Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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May 25, 2011 - MidWeek The Islander
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Honolulu Community College commencement speaker was Danene Manuheali’i Lunn, Out-standing Alumni Award recipient and owner of Manuheali’i Inc., a fashion and lifestyle shop in Kailua (Hoolai Street), Honolulu and online. Danene left HCC in 1986 with fashion technology credentials and jumped into the business of producing Hawaiian clothing with aloha ... Popular Kailua musician Boogie plays a solo blues concert at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday at HPR’s Atherton Studio, offering a tribute to Muddy Waters and songs dedicated to his late mother (955-8821) ... Kaneohe actors Jim Tharp and Kevin Keaveney are in Manoa Valley Theatre’s premiere of the “dark comedy drama” August Osage County, playing now through June 5 (986-6131) ...

KEY Project had plenty kalua pig at its recent benefit breakfast, and they’re still selling 2-pound bags of frozen pork for $10 each while supplies last (239-5777) ... Maunawili’s Michele Saito, president of Farmers Insurance Hawaii, has been elected to the HMSA board of directors. Michele also is active with the UH Alumni Association, Aloha United Way and more ...


Friends of Kailua Library’s stock of children’s books is nearly depleted, so donations are welcome at the bookstore when it’s open (266-9911) ...

Michele Saito

Two Kailua wood craftsmen stood out at Hawaii Forest Industry Association’s Wood Show last month at Academy Art Center. Lauren Wilson won the Skomen Award for promoting woods from lesser known, non-native trees. Woodworker and UH political science prof Larry Nitz had the tiniest entry in the juried competition: a 10-inch Goldilocks chair made from a cypress tree in his yard ...

Kailua Intermediate’s Gunnar Goodell was first among seventh-graders in the 2011 Eddie Aikau Essay Contest, which drew 533 entries on the theme “How were the Hawaiian values of kuleana and koa reflected in Eddie Aikau’s actions?” Gunnar’s essay title: “He Went.” His classmate Jonathan Shoen Jr. earned an honorable mention ...


Michael Rabaino Jr. (Kahuku 2004) has completed Army advanced training in field artillery at Fort Sill, Ok.

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