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Prolific Benicia Writer Sheri Hoffmann Finds Joy in the Mundane

Hoffmann’s creative nonfiction style informs her personal narratives, humorous essays and memoir-type pieces, winning her many fans.

Get Tickets Now for Annual Benicia Waterfront Footrace

The chip-timed, USATF Run For Education is an annual event drawing over 700 people from around the Bay, organized by the Benicia Education Foundation.

A Passion for Pottery

Pottery classes, a beautiful retail gallery and more, Happy Life Pottery’s David Stellato and Amy Therese bring joy and enthusiasm to the creative process.

Avoiding Abuses of Factory Chicken Farms

Backyard chicken farming is on the rise for food, health, self-sufficiency, family enjoyment and even therapeutic benefits.

Unique, Performance Based Poet Honors Traditions

Benicia’s newest Poet Laureate Thomas Stanton, a performance-based poet, sees his role as a conduit to bring the community together.

Aging in Place for Benicia Senior Citizens

The volunteer-based Carquinez Village is a membership organization aimed at keeping Benicia seniors in their own homes.

Benicia School Children Taught to Recycle Properly

Marie Knutson, recycling coordinator for Republic Services, works to educate students and the public on protecting the environment.

Plants Can Help as California Air Quality Declines

The California Camp Fire and others encouraged many to add houseplants for indoor air filtration.

Benicia’s Marilyn Bardet Lives Her Passion For Composting

Composting at home doesn’t have to be complicated, and with simple techniques and tools, can turn even the newbie into a pro.

Writers and Poets Can Hone Their Skills in Benicia

Local writers and poets of all levels can showcase and develop their skills through Benicia Literary Arts, with workshops, helpers and lots of encouragement.