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Divers enter the waters of Avalon Harbor to see what "treasure" they can find resting on the sand below the waves. Annual diver event dive community in an effort to cleanup Avalon benefits Island Harbor, and this event is the only Hyperbaric Chamber time diving is permitted in the Harbor. For the first time since the STAFF REPORT event began, we have permission The 33rd Annual Avalon to add Lover's Cove to our dive Underwater Cleanup is scheduled sites! Lover's Cove is a protected for Saturday, Feb. 22. marine preserve by the State of The Cleanup is an annual dive California and is normally closed event held at Avalon Harbor on to divers. Catalina Island. The event was Over the years, the event has started in the 1970s by the local grown to become one of the most From page 1 came every day. One day some of the children were not picked up. When Pastor searched for their parents he found that the parents had moved to the mountains to be away from the earth quake dam- age. The parents would not take the children because they could not feed or care for them. That is trow.'~tre" "orphanage1 started - in Pastors unfinished house for'sleeping ~ind a palm frond hut for a church building. Thanks to generous support of prayer, labor, and money, the orphanage now has facilities to house and feed the children. The needs are many: safe drinking water, adequate food, medical care and educational supplies. Presently there are 47 children and 14 adults at the United Hearts Orphanage, all Working together toward a better life, For more information or to sup- port the orphanage go to: www. unitedheartsorphanage.org. Ih Avalon you can contact Darlene Schmeckpeper at 310-418-0638- when she's back from Haiti. R popular dive events in Southern California. In years' past we have had over 500 divers who had a great time retrieving trash and lost items from the harbor as well as celebrating the event. There are numerous parties around town on both Friday and Saturday nights as divers revel in the warm friend- ly atmosphere of Catalina Island. Several dive clubs also have made this event one of their premier social events of the year. The proceeds of the Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup ben- efit the USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and the Catalina Conservancy's Robert E. Given Fund for Ocean Conservation and Educational Outreach established in the name of Dr. Robert Given. The USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber is a 24/7 emergency recompression facility on Catalina that serves thousands of div- ers who frequent the waters of Southern California. Avalon Underwater Cleanup is a green event: invitations and notifications for this event are via email only. Send email to Meet Paloma, the Chief Operating Puppy of Two's Company of Avalon. Cathy Plank is her owner and best friend. Do you have a p~t: ~SUrw6uld like featured in the Islander's Pet of the Week feature? We would like to have your pet's story in the Catalina Islander. Tell us a little about your pet's personality, eating habits, pasttimes. ;Sefid 'infdr~attfri alatJ:~0to by e-mail to editor@thecatali- naislander.com 0tTtlLII lt ISLtlIIDt3R Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windle Publisher Vince Bodiford vince@thecatalinaislander.com Editor Dennis Kaiser editor@thecatalinaislander.com Advertising Jon Remy advertising@thecatalinaislander.com Office Assistant Kristy Throndson offlce@thegatalinaislander.com Accounting Judy Murray judy@localnewspapers.org Graphic Designer Christy Smith 635 CRESCENT AVENUE SUITE A AVALON, CA 90704 (310) 510-0500 FAX: (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O.Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 DEADLINES Calendar: Noon Monday I News: 5 p.m. Monday i Display Advertising: 2 p.m. TuesdaY I Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday I Legal/Public Notices: 5 p.m. Monday SUBSCRIPTIONS Send to manager@cinews.us One Year Subscription: Catalina .............................................. $39 Mainland ............................................ $48 . Subscriptions via First Class Mail are available for $80/year A Publication of CommunityMedla Corporation. CATALINA ISLANDER (USPS 093-140) Acceptance under 39C, RR. 3464 periodicals postage paid at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices, Adjudication Decree NO. 377596; Date of Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown in the Pe*Jtion for Adjudication: The Catalina Islander. Published weekly at 101 Marilfa Avenue, #6 Avalon, CA 90704. The entire contents of The Catalina Islander are copyrighted by The Catalina Islander. No part may be repro- duced in any fashion without written consent of the publisher. This publication is printed almost entirely on recycled paper. Contents Copyright 2014 and Title Registered, Catalina Islander, inc., All Rights Reserved. ~ PROUD MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION 4~ BUOYS & GULLS CATALINA ISLAND LIMITED EDITION CATALINA SHIRTS! 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