March 24 | Greetings from Friends of the Fountain and Walk

Friends and neighbors: Just a note to say we hope you are doing well and staying safe and healthy during this ongoing health crisis. Our community has been through numerous challenges since the Fountain at The Circle was first installed in 1911: two world wars, a Great Depression and recession, a global flu pandemic, the upheaval of the 1960s to...

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March 11 | Fountain at The Circle Off Briefly

Friends and neighbors: Just a note to say if you noticed the fountain not operating the last 24 hours or so, not to worry. It will be back up and running very soon. A small but important component of the fountain pumping system needed repair. That work is being done, and the pumps should be back on sometime today. Thanks...

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March 1 | Community Forum on T1 Bond Projects

UPDATE: This forum on possible T1 bond projects in the Northbrae area and beyond has been canceled due to the shelter in place requirements we are all under. It will be rescheduled as soon as possible.  Thank you. Friends and neighbors: You are invited to a community forum hosted by Friends of the Fountain and Walk where staff from the...

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February 14 | Reminder: Please Keep the Fountain Sign-Free

Friends and neighbors: Time for our seasonal reminder about electioneering at The Circle… The March primary election is fast approaching, and the candidates and ballot measures are working hard to get your attention and your vote. Campaign signs are popping up everywhere, and we expect to see them¬† around The Circle — always a popular spot due to its high...

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January 1 | Happy (but Soapy) New Year!

Friends and neighbors: First, happy new year greetings to everyone. Hope this is a wonderful, healthy, fulfilling year for us all. Second, thanks so much to everyone who has donated in recent weeks to Friends of the Fountain and Walk. The generous, continuing support of our community is inspiring and gratifying. And your tax-deductible contributions will help us take care...

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December 3 | Fountain-Themed Holiday Gifts

Friends and neighbors: While Friends of the Fountain and Walk works to rethink and restock its own online store (clicking on our “Shop” link will tell you it is on hiatus), anyone in search of fountain-themed greeting card and gift possibilities can still find them elsewhere. Here are some that let you buy local and support FOFW: Greeting/note cards and...

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December 1 | Happy Holidays at the Fountain at The Circle!

Friends and neighbors: The annual decorations adorning the Fountain at The Circle are up and will be lighted nightly through early January. Thanks to all our hardy volunteers who braved the bracing weather on Saturday morning, Nov. 30, to attach the lighted evergreen swags to the perimeter of the fountain island, just beating the rain. They also did a thorough...

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November 9 | A Sold-out Northbrae/FOFW History Event

Friends and neighbors: On Thursday, Nov. 7, nearly 150 people filled Northbrae Community Church’s Haver Hall to join Friends of the Fountain and Walk for an evening exploring the history of our neighborhood, the church itself, architect John Hudson Thomas and the work of FOFW in preserving Northbrae’s landmark fountain and walk. Those in attendance heard a welcome from District...

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October 28 | Students Join in on Berkeley Project Day

Friends and neighbors: Friends of the Fountain and Walk held its monthly maintenance day a week early on Saturday, Oct. 26, in order that our volunteers could partner with a group of students taking part in the annual Berkeley Project Day scheduled for that day. The students — from left, seniors Alex Rudolph and Jackson Bader and freshman Marisa Salazar...

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September 28 | Listen Up: The Fountain on a KQED Podcast

Friends and neighbors: The Fountain at The Circle is on the air! For some time now, KQED-FM has been running a series called “Bay Curious,” where its reporters try to answer questions about life in the Bay Area. Recently, FOFW was contacted to help with a question: What’s the story of the Fountain at The Circle? The result is this...

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