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With Chuck Liddell March beneath the surface, rather than "I n t e r e s t i n g / U n u s u a I above; more like a dolphin than Q u e s t i o n s / C o m m e n t s a sea lion. "Duke" Fishman used Concerning Catalina Island" to call me "Champ" and claimed (additional ones, www.catali- that he taught me to swim, and he had for countless others, but I am Overheard in the Post Office afraid that he was amiss with his line, "How many stamps does recollections this time! it take to send this postcard to " America?" MY FIRST PARADE: As "Do people live on the Island many of you know, I "came out" or do they commute from the on May 21, as part of a corn- mainland everyday?" munity celebration of my 70th "Where do I catch the boat to birthday (really May 24) and my California?" attempt at a "legacy" to be the "Are the people here consid- "voice" and "poster child" for ered U. S. Citizens?" those desiring to make their own "Do you have flush toilets journeys of self-realization. On here?" June l l, starting at the "Wrigley oo Stage" and ending up at the MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH Casino, there was a "LGBTQ THE OCEAN: Over the last two EQUALITY MARCH" and I columns, I have shared my feel- attended! My new roommate, ing about "Mother Ocean" (you and new senior assistant manager can check out these columns and of our local US Bank Branch, ALL of my past ones, www. Lesley Surratt, offered to accom- catalinaislandman,com), but pany me on this first endeavor I have forgotten to talk about into my acceptance of myselfi It actually being in the action. I was a GREAT experience! There have been "told" that I started were approximately 150 part.ici- swimming at around 18 months, pants from across the country, I would be down at the beach most from the mainland, but we and crawl to the water's edge, had a respectable local turnout. get wet, go back up, come down As Mayor Anni Marshall was at again, repeat! As the harbor my personal "celebration" as well r~/rely experienced waves of any as participating in this event, consequence, this maneuver was she made public mention of my quite safe.. Eventually I made "coming out," which was met it down and stayed for a while, with quite a positive response. I have always loved to swim It was also acknowledged that rea estate ways for Boat Owners Association of The members up to $.10 off per gallon of United States (BoatUS) knows what fuel. Get a transient slip. Spending recreational boaters will be doing a night away from the home dock this summer, and offers ways that is a time-honored summer boating membership ($24) with the national tradition. Over 600 BoatUS Partner advocacy, services and safety group Network marinas offer BoatUS can save you money on three sum- members up to a 25% discount on mertime "must-dos:" transient slip fees- essentially four Fill up the tank. The number of nights for the price of three. times boaters fill up their tank each Buy boat gear and supplies. boating season can be an indicator Even the boater who has every- of how much fun they're having, thing wants a new accessory for the There's more joy, however, when boating season. Accessories, equip- there's a discount at the gas dock. ment and other gear for the boating More than 350 BoatUS Partner life, from anchors to zincs, can be Network Marinas offer BoatUS purchased at West Marine, where City of Avalon City Council Notice of Public Hearings OTHER FEES AND CHARGES FOR SERVICES .Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Avalon will conduct a public hearing at 6:00p.m., Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 410Avalon Canyon Road, Avalon, CA 90704, to consider new fees and increases to other fees and charges for services. The proposed fees are available for review at City Hall. Published. Catalina Islander - McO, 26, 2017 and June 2, 2017 1D# CC- 31 {31@) 51a-2550 301 and ID25 Crelcont iivenuo I a number of "straights" were there, including Chuck Uddell Lesley, to Columnist show their support and solidarity! eee NEW BUSINESSES: I am proud to include Jon Council among my good friends and he has just opened up his "Avalon Diving History Exhibit and Marine Animal Rescue Program" at the Casino, location of the old Art Gallery. Although only seeing it brief- ly, I was taken by ALL of the memorabilia that he had amassed and he was even showing old epi- sodes of "Sea Hunt," which were shot off our coast! Admission is free, but donations are happily accepted to help defray the costs of his rescue missions. A must see! Jeremy Eldridge and Justin Ganoe have just set up a new busi- ness, "Inno-Vapor"/"Catalina Vapor Shop," at the 161 Metropole, just up from the "Hermosa Hotel." Let them share their "tobacco free" concept with you. Opening Saturday, June 17. eee If you want to con- tact me directly, and I would APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU, email, chuckliddelLcatd- owners to save BoatUS members earn a $10 reward certificate for every $250 spent. BoatUS has more ways to save, from fishing tackle and sail repairs to guide services and online boat classifieds with Vivaboats. To join for $24, go to bership. Lasik ion .546-2020 [rd;ly clinic appointment at CIMC. CABREUcense#O13934874 June 16, 2017 [] wvnv.focebook.tom/4cire Bahia Vista C-53 1 BD, 1 BA, 797 SF /- End Unit. Open floor-plan. Garden view from balcony. Offered at S379,000 64 Avalon Terrace - $510,000 HC Villa 2-37 - $535,000 27 Cabrmo - $589,000 HC Villa 13-43 - $1,000,000 Bahia Vaista C-48 - $429,000 341 Eucalyptus- $610,000 318 Descanso $574,000 232 Claressa - $725,000 HC Villa !-72 - $599,000 - ~K Villa 2-33 - $599,000 318 Whittley #6 - $725,000 HC Villa 2-26 - $579,000 208 Catarma St. - $849,000 1 ! 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I Contact John Gilbert at 661-301-1543 or O GE COAST 11 9/B Sumner Ave. THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, June 16, 2017 ! 3