posted Oct 10, 2011, 3:11 PM by Laverne Buckman
Miguel residents are invited to clean-up the town by discarding
unwanted furniture, appliances, TVs, construction materials and metal. A
large bin will be ready with the Clean-up Crew next to the Fire station
on Mission St. on Saturday, May 10th from 8:00 am to noon. No tires, household trash or green waste please. For more information contact Scott at 805-712-0264.
Open House & BBQ
at Camp Roberts
Families and soldiers enjoyed many activities together at the Open House
Roberts celebrated 67 years of dedicated service by hosting an Open
House on Saturday, May 3rd. The Camp Roberts Museum and newly rennovated
annex welcomed guests. Attendees enjoyed the hands on weapons simulator
and soldiers manned displays of military vehicles. Bounce houses were
bustling with children, information booths encircled the main field,
live music played by Joshua's Shadow Band and the emcee duties were handled by local radio personality, Jeff Bradley.
Students from the "Melodies" and "Cantamanos" classes of Lillian Larsen School performed patriotic songs for the soldiers. The Central Coast Dancers
performed several acts including a special number dedicated to the
soldiers called, "The Battle." The dancing group is going to a national
competition with that special choreography.
The Native Sons of the Golden West cooked top sirloin over the oak wood BBQs and served up a delicious dinner under the direction of Brian Arthurs as a fundraiser for the San Miguel Resource Connection. Industrious young men from the Grizzly Academy served food and worked alongside the soldiers to set-up and clean-up for the event. The Native Daughters of the Golden West provided many helping hands for selling tickets and serving food and ice cream. The Midland Pacific Foundation funded a large portion of the food costs for the BBQ.
Generous donors provided numerous prizes for the Mega Draw. CHP officer, Bill Irons won the hot air balloon ride which he said will be a gift for his mother just in time for Mothers Day!
The Open House ended with singing and birthday cake for Colonel John Smith, Commander Camp Roberts. Thank you to all the personnel from Camp Roberts
who provided all the tents, tables, chairs, portable toilets and wash
stations for the participating non-profits with the utmost courtesy and
Proceeds from the BBQ and Mega Draw benefit the San Miguel Resource Connection's music and art program for local kids and downtown economic development projects. Read more about SMRC Masters At Their Trade arts programs or non-profit activities on the About Us page.
Dollar Plus Store Opens
in San Miguel!
Hope Lorden, Maria Mata and owner Steve Pivo are ready to greet customers at the new Dollar Plus Store location in San Miguel
newest business to open in San Miguel is the Dollar Plus Store at 1470
Mission St. by owners Janice and Steve Pivo. The shop is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.
Over 2,000 homes in and around San Miguel will get a store
coupon in the Clipper Coupon mailer this week for a discount on the
already low prices on the amazing variety of items sold at the new shop.
Health and beauty aids, novelty and party items, a hardware section,
baby essentials, candy, snacks, beverages, cleaning and kitchen
supplies, and items to celebrate the holidays with Mother's Day,
Father's Day and Grad themed gifts on the shelves. A big selection of
piñatas is due to come in just in time for summer parties. Watch for
news of their Grand Opening coming soon. Call the Dollar Plus Store at
805-467-3839 for more information.
Aisles of freshly stocked merchandise fill the new store
20 years for
San Miguel Parade!
Rotating photos of Sagebrush Days Parade courtesy of Pres Meyers
The Estrella War Birds flew overhead to start the 20th Annual Sagebrush Days Parade on April 26th! Parade
entries included fire engines, military vehicles from Camp Roberts,
classic cars, the Sheriff's Posse, the Sagebrush Fillies, rocking
country music from The Ranch float, Heritage Oaks Bank group and
numerous walking entries.
The parade is hosted by the Friends of the San Miguel Library
working with the San Miguel Native Sons, the San Miguel Fire Dept. and
the San Miguel Resource Connection. San Miguel School Superintendent Dean Smith and parade coordinator Mary Kalvans announced the parade entries from the emcee booth as they passed along Mission Street. The San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters hosted a tri-tip BBQ in front of the fire station after the parade.
The parade was at risk to be held this year as for
the first time a significant fee was to be imposed for a CHP officer to
be on duty. Historically, San Miguel parade organizers have had very
little money to work with and have relied heavily on volunteers; with
the Native Sons of the Golden West handling road closure duties.
The new costs threatened the continuation of both the Sagebrush and
Christmas Parades in San Miguel.
The problem was presented to Supervisor Harry Ovitt's office
and they were able to identify a different section of the Vehicle Code
that spoke more directly to parades. In that section of the code, the
use of volunteers is an available option if the County adopted an
appropriate enabling resolution. Negotiations on that basis allowed the
CHP to reconsider their original position and to agree to San Miguel's
continued use of volunteers.
San Miguel Business Forum
Rotating photos from the Business Forum event
100 people attended the inaugural San Miguel Business Forum on
Thursday, April 24th. The event was hosted at The Ranch, the upcoming
hotspot of the north county. The Ranch owners, Marty and Sheila Elisararras
gave an exclusive preview of their plans to open a live country western
music band venue, mircro brewery and steak house in downtown San
Attendees enjoyed a special program for business owners
with resources and information regarding projects in and around San
Miguel: District One Supervisor Harry Ovitt gave a brief history of bust and boom times in San Miguel; John Fowler from Mission San Miguel gave an update on the Mission restoration project; Brent Grizzle presented plans for the San Miguel Ranch development, LT Colonel Trutanich of Camp Roberts presented plans for military housing and what services soldiers look for; and Mike Manchek of the Economic Vitality Corporation introduced the many resources they offer to small businesses.
Twenty-nine local businesses were showcased with
information tables and displays. Forty business owners signed up to
formally support a business association for San Miguel. Interested
business owners are welcome to attend a planning meeting on May 6th at 8 am at the Mission Market & Deli.
The event was truly a community effort with the loan of
tables and chairs from the school and civic groups and refreshments
served from the local eateries. The Coffee Station donated their specialty coffee with breakfast fare for the morning crowd. Heritage Oaks Bank supplied decorations, goodie bags and volunteers.
Ninety-six business cards were entered into a drawing
for some great prizes including two sets of dinner and show tickets to
the grand opening of The Ranch.
The event was sponsored by the San Miguel Resource Connection with grant funds from PG&E and FHL Bank's AHEAD
program. Thanks go to Marty, Sheila and their family, Coast National
Bank, Heritage Oaks Bank, San Miguel Lions, Lillian Larsen School, San
Miguel Seniors, as well as the many volunteers who worked to make the
forum a great success! Read the Tuesday, April 27th edition of the Paso Robles Press front page for a great article by Josh Petray.