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    SEPT. inside       2010
                             Running       Spam recipes
            Hit the road with Navy races   Try out local favorites with the
                                           mighty meat
                            PAGE 5
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                          Labor Day
    Celebrate holiday with Andersen                           Sumay
                                                              Cap weekend with
                                                                                 A monthly publication of the
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                                                              what’s happening
                                                              on base            Masako Watanabe
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                             Inked                            PAGE 17            Brian Williams
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    Traditional tattooist talks origins
                                                                                 Janice Miller
                                                                                 Writer




                                           Air Force
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    Janice expolres her fascination with
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                                                                                 State University Student Cultural
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                                                                                 the Banga, a dance from the
                                                                                 Cordillera region of the Philip-
                                                                                 pines.

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                                                                                 Brian Williams

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Pounding the pavement
I m p r o v e                 h e a l t h            w i t h            b a s e             r a c e s            WE WILL NEVER


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               othing is better
                                                                                                                 FORGET 5K
                                                                                                                 G When: Sept. 11, 5:30
               than a cool run on
                                                                                                                 p.m.
               a fall day to take
                                                                                                                 G Showtime: 5 p.m.
               in the September
                                                                                                                 G Registration deadline:
scenery, right? Wrong. When
you’re on Guam, it’s better. You                                                                                 Sept. 4, at Navy’s Charles
can run to your heart’s content                                                                                  King Gym
surrounded by beautiful, exotic
island scenery in a warm, trop-
ical climate. This month, Naval                                                                                  GAB GAB HALF
Base Guam is holding two runs                                                                                    MARATHON
                                                                                                                 G When: Sept. 25, 6 a.m.
to get those feel-good endor-
phins going.                                                                                                     G Showtime: 5:30 a.m.
   “All they need is a good pair                                                                                 G Registration deadline:
of running shoes and some de-                                                                                    Sept. 18, at Navy’s
sire,” says Alec Culpepper,                                                                                      Charles King Gym
Naval Base Guam’s fitness co-
ordinator.
   The We Will Never Forget
                                       And they’re off! Runners make an eager start during a base run.            “(The runs) provide outlets
5k will be held on Sept. 11, and
the Gab Gab Half Marathon will                                                                                 for people to get out, exercise
                                    2001, was created to honor the       to burn off excessive amounts of      and participate with other mem-
be on Sept. 25. Anyone inter-       day and bring some joy and           energy.
ested in burning off a few calo-                                                                               bers of the base community in
                                    peace to it. Participating run-         “Usually (a) 5k is completed       a nice environment,” he says.
ries is welcome to join, says       ners can enjoy quiet time on the     in about 30 minutes,” says
Culpepper.                                                                                                        Both runs are free and open
                                    run and take in the scenery of       Culpepper. “A half marathon is        to anyone with a base I.D.
   “Participation is many things    Guam.                                about two hours. … (It’s) more
to many people,” he says.                                                                                      Those wanting a souvenir can
                                       “The run is throughout the        competitive.”                         pay eight dollars for a t-shirt
“Some may do it for the fun and     Naval Base, seeing historical ar-       The Gab Gab run will have
fitness, and others may do it for                                                                              during pre-registration.
                                    eas with mostly flat terrain,”       prizes available “along with raf-
a challenge and opportunity to      says Culpepper. “(It’s) more of      fle prizes after the race,” says
                                                                                                                        Explore Guam
                                                                                                                       By Janice Miller
be with other like-minded peo-      a fun run … very family friend-      Culpepper.
ple.”                                                                                                              jdmiller@guampdn.com
                                    ly and programmed to get peo-           Although the lengthy half
                                    ple involved and introduced to       marathon is “a chance for run-
Remembrance run                     running as a way of fitness.”
                                       While the Sept. 11 race is a
                                                                         ners to complete a distance that is
                                                                         challenging and a major accom-
  We all remember what hap-         relaxed 5k, the Gab Gab race is      plishment,” says Culpepper, all
pened on Sept. 11, 2001. “The       a heart pumping, gasp for air        runners should view both runs as
(We Will Never Forget 5k) is in     half marathon. At approximate-       an opportunity to enjoy the day.
memory of that terrible day,”       ly 13.1 miles, it’s geared toward
                                                                                 Explore Guam File Photos
says Culpepper.                     experienced runners who want
  The run, which began in                                                Runners start a base run with a
                                                                                   good pace.
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Celebration of work
  A A F B                    h o l d s                       L a b o r                D a y            B a s h
                                                                                                                               LABOR DAY BASH
                                                                                                                               G Where: AAFB,
                                                                                                                               Arc Light Park
                                                                                                                               G When: Friday,
                                                                                                                               Sept. 3
                                                                                                                               G Time: 3 p.m. to
                                                                                               folks to unwind and re-


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             his Labor
             Day, Guam’s                                                                       lax,” says Pontenila.           6 p.m.
             military fam-                                                                     “Take the stress away
             ilies are                                                                         from home. … Forget
asked to gather at Ander-                                                                      that they’re deployed (or)    District of Columbia and
sen Air Force Base for                                                                         that they’re far away far     the territories.”
one big celebration. The                                                                       away from their loved            Initially, the holiday
base’s Sept. 3 Labor Day                                                                       ones.”                        involved street parades
                                                                                                                             and a festival for the
Bash promises fun for all
ages and even a tent or                                                                        Historical jour-              workers and their fami-
                                                                                                                             lies, according to the de-
two to hide from the sun
or rain.                                                                                       ney                           partment. “Speeches by
   “We averaged about                                                                             Nowadays, Labor Day        prominent men and
700 to 800 (people) last        Children take part in some of the family friendly enter-
                                                                                               is celebrated much like       women were introduced
year,” says TSgt. Max          tainment offered at the Labor Day Bash on Andersen Air          July 4, with backyard         later.” As time passed
Pontenila, the communi-                               Force Base.                              barbeques, friends and        Americans still celebrat-
ty activities NCOIC at                                                                         family. Although many         ed the holiday, albeit on
the Hot Spot, which is in     to throw a swimsuit on             home. “We’ll have chairs      know the holiday cele-        a much smaller and more
charge of this year ’s        under those holiday                and tables out there,”        brates the importance of      personal scale with fam-
event. “Our office is the     clothes.                           says Pontenila. Anyone        the everyday, American        ily gatherings.
one that plans and coor-         For all the kids who            who is worried about          worker, few are aware of         With America’s mod-
dinates.”                     dream of riding horses             where to park with the        the holiday’s origins and     ern and more subdued
   According to Ponteni-      one day, their chance has          large crowds that are an-     its evolution.                celebration, the depart-
la, the event will have       come. The Bash will                ticipated, don’t fear. Des-      According to the U.S.      ment reminds Ameri-
music, door and raffle        have several ponies avail-         ignated parking will be       Department of Labor, “the     can’s not to forget the
prizes. Children, and per-    able for riding at the             available, says Ponteni-      first Labor Day holiday       reason for the holiday: “It
haps a few adults, will be    Park, says Pontenila.              la.                           was celebrated on Tues-       is appropriate … that the
able to bounce endlessly      There will also be festive             With all of the enter-    day, Sept. 5, 1882, in New    nation pay tribute on La-
in several air-filled         food and drinks around,            tainment and food that        York City.” Over the years    bor Day to the creator of
bounces that will take up     for a nominal fee, to sat-         will be available at this     each state gradually adopt-   so much of the nation’s
most of Arc Light Park.       isfy grumbling tummies.            year’s Bash, there’s no       ed the holiday. However, it   strength, freedom, and
There will even be a wa-         As for what to bring,           reason why military           wasn’t until June 28, 1894,   leadership – the Ameri-
ter bounce, so those who      sun block is always on             members shouldn’t show        that “Congress passed an      can worker.”
plan to attend might want     the list (we are in Guam),         up to this special celebra-   act making the first Mon-
                              but leave the lawn chairs          tion.
                                                                                                                                   Explore Guam
                                                                                               day in September of each           By Janice Miller

                                                                                                                              jdmiller@guampdn.com
                              and picnic blankets at                 “It’s … a chance for      year a legal holiday in the


                                 Photos courtesy of 36 FSS/FSK

                              Militar y families enjoy the
                              Labor Day celebrations at
                              Andersen Air Force Base.
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                Mediterranean mix
       in Manila
         Palate pleaser sits in metro RP

                                                                             W
                                                                                               hen it’s time to eat, there
                                                                                               are millions of people
                                                                                               looking for a good, home-
                                                                                               cooked meal in the Philip-
                                                                           pines.
                                                                              But not everyone wants to eat Filipino cui-
                                                                           sine. In fact, the huge range of ethnic diver-
                                                                           sity in Metro Manila is enough to sustain
                                                                           dozens of specialty restaurants that serve the
                                                                           food from home — wherever home may be.
                                                                              Such is the case with Hossein’s, which has
                                                                           two locations in Makati, one in Taguig and an-
                                                                           other in Quezon City. It advertises itself as                     O n e o f t h e m a n y k e b a b s o f f e r e d a t H o s s e i n ’s . T h i s B u l -
                                                                           fine dining, but that doesn’t stop many a vis-                    gari kebab plate features saffron chicken, beef tender-
                                                                                                                                             loin and vegetables marinated in a Persian sauce and
                                                                           itor from walking in off the street in shorts and                  charbroiled. At rear is saffron rice with cashews and
                                                                           slippers and preparing for a taste of home.                                               plain steamed rice.
                                                                              Hossein’s, established in 1985, brings to-
                                                                           gether the cultures and cuisines from Arabia,
                                                                           the Mediterranean, and India.
                                                                              The familiar mainstay dishes as well as a
                                                                           modern twist on traditional fare are the result
H o s s e i n ’s s p e c i a l h o m o s ( h u m m u s ) i s s e r v e d   of Chef Hossein’s family’s dedication to food.
 with warm pita bread, a drizzle of olive oil
and costs about five bucks for a sharing por-                              Ingredients such as saffron, cumin, olive oil
     tion. At rear is a fresh mango shake.                                 and yogurt add to the uniqueness and authen-
                                                                           ticity of each dish on the extensive menu.
                                                                              Appetizers, salads and soups take up two
    HOSSEIN’S
    G Fine Dining Halal, Middle Eastern,
                                                                                       I   continued on 9
    South Asian and Mediterranean cuisine
    Locations:
    G Makati
    2nd floor LKV Buillding on Makati Ave.
                                                                                                                                                         H o s s e i n ’s u s e s f r e s h f r u i t s f o r i t s s h a k e s

    At Greenbelt 3, Level 2 in the Ayala
                                                                                                                                                                              and smoothies.

    Center, Makati Ave.
    G Serendra
    2nd Level, C-201 Serendra, Nonafacio
    High St, Taguig
    G Trinoma
    Unit 4005 Level 4 Trinoma Mall, EDSA
    North Avenue Quezon City
    On the Web:
    www.hosseins.com
    G For more information, call Hossein’s
    at: 02-890-61-37 or 02-890-59-28 or
    e-mail: info@hosseins.com or per-
    siankebab@gmail.com.




                                                                                                      T h e e n t r a n c e t o H o s s e i n ’s s e c o n d
                                                                                                     restaurant in Green Belt 3, Makati,
                                                                                                                        Philippines.
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                                                                                                       I   continued on 8            about $50 but good enough
                                                                                                                                     to feed four to six people.
                                                                                                      full menu pages — about           There are curries, lamb
                                                                                                   60 dishes, and feature items      and chicken specialties, and
                                                                                                   such as motabal, falafel, chili   several items that make use
                                                                                                   pakora and various chutneys.      of the abundance of fresh
                                                                                                      The kebabs — a special-        seafood.
                                                                                                   ty of Hossein’s — are huge           Hossein’s also pays spe-
                                                                                                   chunks of food speared on         cial attention to vegetarian
                                                                                                   homemade skewers, offer-          dishes, with items such as
                                                                                                   ing fare such as chicken tan-     okra, yellow peas, garbanzo
                                                                                                   dori, lamb shish, stuffed ten-    beans and potatoes going
                                                                                                   derloin, fish and fresh veg-      from supporting role to spot-
                                                                                                   etables.                          light.
                                                                                                      The eight-page menu also          They also have a wide se-
                                                                                                   offers decadent items such        lection of rice dishes, and
                                                                                                   as a whole leg of lamb, or        many of their kebabs are also
                                                                                                   roasted ribs — pricey at          available in sandwich form.
                                                                                                                                        Even if Indian and Middle
                                        A b o v e : H o s s e i n ’s                                                                 Eastern food isn’t the food
                                        lamb curr y is thick
                                      and rich, earthy and
                                                                                                                                     of your childhood, Hossein’s
                                                       s a v o r y.                                                                  obvious dedication to superb
                                                                                                                                     and tasty cuisine might be
                                 L e f t : H o s s e i n ’s P e r -
                                 sian Kebab, located                                                                                 enough to introduce you to




BOOK YOUR
                                 near Jupiter St. in                                                                                 something new.
                                 Makati, Philippines.


                                                                                                                                           Explore Guam
                                                                                                                                          Jojo Santo Tomas
                                       Right: The friendly
                                        s t a f f a t H o s s e i n ’s .                                                             santotomas@guampdn.com




                                                                                          Manila getaway
                                                Ladies who are looking for a       chance,” says Rivera. “These areas

  T
            raveling to Manila is
            one of the easiest,              getaway with the girls may find       offer a whole different atmosphere        MARRIOTT MANILA,
            cheapest, and most pop-          Manila to be just the place they      than the ‘city’that Manila is. These
                                             were looking for, says Rivera.        are where you can find the beau-          SEPTEMBER 2010
                                                                                                                             G Twin: $311/ person
ular trips from Guam. After just a
                                                                                                                             G Single: $374/ person
few hours on a plane you’ll be                  “You can get manicures, pedi-      tiful beach resorts and spend some
                                                                                                                             G Price includes roundtrip
catching up on some much need-               cures, spa treatments and salon       R & R.”
                                                                                                                             airfare, one night hotel stay
ed shopping in the Philippines’              services a lot cheaper than you can      No matter where your travels
                                                                                                                             and buffet breakfast at the
capital.                                     on Guam,” she says.                   take you in the Philippines, or how
   “Manila is a fairly popular des-             With over 7,000 islands that       long you stay, make sure you book         Marriott Manila.
tination for Active Duty person-             make up the country, there’s no       your tickets at least seven to 14         G Travelers must have a
nel and spouses,” says Tara Rivera,          reason why you shouldn’t do a lit-    days in advance to guarantee you          U.S. tourist passport that is
ITT specialist at MWR Travel,                tle Filipino island hopping once      get what you want.                        valid “at least six months
                                             you land.                                                                       from the time of travel,”
                                                                                                                             says Rivera.
Tours and Tickets on Naval Base
                                                                                             Explore Guam                    G For more information,
Guam. “Shopping is a big thing                  “I would recommend traveling                By Janice Miller

                                                                                        jdmiller@guampdn.com                 contact your base ITT office.
… because you can find a lot of              to some of the outer islands like
brand name items at cheap prices.”           Boracay or Cebu if you have the
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                                                                                                                                                                  Photos courtesy of Maria Yatar McDonald

                                                                                                                                                     Tr a d i t i o n a l t a t t o o o f d o l p h i n s b y t r a d i t i o n -
                                                                                                                                                           a l t a t t o o i s t M a r i a Ya t a r M c D o n a l d .




Traditional

                                                                                                                            F
                                                                                                                                ink
                                                                                                                           Tattoos have roots
                                                                                                                           deep in Guam history
                                                                                                                                       or nearly four cen-
                                                                                                                                       turies, Guam has
                                                                                                                                       seen various coun-
                                                                                                                                       tries occupy their
                                                                                                                          land. With each subsequent oc-
                                                                                                                          cupation, the island has seen
                                                                                                                          their cultural practices erode just
                                                                                                                          a little more.
                                                                                                                             With the liberation of Guam
                                                                                                                          in 1944, many of the island’s
                                                                                                                          cultural traditions faded into
                                                                                                                          the background of an island
                                                                                                                          that was rapidly transformed
                                                                                                                          by a military force. While
                                                                                                                          there has been a strong move-
                                                                                                                          ment to revive those tradi-
                                                                                                                          tions, some of them, many
                                                                                                                          fear, may have been lost for-                                     the
                                                                                                                          ever. Others have only a few                             result of years of American tat-
                                                                                                                          people left to carry it on.                        too parlors branding military mem-
                                                                                                                             One such practice, traditional tat-             bers, tourists, and locals with the lat-
                                                                                                                          tooing, which is a niche-element of                est trends in body art. Maria Yatar Mc-
                                                                                                                          Chamorro custom, is slowly fading                  Donald, a premier island resource for
                                                                                                                          into memory. There are, however, a                 information on traditional Microne-
                                                                                 Photos courtesy of Maria McDonald        dedicated few who have committed                   sian tattoos, is fighting to re-educate
Tr a d i t i o n a l M e t h o d s : M a r i a Ya t a r M c D o n a l d , t r a d i t i o n a l t a t t o o i s t , i s   themselves to teaching and embracing               Guam and preserve its tattoo history.
                      s h o w n w o r k i n g o n a t a t t o o f o r a c u s t o m e r.                                  the tradition.
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                                                                                                                             Knowledge of tattoos on Guam is                              I
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     I   continued from 10

    “When this knowledge (of tradi-
tional tattooing) was passed onto
me, I knew I had a skill and craft that
was timeless,” says McDonald. “I
had the opportunity to study with
masters of the craft who have either
passed away or are now in their late
60s and 70s.”
    McDonald has studied and prac-
ticed traditional Micronesian tattoo-
ing for 31 years. She is a tradition-
al tattooist in all aspects, right down
to the tools used.
    “(Traditional tattoo) tools can
only be found in nature, extracted
immediately,” she says. “If it can’t
be found, it isn’t done.”
    The art of traditional tattooing is
a primary language for McDonald,
who views the practice as a voice
of its respective cultures. According
to McDonald, the tattooing devel-
oped from a need to identify people
rather than generate an identity or
express individual creativity as tat-
toos do now.


Markings with purpose
   Originally, Pacific tattoos, also
known as dermaglyphics by Mc-
Donald, were navigational, rites of                       A t a t t o o s k e t c h b y t r a d i t i o n a l t a t t o o i s t M a r i a Ya t a r M c D o n a l d , o f a w o m a n , K e ’ v a e ,
passage, marks of honor, or for cel-                                                                    from Luanua, Solomon Islands.

ebration and social achievement, she
                                             “(Contemporary culture wants)                       flect the surrounding culture.                                  history — tattooing is one of the
says. Each tattoo was a way to iden-
                                          something that is functional, stylish,                     “Their call of duty is to continue                          original forms of communication
tify the wearer and distinguish him
                                          and utterly inspirational. They are                    the legacy of innovative, timeless                              between people. Finishing a tattoo is
or her from members of other tribes
                                          willing to pay for the … accessories                   design,” she says.                                              like stepping back in time for Mc-
or clans.
                                          that say form, function and excite-                        Improperly trained tattooists only                          Donald. Therefore, getting tattooed
   “A traditional navigator without
                                          ment,” says McDonald.                                  serve as speed bumps in the art’s                               should require an appreciation and
his (tattoo) regalia is a naked navi-
                                             “If they were to understand the                     evolution, she says. Over the years                             understanding of the original art.
gator,” she says. “The tattoo is his
                                          language behind the iconography of                     McDonald says she has come across                                  “The 4,000-year-old private
identity: who he is and where he
                                          the classics, they would be able to                    numerous badly executed tradition-                              writer who dared pick up a stick
came from.”
                                          speak and write in Pacific der-                        al tattoos in desperate need of fixing.                         gave us gravestones, papyrus, cali-
   According to McDonald, contem-
                                          maglyphics.”                                               “I’ve fixed more than I have mas-                           co, newspapers, books, computers
porary tattooing is a form of self-
                                                                                                 terpieces to brag about,” she says.                             and our public identity,” she says.
expression, but its origins should
                                                                                                 “At least I can doctor one’s ‘lines
never be ignored. Without an under-       Accurate branding
                                                                                                                                                                                 Explore Guam
                                                                                                 gone wrong,’ and at best, I get to                                              By Janice Miller
standing of tattoo origins, contempo-
                                                                                                                                                                            jdmiller@guampdn.com
                                             McDonald sees all tattoo artists as                 speak mother tongue.”
rary tattoos are simply fashion state-
                                          crusaders creating a “public ethnic-                       For McDonald, it’s the tattoo
ments that lose their significance,
                                          ity,” — the catalysts who transform                    process that satisfies because of its
       she says.
                                          the art to re-
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                                         Ta s t y : S PA M l a i d o u t t o f r y.




     The journey of SPAM
                                         has been obsessed with SPAM
       A h h h , S PA M .                for about 66 years, ever since the
     Thoughts of the infamous mys-       island was liberated in 1944.
     tery meat comfort me with many         Like most places claiming a
     warm, sodium-saturated memo-        SPAM affinity, Guam’s began af-
     ries because of my Filipina moth-   ter World War II, when resources
     er’s Sunday SPAM, rice, and egg     were thin and food was scarce.
     breakfasts. But my husband fa-      The brick-like wonder was intro-
     vors his southern                                      duced by the
     family’s flair                                          military and
     of      fried                                            boasted an
     SPAM sand-                                              impressive
     wiches. De-                                            shelf life with
     spite our dif-                                      lots of versatility
     ferences, it’s                                   on the plate.
     nice to know                                       “It’s become an
     Guam shares                                     icon on Guam,” says
     our affection for                              Shannon Palisoc, mar-
     the pink meat. Let’s take                keting manager of Dicker-
     a journey through the island’s      son & Quinn, the island’s exclu-
     SPAM history, shall we?             sive SPAM distributor. “It’s re-
        You may have seen a few          ally become a part of the island,
     “SPAM Island” bumper stickers       part of the culture.”
     as you’ve sat in traffic on Ma-        Folks on Guam could even eat
     rine Corps Drive. These blatant     SPAM straight out of the can if
     statements of SPAM approval         they wanted to. Although I’ve
     only scratch the surface of a
     much deeper love. In fact, Guam          I   Continued on 13
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          I   Continued from 12                      Dorothy Horn, a local food writer, was given the    well.”
                                                     title of Queen of SPAM in 1994, by Robin              What makes Hot and Spicy so spicy is Tabas-
   never had it this way, locals enjoy “raw”         Leach. Leach once claimed Hawaii had the            co sauce, says Palisoc. The variety is now sold
SPAM in the form of SPAM kelaguen. SPAM              world’s highest per capita consumption of           on the mainland, but it’s not the same as the va-
virgins should know that the meat isn’t actual-      SPAM. Horn responded with a letter of                                 riety found on Guam.
ly raw, but is fully cooked before even being        correction informing him that                                              “Of course, they reduced
shipped to grocery store shelves.                    the title belonged to Guam.                                              the spiciness,” says Palisoc
   Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the af-       Horn was right. Guam did                                             of the U.S. SPAM Hot and
fordability and practicality of SPAM made it         and still does hold the title                                           Spicy version.
taste even better than it already was for is-        for highest consumption of
landers. Soon, locals began incorporating the        SPAM. Because of the love                                              Typhoon SPAM
meat into their everyday dishes and affection-       affair islanders have with the                                      As soon as you land on Guam,
ately calling it Chamorro steak.                     can, Hormel Foods produced                                        you hear terrible tales of typhoons
   “Here on Guam, we have 9 flavors,” says           a special variety of SPAM just                                   and feel this immediate need to
Palisoc. “Garlic, Black Pepper, Oven Roasted         for Guam in 2000: SPAM Hot and                                stock your pantry with items to see
Turkey, Classic, Lite, Less Sodium, with Bacon,      Spicy.                                              you through the storm. SPAM is one of those
with Cheese, and Hot and Spicy.”                         “It was our first time to have a product just   items.
SPAM Love-fest                                       formulated for Guam,” says Palisoc. “It did so         Because of SPAM’s ability to see folks
                                                                                                         through tough times, it only makes sense that
   Palisoc enjoys SPAM                                                                                   Hormel Foods donates cans to those in need.
with Bacon in her fried                                                                                  Guam has received several donations from the
rice. My favorite way, of                                                                                company over the years, to help islanders
course, is how my mother                                                                                 bounce back when a typhoon hits.
made it for breakfast, al-                                                                                  In 1997, to help those suffering from the af-
though SPAM sushi is a                                                                                   termath of Supertyphoon Paka, Hormel Foods
definite runner-up. But my                                                                                                  airlifted 5,500 cases of
husband and I agree, any-                                                                                                   SPAM to Guam. In 1998, the
way you prepare it, the                                                                                                     island received 264,000
non-nutritious meat is a                                                                                                    cans. There’s never a need
pretty good treat.                                                                                                            to worry when bad weath-
   In its hey-day, SPAM-                                                                                                        er is on the way – SPAM
love on Guam was celebrat-                                                                                                      will see you through, and
ed with much pomp and cir-                                                                                                      Hormel Foods will see to
cumstance. In the past there                                                                                                    that.
have been many a SPAM                                                                                                              Yes, the meat that once
cook-off, resulting in                                                                                                          saw the world through
strangely delicious dishes                                                                                                      war will always have a
featuring the canned meat.                                                                                                      place on Guam’s pantry
   Creations such as SPAM                                                                                                       shelves, and in the hearts
and cheese stuffed bread,                                                                                                       of comfort seekers like
sweet and sour SPAM,                                                                                                            my husband and me.
SPAM dip, and SPAM chili                                                                                                           “The island really has a
bake are just a few concoc-                                                                                                       love affair with the
tions that walked away                                                                                                               product,” says Pal-
from a SPAM competition                                                                                                                isoc.
with honors.
   According to Pacific                                                                                                                    Janice Miller is
Daily News files, there                                                                                                                 a Maryland native
was once a SPAMboree –                                                                                                                 reconnecting with
a three-day tribute with                                                                                                               her Asian roots as
souvenirs, and SPAM                                                                                                                    she adjusts to life
cooking and table setting                                                                                                              on Guam with her
demonstrations.                                                                                                                        husband, Master
   Numerous cookbooks                                                                                                                  Sgt. Jeff Miller.
have also been conjured
on behalf of the pink
stuff. SPAM carving con-
tests were popular as well
                                                                                                                                      Hot & Spicy: In
(apparently, its texture is                                                                                                           2000, Hormel Foods
perfect for many artistic                                                                                                             created a special
creations). At one point                                                                                                              S PA M v a r i e t y j u s t f o r
                                                                                                                                     G u a m : S PA M H o t &
Guam even had a Queen                                                                                                                S p i c y. T h e s u c c e s s f u l
of SPAM.                                                                                                                             creation is now sold
                                                                                                                                     in the U.S., albeit not
   According to Pacific                                                                                                              a s s p i c y.
Daily News files,
     mission
14
          A can on a
                                                                                                                                      Meanwhile, start
                                                                                                                                   on the second recipe,
                                                                                                                                   the easiest of all:


                                                                                                                                   Rice, Eggs
                                                                                                                                   and Luncheon
                                                                                                                                   Meat
                                                                                                                                      2 scoops fresh
One can. One man.                            Here’s a reminder: the good
                                                                                                                                    steamed rice that
                                          folks who do all the research be-
                                                                                                                                    your mom was sav-
Four meals.                               hind the luncheon meat labels are
                                                                                                                                    ing for dinner
   No kidding.                            the ones who tell us that each 12-
                                                                                                                                      2 eggs
   With a little creativity, some         ounce can is enough for SIX serv-
                                                                                                                                      2 slices luncheon
leftovers and some luck, you can          ings.
                                                                                                                                    meat
turn your favorite can of pressed            But let’s be realistic.Luncheon
                                                                                                                                      Pinch salt and
pink luncheon meat into four dis-         meat fans would rarely use one
                                                                                                                                    pepper
tinct meals, each                                           can for six serv-
                                                                                                                                      In a dry nonstick
with its own attitude                                       ings. Six people
                                                                                                                                    skillet on medium
and appearance.                                             could easily eat
                                                                                                                                    high heat, fry meat
   It could be SPAM,           NEXT MONTH                   two cans, de-
                               G How to cook the
                                                                                                                                    until a nice golden
Tulip, Treet or Ar-                                         pending on if the
                                                                                                                                    brown. Meanwhile,
mour, but that lovely          remaining four slices.       rice is fresh.
                                                                                    2 tablespoons oil                               put two scoops of rice
luncheon meat, that                                            We ’ l l s e e k
                                                            middle ground           1 handful of frozen mixed          on a plate. Remove meat from
pressed pink pleas-                                                               vegetables                           the pan and, using the oil that
ure that Guam has become fa-                                and start by cut-
                                          ting the jiggly block into eight          2 stalks green onions, sliced      leaked out of the meat, crack in
mous for consuming in mind-                                                                                            the two cackleberries. Wait until
boggling amounts, is also the             equal slices. That’s actually sev-
                                                                                     Procedure: Break up the rice      the edges turn white, then show
same processed meat that all the          en cuts, which leaves eight re-
                                                                                  so it looks like Uncle Ben’s. In a   off to your friends that you can
doctors want us to stay away              spectable slices.
                                                                                  large skillet, heat the vegetable    flip the eggs without a spatula.
from.                                        Here’s what you need for
                                                                                  oil until shimmering, then add the       Since you failed miserably and
   That said, here’s a way to get         recipe one:
                                                                                  diced luncheon meat. Fry for         broke both eggs, quickly slide the
four meals out of one can. Hope-                                                  about a minute, then add garlic      broken berries on top of the
fully, it’ll be four different people
eating it too, for luncheon meat is       Fried Rice                              and fry for a minute more. Add
                                                                                  the old rice and soy sauce and
                                                                                                                       steamed rice, which will contin-
                                                                                                                       ue to cook the eggs. Hit it with a
healthiest when eaten in low                 Ingredients
                                                                                  toss until well absorbed. Add        little salt and pepper and top it
amounts. Still, its presence here            2 slices luncheon meat, diced
                                                                                  frozen mixed vegetables and stir     with the two slices of meat.
and in the region is unmistakable            2 cups old rice, at least two
                                          days left in the fridge                 until well thawed. Remove from
and Guam residents eat millions                                                   heat, mix in green onions and tell      Recipes by Jojo Santo Tomas
and millions of slices of the stuff          2 tablespoons soy sauce
                                             1 garlic clove, minced               the first hungry guy to wait.
every year.
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                                                                                                Photos courtesy of Sumay Cove Marina, Naval Base Guam

                                                                                                 A glimpse of Sumay Cove Marina on
                                                                                                Naval Base Guam, from its surrounding,
                                                                                                            calm waters.




 Exploring                                                                                                                   SUMAY COVE MARINA,
                                                                                                                             NAVAL BASE GUAM

 historic waters
     N a v y ’s            M a r i n a            o f f e r s              w a t e r          f u n
                                                                                                                             G Hours: Monday-Thurs-
                                                                                                                             day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri-
                                                                                                                             day-Sunday, 6 a.m. to 5
                                                                                                                             p.m.
                                                                                                                             G Contact number: 564-
                                                                                                                             1846


                                                                                                                             DISCOUNT DAYS
                                                                                                                             G Family Day at Sumay:



     J
           ust because summer is
           at its end and the kids                                                                                           Sept. 17, 20% off all boat
           are back in school does-                                                                                          rentals and gear for fami-
           n’t mean family fun has                                                                                           lies.
 to end. The Sumay Cove Marina                                                                                               G Military Appreciation
 on U.S. Naval Base Guam offers                                                                                              Day: Sept. 27, 20% off all
 tons of fun in the sun. And since                                                                                           boat rentals and gear for
 this is Guam, patrons can take                                                                                              active duty members.
 advantage of the Marina’s activ-
 ities all year long.
    “Our facility and rental fleet                                                                                       cluding life vests,” says Chatter-
 cater to the families here in                                                                                           ton.
 Guam,” says Jeremy Chatterton,                                                                                             For anyone looking for a little
 Sumay Cove Marina manager.                                                                                              more direct water action, they’re
    Prior to World War II, the                                                                                           welcome to dive and snorkel,
 Sumay Cove Marina was non-                                                                                              says Chatterton. Patrons can rent
 existent. In fact, the area where                                                                                       dive and snorkel gear at MDA,
 the marina rests was a small part                                                                                       next door to the marina. Above
 of the village of Sumay, the sec-                                                                                       the marina is the Clipper Land-
 ond most populated village on                                                                                           ing where hungry tummies can
 Guam, according to Pacific Dai-                                                                                         pick up something to eat and
 ly News files. The village itself                                                                                       drink by the water. With such en-
 was evacuated during the Japan-                                                                                         tertainment potential, the Mari-
 ese occupation and since then it                                                                                        ana regularly attracts families and
                                      can also book fishing charters on     visiting the base facility.                  single crowds, says Chatterton.
 has been in the hands of the mil-    the marina’s 25-foot Proline boat.       Patrons planning a day on the
 itary.                                                                                                                  It’s hard to ignore the opportuni-
                                      The marina is also expected to        waves, or just relaxing in the wa-           ties offered.
    “The marina office building       receive four new 19-foot Edge-        ter, should remember to rub on
 was constructed in the (1950s),”                                                                                           “It’s a great way to see the
                                      water boats, says Chatterton. Its     plenty of sunscreen. Water and               beautiful waters of Guam and a
 says Chatterton. “It has been a      docks and boat ramps, among           snacks are also a good idea, says
 recreational resource since                                                                                             convenient place to spend the day
                                      other things, will also be reno-      Chatterton, who also advises                 on the water,” says Chatterton.
 around 1980.”                        vated.                                packing a cell phone for those
    Now, families can rent 19-foot       The marina offers “deeply dis-     staying out all day. However,
                                                                                                                                      Explore Guam
 powerboats and 25-foot pontoon                                                                                                       By Janice Miller
                                      counted fishing charter prices and    there’s no need for boat renters to
 boats for half-a-day or all day at   a place to rent boats,” says Chat-    bring safety gear. “All boats have                   jdmiller@guampdn.com
 the marina, says Chatterton. They    terton explaining the benefits of     (the) necessary safety gear, in-
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 September 2010                                                                                NAVY MWR
                                                                                                  events
2 September                      you working on your project       For the Teens at the Teen
G Texas Hold’em Tourney          sooner the next time you visit.   Center                                                             25 September
7:00pm at Single Sailor          For more information contact      For more information contact     19 September                      G Cocos Island Trip
Sanctuary                        564-1827                          339-6130/564-2474                G How to perform an Oil           $20 Fee, Van leaves 9:00am
Open to all Active Duty Single                                                                      Change                            from Single Sailor Sanctuary
Sailors and Active Duty GEO-     G Glow in the Dark Pool           14 September                     3:00pm at the Auto Skills         Open to all Active Duty Single
Bachelors                        7pm at Silver Dolphin             G Arts & Crafts                  Shop, BLDG 1982A.                 Sailors and Active Duty GEO-
For more information contact     For more information contact      3:30-4:30                        This class will demonstrate the   Bachelors
564-2280                         349-9128/ 564-2280                Youth Center & Teen Center       step-by-step procedures or per-   For more information contact
                                                                   Pre-teens and Teens              forming an automotive oil         564-2280
3 September                      7 September                       For more information contact     change as a preventive main-
G Karaoke Night                  G 3 on 3 Basketball               339-6130/564-2474                tenance to ensure your car’s      G  Cocos Island Trip
7pm at Silver Dolphin            7:00pm at Single Sailor                                            engine is protected against       $20 Fee, Van leaves 9:00am
For more information contact     Sanctuary                         16 September                     excessive wear. For more infor-   from Silver Dolphin
349-9128/ 564-2280               Open to all Active Duty Single    G Texas Hold’em Tourney          mation contact 564-1827           For more information contact
                                 Sailors and Active Duty GEO-      7:00pm at Single Sailor                                            349-9128/564-2280
G Jump Rope Competition          Bachelors                         Sanctuary                        G Trip to Talafofo Fiesta
3:30 at the Teen Center          For more information contact      Open to all Active Duty Single   Van leaves Single Sailor          G Boys and Girls Club Day for
For more information contact     564-2280                          Sailors and Active Duty GEO-     Sanctuary at 11:30am              Kids
339-6130                                                           Bachelors                        Open to all Active Duty Single    Time-TBD, Teen and Youth
                                 G Arts & Crafts                   For more information contact     Sailors and Active Duty GEO-      Center
4 September                      3:30-4:30                         564-2280                         Bachelors                         For more information contact
G Around the Island              Youth Center & Teen Center                                         For more information contact      349-9128/564-2280
Tour Van Leaves 10:00 from       Pre-teens and Teens               G 4-H Skill-a-thon               564-2280
Single Sailor Sanctuary          For more information contact      Youth and Teen Center at                                           26 September
Open to all Active Duty Single   339-6130/564-2474                 3:30pm                           21 September                      G  Gef Pago Trip
Sailors and Active Duty GEO-                                       For more information contact     G 3 on 3 Basketball               $7, Van leaves at 10am from
Bachelors                        8 September                       339-6130/564-2474                7:00pm at Single Sailor           Single Sailor Sanctuary
For more information contact     G Black Jack Tourney                                               Sanctuary                         Open to all Active Duty Single
564-2280                         7pm at the Silver Dolphin         17 September                     Open to all Active Duty Single    Sailors and Active Duty GEO-
                                 For more information contact      G Karaoke Night                  Sailors and Active Duty GEO-      Bachelors
G Open Recreation                349-9128/ 564-2280                7pm at Silver Dolphin            Bachelors                         For more information contact
1:00pm-7:00pm                                                      For more information contact     For more information contact      564-2280
For the Pre-teens at the Youth   G Dance Dance Revolution          349-9128/ 564-2280               564-2280
Center                           3:30pm at the Youth and Teen                                                                         G  Gef Pago Trip
For more information contact     Center                            G Water Games                    G Glow in the Dark Pool           $7, Van leaves at 10am from
339-6130/564-2474                For more information contact      4:00pm at Youth and Teen         7pm at the Silver Dolphin         Silver Dolphin
                                 339-6130/564-2474                 Center                           For more information contact      For more information contact
G Open Recreation                                                  For more information contact     349-9128/ 564-2280                349-9128/564-2280
1:00pm-8:00pm                    10 September                      339-6130/564-2474
For the Teens at the Teen        G Karaoke Night                                                    G Arts & Crafts                   28 September
Center                           7pm at Silver Dolphin             18 September                     3:30-4:30                         G Arts & Crafts
For more information contact     For more information contact      G Tarza Water Park Trip          Youth Center & Teen Center        3:30-4:30
339-6130/564-2474                349-9128/ 564-2280                $17 with lunch                   Pre-teens and Teens               Youth Center & Teen Center
                                                                   Van leaves Single Sailor         For more information contact      Pre-teens and Teens
5 September                      G Jump Rope Competition           Sanctuary at 10:00am             339-6130/564-2474                 For more information contact
G Auto Skills Shop               3:30pm at the Youth Center        Open to all Active Duty Single                                     339-6130/564-2474
Indoctrination Class             For more information contact      Sailors and Active Duty GEO-     22 September
3:00pm at the Auto Skills        339-6130/564-2474                 Bachelors                        G Bubble Blowing Contest          30 September
Shop, BLDG 1982A.                                                  For more information contact     Youth and Teen Center             G Texas Hold’em Tourney
This class provides the infor-   G Lock-In at the Teen Center      564-2280                         For more information 339-         7:00pm at Single Sailor
mation you’ll need to safely     6:00pm-8:00am                                                      6130/564-2474                     Sanctuary
utilize the Auto Skills Shop     For More information contact      G Open Recreation                                                  Open to all Active Duty Single
facility and properly operate    339-6130/564-2474                 1:00pm-7:00pm                    24 September                      Sailors and Active Duty GEO-
all the equipment that makes                                       For the Pre-Teens at the Youth   G Karaoke Night                   Bachelors
your project easier. The class   11 September                      Center                           7pm at Silver Dolphin             For more information contact
includes policies and proce-     G Open Recreation                 For more information contact     For more information contact      564-2280
dures that guard the safety of   1:00pm-7:00pm                     339-6130/564-2474                349-9128/ 564-2280
the shop patrons as well as      For the Pre-teens at the Youth                                                                       G Black Jack Tourney
compliance with OSHA             Center                            G Open Recreation                G Team Challenge Obstacle         7:00pm at Silver Dolphin
requirements relative to haz-    For more information contact      1:00pm-8:00pm                    Course                            For more information contact
ardous waste disposal and        339-6130/564-2474                 For the Teens at the Teen        Youth and Teen Center             349-9128/564-2280
spills as it applies to the                                        Center                           3:30pm
patron’s use of the facility.    G Open Recreation                 For more information contact     For more information contact
Taking this class now will get   1:00pm-8:00pm                     339-6130/564-2474                339-6130/564-2474
18



         September 2010                                                                    36th Force Support Squadron
                                                                                           (Andersen AFB) events
     EVERY MONDAY                             G  Competition Day at Palm Tree Golf          Call 366-5197.                             366-4653.
     G Play All Day with Cart Special at      Course (Long Drive and Closest to the
     the Palm Tree Golf Course. Call 366-     Pin). Prizes will vary. Ask for details at    8 September – Wednesday                    G Windsurfing Lessons (ages 16 and
     4653.                                    the Pro Shop. Call 366-4653.                  G  Two Days Basic Crochet Workshop         up) with Outdoor Recreation at 7:45
                                                                                            (By Appointment Only) 8 & 9                am. Participants must be able to
     G  Bowl all you want at Gecko Lanes      EVERY SATURDAY                                September at the Arts & Crafts             swim. Seating is limited, sign up early.
     from 6 p.m. until closing for just $5    G Karaoke Fun Night (weather per-             Center from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Fee is        Fee is $50. Call 366-5197.
     plus shoe rental. Call 366-5117.         mitting) at Bamboo Willies from 7 to          $25 and covers two days of instruc-
                                              10 pm. Call 366-6166.                         tion. Call 366-4248.                       G  Give Parents a Break (GPAB) night
     EVERY TUESDAY                                                                                                                     at the Child Development Center
     G Fajita Night from 5:30 to 7:30         G Super Saver Mug Nite at Bamboo              11 September – Saturday                    from 6 to 11 pm. Must have an
     p.m. in Café Latte at the Top of the     Willies from 5 to 9 pm. Buy a sou-            G Owl Paper Gift Bags Class at the         Eligibility Certificate from Airman &
     Rock. Call 366-6166.                     venir mug for $1.50 (comes with bev-          Arts & Crafts Center from 10 to 11         Family Readiness Center or your First
                                              erage) then refill your mug for just          am. Fee is $10. Call 366-4248.             Sergeant. Sign up deadline is Tuesday,
     G Texas Hold’em Night at 6 p.m. in       $1.00! Call 366-6166.                                                                    14 September. Call 366-1601.
     High Tides Lounge at the Top of the                                                    G  Basic Matting Class (Two Separate
     Rock. Call 366-6166.                     G  Holler for a Dollar ($1 games, shoe        Classes) at the Arts & Crafts Center       G Dance for 6-8 year olds at the
                                              rental, draft beer, and fountain sodas)       from 10:30 am to 12 pm and 2 to            Youth Center from 7 to 9 pm. Cost is
     G Member & Retiree Special at the        at Gecko Lanes from 6 pm till closing.        3:30 pm. Fee is $20. Call 366-4248.        $10. Sign up deadline is Thursday, 16
     Palm Tree Golf Course. Call 366-         Call 366-5117.                                                                           September. Call 366-3490.
     4653.                                                                                  G  Intro to Watercolor Class Part I at
                                              EVERY SUNDAY                                  the Arts & Crafts Center from 11:30        19 September – Sunday
     G  2 for 1 Tuesdays bowl two games       G Jazz Night at Bamboo Willies                am to 1:30 pm. Fee is $20 (fee cov-        G Haputo Hike (ages 5 and up) with
     for the price of one from 6 p.m. until   (weather permitting) from 5 to 8 pm.          ers both classes Part I on 11              Outdoor Recreation at 7:45 am.
     closing at Gecko Lanes. Call 366-        Call 366-6166.                                September and Part II on 18                Difficulty rating is Medium to
     5117.                                                                                  September. Call 366-4248.                  Difficult. Fee is $5. Call 366-5197.
                                              G  Family Golf Special - after 2 pm,
     G Seniors (Age 50 and above) get         play 9 holes of golf for just $34. Offer      G Front Brake Class at the Auto            24 September – Friday
     50% off all cart fees. (SEPTEMBER        includes green fees for up to 4 people        Hobby Shop from 11 am to 1 pm.             G  3 Point Shoot Out at the Coral
     ONLY)                                    (parents and their children only), 2          Fee is $30. Call 366-2745.                 Reef Fitness Center Basketball Courts
                                              carts and rental clubs. Call 366-                                                        at 6 pm. Call 366-6100.
     EVERY WEDNESDAY                          4653.                                         G  FREE Senior Golf Clinic at the Palm
     G Mongolian BBQ from 5:30 to 7:30                                                      Tree Golf Course at 10 am. Call 366-       G Lock-In for 13-18 yr olds at the
     p.m. in Café Latte at the Top of the     1 September – Wednesday                       4653.                                      Teen Center from 9 pm to 7 am (the
     Rock. Call 366-6166.                     G Labor Day 5K at the Palm Tree                                                          following day). Cost is $15 per per-
                                              Golf Course Driving Range. Show time          G  Mt. Lamlam Hike (ages 12 and up)        son. Bring sleeping bags and money
     G  Mid-week Meltdown at High Tides       is 6 am. Call 366-6100.                       with Outdoor Recreation at 7:45 am.        for snacks. Sign up and permission
     starting at 7:30 pm. Enjoy karaoke.                                                    Difficulty for this hike is Medium to      slips are due no later than
     Appetizers and drink specials avail-     2 September – Thursday                        Difficult. Fee is $5. Call 366-5197.       Wednesday, 22 September. Call 366-
     able. Call 366-6166.                     G Annual Parent Advisory Board (PAB)                                                     7706.
                                              BBQ and meeting at the Child                  16 September – Thursday
     G Ladies Special at the Palm Tree        Development Center from 11 am to 1            G  Two Days Basic Knitting Workshop        25 September – Saturday
     Golf Course (Green Fee is FREE). Call    pm. For families with children in the         (By Appointment Only) on 16 & 17           G Paper Plate Arts & Crafts Projects
     366-4653.                                Child Development Center, Family              September at the Arts & Crafts             at the Arts & Crafts Center from
                                              Child Care, School Age Program,Youth          Center from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Fee is        11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Fee is $10.
     EVERY THURSDAY                           Programs and Teen Center. Call 366-           $25 and covers two days of instruc-        Call 366-4248.
     G  Wing Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.     1601.                                         tions. Call 366-4248.
     in Café Latte at the Top of the Rock.                                                                                             G Wreath Making Class at the Arts &
     Call 366-6166.                           3 September – Friday                          18 September – Saturday                    Crafts Center from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.
                                              G Labor Day Weekend Sale at Palm              G Crafts Stick Box at the Arts &           Fee is $30. Call 366-4248.
     G Cart Special at the Palm Tree Golf     Tree Golf Course (3-6 September) 10           Crafts Center from 10 to 11 am. Fee
     Course (All carts are 50% off). Call     to 50% off merchandise.                       is $10. Call 366-4248.                     G Tire Repair Class at the Auto
     366-4248.                                Call 366-4653.                                                                           Hobby Shop from 11 am to 1 pm.
                                                                                            G  Basic Framing Class (Two Separate       Fee is $30. Call 366-4248.
     G  Thirsty Thursdays at Gecko Lanes      4 September – Saturday                        Classes) at the Arts & Crafts Center
     from 5 pm to closing enjoy $1 games,     G Origami Lotus Flowers Class at the          from 11 am to 1 pm and 2 to 4 pm.          G  Southside Island Tour with Outdoor
     shoe rentals, draft beer, fountain       Arts & Crafts Center from 11:30 am            Fee is $40. Call 366-4248.                 Recreation at 7:45 am. Difficulty rat-
     sodas and more! Cosmic Bowling.          to 1:00 pm. Fee is $10.                                                                  ing is Easy. Fee is $10.
                                              Call 366-4248.                                G Intro to Watercolor Class Part II at     Call 366-5197.
     EVERY FRIDAY                                                                           the Arts & Crafts Center from 11:30
     G TGIF at High Tides from 4 to 8 pm.     G Intro to Drawing Class at the Arts          am to 1:30 pm. Call 366-4248.              G Dance for 9-12 year olds at the
     Call 366-6166.                           & Crafts Center from 1:30 to 3:00                                                        Youth Center from 7 to 9 pm. Cost is
                                              pm. Fee is $20. Call 366-4248.                G Oil Change Class at the Auto             $10. Sign up deadline is Thursday, 23
     G  Karaoke Contest at Bamboo Willies                                                   Hobby Shop from 11 am to 1 pm.             September. Call 366-3490.
     from 9 pm to closing (weather per-       G  Summer Smash Volleyball                    Fee is $30. Call 366-2745.
     mitting). Compete to win $50 cash!       Tournament (PACAF-WIDE) 4-7                                                              29 September – Wednesday
     Call 366-6166.                           September at 6 pm at the Coral Reef           G  2 Person Team Championship at           G Bench Press Competition at the
                                              Fitness Center. Call 366-6100.                the Palm Tree Golf Course at 9 am.         Coral Reef Fitness Center at 6:30 pm.
     G Family Fun Time at Bamboo Willies                                                    Fee is $30 for members and $40 for         Call 366-6100.
     from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Call 366-          G Deep Sea Fishing with Outdoor               non-members. Price includes green
     6166.                                    Recreation at 7am. Fee is $70.                fee, cart, range balls, food and prizes.
                                              Seating is limited. Sign up early.            Sign up by Thursday, 16 Sep. Call

								
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