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El Avalon Veteran's Memorial Park PURCHASE A BRICK FOR THE MEMORIAL Contact Dave Gardner (310) 510-1484 or write: Avalon Veterans of Foreign Wars, P.O. Box 1672 Avalon, Ca 90704 In 2006, most of the street signs in Avalon were replaced wlth new ones. The project took just over a year to complete and made it much easier for people to find their way around town. The new signs were designed by Claudia Canby who was respired by Catalina tile decoratior~. Can- by said that the biggest challenge that she faced was finding the tile designs m books and connecting them with the various sized signs already in place. "I tried to get as close to the Catalina tiles design as I could," she said. Once she had the .basic design down, Canby got a map of the city and went around to all the places where street signs already existed. She also had to design new ones for locations where they were now deemed to be needed. "There were a lot of street signs that never existed," she said. There was also a public safety element in creating the new signs. Canby said that for many years most of the people who provided emergency services on Catalina lived on the Island and knew their way around with or without street signs. However, more recently the Is- land has seen more visiting emer- gency personnel who don't know where they are going without the benefit of streets clearly marking the way. "With so many of these people coming from over town to work here, a lot of new signs were needed," Canby said. This was especially true during the fire of 2007 when the Island saw nearly 800 visiting emergency respond- ers who helped to keep the town of Avalon safe. [ CATALINA COUPLES: DAVE AND DARLYNN HUBERT Please send us your favorite photo of yourself or the of another local Catalina couple to be included in the Catalina Islander. They can be young or old. In special places, special occasions or just at home. Email your high resolution photo to CATALINA : COUNTRY CLUB 2 FOR1 CHICKEN POT PIES Free range chicken, organic vegetables, cream sauce with puff pastry. $18.00 March 25 - 31 6 1 Friday, March 25, 2011 The CATAUNA ISLANDER