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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.

Interview: Jessica Joy, Owner Of The Edible Yard

An interview with Benicia’s Jessica Joy, who creates edible landscapes: planning creating large and small canopies, then adding in the layers of planting for maximizing a healthy ecosystem. Organic methods are used along with creating drainage swails, using sunlight and ensuring the soil is healthy.

Bio: Lisa Koenen, Benicia Education Foundation’s President

Lisa Koenen, president of the Benicia Education Foundation, discusses her work as owner at Full Circle Travel, the 9th annual BEF 5 and 10K Run for Education and her passion for animal rescue and traveling the globe.

Bees Are Buzzing In Benicia Backyards

Shortly after the ban was lifted and beekeeping became legal in Benicia, many residents have become beekeepers. The reasons are myriad: for honey production, wax for candle making or just helping the planet in the wake of massive bee colony collapse.

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.

Interview: Benicia Makerspace Founder Nicci Nunes