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From: domainremoved <Jim>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:13:02 -0400

Mayor Ohtaki and City Council Members;

Just a short note but to say in a big way, THANK YOU for being such a wonderful host to the visiting Galway, Ireland - Mayor Pearce Flannery. He traveled a very long distance to be with us. You rolled out the "green carpet" welcoming him evidenced by a day that was very meaningful. This was confirmed by his words of appreciation during the Tuesday night Menlo Park City Council meeting.

All in all, building bonds of friendship helps to build ever lasting ties with Menlo Park's sister city - a relationship dating back nearly 150 years when two Irish immigrants, Dennis Oliver and D.C. McGlynn purchased an approx., 1,700 acre ranch in Menlo Park. This relationship has resulted in active links between the two cities ever since.

Many St. Patrick's Day activities are planned this week and especially this weekend. If you have time, be sure to spread the word and time permitting, to take advantage of them. They can be found in Menlo Park as well as in Mountain View, Santa Clara, San Jose to the south and especially in San Francisco as well, where there is a large Irish community. St. Patrick's Day parades are also available for the kiddies and their parents.

Before closing, allow me to mention the tree planting at the Upper Laurel School last Tuesday to symbolize the growing relationship between two world class cities, Menlo Park, CA and Galway, Ireland was a great tribute. A similar tree was planted approx. 50 years when the Mayor if Galway was here. For more information about that, and related stories, go to www.sites.google.com/site/twomenlosisters.
Received on Thu Mar 15 2018 - 13:15:25 PDT

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