Nominations for San Miguel Advisory

posted Oct 10, 2011, 2:18 PM by Laverne Buckman

San Miguel Advisory area of influence
Area of Influence Map for San Miguel Advisory Council
Nominations to serve on the San Miguel Advisory Council will be accepted at the May 27th meeting. Written or oral nominations will be accepted for three board positions for 2 year terms and two alternate positions.
SMAC will hold their annual election on Wednesday, June 24th at the San Miguel Community Center. Candidates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and answer questions from those attending.
San Miguel town residents are needed to serve on the council. Wellsona, Stockdale and Monterey road area residents (recently added to SMAC area of influence), and others living in outlying areas within the area of influence are encouraged to apply. Voters must be registered within the "area of influence" map for the Advisory Council with voting to be monitored by the League of Women Voters on election day.
Complete membership nomination details can be found at the San Miguel Advisory Council's website.

Poly Students Renovate
Family Home

Rotating images of Cal Poly students renovating home
Cal Poly students worked in triple digit heat to renovate a home for the Larry Rueck family in San Miguel. The Rueck's left their home for a few weeks while Cal Poly students labored to improve the comfort, safety and handicap accessibility of their home, as part of the Poly House program. On Sunday, May 17th, the students gathered to "unveil" the renovated house to the Rueck family.
Larry and his wife are long-time residents of San Miguel, who care for their handicapped granddaughter. Their granddaughter was born with a heart defect and had 3 heart surgeries before the age of 3. Larry is a San Miguel Volunteer Firefighter and owns the Rueck Pump & Repair business downtown. Mr. and Mrs. Rueck have opened their home and hearts caring for over 20 foster children through the years.
The challenge for the students was to plan and schedule the work and resources to assure that the entire project could be completed in only four days (2nd and 3rd weekends in May) before the school quarter ends. The class receives no funding with which to perform the work for this project and depends entirely upon the generosity of businesses and individuals in the community. Thanks go to the donors who made the project possible!
Students were under the direction of Associate Professor, Roya Javadpour, Ph.D. from the Industrial & Mechanical Engineering Dept. at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.

Welcome to San Miguel!

Welcome sign over Mission street
Photo of banner over Mission St. courtesy of Mike Ellison
The San Miguel Community Services District is making good use of the new banner poles in the downtown area installed by SLO County Public Works. The CSD will rotate different message banners and they welcome local civic groups to advertise their own special events to be hoisted over Mission Street.
The San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters raise the overhead banners for a small fee to help cover the cost of the special equipment required for hoisting the signs.
For more information contact the CSD office at 805-467-3388.

Sagebrush Days Parade

Rotating images of parade
Photos courtesy of Pres Meyers
The Sagebrush Days parade committee would like to thank the Friends of the San Miguel Library, the San Miguel Parlor Native Sons of the Golden West, the San Miguel Fire Dept., the San Miguel Resource Connection, and the San Miguel CSD for their support  of the 21st Annual Sagebrush Days Parade! Parade entries included fire engines, military vehicles, classic cars, horses and antique equipment. The Estrella Warbirds opened the parade with a flyover! Donations to the Estrella Warbird Museum in appreciation of the historic planes will be gladly accepted by the San Miguel Volunteer Fire Dept. 
The San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters hosted a fundraising BBQ in front of the fire station after the parade.
To see more photos from the parade please click here.

Rios-Caledonia Adobe Reopens

Rios-caledonia adobe pictures
Rotating images of the historic adobe in San Miguel
The Friends of the Adobes announced that after eight months of retrofit construction the Rios-Caledonia Adobe has reopened to the public as of April 3rd. Save America's Treasures grant funds were administered by the National Parks Service to retrofit the historic building for earthquake safety and preservation.
The museum and gift shop have been thoroughly cleaned, re-arranged and enhanced. Come visit and wander the lovely grounds where cactus and flora are in bloom. The adobe grounds are a great place to picnic and enjoy the tranquil surroundings where artists often come to sketch.
Hours of operation are Friday through Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. The adobe entrance is located directly across from Mission San Miguel near Hwy 101 at 700 South Mission St.  For more information please contact Joyce via e-mail or call the gift shop directly at 805-467-3357.