August 2017

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In This Issue

The Individualist Woman’s Style Aesthetic

Spring fashion’s trend reports show that women’s style can be interpreted based on individual experiences, lifestyle and personality and categorized into specific looks.

Benicians are Passionate about Bocce

With two new courts and 588 players on 56 bocce teams make this lively pastime one of the biggest games in town.

A First Street Primer, G Street to H Street

Downtown Benicia’s 700 block is smack in the middle of First Street, including retail stores and restaurants and dominated by the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park.

A Renaissance Man with a World View

Retired educator Tom Young, often found at the Benicia Dog Park or traveling the world, inspired a generation of kids to overcome their fear of science.

Centennial Anniversary for Vallejo Choral Society

This enduring community chorus—with Benicians comprising half its membership—begins rehearsals August 30, 2017, for its centennial season.

August in Benicia: A great month for Antiquing

The blue backdrop of the Carquinez Strait shows off many antiques and vintage stores along Benicia’s First Street, plus a few in Martinez, and the huge annual Peddler’s Fair, perfect for browsing on a summer’s day.

Houston Robertson’s One-woman Show Victory for the Recycled Virgin

When Houston Robertson’s life path took an unexpected turn, she reinvented herself as a solo performer.

BUSD’s Online Registration will Save Parents Time

Benicia Unified’s Superintendent heard and reacted to parent requests to register their students online for the upcoming school year.

August in Benicia: A great month for Antiquing

Benicia’s dramatic waterfront shows off antiques and vintage stores along First Street, plus the huge annual Peddler’s Fair, perfect for browsing on a summer’s day.

Tantalize your Palate at Annual Taste of First Street

Bust out of your restaurant rut by sampling the many small bites offered at Benicia Main Street’s annual Taste of First Street event, which also includes wine.

Scenic Benicia Captured During Plein Air Paint Out

Plein air painters from around the Bay will capture scenic vistas in Benicia at the second annual paint-out event, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017

History, Aesthetics & Usage of Benicia Water Portrayed in Art Exhibit

Benicia’s waterfront location as a port city in the 1800s, the aesthetics of the Carquinez Strait, water usage, the affects of drought, flooding and more are captured through the lens of local artists in Drop by Drop, an upcoming Exhibit.

Getting Better With Age

One of Benicia’s largest events, the 54th annual Peddler’s Fair just keeps getting better with a huge variety of antiques, collectibles, music, food and drink and children’s activities.

Vintage French goods find a home in downtown Benicia

Julie Chiodo’s Bayside Vintage Living is a fun shop offering home, gift and garden items—a treat to the eyes of those who like a laid-back, vintage vibe with French flair.