The pursuit of happiness on the Fourth of July

Residents celebrate another year of American independence with champion chili and sparkling skies

Staying home for a holiday weekend has its perks. With a range of Fourth of July events nearby, locals can celebrate our nation's birthday with fireworks on their taste buds along with those up in the air.

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Posted by Collin J
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jul 1, 2009 at 3:30 pm


Congrats on making the front page with your first article for PAO. The content is rich and helpful. It definitely gives people on the Peninsula a lot of low-carbon options to enjoy the holiday.

Write more!

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Posted by Chris N
a resident of another community
on Jul 1, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Go, Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh!

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Posted by Penny
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jul 2, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Many neighborhoods also have celebrations. My neighborhood starts the day with a early morning races, then we have our annual parade with floats, a marching band, drill team, and lots of great homegrown fun. Hundreds of residents participate each year. The parade is usually led by the Mayor...and ends with an old-fashioned BBQ picnic in our neighborhood park with field and pool games and loads of fun. This is a real old-fashioned Fourth of July. I love it...and I love spending the day close to home with friends and neighbors.

Happy Fourth!...and thanks to this year's organizers for our neighborhood celebration. We all look forward to this special event. It wouldn't happen without your leadership.

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