Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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October 27, 2010 - MidWeek The Islander
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Hina Mauka will honor warden Mark Patterson at “Rebuilding Hope,” the drug rehab center’s benefit dinner Thursday in Hilton’s Coral Ballrooms (236-2600). Mark oversees the women’s correctional center in Kailua, where he champions Hina Mauka’s therapeutic treatment program for the inmates. The prison hula halau will perform in tribute ... Hauula’s Henry Holthaus, a chef-instructor at Kapiolani Community College, enjoys a variety of teaching assignments - at KCC, at the women’s prison, and in Hainan, China, where in June he taught a lecture hall full of Chinese resort hotel cooks and staffs the basics of food safety and sanitation (translated, of course). But a highlight of that adventure, Henry says, was visiting a wildlife preserve and getting to hold a “liger” cub. Why does Hainan breed lions with tigers?, I asked. “Because they can,” he says ...

Ben Coffman
Ben Coffman

Kailua’s Ben Coffman has been hired as a project developer for RevoluSun, after working in real estate in sunny California. Ben belongs to the Kailua Chamber of Commerce, and he knows all about photo-voltaics ... Tops among borrowers in September at our state libraries were the bestseller Postcard Killers by James Patterson and Liza Marklund, The Closers: The Complete Third Season DVD, and Neil Diamond‘s 12 Greatest Hits CD ... Happy birthday to Chris and Kakay Tarvyd, proprietors of Crepes No Ka ‘Oi in Kailua. They both were born on Halloween in 1978 ... Speaking of which, Community Helping Schools already has ideas about how to reuse Halloween costumes - as dress-up clothes for younger students. When you’re ready to donate them, call 263-6703 ...

Patrick Leonard
Patrick Leonard

Kaneohe’s Patrick Leonard is the new president of Junior Achievement Hawaii, bringing to it promotional experience with Aloha Stadium, TV and Spirit of Aloha magazine ... St. Anthony School students gave their friends in the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment about 5,000 pounds of snacks, plus messages in bottles of Kailua sand, during Oct. 1 ceremonies at the school prior to the unit’s seven-month deployment to Afghanistan ... Kailua’s Ryan Jones has earned his BS in business management from Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.

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