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Carol Chang
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December 30, 2009 - MidWeek The Islander
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Kristen Bunce

Look for Castle High graduate Glenn Matsuki, 59, in the Pasadena Rose Parade Jan. 1. He’ll be riding the Donate Life float. Ever since his heart transplant 14 years ago, Glenn’s been a strong advocate for donors. Plus, he now works for One Legacy, a donor transplant network in Southern California. “Transplantation is my passion and my mission,” he explains. “I am here only because another family blessed me by donating the heart of someone they loved” ...


The Board of Water Supply’s 2010 calendars are in (a good investment for the new year), and they’re full of youthful talent from Windward Oahu. Out of 3,500 poster entries and 200 poems, the water folks picked only a dozen of each to grace the calendar pages on the theme “Ola I Ka Wai - Water Gives Life” (738-5369). Get yours and look for artwork by Lanikai Elementary’s Lily Hawkins (grade 2, second place), Nathaniel Esposito (kindergarten, honorable mention), Andrew Lee (grade 4, second place);

Chad Fukunaga

and Ke Kula O Samuel Kamakau’s poets Ulana Kalahiki-Anthony (junior, third place) and Luka Naeole (grade 7, fourth place) ... Kristen Bunce of Kaneohe has graduated from Air Force basic training, and Chad Fukunaga of Kaneohe graduated from Air National Guard training, both at Lackland AFB, Texas ...

I think City Councilman Ikaika Anderson may be trying to pack his district - the hard way - for the next election. He and wife Lisa are expecting twins in May ... Carla Rogers, a transition counselor at Windward Community College, was picked to represent WCC in the 6th Generation Community Colleges Leadership Champions program - an 18-month training experience for growing leaders within the Hawaii CC system ...

Craig Washofsky

Neighbors can’t always solve their problems amicably. At the Nov. 5 Kailua Neighborhood Board meeting, for example, a motion was made “to bring the Chair and the Secretary together to work out their differences related to the (July 14 special meeting) minutes, so that the Board wouldn’t be so divided.” The motion was defeated: 3 yes, 5 no, 7 abstentions ...

Tracy Marie Meyer of Kailua and Timothy Paul Sutton of Kaneohe both received their masters’ degrees this month from the University of Oklahoma Norman campus ... Kevin Ichiro Kawabata of Kailua has earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from University of Northern Colorado in Greeley ...


Craig Washofsky of Kailua is now president of Servco Home and Commercial Products, and he also continues as group vice president ... The Kailua law firm Hartley & McGehee tripled its donations of food (1,000 pounds, 11 boxes) to Hawaii Foodbank this month by appealing to business neighbors and visitors to Kailua Professional Building 1 and 2 ...

Science time. Bernice Poole‘s first-graders at Enchanted Lake Elementary have welcomed Bob into their classroom. The giant caterpillar was found by the Bartrams on a hike on Old Pali Road. Next lesson: Bob’s transformation

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