Fun at Mission Variety

posted Sep 26, 2011, 2:19 PM by Laverne Buckman   [ updated Oct 9, 2011, 8:07 PM ]

Mission Variety storefront in San Miguel
Mission Variety Store on Mission St in San Miguel

Shannon Gann is the new owner of Mission Variety and is hosting an Open House and Customer Appreciation Day!

Free BBQ hot dogs and a bounce house for kids will be offered on Saturday, February 12th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Flowers by Kim will offer beautiful valentine floral arrangements of mixed flowers and roses Saturday through Valentine's Day at the store. Special orders are accepted.

Special promotions for Valentine's Day will include 15% off of all Valentine theme items as well as balloon bouquet orders made in advance. Party supplies will be sale priced at 20% off and all other purchases other than floral over $5.00 will be 10% off during this event.

Come enter the store's drawing for a $25 store gift certificate.  Mission Variety thanks the community for their patronage and invites everyone to come see their big selection and new inventory! Order your Valentine's balloon bouquet by calling the store at 805-467-2646.

Aquarium Field Trip

Students at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Rotating photos of Lillian Larsen students at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Mrs. Granados’ and Mrs. Learned’s fifth and sixth grade classes participated in a fantastic field trip to theMonterey Bay Aquarium on Thursday, January 27th.  Also participating with them were about 9 parents and a former school board member. 

After a “brief” stop to eat breakfast the classes rode the bus up to the aquarium and arrived around 10:00 AM.  After an introduction in the auditorium all students had the opportunity to explore as much of the aquarium as possible in their groups. They saw sharks, penguins, flamingos and seahorses to name just a few. 

Lillian Larsen students then hopped on the bus for a short ride to a park in Monterey for lunch.  After lunch and a little bit to burn off steam we were back on the bus and headed home to San Miguel.  A great time was had by all.

Thank you to the San Miguel School District for allowing us to go by paying for our bus transportation.  We couldn’t have gone without that help.  Thanks also to a great group of students who were excellent at the aquarium.  We look forward to other field trips like this in the future. -submitted by Mrs. Granados, Mrs. Learned and Meg Brooks

Art Contest for Students

The contest is open to all students in grades 9-12 in any school in San Luis Obispo or Southern Monterey County. Students may enter their original artworks or photographs of any landmark, historic site, park, historical building, natural formation, flora or fauna that contributes to the "treasures" of California.

The deadline to enter has been extended to March 15th at 5 pm.  Babette Smith is available to answer questions at 831-386-9318 or e-mail.

Register for Buzz Marathon

Buzz Marathon

San Miguel Joint Union School District's Lillian Larsen School – home of the HORNETS serving Kindergarten through 8th Grade Students presents:
the ELEVENTH ANNUAL “BUZZ” MARATHON (USAFT Certified Course #CA 04013RS) and ½ MARATHON, 5Kand CHILDREN’S MILE on Saturday February 19th at Camp Roberts in San Miguel, California. *Click here for a detailed flier.

All races are run on the grounds of Camp Roberts. Out-and back course on paved road with dirt and packed gravel shoulders. Flat to gentle rolling hills, with breathtaking views of oak-studded hillsides and abundant Central Coast wildlife. Start line is 750’ and rises to 1250’ between mile 4 and 6.

Proceeds go to pay for Athletic Programs, equipment and uniform maintenance and replacement, referee fees and scholarships for student athletes to attend summer camps and for physicals.

The program is organized by teacher, Eileen Rogers who was recently honored by the Governor's Fitness Council. Read the story about Mrs. Rogers award on theSchool's page.

To register or for questions contact the Race Director:
Eileen Rogers at (805) 238-6749
c/o Lillian Larsen School
1601 L Street, San Miguel CA 93451
(805) 467-3216, FAX (805) 467-3410
E-mail or visit the marathon website.

Sagebrush Days Parade

Lions club parade float
Last year's first place parade winner

Plan now for the annual Sagebrush Days Parade and Peddlers Fair on Saturday, April 16th. Peddlers of antiques, art, crafts, cowboy gear, leather goods, old tools, quilts, saddles, tack and produce are invited to register for a booth now. Booth space is $25 per 12x8 ft. or $40 for two. For fair information call Mike Sanders at 805-712-9120.
Start planning your parade entry now to make this our best parade ever! See parade photos from years past for ideas.
You are invited to join the Parade Planning Committeethe first Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM at the San Miguel Fire Station. Ideas, sponsors and volunteers are needed to make each parade better than before. For more info call Fire Chief Roland Snow at 805-391-0137.

Enchilada Thanks

The Native Daughters of the Golden West thank everyone who came together to make their enchilada fundraiser a great success at the Dos Padres Restaurant on January 28th!enchiladas

Special thanks go to the owners Dos Padres for hostingtheir place for pick up and to prepare the food. Melissa Tyson of N 2 Events oversaw the food preparation.Grand President Barbara Rowland worked alongside San Miguel Parlor members to make the delicious enchiladas. Paula Fisk kept busy making local deliveries of the fresh enchilada orders.

The fundraiser was for Native Daughters of the Golden West (NDGW) founded in 1886.  The Grand President for 2010/2011, over the Headquarters in San Francisco and all 85 state wide parlors, is Mrs. Barbara Rowland, of Paso Robles who travels throughout the state. Proceeds will support major programs such as maintenance of Historical Landmarks, California Lighthouse restoration, and Mission restoration.  Learn more about NDGW at their website. - submitted by Paula Fisk

Grand Opening
Station 3 Coffee House

Station 3 Coffee House opens
Proprietors Lori, Scott and Trisha stand in front of their new coffee house

Station 3 Coffee House & Internet Cafe will host theirGrand Opening on Saturday, January 22nd from 7 am until 2:30 pm. Customers will enjoy live band music and BBQ tri-tip sandwiches hot off the grill.

Station 3 is a partnership of Lori Gardner, Scott Young and Trisha Butcher. The extensive remodel was done bySpyco Construction. The Station features a full espresso bar with coffee roasted by Jobella Coffee. Bring your laptop to enjoy the Internet Cafe with their offering of specialty coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Station 3 Coffee House is open every day: 
Monday - Friday from 6 am to 2:30 pm. 
Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 2:30 pm.

The Coffee House offers both a breakfast and lunch menu. Breakfast diners can choose from a wide selection including quiche, breakfast burritos and biscuits and gravy.
Lunch will offer revolving specials including pulled pork sandwiches, croissant sandwiches, enchiladas and panini.

Coffee House counter
Station 3 Coffee House is open now and ready for business!

Station 3 Coffee House is located in downtown San Miguel directly across from the Station 2 firehouse. Scott serves as a volunteer firefighter with the San Miguel fire dept. Volunteer firefighters dubbed Scott and Lori's place as Station 3 from their times of hanging out and sampling their private label wine, aptly named Station 3. The original firehouse, Station 1 is located on L street next to the library, housing antique fire engines.

Station 3 has applied to serve beer and wine. Starting in April the Station will host biker nights on Wednesdays, rolling out their "kegerator" and BBQ. The Coffee House will also partner with The Ranch to offer late night concert patrons a place to eat with car hop service at the curb.

Station 3 has something for everyone from the Sunday church crowd, car and biker clubs to laptop road warriors.Discounts are offered to Military, Law Enforcement and Firefighters.

Be sure to check out the latest updates on theirFacebook page and become a fan. Contact Station 3 Coffee House by telephone at 805-467-2878 or e-mail.