Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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March 11, 2009 - MidWeek The Islander
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Ruth Pistor

Waimanalo resident Kanoe Cheek needs help planning a grand reunion in 2010 of the royal descendants of Kamehameha I and his first wife, Kaneikopolei. Surnames include, ahem, Poepoe, Keaulana, Parker, Aiu, Koki, Guerrero, Kealohi, Devereux, Bright and Kepilino. You can reach Kanoe at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 778-5598 ...

Speaking of leaders, Kailua photographer Susan Benay has an online show of Barack Obama‘s two visits to Hawaii in 2008, as seen through her professional lens. It’s at http://www.thecolorsofhawaii.com/obama ... While we’re all worried about ourselves, the island, the state, the nation and the world, save a moment of concern for the loulu palms that were planted recently along Kahekili Highway. Some of them are in dire need of some stimulus ...


Kahuku High School’s AnnaRae Kahala was a finalist in the contest to create a promotional flier for UH West Oahu, touting it as a choice for four-year college students ... Longtime Windward artist and art teacher Ruth Pistor has donated her original watercolor Just Flowers to Trinity Christian School for its annual spring gala auction this Saturday at Luana Hills (see calendar) ... Kailua musicians Lesley Kline and Kilin Reece perform a flurry of Irish tunes as Celtic Crossing at 6 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day at Gordon Biersch. Then they’ll slip back into their roles with the Saloon Pilots at 8 p.m. March 20 at Kailua Big City Diner. Top o the Week to ya! ...

More music. Members of the Kailua Symphonic Band play at 4 p.m. March 18 on the Ala Moana Center stage in preparation for their trip to New York and D.C. this month with the Saint Louis band ... Don’t know for sure, but Kiewit Building Group may be in the lead with its LEED-certified engineers. Among the latest to qualify in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design at the company is Jared Sakamoto of Kaneohe ...

If you heard the Steve Miller Band March 1 at Blaisdell Arena, surely you noticed how smooth and relaxed it all was. Could it be because Jayme Newhouse was invited to give Steve a two-hour massage before he went on stage? Jayme owns the Pilates Training Center Hawaii in Kailua and got to go backstage and see the show. She says Steve is “extremely personable and down to earth” ...

Kailua’s Randy Williams is passionate about technology, so say his bosses at Synergy Asia Pacific. They named him a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for 2009, honoring him for his expertise and his willingness to share it ... For the dwindling few who just can’t get enough of reading newspapers, Kaneohe Library now has in microform the full run of Hawaii’s two daily newspapers dating back to 1882 (Advertiser) and 1912 (Star-Bulletin) ...

Kailua artist Ron Kowalke has his latest paintings on view through March 21 at Robyn Bunton of Honolulu gallery on Beretania (523-5913) ... A memorial service for Barbara Marshall begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church on Kailua Road

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