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San Miguel Business Expo to be held at Mission

Mission San Miguel will host a business expo next week.
Mission San Miguel will host a business expo next week.

The San Miguel Chamber of Commerce and the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail are sponsoring a San Miguel Business Expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Old Mission Parish Hall behind the Mission.

Vendor spaces are $25. Lunch at $15 per plate will be provided by the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West. Raffle prizes include tickets to Chase Bryant at The Ranch. Admission is free with a business card.

For more information or to register, email or visit

Tunes and books

The San Miguel Library kicks off its February programs this Saturday at 1 p.m. with “Jazz at the Library.”

Highway bike closure

Caltrans will temporarily close an 8-mile portion of Highway 101 to bicyclists during a two-year highway rehabilitation construction project from fall of this year through fall 2018.

Bicyclists will not be able to ride between just south of the San Marcos Bridge near San Miguel to just south of the Bradley road off-ramp in Monterey County.

Deadline for public comments to project manager Amy Donatello at 549-3014 or is Tuesday.

Friday fish dinners

San Miguel Lions begin Fish Fry Nights on Friday, Feb. 12. Dinners are $12 and will be served “eat in or take out” from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Fridays of Lent at the Community Building in the park behind the library through March 25. Proceeds go towards the Lions’ summer swimming program.

Go to for current information on San Miguel events, businesses, organizations, churches and opportunities to volunteer. 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.