Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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January 25, 2012 - MidWeek The Islander
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Lynette Paglinawan

There’s a treasure in Kahaluu named Lynette Paglinawan. Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii has selected the world-renown practitioner of ho’oponopono as one of five Living Treasures for 2012 based on her awardwinning work to draw peace from conflict and perpetuate Hawaiian culture and music. The mission will honor Lynette a retired social worker as is her husband Richard and the other awardees at a Feb. 4 luncheon at the Sheraton Waikiki (522-9200) ...

Liam DeCliveLowe can just walk across campus to rehearse for Paliku Theatre’s spring musical, How I Became a Pirate (Feb. 11-19, 235-7330). The featured actor is a student at Hakipuu Learning Center (HLC), currently located in buildings near the WCC entrance. Another plus, the play’s costumer, Peggy Krock, was given prized cloth materials to dress the performers donated from the Hawaii-location TV film team for Pirates of the Caribbean ...

Speaking of HLC, 2009 graduate Jared Okimoto has completed Army National Guard basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. ... Martial arts students of Smith Tae Kwon Do Center in Kaneohe (pictured in last week’s Islander) went over to their softer side last month by donating quilts to keiki patients at Kapiolani hospital. Their board-breaking benefit earned an amazing $2,073 from pledges (but didn’t benefit the boards) to purchase the quilts. Entertaining at the hospital were fellow Windward folks Mailani and Dr. Trey ...

Kaneohe’s Arnold Miyasaki won $18,506 playing slots recently in downtown Las Vegas and Waimanalo’s Margaret Pekelo won $6,312. Kailuans coming back happy were Evelyn Naweli with $8,940, Yvonne McDermott $6,905, Edmundo Tawara $5,972, Cheryl Fox-Weall $5,580 and Chester Takemoto $5,636.

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