Summer 2014

Spotted: Connoisseurs Marketplace sign – one week in advance

If you’ve been to downtown Menlo Park today, you’ve seen signs warning that Santa Cruz Avenue will be closed between 4:00 pm Friday and 11:59 on Sunday due to the Connoisseurs Marketplace. All well and good, except the event is next weekend, July 19-20. More details are available online

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Star spangled red, white and blue at reopened Menlo Country Club on the 4th of July

Atherton resident and photographer Laura Pitchford emailed these star spangled red, white and blue photos taken at the newly reopened Menlo Country Club’s 4th of July festivities today.

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Trending at Menlo Park’s 4th of July parade: Kids with blue and red hair!

Kids of mainly the 10 and under variety decorated their “rides” and marched with their parents down Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park today as part of the City’s 4th of July celebration. Flag waving by young and old is a constant at this annual hometown event, but this year we spotted a new trend — girls […]

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Where to watch firework displays on the mid-Peninsula

Both the city of Menlo Park and town of Atherton sent out reminders to residents that fireworks are illegal, urging locals to enjoy firework displays staged by professionals. Depending on cloud conditions, a number of Peninsula-based displays should be viewable from both the flat and higher ground of both municipalities. These include displays launched from […]

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City of Menlo Park hosts 4th of July parade

Kids are the stars of the Menlo Park 4th of July parade that begins at 11:45 am in the parking lot behind Wells Fargo and goes down Santa Cruz Avenue to Burgess Park. There will be food, music, game, bouncy houses, rock walls, laser tag and more at the Park until 2:30 pm. Wristbands, required […]

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It may still be spring, but it was a hot summer night at the downtown Menlo Park Block Party

The Menlo Park Chamber of  Commerce hosted its annual downtown Menlo Park Block Party last night, and temps in the 80s made for a hot evening. Unlike the larger street fairs that pepper the Peninsula over the summer, this event focuses on local businesses and non-profits with the Facebook stage hosting talent for local recreation […]

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2014 Menlo Park Block Party is June 18 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm along Santa Cruz Avenue

The Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce presents the 2014 Menlo Park Block Party on Santa Cruz Avenue on June 18 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. There will be in-plaza dining, shopping, live music, kids activities, stage performances, and much more. All activities will be showcasing local talent, food, and businesses in Menlo Park. Photo of 2012 […]

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Webb Ranch begins twice a week U-Pick Berries days

The first of two-a-week U-Pick Berries days starts tomorrow, June 18, at Webb Ranch from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with the same schedule on Saturday, June 21. Additional Wednesday/Saturday dates are June 25 & 28, July 2 & 5, July 9 & 12. Current berries are raspberries and olallieberries. “Webb Ranch is following all water conservation rules […]

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[email protected] announces 2014 Summer Festival: Around Dvořák

[email protected] announces its 2014 summer festival, Around Dvořák, an exploration of the self-described simple Czech musikant Antonín Dvořák, whose influence would be felt as far as the United States. By way of eight Concert Programs, four artist-curated Carte Blanche Concerts, four multimedia Encounter lectures, and a host of ancillary events, [email protected] examines the unfolding dynamic […]

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Menlo Park Library hosts summer reading programs for kids and teens

Here’s the line up for summer reading programs at the Menlo Park Library for children and teenagers: Children’s Summer Reading 2014 June 9 – August 9 Readers are winners at the Menlo Park Library! Read at least five books, and submit a special project (diorama, report, drawing, collage, sculpture, etc.) about your favorite book, and you […]

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Paula Hamilton wants to change your kids attitude towards math this summer

Paula Hamilton is hoping that her new math camp this summer — Mathitude — will get campers as high on math as she jumps on a trampoline. Ok, she didn’t exactly put it that way. But we’re presuming her enthusiasm for all things mathematics might come as part of the competitive spirit she displayed when she won the […]

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