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Catalina Island Offers Specials to Triathletes The 27th Annual Catalina Is- land Triathlon will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 in Avalon. The 'Island triathlon event will be the only fall triathlon on Catalina Is- land. On Sept. 6, the Avalon City Council decided that two identi- cal athletic events, targeting the same audience and held on two consecutive weekends, was not in the best interest of the citizens of Avalon. Accordingly, the City Council revoked an event permit for an Oct. 29 triathlon. To cel- ebrate the Catalina Island Triath- Ion on Nov. 5, the Catalina Island' Chamber of Commerce and its members are providing triathletes a variety of Island specials during the weekend of the event. The .Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce, owner of the Cata- lina Island Triathlon event since 1993, is offering enticing specials for race participants for the triath- Ion weekend of November 4-6. can come over to Catalina for an enjoyable fun-filled weekend and save money. The special triath- Ion offers include discounts on a selection of lodging properties, retail merchandise, activities such as golf, parasailing, golf cart rent- als and eco jeep tours to the inte- rior, helicopter transportation and sweets and treats while on the is- land. Go to www.catalinachamber. corn/triathlon to see all the specials offered for the weekend. The popular end-of-theseason sprint triathlon is one of the lon- gest running multi-sports in the United States and is considered one of the most picturesque venues for a triathlon. The scenic Catalina Island Triathlon course consists of a one-half mile swim in the calm ocean waters of Avalon Bay, a 15 kilometer bike ride through Ava- lon Canyon and a 3.1 mile (5 km) run through the streets of Avalon. Catalina Island's Mediterranean climate allows for November air and water temperatures in the mid to high 60s. The triathlon begins at 9am, Sat- urday, Nov. 5 at Middle Beach in Avalon on Catalina Island. There is a mandatory pre-race meeting either on Friday evening or at 8am on the day of the race. Registra- tion for event participants is $100 per individual. Relay teams can register for $200 per team. Regis- tration is open at www.catalinais- landtriathlon.com. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce's CEO Wayne Grif- fin said: "We are looking forward to the triathletes coming over to the Island and competing in what Triathete Magazine has named as one of the 'Top Ten Most Scenic Races.'" Funds gleaned from the long-time Chamber of Commerce event will largely be reinvested in Catalina Island, and will continue to improve the venue for triathletes and others who come to enjoy all the Island has to offer. Catalina Island is located just 22 miles off the coast of Southern California and is easily accessible by boat or helicopter. For more information on" the Catalina Is- land Triathlon or to register, go to www.CatalinalslandTriathlon.com or call Spectrum Sports at (909) 399-3553. The September 6 issue the Catalina Islande inaccurateiy reported that the City of Avalon. s Planning Commissi had recently granted After t FUND HELPS ISLAND'S YOUNG PEOPLE PURSUE HIGHER EDUCATION BY REBECCA DOYLE Catalina students are gain- ing more opportunities to attend out-of-state colleges and pursue a higher education, as the work of the Santa Catalina Is- land Fund for Higher Education continues. A program cerr- tared around posf-high school life, the Fund's foundational goals are to have each participat- .ing student find, visit, and apply tO multiple "fit" colleges, offer Unda Rifldn standardized test prepa- ration, provide support throughout the application process, educate the Publisher Dan Teckenoff dan@cinews.us Editor Dennis Kaiser ed@cinews.us Office Manager Jennifer Leonhardi manager@cinews.us Accounting Judy Murray reck@sunnews.org ADVERTISING DISPLAY dan@cinews.us CLASSIFIEDS manager@cinewslus LEGAL ADS manager@cinews.us Subscriptions manager@cinews.us Editorial Letters to the editor ed@cinews.us Obituaries manager@cinews.us 101 MARILLA #6 AVALON, CA 9o7o4.1 (ato) sxo-o5oo I FAX: (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander - P.O. Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 1 (USPS 093-140) Acceptance under 39C, F.R. 3464 periodicals postage paid at Avalon, cA 90704 and other additional offices. Adjudication Decree No. 377598. Date of Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown In the Petition for Adjudication: The Catalina Islander. Published weekly at 101 Marifia Avenue, #6 Avalon, CA 90704. The entire contents of The Catalina Islander are copyrighted by The Catalina Islander. NO part may be reproduced in any fashion without writterl consent of the publisher. This publication is printed almost entirely on recycled paper, PROUD MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION I.AIDBNF.S Calendar: Noon Monday I News: 5 p.m. Monday I DisplaY; Adver- tising: 2 p.m. Tuesday I Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday I Legal/Public Notices: 5 p.m. Monday SUBSCRIPTIONS " One Year Subscription: , " Catalina .............................................. $39 Mainland ............................ . ................ $48 SubScriptions via Fit Class Mail are available for $80/year 24- 7 - 365 Life Flight Helicopter or Air Ambulance Service, Ground Ambulance, Vehicle Return and Morel 50 US States, Mexico, Canada, Caribbean all covered in policy. No Deductible - No Co-Pay - No Claim Forms - No Age Restrictions Single or family coverage All for under $1.00 a day!!! Group payroll deduction plans are also available for employers. Recommended by Charles "Chuck" Martin, Catalina Insurance Broker and MASA Member !! SINGING WATERS CHRISTIANCENTER SERVING THE CHURCH, REACHING THE ISLAND 346 CATALINA AVE I: i U I :&1 IL'Ifi;l I: I =l,I I: [lrl fl: 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 information. in fact city staff: , Pacific / i!! students and their families on the college process, and locate schol- arships and funds to allow students the finances to attend their choice college. However, the program's main focus is the mental preparation and life skills that become an absolute- ly necessity when teenagers "leave the nest." Many of the students in- volved have been exposed solely to the Island lifestyle, and therefore haven't had the opporttmities to hone the skills and knowledge needed to handle life on the mainland. In this pro- gram, teenagers are taught useful skills such as how to properly write thank- you letters, address en- velopes, read maps, give directions, set a table, communicate professionally, and take full advantage of the growing technology found on cell phones and jn computers. This training can make quite a significant difference in the suc- cess of students who leave the is- Fund, Page 4 Monte Mellon, MD , (.310) 510-O7OO Catalina--,- Tracey Norton, DO. 1OO Falls Canyon Road Laura Ulibarri, MD PO Box 1563, Avalon 9o7o4 IslandMedicalCenter Diane Chamberlin, Npo www.ClMedicalCenter.org 3 s I Particle's o tlgd i toWa ones 21 Friday, September 16, 2011 THE CATALINA ISLANDER