May 2020

Farnsworth Dance Academy

The show must go on.  The phrase is ubiquitous in virtually every staged production, and it’s one that the founders of Farnsworth Dance Academy have adopted as their school’s slogan. What’s more, it seems to hold a particular symbolism in…

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It Takes a Village

Benicians Bodil and Larnie Fox had assumed that they would be spending their shelter-in-place time working in their studios. Both of them are artists and also veterans of nonprofit organizations. Their plans quickly changed on a morning walk on March…

WFH Ergonomics

During this time of shelter-in-place, many of us are being asked to work from home. And even if we’re not working, we’re spending a lot of time in front of screens, trying to stay informed or simply binging Netflix. If…

Groundhog Day

It is mid April, 2020, and every day seems to be a scene from the movie Groundhog Day. The routine of shelter at home is in its 5th week and consists of: wake up, coffee, check news, check emails, check…

Memorial Day 2020

The History of Memorial Day Two years after the Civil War ended, the first national celebration of Memorial Day took place on May 30, 1868, at Arlington National Cemetery. Commander in Chief John A. Logan of the Grand Army of…

Tom and Patty Gavin

In a continuation of our series on Benicia Couples who are committed to our community, no Benicia list would be complete without Tom and Patty Gavin. Where do we start? Ladies First! Patty Gavin's service to Benicia goes in many…

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