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Swimming For Exercise And Recreation

Swimming For Exercise And Recreation

Swimming has a long history of health and recreational benefits including water safety, impact on joints and bones and more. There are several public pools near Benicia.

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Benicia Relay for Life 2016 at Benicia Middle School

Benicia Relay for Life 2016 at Benicia Middle School

This year’s theme for the annual Benicia Relay for Life is “Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back.” A number of events are planned including the relay walk, luminaria ceremony and the new Bark for Life.

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Three Big Events For Foodies, Antiques Lovers & Film Buffs

Three Big Events For Foodies, Antiques Lovers & Film Buffs

August and early September bring big annual events drawing huge crowds to downtown Benicia; the annual Peddler’s Fair, an antiques and collectibles street fair that draws upwards of 20,000 each year, the annual Taste of First Street, where local restaurant provide nibbles paired with wine, and the Benicia Film Festival, where 38 short films are shown along with social events.

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Backwards Glance Historic Photo Shows Benicia Baseball Alive And Well In 1906

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.

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The End Of An Era As Smyers Glass Studio Closes

The End Of An Era As Smyers Glass Studio Closes

Smyers Glass Studio will be closing in September 2016, after 45 years in business. Nourot Glass Studios, sharing ownership of the building that houses both glass studios, will be moving to a new location. Lindsay Art Glass still has its glass blowing studio in its long-time location in downtown Benicia.

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Telling Benicia’s Story Through Its Iconic Buildings

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.

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Order + Chaos Exhibit Opens This Month At Arts Benicia Gallery

Order + Chaos Exhibit Opens This Month At Arts Benicia Gallery

An eclectic art exhibit at the Arts Benicia Gallery is entitled Order + Chaos, where 20 artists will be exhibiting their work, chosen by juror Catherine Clark. The exhibit runs Aug. 6-Sept. 11.

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Bio: Ric Small Mentors Benicia Kids And Builds Wells In Uganda

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.

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Artists From Around The Bay Participate In Plein Air Paint-off Event

Artists From Around The Bay Participate In Plein Air Paint-off Event

The public is invited to watch 40 plein air painters in action and stroll downtown at a new event sponsored by Benicia’s plein air painters. Held August 27, painters from San Francisco, Oakland and other Bay Area cities are coming to Benicia to paint Benicia’s scenic beauty. Prize-winning paintings will be awarded cash prizes handed out by Mayor Elizabeth Patterson.

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Happenings

Looking Back

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Swimming For Exercise And Recreation

Swimming For Exercise And Recreation

Swimming has a long history of health and recreational benefits including water safety, impact on joints and bones and more. There are several public pools near Benicia.

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Benicia Relay for Life 2016 at Benicia Middle School

Benicia Relay for Life 2016 at Benicia Middle School

This year’s theme for the annual Benicia Relay for Life is “Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back.” A number of events are planned including the relay walk, luminaria ceremony and the new Bark for Life.

Comments

Three Big Events For Foodies, Antiques Lovers & Film Buffs

Three Big Events For Foodies, Antiques Lovers & Film Buffs

August and early September bring big annual events drawing huge crowds to downtown Benicia; the annual Peddler’s Fair, an antiques and collectibles street fair that draws upwards of 20,000 each year, the annual Taste of First Street, where local restaurant provide nibbles paired with wine, and the Benicia Film Festival, where 38 short films are shown along with social events.

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Backwards Glance Historic Photo Shows Benicia Baseball Alive And Well In 1906

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.

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The End Of An Era As Smyers Glass Studio Closes

The End Of An Era As Smyers Glass Studio Closes

Smyers Glass Studio will be closing in September 2016, after 45 years in business. Nourot Glass Studios, sharing ownership of the building that houses both glass studios, will be moving to a new location. Lindsay Art Glass still has its glass blowing studio in its long-time location in downtown Benicia.

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Telling Benicia’s Story Through Its Iconic Buildings

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.

Comments: 1

Order + Chaos Exhibit Opens This Month At Arts Benicia Gallery

Order + Chaos Exhibit Opens This Month At Arts Benicia Gallery

An eclectic art exhibit at the Arts Benicia Gallery is entitled Order + Chaos, where 20 artists will be exhibiting their work, chosen by juror Catherine Clark. The exhibit runs Aug. 6-Sept. 11.

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Bio: Ric Small Mentors Benicia Kids And Builds Wells In Uganda

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.

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Artists From Around The Bay Participate In Plein Air Paint-off Event

Artists From Around The Bay Participate In Plein Air Paint-off Event

The public is invited to watch 40 plein air painters in action and stroll downtown at a new event sponsored by Benicia’s plein air painters. Held August 27, painters from San Francisco, Oakland and other Bay Area cities are coming to Benicia to paint Benicia’s scenic beauty. Prize-winning paintings will be awarded cash prizes handed out by Mayor Elizabeth Patterson.

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Sustainability

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Swimming For Exercise And Recreation

Swimming For Exercise And Recreation

Swimming has a long history of health and recreational benefits including water safety, impact on joints and bones and more. There are several public pools near Benicia.

Comments

Benicia Relay for Life 2016 at Benicia Middle School

Benicia Relay for Life 2016 at Benicia Middle School

This year’s theme for the annual Benicia Relay for Life is “Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back.” A number of events are planned including the relay walk, luminaria ceremony and the new Bark for Life.

Comments

Three Big Events For Foodies, Antiques Lovers & Film Buffs

Three Big Events For Foodies, Antiques Lovers & Film Buffs

August and early September bring big annual events drawing huge crowds to downtown Benicia; the annual Peddler’s Fair, an antiques and collectibles street fair that draws upwards of 20,000 each year, the annual Taste of First Street, where local restaurant provide nibbles paired with wine, and the Benicia Film Festival, where 38 short films are shown along with social events.

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Backwards Glance Historic Photo Shows Benicia Baseball Alive And Well In 1906

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.

Comments

The End Of An Era As Smyers Glass Studio Closes

The End Of An Era As Smyers Glass Studio Closes

Smyers Glass Studio will be closing in September 2016, after 45 years in business. Nourot Glass Studios, sharing ownership of the building that houses both glass studios, will be moving to a new location. Lindsay Art Glass still has its glass blowing studio in its long-time location in downtown Benicia.

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Telling Benicia’s Story Through Its Iconic Buildings

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.

Comments: 1

Order + Chaos Exhibit Opens This Month At Arts Benicia Gallery

Order + Chaos Exhibit Opens This Month At Arts Benicia Gallery

An eclectic art exhibit at the Arts Benicia Gallery is entitled Order + Chaos, where 20 artists will be exhibiting their work, chosen by juror Catherine Clark. The exhibit runs Aug. 6-Sept. 11.

Comments

Bio: Ric Small Mentors Benicia Kids And Builds Wells In Uganda

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.

Comments

Artists From Around The Bay Participate In Plein Air Paint-off Event

Artists From Around The Bay Participate In Plein Air Paint-off Event

The public is invited to watch 40 plein air painters in action and stroll downtown at a new event sponsored by Benicia’s plein air painters. Held August 27, painters from San Francisco, Oakland and other Bay Area cities are coming to Benicia to paint Benicia’s scenic beauty. Prize-winning paintings will be awarded cash prizes handed out by Mayor Elizabeth Patterson.

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A blog about all things food and drink

Looking Back

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Swimming For Exercise And Recreation

Swimming For Exercise And Recreation

Swimming has a long history of health and recreational benefits including water safety, impact on joints and bones and more. There are several public pools near Benicia.

Comments

Benicia Relay for Life 2016 at Benicia Middle School

Benicia Relay for Life 2016 at Benicia Middle School

This year’s theme for the annual Benicia Relay for Life is “Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back.” A number of events are planned including the relay walk, luminaria ceremony and the new Bark for Life.

Comments

Three Big Events For Foodies, Antiques Lovers & Film Buffs

Three Big Events For Foodies, Antiques Lovers & Film Buffs

August and early September bring big annual events drawing huge crowds to downtown Benicia; the annual Peddler’s Fair, an antiques and collectibles street fair that draws upwards of 20,000 each year, the annual Taste of First Street, where local restaurant provide nibbles paired with wine, and the Benicia Film Festival, where 38 short films are shown along with social events.

Comments

Backwards Glance Historic Photo Shows Benicia Baseball Alive And Well In 1906

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.

Comments

The End Of An Era As Smyers Glass Studio Closes

The End Of An Era As Smyers Glass Studio Closes

Smyers Glass Studio will be closing in September 2016, after 45 years in business. Nourot Glass Studios, sharing ownership of the building that houses both glass studios, will be moving to a new location. Lindsay Art Glass still has its glass blowing studio in its long-time location in downtown Benicia.

Comments

Telling Benicia’s Story Through Its Iconic Buildings

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.

Comments: 1

Order + Chaos Exhibit Opens This Month At Arts Benicia Gallery

Order + Chaos Exhibit Opens This Month At Arts Benicia Gallery

An eclectic art exhibit at the Arts Benicia Gallery is entitled Order + Chaos, where 20 artists will be exhibiting their work, chosen by juror Catherine Clark. The exhibit runs Aug. 6-Sept. 11.

Comments

Bio: Ric Small Mentors Benicia Kids And Builds Wells In Uganda

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.

Comments

Artists From Around The Bay Participate In Plein Air Paint-off Event

Artists From Around The Bay Participate In Plein Air Paint-off Event

The public is invited to watch 40 plein air painters in action and stroll downtown at a new event sponsored by Benicia’s plein air painters. Held August 27, painters from San Francisco, Oakland and other Bay Area cities are coming to Benicia to paint Benicia’s scenic beauty. Prize-winning paintings will be awarded cash prizes handed out by Mayor Elizabeth Patterson.

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Looking Back

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Swimming For Exercise And Recreation

Swimming For Exercise And Recreation

Swimming has a long history of health and recreational benefits including water safety, impact on joints and bones and more. There are several public pools near Benicia.

Comments

Benicia Relay for Life 2016 at Benicia Middle School

Benicia Relay for Life 2016 at Benicia Middle School

This year’s theme for the annual Benicia Relay for Life is “Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back.” A number of events are planned including the relay walk, luminaria ceremony and the new Bark for Life.

Comments

Three Big Events For Foodies, Antiques Lovers & Film Buffs

Three Big Events For Foodies, Antiques Lovers & Film Buffs

August and early September bring big annual events drawing huge crowds to downtown Benicia; the annual Peddler’s Fair, an antiques and collectibles street fair that draws upwards of 20,000 each year, the annual Taste of First Street, where local restaurant provide nibbles paired with wine, and the Benicia Film Festival, where 38 short films are shown along with social events.

Comments

Backwards Glance Historic Photo Shows Benicia Baseball Alive And Well In 1906

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.

Comments

The End Of An Era As Smyers Glass Studio Closes

The End Of An Era As Smyers Glass Studio Closes

Smyers Glass Studio will be closing in September 2016, after 45 years in business. Nourot Glass Studios, sharing ownership of the building that houses both glass studios, will be moving to a new location. Lindsay Art Glass still has its glass blowing studio in its long-time location in downtown Benicia.

Comments

Telling Benicia’s Story Through Its Iconic Buildings

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.

Comments: 1

Order + Chaos Exhibit Opens This Month At Arts Benicia Gallery

Order + Chaos Exhibit Opens This Month At Arts Benicia Gallery

An eclectic art exhibit at the Arts Benicia Gallery is entitled Order + Chaos, where 20 artists will be exhibiting their work, chosen by juror Catherine Clark. The exhibit runs Aug. 6-Sept. 11.

Comments

Bio: Ric Small Mentors Benicia Kids And Builds Wells In Uganda

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.

Comments

Artists From Around The Bay Participate In Plein Air Paint-off Event

Artists From Around The Bay Participate In Plein Air Paint-off Event

The public is invited to watch 40 plein air painters in action and stroll downtown at a new event sponsored by Benicia’s plein air painters. Held August 27, painters from San Francisco, Oakland and other Bay Area cities are coming to Benicia to paint Benicia’s scenic beauty. Prize-winning paintings will be awarded cash prizes handed out by Mayor Elizabeth Patterson.

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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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