Halloween 2017

Back to Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch with first time visitors, a pair of preschoolers

Is it just our perception or is the Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch more popular than ever this year? We talked about some of the new attractions in a previous post, but returned this weekend with first time visitors, a pair of 3 1/2 year old twins. They scrambled eagerly into the train ride with nary […]

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Spotted: Halloween spider that moves – and looks right at you!

These 3 1/2 year old twins were surprised by this Halloween spider “that moves and looks right at you!” All part of the fun checking out decorations in Menlo Park.

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Spooky Carnival comes to Onetta Harris Community Center on October 26

Come enjoy an afternoon of Halloween-inspired carnival games and activities at the Onetta Harris Community Center (100 Terminal Avenue) in Menlo Park. There will be games and snacks at this free event. Remember to wear your Halloween costume for a chance to compete in the costume contest. The event takes place on Thursday, October 26, […]

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Atherton hosts inaugural Halloween Bash on Oct. 21

Town and Library staff have partnered together to bring you a family-friendly frightful fun time! Come on down to Town Center for an exciting, fun, and safe trick or treat adventure! The Halloween Bash will take place at Town Center (Ashfield Road and Dinkelspiel/Station Lane) from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, […]

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Just in time for Halloween parties – soft frosted pumpkin cookies

Editor’s note: We welcome a new contributor to InMenlo today, former chef and now Menlo Park stay-at-home mom, Andrea Potischman who blogs at Simmer and Sauce, from which we’ll be drawing her contributions. Frosted pumpkin cookies are a common request by my older son, these and my coconut cake that is. With just a subtle pumpkin […]

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Horses to ride, reptiles to pet, slides to skitter down – all part of this year’s Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch

Accompanied by our three reviewers — two 9-year-old girls and a 6-year-boy — we headed out to Webb Ranch to check out this year’s pumpkin patch. Two of the three have been visiting the annual Halloween attraction for their entire lives. Was it only a year or so ago that James didn’t want any part […]

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Pumpkins and the preschool set take center stage at St. Raymond Pumpkin Festival

InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most stopped by the St. Raymond Pumpkin Festival over the weekend where activities included pony rides, bungee trampoline, bounce houses, games,  and face painting. Adults enjoyed the beer garden and live music. But looking at Robb’s resulting photos, one thing stood out: the delight of preschoolers as they went about selecting just […]

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Spotted: Twins eyeing snake amidst the pumpkins at Webb Ranch

Jax and Finn, the grandsons of Menlo Park residents Carol and Bill Mince, found themselves eye to eye with a snake today while visiting the Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch. The reptile zoo is a new attraction this year — and clearly a hit. We’ll have more coverage of the popular Halloween destination tomorrow. Photo courtesy […]

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Registration opens Oct. 7 for pumpkin decorating at Menlo Park Library

Pumpkins, paints, and crafts will be waiting for kids who sign up for pumpkin decorating at the Menlo Park Library on Oct. 28, 2017, from 10:30 am-3:00 pm. Just bring imagination and an art smock or old t-shirt!. There will be two sessions, divided by age group. Ages 2-6 from 10:30 am-Noon and ages 7-11 from […]

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It’s a fourth generation Webb who is overseeing this year’s Pumpkin Patch

We stopped for a visit with fourth-generation Webb family member, Atlee Frechette, at this year’s Pumpkin Patch located at the produce stand on Alpine Road in Menlo Park. As usual, there are 18 varieties of pumpkins to choose from, from maxi to mini, and colors that include red, white and blue, as well as the […]

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Spotted: Skeletons invading house on Bay Laurel Drive

Halloween decorations are already popping up around town. We stumbled on a fun scene on Bay Laurel Drive where skeletons are digging out of the front yard, hopping the fence and climbing through a upstairs window! Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2017

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