Summer 2012

Photographer Irene Searles aims her lens at carnival workers as they move on to next stop

Last Saturday I enjoyed walking around the Nativity School Carnival photographing the rides, games and happy faces of the kids. At each area, I was struck by the kindness of the carnival workers and thought I would return on Sunday to talk with them about their jobs and a life so different than we know […]

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Nativity Carnival captured in black and white

Menlo Park resident  and photographer Daniel Warner wandered over to the carnival being held this weekend at Nativity School and captured these  sights and scenes in black and white. Daniel, who’ll be a senior at Woodside Priory in the fall shoots with a Canon 7D.

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It’s carnival time at Nativity School June 8-10

The opening bell for the 32nd Nativity Carnival rings at 5:00 pm on Friday, June 8. The three-day annual event features thrill and kiddie rides, game and food booths, a Tiki bar, and silent auction. Maneck takes the stage on Friday night, MissGuided on Saturday afternoon, The Bell Brothers on Saturday evening, and The Real […]

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Camp Menlo Mom offers summer projects and field trips for local parents and kids

Jessica Rancourt and Hillary Avis first met when they were both planning do-it-yourself weddings. Today, Jessica is the mother of three and Hillary has one child with another on the way. With summer here, they’re teaming up together to present Camp Menlo Mom that offers projects and field trips for kids three to eight and […]

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Summer kicks off in Menlo Park with neighborhood block parties

The block party season got underway yesterday in Menlo Park with a neighborhood tradition of sorts and the beginning of a new tradition just blocks away. The Friday Frolics held in the University Park neighborhood of Menlo is an off again, on again event that has roots in that neighborhood’s other long-standing traditions. “The DiCarlos […]

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Ali Recht moves from dance to the dugout, with a few steps along the way

A baseball dugout is not the most obvious place to find a trained dancer who majored in theater in college — especially when it’s a she not a he. But that’s where West Virginia transplant Ali Recht finds herself this summer. She’s the new assistant general manager of the Menlo Park Legends baseball team, which opens […]

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How to get discounts to Sunset Celebration Weekend – and where to park

By late Wednesday afternoon, preparations for the upcoming Sunset Celebration Weekend were in full swing as workers were busy putting up tents on either side of Willow Road in Menlo Park. It’s the once-a-year opportunity when one of Menlo’s most famous company’s opens its doors to the wider community. Over two days — June 2-3 — the […]

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Menlo Park clock tower gets ready to celebrate its 25th anniversary

Envisioned in the 1980s as a visible focus for the Menlo Park Transportation Center, the city’s clock tower is getting spruced up in anticipation for an anniversary celebration planned for Tuesday, June 19 at 11:00 am, sponsored by the Menlo Park Historical Association. The Transportation Center provides train, bus, bicycle and automobile transport service in […]

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