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'Three days, 11 hours and 26 Miles to home' Kick Tommy band co-founder Larry Cox is promoting Catalina STAFF REPORT It is 5:45 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. As the morning sun pre- pares to bring full daylight upon the quiet beachfront morning, a man ponders the day ahead. Sitting at a table in a Huntington Beach Starbucks, he knows the next 45. minutes will be the last peaceful moments for catching up on some personal business and answering a few timely emails. And yet, an unforeseen phone call from a back-east business associ- ate will eat up approximately 20 of those minutes. It is going to be another busy day for the man. One glance at the day's to-do list says it all. An early breakfast meeting with a concert promoter. Go over the artwork proofs for pro- motional materials for the upcom- ing concert. A video meeting on Skype with some Las Vegas staff- ers regarding a new product line. A test run with the programming of some new lighting equipment. A meeting with the venue owner for the upcoming concert. Finish some voiceovers for a promotional video ad. Go over a contract for a product sponsorship. A lunch meeting with a manufacturer's rep- resentative. A five-hour afternoon band rehearsal for the upcoming CD release concert. And unavoid- ably, a late-day appointment and Cox, Page 12 Larry Cox, left, and the other members of the Kick Torero', Bandpose for a poster to promote an upcoming concert. Courtesy photo Descanso Fresh ice cream shop opens Offerings to include ice cream treats for children and adults STAFF REPORT' A new ice cream shop/cafe opened its doors this week in Avalon. Descanso Fresh began serving on Monday, June 15, just in time for summer. Located at the Descanso Beach cove and adjacent to the newly opened Catherine's Terrace, Descanso Fresh is a gourmet espresso bar and cafe that will serve homemade grab-and-go food and beverages. Descanso Fresh is a throwback to the classic "ice cream shoppe" on the beach. "Descanso Fresh brings some sizzle to the Island this summer with a brand new concept- a twist on a beloved ice cream shoppe along with gourmet offerings, unlike any- thing we've seen here before," said Ben Villalobos, director, food and beverage, for Santa Catalina Island Company. "The new expe- rience of Descanso Fresh is just the first of many that guests can expect at Descanso Beach Club and Catalina Island." Offerings will include Catalinaisland's cel- ebrated Buffalo Milk ice cream and other alcofiol-infused adult treats, in addition to gourmet Lilly coffee, milkshakes and smoothies. Open to guests of all ages, menu prices range from $3-$12. Football From page 6 "We plan to go all the way" Forcella said. The entire Vince Lombardi quote is, "Football is life. It requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority." The Medical Center is delight- ed to have Forcella on its "team" as an important contributor to the mission and vision to provide qual- ity health care to each individual, improve the overall health of the community and bring excellence to patient-centered care and health enrichment. The California Interscholastic Federation All-Star Game will be played on Saturday, June 27, at Joe Machado Field at 5:30 p.m. Avalon athletes who are partici- pating as "All Stars" include #14 Cristian Martinez, #46 Alfredo Contreras, #65 Edoardo Pedroza, #72 Cesar Silva and #88 Andy Garcia. Admission prices are $8 for Adults, $5 tor Students and children under 12 are free. Come support Coaches Mike Forcella and Earl Schrader and these gifted Avalon players. FOLLOW the DIAMOND! As the Island's premier resort operator since 1874, you'll know when you see the Diamond you're getting the best experience Catalina has to offer. ISLAND SPA CATALINA DESCANSO BEACH CLUB Every Saturday and Sunday', Descanso Beach Club offers complimentary shuttle ..................................................................................... service to the beach/Pick-up and drop-off ANNUAL COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE & APPRECIATION EVENING On Thursday, June 25 from 6-8pm, enjoy complimentary mini-treatments and product and treatment raffles from OSEA, Stemutation, Blinc, Organic Male, La Bella Donna, MIO, and Salt of the Earth. Complimentary treatments and snacks will also be served from Encanto Caf6. This event is free to attend and 106 of all retail proceeds from the evening will be donated to Avalon School's athletic department. Call 310.510.7300 for more information. THE SPA SHOPPE AT ISLAND SPA CATALINA The Spa Shoppe features a selection of local artisan goods, with a variety of lifestyle items including clothing, gifts and handmade spa-inspired products. From OSEA to Organic Male skincare, Tara Spa Therapy, MIO body care and Dr.'s Remedy, many featuring natural sea and plant based products, the Spa Shoppe offers specialty gifts for every taste. located at the Casino Way arch (Via Casino.) NOW OPEN DESCANSO FRESH Sample Avalon's only homemade ice cream an'd other specialties such as 21+ ice cream, milkshakes, coffee and espresso. Open daily. PUT A DRINK IN YOUR HAND AND YOUR FEET IN THE SAND! Now serving lunch beachside with the best view in town from 11am-4pm. Try one of our specialty Catalina Cocktails or the famous Buffalo Milk, a must-do Catalina tradition available at the beachside bar. HAPPY HOUR Enjoy half-priced drinks paired with gorgeous views at Descanso Beach Club -from 5-7pm, Sunday-Thursday. ENTERTAINMENT Saturday, June 20 I DJ Lady D Start the party early with DJ Lady D as she spins beachside from 2-5pm. AVALON GRILLE Now open daily for lunch from 11am-3pm, Come in and treat yourself to one of our new menu items! HAPPY HOUR Join us for happy hour at Avalon Grille Monday-Friday from 3-5pm for great specials on drinks and cocktails. @,,, o 1HE/3%O ACTIVITIES & ADVENTURES LAST CHANCE TO BLANCHE At the end of the summer, the iconic Blanche W. says goodbye to her fans after 85 wonderful years of service. Venture out on The Blanche ona Flying Fish Voyage now, or a Sundown Isthmus Cruise. CATALINA GOLF COURSE Originally built by the Banning Brothers in 1892, this scenic, 2,100-yard course has nine challenging holes, two sets of tees for 18-hole play, and is the former .home of the Bobby Jones Invitational Tournament. A fully stocked Pro Shop, rental clubs, electric and pull carts, and PGA-certified pro is available. For tee times, call 310.510.0530. GET YOUR COMPLIMENTARY PASSPORT TO SAVINGS! Save big with exclusive offers and discounts on restaurants, tours, activities and more. 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