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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.

BHS Alum Vincent Lee Graduates From The Coast Guard Academy

Among other awards, Vincent Lee, 2012 Benicia High School alum, graduated with honors and a special award from the United States Coast Guard Academy. Lee is commissioned to Alameda in September as a deck watch officer on the ship “Monroe.”

Measure S Facilities Bond Brings Upgrades To Benicia Schools

The Benicia Unified School District’s Measure S Bond has resulted in a Facilities Master Plan, available to the public on the district’s website, that is generating not only upgrades to aging buildings, but enthusiasm for replacing old classroom layouts (rows of desks) with 21st century learning environments.

Benicia Unified’s b-Cubed Program Acknowledges Teachers & Sponsors

Benicia Unified School District’s b-Cubed program, pairing business sponsors with classroom teachers to get money directly into the classroom for unique projects, acknowledges sponsors who funded a recent grant and teachers who used new equipment to make literature fun and accessible to children.

A Mother’s Pride In Her Son’s Teaching Career

Fun & Interesting Options For Benicia’s Kids This Summer

Historic 1923 Pageant Of Spectacular Proportion

Prominent Benicians, including General Sherman and Ulysses S. Grant, take part in an extravaganza of a pageant in Benicia, May 19, 1923.

Eighth Annual Footrace At The Water’s Edge

The 8th annual Benicia Run for Education 5K and 10K foot race, April 10, 2016, raises big money for Benicia schools. This year’s event proceeds will fund technology and other programs for students.

Interview: Jamie Calderwood, Habitat For Humanity Site Supervisor

After retiring from a 35-year job teaching shop at Benicia Middle School, Jamie Calderwood now spends his days working part time as a site supervisor for Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity, constructing homes.