Swimming For Exercise And Recreation

07/26/16

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

07/26/16

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

07/26/16

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

07/26/16

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

07/26/16

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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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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