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West End Cruising Club sets sail BY BOB RHEIN Boaters who enjoy Two Har-. bors and all of beauty and adven- ture the West End has in store, may nowsign up as charter members of the new West End Cruising Club. The club, which launched on Aug. I, fea- tures a host of exclusive savings complementary services and up- grades. Boaters are being offered, a charter member rate of $250 for the first year. Two Harbors harbormaster Phillip Winter said the club would focus on suggestions and observations made from members. "Members who sign up this year will act as an advisory coun- cil, or sounding board, for ideas,'; Winter said. "And, as we suggest new ideas or improvements to Two Harbors, we want them to be our sounding hoard for that?' He said he was eager to see what WECC club members were koking for. At the first membershp meeting in September, Wmter sad he plans to discuss the possibility of creat- ing a "clubhouse" at Two Harbors. Also on the agenda will be the ques- tion of an aquatic center as part of the club's amenities, which could be constructed near Two Harbors' beach campground. "Nothing ts set in stone," W'm- ter said. "We may find that our mem- bers want a low-cost social club without lots ofamefities, or we may find that they are willing to pay more for a nice facility with private restrooms and more," he said. "The good news is that we have time." One of the biggest draws to the club will be the unlimited free shoreboat rides from the Isthmus, Fourth of July Cove and Cherry Cove (year-round), and Cat Har- bor (during summer). Other privileges include free boatside delivery by Two Harbors Harbor Reef Restaurant and General MICROBREW FEST AT TWO HARBORS BEER FESTIVAL SET FOR SATURDAY AFTERNOON BY BOB RHEIN Once again; for nine years in a row, Avalon High School gradu- ates will benefit from the Sophie Tarbuck Scholarship Founda- tion-funded in part by the Annual Microbrew Fest on the beach at Two Harbors. Two Harbors Enterprises and the Avalon Lions Club will host the ninth annual Two Harbors Mi- crobrew Festival from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 17 on Isthmus Beach. The event has risen up to $15,000 in prior years. Appealing to true beer enthusi- asts everywhere, the event show- cases some of the finest selections in microbrews California and the world has to offer. Nearly 40 breweries from Southern Californiawill showcase up to six beers each for unlimit- ed tastings. Live music will be provided, along with appetizers. According to Leslie Luchau- Boutillier of Two Harbors Events and Catering, about 550 participants are expected to at- tend. She encouraged boat- ers to buy tickets early, since the event tends to sell out. "(The festival) is something fun to do in Two Harbors--and a way to enjoy the weather in Septem- ber," Luchau-Boutillier said. Festivities will continue from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Harbor ReefRes- taurant, withaliveDJspinningtunes. Presale tickets are available for $35. Prices will go up to $45 the week of the event..Tickets may be purchased by calling Two Harbors Visitor Services at (310) 510-4205. For more information, contact Luchau-Boutillier at (310) 510- 4249 or at lluchau@seico.eom. Store; a $50 Two Harbors gift card; free boater trash pickup; free coffee at the West End Galley and General Store, discounted rates at the Ban- ning House Lodge, and, the privi- lege to fly aWest End Cruising Club burgee. Club members will also get a coupon for one free mooring night, which can be offered to friends to show them the West End boating life. Deals for new members do &BLAIR 310.510.0250 310.510.8957fx Insurance you can design to meet your ever-changing needs. Products and Services to meet all your insurance needs Farmers HelpPoint 24/7 claims service Si hablamos espanol Heather Dickerson www.farmersagent.com/hdickerson License#0758719 F A R M E R S" not end at the West End. In Avalon, members will enjoy free miniature golf at Golf Gardens, a free movie in the Avalon Theater and a compli- mentary bottle of wine at Catalina Country Club, with the purchase of two entrees. Wmter said the response so far has been positive and promising. There is no cap on the number of members the club can accept just yet. "Anybody who is passionate about Two Harbors and wants to be a part of our West End community can join," he said. 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