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December 9, 2011

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........ ; ..... ~ ................... _ ............. 1_ ......I.~L ...... L. La ,,/,li~.,L .,_.,,. ........ .,.Z......,.L~. ......... My resolution isto stay busy, s~nd more Well ! would love tO ~ peace on earth; time with ,UI Wisener ny make monthly resoiutions and keep positive '~, i II iv (, , i Work harder and make more money: STAFF REPORT A performer is an Island native Mary Frances Conover is origi- nally from Avalon, where slie spent the first eight years of her life. She is now a performer with the Surf City "Singers, who will" per- form on Saturday, Dec. 17, on the Wrigley Stage. She started dancing at age three with Miss Synie Patterson at Trem- ont Hall and has been singing and dancing ever since. When she was a little girl, growing lap on the Islaa~!aer fa-, x~orite thing to do was to play on the Wrigley stage. She would sing and dance for the passersby. Her i ' I'| mOtli~r'i ~,,.: :, "~ can remember her balhng : out of her stroller on several occa- sions just to get up on that stage. Mary Frances is now 18 years old and a senior at Huntington Beach High School and a musical theater major and a dance minor at their esteemed Academy for the Performing Arts. She is thrilled and blessed to be returning to the Island with her show choir, the Surf City Singers, and to be performing on the Wrigley Stage. "It's like a dream come true," she said, adding that she hopes to pursue a career in theater. The Surf City Singers are an elite traveling show choir from Huntington Beach High School's Academy for the Performing Arts. The group consists of 38 students, all juniors and .seniors, who are majoring in musical theater at the academy. They are well known in Orange County and Los Angeles Coun- ty where they perform at both pri- cember, it's all about their favorite and original Christmas carols, which is what they will bring tO Avalon's Wrigley Stage on Dec. 17. - The SuffCity Singers are under the direction of Tim Nelson and Diane Makas Weber. . II II III I iii- I[ I " . .... J ..... Kids Hol!daY Dratuin= Confer: .... i Im nJctlm=1 vate parties and public affairs, i ~~~.~ ~11~ such as parades, fairs, and school I: ,1 i . assemblies. Last week they per- r : .... formed at the Catalina- Expresses f- ,~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ =ad t~ Christmas party. I nnt 's t tmb s of. Throughout the year they per- ] tlll , ' : , -: .... - form their salute to Broadway style ' Good shows, but during the month of De- ..... ~. - 9-- " : " : CATALINA COUPLES: DR. JOSEPH AND RUTH MARTINEZ Please se~O us your favorite photo of yourself or of ~nother local Catalina couple to be included in the Catalina Islander. They can be young or old; in special places, special occa- 8i0118 or jtl~{ ~{ II0~, ~111~1il your nilln r~olution photo to ~lan~inew~,u~, CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER Served Saturday, December 24th, 5PM to 10PM ENJOY A 3-COURSE PRIX FIXE DINNER SPECIAL. $36 plus tax and gratutty Full dinner menu also available. NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER Served Saturday, December 31st, BPM to IOPM RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A 3-COURSE PRIX FIXE D!NNER AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. $49 plus tax and gratuity. DJ plays from 9PM-1PM. NEW YEAR'S DAY BRUNCH Served Sunday, January 1st, 10:30AM to 3PM .ENJOY A FESTIVE BRUNCH ON TH E WATERF RONT. Reservations recommended THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, December 16, 2011 ~ 7