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Pirates prepare for Buccaneer Days THE 23RD ANNUAL EVENT IS POIS"D FOR FIRST WEEKEND OF O,3TOBER Arrrr...Labor Dayis gone. But don't fret mateys. It's time once again to roll out the "Port Royal" red Catalina carpet for that lovely event we call "Buccaneer Days." The 23rd annual Buccaneer Days, hosted by The Santa Catali- na Island Company, will run from Oct. 4 to 7 in Two Harbors. Buccaneer Days is one of the first "off-season" events that helps draw visitors to the Island and keep its tourist economy pumping after the summer crowds dwindle to a trickle. It is also a highly an- ticipated tradition that brings a pre-Halloween sense of mirth to the Island and the event's partici- pants. Attendees are invited to don their finest pirate costume and set sail for a weekend of great food, cold drinks, live music, treasure hunts;, a costume contest and much more, The $20 cover charge provides access to four days of entertain- ment at the Two Harbors resort. This year's event will include live bands on all four days, as well as a disc jockey in between shows. The Pirate Village will encompass the Harbor Reef deck as well as the plaza below, with satellite bars and plenty of swash- buckling decoration. Between treasure hunts and costume contests, there is fun for everyone. The VIP "Captain's Quarters" will be available daily and will include a clean, com- fortable grass area with a private restroom and bartender. Sailor Jerry representatives will be in the "Captain's Quarters" as well. This year will also include pre-sale for VIP passes, weekend passes, and potential transportation to;and from Avalon. During Buccaneer Days, it is highly recommended that boaters reserve moorings in advance using the Two Harbors online moorings reservation system. Otherwise, cross-channel transportation is available from San Pedro and Ava- lon on the Catalina Express or take a wild ride through Catalina's rug- ged interior on the Catalina Expe- ditions Safari Bus from Avalon for $32 per person ($26 for children) each way. The Island Company is explor- ing other transportation options to and from Avalon, in order to make this event, available to those who live in or visit our beautiful city. Opening events begin Thursday, Oct. 4. For more information about Santa Catalina Island, visit www. visitcatalinaisland.com. Website From page 1 reachequal to the paid subscribers of th weekly newspaper. Tt.e new website will dramati- cally increase the Islander's au- dience, especially overtown and among visitors. "The launch of the website completes the circle in our offering of a dynamic multi-media platform that includes print, digital and social audiences," said Island- er publisher Vince Bodiford, add- ing "we are dedicated to strength- ening the Islander and our mission of delivering hyper-local, relevant coment to our audience, and now adding yet another way we deliver the information the community wants." Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windle Group Publisher Vince Bodiford vince@cinews.us Editor Dennis Kaiser ed@cinews.us Advertising Pat Jamieson advertising@cinews.us Office Manager Jennifer Leonhardi manager@cinews.us Accounting Judy Murray j udy@localnewspapers.org 101 MARILLA #6 AVALON, CA 90704 I (310) 510-0500 FAX: (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 DEAllUNEli Calendlr: Noon Monday I News: 5 p.m. Monday I Display Advertising: 2 p.m. Tuesday I Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday  Legal/PubBc Notices: 5 p.m. Monday Send too managef@cinews.us One Year Subscription: Catalin/ .............................................. $39 Mainlannd ............................................ $49 Subscddptions via First CJass Mall are available for $80/year A PuJb/Icatlon of CommunltyMedia Corporation. CATALItNA iSLANDER (USPS 093-140) Acceptance under 39C, F:.R. 3464 periodicals postage patd at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices. Adjudication Decree No, 3775968, Date of Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Name of Newspmper as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: The Catalima Islander, Published weekly at 101 Mar&Ha Avenue, #6 Avalon, CA 90704. The entire contents of The Catagna Fslandef are copyrighted by The Catalina Islander. No part may be reproduced In any fashion without written consent of the publisher, This pub&&cat.ion is printed almost entirely on recycled paper. Contents Copyright 0 2012 and Title Registered, Catalina Islander, Inc., All Rights Reserved. 1 PROUD MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER PU 8LISHERS ASSOCIATION Open 7 dtt) a week for dinner and Fflday through Sunday tbr lunch, Akh:r dinner DJ held on Saturday nights, During a previous Buccaneer Days, the fun and the pirates come in all different sizes and enjoy a variety of pirate activities. - Photos cour- tesy of the Catalina Island Company. CATALINA COUPLES: GLEN CRAIG GUSTAFSON AND JAN VANDERVELDE Please send us your favorite photo of yourself or of another local Catalina couple to be included in the Catalina Islander. They can .be young or old; in spe- cial places, special occasions or just at home. Email your high resolution photo to ed@ ;mews.us. Chanter   &  au The Catalina Island Chamber & The Xceptlonal Music Company Would like to THANK all of the wonderful sponsors of our /CEPTIONAL CATALINA SUMMER CONCERTS Catallnll Flyer tltom Nowpeit itioll Catalina Island Real Estate Catalina Island Vaoetion Rentals Caleb I.ins and The Lobster Trap -Ballast Point Brewing Company We would also like to thank the following for their support: The Cmtall kdander Snpt VlIIIo Inn NlshlMdo8 Charters Island Breeze 8pe & kkm tmll Advontum Tours ltlllMI I HOUa l (:illm ltsllN= Soull Luv Two'| Omlm of Aet Ine Oemtp llllml LliuMl )k)te mter El TIllo Tm tkmd atillln 1 81d & [ier lllk I 2  Friday, September 14, 2012 THE CATALINA ISLANDER