Halloween 2011

Atherton Dames host children’s Halloween party

Long known for their popular holiday tea for children, the Atherton Dames are hosting a first ever children’s Halloween party on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton. Children, who are advised to come in costume, will be treated to a ventriloquist show, The Corny Crow with Steve Chaney, […]

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Spotted: Baby in a pumpkin patch

One of the attractions at Webb Ranch’s pumpkin patch is the multiple photo opportunities. There are bales of hay for family portraits and a “scary” tableau that a young ghost or goblin can pose in front of. And, of course, there are the pumpkins themselves, as this costumed infant discovered, thanks to parental planning.

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Quintessence: Menlo’s most Halloweeny establishment

If there’s another shop in the whole country more jam-packed floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall with Halloween-themed items than Quintessence in downtown Menlo Park, we’d like to know about it.  “I go to market and can’t help myself,” admits owner Adrienne Powers. “Market” for Adrienne means the Atlanta Mart, which she attends each January to buy her […]

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Spotted: Cozzolino pumpkins, Lucero tomatoes at Menlo Park Farmers Market

You can fake a “just plucked from the field” pumpkin by purchasing one from a Cozzolino family member Sundays at the Menlo Park Farmers Market. They arrive from the Half Moon Bay farm with long stems and a bit of other foliage, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. This morning prices ranged […]

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It’s pumpkin time in Menlo Park!

The first of October is the official kick off for the Halloween season, although pumpkins have been showing up at local markets for the past week or so. A quick survey reveals there are pumpkins at every price point and for every taste. The complete Halloween/pumpkin experience is once again available at Webb Ranch, where […]

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World of glass at Nativity School’s two-day Posh Squash

Walk around the second annual Posh Squash at Nativity School and be dazzled by a world of glass. You’ll find not only the stars of the show — glass pumpkins — but other produce, apples, corn, eggplant and pears. The event runs today through 5:00 pm and tomorrow from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. “We […]

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Glass pumpkin patch at Nativity School on Sept. 24/25

“Posh Squash,” a glass pumpkin patch, will be held this Saturday and Sunday (9/24 and 9/25)  at Nativity School in Menlo Park. There will be thousands of unique and colorful hand-blown pumpkins, fruit, flowers and vegetables for sale and live glass-blowing demonstrations. Hours for the school fundraiser are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, […]

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