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Practical Tools For Replenishing The Spirit At Local Workshop Series

A new workshop series for replenishing the spirit, called Flying in Formation Workshops to Lift Your Life, debuts at the Commanding Officers Quarters in Benicia.

Backwards Glance Historic Photo Shows Benicia Baseball Alive And Well In 1906

The Benicia Historical Museum has, in its archives, a series of historic baseball photos that took place on Fitzgerald Field in 1906. The “Benicia Glendons” were playing “The Allen Dry Goods Company” from San Francisco.

Telling Benicia’s Story Through Its Iconic Buildings

Benicia’s historical buildings, including the State Capitol, Guard and Engine House, Clock Tower and Commanding Officer’s Quarters, set amongst tree lined streets and waterfront charm, help tell its present-day story.

Bio: Ric Small Mentors Benicia Kids And Builds Wells In Uganda

Ric Small, with his wife Kema, is deeply rooted in community service. Ric serves as a police chaplain and mentors young adults, as well as building wells for clean water in Uganda.

Interview: Jerry Potter’s 40+ Year Career As A Climate Scientist

Jerry Potter has studied the climate for over 40 years, long before the phrase “climate change” was a household term. He studied climatology at UCLA, earning his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees.

Aging In Place Gets Easier With Carquinez Village Project

Benicia’s Carquinez Village Project, a neighbor-to-neighbor support network that includes transportation, programs and services, and a social network for aging seniors to age in place, launches in the first quarter of 2017.

Benicia’s Independence Day Parade: A Century Of Tradition

A historic Benicia photograph of a July 4, 1914 celebration sparks patriotism as we approach Benicia’s robust Independence Day activities. Although the parade and other activities are still intact today, an annual essay contest was part of the early 20th century festivities.

Bio: Fary Koh, BrickSpace Owner, Loves Working With Kids

Fary Koh exemplifies the old adage, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Trying to learn English as a child escaped Fary, but she went on to study at a Canadian Boarding School and received a full-ride scholarship to Michigan State University and has had a distinguished career, including her current business as owner of Benicia BrickSpace. She has a passion for working with kids.

BHS Alum Vincent Lee Graduates From The Coast Guard Academy

Among other awards, Vincent Lee, 2012 Benicia High School alum, graduated with honors and a special award from the United States Coast Guard Academy. Lee is commissioned to Alameda in September as a deck watch officer on the ship “Monroe.”

Measure S Facilities Bond Brings Upgrades To Benicia Schools

The Benicia Unified School District’s Measure S Bond has resulted in a Facilities Master Plan, available to the public on the district’s website, that is generating not only upgrades to aging buildings, but enthusiasm for replacing old classroom layouts (rows of desks) with 21st century learning environments.