May 2016

Menlo Park Fire District celebrates 100th anniversary with parade on May 21

The Menlo Park Fire District’s 100-year anniversary parade is being held on Saturday, May 21, starting at 10 am on Santa Cruz Avenue. Among the highlights: – The Fire District’s 1899 Hose Wagon will be pulled by a team of two horses, the first time in 25 years that has occurred. The Hose Wagon is the oldest piece […]

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Local illustrator Deborah Melmon wins Christopher Award

Menlo Park resident Deborah Melmon won a Christopher Award for her illustrations in One Good Deed, written by Terri Fields. “I’m very honored and so happy for the author, Terri Fields.” she said.  “It’s a big responsibility to illustrate someone else’s story, and I was so happy to be given the opportunity. Truly a wonderful and unexpected […]

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“Dine Out” to support Meal on Wheels on May 17

On May 17, 2016, participating Peninsula restaurants will donate 10% of the day’s sales to support Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.’s (PVI) Meals on Wheels program that feeds homebound older adults. “More than 16,000 seniors in San Mateo County are threatened by hunger every day,” said Marilyn Baker-Venturini, Meals on Wheels Director for PVI. “We are hoping that […]

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Aviation pioneer Col. Joe F. Cotton “takes his last flight” at age 94

Aviation pioneer Col. Joe F. Cotton died peacefully at his Atherton home on May 5. Burial was private; the family plans to hold a celebration of his life in July. “My father has always been a legend in my eyes,” his daughter, Connie Jo Cotton, told Living Legends. “Colonel Joe F. Cotton started his flying career in […]

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Former Atherton mayor and avid equestrian, Nan Chapman, dies at 80

Woodside resident Nan Chapman, who served as the first female member of the Atherton City Council and was involved with the Menlo Charity Horse Show since its inception, died on May 9 from lung cancer. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 8, at 4:00 pm at the Menlo Circus Club (190 Park Lane, […]

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Game show contestant Patrick Reed tells what it was like to almost be a millionaire

Menlo-Atherton High School grad Patrick Reed didn’t walk away from his appearance on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire with millions but is happy to be $30,000 richer. As reported earlier on InMenlo, last weekend was momentous for Patrick, with the episode of Millionaire airing on Friday and graduating from American University on Saturday with a degree […]

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Another busy Bike to Work Day in Menlo Park

As a host to nine energizer stations, Menlo Park was covered north/south and east/west this morning during the 22nd annual Bike to Work Day. We made our regular stop at the San Mateo Bike Bridge where stalwart volunteers KC and Bernadette Callahan were at their usual spot, which they’ve held for over a decade. When […]

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Rocky Horror Picture Show continues to draw audience at monthly Guild screening

The Guild Theater in downtown Menlo Park continues to present screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on the first Saturday of every month at midnight. With live shadow casting by The Bawdy Caste (pictured top), a non-profit theater group, The Rocky Horror Picture Show features lively pre-show entertainment and an interactive movie-viewing experience. Despite its […]

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Urinetown is Grab Bag Theater’s spring production next two weekends

Grab Bag Theater’s spring musical, Urinetown, will be preformed Saturday May 14, at 7:00 pm, May 20 at 7:00 pm, and May 21 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center (1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City). Tickets can be purchased at the door: $5 for students and $10 for adults. Most of the […]

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Menlo Park artists Alice Weil and Krishna Mitra participate in Open Studio 2016

Two Menlo Park artists, Alice Weil and Krishna Mitra, are exhibiting new landscape and floral paintings in oil and acrylic as part of Silicon Valley Open Studio 2016 on May 14 and 15 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at 856 Partridge Ave. in Menlo Park. Born in San Francisco, Alice Weil moved with her family […]

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Spotted: Good fun at Encinal Family Science Night

On Friday, April 29, Encinal Elementary School’s PTO hosted the annual Encinal Family Science Night from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Students exhibited their Science Fair posters, enjoyed interactive science events from the Lawrence Hall of Science, and made over 60 take-home Lava Lamps and other science experiments with the Menlo-Atherton Leo Club and science teacher, Dr. […]

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