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Carol Chang
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October 21, 2009 - MidWeek The Islander
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Crystal Evans

Keynote speaker for Hina Mauka’s benefit dinner Nov. 5 at Hilton Hawaiian Village is William Cope Moyers, son of the famed journalist Bill Moyers (236-2600). The Kaneohe drug rehab center is a perfect cause for Moyers, who wrote Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption. Also planned at the gala: a performance by Hina Mauka’s therapeutic community at the Women’s Community Correction Center (Ke Alaula) ...

St. Mark Lutheran School third-grade teacher Charlene Hinton celebrated her birthday by skydiving. That tops off a year of various diversions for her, such as the Tin Man and Na Wahine races. As her colleague JoAnn Gundermann says, the Kaneohe grandmother “has lots to share during show-and-tell” ... Walt Keale will sing at Windward YMCA’s annual Hallo-Wine gala Saturday at Koolau Golf Club where many great buys await at the silent auction - if you can tear yourself away from the wine and pupus (261-0808) ...


Kaneohe resident Crystal Evans has been promoted to director of sales and marketing for the Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Crystal has already built the banquet facility and event venue into a busy destination for parties of all kinds. Want to get married by the harbor? Call Crystal & Co. (545-5900) ... An alert resident pointed out to the Koolauloa Neighborhood Board last month that it was great to have the bus stop across from Kahuku High School moved further down the road, “however, the bus shelter is still in its original location.” Oops ...


Congratulations to MidWeek editor Don Chapman, a Kaneohe resident, who received the Ating Kaibigan (Our Friend) award from the United Filipino Council of Hawaii last Saturday at the Hilton. The award recognizes a non-Filipino who has shown great support to the Filipino community ... Kailua resident Joan Harris and Katinka, her pet Persian calico, head for the annual Halloween Cat Show Oct. 31 at McCoy Pavilion. It’s from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., complete with kitty costumes, decorated cages, international judges and an admission fee (531-4891). Joan breeds Persian cats and is an officer in Aloha Cat Fanciers, the show’s cosponsor ...

Kailua photographer and waterman Peter Ahing has an exhibit of his Humpback whale images, Among Giants, now through Dec. 4 at Laser Eye Center of Hawaii’s Art of Vision Gallery in the Pan Am Building. If you can’t see the photos clearly, I bet they can fix your eyes there so you can! There’s a reception Thursday night (946-6000) ...

Multiple award-winning actor, singer, dancer, TV performer and now minister Ben Vereen comes to Castle High Tuesday (Oct. 20) to talk with CPAC students and alums about his extraordinary career, ranging from the Roots TV miniseries, to nine Broadway shows to recent appearances as a patient on Grey’s Anatomy. “We are so excited we’re beside ourselves,” declared CPAC director Karen Meyer. Oh, he’s also opening the Pops season this weekend with Honolulu Symphony at the concert hall (792-2000) ...

That familiar face on the Oceanic Cable commercials (she cries with happiness over the cheap monthly fee while slumped on a couch) will be at Kahuku Library telling her own stories Oct. 28 (see calendar). For this show, acclaimed actress Janice Terukina becomes “Auntie Jan”

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