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The Avalon beautiful Association is pleased to announce that the September house of the month is 355 Descanso, owned by Dave and Judy Grear. Designed by Malcolm Renton and built in 1929, the house captures that familiar Spanish style and the original architectural features remain unchanged. Long time islanders will remember this as the home of the beloved Mike Reyes. Dave and Judy have been com- ing to Avalon for over 40 years, and they would often walk around the neighborhoods and pick out their dream home. Amazingly enough, this house was the one that they had always wanted to own! When the house came up for sale in 2010, they were in the right place at the right time and their retirement dream came to fruition. They love all of the original wood floors, the handcrafted front door and door handle, and the light filled interior and they have worked diligently to keep everything in superb condition. Decades ago, Judy had purchased replicas of some of her favorite Catalina tiles, saving them for just the right project. Dave customized the area behind the stove and the colorful tiles are now artfully showcased in the heart of the home. Outside of this gem of a house, the landscaping is minimal and drought tolerant. The very mature cactus are currently in full bloom and abso- lutely gorgeous, thriving on the recycled water that the Grear's painstakingly save and use for all of their exterior plants. Avalon Beautiful members were particularly impressed with the back side of the house along the alley, where Dave and Judy cleverly placed succulents hang- ing on the fence as well. The Grears feel truly lucky to own this classic Catalina charm- er. They said they love sitting in the vintage chairs on the sunny front porch, sipping their morning coffee and gazing at the hillside, often spotting a family of deer up on the ridge. Island life suits Dave and Judy just fine and they have a home that is undoubtedly their pride and joy! Calendar From page 12 food & desserts, spirits and a Grand Prize drawing. Doors at the Catalina Island Yacht Club will open at 5 p.m. Questions? Contact PLAY Preschool at 310-510-2324. November 28-November 301 Catalina Film Institute Students and industry profes- sionals immerse themselves in a workshop setting surrounded by the spectacular beauty of Catalina Island. Take advantage of differ- ent programs and be creatively inspired by the enchanting scenery of historic and beautiful Catalina Island. Participation in this event supports the Catalina Island Conservancy and their work to keep Catalina's wildlands wild. Catalina Film Institute. 818-787- 1946, www.CatalinaFF.org. December 2014 December 6 21st Annual "Shop At Home" Night A one-night shopping extrav- aganza with holiday discounts, strolling carolers and prize draw- ings. Shop At Home Night kicks off with a holiday tree lighting ceremony on Wrigley Stage at 5 p.m. Have your picture taken with Santa at E1 Galleon from 6-8:30 p.m. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. 310-510-1520, www. CatalinaChamber.com. December 12 Catalina Island Museum Holiday Open House & Concert This community tradition fea- tures free Catalina Island Museum admission, discounts in the muse- um store, holiday cheer and a tast- ing in the museum's Harbor Room and a Holiday Concert performed by a visiting orchestra. Catalina Island Museum. 310-510-2414, www.CatalinaMuseum.org. December 31 Annual New Year's Eve Parties at El Galleon & Antonio's Dual Party - tickets good for both restaurants! 8:30 p.m. to lam. For tickets and dinner reservations call E1 Galleon. 310-510-1188, www.CatalinaHotSpots.com. December 31 42nd Annual New Year's Eve Celebration, Casino Ballroom Celebrate the New Year at this elegant black-tie optional dinner and dancing event in the world famous Casino Ballroom. Reservations go on sale July 2014. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. 310-510-1520, www. CatalinaChamber.com./nye. Send your calendar items to dennis @ sunnews.org The Catalina Islander wants to hear your local stories, past and present. And if you to express your opinion on a local issue, or have some information your wish to pass along to our readers, please step up to the mic. Email your stories, photos, opinions: , e o,o,,oois,on e o Please help Catalina's B/son/ Protect the Bison from the drought... Catalina's iconic bison are in danger. Catalina Island is in the grips of an extreme drought and the bison are getting hit hard with tow food and water supplies. We have set-up an emergency relief pro- gram to import feed to the herd and placed water troughs around the Island. Shipments of feed are costing $8000 each. Please donate today to help our beloved free range Bison herd get through this drought. Many thanks, Joe Kalla Chief Operating Office Catalina Island Medical Center's Rehabilitative Care Program combines the professionalism and competence of a fully-licensed acute care hospital with the care and support of your Catalina Island community. Rehabilitative care program for post orthopedic & reconstructive surgery and serious illness or injury. Therapeutic and rehabilitative services. Dedicated nurse liaison to arrange transportation from the mainland and ensure continuity of care. The comfort and support of friends and family. Ancillary services include state-of-the-art CT scanner and fully equipped laboratory. Call Nurse Liaison Santa Dominguez, RN, at (310) 510-0700 to learn more about how CIMC can meet your rehabilitative care needs. (310) 51o-o7oo 10o Falls Canyon Road PO Box 1563, Avalon 90704 Island Medical Center www.ClMedicalCenter.org THE CATAUNA ISLANDER Friday, September 19. 2014 i 13