THE ICE CREAM MAN COMETH ... The Midtown Residents Association will host its annual ice cream social on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 1-4 p.m. at Hoover Park, 2901 Cowper St., Palo Alto. The event is open to all Midtown residents.
PARK IT ... Want more shade trees, more benches or additional spaces for off-leash dogs? The City of Palo Alto is encouraging residents to fill out a survey on parks as it develops the Parks Master Plan. The plan to improve the city's green spaces encompasses community interests of all kinds. The survey is located at maptionnaire.com/en/56/.
CONGRATULATIONS, CHARLES SCOTT ... The Palo Alto City Council honored Midtown resident Charles Scott on his 90th birthday on July 12 with a proclamation recognizing his contributions to the city. Scott and his late wife, Jean, helped create Greer Park and worked for years on its improvements. Scott Meadow is named for them. Scott has volunteered with various Scouts and Campfire Girls groups and tutors elementary school children.
NOT QUIET ON THE ELECTION FRONT ... As reported last month, Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN) has its calendar of meet the candidates events posted online. Board of Education candidate Ken Dauber and City Council candidate Cory Wolbach will speak on Aug. 23 and council candidates Tom Dubois and Greg Scharff will take their turns on Aug. 24. More are scheduled in September. Locations vary. The calendar of events is posted at paneighborhoods.org.