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Friday, July 21, 2006 The CATALINA 114.ANDER Page 3 to the Water problems I manage Club and am often visitors and guests feel frustrated when they go to the beach and find that the water is unsafe for swimming. They comment how lucky they were that someone recom- mended they try the beach club for water activities. I know this may sound self-serving but in addi- tion to the "Beach Closed" sign posted on our local beaches would it be a good idea to recommend the beaches that remain open i.e. Lover's Cove, Pebbly Beach or Descanso Beach. I think the guests here would be appeased somewhat, if they know they still have options rather than thinking the whole area is closed down and no place is avail- able for swimming? think, from a public rela- tions point of view, this informa- tion is important to help ease the impact of contaminated beaches. you for your consider- this matter. Vojkovich A mold I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many friends of Shirley's for the won- derful cards, phone calls, personal thoughts and donations to animal humane groups. She loved you all very much. We had 56 wonderful years together, the best day of my life was when I met her. Shirley was beautiful, warm and had a smile that would make the stars shine brighter. She was a wonderful gal who never complained even when she was hurting. She loved tier family, friends, animals, home and Catalina Island. Avalon lost a very special lady, she will be niissed very much. Thank you again, Roger Upton Douglas Robert Hippe, a Catalina native and grandson of Rose Cadman, graduated summa cum laude from Dallas Baptist University with a bachelor's degree in Communications. Rose traveled to Texas for the May com- mencement ceremony along with Doug's parents, Mike and Cindy Hippe of Colorado. Doug's broth- er-in-law and sister, Franz and Katrina Peront flew from Vermont to join in the celebration. tSpons eum The following as been culled from Catalina Islander archives at the Catalina Island Museum and is in celebration of the Year of The Museum. By Chuck Uddell "Catalina Express" begins service between Avalon/San Pedro/"Two Harbors" "Hamilton Cove" develop- ment progressing. Catalina Island Interior Shut- fie Bus. "Eagle Airlines" delivered mail. "10th Annual Catalina Dix- ieland-Jazz Jamboree and Dance," Casino. Rose Ellen Amo and Dave Gardner were married at the "Air- port-In-The-Sky." "Marina Federal Savings and Loan" Sumner Avenue. "Sandwich Shack," 209 Cres- cent. "Avalon Taxi" and "A-1 Taxi" companies both having to increase See Cll le, 9 I The santa Monica Civic Light Opera returns to Avalon next week, bringing not one, but two live theatre productions. The Sound of Music on Wednesday and a 90-minute one- act cabaret-style musical called Showstoppers Musical Revue on Thursday. A live preview performance of each show will take place on Wrigley Stage at 2:30 p.m on the days of each show. The Showstoppers Musical Revue boasts a stellar line up of 20 hit musical numbers from hit shows such as "Aida," "Chicago," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "Hair- spray," "The Last Five Years," "Thoroughly Modern Millie," 'q'he Producers" "The 25th Annu- al Putnam County Spelling Bee," "The Wild Party" "Spamalot" and "Wicked." After last summer's sold-out performance of My Fair Lady in the Avalon Theater, the troop was asked to return with a second offering and in particular a show which would have the ability to showcase local performers and musicians. The cast from The Sound of Music will comprise mostly of the company of performers for Show- stoppers, however, producer Brett Fisher will augment the cast of partnering with local artists (both on stage and in the band) to show- case what great local talent is in Avalon" Fisher said. Residents and visitors will be pleased to see Scott Dennis singing "I Want to Be A Producer" from "Ihe Producers" and Dar Brown singing "Life of the Party" from "The Wild Party." Musicians who will be performing with the SMCLO orchestra are residents David Markowitz on guitar and banjo, Leon Wood on bass and Sabrina Johnson and Alisandra Martineli on flute. Just like last year, a 15-piece live orchestra of professional musicians will accompany the Avalon Theater production, and 11 of those musicians will comprise of the band for Showstoppers. Brett Fisher, SMCLO's pro- ducer and managing director, oversees the entire production operation and serves as the show's music director. "After last summer's h gely successful sold-out one-night-only production, we wanted to come back with a second show where we could embark on a collabora- tive partnership with the local community residents," he said. "We wanted to give them not just another one of our shows to see, but one that showcases what great mainland performers with local talent already exists on the island talent, and that is what they'll get." "The troop is thrilled to be The Santa MonicaCivic LigM Opera, a sponsored educational activity of the Santa Monica-Mal- ibu Unified School District, serves as a partner to Santa Monica High School's Theatre Arts Program, enhancing the student experience through mentoring by alumni and theatre professionals and develop- ing productions for the stage. The SMCLO is also grateful for the support of such business sponsors helping make the Avalon performances possible: most notably, presenting season sponsor Washington Mutual, and partners The Santa Catalina Island Compa- ny, The City of Avalon, The Catalina Express, Catalina Cable, and Catalina Freight Line. For additional information about the Santa Monica Civic Light Opera and the Santa Monica High School Theatre Arts Pro- gram, contact Brett Fisher, Pro- dueer and Managing Director, at 31"0-458-5939. 'q'he Sound of Music" - 7 p.m Wednesday, July 26. "Showstoppers Musical Revue" - 8 p.m Thursday, July 27. The shows will be held in the Casino Theater. ckets are $20 for adults, $15 for students (14-21) and seniors (65 and over), $10 for children 13 and under. Call the Avalon Theater Box Office at (310) 510-0179. "OPEK TO THE PUBLIC, JazzTrax Presents Every Thursday 7-10pm July 6th thru Sept 7th 10:00 am. to 1:30 p.m. $27 per person $32 with champagne $16.95 children under 12 RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED, CALL: (310) 510-7404.