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SERVING CATALINA & ITS MAINLAND FRIENDS every week - since 1914 F.,o.Y January 3, 2014 VOLUME 100, ISSUE 1 Www,THECATALINAISLAN DER.COM The Year In Review 2013 2-Ju,y-9.cember Cheer squad at Rose Bowl The Avalon High School Varsity Cheer squad, after working hard all summer prepping for an exciting and busy school year, and after four days at an intensive trainilig camp for Cheerleading and Dance, were invited in September to spend a night cheering for the UCLA Bruins with a group of elite spiritleaders from across the nation. The game was broadcast live on PAC-t2 networks, The gifts were given the chance to perform and cheer on a college football field, with training and preparation from the United Spirit Association, a nationally recognized Cheerleading Program. After a six-hour long practice, they were brought into the Rose Bowl Stadium to cheer on the Bruins. They could also be seen at every home football game cheering on the Avalon Lancers. "The girls represent the heartof a cheerleader, with spirit, Cheer squad, Page 4 Museum groundbreaking The Catalina Island Museum on Saturday, Nov. 2, cel- ebrated the groundbreaking for construction of the new Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building. The building site is located at 217 Metropole Ave., near the heart of Avalon. Construction is expected to take a little more than a year, and the new museum is slated to open in early 2015. Wrigley Schreiner ("Blanny" to her friends), was the eldest child of Philip Knight Wrigley and Helen Atwater Wrigley. She was beloved by the people of Avalon. Born April 19, 1923 in Chicago, IL, she died on Dec. 2, 2010. The new facility will feature a spacious entrance lobby, visitor center and a digital theater that will screen a film on the history of Catalina. There will be a museum store, an outdoor atrium featuring a wall of cascading water and large exhibit galleries. Cooking Channel visits The Cooking Channel hit show "Chuck's Eat the Street" made a pit stop on Catalina Island in the Thursday, Oct. 10, episode. Host Chuck Hughes takes a tour of Crescent Avenue visiting some of the street's best restaurants. Hughes, host of the popular cooking show, visited Lloyd's in mid-July of this year and met with Lloyd's spokesperson Taylor Wilson for the cooking segment. "Generations of Catalina visitors have enjoyed desserts at Lloyd's because we serve delicious, homemade-style treats that are both nostalgic and contemporary, like our gourmet caramel apples," said Buddy Wilson of Lloyd's. "People tend to 'eat with their eyes first' and this is definitely true for our gourmet caramel apples, which remain one of the most popular, delicious and decadent desserts at Lloyd's." Cooking Channel, Page 2 Artist depicts locals fun zone Kymberly Paige Bednar's paint- ings of people of Avalon were fun to look at in July, especially for those familiar with the characters in the small-town. Bednar's paint- ings are intriguing at first blush thanks to the emotion they emit from the subjects--a purposeful technique Bednar said she tried to bring to the nine works in the series. "To me it is always fun to see different sides of a personality in a Artist, Page 5 Fourth of JulY parade is a hit Coming into July there was the usual excitement surrounding the annual Four of July Parade along Crescent Avenue in Avalon. This year's was one of the largest yet, with a beautiful, sunny.and warm day for the event. Bob and Carol Butte of the Churchmouse Marlin Tournament were the grand Marshals. The parade spectators enjoyed another visit from the US Trojan Marching Band and Cheerleaders. The festivities ran 4th of July, Page 4 Meet Julie King Of Conservancy In late August, The Islander introduced readers to Julie King, the Conservancy's busy director in charge of wildlife management. As one of the managers of the program that brought the Catalina Island fox back from the brink of extinction, King-was often seen in classrooms or at social events in the last decade in the company of Tachi. This was a docile and raised-in-captivity ambassador of the Catalina subspecies of Channel Julie King, Page 7 Tuna Club hosts benefit tours The Tuna Club held its annual open house to support the Catalina Island Museum on Aug. 17. The club would sell 60 tickets for the event. The club is the world's first rod and reel angling of tuna, marlin and broadbill swordfish took place in the waters off Catalina Island by members of Avalon's world- famous Tuna Club. A private club since its incep- tion in 1898, the Tuna Club covets Kids At Play celebrates 20th Sean Brannock started Kids At Play in 1993 and debuted its first production of "Where The Wild Things Are" in August of that year. Two decades later, the program is still going strong, presenting two shows a year and giving local children a chance to participate in live theatre. Brannock and Kids At Play pre- sented a "20 Year Gala Celebration" on Sunday, Aug. 11, in the Casino its traditions, the most honored of Theater. Tuna Club, Page 7 Kids At Play, Page 7