October 2019

This is always a neighborhood treat. So many fun costumes. Shout out to some particularly clever costumes from teachers and staff. Here are a few of our favorites — very hard to choose!

Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2019

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Halloween pirate skeletons rule at Dragon Vane Cove in Menlo Park

For the 10th year in a row, Dragon Vane Cove will welcome visitors this Halloween at 307 Lexington Drive in Menlo Park. We stopped by for a preview last night and found a front yard chock-a-block full of pirates (some friendly, some fierce), skeletons, dragons, a graveyard, and treasures. There’s also photo booth — that’s […]

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Spotted: Bigger and better Halloween maze on Vine St.

A couple of years age we talked to William Floyd about the Halloween maze he constructed in the front yard of his family’s home on Vine St. in Menlo Park. We walked by a few days ago and were struck with how it had evolved. William emailed some comments: “My maze didn’t really evolve between […]

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Artist Ian Ruhter brings his Color Field project to Art Ventures Gallery

Ian Ruhter’s Color Field project, now on display at Art Ventures Gallery takes viewers on a visual and emotional excursion accessing subconscious memories and thoughts. Ruhter’s unique technique combining the visualization of the negative state of the image with the subtractive color process alters the way the brain sees and interprets these images, relying on […]

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Author/theologian Jim Wallis appears in Menlo Park on Nov. 2

Author/theologian Jim Wallis will discuss “Reclaiming Jesus” in conversation with The Rev. Frannie Hall Kieschnick — focusing on  how we can offer an alternative to the polarizing bitterness and anger in our nation — at Trinity Church (330 Ravenswood) on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10:00 to 11:30 am. In his latest book, Christ in Crisis: […]

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Menlo School Drama present Tony Award-winning musical “Cabaret”

Kicking off Menlo School’s 2019-20 drama season, eight time Tony Award-winning Cabaret serves up musical standards, energetic high-heeled dance numbers, and much food for thought, cleverly staged in a theater-turned-nightclub reminiscent of a bygone era. Performances run Thursday, October 31, through Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, November 2 at 2:00 pm, and Sunday, November […]

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If it’s Halloween, it’s time for the Members band!

Stop by the intersection of Lemon and Oakdell Avenues in Menlo Park to hang out with the Members and their friends and neighbors as they celebrate their 13th Annual (itself a spooky anniversary!) Halloween block party show. Stop by for some chili, a beer, and some classic rock and roll. With or without kids, with […]

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University Park neighborhood holds its annual Halloween party

Menlo Park’s University Park neighborhood has a long standing tradition of holding an annual Halloween party for carving pumpkins, pressing apples, and parading up and down streets. This year it took a slightly different form, starting in the afternoon and featuring a potluck. And it was  under new leadership with long-time organizer Ron Snow stepping […]

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Spotted: Equestrians raising funds during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Yesterday the Stanford Red Barn community put together a fun Halloween dress-up equestrian show to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Participants were from Willow Tree Farm, Stanford Red Barn college team and an Interscholastic Equestrian Association team. “Abreast is an informal community that hosts interactive experiences and donates funds to non-profits aiding breast […]

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Huge tree falls on Menlo Park house, family unharmed

A part of a large, 100-foot tree fell into a house on Woodland Ave. in Menlo Park on Sunday, narrowly missing the occupants. Part of the tree shattered the windows in a cathedral style glass ceiling, showering safety glass down on an infant and her two parents. The family was shaken but uninjured. The home had […]

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Spotted: Apple bobbing success at fun Harvest Festival

Trinity Church in Menlo Park hosted its annual Harvest Festival today complete with petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin and face painting. And, of course, bobbing for apples. One lucky kid was successful with only a minimal of dunking wetness! Photos by Frances Freyberg (c) 2019

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