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Kick-start some holiday spirit with an ice skating outing

Kick-start some holiday spirit with an ice skating outing

Within an hour of Benicia, at a multitude of ice rinks, seasonal and year-round, offer public skating during the holidays.

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Downtown Benicia comes alive in December, with events throughout the month

Downtown Benicia comes alive in December, with events throughout the month

The annual lighting of the city’s holiday tree is a Benicia tradition not to be missed, even if it’s cold, windy and raining outside. Regardless of the weather, scores of revelers gather at the First Street waterfront to watch as the switch is turned and the large tree twinkles and...

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A delightful holiday event for kids and their teddy bears

A delightful holiday event for kids and their teddy bears

The annual Camellia Tea Room is holding their formal “Teddy Bear Tea” at the Benicia restaurant with three seatings December 3 & 4.

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Retired from the travel industry, Mike has become one of Benicia’s most prolific volunteers.

Retired from the travel industry, Mike has become one of Benicia’s most prolific volunteers.

Benicia’s Mike Caplin wears many volunteer hats with local organizations, so much so that he earned the city’s Volunteer of the Year award.

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A helping hand leads to a famous encounter on a Venice-bound train

A helping hand leads to a famous encounter on a Venice-bound train

The Strawbridges, on a train from Paris’ Gare de Lyon, have a chance encounter with Deborah Lipstadt, whose book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier and subsequent movie, was just released in the U.S. in September 2016.

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Arts Benicia’s December 2016 Exhibit, The Art Of The Toy

Arts Benicia’s December 2016 Exhibit, The Art Of The Toy

Using the toy as art or a vehicle for the imagination, the Arts Benicia December 2016 exhibit promises to be interesting and thought-provoking.

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Benicia Arsenal Painter and Photographer Mark Eanes

Benicia Arsenal Painter and Photographer Mark Eanes

Mark Eanes explores the concept of layering, fueled by his travels, in his expressive mixed media paintings and photography.

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An artist and teacher, Eanes studied, traveled, then studied some more prior choosing art as vocation.

An artist and teacher, Eanes studied, traveled, then studied some more prior choosing art as vocation.

Benicia studio artist and full time art teacher Mark Eanes talks about his path to becoming an artist and teaching art.

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A holiday photograph of Benicia’s College of St. Augustine evokes fond memories

A holiday photograph of Benicia’s College of St. Augustine evokes fond memories

No longer standing, a holiday sentiment on a Christmas card from the College of St. Augustine, bears a poignant reminder still appropriate today.

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Happenings

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Kick-start some holiday spirit with an ice skating outing

Kick-start some holiday spirit with an ice skating outing

Within an hour of Benicia, at a multitude of ice rinks, seasonal and year-round, offer public skating during the holidays.

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Downtown Benicia comes alive in December, with events throughout the month

Downtown Benicia comes alive in December, with events throughout the month

The annual lighting of the city’s holiday tree is a Benicia tradition not to be missed, even if it’s cold, windy and raining outside. Regardless of the weather, scores of revelers gather at the First Street waterfront to watch as the switch is turned and the large tree twinkles and...

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A delightful holiday event for kids and their teddy bears

A delightful holiday event for kids and their teddy bears

The annual Camellia Tea Room is holding their formal “Teddy Bear Tea” at the Benicia restaurant with three seatings December 3 & 4.

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Retired from the travel industry, Mike has become one of Benicia’s most prolific volunteers.

Retired from the travel industry, Mike has become one of Benicia’s most prolific volunteers.

Benicia’s Mike Caplin wears many volunteer hats with local organizations, so much so that he earned the city’s Volunteer of the Year award.

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A helping hand leads to a famous encounter on a Venice-bound train

A helping hand leads to a famous encounter on a Venice-bound train

The Strawbridges, on a train from Paris’ Gare de Lyon, have a chance encounter with Deborah Lipstadt, whose book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier and subsequent movie, was just released in the U.S. in September 2016.

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Arts Benicia’s December 2016 Exhibit, The Art Of The Toy

Arts Benicia’s December 2016 Exhibit, The Art Of The Toy

Using the toy as art or a vehicle for the imagination, the Arts Benicia December 2016 exhibit promises to be interesting and thought-provoking.

Comments

Benicia Arsenal Painter and Photographer Mark Eanes

Benicia Arsenal Painter and Photographer Mark Eanes

Mark Eanes explores the concept of layering, fueled by his travels, in his expressive mixed media paintings and photography.

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An artist and teacher, Eanes studied, traveled, then studied some more prior choosing art as vocation.

An artist and teacher, Eanes studied, traveled, then studied some more prior choosing art as vocation.

Benicia studio artist and full time art teacher Mark Eanes talks about his path to becoming an artist and teaching art.

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A holiday photograph of Benicia’s College of St. Augustine evokes fond memories

A holiday photograph of Benicia’s College of St. Augustine evokes fond memories

No longer standing, a holiday sentiment on a Christmas card from the College of St. Augustine, bears a poignant reminder still appropriate today.

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Sustainability

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Kick-start some holiday spirit with an ice skating outing

Kick-start some holiday spirit with an ice skating outing

Within an hour of Benicia, at a multitude of ice rinks, seasonal and year-round, offer public skating during the holidays.

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Downtown Benicia comes alive in December, with events throughout the month

Downtown Benicia comes alive in December, with events throughout the month

The annual lighting of the city’s holiday tree is a Benicia tradition not to be missed, even if it’s cold, windy and raining outside. Regardless of the weather, scores of revelers gather at the First Street waterfront to watch as the switch is turned and the large tree twinkles and...

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A delightful holiday event for kids and their teddy bears

A delightful holiday event for kids and their teddy bears

The annual Camellia Tea Room is holding their formal “Teddy Bear Tea” at the Benicia restaurant with three seatings December 3 & 4.

Comments

Retired from the travel industry, Mike has become one of Benicia’s most prolific volunteers.

Retired from the travel industry, Mike has become one of Benicia’s most prolific volunteers.

Benicia’s Mike Caplin wears many volunteer hats with local organizations, so much so that he earned the city’s Volunteer of the Year award.

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A helping hand leads to a famous encounter on a Venice-bound train

A helping hand leads to a famous encounter on a Venice-bound train

The Strawbridges, on a train from Paris’ Gare de Lyon, have a chance encounter with Deborah Lipstadt, whose book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier and subsequent movie, was just released in the U.S. in September 2016.

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Arts Benicia’s December 2016 Exhibit, The Art Of The Toy

Arts Benicia’s December 2016 Exhibit, The Art Of The Toy

Using the toy as art or a vehicle for the imagination, the Arts Benicia December 2016 exhibit promises to be interesting and thought-provoking.

Comments

Benicia Arsenal Painter and Photographer Mark Eanes

Benicia Arsenal Painter and Photographer Mark Eanes

Mark Eanes explores the concept of layering, fueled by his travels, in his expressive mixed media paintings and photography.

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An artist and teacher, Eanes studied, traveled, then studied some more prior choosing art as vocation.

An artist and teacher, Eanes studied, traveled, then studied some more prior choosing art as vocation.

Benicia studio artist and full time art teacher Mark Eanes talks about his path to becoming an artist and teaching art.

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A holiday photograph of Benicia’s College of St. Augustine evokes fond memories

A holiday photograph of Benicia’s College of St. Augustine evokes fond memories

No longer standing, a holiday sentiment on a Christmas card from the College of St. Augustine, bears a poignant reminder still appropriate today.

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Bites & Sips

A blog about all things food and drink

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Kick-start some holiday spirit with an ice skating outing

Kick-start some holiday spirit with an ice skating outing

Within an hour of Benicia, at a multitude of ice rinks, seasonal and year-round, offer public skating during the holidays.

Comments

Downtown Benicia comes alive in December, with events throughout the month

Downtown Benicia comes alive in December, with events throughout the month

The annual lighting of the city’s holiday tree is a Benicia tradition not to be missed, even if it’s cold, windy and raining outside. Regardless of the weather, scores of revelers gather at the First Street waterfront to watch as the switch is turned and the large tree twinkles and...

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A delightful holiday event for kids and their teddy bears

A delightful holiday event for kids and their teddy bears

The annual Camellia Tea Room is holding their formal “Teddy Bear Tea” at the Benicia restaurant with three seatings December 3 & 4.

Comments

Retired from the travel industry, Mike has become one of Benicia’s most prolific volunteers.

Retired from the travel industry, Mike has become one of Benicia’s most prolific volunteers.

Benicia’s Mike Caplin wears many volunteer hats with local organizations, so much so that he earned the city’s Volunteer of the Year award.

Comments

A helping hand leads to a famous encounter on a Venice-bound train

A helping hand leads to a famous encounter on a Venice-bound train

The Strawbridges, on a train from Paris’ Gare de Lyon, have a chance encounter with Deborah Lipstadt, whose book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier and subsequent movie, was just released in the U.S. in September 2016.

Comments

Arts Benicia’s December 2016 Exhibit, The Art Of The Toy

Arts Benicia’s December 2016 Exhibit, The Art Of The Toy

Using the toy as art or a vehicle for the imagination, the Arts Benicia December 2016 exhibit promises to be interesting and thought-provoking.

Comments

Benicia Arsenal Painter and Photographer Mark Eanes

Benicia Arsenal Painter and Photographer Mark Eanes

Mark Eanes explores the concept of layering, fueled by his travels, in his expressive mixed media paintings and photography.

Comments

An artist and teacher, Eanes studied, traveled, then studied some more prior choosing art as vocation.

An artist and teacher, Eanes studied, traveled, then studied some more prior choosing art as vocation.

Benicia studio artist and full time art teacher Mark Eanes talks about his path to becoming an artist and teaching art.

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A holiday photograph of Benicia’s College of St. Augustine evokes fond memories

A holiday photograph of Benicia’s College of St. Augustine evokes fond memories

No longer standing, a holiday sentiment on a Christmas card from the College of St. Augustine, bears a poignant reminder still appropriate today.

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Travel

Looking Back

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Kick-start some holiday spirit with an ice skating outing

Kick-start some holiday spirit with an ice skating outing

Within an hour of Benicia, at a multitude of ice rinks, seasonal and year-round, offer public skating during the holidays.

Comments

Downtown Benicia comes alive in December, with events throughout the month

Downtown Benicia comes alive in December, with events throughout the month

The annual lighting of the city’s holiday tree is a Benicia tradition not to be missed, even if it’s cold, windy and raining outside. Regardless of the weather, scores of revelers gather at the First Street waterfront to watch as the switch is turned and the large tree twinkles and...

Comments

A delightful holiday event for kids and their teddy bears

A delightful holiday event for kids and their teddy bears

The annual Camellia Tea Room is holding their formal “Teddy Bear Tea” at the Benicia restaurant with three seatings December 3 & 4.

Comments

Retired from the travel industry, Mike has become one of Benicia’s most prolific volunteers.

Retired from the travel industry, Mike has become one of Benicia’s most prolific volunteers.

Benicia’s Mike Caplin wears many volunteer hats with local organizations, so much so that he earned the city’s Volunteer of the Year award.

Comments

A helping hand leads to a famous encounter on a Venice-bound train

A helping hand leads to a famous encounter on a Venice-bound train

The Strawbridges, on a train from Paris’ Gare de Lyon, have a chance encounter with Deborah Lipstadt, whose book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier and subsequent movie, was just released in the U.S. in September 2016.

Comments

Arts Benicia’s December 2016 Exhibit, The Art Of The Toy

Arts Benicia’s December 2016 Exhibit, The Art Of The Toy

Using the toy as art or a vehicle for the imagination, the Arts Benicia December 2016 exhibit promises to be interesting and thought-provoking.

Comments

Benicia Arsenal Painter and Photographer Mark Eanes

Benicia Arsenal Painter and Photographer Mark Eanes

Mark Eanes explores the concept of layering, fueled by his travels, in his expressive mixed media paintings and photography.

Comments

An artist and teacher, Eanes studied, traveled, then studied some more prior choosing art as vocation.

An artist and teacher, Eanes studied, traveled, then studied some more prior choosing art as vocation.

Benicia studio artist and full time art teacher Mark Eanes talks about his path to becoming an artist and teaching art.

Comments

A holiday photograph of Benicia’s College of St. Augustine evokes fond memories

A holiday photograph of Benicia’s College of St. Augustine evokes fond memories

No longer standing, a holiday sentiment on a Christmas card from the College of St. Augustine, bears a poignant reminder still appropriate today.

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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.

   

Bites & Sips

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

 

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