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November 29, 2002

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Friday, November 29, 2002 The CATALINA ISLANDER Page 3 comes by MARIE WHITTINGTON searching, co-owner Daniel The long search for a new Verdugo found just the right Publisher of The Catalina person, just how right is obvious Islander is over. After weeks of from the smiles on the staff faces. The first Thanksgiving feast re-enacted M Two Harbors Although the day began with the threat of a blustery north- easterly wind, the sun prevailed and by noon Tuesday the fields were bathed in the warmth of sunshine. With uplifted spirits, friends and families of the Two Harbor's Little Red Schoolhouse joined together to reenact the first Thanksgiving feast (harvest feast) of Plymouth Plantation 1621. Chief Massasoit and many Wampanoag Indians together with the Pilgrims enjoyed a feast fit for a king. The bill of fare included sallet (vegetables), venison and fowl, bread, fruit, nuts, cheese and cider. No forks were used. Instead, to the children's delight, we ate with our fingers from trenchers (wooden slabs) shared with a trencher mate. After a thoroughly filling and delectable meal, we enjoyed many games from the period, such as, Hunker Hawser, jump rope and gunny sack races. Everyone had an enjoyable day. Jake Long exclaimed, "It was the best day of my life!" Later we adjourned to the classroom for a clever theatrical presentation of Molly's Pilgrim and "Run, Turkey Run". The Two Harbors School wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Her name is Dar Brown, and she comes with a wealth of newspaper experience. Former Publisher Sherri Walker says of her colleague: 'Tve worked with Dar in the past, she is a dynamic individual who will be an asset to the community" Her favorite job, she says, was publisher of the Seal Beach Sun, a local weekly community newspaper, largely because itt afforded her the opportunity to interact with her re /ders and be an integral part of the corffrhuni/y. -And that's' vhat she wants here in Avalon. Dar is a "people" person. You discover that within minutes of meeting her. She has fiery red hair and blue eyes that look straight at you, along with a ready smile. Dar says she wants an open door policy at the Islander, where readers can come in to chat, to tell her what stories they would like to see covered. She has been in the business for over 18 years, both daily and weekly newspapers, so she has an instinctive sense of what interests people. Daniel Verdugo commented, 'Tve met some great people in Avalon, over the past several months during this transition I've grown very fond of the Avalon community. I now truly know what makes this Island so special. Finding the perfect person for 7"he 1slander publisher position has been my top priority. After searching long and hard we've found a real jewel, Dar Brown." Dar graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a B.A. in music. She was raised in Southern California and is currently residing in Long Beach. Once she gets situated her plans are to relocate on the Island. Not surprising, with a degree in music, Dar loves music. She performed in musical theater for 10 years, singing. Reading and traveling also rank high on the list of enjoyable activities. Ask her what is important to her, and she will tell you she cherishes family and friends. The new Publisher will take over the reins at The Catalina, Islander for the issue of December 6. We, the staff at the paper welcome our new boss, and are happy to introduce her to you. Dr, I I FAMILY DENTISTRY Serving Catalina Island with a smile! 4301 ATLANTIC AVE LONG BEACH (562) 426-9308 Islanders- 15% discount with this adl Avalon High School class of 2005 supports recycling Last Saturday Seagull Sanitation supplied Avalon's class of 2005 with blue bags and refrigerator magnets to deliver throughout the community. The effort included handing out information about recycling and the importance of everyone doing their part. Proper recycling is necessary for the community to meet state mandates to divert a minimum of 50% of the waste produced in Avalon from entering the landfill. The Pebbly Beach landfill is one of the smallest in the State of California, Avalon's waste system is unique in that it has a Material Recover Facility, Landfill operation, and a Composing operation, all at the same location. Landfill area is limited here in Avalon therefore it is everyone'S responsibility to wisely use the limited space available. Seagull Sanitation was pleased to participate in the "School to Community" effort and students earned community service hours. Wednesday Ni F j You Pick Itl! J It s Your Creatton 7:00 pm Nightly 9:00 pm Fri. & Sat. Nov. 27 - Dec. 5