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With Tina Scuba Luv's catch of week is local dental office This week I would like to write about my neighbor, the Avalon Dental Clinic. Many of those in town do not know that the Avalon Dental Clinic has moved to Catalina Avenue and accepts many dental plans. How awesome is it to make an appointment right here on the island, with two very knowl-from Creighton University, edgeable, and confident dentists! School of Dentistry in Nebraska. The two dentist are Dr. Ben Dr. Calise has served many fam- Calise, and Dr. Ben Eroen. in ily members of our community. addition sharing a first name, Most recently, a former the two also just celebrated their islander knew his son was birthdays, Jan. 8] Dr. Calise has extremely apprehensive about Pictured above are Avalon dentists Ben Calise and Ben Eroen. Photo by Tina Kennedy been serving island teeth for visiting the dentist. He came the past 43 years! In that time all the way from Virginia, for he and his wife Maria, parthis first visit. It was successful. Visitors to the island have also Ben was not sure what he was office on Metropole, and use time assistant, have raised three Some islanders who move away, met Dr. Calise who is always going to do next. Dr. Calise asked his own property on Catalina beautiful daughters in Avalon, come back to the island andthere, with all theiremergencies, him about dentistry, thinking Avenue, as his work place. The and presently have three grand- schedule an appointment with 1 have sent many divers to him retirement was not too far away, new office is quite spectacular I children. Dr. Calise graduated their long time trusted, Dr. Ben. over the course of years. He has and Ben Eroen expressed inter- (1 can't wait for a field trip with saved their vacations. He has est. Soon thereafter, Ben Eroen preschoolers) Other locals are made so many friends over the was accepted to University of employed at the office as well. years. Southern California, School of lt's fun to go the dentist. One friend he made was Ben Dentistry. Ben and Holly, with Make comparisons. Let's see, Eroen, son of local pastor, as a family of four children, reside option one: take a day off, go young sprout. Ben grew up on on the mainland, but Dr. Ben overtown early on the boat, rent the island, graduated in Avalon, Eroen, has been coming to the a car, race to your dentist on class of 2000, and then graduat- island since graduation, and freeways, etc, buy unnecessary ed from University of Redlands. working at Avalon Dental Clinic items to make the trip worth it, Ben was in for his regular visit part time. OR option two: call 310-510- with Dr. Calise, after graduat- Since retirement is not in the 0322, and make an appointment, ing and marrying Avalon High books as of yet for Dr. Calise, Monday-Thursday, on Catalina School, sweetheart, Holly Olsen. he decided to move his longtime Avenue with one of the Ben's! ISLAND SPA Discover 10 Tips for a Healthier }bu Catalina Island Medical Center's New recreational boat Capacity" (H-5) standard for upper vessels, trawlers, houseboats and decks on recreational boats. Upper even some pontoon boats. Dr. Aimee Warren to share her insights at upper deck capacity decks are often referred to as the ?New boats with upper decks Island Spa Catalina I Wednesday, Jan. 18 6:30 pm standards coming "fly bridge" or "upper helm?' The will soon have an additional capac- new standard, which is partly in ity placard for those areas to help Complkmentary beverages from Encanto Care will De served. FOR THE ISLANDER response to fatal capsizing accidents boaters make smart choices about involving overloaded fly bridges, loading and stability," said BoatUS Join us for a chance to Win a Keep Fit Card, which includes 10 fitness classes. Reserve your place by calling 310.510.7300 or email info@islandspacatalina.com. The membership organization will now include upper-deck weight Seaworthy magazine Editor Charles that sets safety standards for rec- capacity regardless of boat length. Fort. "This will help ensure boaters Island Spa Catalina 1163 Crescent Ave Avalon reational boat design and manu- Upper decks are typically found don't make the mistake of overload- facturing, the American Boat & on boats greater than 25 feet and ing the upper deck." SANTA CATALINA Yacht Council, has revised its "Boat often found on fly bridge sportfish The majority of boats built today ....... adhere to ABYC's voluntary stan- dards through the National Marine Manufacturers Association certifi- cation program. AdditionallY, ABYC offers stan- -~- ~ dards for the maintenance and repair of recreational boats. "A boat that's designed, built, maintained or repaired to ABYC standards helps ensure a safe day on the water," said Fort. Owners of older boats with upper decks may find the capacity in their owner's manual or by contacting the manu- facturer. An issue for small and large boats, capsizings and sinkings are at the heart of a new BoatUS ISLAND SPA Marine Insurance Program study ( 7, ,.4~7 ..... that looked at five years of the asso- ciation's member insurance claims Don't Miss Our Lu:re Lounge Premiere files. The study reveals how these Friday, January 20 i 4 to 8 pm I Only $25 accidents happen and what boaters !r, ciudes champagne, shared plates and other refreshments, can do to avoid them, and it can be Luxe Lounge is a monthly event where we invite you to try mini versions of found in the August 2016 issue of our most popular treatments so you can find the ones just right for you. BoatUS Seaworthy at http://goo.gl/ t m3hqO3. On the menu this month Mini Facials Brow Refresh Make Up Touch Up Data shows that while most cap- sizes occurred in smaller boats, Appointments are required. Make yours today. Call 310.510.7300 or email info@islandspacatalina.com. 18 percent occurred in boats over 25 feet. For more information on SANTA CATALINA ABYC standards, go to http://aby- ISLANn COMP^NV Cinc.org. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 ....... 2 ~ Friday, January 13, 2017 THE CATALINA ISLANDER