Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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November 01, 2006 - MidWeek The Islander
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With kalua turkey season in full gobble, Kailua High’s imu maestro Todd Hendricks wants folks to make sure they don’t jam more than 25 pounds of meat into their trays. Fifty pounds of laulau, as one hungry ohana hauled in last year, is just too much (see calendar) ... Kailua’s Balcony Gallery presents works by Kahaluu artist Jan-Peter Preis and three others now through Feb. 24 at Duc’s Bistro in Chinatown. Mihana Souza provided familiar Windward music at the opening reception last Sunday ... Peggy Anne Sigmund‘s original play, Wolf Tails (many stories about the big bad wolf), is on stage this weekend in Kaimuki High School Theatre, where the Kailua woman is its longtime performing arts center director (733-4913) ...


Russ Robertson
Russ Robertson

Russ Robertson of Kailua has joined Servco Insurance Services as senior vice president in charge of that hot-button issue, employee benefits ... The Friends of Kaneohe Library are overwhelmed by books, etc. in the library basement, but underwhelmed by volunteer help. Try a two- or three-hour shift once a week, pleads JoAn Boggs. It’s easy and fun, she says, with plenty of time off for unpaid vacations (236-4118) ...

Jim Byxbee
Jim Byxbee

For Jim Byxbee of Hawaii Kai, remodeling is second nature. But holding a Nov. 2 “Build New or Re-Do” seminar over the mountains in Windward (see calendar) took some extra thought. Then Jim’s friend (and seminar speaker) Jerry Bangerter “offered us the use of his beautiful new community meeting room” at Aikahi Park. Plus speaker Fred Weihmiller already works on this side, in a Kailua mortgage office. And, Jim figures, since all other remodeling classes are now held at the convention center, here’s your chance to save time and gas as well ... Tom Holowach would resemble a crazed, bearded king now whether or not Joyce Maltby cast him as King Henry II in HPU upcoming Lion in Winter. The Paliku Theatre manager has been driven thoroughly nuts by earthquakes and blackouts. Power out-ages cancelled two showings of Oklahoma! (see story on page 6). “I had to move 300 people from the sell-out crowd Oct. 15 to future Sundays, and then reschedule hundreds more from a second blackout day!” he explained. That’s not all. Lion in Winter opens Nov. 10 - same time as one of the new Oklahoma! playdates. (Oh, my kingdom for an extra employee!) ... Another Kailuan visibly busy after the earthquake is Jose Dizon, the HECO spokesman who was frequently before the cameras with updates and explanations on the power problem. Jose’s latest task was to publicize Calvary Church’s un-Halloween “Heroes Unmasked” party in Kaneohe. “I’m trying to get a little balance in my life right now - too much HECO, not enough public service,” he tells me ...


Alice Yoder
Alice Yoder

Kaneohe resident Alice Yoder will mark two significant milestones at her church bazaar Saturday at Koolau Golf Club (see story on page 1). Alice is in her 45th year as a member of First Presbyterian Church, and her 30th year of helping at the bazaar. That’s thousands of jars of chutney and pepper jellies ... Hope you didn’t panic at the sight of 1,000 Marines marching up Mokapu Boulevard and on to Le Jardin Academy at 6 p.m. Oct. 26. “Conditioning to promote combat readiness” they called it ... Kailua High senior Kelsey Anderson has been named a Commended Student in the 2007 National Merit Scholarship Program

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