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FOR THE ISLANDER You were the heart and of your family and you will be greatly missed. We who remain on Earth must try to emulate your true character by being kind to one another, providing to those in need, and loving unconditionally. Robert, Papa, Dad, Bobby, Uncle Bob, Buddha Head, Stove, Top Dog, and Magic, are just some of the names he was known by; some others we can't print. At an early age Robert waited on the stairs for his Dad to put his hunting boots on and that's Robert Machado and family Courtesy photo when he began to learn to provide which continued throughout his life time. BBQ's were his spe- cialty; his marinated venison was the best on the island. Yes, the best! Excelling in sports through- out his lifetime Robert was some- one known to knock it out of the park or make the winning shot or putt. He shared his skills with kids here on the island and at our home on Whittley, playing ball on the street. Those that knew him best were his quarry crew and lifelong friends. Although his body is no longer on this Earth, Robert's passion for life and memories will remain for- ever. Robert fought hard for seven years to beat Multiple Myeloma, surrounded by family he was given eternal life on Dec. 23, 2017. Services will be held at noon Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at St. Catherine's Church. Deluxe Dinner & Mardi Gras Karaoke Party Special Deluxe NYE Dinner 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. (reservations recommended) Begin with: Bay Shrimp Cocktail and Choice of Scallop Chowder or Caesar Salad, Q Choice of Entree: Prime Ri Steak * TOp Sirloin SteakI Rosemary Chicken * Catalina Swordfish Served with: S- Vegetable Medley, Grilled Mashed Potatoes Fresh Baked Sourdough Bread & Butter and a complimentary Pumpkin Pie Dessert: $39.95 (dinner only) $59.95 (includes admission to party with reserved seating) i Mardi Gras Karaoke Party 9:30 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. (advance tickets recommended) Includes: Party Favors, Beads, Hatsl Karaoke, Glass of Champagne and Balloon Drop at Midni t! Full Bar and a of n! Admission $20 p.p' (General seating. Reserved searing available with dinner reservation) eQObOO~O The Ultimate in Cele tlons!: Ring in 20i8 with a bottle 0four Exclusive "Reserve" RChmpag"e ER- OU : Dinner Reservations & Tl&ets 310J10,1188 (ask for Israel) [ Hotel Packages available at Hotel Cata a & Courtyard Garden Suites New Year's Eve Dinner Package 2-Nightstarting from $216.70 per person Visit HOTELCATALINA.COM for details From page 1 the hotels and especially event facilities as a means to attract tourists and meeting planners to Catalina. "Our goal was to have 70 per- cent (hotel and motel) occupan- cy for double digit months and we achieved it this year," said Luttjohann. "The credit should be shared with the owners because they are the ones that actually invested in the upgrades to their facilities." Looking to 2018, Luttjohann said the data suggests that tour- ists who come to Catalina from greater distances tend to stay lon- ger and spend more. If the Catalina Island Chamber can find a way to increase desti- nation tourists while retaining the local visitors, Luttjohann thinks the city could close in on double digit revenue gains. Using the lessons of the previ- ous year, the Chamber president Museum From page 1 influenced artists like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, shaped Mexican identity and continues to inform contemporary image making today. A wide representation of Posada's work, including his famous Day of the Dead calaveras and the artist's original printing plates, make up this exhibition. The text of the exhibition is pre- sented in both English and Spanish, another first for the museum. Live mariachi-style music will be performed by local favorite, Sin Frontera. Members of the group include Oscar Jimenez, Javier Jimenez, Lalo Rubio, Elias Garcia and Luis Morales. The group will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. andjs sure to make the night a celebration full of danc- ing and fun. Professional face painters, Victor Lopez and Maya Miscione, will be on hand throughout the evening. For all ages, their specialty is calavera face painting. First Fridays at the Museum will take place on Friday, Jan. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. The museum will re-open said they wilt collaborate with partners to tweak their market- ing efforts. Further, he said they planned to engage in a strategic marketing partnership with the Island Company and the Catalina Express to specifically target visi- tors from San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose to lure more visitors from greater distances. "The most recent report did show an upward trend," said Luttjohann, who said he was very encouraged by the results. "Now, we are going to con- tinue to ramp up our sales and marketing efforts using enhanced digital targeting," he said. Luttjohann said now that many improvements have been made to event properties on Catalina, the CICVB will use what they have learned to better market them to host big events on the island. Most major events are planned at least one year out, so "we have work to do," he said. Nevertheless, as a result of the past year, Luttjohann added, "we now have much more to offer." for this event at 6 p.m. Sin Frontera will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for museum mem- bers, $25 for non-members and $10 for children (ages 3-15). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Each ticket includes two tamales and face painting. Micheladas, tequila, wine, beer, soda and water will be available for purchase. No outside food or drink allowed. Tickets may be purchased in person at the museum, online via, or by phone at 310-510-2414. Visit for more infor- mation. The C{ttalina Island Museum offers the best in art and history exhibitions, music and dance perfor- mances, lectures by guest speakers from all over the world, and the fin- est in silent, documentary and inter- national film. Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m except New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The museum's new Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building is located in the heart of Avalon at 217 Metropole Ave. For more infor- mation, call 310-510-2414 or visit : ~ !~ BLENDED COFFEE DRINKS FRESH FUDGE MALTS, SHAKES g SMOOTHIES ICED COmEDRINKS ESPRESSO BAR COFFEE 81 Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 THE~ATAUNA ISLANDER