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March 30, 2017 - 7:51am

Articles by Catalina Islander readers

Get rid of standing water

In my nearly 20 years of living in Avalon, I’ve only been bitten by a mosquito on a single occasion.  One of the great attractions of our little piece of paradise, in addition to the best climate in the world, is that we have virtually no biting insects.

Thanks from Island Foundation

The Catalina Island Foundation and Overlook Hall would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all who made our annual Avalon Charity Home Tour a smashing success. It would have been a far lesser event without your help. To all our donors, participants, and volunteers who gave of their products, money, and time, please allow this note to serve as a public token of our appreciation.

And please patronize the following businesses and organizations whose generosity helped make the day:

Setting the record straight on flying the Goose

Thanks to my good friend Robbie Hovard I was forwarded a copy of your Sept. 23, 2016 Catalina Islander. I see my old friend Brian Dawes has gotten the ear of some gullible journalist and has been embellishing seaplane stories again. No doubt egged on by Paul Moritz and Robbie Hovard, men generally associated with the old hands of Catalina’s seaplane operations.

Stage 3 rationing
affects tourists too

Your recent article about the crisis and how people can help with suggestions for reducing water usage was very interesting.

I do not live on Catalina but my husband and I have rented for a week a property on Pebbly Beach Road.

This is from Dec. 29-Jan 4 over New Year’s. I purchased tickets to the gala New Year’s Eve event (you know what those cost) and it is our wedding anniversary that night as well.

Keep our beach volleyball court

I am writing to urge the City Council to retain Avalon’s only beach volleyball court at its current location in Mole Park.

Library renovation takes a village

If you see Burney Ramming, please tell him thank you. It was his idea to renovate our sad-looking library. As president of the Friends of the Avalon Library at the time, he said that if you had a good idea and the right people, things would get done.

No part in malicious email

What became apparent from last week’s vote was that the freight service is important to someone as they used the recent decision to malign Mr. Rusak.   The personal attack of someone that wasn’t running for office was classless and directed by someone who had something to gain.  Who was that?

Catalina Art Association plans for 2016

I just wanted to tell you what I have in store for 2016.

First of all this is to remind all artists that if you plan on entering the Catalina Art Fair and Exhibition in March you need to fill out and send in you booth fees for your place in the festival.

I also would like to ask all who are interested in becoming an Art Association member please go to our website and make your donation for membership.

Medical marijuana is just that

Last week’s edition of The Catalina Islander makes it seem as though Islanders are mostly opposed to, if not afraid of, making marijuana available for therapeutic purposes.  As speakers told the City Council, this probably isn’t the case.  And, if the council had better information they’d probably make the herb locally available to those adults who’ve been recommended to use it.

Missing Miss Melba

Melba Piltch passed on Nov. 23.  I don’t know if you remember her.

Small in stature woman, long blonde hair, would walk all over  Avalon every day, knew everyone.

The service and celebration of Melba’s life was very well done and moving. I’m glad I was able to be there.