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Carol Chang
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February 21, 2007 - MidWeek The Islander
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The Scholastic Art Show is Feb. 26-March 23 at the Bishop Street Mall Gallery, and six Castle High students have earned a place in that annual exhibit: Samantha Nakahira, Sheila Ignacio, Emi Nakamura, Echo Imai, Celeste Yee and James Wilhelm ...

Joining Windward residents Vanita Rae Smith, Lorna Mount and Keoki Kerr in the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat production at Fort Shafter (opening Thursday) is Cindy Baker of Kailua, who plays a wife in the cast, and members of the Le Jardin student choir (438-4480) ... Air National Guard Staff Sgt. John Cody of Kaneohe has graduated from a Financial Management and Comptroller Apprentice course at Keesler AFB, Mississippi ... Seattle Pacific University had three Windward students on its fall dean’s list: Stephanie Irvin and Ashley Sutherland of Kailua, and Nicole Young of Kaneohe ... Meanwhile, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, Andrew Dexter and Jeffrey Suit, both of Kaneohe, also made the fall dean’s list ... Jacob Anderson (Kalaheo ‘06), has just graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB ...

Jacob Anderson
Jacob Anderson

Jacob’s high school classmate Marvin Judd has finished his first season of college football for the Eagles at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee, where he’s on an athletic scholarship ... Yet another former Mustang, Christopher Tittle (Kalaheo ‘05), also graduated from the basics course at Lackland ... In the midst of preparing for two musicals -

Christopher Tittle
Christopher Tittle

The King and I and 42nd Street - Castle Performing Arts Center’s Karen Meyer is also looking for used shoes. But not just any kine. Celebrity shoes will be auctioned off in the lobby during the April performances of 42nd Street. Karen already has shoes from Jodi Leong and Sweetie Pacarro. Do you qualify? (233-5627) ...

Speaking of drama, Ahuimanu Elementary student Mikayla Porter is dancing across town to be in Kaimuki Performing Arts Center’s The Wiz, directed by Peggy Anne Siegmund of Kailua and opening on Friday (733-4913). Mikayla is a munchkin in her first big play, and “she’s a joy to watch,” says grandma Beverly Webb ... Congratulations to former Red Raider standout David Stant Jr. (Kahuku ‘81) who was named varsity head football coach at Kamehameha last week ... The same to Kaneohe native Tiffany Taylor, named assistant women’s soccer coach at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. Tiffany graduated last year from Boston University, where she won awards for her achievements on and off the soccer field ... Claude Horan, noted Kaneohe artist and former UH art professor, has an exhibit of his ceramics opening Saturday at the Gallery at Ward Centre (597-8034) ... Thomas “TC” Charters of Domenico’s Harley in Kaneohe put in a plug for his wife Cloudia‘s new novel, Aloha Where You Like Go?, centered around a malihini taxi driver and what she learns about living in Hawaii from her local fares. It’s from Outskirts Press ...

Visiting Kaneohe Star Market during its final days was a sad experience. Star was our Welcome Wagon grocer when we first moved to Ahuimanu in 1972, long before Safeway or Longs were nearby, and Temple Valley Shopping Center was just a twinkle in someone’s eye. I have dozens of Star pogs, for heaven’s sake! Still, it’s amazing what one is willing to buy when it’s 50 percent off and there’s nothing else on the shelf. Did you know that Dr. Ruth Westheimer wrote a Little Golden Book entitled Grandma on Wheels? Only $1.09!

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