Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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October 20, 2010 - MidWeek The Islander
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Kailua amateur photographer Phil Chase took a photo of Pali Lookout from Ho’omaluhia, put it on Flickr and - voila! - it’s now in the digital travel guide, Schmap Honolulu, 12th Edition. That’s something the DOE librarian didn’t have in his repertoire before he retires. Now Phil has time to be a ferroequinologist. (Look it up in an online dictionary) ...

WCC vice chancellor Richard Fulton is certain that an Oct. 27 and 30 conference he’s coordinating can put Honolulu on the map as “a city where intellectually important events can flourish because of its intellectually curious citizenry.” The event? A free presentation series on “Victorians, Scots, and Hawaii” at Iolani Palace and Pacific Beach Hotel (235-7443) ... For those looking way ahead, Art Machado says the Dec. 4 Kaneohe Christmas parade will have Aloha Dalire and family as grand marshal ... Candice Naito of Kaneohe, a vice president of First Hawaiian Bank, has joined the board of directors for the Japanese Chamber of Commerce ...

Chelsea Babylon
Chelsea Babylon

Puakaiuiokai Ching of Kaneohe has graduated from Army National Guard basic training at Fort Sill, Okla., while Matthew Labaguen (Castle 2001) graduated from Army National Guard basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., and Chelsea Babylon (Kailua 2008) completed Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas ... Kaneohe residents Thomas Cayetano and Scott Sutherland won scholarships from the Hawaii State FCU (for credit union members or dependents) to pursue their studies at Central Michigan University and UH Manoa, respectively ... William White of Kaneohe has earned his BA in biology summa cum laude from Carleton College in Minnesota ... Kailua’s Michael Harvey has joined Kiewit Building Group as an engineer in the estimating department ... The new manager of Aaron’s Dive Shop in Kailua is Branwen Cole. A master diver, she’s taught scuba to students here, in Colorado and in Las Vegas - including the cast of Cirque du Soleil’s O show ...

The Marine base honored Kailua civilian Bob Porter, 85, on his retirement this month after 67 years of service to the Corps. In uniform, Bob fought in World War II (Guadalcanal), Korea and Vietnam and was the first sergeant-major at the Kaneohe air station. He followed that with 37 years in community services at the base, co-founded the Windward Community FCU, and has generally helped and supported everyone he can.

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