Nominations for Advisory Council

posted Oct 5, 2011, 11:55 PM by Laverne Buckman   [ updated Oct 10, 2011, 8:39 AM ]

San Miguel Advisory area of influence
Area of Influence Map for San Miguel Advisory Council
The San Miguel Advisory Council will recognize nominations at it’s May 26, 2010 meeting.  Those wishing to run for a seat on the Council must be registered voters and reside within the sphere of influence of San Miguel.  There are four two year terms and two (alternates) one year terms to be filled.  
The Council is the eyes and ears for the County Planning Department, as well as the Board of Supervisors.  The Council is entrusted with presenting upcoming building projects to the public, offering an open forum for questions and concerns regarding the projects and then communicating to the Planning Department their recomendations. 
The election will be held at the June 23rd meeting.  The League of Women Voters will validate all voters registration and oversee the voting.  
More information can be obtained by contacting Chairman Gary Davis at or Sharon Brower, Secretary at  -submitted by Sharon Brower

Lillian Larsen Open House
& Book Fair

Lillian Larsen School
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.

The 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 receives award from teachers
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 San Miguel! - submitted by Christina Wilkinson

Farmers' Market Opens at Truck Stop

Farmers Market banner
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 Basque 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

Sagebrush Days Parade
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 firefighters BBQ
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 hydrant.
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 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 Connection.
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 refreshments.
The event was sponsored by the San Miguel Resource Connection and Heritage Oaks Bank with community grant funds from PG&E.