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San Miguel weathering the storms well so far

Downtown San Miguel.
Downtown San Miguel.

San Miguel streets seem to be holding up pretty well under the weather and not taking on too much water.

For many years, storms would create a large flood of standing water on the north end of N Street in front of the Duckworth residence. In time it became known as “Duckworth’s Pond.”

It now appears that the water has disappeared due to the last efforts made by San Luis Obispo County road crews to install an effective drainage system, which is working very well.

Senior Center

The Senior Center on east 12th Street off of N Street will be a busy place this weekend.

San Miguel Seniors will host community bingo on Friday starting at 6 p.m. Ten games are played on old-fashioned cards (they have the sliders), which are 50 cents each. People bring finger foods to share. Lemonade and coffee are served.

On Sunday, the monthly pancake breakfast is served from 8:30 to 11 a.m. with pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and juice for only $8.

Gathering history

The History Project committee is still seeking pictures and memories of earlier times in San Miguel and the surrounding area.

The committee meets several times during the year to sort and identify old photographs and catalog them.

Call Laverne Buckman at 805-467-3467 if you have historical information to share with the group. Each month on the Discover San Miguel website, there is a story and pictures from the archives.

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Go to, for current information on San Miguel events, businesses, organizations, churches and opportunities to volunteer. Topical entry forms and applications are available to fill out online. A history section features stories and pictures from early day families, the town and area.

Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel, and her column appears here weekly. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.