Holidays 2011

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas makes annual appearance on three dates in December

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas will have six performances, two each at 1:00 and 4:00 pm on Dec. 4, Dec. 10, and Dec. 11 at the Woodside Performing Arts Center. An auditioned cast of over 100 Menlo Park Academy of Dance students and professional company members of Dancers Repertory Theater combine for this perennial family […]

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Meaux Costello: Leading a 21st century Junior League, getting ready for Finishing Touches home tour

Meaux Costello, president of the Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula, is the first to admit that even though the League has contributed more than $4 million to the community and hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours since its founding in 1965, it still suffers from a bit of an image problem. “We do suffer […]

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Latest on crab stalemate from Pietro Parravano

Pietro Parravano’s truck was at its usual place when the Menlo Park Farmers Market opened this morning but it was absent what’s become a key ingredient to local Thanksgiving dinners – Dungeness crab. “At this point, it’s all about solidarity,” said Pietro, whose boat the Anne B. is based at Pillar Point Harbor. “Certain wholesalers […]

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Children’s holiday party at Allied Arts on Dec. 4

The Friends of Allied Arts will be hosting its annual holiday party for children from age 4 to 8, accompanied by an adult, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Sunday, Dec. 4. There will be a puppet show by Magical Moonshine Theater Company, a comedy/juggling/magic show by Heather Magic and a personal visit with Santa […]

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Who needs pie when you can have pumpkin roll?

Editor’s note: Diners who frequented the Left Bank in downtown Menlo Park or John Bentley’s Redwood City in the first decade of the 21st century may find the face of Rachel Candelaria (pictured below) a familiar one, as she worked in a variety of capacities at both restaurants. She’s long had an interest in food […]

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Happy clucking sounds at Sacred Heart turkey drive

They started arriving shortly after 7:00 am and continued until even after the first bell at 7:50. Call it the “parade of the turkeys” cheered on by one dressed up, human-sized turkey and a dazzling yellow chicken (James Everett and Emily Corpos), all part of a turkey drive staged at Sacred Heart Prep this morning […]

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Angel Heart busts out the pumpkins for Thanksgiving

There’s lots of Fairy Tale pumpkin chopping going at Angel Heart Cakes. Pumpkin is just one of the seasonal flavors that also include spiced apple with cider glaze, cranberry-orange, and chocolate chip with ganache being offered by bakery owners Chris Rivera (pictured) and Debbie Umphreys in a variety of cake and cupcake sizes. Orders for […]

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Seasonal shopping starts with MPAEF holiday boutique

If you missed the two-hour champagne preview Tuesday night, there’s still six hours of good shopping on Wednesday (11/16) from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation’s holiday boutique, which is open to the public free of charge. One hallmark of the second annual event is the diversity and uniqueness of […]

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M-A begins its food drive with goal of 77,000 items

Menlo-Atherton High School’s annual “canned food” drive kicked off today, and three juniors were stationed outside the Safeway in Sharon Heights. “Our goal this year is 77,000 items because Coach Parks just passed away and he was 77,” said Tyler Finn, who’d signed up with two friends, Stephen Chu and Nolan Martin (pictured left to […]

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MPAEF Holiday Boutique on Nov. 15 and 16

There are two great opportunities to support the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation while finding one-of-a-kind items of jewelry, kids’ items, handbags, workout wear, stationery, blankets, scarves, home decor, coats, and much more. Champagne & Shopping happens on Tuesday, November 15, 7:00-9:00 pm. For $50 ticket, you’ll enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres — and getting first […]

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Kenyan products on display at Christmas Global Gift Fair this weekend at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

The annual Christmas Global Gift Fair is happening this weekend at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church on Santa Cruz Avenue. Opening hours are 9:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday (11/12) and 9:00 am to 3:00 on Sunday. Textiles, ceramics, jewelry, baskets, and other handcrafted items from developing countries around the world are for sale in […]

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