Christmas in Menlo Park

Spotted: Katie Behroozi bringing home the family Christmas tree – by bicycle!

A photo on Facebook caught our eye. It showed Menlo Park resident Katie Behroozi cycling with a Christmas tree in the bike’s trailer. We asked her to fill in the blanks, and she replied via email: “We’ve done this twice now. I love getting a tree from a local farm (fresher, supporting local economy, etc.) […]

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Tips for a greener Menlo Park holiday season

There are ways to reduce air and water pollution without cutting back on the holiday spirit. Here are some tips from the San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program (SMCWPPP). Use reusable ornaments or natural items to decorate your Holiday Trees.  A few ideas are popcorn and pine cones. Try to avoid flock and tinsel. […]

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Wishing you the merriest Christmas!

Season’s greetings from Santa and every one at InMenlo! We hope your holiday is filled with peace, love and joy. Photo by Laura Hamilton

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Santa and elves distribute gifts to JobTrain kids

Santa and his helpers paid an early visit to JobTrain yesterday (12/20) to distribute hundreds of toys and gifts to needy kids whose parents are pursuing vocational training at at the nonprofit organization. In addition to a visit with Santa, kids could get their faces painted, decorate gingerbread cookies, and listen to seasonal stories. The […]

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Spotted: Over the top Christmas decorations, take one

Photographer Laura Hamilton spotted this Willows home with a front yard stuffed with Christmas inflatables. “Look at the roof,” she emailed. “There are seven blow up things up there!” Is there an “over the top” holiday yard in your neighborhood? Send photo and details to [email protected] Photos by Laura Hamilton

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Merry Christmas to all!

The Christmas pageant  – as performed by Sunday school children –  is a staple of churches throughout the country – and also here in Menlo Park. It was important for this group of angels to “be heard on high” – hence the outstretched hands. They had gathered around Mary and Joseph with a real baby […]

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St. Patrick’s Seminary starts Menlo’s Christmas festivities

Most of the people gathered for the St. Patrick’s Seminary tree lighting ceremony this evening appeared to be in the “family and friends” category. Those Menlo and Atherton residents who took a pass on festivities so close to the jam-packed Thanksgiving holiday weekend missed an authentic Christmas treat. The temperatures were appropriately chilly for a […]

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