July 2017

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Benicia Library caters to Teens

The extraordinary Benicia Public Library, the hub of downtown Benicia, offers many special programs to its patrons, including teens, who have their very own “zone.”

A First Street Primer, F Street to G Street

Downtown Benicia’s power block in the mile-long shopping district, from F Street to G Street on First Street is retail dense with 11 boutiques, 7 salons, places to eat and more.

Benicia Main Street Gears Up for Annual Music Festival

Downtown Benicia plays host once again to the annual Waterfront Music Festival with two days of nonstop rock and roll, a vendor village and food and drink, with the dramatic backdrop of the Carquinez Strait.

Benicia—a Craft Beer Tasting Destination

The beer scene in Benicia has evolved to include many spots with great craft brews on tap, including Bruehol Brewing, a microbrewery in the Benicia Business Park.

Bio: After 20 years At Artcentric, Aline Karpoyan Still Inspires Creativity In Kids

From war-torn Beirut, Aline Karpoyan, former kindergarten teacher and for the past twenty years, owner of downtown Benicia shop Artcentric, continues to delight local school children at the paint your own pottery studio.

Contests, Games and More at Benicia Bark for Life

Benicia’s First Street Green plays host to the annual Bark for Life, an event that raises awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Summer Movie Magic at City Park Gazebo

With picnic blankets, pillows and popcorn, Benicia families turn out in droves for the Movie Night Under the Stars summer offerings.

Wonderful Examples of Benicia’s Victorian-era Homes

Stately and historic, Benicia’s many Victorian houses can be found in abundance in the downtown core.

“It’s All about Storytelling”

David Dodd, Benicia Public Library’s new director of library and cultural services, discusses his transition into the role, being a librarian, family man, gardener and musician, and his dog named Benicia.

Paintings by Jack Laycox Exhibited at Benicia Gallery

The late, renowned artist Jack Laycox’s paintings will be exhibited July 10-September 10 at the Milinda Perry Gallery in downtown Benicia. A reception for Cydne Kaye, Laycox’s niece, will be held July 28, 5-7pm, 117 East F Street.

Benicia’s History Worth Celebrating and Preserving

Charleston, NC Serves as an example of how historic preservation plays an important role in tourism—and is a role model for Benicia’s historic significance.

Today’s Rose’s are Well-crafted, Stellar Wines

Gone are the sweet, cheap Rose’s of the past. Rose Today’s 2017 competition in Healdsburg, CA, garnered the participation of 239 wines from around the world to showcase the best of the best.