May 2016

ArtFest, a free public festival hosted by Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary and benefiting Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford,  takes place on Saturday, June 4th, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road in Menlo Park.

ArtFest’s goal is to reach out to the community and support local artists. Donations at the entrance are greatly appreciated.

“ArtFest brings positive visibility to Allied Arts Guild by providing a fun day of festivities at this unique and hidden historic landmark in our local community,” explains Auxiliary member Sara Jamison. “Both by highlighting the unique studios on the property and by showcasing local businesses selling their creative handmade products, Artfest reinforces the Guild’s original historic purpose of supporting artists.”

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Get ready for this year’s Tour de Menlo by participating in four training rides

Tour de Menlo, the annual Mid-Peninsula bicycle ride that will be held August 20 this year, is adding a series of training rides that will give participants an opportunity to get in shape and ride with Tour de France veteran Fast Freddie Rodriguez and other notable elite riders. The free training rides, which all start […]

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Boy Scout Troop 222 from Menlo Park distributes American flags at Golden Gate National Cemetery

In preparation for Memorial Day, Boy Scout Troop 222, sponsored by Menlo Church in Menlo Park, helped place flags along headstones at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno. If you’ve driven by that cemetery coming or going to the City and were curious about it, here are some facts, according to its website. It opened […]

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GoFundMe page created to support M-A parent outreach coordinator and her son

Update on June 2 from Cindy Folkler: “The $10,000 goal to provide assistance to Lilly Quinonez and her son, Nacho was met (exceeded)! I wanted to let you know how very grateful Lilly and Nacho are for the outpouring of support they received from InMenlo readers and community members. They send heartfelt thanks to everyone […]

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Local author D’Anne Burwell wins Eric Hoffer Awards for memoir on her son’s drug addiction

Local author, D’Anne Burwell,  received three Eric Hoffer Awards for her memoir, Saving Jake: When Addiction Hits Home. D’Anne’s book was published last August and since her first appearance at Menlo-Atherton High School last fall, she has continued to speak frequently throughout the Bay Area telling her story — breaking the silence — about her […]

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John Thibault lays out a road map to empower citizens to change laws – and offers free book to tell you how

Frustrated by politics and politicians? Wish you could make, change or repeal a law? John Thibault wants to empower you to do just that. He started his Menlo Park-based company iLobby a few years back and has just written a companion book, How to Change a Law. “The focus is on issues and policy, not candidates and […]

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Menlo College president Richard Moran is Rotary Club speaker June 1

The Rotary Club of Menlo Park is hosting Rotary Connects on Wednesday June 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Allied Arts Guild.  The community is invited to attend and connect with other local business leaders, community leaders and Rotary members. The guest speaker for the evening is Dr. Richard Moran, President of Menlo College, author, CEO, and […]

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Marsh Road closure begins on Tuesday, May 31

The Town of Atherton will close Marsh Road on May 31 between Middlefield Road and Fair Oaks Avenue for construction to replace the Atherton Channel walls and floor. Scheduled reopening is August 11, 2016. A detour plan with roadway signage plan can be downloaded here. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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Eric Wright is biking and building his way cross country this summer

This summer, Menlo Park resident Eric Wright is joining Bike & Build, a national nonprofit committed to raising money and awareness for affordable housing, to ride his bicycle across the country with a team of 30 other young adults from Connecticut to California. The journey will begin on May 30, when Eric will report to New […]

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New M-A Leo Club is chartered at kick-off dinner

On Saturday, May 21, the Lions Clubs International celebrated the Charter Night for Menlo-Atherton High School’s new M-A Leo Club at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Redwood City. The M-A Leo Club is sponsored by the Peninsula Veterans Lions Club. The event welcomed the M-A Leo Club to the Lions Clubs International — the world’s […]

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Kathy Wade takes us on a tour of Holy Cross Cemetery in Menlo Park

Holy Cross Cemetery, located at the intersection of Santa Cruz and Avy in Menlo Park, is a place that hundreds pass by daily, but we’re guessing few residents venture in, or know its history, unless they have deep Catholic roots in the community. That assumption — and a couple of upcoming  public events — prompted […]

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