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More than 140 campers from overcome her fear of the water. " the Anaheim Family YMCA re- Everyone kept trying to con- turned after a fun-filled seven-day vince me how much fun snorkel- trip to Catatina's Camp Fox. Rated ing was going to be," she said. "It one of the best camps in the U.S., wasn't until my leader held my YMCA Camp Fox is the destina- hand and my friends stood by me tion for teenagers ages 13-18 to every single step that gave me the learn important values and devel- confidence to do it and I enjoyed op characteristics that are inspir- snorkeling. I did it. I will never ing and life changing, forget that moment at Camp Fox. Campers experienced an ar- It meant the world to me." ray of activities, from music to "Camp Fox is my new home," arts and crafts, to cabin talks and said Paola Hernandez, another camp fires, to outdoor activities first-time 17-year-old camper. "I which included snorkeling, kaya- struggle a lot back at home and king, tubing, hiking, rope courses this was my chance to put the and archery, world out there on pause and focus "Camp Fox uses these fun ac- On myself. The Rag talks with my tivities to help teens connect with leader gave me a new understand- themselves and Others," Camp Fox ing of life and it helped me realize Director Javier Gonzalez said. what my goals are. I want to better "The best part of this journey is myself for my family, my friends seeing our kids grow and leave and my school. Every time I look with a more positive outlook on at my Rag, I will remember how life and a driven passion to do Camp Fox inspired me to become what is best." a better person." First-time camper Maira Puen- The Rag program, used in tes, 17, wanted to thank Camp Fox YMCA Camps since 1914, is a and her new friends for helping her favorite among teens to reinforce @ PLANNING COMMISSION, CITY OF AVALON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012 AT 7:00 P.M. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Avalon Planning Commission will hold PUBLIC HEARINGS to consider the following items at the July meeting to be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., in the " COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 410 AVALON CANYON ROAD, AVALON CALIFORNIA. A continued Public Hearing for a Local Coastal Development Permit and Site Plan application for a remodel and addition to 257 E. Whit- tley. This application is outside Of the appealable area to the" Coastal Commission.. Owner: Matthew Sullivan Applicant: Same Location: 257 E. Whittley APN: 7480-027-019 PC#2488 Zone: Medium Density 1.A Public Hearing for a Local Coastal Development Permit and Site Plan Application for a new 15' x 15' deck and cabana to be used as a utility area for storage, employee break area,, and a Laundry. This application is within the appealable area to the Coastal Commission. Owner:, Santa Catalina Island Company Applicant:Massages by the Sea Location: I St. Catherine Way (Descanso Beach) APN: 7480-001-001 PC#2489 Zone: Resort/Recreational Members-from the Public who would like to address the Planning Commission may appear at the public hearing during the consider- ation of this item and state their opinion. Written comments may also be submitted to the Planning Department, attention Planning Director:Cook, PO Box 707, Avalon, CA 90704 prior to the Planning Commission's consideration of the item. If you challenge the actions of the Planning Commission in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Anyone may appeal any decision made by the Commission to the City Council. To appeal, youmust file a written appeal, and include an appeal fee of $842.00 with the City Clerk within fifteen (15) cal'endar clays of such action. All actions on Local Coastal Development permits seaward of the appealable area boundary (within 300 ft. of established mean high tide line) may be appealed by any aggrieved person to the Coastal Commission. By: Amanda Cook, Director of Planning Posted: City Hall Friday, July 6, 2012', Catalina Islander, Friday, July 13, 2012 positive values. They develop per- sonal goals for growth, and are given a specific colored rag for each stage of advancement Paola Hernandez was adorned with a blue-colored rag, which signifies loyalty. She continues to add that loyalty will help her inspire oth- ers to be the best person they can be because that is what her fellow campers did for her. The Anaheim Family YMCA is currently gearing up for Camp Miehana for kids ages 7-12, to be "held July 28 through Aug. 4, in the San Bernardino Mountains. Open- ings are still available. To sign up or for more information, contact the Anaheim Family YMCA at 714-635-9622 or visit http://www. camp/. .o Campers gather to show their enthusiasm. Janet Claire Blanchard, November 1, 1921 -April 7, 2012 Janet Claire Blanchard passed away peacefully at her home in Newport Beach at age 90. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1921 and was married to her husband Jack (deceased) for 63 years. Her extended family and friends were one of her most treasured bless- ings. Her spirit and love Will live on and be cherished by all those who were fortunate enough "to cross her path. She is survived by her children Sherril, Bonnie, Bob and Rick; 7 grandchildren, Pam, Debbie, Damon, Danielle, Amber, Jesse and Nicolette; 6 great grand- children; Michael, Steven, Jack, Kaylee, Amber, and Alexandria. Janet's pure love of life, bright smile, wonderful sense of humor, joyful laughter and selfless and uficonditional love of family and friends will be missed but remem- bered. A small celebration and remem- brance of her life is planned in her beloved Catalina Island this July. Janet began her Catalina visits in 1939 and spent the last 39 con- secutive years every July with her extended family there,, making it her true home away from home. City of Avalon Fire Department C ./ irs ,idh Cla, Thursday, July 26t , 2012 5:00 PM at the Avalon Fire Department $40 for both CPR and First Aid Cards are good for 2 years No reservations required, just show up at the Fire Station. If you have any questions, call Captain Michael Alegria at 310.510.0203 ext 335 th h Published in the Catalina Islander Ju113 and 20t , 2012. The Catalina Islander is seeking a part-time on-Island reporter. Skills include news gathering, writing, editing and photography. Please email resume to" 4i Friday, July 53, 2052 THE CATALINA ISLANDER