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Arthur Cazares to revisit hisIsland connections BY JENNIFER LEONHARDI There are many people who have vivid .memories of visiting Catalina throughout their lifetime, whether as children spending the summer here on vacation, or as adults taking their own families to this magical destination. One such man is frequent visi- tor and lifelong Catalina enthusi- ast Arthur Cazares, who will once again be visiting the Island this weekend. Cazares, who is one of nine children, has had a connection to Catalina that spans nearly seven decades. The Cazarc~family first began visaing Catalina ~ day-trip- pers in the 1950s, then as:summer residents, and eventually found themselves as permanent residents of Avalon. The first Cazares fam- ily home was purchased in the late 1950s on Whittley Avenue, where Arthur recalls enjoying many sum- mer vacations as well as winter holidays. The trip to the Island will be a very special one for him as well. Cazares, who currently resides in Florida, never makes a trip to Southern California without visit- ing Catalina for at least a few days. He enjoys his walks out to the Ca- sino building along the waterfront, where he is among the people of Avalon as well as a treasure's trove of fond memories from his times spent here. Cazares will be turning 94 years old next month, and recently had some health issues that have kept him from making his trips to Cata- lina, sometimes as often as-four times a year. The moment he got his medical release to travel once again, plans were in the works for a family reunion on the mainland, which now has over seventy fam- ily members confirmed to attend. They will be able to celebrate his birthday with him a few weeks early, but what Cazares is perhaps looking forward to most is a special 3 day escape to his favorite town of Avalon, with his son Chris, and a few other family members. While many have fond memo- des of visiting the Island, some of the Cazares family members have spent the majority of their lives residing on Catalina, a tradition continuing today. Arthur's oldest sister Viola lived on the Island for nearly 40 years until she passed away in 1994. Her daughter Gloria was a longtime part-owner of the Casa Maraquita, the hotel which was named after Arthur's mother, Gloria's grandmother. Arthur's great-niece, Cathy moved to the Island in 1983 when she married her husband Dudley Morand who has been a permanent resident since 1959. The Morand's have raised their own family here on the Island and continue to be in- tegral members of the community. Arthur's nephew, Ed Paw- lack and his wife Carol still own a home here in Avalon, however they do not live here full time~ It is now used as a summer retreat for them, a past time still enjoyed by the Cazares family. SINGING WATERS CHRISTIANCENTER 346 CATALINA AVE .......................................... r ................................................................................................... Avalon teachers welcomed students to the 2011-12 school year on Wednesday. The excited students and relieved parents, however, did find the summer weather prevailing. CATAIZ%A ISL~*qD ~O~N'8 F( RUM Thank You for your support! The Catalina Island Women's Forum would like to thank the following for their faithful support of our 16th annual wine festival. You all play a large part in helping us reach our goal to raise money to fund our Mentoring Program for Junior and Senior girls and our Domestic Violence Support Services. ~la bill Cl~d~ of Cmn~m Itlaff gallalnl rmm~ eem slml~ CldldlM leh~l ~qm~ - ~alhm blud Ramm ~ canAm is ~ Mr. ~'e !11~ Catidi~/tut Ammdidla - Drmv Mn~ - Dlmlu llmu Cornerstone Teen Center ~ Catalina Transfer ~ Catalina Island Laundry ~ Safeway Stores, Inc. City of Avalon -Public Wks. ~ City. of Avalon-Fire Dept. -: City of Avaloa-Harbor Dept. L.A. Co. Lifeguards ~ Catalina Island Museum ~ Catalina Cable Co. ~ Chet's Hardware ~ Ciao Baci High Tide Traders ~ Island Threadz ~ Catalina Segways ~ Shana Cassidy ~ Catalina Med Spa The Lobster Trap ~ Avalon Massage Therapy - 6atalina Island Inn - Island Water Charters ~ CC Gallaghers ~ Judy Hibbs ~ Silver Canyon Pottery ~ Avalon Seafood ~,Coca Cola Steamer Trunk ~ Steve's Steakhouse ~ Catalina Ocean Rafting ~ Twos Company of Avalon ~ Cartopia Young's Market Co. LLC ~ The Estates Group ~ Wine Warehouse ~ Southern Wine and SI)irits Classic Wines of California ~ JAQK Cellars ~ Crew Wines ~ Matchbook ~ Chasing Venus ~ Joel Gott Trinity Wine Group ~ First Press ~La Merika ~ Clay House ~ Folio Wine Partners ~ Villa Sandi Laurenz V Gruner ~ Artizuri ~ Palacios ~ Winebow Estates ~ Juve Y Camps ~ Corta Giara ~ Cousino Macul Leyda ~ Bodegas ~ Piqueras ~ Valcanto ~ Gerard Bertrand ~ Cremant de Limoux ~ Chateau U Hopitalet Viognier - Minervois ~ Corbieres ~ Wilson Daniels ~ RouteStock ~ Gainey ~ Hess Collection ~ Amalaya Bodega Colome ~ So Be it - Hess AIIomi - Don & Sons Wines ~ Crusher ~ Project Paso ~ SKN ~Aq ulnas Trinchero Family Winery ~ Seaglass - Blend, Folie a Deux ~ Menage a Trois ~ One Hope Wines ~ Vega A V Wines ~ Artesa - Vina Zaco ~ Leucadia Red ~ Ventana Vineyards ~ Le Grande Courtage - Romanet PRP Wine International ~ Pieroth - Piccolominini ~ Oligitum ~ Paarl - Golden Grape Estates ~ Pedroncelli Golden Tango Cream ~ Rusack Vineyards ~ J. Hamilton Wines ~ Eastside Vineyards - Pedroncelli Vintage Three Vineyards ~ Mother Clone - Rosenthal ~ Surfrider ~ Malibu Estate ,- J. Lohr ~ Seven Oaks ~ Riverstone Valdiguie ~ Well Oiled Wine Co. ~ Za Za ~ El Burro ~ Castillo Real ~ Barnard Griffin Winery - Mirassou Cabernet Corporation ~ MacMurray Ranch ~ Llama ~ Don Rodolfo ~ La Playa ~ Gallo Wine Estates William Hill ~ Louis M. Martini ~ Gru ppo Mezzacorona ~ Rotari ~ Arancio ~ Ste Michelle Wine Estates Axis ~ Querceto ~ Luigi Righetti ~ Tolloy ~ Constellation ~ Chateau Ste Michelle ~ Domaine Ste Michelle Villa Mt. Eden ~ Columbia Crest ~ Coppola ~ Palm Bay ~ Feudi di San Gregorio - The Wine Grou p La Marca ~ Quintessential Wines ~ New Age ~ Flip Flop ~Valentin Bianchi THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, September 9. 2011 i 5