Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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June 13, 2007 - MidWeek The Islander
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Look for Rick and Sasha Reichart‘s Kailua custom cake business, cakelava, to be featured in the June 15 People magazine’s “Real Weddings” promotion of the best cakes in all 50 states. Their Hawaii cake is a secret, until you open the page ... Though Jade Stice and her husband Dr. Jamie Finley are expecting their first child this fall, that didn’t keep the former CPAC star from rehearsals, or from last weekend’s Paliku Theatre revue. As director Ron Bright put it, Paliku “seems to be in the business of producing future singers and dancers.” Of Jade’s colleagues in the cast, Anne Yoshida is hapai, and Sarah Gamiao Kekuna recently delivered a healthy little female performer ... New mystery novel on the library shelf at Pohai Nani: Retirement Homes Are Murder by Mike Befeler, whose who-done-it takes place at the tropical Kina Nani Retirement Home ... Speaking of medical care, Straub Kailua has moved across the street from its old location and can now be found above So Kailua, on the second floor at 602 Kailua Road ...

Justin Kakuda (Kailua ‘05) is in tech school at Lackland AFB after completing his Air Force basic training there in April. He is assigned to Airborne Battle Management and will begin survival training in Washington state after his current course ... If it’s not too late, you can catch some free music by Waimanalo’s rising star, Paula Fuga, at HPR’s Aloha Shorts taping Monday night (7 p.m. June 11) at Atherton Studio on Kaheka Street (792-8209) ... Father’s Day music at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ward Warehouse includes Kailua’s Bruce Bolos with the Backyard Gang ... Audrey Boyle (Kapunahala), David Arakaki (Koolau Baptist) and Jayvell Burns (Hakipuu Learning Center) were the first-place winners in Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center’s Father’s Day contest - Audrey for the under 6 age group, David for 8-12 and Jayvell for 13-18. “My grandpa is like a dad to me,” David wrote, noting how he taught values that showed his love, and also: “He taught me to cook breakfast like Spam and eggs, Portuguese sausage, loco moco and sausage and cheese omelet” ...

Winning Henry Murai Athletic Scholarships at Kailua High are Jarrish Dayton “Rambo” Mauhili-Kaneakua (she lettered four years in softball and basketball, and two years in volleyball) and Kili Vierra (baseball pitcher, OIA East honoree) ... Tip of the Week: Birds on lanais are only a bother when humans invite them in. That’s what one concerned bird lover tells me. “If people would clean up their lanais, then the birds wouldn’t build nests there,” she says. Then there’d be no need to exterminate them as pests ... As an enthusiastic member of “The Red Hats with an Attitude,” Rosaleen Beyer knows how to have a good time. She celebrated her 60th birthday June 1 by having a pedicure party at Kailua Nail Care with her friends. Here’s toe you, Rosaleen ...

Kailua’s Bobby Silva Jr. continues his Hollywood acting dream. He was in a recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy, he’s in the new Transformers film, and he landed a lead role in the independent horror flick, tentatively titled Blood Moon: Rise of the Skinwalker. Meanwhile, Bobby pays the bills working security at “an upscale Beverly Hills club” ... Two Kaneohe women made the spring dean’s list at University of Portland: junior nursing major Julia Narhi and sophomore life science major Marisa Hayashi

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