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Watson pending tests on the soil remnants From page I found within the bowl may shed more light on this. do a study on it." The discovery of Native Ameri- "They knew it was obViously re- can Tongva artifacts beneath the ally significant" she said, empha- topsoils of Avalon Canyon is not in sizing the extreme care that was itself surprising. Like many of the taken by the bowl's coves and canyons on Cata- discoverers, lina, Avalon Canyon was So what kind of the site of healthynumbers bowl, or mortar, was of early Island inhabitants. it and what was it used ~ They lived here, fished here, for? "One thing we ate here and--in many cas- were certainly able to es--were buried here. glean was that it was a Throughout Avalon's ceremonial bowl" said development over the past Teeter. She described 125 years, various artifacts the rim of the bowl as - Jim Watson and even burial sites-have being lightly coated in Columnist regularly been unearthed. natural ~phaltum, that Only in recent times have tarry stuff that gets stuck on your such treasures from the past been feet sometimes when you stroll along treated with the care and respect beaches in Southern California. they deserve. She said that impressions in this The future of the bowl is still asphaltum on the bowl indicate that undecided, said Teeter. Modern ar- it was adorned with seashells at one chaeol0gists are not as concerned time; shells that are unfortunately these days about whether or not no longer there. "It's a pattern or these kinds of artifacts wind up in design that you don't see often," she museums, she said. In fact, she's said. She said the item was most just fine with the idea that the bowl likely used for storing acorns and may just stay put indefinitely in its other foods, including fish and that "home." From page 7 was transformed into a complet- ed p~inting of a large wall mural while the various musical acts per- formed. At the culmination of the show, the residents of Avalon were left with a unique work of art. Concert promoter Zac Smith, president of, said he plans to use the mural as the first of four walls that will become The Collective Sound Creative Lab, a summer music camp program he founded and plans to bring to the Island. The music camp is geared for kids aged 12-18, offering three and six-week summer sessions for young musicians. All of the pro- ceeds from Fridays concert will be donated to the cause. 1 The family-friendly event was the second concert held locally on the Island as part of the KROQ.Roq and Surf Summer Concert Series. Originally slated for the Des- canso Beach Club, holding the concert Joe Machado Field showed it to be an excellent venue for such an event. Earlier this year, in June, the band Pepper performed at Des- Moonsville Collective On the main stage, Photo by Daniel Kinnard Canso Beach in front of more than to say there is a bright future for 2,000 fans. According to Smith, be, the growth of entertainment and tween 800 and 900people attended events on Catalina Island and we last Friday's event, which was a first are grateful that can of its kind for Machado field, play a small part." "The musicians were super Smith said he is considering excited," Smith said. "Moons- promoting an art event in Sep- ville Collective said it was one tember in Avalon and workiffg on of their best shows ever, and Do- a concept for the end of October. navon Frankenreiter asked if we He said he is also in the planning could make it an annual event, stages for four major concerts in We are excited about the support the near future. and response to this show. It was Catalina Islander editor amazing the way the community Dennis Kaiser contributed to came together to help with this this story. ground-breaking event. It's safe / Senator Feinstein's office visits The Catalina Island Museum recently invited Senator Dianne Feinstein to Visit the museum and discuss the importance of muse- ums to their respective communi- ties. A representative from Senator Feinstein's Los Angeles office, Michael Davies, visited Catalina Island on her behalf and met with various community leaders and Dr. Michael De Marsche, Execu- tive Director of the museum. The trip marks the first time the Senator, or a representative from her office, has visited either the museum or the island during her term. "The Catalina Island Museum looks forward to building on this visit and creating a much closer re- lationship with Senator Feinstein's office," Dr. De Marsche said. "It is important that our representatives in Congress know the impact that museums have on their communi- ties. We are essential to areas like education and are an important economic resource, especially for communities like Avalon, which depend so heavily on tourism." Davies was given a tour of the Catalina Island Museum by the museum's Curator, John Boraggi- na. Afterward, Davies was shown the architectural renderings and plans for the museum's new build- ing, which will be located at the heart of Avalon. "Catalina is a wonderful com- munity with incredible history," said Davies. "The Catalina Mu- seum exhibits the story of Catalina in such an engaging way. It is truly a valuable part of the visitor expe- rience on the Island. Thank you to the Catalina Museum for sharing it with me." The visit from Senator Fein- stein's office coincided with a reception hosted by the museum for the Avalon Chamber of Com- merce. A large number of Avalon's business community took the op- portunity to visit with Davies. The Catalina Island Museum is the only institution on Santa Cata-! lina dedicated to the Island's art, history and culture. The museum, its digital theater and store are lo- cated on the ground floor of Ava- lon's historic Casino and are open 7 days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, the museum may reached by phone at 310-510-241z or at its website: Seen in the photo: C~talina Island Museum Executive Director Dr. Michael De Marsche with Michael Davies d Senator Feinstein's office. Photo courtes! of the Catalina Island Museum. KlSL From page 2 passion for, and have fun with it. If you enjoy it and have fun, that will be evident to the audience. KISL: (QUESTION WE ASK EVERY- ONE- COURTESY OF SARAH L.): IF YOU WERE IN A WHITE ROOM WITH NO WINDOWS OR DOORS, AND TIlE WALLS WERE OF AN INFINITE HEIGHT WHAT SONG WOULD YOU LISTEN TO, TO LIFT YOU OUT OF THE ROOM? Glenn: "(There's Something Nice About Everyone, But) There's Everything Nice About You," which was composed by Pete Wendling with lyrics by Alfred Bryan and Arthur Terker. My favorite record- ing of it is by Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra. To get involved with KISL or to learn more about getting your own show on the air call 424-26-2837 (HAHA-BOATER) or e-mail Jordan Monroe the community outreach director at J rdanm nr e@kislaval n" com. IslandMedicalCenter Catalina Island Medical Center's state-of-the-art Siemens CT Scanner can provide the diagnostic images needed for nearly all medical conditions, Simply let your physician know you would prefer to have your diagnostic imaging completed on the island. Familiar places and familiar faces No appointment needed * Scans available immediately on CD Images sent electronically to your physician Please call for more informatibn. Monte Mellon, MD (310) 5tO-O7OO Tracey Norton, DO 1OO Falls Canyon Road Laura Ulibarri, MD PO Box 1563, Avalon 90704 Diane Chamberlin, NP TIlE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, August 24, 2012 i 9