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Page 6 The CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, August 11,2000 000 00 000000 000000 00 0000 0 0000 000 on the open 24 hours to serve you. Fridays to Please remember to stay behind the white line. Alcohol will not be served between 1 and 6:30 a.m. @00 @ @ 00 000 @0@ 0@0 0 00000 i; 0 0 0000 0000 000 Friday & Saturday -, 7 - 11pm Bobby Johnston & Chris Blondel Wednesday Nigh[s . w/drink purchase 000 J CHICKEN BURGER FIND YOURSELF in ]'he Catalina Islander & win a T-Shirt! See page 2 for details. by SHERRI WALKER There's no time like August to find live entertainment in Avalon. Whether your tastes run m Shakespeare or rock, you can find it this weekend. Those who are hoping to find local musicians, should park themselves at the Casino Dock Cafe. Marshall Brown and The Lido Trio will be there Friday and Saturday. Blackjack, which is made up of several local bluegrass fans, will be there Sunday. On Tuesday "afternoon, Hi Neigh- bor will be playing and on Wednesday, you'll find Wood & Wire. The Landing is also hosting local music all summer long and James Moody is the featured attraction on Friday and Saturday nights. Although he's technically not a local, Bobby Johnston has been keeping the crowds at Luau Larry's entertained for years. You'll find him there Friday and Saturday night. The Country Club is the place to go for live jazz, they've got it dur- ing their Jazz Nights, which are Wednesdays and Thursdays. You'll also find James Moody there during Sunday brunch as well as Sunday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. As for Shakespeare, you'll find Midsummer Night's Dream at Des- canso Beach Friday night. Joe Gilroy will be on stage on Saturday for those who like things a bit wilder. You can also get your entertainment needs met at Flip's Sushi and Comedy Bar, where comedians are sure to get you giggling; at E1 Galleon and Antonio's, where you make your own entertainment with karaoke; and at the Chi Chi Club, J.L.'s Locker Room and the Marlin Club, where the people watching can't be beat. Take a walk Last year, the Catalina Island Museum Society decided to give tile and pottery center stage. Actually, they decided to let tile and pottery take over the entire museum for a month. It took hundreds of staff hours to move everything out, and hundreds more to install all the tile and pottery exhibits, but when the work was done, the museum had one of its most popular months ever. So, despite all the work, they've decided to do it again. This time, however, they're adding several added incentives to make the month truly spectacular. One of those added bonuses will be walking tours of Avalon's tile installations. Larry Harris, who wrote the book Jewels of Avalon, will be leading each of the tours. On four Saturdays, Sept. 2, 9, 23 and 30, Harris will take tile fans on a one-hour tour of both historic and modern tile installations in the downtown area. The tours, which will begin at 2 p.m will be limited to 20 or 25 people, so reservations will be a must. Call the museum at 510-2414 to grab your spot on the tours. If you just can't wait to see the museum's vast collection of tile and pottery, the best thing to do is become a member of the museum. In addition to helping support the museum's ongoing programs and pro- jects, you'll also be invited to a members-only exhibit opening recep- tion on Sept. 1. During the evening, members will be allowed to view the installation, which also includes special pieces on-loan from promi- nent pottery collectors in town. Wine and hors d'ouvres will be served beginning at 6 p.m. Call the museum or watch your mail to find out more about museum membership. The view from my window When the air is just right, something that's not right about Avalon becomes apparent. When the air is just right, you can catch the scent of burning. And when the air is just right, the sight of haze filling the canyon from the incinerator is a particularly offensive one. For decades, Mt. Garbagio has been seen as a necessary evil. No one likes the thought of burning our trash and contributing to air pollu- tion, but there was no other way to deal with the tons and tons and tons of garbage generated by our town, particularly in the summer. Several years, ago, Avalon and its trash hauler, Seagull Sanitation, were forced to find another way to deal with the trash problem. Once federal regu- lations prohibited burning of municipal waste, Mt. Garbagi0's days were numbered. A solution, it seemed, was an innovative facilities recovery facility. Sorters will divide our garbage into compostable and recyclable materials. Plastic, paper, glass and metals would be sent to the mainland to be transformed into something else. Garden and kitchen waste would be composted and the resulting fertilizer would be available for the public,-to use wherever it was needed--from the golf course to container gardens. Everyone thought it was a great idea--it would be great for the envi- ronment, great for Seagull, which would no longer have to get extensions to continue operating the incinerator, and, most of all, it would be great for Avalon's residents, who would no longer have to deal with Mt. Garbagio belching its smokey haze into our air. Construction plans were drawn up, permits were pulled and trash rates were increased to pay for the project. There was even an official ground-breaking ceremony. All seemed to be going as planned to get to project off the ground and the incinerator permanently extinguished. But then everything ground to a halt, clogged by Los Angeles County red tape. Avalon needs this project and it needs this project now. Whether the problem is finding someone who knows how to cut red tape or having Seagull hire someone who knows how to comply with county regula- tions, whatever needs to be done, should have been done yesterday. We deserve this project. After all, we're already paying for it.