Lillian Larsen Open House
& Book Fair
|School Open House is Thurs. May 27 from 5:30-7:30 PM. From 5:30 to 6:30 there will be some Healthy Eating/Active Living activities and displays for adults and children to participate in. The Healthy Hornets will offer fitness testing, Body Mass Tests, and fresh produce tastings.
Soils to Succulent Flavors and Ag students will also have tastings of two different foods they are preparing as well as a garden tour. CHC and Community Support Center will also participate.
Except for the Hamburger Dinner, all activities are free. The San Miguel Lions Club will also be offering a $5.00 hamburger dinner.
Healthy Eating /Active Living activities are a part the implementation
of the TCE grant received by San Miguel Resource Connection in
partnership with HEALSLO and Lillian Larsen School.
Read complete details about the Book Fair on the Calendar page.
- submitted by Laverne Buckman
San Miguel Teachers Give Award
Laverne Buckman pictured with Christina Wilkinson at the Madonna Inn
April 30th at the Madonna Inn, Laverne Buckman was awarded the GOLD award for outstanding citizen of the year. This was given by Lillian Larsen School's Teachers Association. She was recognized for her community service in San Miguel, especially through San Miguel Resource Connection and Masters At Their Trade.
Laverne is also an integral part of overseeing the California Endowment
grant the school received for nutrition, physical education and
healthy living. She is a great asset to the school and community of
- submitted by Christina Wilkinson
Farmers' Market Opens at Truck Stop
Banner posted at the truck stop announcing the new Farmers Market
|"The 101 Open Aire Farmers Market" will host their Grand Opening on May 13th located at 81 Wellsona Road, the San Paso Truck Stop. The market will open weekly on Thursdays from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
Kevin Fusion of Central Coast Lavender
is the market Manager. He and his wife Lila, farm organic lavender on
Welsonna Rd. just south of San Miguel. They offer u-pick lavender,
lavender honey, and are the county's largest producer of therapeutic grade lavender essential oils.
The new market will offer fresh produce from local farmers, eggs, honey, lavender, and artisan crafts.
For more information about the market call Kevin at 805-286-1436.
San Miguel Chef Releases Cookbook
Chef Dallas with his new cookbook at the San Miguel Business Forum
|Chef Dallas recently published his cookbook, "Never Cook Bacon Naked,"
filled with his collection of Basque food recipes. Chef Dallas shares
his extensive knowledge of food and wine developed over 20 years
offering a culinary journey of discovery, with easy to prepare, mouth
-watering, award winning recipes. He and his wife Caren Holt, own the
Tenth Street Basque Cafe in San Miguel.
Drop by the Cafe to get your autographed copy or shop online to buy his cookbook for only $19.95.
Sagebrush Days Festivities
Rotating photos from the Sagebrush Days Parade entries
The 22nd Annual Sagebrush Days Parade got off to a late start on April 24th due to the fog keeping the Estrella Warbirds from getting off the ground to flyover the parade route.
Parade entries included fire engines, soldiers and
military vehicles from Camp Roberts, the Estrella Warbirds museum
vehicles, the mounted Sheriff's Posse, dancers, and floats. The brand
new San Miguel Fire truck made its debut.
Two announcers' booths were set up along Mission street with sound systems courtesy of The Ranch.
Frank Mecham, Jani Meyers, Scott Young and Lori Gardner did the honors
of announcing parade entries as they streamed by. Laverne Buckman passed
out parade trophies created by S & S Plasma Arts & Parts.
First Place trophy went to the San Miguel Lions Club for their Fish Fry float. Second Place went to the Mission Market/ Heritage Oaks Bank/ Mission Pizza float and the Third Place winner was the Bradley After School Dance Club.
A western theme Peddlers' Fair was held peddling
wares from craftsmen, artists, antique dealers, rock hounds, quilters,
with flea market and farmers' market type booths.
San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters with their new BBQ
|The San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters teamed up with Mission Burger & Coffee Station
to host a BBQ in front of the restaurant with tri-tip cooked on the
firefighter's new BBQ complete with siren, flashing lights, and fire
The Elkhorn Bar hosted a free dance to live music with Susan Chumley and The Side Roads.
The Elkhorn is the oldest saloon in SLO County, established in 1853!
The Ranch Restaurant & Honkey Tonk ended the day’s festivities with a live concert by Terri Nunn & Berlin.
The parade is sponsored by a joint effort of civic groups including the San Miguel Resource Connection, San Miguel Lions Club, San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters, San Miguel CSD, and Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West.
See photos from last years parade.
San Miguel Business Forum
Rotating photos from the San Miguel Business Forum at the Mission Parish Center
The 2nd San Miguel Business Forum was held on April 23rd at the beautiful new Mission Parish Hall Center.
Father Larry from Mission San Miguel opened the event with a prayer of
blessing followed by emcee Steve Kalar of the San Miguel Resource
The event was a showcase of San Miguel businesses as
well as an invite to new businesses to join the "movers and shakers"
working to revitalize downtown San Miguel.
A special program was lined up to give business owners
resources and information regarding projects in and around San Miguel:
- District One Supervisor Frank Mecham gave an update on county projects including gateway signage and new sidewalks for the downtown.
- Father Larry from Mission San Miguel encouraged more community connection with the Mission.
- Brett Butterfield presented plans for the downtown mixed use development.
- Colonel Barbara Nuismer gave information about Camp Roberts and their impact on the local economy.
- Kelly Work from the Work Ranch talked about Agritourism and San Miguel as an end destination.
- Sara Celedon introduced the proposed San Miguel Chamber of Commerce.
- Sandra Dimond provided information to start a Farmer’s Market.
The Healthy Hornets from Lillian Larsen School presented their "Rethink Your Drink" project.
Business cards were entered into a FREE drawing for some
great prizes donated by the exhibitors. Attendees enjoyed networking and
The event was sponsored by the San Miguel Resource Connection and Heritage Oaks Bank with community grant funds from PG&E.