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Comic Book Superheroes Never Grow Old

As yesterday’s superheroes enjoy a resurgence in popular culture, they have found a home in Benicia at Zeppelin Comics, a new store in the downtown area. The store offers public events, in conjunction with the Benicia Library, and is bringing kids and adults together to meet likeminded superhero fans.

New Center Opens For Teens

A new teen center opened in late January to serve Benicia’s youth. Founded by Barbara Gervase, who lost her son to suicide when he was a high school student, the center offers teens a hangout space to socialize or access resources if they are troubled or feel alone. It features a lounge area with large, comfortable sofas, a large screen for movies, a cafe eating area, games, ping pong and more.

Growing An Orchard In Your Own Backyard

Growing your own backyard orchard is easier and more enjoyable than ever in Benicia. Options are plentiful with an ideal growing climate and a wide selection of heirloom and novel varieties available, including interspecific fruits such as apriums and nectaplums.

Multi-agency Partnership Garners Success For Benicia State Parks

Backwards Glance: Antique Stitchery Extols Washington’s Values

A 1932 handkerchief, with a decorative narrative on the border commemorating George Washington, rendered in cross-stitch with a phrase by Henry Lee (father of general Robert E. Lee), is housed in the archives of the Benicia Historical Museum.

Love blooms In Benicia With Annual Poetry Contest

Benicia’s tragically romantic early 19th century love story of Nikolai Resanov and Concepción Argüello, has inspired a Russian rock opera, an American chamber musical, a ballad, book and countless poems in addition to the 13th annual Benicia Love Poetry Contest event.

Sunday, January 31st: Jack London In Benicia

Before he became famous, Jack London spent time living on a boat on Benicia’s waterfront. The Benicia State Parks Association honors his life in Benicia with a program of speakers and memorabilia

Acclaimed Mystery Writer Comes To Speak In Benicia

Acclaimed mystery writer and New York Times bestselling author, Craig Johnson will be speaking at the Benicia Public Library January 21, 2016., and at a book signing at Bookshop Benicia.

Trends: Reinventing The Old Fashioned Barber Shop

The old-fashioned barbershops of yesterday, with hot towel treatment and men’s traditional shave, beard trims and more, served up with a bit of town gossip, are making a comeback across America and internationally.

Paddle Boarding On Benicia’s Waterfront

Benicia’s Chris Gatewood from Benicia Kite and Paddle teaches enthusiasts of all abilities how to paddleboard on Benicia’s waterfront.