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Carol Chang
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March 19, 2008 - MidWeek The Islander
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Michelle Lovata
Michelle Lovata

Congratulations to runner No. 21168 in the Great Aloha Run. That was Marilyn Nicely, 87, a Pohai Nani resident who completed the 8-mile run in less than three hours ... The next time you see Castle High principal Meredith Maeda, just say, “Greetings, 2008 Outstanding School Administrator Library Service Award recipient!” He won the nod from the Hawaii Association of School Librarians for his support of a strong educational role for the Knights’ library, in partnership with its Complex schools ...

Michelle Lovata of Kailua has joined Aloha United Way as assistant vice president of the campaign. Michelle previously worked for U.S. Sen. Dan Akaka, the state Legislature and the local AFL-CIO ... Sharon Doughtie of Kailua is guest speaker at noon March 25 at Hawaii State Art Museum’s Art Lunch lecture. Sharon’s love is wood-working, especially with freeform Celtic knots (586-0900) ... Danielle Scherman‘s next Social Wahines’ party will benefit the Kailua girls soccer team, Makakoa. It’s from 6 to 8 p.m. March 25 at the Plaza Club (782-7576) ...

Diane Fujikami
Diane Fujikami

For some rougher action, watch rugby teams from Kahuku and Laie join with a dozen others at the 2008 Adult Friends for Youth 7’s tournament Thursday through Saturday at Kapiolani Park ... Veteran real estate broker Diane Fujikami is the instructor for Coldwell Banker’s new Real Estate School in Pali Palms Plaza. Her next sales pre-licensing class starts April 3 (748-3410) ... Congratulations to Diana Lopez-Garcia, a Kainalu Elementary fifth-grader who placed second for her grade in the Hawaii Civil Right Commission’s E Ola Pono art and video competition. Look for her poster at 8:30 p.m. March 27 on PBS Hawaii ...

Forget the candy and go buy bread for Easter and help the Hawaiian Humane Society at the same time. Great Harvest Bread Company is selling “Honey Bunnies” in Enchanted Lake Shopping Center and at its Windward Mall kiosk, although it may be too late to place an order (261-8300) ... Kaneohe’s Courtney Fukuda has won the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship worth $140,000 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Courtney Fukuda
Courtney Fukuda

She’s the first student from Hawaii and Punahou to win the grant, which means four years of college, a laptop, and four summer enrichment experiences ahead for her. Courtney also trains with Kokokahi Gymnastics as a level 10 gymnast, and she spent her junior year in China ... Dr. Mark Dunn is the child psychiatrist at the Institute for Family Enrichment in Kaneohe. I gave him a totally different name in an earlier column. Hmm. Was it a psychological slip of the pen? ...

Heard in a Foodland radio commercial, former CPAC performer Joy Yonamine is putting her voice to work touting the supermarket’s products. A Castle graduate, Joy is also a veteran meat wrapper at Foodland ... Veteran Windward Boy Scout leaders George Barlett and Darrell Travis of Kaneohe, and Calvin Kalilimoku of Waimanalo were among the Silver Beaver honorees feted by the Aloha Council at its banquet last Saturday at Bishop Museum. The award is the highest for an adult volunteer in scouting ... Speaking of scouts, Cub Scout Pack 117 is looking for used uniforms that they can spiff up for new scouts who need them. You can drop them off (along with belts, hats, neckerchiefs, etc.) at Kahaluu United Methodist Church (239-2969)

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