Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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September 01, 2010 - MidWeek The Islander
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Koji Okuzumi

Cheeses, exotic crackers and wine chasers created and served by Jacquie Maly for Paliku Theatre’s Chamber Music Hawaii intermissions are so tasty, they’ve earned more than $200 in calabash cash for Tom Holowach‘s theater manager’s fund. Tom says he’ll use it to buy a new battery for the build-ing’s defibrillator. Jacquie’s got another doozer coming up Sept. 11 (see page 8) ...

Castle High’s P.E. classes need golf clubs - woods and putters - and department chairwoman Kathy Burt is standing by for your call at 233-5600, ext. 2239. Also, Kahaluu Elementary’s kindergartners could sure use a small, two-shelf bookcase. Call Community Helping Schools at 263-6703 ... Kailua paramedic Jeff Zuckernick is one of three from the city emergency response team to earn a Lifesaver Award for “saving a patient from a life-threatening situation.” On July 17 Jeff and another para-medic arrived on the Kailua scene and performed the Heimlich maneuver to clear the male’s airway of a piece of food before taking him to the hospital ...

Te Kohao Hawiiki of Laie won the overall Maori Performing Arts Competition Aug. 14 at Polynesian Cultural Center, and BYUH student and PCC performer Koji Okuzumi won the 25-and-up men’s division of the Tahiti Festival at PCC Aug. 24.

As a native of Japan, his respect for the culture is clear: “Working among the Polynesian community has taught me to sit back, relax and enjoy life,”

Koji explains, “something that the Japanese have yet to learn. We are always worried about the little things.” ... Pastor Dan Chun marked 30 years of ministry last Friday with his flock at First Presbyterian Church at Koolau (now in its fourth year on the spiritually rich Windward side). A huge dinner at the golf club/church made it official. A former TV reporter, Dan and wife Pam also founded Hawaiian Island Ministries ...

Mitsuo Aoki, 95, a theologian, professor and friend of the dying, took that final trip himself Aug. 19 from his home at Pohai Nani, which held its own service for him. Others may pay their respects Sept. 18 at Church of the Crossroads (tentatively 2 p.m.). Mitz was a Living Treasure and a Jefferson Award winner well-known for the 2003 documentary Living Your Dying ...

Happy 26th birthday to Kailua First Stop, which is knocking 26 percent off its prices on selected items from Thursday through Sunday to say thank you to customers at its 130 Kailua Road shop

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