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Carol Chang
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December 10, 2008 - MidWeek The Islander
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B.K. Cannon

Managing Windward community development for the American Cancer Society, Hailey Hermosa sometimes resorts to a cup of tea. It’s healthy and, throughout December, you too can sip away and help ACS by flashing a special coupon on your next, or first, trip to A Cup of Tea on Uluniu Street in Kailua (230-8832). Call Hailey at 432-9164 to get the coupon. The tea room will donate 15 percent of your bill to Relay for Life. Plus, Jay Pahed, husband and right-hand man of owner Darlene Pahed, has brought many of the couple’s well-known Kailua Christmas decorations to the tea room, including at least five trees. “But there’s no room for the upside-down ones,” Jay laments ...


 

Rich Vermeesch offers YouTube as a way to experience Hawaii’s Thanksgiving turkey imu - at KEY Project, in this case. You can find several short clips by googling YouTube, then entering Thanksgiving Day Imu for the search (my lazy way). The real address upsets our printing system . . . Pualani Kauhane has been named the top Sales Advisor in Kailua for lia sophia, a direct-sales jewelry company ... Kupa’aina will entertain for the environmental activist group KAHEAHawaii at its pau hana fundraiser, starting at 5:30 p.m. today (Dec. 10) at thirtynine hotel downtown ...

Ryan Urbanich

If you’re a fan of Fox TV’s hit show, House, this is the week to tune in because a Kailua girl will have the disease du jour. B.K. Cannon, now living closer to the action in L.A. and attending Mount St. Mary’s College, will guest star on the Dec. 9 program of stump the doc ... Congratulations to seven Windward Community College students who are recent recipients of $1,000 grants. Selected by the Kaneohe Business Group scholarship committee, three of them will pursue nursing, courtesy of Ho’olaulea profits: Maile Iloa, Michele Inciong and Camille Marquez. The KBG scholarship awardee is Melissa Hinkley, and three others were picked by KBG for Kamehameha Schools grants: Cherilee Pokipala, Sharon Virgen and Tomani Kamiko ... Ryan Urbanich of Kailua has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas ...

Sam Kakazu seeks old sofa cushions to absorb the water that ponds on the Castle High athletic fields. Now that’s recycling (233-5600, ext. 2208). Speaking of Castle, Allyson Ijima, Jenna Nakachi and Malina Manning attended the National College for Every Student conference in upstate New York, representing their school on several panel break-out sessions ... Don’t do anything risky if you’re hanging around Wesley Uemoto. The Kailua executive has been named president of King & Neel Inc., a Hawaii-based bonding, insurance and risk management company ... Need another gift idea? It’s Sam Kakazu again. He says Castle has a variety of school shirts, sweats and jackets in all sizes - up to 3X ...

Wesley Uemoto

Kaneohe artist Rose Ellen Chin has her work on display now through Jan. 31 at Rehab hospital’s Louis Vuitton Creative Art Program show ... Kailua’s Andy Poepoe retires from directing the local office of the U.S. Small Business Administration at the end of the month after 17 years. After serving the Windward side on the City Council and in the state Legislature, Andy worked in private industry before finding his niche at SBA. He is well-known for championing Native Hawaiian small businesses which in turn contributed to Native Hawaiian social programs ...


While most of us just drive slowly around the block for it, Kaneohe’s Annette Kaohelaulii will lead a hike for friends Saturday to see the Honolulu City Lights by moonlight as they stride by on the downtown streets and hear details from Annette about the decorated buildings ... Windward Mall’s first “Saint Nick’s Pet Pics” was a success, according to spokeswoman Crystal Yamasaki, who says 40 pets and their human companions showed up Dec. 2 to pose for photos with Santa Claus. The next camera camaraderie begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 9) at center court

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