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i ina First 150 Islanders get free admission with proof of residency BY GAlL FORNASIERE FOR THE ISLANDER The Catalina Island Museum invites island residents to visit its history galleries and digital the- ater free of charge this Sunday, March 12th. Islander Day offers free admis- sion for the first 150 residents through the door and includes the museum's galleries and digital theater. To receive free admis- sion to the museum every day - including all special exhibitions - you are encouraged to become a member. Museum membership starts at just $45. All children, 15 years and under, receive free admission every day with a paid adult admission. "The Islander" Day program CATALINA ISLAND MUSEUM MARCH 12 Artwork courtesy of Catalina Island Museum was developed to encourage dents of all ages to experience members of the community to the museum. Our ultimate goal is celebrate and share Catalina's to build lifelong museum habits rich history," said Julie Perlin within the community." Lee, Executive Director of the Although the museum staff Catalina Island Museum. "We will likely recognize many faces, look forward to welcoming resi- please be prepared to show proof of residence upon arriv- Day celebration), and Sunday, al at the museum. Acceptable Dec. 31. forms of proof are: city issued The Catalina Island Museum resident card, driver's license or offers the best in art and his- ID reflecting your current street tory exhibitions, music and dance address, a copy of your Southern performances, lectures by guest California Edison bill, a current speakers from all over the world, Catalina Express commuter book, and the finest in silent, documen- or a letter from your employer, tary and international film. Open To receive free admission, you seven days a week from 10:00 am must be an island resident. Non- to 5:00 pm, except Thanksgiving residents will be charged the reg- Day and Christmas Day, the new ular admission price. Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Islander Days will occur four Building is located in the heart of times each year. Be sure to mark Avalon at 217 Metropole Avenue. your calendars for the remain- For more information, the muse- ing 2017 dates: Sunday, June 25, um may be reached by phone at Saturday, Sept. 23 (in conjunc- 310-510-2414 or at its website: tion with the National Museum More than a dozen tours and activities for one low price! Water From page 1 Stage 2 (25 percent) water ration- ing, it would be based on custom- ers' 2012 water usage. Official notice of the end of rationing will be sent out in April, but it is essentially over this week. Lawrence said flow restriction devices will be removed (for a fee) from the homes of people who had them installed following violations of their allotments. Lawrence reminded everyone that the California drought is not over. He said Edison was easing restrictions, but still emphasizing conservation. One change is that instead of watering lawns or gar- dens once a week, Islanders will be allowed to irrigate from 7-9 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. any day of the week. Councilman Joe Sampson said the only good news would be if Edison began construction on water infrastructure. Sampson also wants to see Edison work on getting grant 'It allows people to take a bath.' mAvalon Mayor Anni Marshall on the end of strict water rationing money to pay for the infrastruc- odds over the size and location of ture so the cost isn't passed along water storage facilities. to Islanders, who he said already Chamber President Jim pay the highest water rates in Luttjohann was also happy about the United States. Sampson said the news, especially as it comes Edison needs a water plan. while the Island is preparing for However, most people took spring break business. Luttjohann the announcement as good news. said he hoped Catalina doesn't "We're ecstatic," said Mayor Anni lose forward momentum on water Marshall. storage. He expressed concern that "It allows people to take a the Island lacked the water storage bath," she said. capacity that would ensure the Marshall said ending strict supply against another drought. rationing would take pressure City officials met with rep- off businesses--especially those resentatives of Edison and that have had to ship linens off the California Public Utilities the Island for washing. Marshall Commission at Avalon City Hall expects Islanders to continue this week. Details of the meeting conserving water because it has were not immediately available. become a habit. (Catalina entered According to City Manager Stage 1 restrictions in 2013. Stage David Jinkens, "We are evaluating 3, with as much as 40 to 50 percent the conversation we had today and of rationing based on the 2012 will likely have more to say soon. baseline.) She acknowledged that We were in a meeting for about Edison and city officials remain at two-and-a half hours." Play all day with the Unlimited Fun Day Pass Purchase the Unlimited Fun Day Pass at any Catalina Island Company ticket booth or by calling 877.778,8322, CATALINA IILAND ONIIANY Catalina's premier in-room visitor resourceT ........ TheOatalinalslanderln-RoomMagazine (ATA[_ HA ISLAHDE is coming soon to kick off the 2017 Summer season! ' ...... In addition to being launched inside The Catalina Islander, they are distributed in Avalon hotels vacation rentals, shops,_ restaurants, spas, passenger boats, all over Avalon! The magazine also gets re- plenished in these locations throughout the rest of 2017! An exceptional value! In-Room magazine will feature editorial of the rich and fascinating history of Catalina Island including archives from our own 100+ year old Catalina Islander Newspaper! This has made the maga- zine a collector's item to many interested readers. Don't miss this opportunity to reach your customers where they sleep -in their room! Advertising Jon Remy Cell 714-504-9437 Avalon Office 310-510-0500 Fax 310-510-2882 Email: advertisin Corner of Catalina and Crescent Join Our St. Paddy's Day Celebration Dinner Specials start at 3 pm Smoked Brisket and Braised Cabbage Guinness-Poached Sausage on a Pretzel Roll DJ arid Dancing start at 10 pm No Cover I 21 and Over $2 Late Night Tacos start at 11 pm For dinner reservations, visit or call 310.510.7494 CATALINA IILANO CONPAUV THE CATAUNA ISLANDER Friday, March 10, 2017 ! 8