Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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September 09, 2009 - MidWeek The Islander
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Uheina Hanohano

School bake sales, yum. Led by Kathy Sakamoto, Castle High parents are manning a bake sale booth at every home football game for the Knights this fall, trying to pay for a trophy case that was never completed in the school gym - one $1,775 cabinet at a time. Look for them by the the main concession at 5 p.m. Oct. 2 and 4 p.m. Oct. 10. “All sales only one dollar!” Kathy says. If you want to give more, call 233-5600, ext. 2236 ...

Ku’ulani Miyashiro of Kaneohe reported in OHA’s newsletter that Native Hawaiians in New York City have formed a hui, Na ‘Oiwi, to educate those East Coasties about all things Hawaiian (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). A Castle High and UH graduate, Ku’ulani is now in graduate studies at NYU ... It was a Bright day at the opening UH football game last Friday when three lead actors in Paliku Theatre’s upcoming West Side Story (pages 1 and 2) departed from their Broadway repertoire to join Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus (directed by Lynell Bright) to sing We Are the World. Tori Anguay, Kim Anderson and Brittany Browning also joined play director Ron Bright‘s son Michael in singing the Star-span-gled Banner and Hawaii Ponoi at the game ...

Uheina Hanohano of Laie has joined the Honolulu General Office of New York Life Insurance Co. as an agent. Uheina is a BYU-Hawaii graduate, wife and mother of two sons ... Kahu Kordell Kekoa had a busy blessing schedule in August for Windward’s oldest and youngest folks. Among his responsibilities were the groundbreakings for both the Wilson Care Home in Kailua Aug. 22 and the Kamehameha Preschool in Haiku Village Aug. 31 ...

Christian Hall

Though WCC’s Common Book program has not yet launched for fall semester, coordinator Brian Richardson has another book for you in the meantime: the 2010 Entertainment coupon book for $30. No heavy reading, no discussion - just bargains, and the profits go to the Common Book program. (Title this year is Freakonomics.) Contact Brian at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ...

Christian Hall (Castle 2008) has graduated with distinction from Air Force Reserve basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas ... CPAC alumnus Alex Selma is in the ensemble of the L.A. production of Wicked, currently playing in San Francisco, where he’s had the opportunity to play Boq on stage as well ... Tune in to the Travel Channel tonight (Sept. 9) if you’d like a peek at Laie’s Hukilau Cafe during Adam Richman‘s Man vs. Food show ... Also getting national mention as celebrity favorites are Kailua eateries Lucy’s Grill & Bar, Kalapawai Cafe & Deli, Lanikai Juice and Morning Brew, in the July issue of Conde Nast Traveler magazine ...

Leading the fund drive to keep the libraries open are Hawaii’s biggest book fans, state librarian Richard Burns and Friends of the Library of Hawaii executive director Byrde Cestare, both Kailua residents ... Noted musician Alan Akaka is opening Ke Kula Mele Hawaii, an academy of Hawaiian music, in his Enchanted Lake home this month. Alan says he’ll be teaching steel guitar, ukulele, guitar, “Hawaiian style” bass and choir (375-9379)

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