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Avalon Beautiful reinstates 'House of the Month' program June 2014 House of the Month Avalon Beautiful is excited to announce the return of the House of the Month program. This pro- gram was originally introduced to the City of Avalon by Avalon Beautiful in 1997 and followed a tradition that Mr. EK. Wrigley had of honoring the most beauti- fully kept homes on Old Tremont Street. The House of the Month rec- ognition highlights a home and homeowner that has made a con- certed effort to beautify their street or neighborhood through regular cleaning, maintenance and upkeep, landscaping (especially beautiful drought-resistant plant- ing) and taking pride in their home and community. The June House of the Month belongs to Carol and Bruce Fertig at 329 Catalina Street. The Fertig home was constructed in 1904 by Bruce's great grandmother and has remained in the family ever since. There is a swing hanging on the porch that pays homage to Bruce's great grandmother, who used to hang a swing to sleep in the very same spot. Over the years, the family has kept the house intact, with the Seen above left: Bruce's Uncle Herb, Uncle Barney and Aunt Jerry in front of 329 Catalina in 1913. Above right: Bruce and Carol enjoy a moment of Cartalina soitude on their front porch in Avalon. Courtesy photos same wooden walls, however each ,generation has done some work to improve the house. Mr. Fertig credits little touches with making the house beautiful including fresh paint, a colorful and varied succulent garden and a well swept porch and sidewalk. Since the porch tends to be the most used spot, he keeps paint on hand to do touch-ups as neces- sary. He sweeps regularly around the property, although he does admit he gets a great deal of help SLANDER CROSSWORD Lavelle From page 5 his siblings, Patricia and Kevin and his father-in-law, Valente "Mike" Alegria, Sr. Michael is survived by his loving wife, Elena; daughters Lisa Lavelle, Jennifer Monroe (and her hus- band, Jordan), Sarah Lavelle (and her fianc6, Dan Steinbacher); niece Christy Alegria (and her boyfriend, Jethro Flynn and their daughter, Kensley); his three sis- ters: Maureen Whalen (Ned, Kelly and Ned III and his family) of Kingston, PA; Kathi Sigler (Dan, Daniel and Emily and their fami- lies) of Rochester, NY and Robbie Adams (Tom) of St. Petersburg, FL and a large extended family. The Lavelle Family extends their deepest thanks to their island family and friends, espe- cially the Alegria's, Packy and Sue Offield and Gall Hodge, Steve and Margaret Bray, John and Patti Moore, the Eubank, Wenger, Larsen and Eroen Families, the Steinbacher Family and the entire Monroe and Cooper clan for their support during this difficult time. Thank you to each of you for every kind word and hug - you've kept us going. Per Michael's request, he will be laid to rest in a private family gathering. In lieu of flowers, please con- sider making a donation to KISL Radio, Avalon Fire Department or consider donating and/or volunteering your time or ser- vices at Avalon Hospital, Long Beach VA Hospital (especially the Community Living Center, X Pod) or your local hospital or VA facility in your community. Free Shipping For Catalina Island Residents Web Ordering Available! Check in-store pickup For free shipping! The Vape Store For The Rest of Us! Everything you need! Beginners to Advanced Users Friendly Service, No Snobbery! www.thevapedepot.com 2139 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach Ca 90815 562-494-1442 from Tony. One suggestion is to "have Tony for a neighbor". Carol touts a happy lifestyle as the reason for their cheerful succulent garden and 19 115 I 23 I 128 I f-- g i __ I 114 27 E- 20 Across: -3 Vertical Paddle 6 Lobster Nidmame 7 Sudtog Beach 8 4th of July Marching Band 9 wv  12 Most Photographed Landmark s Nearby Cove 17 Breathj Device 18 Ferry Land'j Lovers 1957-1968 Seaplane, Mother Predous Stone Bay Moor s T'ndtlseek Tour  BtL Water " well-kept home. "Surroundings are an indication of how you are feeling and can influence how you live your life. "We work to have nice, happy, I l ' I 10 J [ i12 2O 23 24 26 27 28 16 r--- 18 ' rossword ,24 i__ cheerful Surroundings." It abso- lutely shows! Congratulations, Carol and Bruce Fertig, on being recognized as the House of the Month for June2014. F 6 -- i i 26 Down: I The Four Tops Hit Hileage 2 Protects Harbor 4 Purple & Spine/ 5 Left By Movie Crew 6 St Catherine Hotel WWII Use 10 Island Toy Store Mascot  Pier Boat Renial 13 Native Animal | 4 Catalina Islander Milestene 16 Newoort Ferry Boat 19 ___ Hill House 20 Recent Silent Movie Benefit Star 21 Sea Palm 22 Dock 25 Sea Uon Stae Catalina Gol! Cart ........ -, , lelln tc' : ,", ( I ' " !' I 13ao) 5iO.Iboo 301 and 1[]125 CreJcent Avenue S THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, June 20, 2014 i 11