Holidays 2015

Menlo Park Fire Protection District reminds residents to be safe during the holiday season

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District working in conjunction with Exponent Failure Analysis conducted their Annual Holiday Fire Safety Demonstration today, using live fire simulations to address the accidental ignition and danger of turkey fat fryers, kitchen cooking fires, live Christmas tree fires, seasonal candle fires, radiant heater fires, fireplace dangers, and carbon monoxide poisoning. “Historically, our organization has experienced […]

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Kitka presents Wintersongs at St. Bede’s on December 13

The annual Wintersongs tour of women’s vocal ensemble, Kitka, includes a stop in Menlo Park at Arts at St. Bede’s on December 13 at 4:00 pm. Tickets are $15 to $40 and available online. Wintersongs is Kitka’s critically acclaimed winter holiday program showcasing seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual […]

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WyshMe promises to make gift buying easier – and more fun – this holiday season and beyond

Menlo Park resident Bruce Bower and his business partner Cole Paterson have come up with a web and mobile-based service that they say will simplify your holidays. Got your attention? It’s called WyshMe, and what it does is allow you to create a wish list and share it with your friends and family. Not just […]

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Menlo Park Holiday Showcase is on Dec. 15 at M-A PAC

The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department holds its 2015 Holiday Showcase on December 15, 2015, from 6:00 pm-8:oo pm at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (555 Middlefield Rd. Atherton, CA 94027). Included in the City’s collection of class offerings are dance, ballet, gymnastics, fitness, music, cooking, theater, martial arts, drumming, boot camps, and a magnitude […]

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It will be a Scottish Christmas this Saturday in Menlo Park thanks to the Stewart Tartans

Stephen Milburn (second row, third from left in photo) got intrigued with pipe bands listening to his father’s CDs, and, when he was a freshman in high school, asked if he could take Irish bagpipe lessons. But a teacher was nowhere to be found near Lancaster, CA, where he grew up. “But we did find […]

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Santa leads bike ride from Fremont Park to Belle Haven on Dec. 12

There will be a community bike ride with Santa leaving from Fremont Park and ending up in Belle Haven on Saturday, Dec 12 at 9:00 am. All are welcome to participate. Menlo Park Police Department, City Council Members Kirsten Keith and Ray Mueller, MP Commissioners, Menlo Bike Club, Cowgirl Bike Couriers, and Performance Gaines are among the participants Santa […]

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Smiling faces abound at Holbrook-Palmer Park holiday tea on Sunday

The Friends of Holbrook-Palmer Park held their annual Holiday Tea yesterday. According to Friend Diane McGrath, the “event was a resounding success.” She emails: “This year children enjoyed a visit with Santa Claus, an enchanting holiday themed marionettes show, and holiday craft activities. “As always, children and their parents enjoyed delicious holiday treats, tea sandwiches […]

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Spotted: St. Nicholas with a basket of gold coins at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

For over three decades, St. Nicholas, as portrayed by Dick Livermore, has been visiting Trinity Church in Menlo Park. Yesterday’s appearance was particularly appropriate as it was St. Nicholas Day. The historic 4th-century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor (modern-day Demre, Turkey) had, according to Wikipedia, “a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins […]

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Spotted: Cozzolino Christmas trees at Menlo Park Farmers Market

No need to head over to Half Moon Bay (unless you’re in the mood for drive). Tony Cozzolino brings his Christmas trees to the Menlo Park Farmers’ Market on Sundays. Also for sale are wreaths and centerpieces. If you do want to visit the Tree Farm coast side, it’s located off Hwy. 92 and is […]

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Holiday tree is ablaze with lights in Fremont Park

Mayor Rich Cline led two young residents in lighting the holiday tree in Fremont Park tonight. It culminated a program that included choral singing and a special reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by Santa Claus. Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2015

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Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park’s Christmas tree lot is open on the Stanford campus

The Menlo Park Kiwanis Club opened its Christmas tree lot last week, and front and center was current President, Bruce Wellings. The tree lot is a long-standing holiday tradition, having started as a fundraiser for the Club more than 40 years ago. Located on the Stanford campus on the corner of Embarcadero and El Camino Real, across […]

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