Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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March 30, 2011 - MidWeek The Islander
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Kerry Grogan

What were 50 teenagers doing at Kahuku Library on a Tuesday afternoon? It was Kahuku Kon, a video game competition. Children’s librarian Lea Domingo reports the kids were great, and even helped set up and clean up. Grand prize winner (iPod Shuffle and iTunes card) was Jess Kanongataa. First prizes went to Derron Agbayani (costume contest), Christian Chowen (Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros) and Clarence Preston (Soul Calibur III). An encore may be coming ... Here’s breaking news about the Gleemen’s gig at Pohai Nani. Red Miller says the barbershop boys will be there at 7 p.m.

Tuesday (March 29) instead of Monday ... Christ Church Uniting has welcomed its new permanent pastor Kerry Grogan, who joins the congregation from a Kirkland, Wash., church where she worked for justice with anti-racism/reconciliation teams ... The Windward Neighborhood Watch coordinators group honored Olomana resident Eileen Laughlin recently for her years of dedicated service to WNW and the community ... Kailua’s

James O’Neill has joined Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties as Realtor-associate. James knows all about marketing and real estate from previous work in South Africa ... Speaking of home sales, Kailua’s Cindy Siok has left her former real estate firm to open her own office as part of At Home Hawaii (381-6848) ...

Here are some of your neighbors who got lucky at Sam Boyd‘s downtown Las Vegas casinos: Kailua’s Joan O’Connell (again!) $62,300; Kailua’s Yvonne McDermott $39,608; Waimanalo’s Frederico Bilermo $10,000; Kailua’s Susan Wong $5,760; Kaneohe’s Norma Oshiro $5,212; and Waimanalo’s Nani Barboza $4,000 ...

James O’Neill

Kailua’s Matthew Duarte earned a first-year Scholar Citation for his high grades during fall semester at University of Northern Colorado at Greeley ...

A bit north at Seattle Pacific, Kaneohe’s Tracey Noeau Ige and Toby Salado, and Kailua’s Nathaniel Tadashi made the fall dean’s list ...

Jo Anne Sugimoto of Kaneohe has arrived as a cuisine queen of the Internet. Her latest Blue Ribbon recipe at justapinch.com is Ricotta Mascarpone Mousse with Balsamic Strawberries. Some of her past winners are Mochiko Chicken Bites, Oyako Donburi and the classic Hawaiian Rainbow Jello

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