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Come and hear the beauty of the Japanese Taiko drums

At 1 p.m. on June 16, the awesome beauty of authentic Taiko Japanese drumming will be heard loud and clear in San Miguel at the Community Center behind the Library on K Street.

This free concert is being presented by the San Miguel Library, sponsored by the San Miguel Lions Club and the Foundation for SLO County Public Libraries.

Taiko means ‘drum’ in Japanese and may refer to any type of various Japanese drums. If you enjoy drumming, you will love this!

We’ll miss you at the library, Judy

Yesterday was Librarian Judy’s last day and all her San Miguel family will miss her. She wants everyone to know she will miss us, too. Librarian Judy will now be found among the books at the Atascadero Library, so stop in to see her when you’re in that city.

AIDS ride wends through town

On Tuesday, San Miguel was filled with colorful bicyclists wending their way from San Francisco to Los Angeles on the annual AIDS LifeCycle. They started that day in King City, having arrived there through rain and hail, which was daunting to many of them.

Lunch was hosted by Bradley School, and the riders contributions help fund the school’s athletic programs for the year.

Mission San Miguel is always a rest stop. Riders fanned out in the town before heading into Paso Robles on North River Road to spend the night.

Happy days ahead, Mike and Miki

Congratulations to Mike and Miki Landseadel Sanders, who were married in a beautiful ceremony at Mission San Miguel last Saturday. They own The San Miguel Mercantile and Mission Antiques downtown.

Discover San Miguel

When sending out public service announcements, be sure to include Discover San Miguel. Send your information to so Laverne Buckman can post it. Then check out the website to see what else is going on.

Lynne Schmitz is a longtime resident of San Miguel.