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Page 4 The CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, November 25, 2005 P The Catalina Islander welcomes letters to the Editor. Include the author's printed name, address and phone number. The paper reserves the right to edit letters for grammar and legal requirements. Ernail to ~kdander@eatallnalSP.com Please keep your letter under 300 words. Dancing Sardines Social dancing requires a large dance floor. But on Nov. 12, the So, is this what the public tables were there right on the should expect in the future? Or dance floor at the Casino will the Chamber of Commerce Ballroom. recognize that close-couple danc- More than 600 tickets were ing is trying to make a return and sold, and the dancers were consider what Mr. Wrigley Jr squeezed like sardines in the mid- might want if he were still living. die as if in a rock club or disco. This event was billed as a Michael Donneily "big band dance party" and we Vista, CA spent a lot of money for the one night stay over to dance at the , famous Casino Ballroom. N d r Press Release continued from page 1 screening, it will feature the 1938 version of, A Christmas Carol, starring Reginald Owen as Ebenezer Scrooge. The 69-minute film is one of the earliest Hollywood adapta- tions of Dickens' classic tale, and perhaps the closest to the original work. Actress June Lockhart, of TV's Lassie and Lost in Space, made her screen debut as a child in the film alongside her parents Gene and Kathleen. She will be traveling to the Island to personally introduce the film and sign autographs follow- ing the screening. . Tickets to this once in a life- time event are $10 for adults and $8 for Museum Members and children under 12, and are on sale now at the Museum. The holiday film screening is just the beginning of the week- end's festivities. Later that same evening, the Museum will partici- pate in the Chamber's Annual "Shop At Home Night." The Museum will be setting up a sales table at the historic Riviera Room (now home to Island Threadz) and will offer a variety of unique girl items from the Museum Store. Catalina authors, including Museum Cura- tor Jeannine Pedersen and local favorite Bill White, will also be available to sign their books. The 1938 version of a Christmas show at the Casino Theater 2 pm The following day, Monday, December 5, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m the Museum will host its Annual Open House at the Inn on Mt. Ada. This festive holiday function is the only public event at the Inn all year. It offers visi- tors a rare opportunity to enjoy the splendor of William Wrigley Jr.'s historic former home. At the Open House guests can feast on home baked cookies and wassail, and sing carols while reveling in the beauty and ambiance of the Inn. Gift raffles will be conducted throughout the afternoon as a fundraiser for the Museum. Admission is free. To reduce traffic congestion, taxi shuttles will run during the event from the tour bus plaza to the Inn for a reduced fare of $1 each wa?. Carol, staring Reginald Owen will Sunda%Dec.4th. Don't miss out on these exciting holiday events. For more information about the Holiday Film Program or the Open House at the Inn on Mt. Ada call the Catalina Island Museum at (310) 510-2414 or visit www.catalinamuseum.org. View from Mt. Ada balcony ,qp The 12th Annual Shop At only way to enter the drawings Home Night is next Sunday, and receive the discounts is to December 4, from 5:00pm to attend the event. 9:00pro. Support your communi- Shoppers will receive one ty while having fun and saving universal discount card valid at money on your holiday shopping! any of the 22 participating Avalon What a great way to get into the retailers. The new discount card holiday spirit: mingle with neigh- will be available to pick up on bors, enter to win prizes, and Shop At Home Night at any par- enjoy great holiday entertainment, ticipating store and will be good too! for at least 10% off all purchases This year, Shop At Homemade at any participating store Night moves back to Sunday! between December 4 and Decem- Last year, the event was held on a ber 24. No purchase is necessary Saturday night. The previous to receive the discount card or to year, "Shop In Avalon Weekend" enter any drawing. was held over both Saturday and Adding to the festivities, Sunday evenings. This year we many of the participating stores returning to our roots and going will be offering refreshments and back to a one-night event at the holiday treats. Look for the col- request of most retailers. We are orful toy soldier windsocks out- also changing the name of the side to identify each of the offi- event back to "Shop At Home" to cial participating Shop At Home make it more appealing to locals! retailers. Shop At Home Night will Shop At Home Night will kick off with a tree lighting cere- kick off with a holiday tree light- mony on the waterfront in Aval- lag ceremony in the center of on. The tree lighting will occur town at 5:00 on Sunday, Decem- right at 5:00pm on Sunday. ber 4th. Mayor Ralph Morrow Shoppers can gather around to will serve as Master of Cere- watch the festivities, and then monies. Please join us for this pick up their discount cards and" festive event! hit the stores! The tree will stay This year's Shop At Home up for public viewing until after Night features 22 stores, bou- New Years Day. tiques, and galleries. Avalon retailers are planning Be sure to join us for this some terrific discounts and all exciting event on Sunday night, shoppers will be able to enter to December 4, and take advantage win prizes. On Shop At Home of many exciting offers and prizes Night, each store will have a fromthese stores! drawing to give away a store gift. Shop At Home Night is spon- In addition, there will be a grand sored by the Catalina Island prize drawing each week in Chamber of Commerce & Visi- December for several exciting, tors Bureau. For more informa- valuable prizes, including Catali- tion, please contact the Chamber na Island Gift Certificates, annual at 310-510-1520. passes to the Disneyland resort, a DVD player, and an iPod! The continued from page 1 and opened up with back to back doubles from Doug Jann and Vicki Rogers, followed by an error, 4 base hits and a walk to score 7 runs before the third out. Metropole back with 3 base hits and 2 et rs to put 4 on the board. SCI added to their lead when Ben Eroen hit a 2 run homer, followed by a solo shot from Dave Larsen for 3 more runs. Metropole was held scoreless in the bottom of the inning. SCI was held scoreless in the top of the third, while Gregg Miller collected 2 strike outs. Metropole had 1 run Score on 2 base hits in the bottom of the inning. Top of four saw SCI put up 4 more on a double from Doug Jann, followed by 2 errors, and 2 base hits. Metropole left 2 strand- ed in the bottom of the fourth. SCI continued to pound out the hits with 3 more runs, thanks to another 2 run homer from Ben Eroen. Metropole again left 2 stranded in the bottom of the inning. Tracy Larsen opened the sixth with a triple for SCI, but was left stranded. Metropole had a run score on 2 base hits and an error. SCI went quietly in the top of the seventh. Bob Kennedy started off the bottom of the sev- enth with a triple, but was left stranded. The game ended with the score Metropole Real Estate 6, S.C.1. Co 17. For Metropole Real Estate Pin Rodriguez collected 3 hits. Steve Hoefs and Bob Kennedy had 2 hits, while Gregg Miller, Sparrow Felix, and Shelley Kennedy collected 1 hit. For SCI Tracy Larsen had 3 hits. Doug Jann, Vicki Rogers, Ben Eroen, Torto had their last chance to win Dave Larsen and Johnny Leon- the game. Jimmy Felix started it haxdi all had 2 hits each, while off with a single, followed by an Richard Ferrari and Paul Bestudik error to have 2 runners on. With 2 contributed 1 hit each. outs Kenny Engel hit a towering The second game of the night fly ball to right field for 2 RBIs to was a great one for the spectators, tie the game. With a runner on In a battle for a solo first place second, Patti Engel hit a line drive spot, Conservancy faced off with over the left fielder to allow Del Torto. Conservancy started it Kenny to score the winning run. off with 2 runs, thanks in part to a Final score was Conservancy 11, triple from Jose Sillas. Del DelTorto 12. Torto,s Jose Cuevas opened up For Conservancy, Larry Her- with an in-the-park home run for nandez was 4-4. Cesar Sillas and the only score of the inning. In Chuey Sillas both collected 3 hits. the second inning Conservancy Mel Dinkle had 2 hits, while left a runner stranded. Del Torto Tiffany Brannock, Jake Brannock, took over the lead in the second Erica Cushing and Cassie Burch when a base hit and an error were all had 1 hit. For Del Torto, converted to 2 runs thanks to a Kenny Engel had 3 hits. Jose double from Kenny Engel, who Cuevas, Mario Jimenez, Cindy later scored on a ground ball out. Morris and Patti Engel all collect- The lead seesawed again when ed 2 hits. Jimmy Felix and Isaac Conservancy scored 3 runs on 2 Felix both had 1 hit. base hits, a walk and an error. Del Torto fought back and scored 3 on Standings 4 base hits. Conservancy again Del Torto 5-4 went ahead in the fourth when Conservancy 4-4 Larry Hernandez led off with a S.C.I. Co 4-4 double followed by a walk, a dou- Metropole Real Estate 3-5 ble from Cesar Sillas, and the third run scored on a ground ball. Schedule for Again Del Torto battled back, Thursday 11/10/05 with a base hits, followed by dou- bles from Patti Engel and Mario 6:00 pm Jimenez to score 2. In the fifth Del Torto vs both teams were held scoreless. Metropole Real Estate Conservancy once again retook 7:30 pm the lead when Larry Hernandez Conservancy vs started it off with a solo home S.C.I. Co. run. 6 base hits later,mixed in with some outs, and 4 runs had scored. With 2 outs, Del Torto Jimmy Felix .727 took advantage of 3 errors to Ofeliz Jimenez .529 score 1. Top of seven, and up by Jose Cuevas .679 2, Conservancy tried to seal the Tracy Larsen .520 game, but fell short with 2 run- Kenny Engel .654 ners on when Kenny Engel made Cindy Morris .407 a great line drive catch to end the Dave Larsen .654 inning. Down by 2 runs, Del DianaLeonhardi .364