Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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September 28, 2011 - MidWeek The Islander
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Heather Pence

Castle substitute teacher Rod Martin, now retired from King Intermediate, recently gave a copy of his book, Future Poets: Help for Aspiring Writers, to the CHS library. “This book is for all my fellow teachers who enjoy poetry and believe their students will become better writers if they keep practicing,” explains the Kahaluu man of many arts ...

Kailua’s Paul Jokiel, a researcher at HIMB on Coconut Island, has developed a new hypothesis on how and why ocean acidification affects coral reefs. It has to do with the passage of hydrogen ions between the water column and the coral tissue. At stake are weaker coral skeletons and more research ...

Kaneohe native Esther Sada is the new marketing manager at Bright Light Marketing, following 10 years’ experience in Atlanta and California, handling promotions for everything from aspirin to telephones ... The Office of Hawaiian Affairs recently presented a $270,990 grant to the UH School of Social Work to continue its Hawaiian Learning Program, which is headed by Windward residents kupuna Lynette Paglinawan and kumu Malina Kaulukukui ...

Rick Miyasaki

Among the Le Jardin Academy students at a recent APEC training session was William Woodbery. The LJA senior arrived early and was put right to work checking in volunteers: “They asked me to help, so I said sure!” he recalls ...

Hawaiian Springs has hired Kailua’s Heather Pence as an area sales manager for Honolulu, where she’s been pitching the company for its use of renewable-source rainfall, among other merits. Heather has five years’ experience in the local beverage industry ... Kailua’s Mark Tawara was named a National Fellow of the Society for Marketing Professional Services during a conference last month in Chicago. The many-times honored Mark recently launched his own marketing consulting firm and is a founding member of the SMPS Hawaii chapter ...

Mobi PCS has named veteran communications executive Rick Miyasaki its senior marketing manager. The Kaneohe man will develop and oversee strategic efforts and public relations for the wireless provider, which has nine stores on Oahu, including Windward City Shopping Center

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