Summer 2020

Spotted: Mom and baby decked out 4th of July hiking tights

We followed this couple down the trail in the Thornewood Preserve in Woodside this morning. They were nice enough to post for a photo when we complimented them on their matching tights. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2020

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Sacred Heart Schools community holds 4th of July parade for Oakwood residents

On July 1st, the Sacred Heart Schools community came out to celebrate and see the RSCJ nuns who live at Oakwood on the school property, staging a fun 4th of July parade of decorated cars and bicycles. An international community of women religious in the Catholic Church, known as the Religious of the Sacred Heart […]

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Norbert the dinosaur is decked out for the 4th of July

While this 4th of July will be quieter for many due to the pandemic, leave it to Norbert the Ladera dinosaur to get in the spirit. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2020

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Make a 4th of July wreath for your door on July 2

What better way to start the 4th of July celebrations than to make a unique wreath for your door? The event takes place on Thursday, July 2, from 3:30 to 4:15 pm. Register online. For this simple craft project, you will need a metal hanger, and other items you can find around your home such as […]

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Two teens are offering gluten free cooking camp for kids in July

Looking for something fun and socially distanced for kids ages 8 and up to do this summer? Menlo-Atherton High School rising sophomore Caroline Pecore (pictured top, left) and her friend Paloma Raffle (pictured right) are running a gluten-free cooking camp via Zoom the week of July 6-10 from 4:30-6:30 pm daily. It’s $50 for the […]

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11th annual Windrider Film Forum goes virtual – free and accessible to all

Windrider Bay Area Film Forum’s 2020 program of curated short films and conversations with filmmakers will be virtual this year,  open to a worldwide audience. The Film Forum be will streamed; access is free to anyone who registers to attend. “For 10 years, Windrider has hosted live events in the San Francisco Bay Area, screening independent […]

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Webb Ranch berry picking season begins – now offering compost, too!

The U-pick berry season at Webb Ranch opens on Friday, June 4, and farm manager Atlee Frechette said appointments, which are required this year, for the first weekend filled up fast.  “We will be adding more availability as more berries ripen over the next few weeks!” she emailed. “For context, only four of our 57 rows […]

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“Home is not college”: University students face an uncertain summer as COVID-19 cancels plans

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought communities together, but it has also torn others apart: Employees are no longer at work, children are no longer in school, and college students are no longer surrounded by the clubs, classes, and residential life they have grown to be a part of. For these college students, this pandemic means […]

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Menlo SummerFest in downtown Menlo Park will not be held this year

Organizers of Menlo Summer Fest released the following statement regarding the 2020 event: “In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, and after consulting with medical experts, city and county officials, the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce anounced that the 2020 Menlo Summer Fest scheduled for July 18-19, 2020, has been cancelled. “This […]

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