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Page 6 The CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, September 1,2000 I ii i Attention all CSC Boardshop Customers.' The time of summer is coming to an end and the time to increase knowledge has returned. So why dress bad when trying to learn? ANNOUNCING OUR BACK-TO-SCHOOIr SlgI IIIINS IU i IillIL STARTING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1sT AT 10:00AM THROUGH SUNDAY SEI TEMBER 3RD That gives you 3 days to shop till you drop.' SAVINGS UP TO 20% - 50% OFF.' You can't go wrong. So be sure to stop by and check the stock before it's too late. CSC BOARDSHOP 121 CLARESSA AVE 510-8408 by SHERRI WALKER Avalon used to come to a grinding halt after Labor Day. Nowadays, visitors continue streaming to our Island all year long--especially in the fall, when the weather's perfect, the water's warm and it's not quite so busy. Those aren't the only attributes to fallIthere's also Island events a'plenty. September alone is jammed packed with things to do--there's the museum's month-long tile extravaganza, with walks, talks and demonstrations; the Catalina Island Festival of Art; the Catalina Island Women's Forum Wine Festival; and three (four if you count the Tin Cup) fishing tournaments. Frankly, I'm not expecting things to slow down until January. They're'doing it again Every year, Avalon hosts several world-class marlin tournaments. This year is no exception, with four tournaments taking over our waters, all of them pitting anglers against fish in a grand eternal strug- gle. These tournaments, the Churchmouse, the Classic, the Zane Grey and the Rosie's, attract some of the best saltwater anglers in the world, all of them hoping to hook-up with a primeval beast and bring it back. There's those tournaments, and then there's the Tin Cup. For 15 years, this spoof of the big money tournaments has provided plenty of pranks, lots of adult beverage consumption and a bit of fishing. Not too much fishing mind you--that would get in the way of the water bal- loon throwing, super soaker battling and bloody mary drinking that are the real goal. Tin Cup anglers set out early (well 8 a.m. is early for a lot of people) in skiffs donated by Joe's Rent-a-Boat. Using the latest in high-tech gear (actually drop lines) they hope to catch the largest fish of the fleet. Even though the largest fish is seldom more than five pounds, it can get rather cut-throat, especially when your hook up is usually interrupted by another team lobbing a water balloon at you. Fishing ends at noon and then the party really gets going at the awards banquet, which features awards for best dressed and best fish story. The whole she-bang is presented by the Catalina Island Exchange Club and Joe's Rent-a-Boat, with the proceeds benefiting the Exchange Club's various programs. If all this sounds like what it is--too much fun to be missed--this year's tournament will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14, and the deadline to register is Sept. 10. The angling fee is $125 per four-person team, which includes the boat, shirts for the team and the banquet. A cap- rain's meeting will be held on Sept. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. at El Galleon. For more information on the 15th Annual Tin Cup, call Sean Brannock or Anni Marshall at 510-1987. Visit our Avalon office inside Catalina Island Travel IIIIIIIIII II FRnDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 7" 11PM ILL RD Wednesday Nights w/drink purchase 5- 8 pm CHEESEBURGER CHICKEN BURGER O00 our planet, Where the bulls and bears meet For the last two and a half years, a group of Avalon women have been quietly meeting, learning plenty and making a bit of money. The Catalina Island Investment Club meets once a month, with members researching and reporting on stocks, voting on those they want to add to the club's portfolio and learning everything they can about the stock market. Currently, the club's portfolio includes Wrigley, Dis- ney, GE, FedEx, AOL, Durapharm, Mororola and several others. Although members have had positive return since the beginning, "our goal isn't the return, it's the education," said club member Tracia Langowski. If learning more about how your money can make more money sounds like a sound investment, you're in luck. The club is hoping to attract more members and will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 13, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Fairview Terrace Clubhouse. "'Anyone's welcome to come check us out," Tracia said. Joining the club is only a $100 buy-in and the monthly investment is a minimum of $25. For more information about the club or the open -meeting, call 510-8424. We won't be here Along with most other offices in town, The Catalina Islander will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, so our staff can labor at having a good time. We'll be back at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. I