Town of Atherton

Don't Miss Out!

Don't forget to RSVP! Bring your friends and family!

National Night Out is NEXT WEEK. On Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm, the Town of Atherton will host its second annual National Night Out in the Park at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave.

Residents are encouraged to join members of the Atherton Police Department, CHP and Menlo Park Fire District to help promote resident involvement in crime prevention and disaster preparedness, and have fun while doing it.

The event will include tug-of-war and sack races led by police personnel, prizes, balloon makers and face painters, snow cones and cotton candy, music, a jumpy house, and a BBQ. There will be informational booths to include the Atherton Disaster and Preparedness Team (ADAPT), CHP and the Atherton Police Department. And don't forget to stop by the Atherton Crime Prevention booth for crime prevention tips and plenty of children's handouts to include glow sticks, finger lights, temporary tattoos, stickers and much more.

The family-oriented event will be highlighted by the CHP emergency helicopter which will land in the grassy field of the Park for children to look at and take pictures in. Click here to view pictures of the helicopter landing in the Park this past March.

This is a free event for all Atherton residents!

We encourage residents to RSVP so we can plan accordingly for the BBQ and handouts. However the ticket is not required for entrance.

Click here to RSVP. For the Official Event Flier click here.

Under the Oaks

Under the Oaks

Did you know a history of Atherton is available of purchase? This beautiful, 10.25 x 10.25 inch, full-color book, with hundreds of photographs, paintings and drawings, is a permanent record of the town's early and modern history, a book that captures and equals the unique beauty of Atherton itself.

This book will be read and treasured by generations to come. Don't forget to order copies for your children and grandchildren, and as a gift for friends who have moved away, so that they will have a history of their hometown. 

The book can be ordered through the Heritage Association or by clicking here.


Composting in Your Backyard

Recology is a large-scale composter.  Their technologies and techniques for composting are different than those of backyard composting, but the basics are the same. You need air, water and bugs to turn food scraps and yard trimmings into a valuable soil amendment.

Recology recommends the EPA's page "Create Your Own Compost Pile" to learn about backyard composting.

Other Information:

Are you building or remodeling your home? 

See your local Recology company for details about the programs and services we offer.


Thank You!

Thank you for being a part of Atherton Online.

Please be reminded that the City Council meetings for August have been cancelled. There are no scheduled Council meetings in August at this time. Further, the CCAC, Rail Committee and Park & Recreations Committee meetings for next week have been cancelled.

Please note that Schools resume in August. Be on the lookout for a list of School Start dates in Atherton in a future edition of Atherton Online.  

Enjoy your weekend and have a wonderful rest of summer.

Theresa DellaSanta
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk

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