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Musings on Baby Boomer Culture

Musings on Baby Boomer Culture

Christina Strawbridge’s perceptions on being part of the Me generation, grappling with retirement and keeping a positive attitude.

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The Solano & Napa County 2017 Live Music Scene Brightens Up Winter

The Solano & Napa County 2017 Live Music Scene Brightens Up Winter

From folk to tribute bands and blues to symphony, there’s a huge diversity of music in Solano and Napa Counties to chase away winter doldrums.

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An exhibit of Nikki Basch-Davis paintings opens at Gallery 621

An exhibit of Nikki Basch-Davis paintings opens at Gallery 621

Benicia artist Nikki Basch-Davis is featured at Gallery 621 in February 2017, for her paintings in the upcoming show “Connections.” A skilled artist and teacher, Basch-Davis’ paintings have been shown in many exhibits throughout the years.

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Benicia Home Prices Expected to Increase Modestly in 2017

Benicia Home Prices Expected to Increase Modestly in 2017

2015 and 2016 saw rapid increases in Benicia real estate, pushing the average sales price to $622,767 in 2016. With interest rates expected to rise in 2017, Benicia prices should continue to increase at a modest rate.

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Five Fantastic Fermented Foods & Drinks to Try

Five Fantastic Fermented Foods & Drinks to Try

Consuming fermented foods and drinks to optimize health have seen a huge resurgence in the US, with the rise of cottage food industries, integrative nutrition and DIY food preparation.

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Feng Shui your way to a positive 2017

Feng Shui your way to a positive 2017

Using the principals of Feng Shui, invite fresh energy into your life and spaces. Although some say it is pseudoscience, many practical tips, including decluttering, can be utilized to feel more positive.

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Historic Painting from Benicia’s Hills Depicts Tranquil Setting Framed by the Carquinez Strait

Historic Painting from Benicia’s Hills Depicts Tranquil Setting Framed by the Carquinez Strait

Benicia, a town of many California “Firsts” includes Peabody Hospital, (the first hospital in the state), depicted in an historic painting by F.A. Buttman along with glorious views of the Carquinez Strait.

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Diners receive discounts at Benicia eateries Jan. 21-28, 2017

Diners receive discounts at Benicia eateries Jan. 21-28, 2017

Restaurants participating during Benicia Restaurant Week will offer diners discounts and other promotions from January 21-28. Put on by Benicia Main Street, Benicia offers a wide and interesting variety of cuisines and dining atmospheres.

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Back pain prompted Marleen Stam-Gibbs to Explore Yoga Therapy

Back pain prompted Marleen Stam-Gibbs to Explore Yoga Therapy

Dutch-born Marleen Stam-Gibbs is a hydrogeologist- (scientist who studies groundwater) by training. Hydrogeology is an important field where she grew up in Amsterdam, as the Dutch are renowned for their innovations in water management. She was working on her Ph.D. when she and her husband decided...

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Happenings

Looking Back

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Musings on Baby Boomer Culture

Musings on Baby Boomer Culture

Christina Strawbridge’s perceptions on being part of the Me generation, grappling with retirement and keeping a positive attitude.

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The Solano & Napa County 2017 Live Music Scene Brightens Up Winter

The Solano & Napa County 2017 Live Music Scene Brightens Up Winter

From folk to tribute bands and blues to symphony, there’s a huge diversity of music in Solano and Napa Counties to chase away winter doldrums.

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An exhibit of Nikki Basch-Davis paintings opens at Gallery 621

An exhibit of Nikki Basch-Davis paintings opens at Gallery 621

Benicia artist Nikki Basch-Davis is featured at Gallery 621 in February 2017, for her paintings in the upcoming show “Connections.” A skilled artist and teacher, Basch-Davis’ paintings have been shown in many exhibits throughout the years.

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Benicia Home Prices Expected to Increase Modestly in 2017

Benicia Home Prices Expected to Increase Modestly in 2017

2015 and 2016 saw rapid increases in Benicia real estate, pushing the average sales price to $622,767 in 2016. With interest rates expected to rise in 2017, Benicia prices should continue to increase at a modest rate.

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Five Fantastic Fermented Foods & Drinks to Try

Five Fantastic Fermented Foods & Drinks to Try

Consuming fermented foods and drinks to optimize health have seen a huge resurgence in the US, with the rise of cottage food industries, integrative nutrition and DIY food preparation.

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Feng Shui your way to a positive 2017

Feng Shui your way to a positive 2017

Using the principals of Feng Shui, invite fresh energy into your life and spaces. Although some say it is pseudoscience, many practical tips, including decluttering, can be utilized to feel more positive.

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Historic Painting from Benicia’s Hills Depicts Tranquil Setting Framed by the Carquinez Strait

Historic Painting from Benicia’s Hills Depicts Tranquil Setting Framed by the Carquinez Strait

Benicia, a town of many California “Firsts” includes Peabody Hospital, (the first hospital in the state), depicted in an historic painting by F.A. Buttman along with glorious views of the Carquinez Strait.

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Diners receive discounts at Benicia eateries Jan. 21-28, 2017

Diners receive discounts at Benicia eateries Jan. 21-28, 2017

Restaurants participating during Benicia Restaurant Week will offer diners discounts and other promotions from January 21-28. Put on by Benicia Main Street, Benicia offers a wide and interesting variety of cuisines and dining atmospheres.

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Back pain prompted Marleen Stam-Gibbs to Explore Yoga Therapy

Back pain prompted Marleen Stam-Gibbs to Explore Yoga Therapy

Dutch-born Marleen Stam-Gibbs is a hydrogeologist- (scientist who studies groundwater) by training. Hydrogeology is an important field where she grew up in Amsterdam, as the Dutch are renowned for their innovations in water management. She was working on her Ph.D. when she and her husband decided...

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Sustainability

Looking Back

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Musings on Baby Boomer Culture

Musings on Baby Boomer Culture

Christina Strawbridge’s perceptions on being part of the Me generation, grappling with retirement and keeping a positive attitude.

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The Solano & Napa County 2017 Live Music Scene Brightens Up Winter

The Solano & Napa County 2017 Live Music Scene Brightens Up Winter

From folk to tribute bands and blues to symphony, there’s a huge diversity of music in Solano and Napa Counties to chase away winter doldrums.

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An exhibit of Nikki Basch-Davis paintings opens at Gallery 621

An exhibit of Nikki Basch-Davis paintings opens at Gallery 621

Benicia artist Nikki Basch-Davis is featured at Gallery 621 in February 2017, for her paintings in the upcoming show “Connections.” A skilled artist and teacher, Basch-Davis’ paintings have been shown in many exhibits throughout the years.

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Benicia Home Prices Expected to Increase Modestly in 2017

Benicia Home Prices Expected to Increase Modestly in 2017

2015 and 2016 saw rapid increases in Benicia real estate, pushing the average sales price to $622,767 in 2016. With interest rates expected to rise in 2017, Benicia prices should continue to increase at a modest rate.

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Five Fantastic Fermented Foods & Drinks to Try

Five Fantastic Fermented Foods & Drinks to Try

Consuming fermented foods and drinks to optimize health have seen a huge resurgence in the US, with the rise of cottage food industries, integrative nutrition and DIY food preparation.

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Feng Shui your way to a positive 2017

Feng Shui your way to a positive 2017

Using the principals of Feng Shui, invite fresh energy into your life and spaces. Although some say it is pseudoscience, many practical tips, including decluttering, can be utilized to feel more positive.

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Historic Painting from Benicia’s Hills Depicts Tranquil Setting Framed by the Carquinez Strait

Historic Painting from Benicia’s Hills Depicts Tranquil Setting Framed by the Carquinez Strait

Benicia, a town of many California “Firsts” includes Peabody Hospital, (the first hospital in the state), depicted in an historic painting by F.A. Buttman along with glorious views of the Carquinez Strait.

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Diners receive discounts at Benicia eateries Jan. 21-28, 2017

Diners receive discounts at Benicia eateries Jan. 21-28, 2017

Restaurants participating during Benicia Restaurant Week will offer diners discounts and other promotions from January 21-28. Put on by Benicia Main Street, Benicia offers a wide and interesting variety of cuisines and dining atmospheres.

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Back pain prompted Marleen Stam-Gibbs to Explore Yoga Therapy

Back pain prompted Marleen Stam-Gibbs to Explore Yoga Therapy

Dutch-born Marleen Stam-Gibbs is a hydrogeologist- (scientist who studies groundwater) by training. Hydrogeology is an important field where she grew up in Amsterdam, as the Dutch are renowned for their innovations in water management. She was working on her Ph.D. when she and her husband decided...

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Bites & Sips

A blog about all things food and drink

Looking Back

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Musings on Baby Boomer Culture

Musings on Baby Boomer Culture

Christina Strawbridge’s perceptions on being part of the Me generation, grappling with retirement and keeping a positive attitude.

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The Solano & Napa County 2017 Live Music Scene Brightens Up Winter

The Solano & Napa County 2017 Live Music Scene Brightens Up Winter

From folk to tribute bands and blues to symphony, there’s a huge diversity of music in Solano and Napa Counties to chase away winter doldrums.

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An exhibit of Nikki Basch-Davis paintings opens at Gallery 621

An exhibit of Nikki Basch-Davis paintings opens at Gallery 621

Benicia artist Nikki Basch-Davis is featured at Gallery 621 in February 2017, for her paintings in the upcoming show “Connections.” A skilled artist and teacher, Basch-Davis’ paintings have been shown in many exhibits throughout the years.

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Benicia Home Prices Expected to Increase Modestly in 2017

Benicia Home Prices Expected to Increase Modestly in 2017

2015 and 2016 saw rapid increases in Benicia real estate, pushing the average sales price to $622,767 in 2016. With interest rates expected to rise in 2017, Benicia prices should continue to increase at a modest rate.

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Five Fantastic Fermented Foods & Drinks to Try

Five Fantastic Fermented Foods & Drinks to Try

Consuming fermented foods and drinks to optimize health have seen a huge resurgence in the US, with the rise of cottage food industries, integrative nutrition and DIY food preparation.

Comments

Feng Shui your way to a positive 2017

Feng Shui your way to a positive 2017

Using the principals of Feng Shui, invite fresh energy into your life and spaces. Although some say it is pseudoscience, many practical tips, including decluttering, can be utilized to feel more positive.

Comments

Historic Painting from Benicia’s Hills Depicts Tranquil Setting Framed by the Carquinez Strait

Historic Painting from Benicia’s Hills Depicts Tranquil Setting Framed by the Carquinez Strait

Benicia, a town of many California “Firsts” includes Peabody Hospital, (the first hospital in the state), depicted in an historic painting by F.A. Buttman along with glorious views of the Carquinez Strait.

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Diners receive discounts at Benicia eateries Jan. 21-28, 2017

Diners receive discounts at Benicia eateries Jan. 21-28, 2017

Restaurants participating during Benicia Restaurant Week will offer diners discounts and other promotions from January 21-28. Put on by Benicia Main Street, Benicia offers a wide and interesting variety of cuisines and dining atmospheres.

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Back pain prompted Marleen Stam-Gibbs to Explore Yoga Therapy

Back pain prompted Marleen Stam-Gibbs to Explore Yoga Therapy

Dutch-born Marleen Stam-Gibbs is a hydrogeologist- (scientist who studies groundwater) by training. Hydrogeology is an important field where she grew up in Amsterdam, as the Dutch are renowned for their innovations in water management. She was working on her Ph.D. when she and her husband decided...

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Travel

Looking Back

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Musings on Baby Boomer Culture

Musings on Baby Boomer Culture

Christina Strawbridge’s perceptions on being part of the Me generation, grappling with retirement and keeping a positive attitude.

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The Solano & Napa County 2017 Live Music Scene Brightens Up Winter

The Solano & Napa County 2017 Live Music Scene Brightens Up Winter

From folk to tribute bands and blues to symphony, there’s a huge diversity of music in Solano and Napa Counties to chase away winter doldrums.

Comments

An exhibit of Nikki Basch-Davis paintings opens at Gallery 621

An exhibit of Nikki Basch-Davis paintings opens at Gallery 621

Benicia artist Nikki Basch-Davis is featured at Gallery 621 in February 2017, for her paintings in the upcoming show “Connections.” A skilled artist and teacher, Basch-Davis’ paintings have been shown in many exhibits throughout the years.

Comments

Benicia Home Prices Expected to Increase Modestly in 2017

Benicia Home Prices Expected to Increase Modestly in 2017

2015 and 2016 saw rapid increases in Benicia real estate, pushing the average sales price to $622,767 in 2016. With interest rates expected to rise in 2017, Benicia prices should continue to increase at a modest rate.

Comments

Five Fantastic Fermented Foods & Drinks to Try

Five Fantastic Fermented Foods & Drinks to Try

Consuming fermented foods and drinks to optimize health have seen a huge resurgence in the US, with the rise of cottage food industries, integrative nutrition and DIY food preparation.

Comments

Feng Shui your way to a positive 2017

Feng Shui your way to a positive 2017

Using the principals of Feng Shui, invite fresh energy into your life and spaces. Although some say it is pseudoscience, many practical tips, including decluttering, can be utilized to feel more positive.

Comments

Historic Painting from Benicia’s Hills Depicts Tranquil Setting Framed by the Carquinez Strait

Historic Painting from Benicia’s Hills Depicts Tranquil Setting Framed by the Carquinez Strait

Benicia, a town of many California “Firsts” includes Peabody Hospital, (the first hospital in the state), depicted in an historic painting by F.A. Buttman along with glorious views of the Carquinez Strait.

Comments

Diners receive discounts at Benicia eateries Jan. 21-28, 2017

Diners receive discounts at Benicia eateries Jan. 21-28, 2017

Restaurants participating during Benicia Restaurant Week will offer diners discounts and other promotions from January 21-28. Put on by Benicia Main Street, Benicia offers a wide and interesting variety of cuisines and dining atmospheres.

Comments

Back pain prompted Marleen Stam-Gibbs to Explore Yoga Therapy

Back pain prompted Marleen Stam-Gibbs to Explore Yoga Therapy

Dutch-born Marleen Stam-Gibbs is a hydrogeologist- (scientist who studies groundwater) by training. Hydrogeology is an important field where she grew up in Amsterdam, as the Dutch are renowned for their innovations in water management. She was working on her Ph.D. when she and her husband decided...

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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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Food, wine, spirits, news, reviews, recipes, tips, coupons & more!

 

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