May 2017

Kathy Brenzel finds her Menlo Park garden ablaze with roses this spring

That almost 50 roses populate Kathy Brenzel’s Menlo Park backyard may not be surprising given that she is the former Garden Editor of Sunset, who retired last year. But the roses go further back than her career at the magazine. “It all started with the Cl.Cécile Brünner,” she said about the roses surrounding her while being photographed by InMenlo contributing […]

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Festival of Music takes place on May 21 at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

On Sunday, May 21, at 10:00 am, Trinity Church in Menlo Park is hosting a Festival of Music, which is free and open to the public. “We offer the Festival of Music to celebrate our many musicians and singers at Trinity, and the wide variety of sacred music that is offered, from classical, traditional choral pieces […]

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Local Menlo Park resident hosts presentation on Hope for Kenya at Café Zoë

Local Menlo Park resident and Alto International School teacher, Ina Berenger, will host Peter Midodo from Kenya, head of Joyschool, and Derek Bevan, founder of Hope for Kenya for a presentation on their charitable work with Hope for Kenya. According to the founders, Hope for Kenya’s mission is “to construct high quality, self sustaining, primary […]

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Trying out the new sidewalk from Arbor to Olive on Santa Cruz Avenue

The 6-foot sidewalk on the south side of Santa Cruz Avenue is open for business. Alongside is a bike path, clearly separated, making for a total area of about 10 feet. Also new is a turning lane between the east and west bound traffic lanes. Construction has begun on the sidewalk on the north side of […]

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Open house at Rosener House Adult Day Center on May 20

Rosener House Adult Day Center is hosting an open house on Saturday May 20, 2017, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Rosener House is celebrating 39 years of care for adults with challenges, including Alzheimer’s, mild cognitive impairment, dementia, Parkinson’s or post-stroke. The open house will feature classes led by professional staff, informational sessions with […]

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Children’s Champions set for May 20 at Menlo College

Children’s Champions  will take place on May 20 at Menlo College (1000 El Camino Real, Atherton). The main event is noon to 2:00 pm with a VIP event from 11:00 am to noon. The purpose is to raise awareness for at-risk children in the Bay Area and raise funds for Wender Weis Foundation for Children and Fit Kids. It will […]

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Steven Kryger and Paul Snow share duties as M-A ‘s athletic directors – and honors as Girls & Boys NorCal ADs of the year

The accolades keep coming for Menlo-Atherton High School athletic programs. Co-Athletic Directors Paul Snow (left) and Steven Kryger were recently named Northern California Girls and Boys Athletic Directors of the Year by the California Coaches Association (CCA). They’re in their sixth year as the school’s athletic directors and jointly oversee both girls and boys sports programs, with […]

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Schoolhouse Rocks 5k & 1-mile walk/run takes place on Sunday, May 21

The Menlo Park City School District fun run, the Schoolhouse Rocks 5K, is next Sunday, May 21, starting 9:00 am at Hillview Middle School. Choose between a chip-timed 5K or a 1-mile family walk/run. Between 7:30 and 8:30 there will be music, a pre-run warm-up and a coffee cart. Where Do I Pick Up My Race Packet? […]

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Community meeting on Willow neighborhood traffic set for May 17

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm the City will host a discussion regarding the traffic impact in the Willows neighborhood. It will be held at the Laurel School Upper Campus Library, 275 Elliott Drive. City staff will be in attendance to give an update on the construction of the Willow/101 interchange project and upcoming study […]

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Facebook hosts first Festival of the summer – Chili, Cars and Everyday Stars

The first of five Facebook Festivals was held today on the company’s Menlo Park campus. The theme was Chili, Cars and Everyday Stars and featured classic cars and trucks along with the chili cook of competition. For $10, people could taste and the vote for their favorite chili. Proceeds benefited the local non-profit, Ecumenical Hunger Program. […]

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Spotted: Notes of encouragement for girls at Burgess

We received this email from a reader: “My daughter and I were at gymnastics at Burgess last week, and we found dozens of post-it notes on the mirror in the women’s bathroom. They had so many beautiful, encouraging words. I thought it was so awesome that girls can inspire and empower other girls. Thank you […]

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