San Miguel Scene

San Miguel mourns beloved teacher's death

Special to The TribuneJuly 17, 2013 

Lynne Schmitz

Ednal Kiening, longtime resident of San Miguel and much-loved teacher at Lillian Larsen School, passed away on July 2. In her years of teaching, she endeared herself to many kindergarten and first-grade students. She and her family were an active part of the San Miguel community. Her requiem Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 9 a.m. at Mission San Miguel with inurnment in San Miguel Cemetery.

Preschool graduation ceremony

The Sunshine Learning Center for children from ages 6 weeks through 10 years has been open in San Miguel since 2009. Owner Karen Montgomery has more than 30 years of experience in teaching and caring for children. This June, a special ceremony was held for five preschool children who are graduating to various kindergartens in the fall. The children sang songs and each received a diploma. The ceremony was followed by a cake-and-punch reception. These little graduates are pictured at For more information about the center call 805-423-5601.

Mix it up with your neighbors

On Wednesday, July 21, the second annual North County Mixer will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Idler's, 2361 Theater Drive in Paso Robles. The Mixer will be hosted by chambers of commerce from San Miguel, Paso Robles, Templeton and Atascadero. Each chamber will provide a representative caterer and winery from their respective area. San Miguel will be represented by The Basque Café and wines from Ranchita Canyon and Silverhorse Wineries. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a door prize. Chamber mixers are open to the public and a great way to get acquainted with people from all over the North County.

Lynne Schmitz is a longtime resident of San Miguel, and her column is published weekly. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 467-3565.

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