Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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May 30, 2007 - MidWeek The Islander
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A Laie man is in contention for the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame. Spencer Kamauoha is one of 100 semifinalists for the honor. Like the battery commercial says, Spencer just keeps going and going. He runs Photo Polynesia, manages a noni farm, runs a nonprofit for Native Hawaiians, conducts workshops on noni, leads a Boy Scout troop and sings in the Laie Hawaiian Choir ... HPU history professor Jon Davidann of Kailua and a colleague will show teachers how to address global issues in their world history classes June 18-22 in workshops at the downtown campus. To apply, call Jon by June 1 at 262-6718 ... Kalaheo High seniors took home a gold award and $250 from the 2007 Hawaii Student Film Festival for their entry, My Dreams ...


Shannon Lum
Shannon Lum

Kaneohe’s Daniel Nitahara has graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in engineering management ... Three amazing softball players at St. Francis School -

Sasha Koki
Sasha Koki

all of them from Kahaluu - have signed letters of intent for college. They are first basewoman Shannon Lum (going to Southern Utah University); pitcher and third basewoman Sasha Koki and center fielder Jandee Taira. Both Sasha and Jandee are heading for the Western Oregon University Wolves’ team in Monmouth

Jandee Taira
Jandee Taira

... Wholesale Unlimited Express, with one of its seven locations in Kaneohe, is celebrating its 10th year of supplying more than 400 kinds of snacks to satisfy local appetites. According to president Yates Honma, it’s loyal customers and friendly staff that keep them going and growing. Oh, and also those tasty seeds ... Oops. Bill and Mary Jane Neves’ 70th anniversary party was in May, not coming up in June, as stated under a photo of the couple that ran last week. Also, both of them make lap blankets together in their Kaneohe home, not just Mary Jane ... Congratulations to Castle High School valedictorians Caitlin Daimon, Ihilani Haru, Rachel Hashimoto and Christine Koizumi (Hey boys, where were you?) ... Kailua’s Pitchfork Fondue is the new caterer for the North Shore polo season at Mokuleia ... Funny how bands come together. Behind Pilioha‘s self-titled debut CD are Glenn Mayeda Jr., Kamuela Kimokeo and Kalehua Krug. Glenn and Kalehua are first cousins, and Kamuela used to be Glenn’s music student at Castle High School. Pop quiz next time ... Another band with Windward roots, Tempo Valley, headlines a Live from the Lawn concert from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Hawaii State Art Museum downtown ... Laautuilevanu Tue (Kalaheo ‘03) has graduated from Army Reserve basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. ...


Kaneohe’s Michelle Peterson made the spring term President’s Honor Roll at Oklahoma State ... Kaneohe playwright Y York is in Indiana this week as one of three artists nationwide to win a place in the New Harmony Project, which will allow her to “celebrate the human spirit” through her newest play, ... and L.A. Is Burning. ‘Olelo TV 52 will air the video of York’s Framed June 15, 22, 29 and July 6 at midnight. (It’s an adult comedy, you see) ... The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, L.A., has voted a lifetime membership to Kailua’s prolific music maker, Don McDiarmid Jr., chairman of Hawaii Calls/Hula Records ... From my daughter Erin Chang Wells new home in China, Calif., one can look out on dairy cows and a youth correctional facility. She just tells visitors it’s a Costco. And their newest neighbor? A Cayetano family - from Hawaii, of course

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