extensively remodeled, which  has required a lot of digging. We’re guess that’s when this big bone was unearthed somewhere along the property line. This much we know: This neighborhood was developed in the early 50s. We presume it was field […]

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M-A girls volleyball clinic and fundraiser set for September 18

Come join the 2014 CCS Division One Girls Volleyball Champions for an afternoon of volleyball fun and skill-building. The players will again be hosting their annual Volleyball Clinic this Friday, Sept. 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Ayers Gym on the Menlo-Atherton High School campus. All players 3rd-8th grade are welcome; $30 per player. The proceeds support […]

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Visiting with Nancy Salmon and Praveen Madan as Kepler’s prepares to celebrate 60 years

Kepler’s CEO Praveen Madan wants to make one thing clear: Book seller Nancy Salmon, who’s been with the store for 15 years, has the largest customer following of any staff. “I tell them what I like,” says Nancy. “But I also tell them what I don’t like!” Adds Praveen: “It’s all about building trust with the […]

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Young Minds Advocacy Project shines spotlight on youth mental health at September 18 event

Young Minds Advocacy Project is hosting an event on September 18, 2015, at the Arrillaga Family Center in Menlo Park to celebrate efforts to change the way we think about, talk about, and create change in youth mental health. Founded by long-time Menlo Park resident and public interest attorney Patrick Gardner, Young Minds Advocacy Project is […]

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