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Creating Sustainable Ecosystems In Benicia With Backyard Food Forests

Creating Sustainable Ecosystems In Benicia With Backyard Food Forests

The Benicia Community Gardens, run by volunteers, expands their reach beyond the two community garden borders into helping families create their own food forests in their backyards. The aim is to teach residents how to create sustainable ecosystems while growing their own food.

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New Center Opens For Teens

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.

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Interview: Benicia Makerspace Founder Nicci Nunes

Interview: Benicia Makerspace Founder Nicci Nunes

In 2012, educator Nicci Nunes had a big idea: open a space in Benicia where people could tinker with technology, 3-D printers and other cool stuff. A place where ideas could become reality. She dubbed it Benicia Makerspace, after the growing maker movement.      The Kickstarter...

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Bio: Sensei Rex Reade

Bio: Sensei Rex Reade

Stay at home dad, graphic artist, award-winning musician and Tae Kwon Do & Karate Black Belt, teaches kids to learn not only martial arts, but courtesy and self-control.

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Multi-agency Partnership Garners Success For Benicia State Parks

Multi-agency Partnership Garners Success For Benicia State Parks

Just a few years ago, 70 of the 280 California State Parks were slated to close due to California's budget deficit. Both the Benicia State Recreational Area (BSRA) and the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park, which includes the Fisher-Hanlon House and gardens (comprising the only two State...

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Growing An Orchard In Your Own Backyard

Growing An Orchard In Your Own Backyard

Growing your own backyard orchard is easier and more enjoyable than ever in Benicia. Options are plentiful with an ideal growing climate and a wide selection of heirloom and novel varieties available, including interspecific fruits such as apriums and nectaplums.

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Benicia’s Social Media Presence & Online Resources

Benicia’s Social Media Presence & Online Resources

Benicia California has many online resources for users, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Meetup.com, Google + and Nextdoor. These resources have thousands of #hashtag yields.

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Backwards Glance: Antique Stitchery Extols Washington’s Values

Backwards Glance: Antique Stitchery Extols Washington’s Values

A 1932 handkerchief, with a decorative narrative on the border commemorating George Washington, rendered in cross-stitch with a phrase by Henry Lee (father of general Robert E. Lee), is housed in the archives of the Benicia Historical Museum.

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Craft Beer & Mare Island’s Legacy On Tap In Vallejo

Craft Beer & Mare Island’s Legacy On Tap In Vallejo

Mare Island Brewing Co., now 18 months strong with craft brews in the Vallejo Ferry building, creates a strong sense of history in addition to great craft beers with names that harken back to early shipbuilding days.

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Creating Sustainable Ecosystems In Benicia With Backyard Food Forests

Creating Sustainable Ecosystems In Benicia With Backyard Food Forests

The Benicia Community Gardens, run by volunteers, expands their reach beyond the two community garden borders into helping families create their own food forests in their backyards. The aim is to teach residents how to create sustainable ecosystems while growing their own food.

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New Center Opens For Teens

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.

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Interview: Benicia Makerspace Founder Nicci Nunes

Interview: Benicia Makerspace Founder Nicci Nunes

In 2012, educator Nicci Nunes had a big idea: open a space in Benicia where people could tinker with technology, 3-D printers and other cool stuff. A place where ideas could become reality. She dubbed it Benicia Makerspace, after the growing maker movement.      The Kickstarter...

Comments: 1

Bio: Sensei Rex Reade

Bio: Sensei Rex Reade

Stay at home dad, graphic artist, award-winning musician and Tae Kwon Do & Karate Black Belt, teaches kids to learn not only martial arts, but courtesy and self-control.

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Multi-agency Partnership Garners Success For Benicia State Parks

Multi-agency Partnership Garners Success For Benicia State Parks

Just a few years ago, 70 of the 280 California State Parks were slated to close due to California's budget deficit. Both the Benicia State Recreational Area (BSRA) and the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park, which includes the Fisher-Hanlon House and gardens (comprising the only two State...

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Growing An Orchard In Your Own Backyard

Growing An Orchard In Your Own Backyard

Growing your own backyard orchard is easier and more enjoyable than ever in Benicia. Options are plentiful with an ideal growing climate and a wide selection of heirloom and novel varieties available, including interspecific fruits such as apriums and nectaplums.

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Benicia’s Social Media Presence & Online Resources

Benicia’s Social Media Presence & Online Resources

Benicia California has many online resources for users, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Meetup.com, Google + and Nextdoor. These resources have thousands of #hashtag yields.

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Backwards Glance: Antique Stitchery Extols Washington’s Values

Backwards Glance: Antique Stitchery Extols Washington’s Values

A 1932 handkerchief, with a decorative narrative on the border commemorating George Washington, rendered in cross-stitch with a phrase by Henry Lee (father of general Robert E. Lee), is housed in the archives of the Benicia Historical Museum.

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Craft Beer & Mare Island’s Legacy On Tap In Vallejo

Craft Beer & Mare Island’s Legacy On Tap In Vallejo

Mare Island Brewing Co., now 18 months strong with craft brews in the Vallejo Ferry building, creates a strong sense of history in addition to great craft beers with names that harken back to early shipbuilding days.

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Sustainability

Looking Back

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Creating Sustainable Ecosystems In Benicia With Backyard Food Forests

Creating Sustainable Ecosystems In Benicia With Backyard Food Forests

The Benicia Community Gardens, run by volunteers, expands their reach beyond the two community garden borders into helping families create their own food forests in their backyards. The aim is to teach residents how to create sustainable ecosystems while growing their own food.

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New Center Opens For Teens

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.

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Interview: Benicia Makerspace Founder Nicci Nunes

Interview: Benicia Makerspace Founder Nicci Nunes

In 2012, educator Nicci Nunes had a big idea: open a space in Benicia where people could tinker with technology, 3-D printers and other cool stuff. A place where ideas could become reality. She dubbed it Benicia Makerspace, after the growing maker movement.      The Kickstarter...

Comments: 1

Bio: Sensei Rex Reade

Bio: Sensei Rex Reade

Stay at home dad, graphic artist, award-winning musician and Tae Kwon Do & Karate Black Belt, teaches kids to learn not only martial arts, but courtesy and self-control.

Comments

Multi-agency Partnership Garners Success For Benicia State Parks

Multi-agency Partnership Garners Success For Benicia State Parks

Just a few years ago, 70 of the 280 California State Parks were slated to close due to California's budget deficit. Both the Benicia State Recreational Area (BSRA) and the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park, which includes the Fisher-Hanlon House and gardens (comprising the only two State...

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Growing An Orchard In Your Own Backyard

Growing An Orchard In Your Own Backyard

Growing your own backyard orchard is easier and more enjoyable than ever in Benicia. Options are plentiful with an ideal growing climate and a wide selection of heirloom and novel varieties available, including interspecific fruits such as apriums and nectaplums.

Comments

Benicia’s Social Media Presence & Online Resources

Benicia’s Social Media Presence & Online Resources

Benicia California has many online resources for users, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Meetup.com, Google + and Nextdoor. These resources have thousands of #hashtag yields.

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Backwards Glance: Antique Stitchery Extols Washington’s Values

Backwards Glance: Antique Stitchery Extols Washington’s Values

A 1932 handkerchief, with a decorative narrative on the border commemorating George Washington, rendered in cross-stitch with a phrase by Henry Lee (father of general Robert E. Lee), is housed in the archives of the Benicia Historical Museum.

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Craft Beer & Mare Island’s Legacy On Tap In Vallejo

Craft Beer & Mare Island’s Legacy On Tap In Vallejo

Mare Island Brewing Co., now 18 months strong with craft brews in the Vallejo Ferry building, creates a strong sense of history in addition to great craft beers with names that harken back to early shipbuilding days.

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Creating Sustainable Ecosystems In Benicia With Backyard Food Forests

Creating Sustainable Ecosystems In Benicia With Backyard Food Forests

The Benicia Community Gardens, run by volunteers, expands their reach beyond the two community garden borders into helping families create their own food forests in their backyards. The aim is to teach residents how to create sustainable ecosystems while growing their own food.

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New Center Opens For Teens

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.

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Interview: Benicia Makerspace Founder Nicci Nunes

Interview: Benicia Makerspace Founder Nicci Nunes

In 2012, educator Nicci Nunes had a big idea: open a space in Benicia where people could tinker with technology, 3-D printers and other cool stuff. A place where ideas could become reality. She dubbed it Benicia Makerspace, after the growing maker movement.      The Kickstarter...

Comments: 1

Bio: Sensei Rex Reade

Bio: Sensei Rex Reade

Stay at home dad, graphic artist, award-winning musician and Tae Kwon Do & Karate Black Belt, teaches kids to learn not only martial arts, but courtesy and self-control.

Comments

Multi-agency Partnership Garners Success For Benicia State Parks

Multi-agency Partnership Garners Success For Benicia State Parks

Just a few years ago, 70 of the 280 California State Parks were slated to close due to California's budget deficit. Both the Benicia State Recreational Area (BSRA) and the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park, which includes the Fisher-Hanlon House and gardens (comprising the only two State...

Comments

Growing An Orchard In Your Own Backyard

Growing An Orchard In Your Own Backyard

Growing your own backyard orchard is easier and more enjoyable than ever in Benicia. Options are plentiful with an ideal growing climate and a wide selection of heirloom and novel varieties available, including interspecific fruits such as apriums and nectaplums.

Comments

Benicia’s Social Media Presence & Online Resources

Benicia’s Social Media Presence & Online Resources

Benicia California has many online resources for users, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Meetup.com, Google + and Nextdoor. These resources have thousands of #hashtag yields.

Comments

Backwards Glance: Antique Stitchery Extols Washington’s Values

Backwards Glance: Antique Stitchery Extols Washington’s Values

A 1932 handkerchief, with a decorative narrative on the border commemorating George Washington, rendered in cross-stitch with a phrase by Henry Lee (father of general Robert E. Lee), is housed in the archives of the Benicia Historical Museum.

Comments

Craft Beer & Mare Island’s Legacy On Tap In Vallejo

Craft Beer & Mare Island’s Legacy On Tap In Vallejo

Mare Island Brewing Co., now 18 months strong with craft brews in the Vallejo Ferry building, creates a strong sense of history in addition to great craft beers with names that harken back to early shipbuilding days.

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Creating Sustainable Ecosystems In Benicia With Backyard Food Forests

Creating Sustainable Ecosystems In Benicia With Backyard Food Forests

The Benicia Community Gardens, run by volunteers, expands their reach beyond the two community garden borders into helping families create their own food forests in their backyards. The aim is to teach residents how to create sustainable ecosystems while growing their own food.

Comments

New Center Opens For Teens

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.

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Interview: Benicia Makerspace Founder Nicci Nunes

Interview: Benicia Makerspace Founder Nicci Nunes

In 2012, educator Nicci Nunes had a big idea: open a space in Benicia where people could tinker with technology, 3-D printers and other cool stuff. A place where ideas could become reality. She dubbed it Benicia Makerspace, after the growing maker movement.      The Kickstarter...

Comments: 1

Bio: Sensei Rex Reade

Bio: Sensei Rex Reade

Stay at home dad, graphic artist, award-winning musician and Tae Kwon Do & Karate Black Belt, teaches kids to learn not only martial arts, but courtesy and self-control.

Comments

Multi-agency Partnership Garners Success For Benicia State Parks

Multi-agency Partnership Garners Success For Benicia State Parks

Just a few years ago, 70 of the 280 California State Parks were slated to close due to California's budget deficit. Both the Benicia State Recreational Area (BSRA) and the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park, which includes the Fisher-Hanlon House and gardens (comprising the only two State...

Comments

Growing An Orchard In Your Own Backyard

Growing An Orchard In Your Own Backyard

Growing your own backyard orchard is easier and more enjoyable than ever in Benicia. Options are plentiful with an ideal growing climate and a wide selection of heirloom and novel varieties available, including interspecific fruits such as apriums and nectaplums.

Comments

Benicia’s Social Media Presence & Online Resources

Benicia’s Social Media Presence & Online Resources

Benicia California has many online resources for users, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Meetup.com, Google + and Nextdoor. These resources have thousands of #hashtag yields.

Comments

Backwards Glance: Antique Stitchery Extols Washington’s Values

Backwards Glance: Antique Stitchery Extols Washington’s Values

A 1932 handkerchief, with a decorative narrative on the border commemorating George Washington, rendered in cross-stitch with a phrase by Henry Lee (father of general Robert E. Lee), is housed in the archives of the Benicia Historical Museum.

Comments

Craft Beer & Mare Island’s Legacy On Tap In Vallejo

Craft Beer & Mare Island’s Legacy On Tap In Vallejo

Mare Island Brewing Co., now 18 months strong with craft brews in the Vallejo Ferry building, creates a strong sense of history in addition to great craft beers with names that harken back to early shipbuilding days.

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Style

Benicia has style and this blog is the place to find it! From art to sports; books to home & garden, fashion, food and fun to favorite haunts & jaunts. It’s all about living with style.

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Travel

Day trips, weekend getaways and vacation destinations are the focus of this blog. Food & wine, The Lake Tahoe area and California’s wine country will feature prominently.

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Happenings

Looking for something to do? This blog has it all - events, sports, civic matters, festivals, music, art, history and everything that’s happing in Benicia, as well as events in Solano County and the greater Bay Area.

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Sustainability

This blog will focus on sustainability matters of all types including green living. Watch for tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint, what’s happening at the City level, how private businesses are doing their part, news from Benicia’s Sustainability Commission, Benicia Community Garden updates and more.

   

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