November 2020

Thanksgiving: Celebrate Small

In March of 2020, the thought of Covid persisting beyond a few months seemed unlikely. We felt sad for our friends with March and April birthdays, until we realized we would all get a Covid birthday. Now in November, we are still…

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Late Fall Hikes

Late fall hikes around the Bay Area As we descend deeper into fall and begin to feel the heralding chill of winter, you might be tempted to pack away the hiking boots and hunker down on the couch. But don’t…

One House Bakery and Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

One House Bakery One House Bakery is chock full of overall deliciousness and nourishment for body and soul. Hailing from Canada, Chef Hannalee and family bring international flair to their daily specials and seasonal celebrations. The delicate art of European…

A Tribute to RBG

Paying tribute to RBG. In 2020, much attention has been given to the 100 year milestone of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing a women’s right to vote. The term for the movement was called Women’s Suffrage.  The Feminist Movement in the…

Benicia Real Estate Q&A - November 2020

Q: What’s the most important thing to do when selling your house in winter? This issue's answer is submitted by Judy Foster of Coldwell Banker. A: Being on the market during the winter presents unique challenges and opportunities. Take a…

Thanksgiving Wine & Spirits 2020

Thanksgiving Wine & Spirits Thanksgiving is coming up quick. The COVID results have come back negative and the social distancing table is set! Let’s face it, this year our recycling bins have been quite impressively full. You’ve been drinking the…

Benicia Ballet: A New Chapter

After calling the Arsenal home for 34 years, Benicia Ballet has officially moved. Facing the imminent loss of half of their studio space, they opted to find a new home at 390 Military East, where Stage One Dance Center used…

Not So Small Business Saturday

Ten years ago American Express launched Small Business Saturday on a national basis to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize local small businesses on the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Small Business Saturday is scheduled to fall between Black Friday…

Picket Fences - November 2020

Previously in Picket Fences … Connie, someone from Angela’s past, has confronted Angela in her home about a scandalous act she committed. We pick up with Bruce, Angela’s husband, meeting her at their home so she can give him, and…

Brujeria and Voodoo in Solano County

The changing of the seasons heralds a time for cleansing and decluttering in our household. As spring was ending, and the heat of summer started rolling in, my mother did not waste a single minute, scrubbing every nook and cranny.…

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