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Friday, June 30, 2006 11m CATALINA ISLANDER Page 3 rln :les The Catalina Island Humane The loud noises and flashing Here are a few tips to help Society reminds you to keep your lights caused by "fireworks can keep all animals safe this 4th of pets safe during the Fourth of July spook household pets and cause July: holiday festivities, even wildlife to flee their natural .: Leave your pets at home. While fireworks can be an habitats, possibly leaving their Most pets don't enjoythecrashing exciting experience for any patti- young behind, and flashing caused by fireworks otic person, it can be a stressful Some pets have been known and even the most trustworthy pet and chaotic event for your pets. tO become so frightened during a could become scared and run The noise and commotion can be fireworks show that they have away. extremely frightening and dis- jumped through window glass to Don't leave your pets in the tressing for any animal, run away. car during a fireworks display, as Summer weightliftin gives students alift By Steve Denning the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Avalon School has a summerJust recently a group of sen- weightlifting program for students iors made some dramatic gains. in the renovated weight-room. Scan Benjamin, Tommy Crow and The program has been operat- Leon Wood made 50 to 100 pound ing year-round for several years improvements in the basic lifts in a and will continue throughout the short amount of time. Several of summer. Eleven heavy-duty these young men were honored to benches and machines, a rubber read "The Squat Poem" to the safety floor and a positive atmos- group after attaining new personal phere make the weight-room a bests, great place for students to go this When a student improves summer, strength and muscular endurance I emphasize Westside training through the discipline of sticking principles, which combine speed, to a weightlifilng program, grades stremgth, and muscle-building into often improve as well. They see one program. The program is very and feel the results of hard-work structured and includes learning and persistence. proper technique. To no ones sur- For the student-athlete there is prise, my son Thomas also teaches no question that a stronger athlete Westside protocol. A 2003 Avalon is a better one. Going beyond the grad, Thomas works as a personal high school level in any sport trainer having been certified with requires serious attention to the various aspects of strength; limit- strength and speed-strength. Any athlete benefits from a well thought out weight program. To be eligible for the free pro- gram, an Avalon student must be at least 14 and have a parent or guardian's permission. Athletic attire is required; bring a towel and small notebook and pen. Expect to be challenged to do your best. The program has on going financial needs. If you would like to help, please send donation to Booster Club Weight-Room Pro: ject, P.O. Box 2006, Avalon, Calif. 90704. Steve Denning is the Avalon Schools weightlifting coach. Weight Room Hours Tuesday 6-8 p.m. Thursday 9-11 a.m. Saturday 6-8 p.m. the temperatures inside the car may rise drastically. Don't leave your outdoor pets unattended, even in a fenced yard. The chaos may cause them to panic and try to escape. Be sure your pets are wear- ing proper identification in case they do become lost during the events. IDs can help your pet find its way home to you again. Microchips are the most reliable forms of ID possible. You can con- tact your veterinarian about getting one for your pet, or contact the Animal Hospital of Catalina for more information (310) 510-1210: If you know your pet usual- ly becomes scared at loud noises, such as during thunderstorms, be sure to keep them in a Safe room with lots of treats arid favorite toys to help them alleviate any anxiety caused by the exploding fireworks. You may also like to speak with your vet to find some herbal reme- dies safe for your pet to help keep them calm during stressful times. If you have horses or other animals usually kept in stalls, be sure they are kept calm during the evefits so they don't thrash around and possibly injure themselves. On another patriotic note, the Catalina Island Humane Society will be participating in this year's parade and invites all their animal loving friends to join in and help decorate or walk with them during the parade. Call Katherine Tails for more information or to volun- teer: (310) 510-1067. I, R.EST&URANT Will be Open for Dinner Authentic Mexican Food Breakfast & Lunch 8:am - 4:pm Dinner Wednesday - Sunday 5:pm - 9:pm 90i Avakm Canyon Road (3 I0) 510.250.5 I The City of Avalon is now accepting applications for the Part-Time position of Office Assistant III " This position is 20 hours per week Monday - Friday. Salary Ran9e $15.104- $18.359. Applications are available Mon - Fri 8:00 - 4:30 at City Hall at the Finance Dept. 410 Avalon Canyon Rd. Aval- on, CA 90704. All applications must be returned by 4:30, Fri. July 14, 2006. The City of Avalon is an equal opportunity employer I I .4