Summer 2016

Planes were buzzing over Portola Valley yesterday afternoon and into the evening during the town’s Flight Night.

Model aviation enthusiasts piloted radio-controlled airplanes, sailplanes, and helicopters. After the sun set, illuminated model aircraft performed aerobatics.

Youngster Thatcher (bottom left) got a chance to try his hand at flying a radio-controlled plane using a dual control system.

Photo by Scott Porter

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Facebook hosts old-fashioned county fair along with its weekly farmers market

There was a last gasp of summer fun this afternoon at Facebook. The company hosted a county fair along with its weekly farmers market. There were amusement rides, games, and live animals to pet and ride. It was fun with a purpose. The fair benefited a number of local non-profits including Ecumenical Hunger and Project […]

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Menlo Park orthodontist Scott Kaloust swims 21 miles across Lake Tahoe

Watching the Olympics, people witnessed the athletic feats of thousands of athletes from all over the world. Last month, Menlo Park orthodontist Scott Kaloust accomplished an amazing feat of his own, completing the 21-mile swim across Lake Tahoe and raising over $4,000 on to provide clean water to those in need. During the swim, a […]

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Another successful Tour de Menlo finishes at Menlo-Atherton High School

We got the easy job, stopping in at M-A as the riders from the 2016 Tour de Menlo concluded their 35-, 45-, or 65-mile ride today. Weather conditions were near perfect, mid-70s with a slight breeze. The riders we visited with remarked that the Tour de Menlo is always a well-planned, good event. Fast Freddie Rodriguez, […]

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Bank of America Student Leaders are summer interns at LifeMoves in Menlo Park

Two Bank of America Student Leaders have been both working on a myriad of different things at LifeMoves in Menlo Park, rotating throughout the organization to best experience the services it provides. Lauren Hayat (picture right) kicked off her internship helping the ACES (Achieving Career and Education Success) Programs Team craft an “Eager Leaders” curriculum. Eager Leaders, […]

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Day-by-day “to-dos” at this year’s Menlo Charity Horse Show which runs Aug. 9-14

The Menlo Charity Horse Show takes place August 9-14, 2016, at the Menlo Circus Club (190 Park Lane) in Atherton. The annual event, recognized as a USEF Heritage Competition, benefits Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. General admission is just $10, with kids under 10 and seniors over age 65 free. Attendees get to see […]

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Cafe Zoë hosts National Night Out event to support both community and law enforcement

Cafe Zoë, on the corner of Menalto and Gilbert, has long been a cherished Menlo Park hangout. Indeed, the cafe’s motto is “a place for peace, hope, and community.” For the past four years, along with neighboring businesses, Cafe Zoë has participated in an event known as National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of […]

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Menlo Park Library holds book face competition

Share your favorite book while taking a cool selfie with it! Pick a book with the face of your favorite character and match it up with yours to become that character in the social media universe. Also, follow the Menlo Park Library social media pages so you can see what other cool photos can be taken […]

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Sampling Menlo Park’s new Summerfest street festival

This year’s annual street festival held on Santa Cruz Avenue each July promised a new look and sported a new name — Menlo Summerfest,  replacing Connoisseurs’ Marketplace, the downtown festival organized by the Chamber of Commerce for 29 years. There did appear to be expanded opportunities for kiddie fun in both the area of arts and […]

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Suburban Park residents gather for summer cocktail party, one of a series of yearlong events

With the jingle of bike bells mixing with children’s yells, around 50 Suburban Park residents gathered in Jill Olson’s driveway for a neighborhood summer cocktail party last Saturday night. As the adults mingled amidmidst a multitude appetizers and drinks contributed by attendees, the youth played in the street and eventually broke out the water balloons provide by Susan […]

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Exploring artistic microclimates around the Bay Area

Editor’s note: Menlo-Atherton High School junior Holly Newman recently participated in Newsroom by the Bay, which originally published this article. Holly will be a staff writer for M-A Chronicle in the coming school year. Art is often a mysterious thing to those viewing it. How can an artist start with a blank canvas and produce a masterpiece? […]

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