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Benicia Fire Department Annual Open House Entertains Kids & Educates Adults

The Benicia Fire Dept. annual open house raises awareness for fire safety while providing entertainment for children, along with tours, helicopter rescue demonstrations and the Benicia Police Dept. K-9 unit.

Three Unsung Heroes Bring Music Back To The Schools

Three of Benicia’s unsung heroes have gone beyond volunteering by foregoing profits and bringing music back to Benicia classrooms.

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.