Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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March 07, 2007 - MidWeek The Islander
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Le Jardin Academy headmaster Adrian Allan is committed to the Kailua school’s future, and one compelling reason is to prevent Windward kids from the long commute to private schools in town. In fact, the LJA headmaster has calculated that if all 750 of his students went to Honolulu schools for one year, they would cover 5.5 million miles and consume 187,000 gallons of gas. Plus, the two-hour round trip adds up to plenty more school time than any child should have to bear ...


Part of that commute might be on Likelike Highway, where I spotted yet another little black pig last Sunday. It was snorting around on the slope between the highway and the Materials Testing Lab ... Kaneohe artist Corinne Kamiya has created some “wasp mobiles” for a current show with seven other artists, Art for Women who Like Art for Men who Like Art. Where else but Marks Garage on Nuuanu Avenue downtown, through March 31 (521-2903) ... So you think ethics is an endangered species? Dan Mollway wants you. Call him at 587-0460 for details about two vacancies on the state Ethics Commission - or go to the Judiciary website at www.courts.state.hi.us ... Mapuana de Silva‘s Halau Mohala ‘Ilima celebrates its 31st anniversary of the Windward troupe with a show at 6:30 p.m. March 24 at Hawaii Theatre (528-0506) ... The Boggs have the book-sale world under control for Windward bookworms. JoAn Boggs promotes the Friends of the Kaneohe Library sales, and her daughter-in-law, Joan Boggs, does similar duty for the Friends of Kailua Library. Is that a coincidence or what!? ... Speaking of which, Kalena Hayden says the Kailua Friends are actively seeking more books to sell in their shop. Bring them by Monday through Saturday (see calendar for hours) ...


B.K. Cannon
B.K. Cannon

B.K. Cannon, 16 of Kailua, is in the cast of Flight 29 Down, the Discovery Channel’s award-winning series that has just completed filming its third season here. She also won the lead role in a yet-to-be released indie feature film produced in L.A. These early career breaks are not surprising. After all, B.K. once took first place at a Castle High speech festival and won a drama award while attending Le Jardin Academy, where she was in five school plays ... Central Pacific Bank has hired Maureen Lichter of Kailua as its vice president and manager of product management. Maureen’s been in the business for 27 years and also does volunteer marketing for the Hawaii Centers for Independent Living ... Promoting peaceful living is Kathy Croze of Lanikai. She’s membership chair for Friendship Force International, promoter of world peace through exchange visits with members from other countries. The local chapter is seeking new recruits to host guests from Germany in their Hawaii homes next September (263-8249) ...


Shyla LeVasseur
Shyla LeVasseur

Kahaluu freshman Shyla LeVasseur made the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Northern Colorado, which comes with a “Next Scholars” reception by the dean ... Kaneohe’s Hoku Zuttermeister has played with dozens of stars over the years, but now offers his own debut CD, ‘Aina Kupuna, being released this month by Kaleiola Records. A Castle High graduate, Hoku also is playing March 12, 19 and 26 at Chai’s Island Bistro with Jerry Santos and Barry Kimokeo ... Kailua’s Kay Fujimoto Ono received the Distinguished Service Award at the Western Business and Information Technology Educators Conference last month in Montana. A business tech professor at Leeward Community College, Kay is active in WBITE. The group’s Newsletter Recognition Award went to WCC professors Emi Troeger and Ellen Nagaue and instructor Karen Quimoyog

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