Summer 2010

Annual dressage show continues at Webb Ranch

To the initiated, watching a dressage competition may seem akin to watching grass grow, especially when compared to other horse events such as show jumping. The horses are magnificent and the riders are attentive, but just what are they trying to do? You can sample the “action” yourself today (7/25) on the second day of […]

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Young track stars earn trip to Junior Olympics

Two local athletes are heading to Sacramento next week to compete in the 44th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships. Madeline Price of the Menlo i Greyhounds Track Club of Menlo Park earned the trip by placing third in the Intermediate Girls’ 400 in a time of 58.55 at the Region 16 qualifying […]

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Salsa music makes for happy girl dancing

Was it just our imagination or was there a proliferation of the 10 and under girl set – complete with happy smiles – out on the dance floor at tonight’s summer music concert in Menlo Park’s Fremont Park? On stage was Fito Reinoso, who has “made the Bay Area his home and is the only […]

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OK, bird lovers, what’s going on here?

We were grateful last week for the many who responded to identify the new San Francisquito Creek resident as a Black-crowned Night Heron. This week presents another mystery. The creek is no longer flowing under the bridge, and the previously identified heron has now taken up residence on the west side of the bridge on […]

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Kids get in on the fun at Connoisseurs’ Marketplace

Young festival goers enjoyed the many offerings at the Kid Zone, located on University Drive. The 24-foot rock-climbing wall was a hit with older children, while their younger siblings enjoyed the thrills of rides like the FrogHopper (pictured at left) or the choo-choo train. (Scroll down for more pictures of the fun.) In addition to carnival […]

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Project Read learners give back to community at Connoisseurs’ Marketplace

Stop by the Information Booth at the Connoisseurs’ Marketplace, located on Santa Cruz Avenue near Crane Street, and you’ll be greeted by friendly folks who can point the way to the restrooms (the most common question), give you the live band schedule, or tell you the time of the next cooking demonstration. These booth volunteers know their […]

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24th Connoisseurs’ Marketplace comes to Menlo Park

Santa Cruz Avenue will again become a cavalcade of art and music this weekend (July 17-18) when the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce presents the 24th annual Connoisseurs’ Marketplace. “This is a big event for our community,” says festival chair Rick Ciardella, who grew up in Menlo Park and operates landscape architecture firm Ciardella Associates. […]

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It’s bubbles and brass at the weekly summer concert

The night was warm and the sounds wafting over downtown Menlo Park were a mix of funk, disco and Latin, thanks to The Hit Men who featured a horn section. For some, all that brass meant earplugs, provided by the evening’s sponsor Peninsula Associates (along with bottles of bubbles). And then there were the three […]

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Goose unhappy as Dutch lose World Cup Final?

Your InMenlo correspondents swarmed the Dutch Goose this morning, attempting to interview the eponymous fowl, but she was nowhere to be found as her team lost the World Cup Final to Spain by a heartbreaking 1-0. Spain’s goal came late in overtime, indeed the latest a goal has been scored in Cup history. Goose regulars […]

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Rainbow of pepper color debuts at Menlo’s Farmers Market

Admitting to be shorthanded today, David Winsberg of Happy Quail Farms was scrambling to get what he called the “first major mature color pepper display of the summer” set out at Menlo Park’s Farmers Market this morning. Admirers were already gathering, eager to snatch what many Bay Area chefs consider the best locally-produced sweet and […]

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More 4th of July fun in Menlo Park

Fourth of July festivities in Menlo Park began with a parade that set off from the corner of Santa Cruz Ave and Chestnut St. shortly before noon. It stretched for a half a mile – a human chain of festooned kids and adults along with decorated vehicles of all sorts. And of course, a real […]

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