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I Santa will be meeting with his customers as adults enjoy the :l_9th Annual Shop at Home Night in Avalon: Courtesy photo Avalon's 19th Annual Shop at Home Night will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 Shop At Home Night kicks off with a tree lighting ceremony on the Wrigley Stage on the water- front in Avalon at 5 p.m. on Sat- urday, Dec. 5. The shopping event will be held from 5-9 p.m. The Avalon School's woodwind and brass quintet will play Christ- mas carols. Shoppers can gather around to watch the festivities as Santa and his "helpers'.' arrive by Fire Truck. The Jingle Singers carolers will stroll as shoppers pick up the Treasure and Discount cards and hit the stores. Many of the participating stores will be offering refreshments and holiday treats. On Shop At Home Night; each store will have a drawing to give away an in-store gift or gift certifi- cate. Participants who get a Trea- sure Card stamped at each of the participating merchants may enter to win reservations for two to the 2012 New Year's Eve Gala. Shoppers will. also receive one Shop at Home Discount Card valid through Christmas Eve at any of the 17 participating Avalon retail- ers. The discount card can be picked up during Shop At Home Night at any participating store and will be good for 10-20 percent off all pur- BlueSeaCare Services "Our Care Is As Unique as you Are/" I - Ex den AgingSa ,with 949-554-5411 mm . dignity&v~thoneofour Established 1993 Malure & L0v/ng Pr0fess/0na/s Visit.0ur website: c / S.ea inS ,e h www.blueseacare.c0m Friday. November 30 Jani Hall Johnny Romo Brandon Hinldey David Guem~ Mando Lopez Jose Vera Undsey Mattingly Mike Moran Sharon Mcllroy James BouiUnghouseMonday. ~ 3 Mag9~ Ma~ An~ao vega 8abmlav. DecenVber 1 Ca~e Sanchez Ang Bem Ca sa Jeannie Mann San Dominguez Mk~a~ Guermm c ggeu Tumdav. Decinnb 4 Pedro Jimenez Amy Kolslad Kadin Kolstad Wednesday. DeCanlber 5 Madeela Rodriguez Sabrina Johnson Randy Thomas Patti Uebman Eric Gonzales Thumd~. December 6 Tim Bomba~l Pat~ck Bu~e Denise Pesulima Des Hemandez Jade Rinehart Hannah Shenill Saturday. Decend)er 1 Bob & Kaldna Lee Sladev. Decenil)v 2 Jakne & Yolanda Monlano & Tues(k~. December4 Chris & Ka~e Johnson Wednmdav. Decentaer 5 Joe & Tmdy S ana Sponsored bF: Dessert Island 42Z 7 Crescent Av~ Get a free Ice Cream Cone on your birthdayl Sugarloaf Video (PiPiotm NOw Avoiloblee l) Get one free Movie Rental on -your birthdayl O~lf~nr v~slld ~ July 20. 2012 end July t9..~DY3, chases made at any participating store between Dec. 1 and'Dec. 24. Some merchants are offering a larger discount on Shop at Home Night only. No purchase is necessary to re- ceive the Shop at Home Discount Card or to enter the in-store draw- ing, but you must be 16 years or over. Other events happening during Shop At Home Night include: Get your photo taken with Santa. Bring two cans of food to El Galleon Restaurant ,and get a free photo with Santa. Toys 4 Tots Toy Drive & Bake Sate, sponsored by Unit 400 Ava- lon Cub & Boy Scouts, Wrigley Stage 5-9 p.m. Bring an unwrapped toy or cash donation and receive a baked goodie. All toys will benefit local children. Avalon Community Church and Singing Waters Christian Center prayer booth. Nov. 29 -Dec. 1 -The Avalon High School Theatre Department -presents "The Worst High School Play in the World" at 7 p.m. $6 adults, $4 students/seniors. Dec. 1 Ladies Catalina Christmas Brunch at the M Restau-, rant by Zest Catering. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Dec. 3-Dec. 14 Santa's Mail Box in the Post Office Arcade. Any child wishing to write Santa will receive a reply if they include their return PO Box. Dec. 8 Holiday Celebrations Cooking Class at the M Restau- rant Dec. 14--Holiday Open House at the Catalina Island Mu- seum featuring free admission to the museum's current exhibition, discounts of 10 to 50 percent in the-Museum Store and a special tasting provided by Steve's Steak- house. 4-7 p.m. Dec. 15--Aero Club Social Fly-In. Participants may fly in or take the Wildlands Express up to the airport from Avalon. Anyone attending the event may visit with include a buffet dinner, dessert, dancing to a live band, one col- lectable bottle of wine per couple, a champagne split per person and party favors. For reservations or more infor- mation, contact the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce at the webstie www.CatalinaChamber. com/nye or call (310) 510-1520. pilots from all over southern Cali- _ .............................................. fornia and view historical planes :i 1889 on display. The fly-in will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (310)i From page 3 510-0143 for reservations on the shuttle. Mrs. Sophia Wheeler, Ed Whit- Dec. 15--Beach Cleanup Join ney, and Harry Polley headed up volunteers to clean one of the! the canyon and found the perfect Windward Beaches on the second Saturday of every month. The van leaves at 8amfrom Conservancy House. Call Volunteer Coordinator Cindy Lazaris at- (310) 510-2595 ext. 109 to make reservations. Dec. 15---Breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. at Antonio's Pizzeria & Cabaret. The cost is $5. The breakfast is sponsored by Catalina Kid Ventures. Dec. 22--Tour of Lights Departs from Wrigley Plaza Stage from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $2 per person or $5 per family. Dec. 23--The 2nd Annual Holiday Christmas Parade, 3 p.m. Meet at Big Ben. Decorate a float and join Mr. and Mrs. Claus to celebrate the Holiday Season. (310) 510-1011. Dec. 25 Traditional Christmas Dinner at El Galleon Restaurant. Noon to 9 p.m., (310) 510-1188. Dec. 31 El Galleon and Antonio's New Year's Eve Party. Dec. 31--The 40th Annual New Year's Eve Celebration, Casino Ballroom Reservations Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Desc _nso Beach Club in one of our Enjoy complimentary bottomless Reserntkms 135 per person "( ~nplirn~tary Lrse of ( ~aL~m.as duri~g br~. Weather permitting, spot, which is the same cemetery used today. There Capt. "Nat" was buried. Much had been said about the abundant fishing around Catalina, but on Sept. 2, "fish stories" went to a whole new level. "An avalanche of fish upon the shores in front of the Hotel Metro- pole" was the story told around the world. Avalon Bay literally foamed ! with yellowtail tuna that came into the harbor for over an hour. No one : had to "go fishing" All the locals did was take oars, rocks, any weapon they could find, to simply hit the fish on the heads as they came to the beach, and throw them higher up. Over two tons of fish were sent to the mainland and some con- sumed by the locals, but most was wasted or fed to the delighted sea lions and sea birds. News of this story caused hun- dreds of excited fishermen from around the world to Catalina to try their luck. One hundred and sixty three yellowtail, averaging 12 pounds a piece, totaling nearly two thousand pounds, were caught one hundred yards to sea from the Metropole Hotel. Avalon literally ran out of fish- ing tackle. North Beach was used by the professionals to dry their fish for market. The well known fisher'men on the Island includ- ed: Frank Garibaldi, Vincente Moricich, Charlie Gardner,' and Frank Leonardi. Edwin Whitney (b. January 1852, Ireland) became the first Jus- tice Of The Peace; the position he kept until 1892. After a very successful sum- mer, a major tragedy was averted. On September 23, the kitchen in the Metropole Hotel caught on fire causing $300 worth of damage. A bucket brigade from the bay saved the hotel and their 30 guests (shadows of Nov. 29, 1915). The second Thanksgiving cel- ebration didn't have a pastor, but with the new church,. Avalon had a lot to celebrate. Peter Gano's Look-Out-Cot was finallX being finished and in December the Hat- tie brought over the lumber needed for the circular tower roof. On Dec. 18, Gano experimented by planting 14 pineapple plants on his hillside property. By Christmas Eve, Gano had settled in his new home. That night,.Avalon received 2-5/8 inches of ram, washing the channel 75 feet wide. To celebrate his new home, Gano went swim- ming on Dec. 27, but not for long. The air temperature was 56 degrees and the water was 60 degrees. Ava-- lon's rainfall was 15-9/16 inches that year. Water was no longer the problem. 6 1 Friday, November 30, 2012 THE CATAUNA ISLANDER