March 2017

The Arts of the Garden — a judged Garden Club of America flower show displaying excellence, beauty and knowledge in floral design, horticulture, photography and conservation — took place at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park on Friday, March 31.

InMenlo contributing photographer Frances Freyberg was on hand and sent us some photos, mostly of the floral design exhibit. The miniature designs (pictured above) are less than five inches tall.

Karen Gilhuly, President of the Woodside-Atherton Garden Club (left in photo) and  Mary Hufty were on hand to greet visitors. They are standing in front of the conservation and education exhibit entitled “Our Breathtakingly Beautiful Bay at the Brink of Revival: The Convergence of Science and Art.”

Awards were handed out in categories that included flower arrangements exhibiting texture or moods and photographs focusing on Spanish Colonial architecture, among others.

Photos by Frances Freyberg (c) 2017

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Art!vated Story Theatre coming to Atherton Library on April 5

The Atherton Library is hosting the nationally touring Act!vated Story Theatre peforming “Tales Afoot” on April 5th at 4:00 pm. The performance is free and open to the public. At 3:30 pm, the performers will be hosting an acting workshop for kids ages 6 and up. The workshop is limited to the first 12 participants, who will be […]

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Ken Rutsky brings a new perspective to B2B marketing in book, Launching to Leading

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Nicki Boyd explains why talking to babies matters – and how the product Starling can help parents

Nicki Boyd, co-founder with two others of Menlo Park start-up VersaMe, admits they came up with the name for the company’s first product, Starling, without knowing the bird of the same name is studied for its advanced linguistic capability. “It was chosen more because a star has a positive connotation across cultures,” she says. After a decade […]

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Sacred Heart to host forum on the morality of the nuclear age on April 3

In partnership with the Technology for Global Security and Menlo School, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) will host the first of a two-part forum on morality and geopolitics in the nuclear age on Monday, April 3 at 7:00 pm in the Harman Family Assembly Hall. The panel discussion will focus on the morality of the […]

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Mezzo-soprano Sally Mouzon is at St. Bede’s on Sunday, April 2

Witches, B**ches, and Boys — or: What do mezzos do all day? is the title of a recital by Mezzo-soprano Sally Mouzon on Sunday, April 2, at 4:00 pm at St. Bede’s in Menlo Park. The recital will feature arias, Broadway melodies, and  art songs exploring the characters typically — and famously — portrayed by mezzo-sopranos in opera, theater, and […]

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Another heritage Oak falls in Menlo Park – we get some answers why

Just two days after commenting on InMenlo about a couple of downed Oaks in Menlo Park, Jon Lechich experienced nature’s wrath first hand. He emailed: “Well, fortunately this Oak did not cause major damage to either homes on Mills St. But it could have taken a life, but that was not in the cards. “Our […]

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Spotted: Giant inflatable cat on Sand Hill Road

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“Brown Bears, Sea Otters, and Seals, Oh My!” is next USGS lecture

Grant Hilderbrand, Chief of the Marine Ecosystems Office, USGS Alaska Science Center will give this free public lecture on March 30 at 7:00 pm. It will take place in Rambo Auditorium Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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Atherton is America’s wealthiest town

According to a Bloomberg analysis of 2015 census data, Atherton is the wealthiest town in the United States with an annual average household income was $444,374. Other Bay Area cities in the top 10 include Hillsborough at #4 ($368.9K), Los Altos Hills at #7 ($333.8K), Piedmont at #15  ($298.5K) and Kentfield at #18 ($278.2K). In the top […]

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Making my M-Ark in the 2017 Menlo-Atherton High School’s Senior Fashion Show

Other than a few scattered dance and piano recitals in elementary school, I have never performed on stage. That will change this Saturday, April 1. I will be ending my decade-long hiatus to perform in Menlo-Atherton’s annual Senior Fashion Show along with about 170 of my classmates. Over three performances (1:00, 4:00 and 7:30 pm), the […]

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