Making Sense of First Street, Part 3 in a Series

04/24/17

Making Sense of First Street, Part 3 in a Series

  Downtown Benicia: An Ever-Changing Landscape The eclectic style, creativity and sheer variety of businesses that make First Street an ever-changing landscape also make the mile-long shopping corridor somewhat of a mystery. We are taking the guesswork out of which businesses are where and what each block has to offer visitors. Our third in a series of articles detailing downtown Benicia, in this issue we focus on D Street to E Street. In parts 1 and 2 in our March and April issues, we started at the waterfront and highlighted the businesses from A Street to C Streets’ and their gorgeous vistas of the Carquinez strait, with the historic railroad depot anchoring the southern tip of First Street. This area is host to the April-October Certified Farmers Market, which...

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Benicia’s Booth at Sunset Celebration Weekend

04/24/17

Benicia’s Booth at Sunset Celebration Weekend

For many years running, the City of Benicia has participated in Sunset Magazine’s Sunset Celebration Weekend, an event for visitors that targets travelers and tourists exploring cities across the west.

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Benicia’s Post Arsenal Cemetery to Honor Veterans in May

04/24/17

Benicia’s Post Arsenal Cemetery to Honor Veterans in May

Each year, the Benicia Historical Society honors veterans with a popular and poignant ceremony at the Benicia Post Arsenal Cemetery, including music, poems, prayers, color guard and more

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A Passion for Protecting Neglected and Abandoned Animals

04/24/17

A Passion for Protecting Neglected and Abandoned Animals

A long-time advocate for animals, Benicia’s Peggie Hartig has rescued wolves in addition to dogs, and volunteered at local animal shelters, rescue foundations and humane societies.

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Living a Full Life After Retiring from Teaching

04/24/17

Living a Full Life After Retiring from Teaching

Gardening, volunteering, grandkids, music, art various other endeavors keep long-time teacher Elaine Ponziani-Seput busier than ever.

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Gene Doherty, local sustainability activist, is a member of several committees and commissions. His finger is on the pulse of what’s happening locally. This blog will focus on sustainability matters of all types as well as 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 and more.

 

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