Bethlehem A.D. in Redwood City

December 21, 2011

Bethlehem A.D. starts tonight on Middlefield in Redwood City. Bring the family for a walk thru the set of this remarkable scene. Makes you think about the true meaning of Christmas. You won’t be disappointed!

Dec. 21, 22 and 23 from 6 – 9:30. Rain or shine. Free

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Legendary Menlo-Atherton football coach Ben Parks dies.

September 25, 2011

Legendary Menlo-Atherton football coach Ben Parks dies – San Jose Mercury News. So sorry to hear the news of this great man. Imagine the hardship he endured as a child. He became such a great man because of his beliefs and honor. If you ask anyone in the high schools that have met him, he was a man of honor. He helped children with their sport, like no one else could.  I was privileged to meet his son, another great man. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I learned a lot from his son, who is also a player, but a life is an example and this family sure had a great one. Ben Parks Rest In Peace!

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Aurora Mandolin Orchestra at the Belmont Greek Festival 2011

September 2, 2011

Our Belmont Greek Festival is this weekend at the Holy Cross Church on Alameda in Belmont. Fabulous entertainment for old and young. 3 full days of activities, great food and even a “fun zone” for children. One of my special orchestra’s will be performing on Sunday, Sept 4th at 5 in the Amphitheatre. Please come and hear this wonderful orchestra. Sept. 3 & 4, Noon to 10 and Sept. 5th, Noon to 8.

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Congregational Church in Belmont Hosts Rummage Sale.

July 30, 2011

Come to the annual rummage sale at the  Congregational Church of Belmont the first weekend in August. They will take use of 2 stories. This is the largest rummage sale in San Mateo County. They will have a paid pre-sale on Friday, Aug 5th 5:30-8:30 for $10 and you will receive a $5 voucher to be used to buy merchandise.

 The main sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6, with a bag sale from 3 – 4 p.m.

Sale merchandise will include antiques, books, clothing, children’s clothing and equipment, toys, electronics, furniture, linen, jewelry and art. Refreshments will be sold in the dining room.

The Congregational Church of Belmont is located at 751 Alameda de las Pulgas

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Celebrating 60 Years with St. Pius in Redwood City. Have Fun!

May 16, 2011

This is an awesome event for the Parish and the Commmunity of Redwood City and surrounding areas. I started out at St. Pius when I first moved here and bought my first home here. What a wonderful community of people. St. Pius is a wonderful and caring community of folks of all ages… Please come and enjoy!

This huge festival includes something for everyone – children’s games, arts and crafts and entertainment. Bring the entire family for a far-out day of professionally run rides or test your luck at numerous activities. Great food and drink is available while you are entertained throughout the event. Fun, food, and laughter – the recipe for a great weekend!

 Help us celebrate our Parish’s 60th anniversary by stopping by St. Pius at 1100 Woodside Rd. (Woodside Rd. and Valota) in Redwood City on June 3rd (6-10pm), 4th (1-10pm) and 5th (1-8pm). For detailed information you can see http://stpiusfestival.blogspot.com. This event is Free and Open to the public. Small fee for games and activities.

Activities: 

Booths:  Basketball and Baseball toss, Radar gun, Bounce house, Slide, Dime pitch, Dip bowling, Frog Jump, Jingle Board, Newspaper Toss, Salame Throw, Pan Games, Face Painting, Spin Art, Karaoke, Sports Booth

Silent Auction, Raffle

Food:  Full bar, margaritas, pizza, garlic fries, Caesar salad, root beer floats, sundaes, Pasta dinner, Rib dinner and more. 

Friday, June 3rd – Rib Dinner ($15 half slab)
Entertainment – Live Band – “Ticket to Ride”, a Beatles Cover Band

Saturday, June 4th – Pasta Dinner
Entertainment – Live Band – “Graveyard Tan”

Sunday, June 5th BBQ Chicken Dinner                          

Event URLwww.stpiusfestival.blogspot.com

Contact Person: Laura Vargas or Quetzal Grimm

Contact Phone Number: Laura 650-400-8298, Quetzal 650-434-4330 Email:   Laura Vargas lauvar@comcast.net or Quetzal Grimm  quetzal@apr.com 

For more information:  See http://www.stpiusfestival.blogspot.com

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San Carlos Suffered Loss with Major Dead at 46

May 11, 2011

The city of San Carlos has announced San Carlos Mayor Omar Ahmad died after suffering a heart attack early this morning. He was 46.

Ahmad was elected to the San Carlos City Council in 2007. He had previously served as a member of the City‘s Economic Development Advisory Commission (EDAC). While on the City Council, Omar selected to serve as the Mayor of San Carlos in November by his fellow Council Members.

He was a well known entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, having been involved in the start up of a number of companies including the Discovery Channel, @Home, Trusted ID, Grand Central Communications, Napster, Netscape and most recently as the co-founder and CEO of SynCH Energy Corporation.

“Those of us at City Hall who had the opportunity to work with and get to know him are devastated by his loss,” said City Manager Jeff Maltbie. “Omar’s dedication to the citizens of San Carlos and his passion for democracy will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

Ahmad also served on the San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors and was the Vice Chair of the Peninsula Joint Powers Board. The Transit District has lowered the flags at all its facilities to half-staff in memory and honor of Ahmad.

Caltrain Board President Sean Elsbernd said Ahmad was everything anyone could want in a human being, a public servant, and a friend. He had a good sense of humor. He was absolutely dedicated to public transit and his dedication was matched by his commitment. He also had something you don’t see often – an ability and a willingness, an eagerness, really, to look ahead, to see what the future could hold and to plan and prepare for that future. He loved working on the problems of today, but he loved even more thinking about the possibilities tomorrow could bring. I will miss him dearly.”

SamTrans Board President Karyl Matsumoto said, “We are all devastated by Omar’s passing. He was kind and funny, warm and genuine and he believed in the work he was doing on behalf of the public. Omar was not afraid to ask the tough questions or make difficult decisions. He was committed to the people who ride our buses and use our Paratransit service.

SamTrans General Manager/CEO and Caltrain Executive Director Michael J. Scanlon said, “He made things better – by his courage, by his vision, by his creativity, and, perhaps most especially, by his sense of humor and fun. He was deeply supportive of the men and women who work in the public arena and respectful of the work they do and the working people he served have lost a true champion.

“We were all very shocked and saddened by the news this morning when we heard that the mayor of San Carlos had suffered a heart attack,” Lieberman said. “We lost someone who had a very, very strong sense of civic responsibility and community. Our thoughts and our prayers go out to his family and friends and to all of San Carlos.”

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Saint Patrick’s Day History

March 16, 2011

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 To view a video about the history of St. Patrick’s Day go too: www.history.com/videos/history-of-st-patricks-day
 St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.

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Christmas Day

December 25, 2010

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Welcome Christmas Day! I want to wish everyone a fabulous and loving Christmas with family and friends. Christmas is a time to reflect on what is important in our lifes and I know we all have family, children, grandchildren and friends that we care about. Let’s wish them many blessings this Christmas. Thanks to all of you for watching my blog and your comments. Happy Holidays to all of you!

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Bethlehem A.D. Redwood City

December 10, 2010

A living Christmas experience for anyone. Every year Redwood City has the town of Bethlehem recreated for Christmas even. This year it will be on Dec. 21, 22 and 23. It is just for walking this year. Too many car problems before. It is held at 1305 Middlefield Road in Redwood City. You can imagine what it was like 2000 years ago when a baby was born. Hours from 6-9:30 pm.

Check out the flyer at http://www.bethlehemad.com/BethlehemA.D./Home.html

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Chocolate Festival in Belmont

October 5, 2010

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 It is definitely that time of year again. The chocoholics dream come true! Last year was a blast. Chocolate and Music, what more could a person want. I am donating 2 tickets to the first people to response to this blog/event!

Happy Chocolate Eating. 

Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th – 7:30 to 10:0PM, as well as 1:30-4pm on  Saturday. 

Michael Medwid Jazz Group will play all 3 sessions. Door prizes, champagne, and gourmet coffee. Proceeds benefit agencies such as Samaritan House, Habitat for Humanity, and many others, as well as projects within the church..

Evenings – $22.50 presale, or $25 at the door; Afternoon is $17.50 presale, $20 at the door.
Children and seniors are $15 in the afternoon.

Chocolate candy, ice cream, cookie and dessert makers from the Bay Area will offer their chocolate wares for tasting. Call for tickets 593-4547 or website above.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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