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Carol Chang
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November 30, 2005 - MidWeek The Islander
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Executive chef Renato Sabalburo at the K-Bay officers club took second place for retail/professional entries in the Sam Choy Poke Contest Nov. 13. His creation: General’s Poke. But anyone dining at the O club can try ‘em, regardless of rank ... Speaking of special treats, Ho’omaluhia volunteers are growing cacao trees, along with clove, nutmeg and cashew, for “Nutcracker Sweet,” a tasty chocolate-themed benefit at Foster Garden 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Other humans involved are artful Kahaluu caterer Karen Miyano, who brings holiday cake and living Christmas tree arrangements; Kailua’s Julie Rogers-Flores and her natural holiday decor; and Kaneohe’s Paul Weissich, overall chairman ... Castle Medical Center chose Great American Smokeout Day (Nov. 16) to bring its health policies right to the lungs of everyone who enters the hospital grounds. It’s an official smoke-free haven now, folks - inside and out. “It’s the right way for our hospital to go,” says spokesman David Earles, noting that CMC also has many support programs for those who want to quit for more than the day they’re visiting ...


Kaneohe wildlife biologist Ron Walker leads a bird tour in the fresh air of Kailua’s wetlands at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Reserve your spot by calling 595-3922 ... It’s the end of an era at the U.S. Postal Service. Before the thick of the holiday mailing season, Hawaii’s well-known postal couple, Felice and Ed Broglio of Kailua, will be happily retired - Felice did it three years ago (“I’m having fun and it’s great!”) and Ed’s farewell is in December ... Mail carriers’ best friends - dogs and other pets - sit for “Pictures with Santa Paws” at a Hawaiian Humane Society fundraiser this weekend (356-2225). Kaneohe photographer Stan Wright will again donate his time to the effort ... Donna Loren and Jered Cargman opened their relocated ADASA Designer Boutique Nov. 25 at 602 Kailua Road next to Kailua Beachwalk. Their shop was previously on Maluniu Ave. ... Funny how career paths change among Windward politicians. Kaneohe girl Lacene Terri, who lost to Melodie Aduja in a 2002 bid for the state Senate, has joined CEO Mike McCartney at PBS-Hawaii as director of community relations ... Hawaiian Historical Society presented Kailua’s Esther Mookini with its first Pa’a Mo’olelo Award for her untiring efforts to perpetuate the Hawaiian language. Esther accepted the award - along with a chant by Puakea Nogelmeier - at the society’s conference Oct. 22 on HPU’s Hawaii Loa campus. The teacher/translator is best known for her work on popular references like the Hawaiian Language Dictionary, Place Names of Hawaii and The Hawaiian Newspapers ...What do Andrew Jamila Jr., Art Machado and Don Hurlbut have in common?


Christmas parades. Among them, these men have orchestrated the annual marches through Waimanalo (Andrew), Kaneohe (Art) and North Shore (Don) for about 100 years. Don even doubles as Santa Claus for the North Shore candy caravan ... Kailua’s Kuulei Richardson-Olsen, another parade veteran, recalls offering to be pooper scooper for the Waimanalo march last year: “I thought that shovel was the heaviest thing I ever carried!” she says ... No shovels needed, but help is welcome, says Shannon Wood (247-6366). Windward Ahupua’a Alliance is one of five nonprofits mounting a display at Honolulu City Lights Saturday. Their theme is recycling

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