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UPCOMING EVENTS ON CATALINA "" P .,,) March Thru-3/31 Avalon: 100 Years of Bizarre, Fascinating and Colorful History. To mark Avalon's centenni- al in 2013, the Catalina Island Museum hosting an exhibition devoted to the colorful, strange and often shocking history of Catalina Island. The exhibition highlights people, events and moments that shaped the unique culture of Avalon. Open Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Located in the Casino Building. Catalina Island Museum (310) 510-2414, www. Thru-9/1 Scavenger Hunt, Urban Adventure Quest Challenge--thru Sept. 1 Part game, part tour, solve clues and challenges around Avalon, and be entered into a team competition for a free Quest awarded each month. Free Quest can be used in any of 25 Quest cities. Team size is two to five people. You must use promo code: CATCHALLENGE Health Fair From page 1 to the Ballroom were too discour- aged to participate. At "Health Fest 2014" everyone will have easy access to important screenings for diabetes, skin can- cer, vision and hearing problems, podiatry, blood pressure, HIV, cholesterol, prostate, pulmonary function and more. Fun activities and music are planned along with healthy food options and information about CIMC's successful "Stepping Into Health" Group Lifestyle Balance classes, CHOICES programs for Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windle Publisher Vince Bodiford Editor Dennis Kaiser Advertising Jon Remy Office Assistant Kristy Throndson Business Office Graphic Designer Christy Smith Multimedia Director Franco Te 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 One Year Subscription: Catalina .............................................. $39 Mainland ............................................ $48 Subscriptions via First Class Mail are available for $~,O/year A Publication of CommunityMedla Corporation. CATALINA ISLANDER (USPS 093-140) Acceptance under 39C, F.R. 3464 periodicals postage paid at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices. Adjudication Decree No. 377598. Date of Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: The Catalina Islander. Published weekly at 101 Marilla 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 Rigfits Reserved. ~It PROUD MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION to be entered into the competi- tion and to receive 15 percent off. Good for the Catalina walk- ing tour only. Must have a smart phone to play. Sign up online at April Thru-9/1 Scavenger Hunt, Urban Adventure Quest Challenge See March for full description. Sign up to play online at www. 4/5 19th Annual Conservancy Ball Co-sponsored by the Conservancy Marineros, this year's Conservancy Ball will be a fun-filled elegant evening! The black tie event includes dinner and dancing with silent and live auc- tions. Register early- tickets do sell out. Catalina Island Conservancy. 310-510-2595 ext.140, www., ball@ youth and families, and other mental health and social services. Save the date: Thursday May 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tell a friend. Consider volunteering or making a financial donation. Donations from local businesses and organizations are essential to help with the costs associated with sponsoring this year's ambitious and exciting plans. This inclusive event is an oppor- tunity for businesses to promote a "celebration of health" by encour- aging workws to take time off to attend "He~,th Fest" and receive these free or low-cost screenings and important medical consulta- 4/4-4/6 Welcome Spring at the "M" by Zest Catering & Events Spring has sprung with a new array of seasonal ingredients. 310- 510-8404, www.zestcateringcata- 4/9 Catalina Film Society, (2nd Wednesday, every other month) An opportunity for film enthu- siasts to enjoy, discuss and cel- ebrate brand new unreleased independent films on a monthly basis. Suggested donation of $10 for non-members, or become a member and support the effort to celebrate and educate the art of independent films. 818-787-1946, www.CatalinaFEorg 4/12 Aero Club Social Fly-In (2nd Sat. of the month, weather permitting) Fly-in or take the Wildlands Express from the Avalon Plaza to the Airport in the Sky. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit with pilots from around the region and view amaz- ing airplanes. tions. "This is a potentially life- changing event and an opportu- nity for information, detection and prevention of serious medical conditions," Sampson said. For additional details about volunteering or recommending a healthcare provider to participate in this year's "Health Fest," call Dawn Sampson at (310) 510-0520 or email dsampson@cimedical- To make a donation, make out checks to Catalina Island Medical Center (please indicate it is for Health Fest 2014) and mail them to PO Box 1563 Avalon, CA 90704. At Little Harbor this week- end, some concerned campers called Marine Mammal Rescue because they thought this juve- nile Elephant Seal was in dis- tress. However, it turned out he was fine. That's Jon Council, renowned Catalina scuba diver on new As construction continues on the former El Encanto building, the new destination spa is begin- ning to emerge and is due to open early summer. As with any 82-year-old build- ing, as the remodel progresses, some construction issues are beginning to pop up that need to be addressed. Most of these issues were anticipated, some were not. The main focus has been on the replacement of portions of the foundation in the entry tower. As work progressed, it was discovered that the foundation was not struc- turally adequate for the building. Join us at the Avalon Grille for Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm. Enjoy 50% off draft beer, house wines, and well cocktails. Photo by Kristy Throndson in the Marine Mammal Rescue uniform. Do you have a pet or animal story you would like featured in the Islander's Pet of the Week or Critter Corner features? Send information and photo by e-mail to editor@thecatali- The entire building had to be held up while the eroding foundation was removed and a completely new foundation was poured. Originally the entire roof of the building was to be preserved, but a considerable amount of leak- age was found throughout. In analyzing the individual tiles, the company found that a number of them were replacement tiles that had been installed over the years and that the original roof tiles that were left had become brittle and broken and would not be suitable for re-use once the roof had been protected from leaks. After con- sulting with their designers and contractors, the Island Company made the decision to replace a large section of the roof with a similar red barrel tile to guarantee that the roof will be water-tight and will present an architectural appearance that is consistent with the original building. The origi- nal roof tile on the entry tower and on the two other existing towers will likely remain in place. The arched entrance and vaulted ceil- ing will also remain. The stucco wall along the Marilla side of the project has unfortunately disconnected from the building frame. It was not possible to reconnect the stucco with a water-tight seal. The com- pany is working with consultants and contractors to install the new stucco in a manner that allows it to fit in with the original mix of stucco styles on the building. All other historic aspects of the building will remain with some elements being preserved for later use in another venue. The two 1917 Palladian windows from the Hotel St. Catherine are being protected and will be reused or relocated; as are the large Catalina bird tile murals that adorned both interior and exterior walls. Rare original Indian head tiles are preserved and will be reused. The two Wrigley Company safes that were discovered at the beginning of the project will find permanent homes within the Island Company. As the Spa project continues, the Island Company has and will continue to work to preserve Avalon's historic past, landmark buildings and Catalina tiles to share with generations to come. 2 ', Friday, March 21, 2014 THE CATALINA ISLANDER