January 2021

New Beginnings 2021

No one knows what 2021 will bring. Nobody knows what the “new normal” will look like. Will there be wedding ceremonies featuring every person a couple has ever met, packed stadiums, concert venues with thousands of people crooning the same…

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Benicia Magazine Contributors

Bitsy Hall Bitsy Hall is a Benicia native and local elementary school teacher. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley with a major in Peace and Conflict Studies and Human Rights, and is currently finishing her masters of…

Discover HQ Gallery

Taking pride in showing diverse artistic styles is what makes the HQ Gallery, now in its fifth year, a favorite of repeat visitors to Benicia. Located at 333D First Street in the Historic Washington House in the heart of downtown,…

Real Estate Q&A January 2021

The Real Estate Buying and Selling Process has changed due to the pandemic as rules and procedures continues to evolve. The process has become more efficient with technology improvements. While none of us have a crystal ball, if it's your instinct to…

The Mechanics of Bodybuilding

The gym - a place of arduous activity, limit-testing and perpetual growth… all with a delicious, sweat-heavy brow. No matter how much stronger you get, you are just going to increase the weight, the repetitions or the number of forms…

Supper’s On!

Here’s the thing. So many of us have been doing the same thing in the same place, every single day, for months. We really are starving for a little indulgence, a little bit of feeling special, of delighting in a…

The Hail Mary - Do not pass!

When all the resolutions you’ve made have been broken year after year, it’s time for you and your resolutions to come to a compromise. January is the time to recover from the holidays, not a time for penance. Healthy choices…

Freshly Rooted Tribe: A Health Awakening

If you’re anything like the majority of Americans, you may have self-soothed with one too many cocktails and homemade bread loaves throughout the course of the pandemic. While these vices may have provided temporary relief from the emotional hardship of living through a…

Picket Fences - January 2021

Previously in Picket Fences… Prompted by threats from an unwelcome visitor, Angela had just finished recounting a dark story from her past to her husband, Bruce. Astonished by the story, Bruce had stormed away from the house. We rejoin our…

Dinner and a Movie: Mare Island Brewing and Beer Culture

                                 Mare Island Brewing Company                                 www.mareislandbrewingco.com   Ferry Taproom                                             Coal Shed Brewery 289 Mare Island Way       …

Road Trip??

My Mom was great about taking road trips. She would load up her beat-up Dodge station wagon with her five kids and my grandmother for a day of adventure that usually included grocery shopping, errands, exploring the local lake for…

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