Summer 2015

Daryl and D_Tour de MenloStaying at pace with last year’s record number of riders, 524 cyclists took part in the 10th annual Tour de Menlo bike ride today. Whether they chose 35-. 45- or 65-miles, riders started and ended at Menlo-Atherton High School where they enjoyed a BBQ lunch provided by Lutticken’s.

Local riders included Kathy Gilles (top) who did the 45-mile ride and Dennis Nugent (far right) who was joined by his good friend from college days, Modesto resident Darrell Champion. They completed the 65-mile course.

The Tour de Menlo is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation and the Almanac. Proceeds support Rotary scholarships, other Foundation projects, and the Almanac’s Holiday Fund drive.

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Brian Greenberg gives Tour de Menlo, scheduled for August 22, a big thumbs up

Portola Valley resident Brian Greenberg started cycling about eight years ago. “It was way easier on my body than tennis,” he says. He rides everyday, logs 70 to 100 miles a week, and gets a good workout by climbing Old La Honda and Alpine Road frequently. As he’s done a half dozen times before, he’ll […]

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Spotted: Gals from M-A & Woodside high school class of 1966 catching up

In September, 2012,  there was a gathering of folks who graduated from Hillview, Oak Knoll and Encinal in 1962 when the schools were all K-8. That prompted some to meet for lunch on a more regular basis. Today, one Hillview grad hosted a smaller gathering for gals who graduated from M-A or Woodside in 1966 who live (more or […]

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LUCE returns to Menlo Park at Blue Rock House concert on Aug. 15

Local band favorite LUCE is once part of Gwen Fuller’s Blue Rock House summer concerts.  There are still a few tickets left for $35 at the door or on Eventbrite. Full information is available on the Blue Rock website, but doors will open around 5:15 pm and you’re encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the […]

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Grab your bike helmet and ride with the Menlo Park library on Aug. 8

Join the Menlo Park library for a library-to-library round-trip Saturday bike ride on August 8 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. We’ll start at the Menlo Park Library’s main location at 800 Alma St., then ride across town to the Belle Haven Branch at 413 Ivy Dr. After a few activities, we will ride back again, […]

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Catching up with Menlo Charity Horse Show founding committee member Nancy Robinson

Nancy Robinson smiles when people ask her how long she thinks she’ll be involved with horses. “Guess they don’t understand that once you’re hooked it’s a lifetime thing!” she says. Nancy’s “hook” was visiting an uncle’s farm each summer in Missouri. She rode there and later began a show career that lasted until 2007. But […]

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Spotted: New ducklings at Sharon Park lake

There’s a new crop of ducklings plying the water at Sharon Park. We counted 5 fuzzy heads earlier this week and Menlo Park photographer Frances Freyberg caught them in action.

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Portola Vineyards hosts 5th annual series of summer jazz concerts

For five years, Portola Vineyards has offered music during the summer. This year the series has a name: Portola Vineyards Summer Jazz. “We really want this to be a community event,” said Debbie Lehmann, the winery and vineyard manager. “Our members know about us but we’re hoping to get people who aren’t familiar with us to enjoy some good […]

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29th annual Connoisseurs’ Marketplace takes place in downtown Menlo Park July 18 and 19

Presented by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, the 29th Connoisseurs’ Marketplace will be held July 18-19 from 10:00 am to  6:00 pm along  Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park. More than 200 fine art and contemporary craft exhibitors will be participating at this free event, which will feature a Culinary Arts Corner with demonstrations by 10 […]

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Big Dish set to close for a month beginning July 13

The Big Dish, the popular walking area frequented by Menlo Park residents, will be closed for a variety of construction and maintenance for a month. A potable water line will be constructed in the vicinity of the Alpine Gate in Menlo Park, the road between the Alpine Gate and the Dish structure will be repaved, and […]

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Menlo Park Kids Triathlon set for July 11 at Burgess Park

Join the fun on July 11th and have your child, age 5 through 14, participate in the Menlo Park Kids Triathlon. This event provides a safe and fun environment for kids to compete in a triathlon with kids their same age. The triathlon takes place at Burgess Park. Between 300 and 400 participants are expected […]

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