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Page 4 The CATAUNA ISLANDER Friday, May 22, 2009 Im About 400 people sat under the twinkling stars of the Avalon Theatre to experience silent film at its best at the annual Silent Film Festival. The crowd cheered when award-winning organist Robert D. Salisbury opened the program with a rousing version of Avalon, after which he exclaimed to his fans, "I love you all!" It was the perfect beginning to a w0nderful aftemoon of cel- to preserve and share Catalina's cultural heritage. After a small band of pirates swept into the auditorium bran- dishing sabers and pistols, the pro- gram began. Ron Doutt, the recently retired president and CEO of the Santa Catalina Island Company, emceed the program. Silent film historians Jeffrey Vance and Tony Maietta gave a glimpse into the star of the movie, ebr~ting~nt film in the historic Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and the s dings of one of Southern movie itself. ~:~imostbeloved historic Vance and Maietta recently mogiei~Mees, : wrote and published a biography The eVent is organized by the on Fairbanks, still available at the Catalina Island Museum both as a fundraiser and as an educational program to recreate the heydays of Avalon and early Hollywood. The event grossed more than $34,000. All proceeds will help Museum store. The main feature, "The Black Pirate," awed many with its groundbreaking two-color Technicolor, elaborate sets and amazing stunts. In a press release, organiz- to support the Museum,s mission ers thanked the corporations NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Avalon is seek- ing candidates to fill four vacancies on the Avalon Medical Development Corporation Board of Directors. The terms will expire on June 30, 2012. Any citizen interested in serving on this Board should pick up an application at City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Road, and return it in person or send to the City Clerk, PO Box 707~~1on, CA 90704. The qleadlin~-f~?'subYnittifig applications is Tuesday, .June 9, 2009. Appointments will be made at the June 16, 2009 City Council Meeting. Denise A. Radde, City Clerk Dated this 29th day of May 2009. Published: The Catalina Islander, May Copy to: Catalina Cable Company 29 and June 5 Catalina's Beauty for a of the Cost your time and energy consider a Volunteer Vacation! Enjoy scenic interior and picturesque beaches. Meet new, like-minded friends. Enjoy homemade dinners and a campfire at night. Drift to sleep in a comfortable tent cabin, serenaded by the sounds ofnature, underneath a cartopy of stars. Six Days-Five Ni $180 per person June 22-27 Want to volunteer, but enjoy the vacation home or luxur) Explorer" Volunteer Vacation anytime. Cost: $498 per couple individuals. Call Janet, Catalina Rentals 30-days prior, at (800) 631 5-10 & 19-24 that sponsored the film festival: Ohana Harbor Coffee, Rusack Vineyards, Connolly-Pacific Co., The Santa Catalina Island Company, The Log, Triana at Av.alon and Avalon Rotary Club for supporting the annual event, along with all the VIPs, special benefactor Pat Pratt and vol- unteers. Plans are underway for next year's event. For more infor- mation about upcoming exhib- its and events log on to www. or call (310) 510-2414. (L to R): Emily Cleveland, Jared Ruplinger, Jorge Mulgado made up a small band of pirates that swept into the auditorium brandishing sabers and pis- tols at the Silent Film Festival. II The Avalon Girl Youth work, and the other to learn Team Basketball League proved to be concepts. another successfulyear. This was They would then get to the second largest year of partici- put those skills to work during pation with 36 girls from 6th- to 8 Saturday games. 8th-grades competing. During the regular season the They were split up into fourgames would be played equally teams all named after professional down the stretch with over half the WNBA teams, the Shock, Suns,games being decided in the final Sparks, and Storm. minute. Six games would come The young ladies practiced down to the final shot. two days a week. One for skill Thefinalstandingswouldhave and photos. SoftCover the Storm going undefeated 8-0 in League, followed by the Shock 4-4, Sparks 3-5, and the Suns 1-7. The Storm did not win easily but, when the game was close, they played team defense and had the best closer in the game, 6th-grader Joanna Chavoya to finish the deal. Overall the regular season was fun and exciting to watch with great parent support. The playoffs would contin- ue with the same intensity. The Storm faced the Suns and the Shock faced the Sparks. The Storm would be challenged falling behind early in the first half only to turn it on again in the second winning by double-digits. The Shock and Storm would keep the game within three points with many lead changes. But the Shock would come out victorious in the final minutes. This would lead us to a much anticipated mathup for the finals, with the two best point guards, League MVP Marisa Morones from the Shock and Tournament MVP Chavoya from the Sparks. The Shock would fall behind by 11 points going into half time. Then Morones with steals, blocks an~ assits would lead her team back to within one point by the start of the fourth quarter. Chavoya would then take ov}r~ scoring two straight 3-point- ers in a row and an explosive drive to the basket. That gave her team a 9-point lead which they would not relinquish the rest of the game, winning the Tournament Championsh.ip to go with their League Championship. Atthe ceremonies, theAll Star team members were announced. The'All Stars consisted of Sun's pl@ers Nancy Valverde, Nikki Kennedy, the Spark's Vanessa Sanches, Alicia Chavez, Shock's Rachel McCormick, Celeste Razo, Marisa Morones, the Storm's L.a " Unitan, Laura Amezcua, and Joanna Chavoya. With talent like these girls and the many more who played this year, Avalon will have plenty of excitement for many years to come. Contact us at (310) 510-0500 or