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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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New restaurant opens in Avalon

New restaurant opens in Avalon

posted: 4/11/2014

AVALON – Guests to Catalina Island will have a new place to dine with the opening of Maggie’s Blue Rose on April 12.


Cabo Marine Show puts Luxury Vessels on Display

Cabo Marine Show puts Luxury Vessels on Display

posted: 4/3/2014

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico – The 5th annual Cabo Marine Show is scheduled to run May 15-17 at Cabo San Lucas Marina.

Luxurious Lodging Offered At West End

Luxurious Lodging Offered At West End

posted: 3/28/2014

TWO HARBORS – Guests and boaters cruising over to Catalina Island can chose to spend their night camping, bunking down aboard or renting a luxury vacation rental on the West End.

Two Harbors Prepares for Shipwreck Weekend

Two Harbors Prepares for Shipwreck Weekend

posted: 3/27/2014

TWO HARBORS – Pirates will take over the shores of Catalina Island during the 2nd annual Shipwreck Weekend at Two Harbors from April 11-13. 

Live Orchestra to Accompany Catalina Museum’s Silent Film

Live Orchestra to Accompany Catalina Museum’s Silent Film

posted: 3/20/2014

AVALON --  Movie buffs can watch classic films at the Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit.

Heaps of Trash

Heaps of Trash

posted: 3/14/2014

Tires, solar panels and cell phones were only a few of the items volunteer divers found on the bottom of Catalina’s Island ocean floor during the annual Catalina Island Conservancy Divers event.

Catalina Island Chamber Executive Announces Retirement

Catalina Island Chamber Executive Announces Retirement

posted: 3/13/2014

AVALON --  Wayne Griffin, president and CEO of the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau  has announced his decision to retire.

Catalina Island Marathon Scheduled for March 15

Catalina Island Marathon Scheduled for March 15

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 2/27/2014

AVALON -- Runners – and walkers – are encouraged to lace up their athletic shoes and run  in the Catalina Island Conservancy Marathon, March 15. 

Offshore Cruising Club Welcomes Prospective Members

Offshore Cruising Club Welcomes Prospective Members

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 2/20/2014

TWO HARBORS -- In need of a little camaraderie among boaters? Offshore Cruising Club, an organization comprised of cruising aficionados, has opened its doors to new members.

Registration for Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup Begins

Registration for Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup Begins

posted: 2/6/2014

AVALON -- Early registration is now open for the Feb. 22 Avalon Underwater Cleanup, an annual dive event held at Avalon Harbor.        

By Land or By Sea

By Land or By Sea

posted: 1/31/2014

Dave March, founder of WaterCar, successfully steered the amphibious car/ 15-foot boat. 

Boaters Can Ring in 2014 on Catalina Island

Boaters Can Ring in 2014 on Catalina Island

posted: 12/18/2013

New Year's Eve options include the traditional gala at the Catalina Casino in Avalon, and the New Year’s Eve Party at the Harbor Reef Restaurant at Two Harbors.

Conservancy Efforts Save Catalina's Foxes

Conservancy Efforts Save Catalina's Foxes

Shane Scott  |  posted: 12/3/2013

Only 14 years ago, the tiny, housecat-size Catalina Island fox was on the brink of extinction. The reason: a disease thought to have been brought to the island aboard visiting boats. 

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Catalina

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Catalina

Shane Scott  |  posted: 11/20/2013

Planning to spend the long Thanksgiving weekend in Catalina -- but not sure how you’ll be able to stuff a 20-pound turkey into your boat’s oven? Fortunately, Catalina offers many options for an onshore feast.

Swing Your Partner at Island Swing Dance Festival

Swing Your Partner at Island Swing Dance Festival

posted: 11/6/2013

Catalina's days as a mecca for big bands, swing music and dancers crowding the floor at the Casino Ballroom will return -- at least for a weekend -- during the Catalina Swing Dance Festival, Nov. 8-10. 

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