Halloween 2012

Halloween events for kids on Saturday, Oct. 27

Kid-focused, Halloween-related events are taking place in both Atherton and Menlo Park on Saturday, October 27. At the Jennings Pavilion in Holbrook-Palmer Park, the Friends of the Atherton Library are hosting a free musical performance featuring Lucky Diaz Music. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. Ice cream will be served. The event runs from […]

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Spotted: Sign for missing witch on Sherman Avenue in Menlo Park

The residents of Sherman Avenue in Menlo Park have long been known for their over-the-top, Halloween decorations. When we strolled by Monday around noon, there was a large sign posted in one of the yards, with a message appealing for the the return of one of its props, a witch who’s gone missing. We hope […]

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Buy a pumpkin at Webb Ranch on Oct. 23 – and help create a pumpkin patch for kids at Lucile Packard

Circle of Friends volunteer organization, affiliated with Lucile Packard Children’s hospital, is working with Webb Ranch in Menlo Park to host a fabulous fun-filled pumpkin patch. When you attend, buy a pumpkin (or more) for your household and choose one to donate to the children at Lucile Packard. All the pumpkins donated on Tuesday will […]

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Pumpkins take center stage in Menlo Park

Pumpkins were every where in Menlo Park this past weekend as families prepared for Halloween. One toddler spotted at Webb Ranch’s pumpkin patch thought he’d fallen into a field of “balls” — at least until he found one he liked and tried to pick up it up. Alas, this “ball” was a whole lot heavier than […]

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Menlo Park Boy Scouts host pumpkin patch to earn their way to Jamboree

Next summer may be months away, but six Menlo Park boys know where they’re headed — to the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree on the East Coast. This Saturday (Oct. 20) six members of Troop 222 — Ryan Beaver, Patrick Driscoll, Andrew Fichou, Patrick Johnson, Ian Lange-McPherson, and Nicholas Nolasco — are putting together a Pumpkin Patch in the Suburban Park neighborhood of Menlo […]

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Spotted: Ghouls hanging from Menlo Park trees

As previously noted, decorating Menlo Park front yards for Halloween is a popular pursuit. With trick-or-treating just a couple of weeks away, residents were busy this past weekend creating some spooky sights. We spotted two big ghouls hanging from trees in west Menlo, just blocks apart.

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Menlo Park Pumpkin Festival returns to St. Raymond School

Just in time for Halloween, the Menlo Park Pumpkin Festival has returned to St. Raymond School. Open today until 5:00 pm, the festival is open to the public and is free. It features pony rides, face painting, climbing wall, bungee trampoline, train rides, slides, and bounce houses. With the nostalgic feel of an old-time community carnival, […]

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Halloween season ushered in with the opening of Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch

Webb Ranch’s Pumpkin Patch officially opens today for its annual four-week march to Halloween on October 31. We stopped by a couple of days ago to talk to Gary Webb (pictured above sitting on hay bales) about what’s on tap this year for this Menlo Park favorite. He told us that, per usual, there will […]

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