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Bio: Benicia Middle School Teacher Pat Hall

Benicia Middle School teacher Pat Hall teaches drawing, painting, sculpture and stagecraft, also works oversees a mentoring program at BMS, and with Arts Benicia to help kids get their artwork shown in an annual exhibit. She’s an artist in her own right.

The Caber Toss, Stone Put & More Celebrated At Highland Festivals

Many thousands of fans descend on Pleasanton at the Alameda Fairgrounds for the Scottish and Celtic cultural event that features games, music, animals, and Scottish living history.

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.