Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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May 19, 2010 - MidWeek The Islander
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Judy Boyle Chun

MADD recently honored District 4 (Windward) police officer Colby Hashimoto at its 18th annual Youth and Law Enforcement Awards ceremony for contributions to the fight against drunk driving. Colby, for example, made 58 DUI arrests in 2009 ... A veteran of the insurance and financial fields, Kailua resident Judy Boyle Chun has moved up to CEO for Hawaii-Western Management Group, the third-party administrator for HMAA ...

Residents complaining to Kailua Neighborhood Board last month about a surge in plant thefts (see page 1 story) proposed a unique solution: Plant poison ivy ...

Glenn Martinez of Waimanalo vermicomposting fame led a recent community workshop in Kapolei, bringing his dedicated wiggly working worms to the high school’s Malama Learning Center. “It’s an ancient method of soil building,” Glenn explains to worm neophites, “but recently refined for urban dwellers” ...

Chris Lepczyk

Sustainability is getting some cash behind it, thanks to assistant prof Christopher Lepczyk of Ahuimanu and three colleagues at the UH Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management.

They won a $156,000 federal grant to further studies of “ecosystem services, sustainable ecosystem management, community watershed management and environmental valuation and policy.” Being our next-door neighbor, Chris also may have tips on how to keep birds off my tomato plants ...

Lost strikes again. The TV episode that aired last week included a scene along Waihee Stream, where they dressed up an abandoned U.S.G.S. water control structure with Styrofoam rocks and ferns ...

Taylor-Marie Wong

Kaneohe’s Taylor-Marie Wong won the Miss Rodeo Hawaii crown last month at Diamond J Ranch in Waianae. She plans to share our paniolo culture in December with folks at the Miss Rodeo America pageant in Las Vegas. When she’s not barrel-racing on her horse, she studies accounting at Windward Community College ...

Clark “Skip” Morgan, a Kailua architect and CEO of Alaka’i Mechanical Corporation, has joined the Hawaii Theatre Center board of directors ... Le Jardin Academy music teacher Bev Allen retires this month after 40-plus years at the school as “a mother, friend and mentor.” Bev even created the first song and logo for the school ...

Bev Allen

Kailua’s Todd Coolidge is cast in the murder mystery Sleuth at Manoa Valley Theatre May 20-June 6 (988-6131) ... Kailua’s Cherolyn Morton has graduated from Army National Guard basic training at Fort Sill, Okla. ...

Kailua Chamber of Commerce gets a briefing from Target’s staff at the chamber luncheon today (May 19) at MidPac .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

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