July 2016

Teresa Silvestri’s animal portraits featured in July at Portola Art Gallery

“Peaceable Kingdom,” an exhibit of animal watercolor paintings by Belmont resident Teresa Silvestri is in July  at the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park. The artist’s love of animals and nature has inspired these new works, from the realistic to the whimsical, featuring domestic, wildlife and farm animals. While Teresa’s representational painting style is characterized by its […]

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Spotted: Familiar face in a new space

It was a very short distance for DJ’s Hair Design to move to its new location at 814 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, from its former home on Oak Grove Avenue. “DJ’s has been a thriving business in Menlo Park for more than 30 years, and I’ve owned it for over 23 years,” said Eric […]

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Newsroom By the Bay students visit Pace Art + Technology:TeamLab in Menlo Park

Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Betsy Sergeant Snow led a photography class this summer as part of Newsroom By the Bay. “This is the first year they’ve included a photography strand, so I taught four classes a day and was available in the afternoons to consult on workflow, captioning, and support,” Betsy explained. “The campers are divided […]

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Is there a poet laureate living in Menlo Park?

InMenlo has profiled a number of poets who live in Menlo Park, among them Charlotte Muse, J. David Cummings (pictured, right), Jym Marks, and Lynore Banchoff . Might one of them become the next poet laureate of San Mateo County? Applications from published poets who are San Mateo County residents are being accepted now through Aug. 1, 2016; the […]

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Fast Freddie Rodriguez leads Tour de Menlo training ride

Leading up to the Tour de Menlo on August 20 is a new free series of training rides. The first will depart at 8:30 am on July 9 from the Whole Foods Market in Redwood City (1250 Jefferson Ave.), featuring options for moderate or advanced courses. Freddie Rodriguez, who rode competitively in Europe and the United […]

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“Fermentation 101” is talk by “Zero-Waste-Chef” at Menlo Park Library on July 10

On July 10, the Menlo Park Main Library will host “Fermentation 101,” a sauerkraut-making demo and tasting led by “Zero-Waste Chef” Anne-Marie Bonneau at 12:30 pm. Bonneau says that sauerkraut is one of the easiest fermented foods to make: “If you can chop vegetables, you can ferment vegetables.” Not only is sauerkraut easy to make, […]

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Menlo Park kids and adults struts their patriotic stuff at annual 4th of July parade

Your InMenlo team headed downtown to photograph the annual 4th of July parade hosted by the City of Menlo Park on Santa Cruz Avenue down to Burgess Park where the festivities continued. The participants may have been slightly fewer than other years but the spirit displayed by both kids and adults continued to be great! […]

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Spotted: Most patriotic front yard in Menlo Park

If there is a more patriotic front yard in Menlo Park than Sally and Bill Russ’s, do send us a photo! As has been their custom for years, they line the edge of their property and walkway with dozens of American flags.

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“Aloha Friday” kicks off new Menlo Summerfest in downtown Menlo Park

“Aloha Friday” is kicking off the new Menlo Summerfest coming up July 16-17 on Santa Cruz Avenue on Friday, July 15, a play off the festival’s “Tropical Vibrations” theme. Organizers are encouraging event volunteers, vendors, artists and musicians to don Aloha-style shirts for the weekend and are hoping festivalgoers may get in the spirit too. Some of the local merchants featuring summery, […]

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Menlo Park native Seth Weil headed to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Menlo Park native – and M-A grad – Seth Weil is heading to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which begins August 6 and runs through August 13 at the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. According to his bio on the U.S. Rowing website, “Seth grew up windsurfing and sailing in the San Francisco Bay. […]

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Photographer Irene Searles captures the multi-facets of the Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco

The mass shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando prompted InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles to head to San Francisco last Sunday to attend what would be her first Gay Pride Parade, although it was not without some trepidation. “I admit, I did ask myself, ‘Should I really be doing this? Could something happen?’” she said. […]

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