Health and fitness

Learn how to make a protective face mask on May 4

Fiber artist and fabric fix-it coach Lanajean Vecchione will show you a few simple ways to use what you already have at home to make face masks on Monday, May 4, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Register online. During this free online workshop, Lanajean will lead you through the creation of 3 simple masks using […]

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Menlo Park Library kicks off virtual events with Mental Health Open Mic on May 1

San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto helps us break the silence surrounding suicide and mental illness, along with StarVista trauma specialists on Friday, May 1, from 7:15 to 8:30 pm. Register online. Share your own words, or listen to others. About Mental Health Awareness Month This May, the Menlo Park Library is partnering with […]

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Shionda Nickerson guides Menlo-Atherton High School students as a mental health support specialist

Emailed InMenlo contributing photographer Lena Kalotihos, who is a senior at Menlo-Atherton High School:  “I am really impressed with the efforts of our mental health and wellness staff at M-A. Not only are they continuously offering appointments with school counselors, but have released a Distance Learning Wellness Packet and are beginning to provide daily ‘connection […]

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Alley-Oop Kids creates series of [email protected] sports skills and drills videos

We’ve been following Alley-Oop Kids, a kid-founded and kid-run non-profit, since its inception. The Kids have a new project. They are shooting and uploading [email protected] sports skills and drills videos to keep kids at home active during shelter-in-place, which are shared for free across several social media platforms. The ages of the kid-experts leading the […]

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Pedestrian safety tips from Atherton Police Department that are applicable to walkers and runners in all towns

During the current COVID emergency and Shelter in Place (SIP) order, we have seen a huge influx of walkers and runners on the streets, avenues, and lanes of Atherton. This is a great way to support positive mental health, reduce anxiety, and to spend quality time with family and friends. With the increased number of […]

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Spotted: Signs-of-the-Times: Thank you health care workers!

We spotted this on a neighborhood walk yesterday on San Mateo Drive near the bike bridge, a popular cycling route for Stanford health care workers. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2020

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Face coverings when in public now the rule, with a few exceptions

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow has issued a new order requiring members of the public and workers at essential businesses to wear face coverings outside the home for certain activities and in places of business. While people should follow this mandate immediately, it will not be enforced until 8:00 am, April 22, […]

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More helpful community resources available during shelter-in-place

Menlo Park City Council member Betsy Nash emailed InMenlo these additional resources for information and help during the coronovirus pandemic. One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Connect to essential life services (money, food, shelter, etc.) Connect to retraining opportunities Connect to your next job Regular county […]

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Neighborhood walking: Select a soap to brighten your hand washing – and help local non-profit

Last Sunday, Shosh Cohen put soaps out at her home, writing on Nextdoor: “Yes, it’s true that the coronavirus is no match for good old fashioned soap and water! If you are tired of nagging your kids to wash their hands, stop by the corner of Oak Avenue and Ambar Way while you are out […]

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Menlo Park Mayor Cecilia Taylor reminds locals the importance of sheltering in place and lists county resources

Editor’s note: While this letter is addressed to Menlo Park residents, much of what Mayor Taylor addresses is applicable to Atherton, Woodside and  Portola Valley as most are Sana Mateo county mandates along with resources. Dear residents of Menlo Park, Thank you for following the health officer’s shelter-in-place order. It is encouraging to see our […]

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Spotted: “Signs-of-the-times” #8: Stay home, stay healthy

On a neighborhood walk this morning, we spotted this cheery chalk art work on North Lemon. Great message from the household pets! Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2020

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