Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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November 26, 2008 - MidWeek The Islander
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The Sierra Club-Hawaii has tapped Kahaluu attorney Robert Harris to lead the grassroots environmental group. Robert succeeds Jeff Mikulina, and he plans to focus on native plants and animals, energy (including his own, which will be continually tested) and global warming issues. He recently represented a group seeking to rescind the urban zoning of Kahuku land related to Turtle Bay resort expansion ...

Restaurateur Ed Wary of Kailua is throwing a 25th anniversary party for Auntie Pasto’s on Dec. 7 as a benefit for Kapiolani Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Tickets are $35 (591-9733) ... Odell the basset hound recently waddled through the island’s Pet Walk and even won a gold medal once in the Doggie Olympics in Long Beach, Wash. Here’s a hint, though. His category was The Rip Van Winkle Sleep Off.

Adopted by the Slagel family of Kaneohe, Odell also markets (with help from Paul Hughes) his own line of greeting cards. You can find them at Island Treasures in Kailua. Some proceeds go the the Hawaiian Humane Society, where he once resided ...

Scott Carvill

When Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s A Christmas Carol opens Dec. 5 at Tenney Theatre, Windward will be well-represented with Kaneohe actors Maiya Carreira, Pomai Lopez and Mitchell and Niell Gorman, and Jessica Blumenstein of Kailua in the cast (457-4254) ... Marines and sailors each carried 25 pounds of food on a 5.2-mile hike last Friday, and then donated it to Kaneohe’s Salvation Army, St. George’s food pantry in Waimanalo and the Armed Services YMCA on base ...

Remember when the shark off Kaaawa attacked Ahuimanu surfer Todd Murashige in September? Well, his friends are throwing a benefit party and silent auction for Todd and his family at 5 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Willows. The $45 tickets are available at the Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay bookstore, or contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ... While you’re in a giving mood, an ailing Puohala Elementary father, Suki Hoapili, needs help, and the Ohana has a golf tourney for him Sunday at Olomana ($150, call 722-1216) and a karaoke night Dec. 14 at Ohana Karaoke in Kailua ($15 at the door, 233-5660) ...

Mark Duda

Carvill & Company of Kailua has recognized Scott Carvill as the top sales agent and closing agent for October ... Now the parents are learning from the kid. While viewing some online cooking shows filmed by our daughter, Erin Chang Wells, in her California kitchen, we picked up a few tips on fresh garden pasta and sushi. Now we have a garlic chopper, too. As long as we both eat it at the same time, no matter if you smell like garlic, yeah? Punch in to http://www.tvlesson.com and search for lessons by “Elina.” There are uku millions of short, how-to videos by others, too, including “How to Get Angelina Jolie‘s Lips” ...

The vice president of finance for the Kailua-based Suntech Hawaii, Mark Duda, has been named to head the Hawaii Solar Energy Association. Founded just four years ago, Suntech is now considered the largest Hawaii-owned and operated solar company ... Kailaua’s greatest UH Warrior football fan, Brian Kajiyama, former graduate assistant coach under June Jones, has returned to the program as the team’s academic manager under coach Greg McMackin, and addressed the Honolulu Quarterback Club lunch last week from his wheelchair

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