Halloween 2010

St. Raymond School holds pumpkin festival this weekend

This year St. Raymond School in Menlo Park is embarking on our first annual Pumpkin Festival fundraiser. We will have pony rides, carnival games, a climbing wall, a train, bounce houses, shows, food, drinks, pumpkins and more. We would really like this event to have a true community spirit bringing families together to celebrate the […]

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Spotted: Big year for giant spider webs

Either the packages are getting bigger or Menlo residents are buying out the stores – giant stretchable spider webs seem to be the rage this Halloween season. This house is on Oak Avenue and we’ve spotted more than one mom pull over and park so the kiddies can get a better look. It’s good that […]

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Spotted: Here’s to spider webs – real and fake!

With Halloween three weekends away, decorations continue to spring up throughout Menlo Park, the better to welcome trick or treaters. The big spider web (top) is just part of a panoply of ghouls, goblins and spiders in one Bay Laurel front yard. The real thing (left) is even more a marvel, given its size – […]

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Farmers Market diversity: Jazz, onions & pumpkins

There’s something about a sunny Fall morning that adds a shot of energy to Menlo Park’s weekly Farmers Market. Today, that there was also the uptempo sounds of the Hillview School jazz band, performing to an enthusiastic audience in the hopes of doing a bit of fundraising for a planned Disneyland trip. With the music […]

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Spotted: Out come the frontyard Halloween decorations

The first weekend of October brought out the first of the season front yard Halloween decorations. One house on Bay Laurel has gone particularly all out. In addition to what’s pictured – large jack-o-lanterns, spider in lights and banner – we spotted jack-o-lantern lights wrapped around tree trunks, pumpkins and orange cans with cut outs […]

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Meet the Green Warty at Webb Ranch’s Pumpkin Patch

Webb Ranch’s annual pumpkin patch, which opened today and runs through October 31,  is the usual great mix of pumpkins and kiddie fun. There are 18 varieties (pumpkins, not children)  available in five colors – orange, red, white, blue, and green – grown organically on the Ranch or supplied by local farmers. Gary Webb was […]

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Checking out Nativity’s glass pumpkin patch

We stopped by this morning for an in person look at the glass pumpkins on sale at Nativity School today (9/25) and tomorrow. Other early birds – out to beat the heat of the day to come – were spotted making the hard selection of just what pumpkin to choose, give the wide assortment of […]

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The pumpkins are coming – and they’re made of glass

There will be thousands of glass pumpkins for sale this weekend at Posh Squash, a fundraiser for Nativity School that’s  open to the public. Christina Umhofer, a parent at the school and one of the event’s organizers, filled us in on the details: “We’ll have live glassblowing demonstrations from Doug Brown and Lionel Chapital, whose […]

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Spotted: Pumpkins and other gourds debut in Menlo

Yes, it’s just mid-September but pumpkins have arrived at the Menlo Park Trader Joes, stacked outside on hay bales. Both the carving and eating varieties are available, along with some decorative gourds.

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