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Musings on Baby Boomer Culture

Christina Strawbridge’s perceptions on being part of the Me generation, grappling with retirement and keeping a positive attitude.

Feng Shui your way to a positive 2017

Using the principals of Feng Shui, invite fresh energy into your life and spaces. Although some say it is pseudoscience, many practical tips, including decluttering, can be utilized to feel more positive.

Downtown Benicia comes alive in December, with events throughout the month

A delightful holiday event for kids and their teddy bears

The annual Camellia Tea Room is holding their formal “Teddy Bear Tea” at the Benicia restaurant with three seatings December 3 & 4.

Retired from the travel industry, Mike has become one of Benicia’s most prolific volunteers.

Benicia’s Mike Caplin wears many volunteer hats with local organizations, so much so that he earned the city’s Volunteer of the Year award.

Buildings on the National Register of Historic Places Helps Preserve Benicia’s Past

Benicia’s proud history stretching back to the Civil War is at the forefront in preserving its iconic buildings through listings on the National Registry of Historic Places. With such a designation, and restoration grants become a higher possibility.

Benicia Soroptimist Holds Wine Tasting Fundraiser 11/12/16 at 7pm.

Proceeds generated from wine and gourmet nibbles event at the Benicia Clock Tower will go towards building a women’s resource center in Benicia, Ca. The wine tasting with food pairing event offers discount tickets for designated drivers.

Benicia Veteran’s Hall Provides Social Outlet and More

The Vets’ Hall in downtown Benicia is a meeting place, social club and event venue where veterans often stop by the old-style canteen for camaraderie.

New railing will stand up better to wind and salt water

The waterfront promenade iron railing at the end of Benicia’s First Street, installed in the early 1990s, begin to deteriorate from the elements. The new railing being installed will be made of stainless steel will better withstand the wind and salt water over time.