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Cross Channel swimmer goes for the 'triple crown' BY JIM WATSON A heroic young swimmer from New Jersey has her sights set on Catalina Island to help her become the youngest person to successful complete the "triple crown" of long-distance swimming. Charlotte Samuels, 16, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, is headed to Catalina early next month to Charlotte Sarnuels attempt to swim across the San Pedro Channel to Catalina as part of a trio of swimming feats that include circumnavigating Manhattan Island and swimming the English Channel. In June, Samuels completed that around-Manhattan swim in 9 hours and 55 minutes, a dis- tance of nearly 29 miles. Catalina Island will be step two in her pursuit of the title, a swim she plans to undertake beginning at midnight on August 4. The final step will be crossing the English Channel this fall. Samuels is no stranger to this level of open-ocean swimming: Besides the above-mentioned feats, she also swam a 15-mile course around Cape May, New Jersey, as well as the incredibly grueling 17.5 mile crossing from Manhattan to Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Samuels' exploits have been written up in Sports Illustrated magazine and she claims that her long-term goal is to swim "all of the world's seven oceans." Samuels' travels can be fol- lowed on her Tumblr blog at http:// Sea Change From page 4 to help fund community activities in need. That is the definition of cool. You will want to own some- thing made by Rodrigo. Trust me. The stuff he creates is no longer trash. His pieces are mesmer- izing. The more you study one of his pieces, the more you see in the work. Rodrigo work will give you a new perspective on the value of discarded things. Who knows, you might recognize your own trash in one of his transfor- mations. Mike Rivkin has donated the facility for the show, a 'trans- formed' church that is now the Overlook Hall at 209 E. Whittley. The artist's reception and show will be Friday, August 1st from 6-8pm. The art sale will be held the following day, August 2nd from 10-4pm. 100% of Afishinados Gallery proceeds will be donated to the Catalina Island Foundation. Giving birth to a new ben- efit event for the community of Avalon takes a lot of effort to get the word out and help people understand the value of their con- tribution. That is why we need your help! Tell your friends, go to our website (www.seachange- and friend us, like us, tweet us, share us with your facebook friends and stop by dur- ing the art sale. Bring people to the show. Help us to launch an event that can bring new sources of support for the community of Avalon. Capt. John runs Afishinados Charters and Karen runs Afishinados Gallery Store. Contact us at 888-613-7770 or visit www.seachange4avalon. com. You can donate directly to our community by visiting www. Sterling "Smooth  Forbes with fans in Avalon. Courtesy photo Globetrotter All-Star game at high school Sterling "Smooth" Forbes brings his Globetrotter high jinx and basketball fun to Avalon at 7 p.m. today, at Avalon High School. He has brought this show every summer for over 20 years. It is a great way to end his basketball camp and to give back to the community he loves. All proceeds of the game go to benefit the Avalon high school basketball program. The Globetrotters need a proficient team to play against or there would be no game. This "All-Star Team" con- sist of Avalon's Finest including: Mayor Anni Marshall, LA Co. Sheriff's Lt. Doug Fetteroll, LA Co. Fire Captain Gary Black, Fire Captain Mike Alegria, SCI Co's Paul DeMyer, CIVR's Kevin Strege, Hamilton Cove Reality's Bart Glass, AHS Coach Steve Hall, members of both girls and boy basketball programs as well as a host of other All Star Avalonians. The doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10, Adults, $5 for children 12 and under. vv H ERE Should I go for care? When the situation is CRITICAL, time is of the essence. Calling 911 will bring emergency medical care, saving potentially life-saving minutes. • Severe trauma • Respiratory distress Cardiac arrest Person unconscious Severe allergic reaction Stroke In a SERIOUS situation medical care cannot wait. Visit the emergency department via the main entrance of Catalina Island Medical Center. • An infant with a high fever • Severe pain • Severe laceration • Possible broken bone • Confused or disoriented • Very high fever for several days For ROUTINE medical care, the best way for you to receive treatment is to call the medical group at (31o) 51o-oo96 and make an appointment. • Health maintenance & prevention • Minor illness orinjury • Chronic disease management • Wound care • Vaccinations • Work-related exams & stable injuries • To have a prescription refilled, have your pharmacy fax a request to the medical group at (310) 51o-2381. • If you have an appointment for physical therapy, please check in at the front desk." • Appointments are not necessary for laboratory or radiology, but you may want to call (31o) 51o-o7oo for a convenient time. w:ltal Island Medical Center (31o) 51o-o7oo 10o Falls Canyon Road PO Box 1563, Avalon 90704 1tile c&TAUNAISLANDER ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... #riday, July :i8(2614 ', s