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Carol Chang
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December 03, 2008 - MidWeek The Islander
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BYUH fine arts professor Viliami Toluta’u will see his bronze sculpture, Mamalahoe, dedicated at the Kaneohe Courthouse on Pookela Street at 2 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 9) ... If you go down to watch the Honolulu City Lights Parade this Saturday night, look for Arnold Alconcel and the Castle High School band ... Happy 50th anniversary to Kailua United Methodist Church, which had its golden jubilee last month ...

Linda Harris and her family want to speed up the sale of their Hauula house. “For anyone who is the first to refer a buyer of our oceanfront home,” she says, “we’re offering a $100,000 bounty that will be paid to them out of escrow at the close of the sale.” Want to know more? Call her at 293-2981. ... Gail Yoneshige and her Enchanted Lake Elementary School music ensemble have rehearsed for months to put on Santa University - plus chili dinner - Friday at the school. Then at 2 p.m. Sunday you can hear them singing at Windward Mall ...


Some of your neighbors are now out on DVD in the local award-winning film, All for Melissa, including Milan Tresnak of Kailua, Scott Francis Russell of Kailua and Melissa herself, Kimberly Estrada, who is from Laie ... Have you seen Mocha? She’s a brown pitbull mix last seen in Keith Belles’ pickup truck at the Kaneohe 24 Hour Fitness on Nov. 20. “Someone must have unchained her in the back,” the distraught Waimanalo owner told me on Nov. 28 - while searching for her in a stream behind Castle High where someone said they’d seen her. Call in your tips to him at 783-7747. She’s very shy, Keith says ...

Aaron Siders

Kailua artist Garry Palm returns to First Friday Dec. 5 at the Mendonca building courtyard to create “on the spot” painting for Chinatown browsers, from 5 to 9:30 p.m., along with a number of other local talents put together by Lanikai’s JoDee Hunt (262-5930). Garry also joins Kailuan Danielle Scherman‘s Social Wahines for a business networking at Pictures Plus at Ward Gateway Center Dec. 9 (782-7576) ... Also at First Friday, at Hawaii State Art Museum, the Windward-based performing arts youth troupe, HEARTS (directed by Pam DeBoard), will sing carols ... Aaron Siders (Castle 1999) has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas ...

How often does this happen? The new Kaneohe Walgreens will have five favorite local recording artists signing their CDs from noon to 8 p.m. today (Dec. 3): Augie T comes at noon, Amy Hanaiali’i at 1 p.m., Brothers Cazimero at 2, Maunalua at 6 and John Cruz at 7 p.m. (Augie T also will pop in at Borders Windward Mall at 2 p.m. Sunday) ...

Robert Hayashida wants all former Hawaii boxers (like himself) in Windward Oahu to know that the Old Timers Club will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Oahu Veterans Center by Radford High School to talk story about the glory days. Cost is $10, and you can call him at 677-4501. (One such area boxer is Tsuneshi Maruo). Then there was my grandfather-in-law, Chang Kau, a colorful figure who invented the portable boxing ring in the 1930s ...

Kaneohe couple Alice and Walt Herring are the honored bellringers Monday (Dec. 8), not for the Salvation Army but for Chamber Music Hawaii’s Honolulu Brass Choir concert at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. They will pull a rope that sets off the bell tower chimes. The bells weigh anywhere from 595 to 1,370 pounds. The concert’s at 7:30 p.m. but the bells start at 7 (For $25 tickets, call 489-5038)


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