San Miguel Pool Opens

posted Oct 5, 2011, 11:53 PM by Laverne Buckman   [ updated Oct 10, 2011, 8:38 AM ]

Youth enjoy the San Miguel swimming pool
A diver is pictured in mid air at the San Miguel Pool

The San Miguel swimming pool opened for the season over the Memorial Day weekend. The San Miguel Lions Clubhave worked with community support to provide FREE swimming for San Miguel kids through Fish Fry dinners and donations.
The pool will be open weekends from now until September 6th from 1 to 5 pm. This summer the pool will open Tuesdays through Fridays from 1 to 5 pm from June 22 - August 13. 
Swimming lessons will be offered in two sessions  with scholarships for beginners available through the Lions Club. 
Session I: July 20th to 30th
 for group lessons
Session II: August 3rd to 6th for private lessons
For more information contact the SLO County Aquatics Coordinator toll free at 1-800-834-4636 x 5930 or 805-781-5930, call the San Miguel Pool during business hours at 805-467-3010 or visit the SLO County Parks website.

Model A & Model T
Car Show at Adobe

Car Show at the historic Adobe
Car Show at the Rios-Caledonia Adobe
Model A's and Model T's will again congregate at the historic Rios-Caledonia Adobe in San Miguel on a portion of the original paved highway that traversed California from San Diego to San Francisco and was named Highway 101.
Sunday, June 6th from 11 AM to 3 PM the cars and their colorful drivers and passengers will be on display for FREE public viewing
Music of the period, wine tasting by Clayhouse Wines of Paso Robles and hamburgers (what else?) by the San Miguel Seniors will offer amenities for your comfort and enjoyment.  Museum tours and the ambiance of the landscaped grounds will add interest to a fun-filled day.
For more information contact Joyce at 805-440-7173

Larsen Student
Reunion Planned

class reunion
Lillian Larsen Reunion photo at the school in 2005
Growing up in such a small town leads to a lot of tight bonds, and it's time to celebrate the joy of lifelong friendships created years ago! That's right- you're invited to reunite with all of your old pals from Lillian Larsen! This is an open reunion for all ages and classmates. The all class reunion will be held at the San Miguel Park on Saturday, June 5th from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.
There is a new bar in San Miguel called "The Ranch", so we will hit that up after the park. No set time for that, we will just play it by ear. Noone ever accused us Hornets of being too organized...
I know many of us have children now and it would be great to introduce all of them! This is why the park would be a great idea. Then, for the partying folk, we can hit up the bar and have some adult fun! So if you can't make it to one place, maybe you can make it to the other.
Bring a picnic for yourself and your family- and any drinks you want, alcohol is allowed. Please do your best to pass this along to any Lillian Larsen alumni- even if they are not on Facebook! I look forward to seeing all of you in June!!!! - submitted by Lynne Schmitz

Lillian Larsen Open House
& Book Fair

Photos from open house event
Fun for the whole family was enjoyed at the Open House
School Open House enjoyed a large turnout on May 27th.   Healthy Eating/Active Living activities and displays were enjoyed by both adults and children.  The Healthy Hornetsoffered fitness testing, Body Mass Tests, and fresh produce tastings. 
Soils to Succulent Flavors and Ag students provided tastings of two different foods as well as a garden tour CHC and Community Support Center participated with information booths offering balloons and free blood pressure readings.  
The San Miguel Lions Club cooked up a delicious BBQ hamburger dinner, while teachers hosted a bake sale to raise funds for end of the year class swim parties. The school library was open for their Book Fair bustling with eager readers looking for a special new book to purchase. Children enjoyed meeting Clifford, the Big Red Dog, dressed in costume as he welcomed kids to the book fair.

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.

Advisory Council Election June 23rd

San Miguel Advisory area of influence
Area of Influence Map for San Miguel Advisory Council
The San Miguel Advisory Council recognized 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.
Nominees are Gary Davis, Jean Hoffmann, Denis Degher, Tom Banish and the only person who is not an incumbent, Patricia McHarris. The by-laws allow for write-ins, as long as their eligibility can be verified.  The other option is for the chairman to appoint someone to the remaining vacant seat. 
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

Farmers' Market Opens at Truck Stop

Rotating photos from farmers market
Lots of variety from local farmers and crafters at the new Farmers Market
"The 101 Open Aire Farmers Market" hosted 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.

Beacon Award for
Twin Cities Hospital

Twin Cities Hospital
Don Baker checks a monitor at Twin Cities Hospital

The first thing a person thinks about when they wake up in the morning is not whether or not they will encounter an Intensive Care Unit today. Unfortunately in Northern San Luis Obispo County, as many as ten people a day experience just that. To be sick enough to warrant admission to the hospital is concerning, when you are admitted to Intensive Care, it is critical.
The many questions asked by family members and friends initially revolve around the health and prognosis of the patient, as they should. As time passes and the initial shock of being in critical care is replaced with curiosity; the beeps, buzzes, ringing and comings and goings of multiple members of the healthcare team become a focus. Recognizing these changing dynamics in patient’s families is one of the many roles of a critical care nurse.
Many of the critical care nurses at Twin Cities have achieved national certification for adult critical care nursing. Both in the Intensive Care Unit and the Definitive Observation Unit, nurses have passed rigorous testing requirements to achieve either their CCRN or PCCN certification. Certification in an area of specialty is recognized as expert level practice in the area of certification.
Twin Cities Community Hospital is the only hospital between Orange County and Oregon that is recognized by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses as a 2009-2010 BEACON award winner which measures both quantitative and qualitative achievements in professional practice, patient outcomes and the health of the work environment.
Twin Cities also is the first and only hospital in San Luis Obispo County to achieve and maintain LEAPFROG standards for Intensive Care physician staffing. The LEAPFROG guidelines require that a board certified critical care physician be on staff and in the facility with no other responsibilities during daytime hours and immediately available at night. Twin Cities has met that standard since January 1, 2008.
This combination of award winning people, a family oriented environment and top notch medical practitioners is part of what make Twin Cities Critical Care a standard in our community and throughout California.
While we understand that no one wants to come to the ICU, we strive every day to ensure that our patients, their families and friends always find an open environment where we welcome questions, encourage family presence and provide the highest quality medical care available.
For more information about the BEACON award, CCRN or PCCN certification, please visit http://www.aacn/org and for information about LEAPFROG physician staffing guidelines please visit  -
submitted by Don Baker RN CCRN-CMC CNML, Director of Critical Care and Rehabilitation Services