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10th Annual Taste winners announced Maggie's, Avalon Grille, and Lloyd's of Avalon Win STAFF REPORT Maggie's Blue Rose, E1 Galleon, Avlilon Grille, and Lloyd's of Avalon Win the 10th Annual Taste Around of Avalon The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the tenth annual Taste Around of Avalon, is pleased to announce the winners of this year's "Best Tastes." This year's winner of the "Best Taste of Food" is Maggie's Blue Rose and the "Best Taste of Drink - with alcohol" winner is E1 Galleon. The "Best Taste of Drink - with- out alcohol" is Avalon Grille and the "Best Taste of Dessert" winner is the Lloyd's of Avalon. Fourteen participating estab- lishments offered 22 "tastes" in the annual event held last Thursday, May 29th as the kick-off to the four day Flying Fish Festival. Each first place winner receives $100 and is honored in the annual Catalina Island Visitors Guide. Approximately nine hundred par- ticipants enjoyed the beautiful eve- ning tasting the scrumptious food, dessert and drink offerings and then voting for their favorites. Maggie's Blue Rose won in the "Best Taste of Food" category. They served up a delicious plate- ful of Pork Adobo with Pineapple Salsa, Avocado Enchiladas and Mole Braised Duck Taquitos. Three Palms came in 2nd place with their Pot Sticker with Chief's Special Sauce and Teriyaki Salmon and Chinese Chicken Salad. Third place went to Bluewater Avalon with their Ponzu Scallop, smartly served in a scallop shell. The "Best Taste of Drink- with alcohol" was won by El Galleon with their Apple Jack Whiskey Sour and Hot Lemonade. 2nd place went to the Bluewater Avalon for their tasty Cucumber Mojito and the Marlin Club came in 3rd with their Marlin Club Green Tea and Honey Jack Lemonade. In a closely contested race, the Avalon Grille won the "Best Taste of Drink without alcohol" for their Hawaiian Fruit Punch. In 2nd place was Descanso Beach Club for their Mango drink and 3rd place went to the Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co. for their Ginger Peach Iced Tea. Lloyds of Avalon won first place for the "Best Taste of Dessert" with their refreshing Root Beer Float and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co. came in 2nd for their Eclipse Cookie and new to the Island, Avocado Caf6, came in third with Disney favorite, Dole Whip. Congratulations to all the win- ners. A big thank you to all the food and beverage establishments for participating and to all the resi- dents and visitors who enjoyed the Taste and who continued their culinary journey into the week with Avalon's 2nd Annual Avalon Restaurant Week. We hope to see everyone at the next year's Taste Around of Avalon on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Calendar From page 12 ing of the film in the Avalon Theatre at 7 p.m. Pattie Boyd has agreed to a live interview just after the film, in which she will discuss her memo- ries of the Beatles, including meet- ing her husband on the set. Tickets are $8 for members of the museum and $10 for the general public. Catalina Island Museum, 310-510-2414, www. catalinaislandmuseum.org. Aero Club Social Fly-in (weather permitting)mJuiy 12 Fly-in or take the Wildlands Express from the Avalon Plaza to the Airport in the Sky on the sec- ond Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit with pilots from around the region and view amazing airplanes. 2nd Saturday of the month. 310-510-0954. www. CatalinaConservancy.org. XcepUonal Blues Featuring Billy ThompsOnmJuly 19 The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Xceptional Music Company are pleased to present this free, family friendly Summer Concert Series, next to the Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage. Concerts are from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. A Beer & Wine Garden will be available at all concerts. Inaugural Gold Star Dive m July 19 Scuba divers search for gold stars in Casino Point Underwater Park. This event is a fundrais- er for the LA County Sheriff's Community Programs and the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. ASCSA Avalon Station Community Services Association. 310-510-0174. August 'Chaplin and Goddard' Exhibitmthrough September 28 She was an aspiring actress. He was an acknowledged genius. They shared.a secret love. Alove that could never be revealed. They had only one escape. An island, 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. Catalina Island Museum, 310-510-2414, www.catalinaislandmuseum.org. Kid's Fishing Derby-- through August 27 Meet at the Green Pier each Wednesday at 7 a.m. City of Avalon Recreation Department. Staying connected with Catalina just got a lot easier. rtc IS e rla: ,erln lnce : .rent t [room ,lmDor ]SL$DD(00R .COM Independence Day events The annual Fourth of July Parade, as seen above in this photo from the 2012 parade, will be part of the Island's Independence Day festivities. For details, see the listing on this page. cArlene l. Clayton-CPosner March 13th, 1915- May 22nd, 2014 If only I had wings that I might fly away and find rest. Far away I would flee; I would stay in the desert. ] would soon find a shelter from the raging storm. (Psalms Chapter 55) We live our fives craving to be seen and appreciated for who we uniquely are, and when our fives end, an irreplaceable space is left behind. Arlene's own way of appreciating, creating and sharing love under any circumstance will never be replicated. With her impeccable style and gracious manners, she was a true lady. After a childhood spent in New York, and several other places along the wa; Arlene moved her.way to California and wed her first husband Jack Robert- son who gave her greatest trea- sure of all, her only daughter Jerri Lee. Upon his death in 1948, Arlene and Jerri moved to Avalon, a place the three of them had visited some years back and just fell in love. With her experience working in dress shops and her love of fashion she got a job at the local chil- dren's shop, Melody's, her sec- ond greatest treasure, that she eventually purchased where she clothed most of Avalon's youth for nearly thirty years. She met the true love of her life in early 1961, a handsome contractor David Pos- net, who she at first wouldn't give the time of day. But that David sure didn't take no for an answer and contin- ued to pursue her un- til she agreed to finally go outwith him and they enjoyed fozty-five amazing years together until David's death in 2006. Our family would like to acknowledge Arlene's healthcare team for the wonderful care she received, particularly Santa Dominguez and all the doctors and nurses of Avalon MediCal Center along with all the support and love from everyone on the island. Number two of eight children born to Clinton and Mernie Ring, Arlene was a loyal sister. She is preceded in death by brothers Pat, Norman, Jay, sisters Hazel, Muriel and Doris, As well as her beloved daughter Jerri Lee Powell. She is survived by her brother Carl Ring, step-daughter Diane Thaxton, three grandchildren, great-grandchildren David (Candis), Jillian, Allie, Michael, Chelsea, Shane, as well as her two great'-granddaughters Hannah and Taylor. As well as many valued nieces, nephews, and friends. As her survivors, we will strive to fill the empty space she has left behind by expecting the best of our- selves, working hard and reflecting well on our family. The family would like to invite anyone who would like to celebrate Arlene's life to join them Sunda3 June 8th at 3pm at the Cross by Mt. Ada for her memorial with her Celebration of Life immedi- ately following at the Pancake Cottage. THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, June 6, 2014 ! 13