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Samantha McNally Watercolors at Downtown Benicia Gallery

Benicia plein air Painter Samantha McNally is the featured artist at the Benicia Plein Air Gallery, a co-op gallery with 13 artist members who paint local scenes in and around town and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Upcoming Benicia Fine Arts & Craft Fair Sept. 17

Nothing Screams “FUN!” Like A Wild West Auction Party

Arts Benicia’s annual fundraising event, with the 2016 theme, The Wild, Wild West—Silver Screen to Steampunk, promises to be another great success with food and wine, specialty lighting, music, photo booth and a lot of art in the live and silent auctions.

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.

Trends: The Lost Art Of Postcards Is Alive And Well In The City Of Light

Postcards are still a hit in the City of Light, and especially so after the 2015 terrorist attacks. Although Paris is still Paris, with all its history and iconic buildings, security has been stepped up and fashion has been scaled down.

Polished and riveted airstreams showcased by Avalon RV

Highlighting Benicia's Scenic Beauty From Above

A drone video of Benicia’s scenic beauty launched in Fall of 2015, and captures the towns highlights: historic buildings, waterfront, downtown shops and restaurants, the State Capitol, the Yacht Club, marina and more, culminating with a spectacular sunset.

Trends: Scott & Christina Strawbridge Take A Spontaneous Biplane Ride

Christina and Scott Strawbridge decide spontaneously to tick a biplane ride off their bucket list with a biplane ride over the Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach.

Bike, Hike, Swim: A Three Part Series On Summer Offerings

Bikes have overcome their cumbersome, impractical roots in the 1800s to provide any would-be cyclist with myriad choices from basic to custom, electric to recumbent. Benicia offers riders bridge-to-bridge loops as well as challenging hills and the beautiful flats downtown.