January 2018

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In This Issue

Workshops to Lift Your Life

Professional life coaches, writers and healers conduct a weekend of workshops targeted at living a life full of joy, wisdom, meaning and confidence.

Taking Good Care of our “Bodies of Water”

Water, internal and external, the source of all life, must be protected as a living entity with which we have a reciprocal relationship.

Three small and interesting businesses

Three interesting and unique Benicia businesses specialize in customer needs: A specialty gourmet food market, home-helper services, and life coaching.

Warming up Winter with Hearty Cuisine

Chefs from three Benicia restaurants offer up warming food for cold winter evenings.

Local Live Music In and Around Benicia

Music you love at local venues continues in January. Check out your favorite bands at First Street Café, Vallejo’s Empress Theatre and the Uptown Theatre in Napa.

Explore The Best Of The Bay, Leaving The Car At Home

Increasing public transit options, including bus, ferry or trains, offer Benicia residents myriad ways to get around the Bay Area, leaving the car at home.

Paintings by Benicia Artist Susan Street January 2-31

In her upcoming show at the Benicia Plein Air Gallery, Susan Street's art exhibit, Glorious New Mexico, captures on canvas her impressions of Cochiti Lake.

December’s Annual Meteor Show

In mid-December, Benicia photographer Lisa Duncan was at Abbotts Lagoon, Point Reyes trailhead, to capture photos of the Geminid Meteor Shower.

Great Food, Beaches and an Air of Romance

A trip to sunny Cabo San Lucas provides a short but romantic getaway (sans poodle) for travelers Christina and Scott Strawbridge.

Passing the Torch to the Younger Generation

As baby boomers retire, Benicians are selling their businesses to younger buyers to continue their long-time legacy of service. Allan Lemone is one example, selling the cabinet and countertop business to a local construction worker.

The Art of Reinvention

After a hip injury ended her long-time dancing career, Laurie Key has navigated major life changes, leading to reinvention and new passions along the way.