Faces of Woodside

“Start Sowing Your Summer Garden Now!” is topic of Master Gardeners Kathleen and Lisa Putnam’s talk at
Woodside’s First Friday, March 1,  starting at 7:00 pm (but come a bit earlier to secure a seat!) and continuing to 8:00 pm at the Woodside Town Hall.

These events are always complimentary and include refreshments as well (including wine!).

Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, squashes and more! Learn what is possible to grow and harvest in your mid-peninsula garden. Explore sowing seeds, caring for seedlings, when to plant them out, how to amend soil before planting, how and when to harvest using sustainable and organic techniques. Review composting and how to keep your soil healthy and alive.

Instructors Kathleen and Lisa Putnam are both UC Master Gardeners. They have been teaching vegetable gardening and pruning techniques for the last six years. Lisa operates a small sustainable organic farm in Woodside.

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In conversation with Karen Offen about women’s history and feminism

It was the introductory sentence to Karen Offen’s First Friday talk in Woodside that got our attention: “How did a country girl from Idaho become one of the world’s foremost authorities on feminist thought and activism?” We wanted to learn how, so visited with her at her Woodside home. The first step, she told us, […]

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Woodside based reporter Barbara Wood wins inaugural Golden Quill Award

Long-time Woodside resident Barbara Wood is one of the 25 recipients of the inaugural Golden Quill Award, presented by the California School Boards Association in recognition of fair, insightful and accurate reporting on public school news. “I was honored that the Menlo Park City School District nominated me for this award,” said Barbara, who worked full […]

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Trish Costello created Portfolia specifically for women investors

Trish Costello describes herself as Kansas farm girl who happened to be in the right place at the right time — and then as many entrepreneurs do — got lucky. “It was serendipitous to be backed,” she says about the first company she founded in the children’s health space some years ago on the East […]

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Stanford Professor Karen Offen is First Friday speaker on Oct. 5

In the maelstrom of news surrounding the #MeToo movement, gender diversity in technology, the drive to place more women in the C-suite and boardroom — and even in the discussion around Supreme Court nominations — the topic of women’s empowerment is front and center. And it has never been louder. At this important moment in time, […]

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Jim Caldwell’s exhibit of paintings at Art Ventures Gallery is called “The Shape of Water”

Architect and artist Jim Caldwell, who we first profiled in 2014, admits that fans of his landscape paintings think of “oaks on golden hills,” but he’s interested in expanding his subject matter such as he’s done in recent years with paintings of the San Joaquin Delta and New Zealand. The 20 or so paintings on […]

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Mosey the dog finds two happy homes in Woodside

Mosey, a six-month-old mix of Cocker Spaniel, English Retriever and Golden Retriever bounded up the long driveway of Jane Tight’s Woodside home as only a puppy can do. His aim: Greet his other owner, Nancy Serrurier. Jane and Nancy, friends since raising their respective families in Menlo Oaks, both yearned for a dog since relocating […]

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Two Menlo-Atherton High School seniors win National Merit scholarships

Menlo-Atherton High School seniors Chris Iyer (pictured left) and Maanek Sehgal both received $2,500 National Merit scholarships. They were among 2,500 Merit Scholar designees nationwide chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Maanek plans on attending UCLA to study Computer Science and Engineering. Outside of the […]

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Renee Batti takes the helm at The Almanac

Renee Batti’s appointment as Editor of The Almanac brings things full circle, so to speak. But you need to be a long-term, mid-Peninsula resident to know that one of The Almanac’s founding papers, The Country Almanac, was started in 1965 by three women. Jean Heflin, Betty Fry and Hedy Boissevain started the paper, which circulated […]

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Lurline Matson Roth Coonan passes away at age 97

Lurline Matson Roth Coonan, who grew up at Filoli, passed peacefully with her family at the age of 97 on August 13, leaving a deep and enduring legacy to the estate. Lurline first came to Filoli in 1937 as a 17-year-old when her parents, Lurline Matson Roth and William P. Roth, purchased the estate. She often […]

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Horse enthusiast Margie Lee is farrier by trade

If you’re not a horse person, you might not know that horses need new shoes every six weeks, and that making those shoes and attaching them to the horse’s hooves is both an art and a craft. It’s tough work that requires skill, training and strength. As such, being a farrier is not typically considered […]

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