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Looking back ... answers Readers identify ' ~ 7 r r familiar faces from past Islander pics An astute reader remembered the people in the photo at right and sent in the old caption from the Friday, Jan. 21, 1994 issue'of the Catalina Islander: “Rotary Bookends president Bruce Seibert (far left), Don Gallery (far right) flank proud parents Mary Lou and Ron Eroen and their daughter Emily at center. Photo by Chris Abel.” Boating safety grants available BoatUS Foundation offers grants to for projects STAFF REPORT The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water just made it easier for nonprof- it organizations including com- munity—based groups, boat clubs, angling and environmental orga— nizations, USCG Auxiliary, or US Power Squadrons to apply for a Grassroots Grant. Started over 25 years ago, the BoatUS member-funded grant program provides groups up to $10,000 to help educate boaters on . safe and clean boating topics. The Foundation announced todayu a completely new “365»—day rolling” grant application primes? that allows applicants to apply at any time throughout the year, speeding the review process and allowing more flexibility in fund- ing projects. Submitting a short letter of intent explaining why their idea is all an applicant needs to do and Heating Co. otAvaion. iii: atrium termites SANDY PIIINAM Like me, Sandy Putnam celebrates being a native lslander. Unlike me, and many other "islanders" she has lived in Avalon for a good portion of her adult life. Sandy has a thorough grasp of issues that lsland residents have wrestled with for years. Most importantly, Sandy is an indepentent thinker and really bright. After graduating from Avalon High School, with honors, in 1961, and later, graduating from the prestigious Georgetown University, Sandy ‘Jones, Capitani‘ Putnam, returned to her home town to manage Carson family owned business properties established in 1919 by her Grandfather Carl Carson. Mr. Carson Founded Carson Plumbing When l became involved with “Save the Avalon Chime Tower Project" and looking for an ally, Sandy recognized the urgency of that issue and will- ingly joined me, from day one, to make it OUR Project. Sandy Putnam's unwavering support from the get-go speaks volumes about-an lslander‘s; Sandra Putnam’s commitment to all things Avalon, historical and thing ahead. Proposals that will, for betteror worse, influence our community. Talk to Sandra. Get her position on thing "Avalon", now and later. When you do, Sandra Putnam's bid for Avalon City Council will make sense. it will earn your support as it has mine. Elect Sandy Putnam to be your smart, savvy, independent, City Council Woman, devoted to Avalon's future, shaped from her being a living part of Avalon's colorful past. Every vote counts. Let yours make sense for Avalon! Cast your vote for Sandra Putnam for City Council. F011 Alflllflfl CITY 0011MB“ Advertisement. Paid for by: Elect Sandy Putnam for Ava/en C; Council to start the process. If the idea is strong and meets Grassroots Grant program guidelines, BoatUS Foundation will ask for a'full pro— posal. Gone is having to wait for the once-a-year “cycle” of funding, and groups will have better ability to apply for funds when they need them. Decision-making will also be greatly expedited. Past projects have ranged from public service announcements on the effects of boating under. the influence and installing fishing line recycling'bins, to hands-on education about the effects of marine debris and a unique air- borne blimp adorned with boating safety messages. Since 1989, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.3 million to organizations that have developed creative projects to promote safe and clean boating on their local waterways. For more information or how to apply, go to BoatUS.org/grants. Please email your submissions to editor @thecatalinaislander.com Tourism From paget Chambers spreadsheet, income from thi transient occupancy (hotel bet) tax increased 15 per— cent last par. Accordng to HdL Companies (sic), the city’s consultant, actual sales inceased 3.3 percent from July to Sotember of last year. The fourth qmrter 2015 report is not yet availaile. Howeer, according to the Chamber speadsheet, the 2015 sales tax revenue increased. by as... Dorothea Sanchez, of Avlon, recognized the boys in the Feb. 5, 2016 “Looking Back.” “I’m sure someone has already written in, but just in case: the picture is of James Seegers and Adam Nelson. I’ve been enjoying the picturesi” about $40,000 from 2014. Those numbers have not been audited. Chamber President/CEO Jim Luttjohann attributed the increased visitor-driven revenue to mild weather and fewer .wind events than the Island has seen so far this year. He also attributed the increase to marketing activities by the Chamber, the Santa Catalina Island Company and Catalina Express. “All the writingion the wall indicates an on-going positive trend,” Luttjohann said. According to Luttjohann, the US. Travel Association anticipates people will be traveling more this year. According to a footnote in the Chamber report, the numbers are based on cash reporting. The city staff report to the City Council pointed out the report is based on the calendar year. City accounting is based on a July-June fiscal year. According to Mescher, you should focus the year-to—year rev- enues rather than the month—to— month figures. :Catalinanlsiander's Recreational Summary 3’ Partly Cloudy 66 / 54 Precip Chance: 10% Partly Cloudy 65/52 fanning lottex O»Z: Low. 3—5: Modernte,6-7: High, 840: Very High. 11+: Extreme Exposure Last Week's Aimanac Weather Trivia Is it ever to cold to snow? O ’1} am ui enusiom stamp: st 919m ‘5an 11 p10 moq Jeueui ou ‘oN :Ja‘n'srrv \‘eather History — Though fair weather was foreast. President Taft was inauguratd amidst a furious storm. About 10 inches of wet snow disrupted travel and communications. The storm drew much criticism against the US. Weather Bureau. ., ’— Mostly Cldudy Avalon's Seven Dav Forecast 3' Partly Cloudy 61/51 60/49 Recreational Forecast Today we will see partly cloudy skies with a high temperature of 66°, humidity of 88%. The record high temperature for today is 86° set in 1968. Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight with an overnight low of 54°. The record low for tonight is 34" set in 1951. Saturday, skies will be partly ' Cloudy with a high temperature of 65°, humidity of 82%. Skies will be mostly cloudy Saturday night with a slight chance of rain, overnight low of 52°. Expect mostly cloudy skies Sunday with a slight chance of rain, high temperature of 61°. Skies will become partly cloudy Monday'with a slight chance of rain , high temperature of 60°. ‘ Tides This Week - , Avalon High Low High Lin! 5227 am 12:46 pm 7:14 pm None 6:16am 12:11 am 7:41 pm 1:21 pm 7:01 am 12:57 am ‘ 1:55 pm 7:45 am 1:40 am 2:29 pm 8:28 am 2:23 am 3:04 pm 9:12 am 3:07 am . 3:39 pm 9:59 am 10:27 pm ,4: 16 pm M Mostly Cloudy 58 / 49 Precip Chance: 10% Precip Chance: 20% Precip Chance: 20% Precip Chance: 20% Precip Chance: 10% PFECiP Chancel 10% Day Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed 9:17am Thu 10:04am 4:023m y Mostly Cloudy 56/48 11 ay Partly Cloudy 62 / 51 Peak Fishing Times T is Week AM EM 7:03-9:03 7:33-9:33 7:57—9:57 8:27-10:27 , 8:52-10:52 9:22-11:22 9:47—11:47 10:17-12:17 10:42-12:42 11:12-1212 11:38-lz38 -——— 1:03-3:03 12133-2233 1181 Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Catalina Harbo High L911 High L93! 5:32 am 12:54 pm 7:19 pm None 6:21 am 12:19am 7:46 pm 1:29 pm 7:06 am 1:05 am 8:15 pm 2:03 pm 7:50 am 1:48 am 8:46 pm 2:37 pm 8:33 am 2:31 am 919 pm 3:12 pm 3:15am 9.54pm 3:47 pm 10.32 pm 800-830-7744 Catalinainfo.com Departs Balboa Pavilion 9am Return from Avalon departs 4:30pm Stay and Play Packages Save money and have a great time. Please see our web site for a list of our partner hotels and tours. “Friday, M5rbn“4,'2'61e?11