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Afishinados Boat Charte[s in Avalon. Courtesy photo Year In Review From page 5 4,000-mile journey througla the ca- nal and on to Catalina. They were joined along the way by various guests who took on crew duties and wheel watching as Catal- lac made her way home. With a little luck and some good weather she made it to Avalon m time to start Afishinados Famous Flying Fish Tours during the Fly- ing Fish Festival weekend Friday, June 1. For more information, visit or call (310) 510-2440 b=21 rhret h 3 Satut y Thttt day 4.4)0 & 7:30pro Show Ntghdy, et 7:30 Rated PG Call 310-510,0179 Winners of the Avalon election for Mayor and City Council were Mayor Bob.Kennedy, Oley Olsen and Richard Hernandez: Kennedy ~vas re-elected mayor. City Treasurer Christy Lins ran unopposed and received more votes than any other candidate for office Museum to be named for Ada B. Wrigley The Catalina Island Museum announced re- cently that its Board of Trust- ees had voted unanimously to name its future buildingafter the late Ada Blanche Wrig- ley Schreiner. -~ Known sim- ply as "Blanny" to her family and many friends in the Avalon com- munity, Schreiner was a member of the Catalina Island Board of Trustees before her death in De- cember of 2010. She was the granddaughter of William Wrigley Jr. and the daugh- ter of Philip K. Wrigley, a leading member of the museum and great- ly responsible for its founding in 1953. Spencer Davis wins Scratcher Avalon resident Spencer Davis, who earned gold records with his Spencer Davis Group in the gold- en age of classic rock, purchased a California Black Scratcher in March at the Vons across from the Marlin Club that was a $250,000 winner "I couldn't believe it," he said. "I thought something was wrong, so I showed it to my 'scratcher consultant' and he said that it was definitely $250,000 1 had won." Since his win, friends such as fellow Avalon musician and some- time band-mate Vern Altieri has nicked him "Scratcher Davis." Dmeeb M Allil0n Adklns Bin1 Gmts ,Dmm .m Trav McK vm e Sal wm Nk:ole Whh Setly Jo Garc Gebert l.lemm:k Jim Felix ,-eeee ]Jffie meml Peru Jmmmv2 M uto Yaaez-Tua alr hez Ftt K e An versa Kevln & Jim & Virgie Felix Dessert island Sul arloaf Video 417 Cre-~cent AV~ {~i~tos NOw Av~det) Get a free Ice Get om~ free C~amr CO~ ~ Movie Rental on your birthdeyl your bWthda1 Mt~t e~ ,,~#~ ieaenl, lt~ol!o~ / proof of~h deee el ~/~/oeat/an, Scuba divers Jack Slider and Jessica Merritt were engaged in Catalina while underwater in March. April Pebbly Beach Rd. project The California Coastal Com- mission unanimously approved a permit for the Pebbly Beach Road mitigation project on April 11. The permit would allow the joint city of Avalon-Santa Catalina Resort Services project to go for- ward. However, the work to make the road safer won't start immedi- ately. "In or.der to prevent disturbance to breeding birds, no work shall occur during the period between M~/rch 1 and August 31," said the Coastal Commission staff report. Curator finds cache of Ralph Glidden papers Catalina Island Museum cura- tor John Boraggina discovered a large cache of original papers and photographs by Ralph Glidden. who was a colorful character whose research into many of North Amer- ica's earliest human settlements was both groundbreaking and highly controversial. The discoveries document the earliest excavations of Catalina Island by Glidden, an amateur ar- chaeologist. Boraggina found numerous journals, personal letters, albums, newspaper articles and, most sig- nificantly, hundreds of photo- graphs that Glidden had compiled during his years of his research on the Island. May Silent Film 'Wings' benefit The Catalina Island Museum's ]gnt Film.Benefrt-cetebrated-its 25th, or "silver," anniversary on Saturday, May 12. To help its fans enjoy the oc- casion and help the museum con- tinue its work, the benefit includ- ed a viewing of one of the silver. screen's most famous gems and Hollywood's first blockbuster, the silent film classic "Wings." -."The museum is thrilled to be showcasing Paramount's beauti- fully restored print of "Wings," said Gail Fornasiere, the museum's director of Operations. "It was the very first film shown for our Silent Film Benefit with live accompa- niment by/he legendary Gaylord Carter. One of the film's stars, Buddy Rogers, was even in attendance Year In Review, Page 7 6 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 THE CATALINA ISLANDER