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Carol Chang
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September 19, 2007 - MidWeek The Islander
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Cancer survivor Chris Pablo will receive the 2007 Patti Schuler Recognition Award at the American Cancer Society’s annual Boots on the Beach benefit, set for Nov. 3 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. The attorney from Ahuimanu was a recipient of a much-publicized bone marrow transplant in 1996 for his leukemia, and he’s been giving back to the ACS ever since through recruitment drives and supporting patients’ families ...

James Tyacke of Kailua has graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment course at Fort Lewis, Wash., and now has his commission as a second lieutenant ... The 2007 recipients of scholarships from Castle Medical Center and the Hawaii Emergency Physician Education Foundation are Kahuku High School’s Roman Pearl and Travis Mainaaupo-Eugenio, Kalaheo High’s Jayceleen Ipenuk, and Castle High’s Tatiana Grant ... Children from Keolu Elementary School will sing with the Royal Hawaiian Band during a noon concert, Mele Kakou, at ‘Iolani Palace on Sept. 28 ...

Clinical psychologist Helene Satz has joined the Kailua office of the Counseling Spiritual Care Center of Hawaii as its first Jewish counselor. You don’t have to be Jewish to see her though. As CSCCH’s executive director Jonipher Kwong says, Helene “brings fresh energy and ideas to better serve our diverse communities” ... Bringing fresh color and creativity to institutional settings are dozens of young artists from King Intermediate School. Teacher Jean Noguchi invites you to check them out in the school lobby and also at the Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union at Windward Mall ...

Kailua’s David Fitch has made his debut with Chunk at Maluhia hospital. David is the human and Chunk is a bulldog (I think) who has passed all tests to be a AKC Canine Good Citizen and Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dog ... Castle High School’s 2008 cookbook is out, making the circuit of local craft fairs at $12 each. And if you’re needing some extra health help, Mai E ‘Ai (come and eat) even has a selection of low-salt recipes. To order, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ...

The Women’s Fund of Hawaii had a great golf tourney at Mid-Pacific Country Club, raking in more than $29,000 to benefit girls and women throughout the state. LPGA’s Marga Stubblefield of Kailua chaired the Aug. 20 tournament ... Commanding officer Col. Duffy White and the 3rd Marines “readopted” Mokapu Elementary School in Aug. 30 ceremonies at the Marine base campus. Another year as one big happy family ... Kailua’s Brian Kajiyama, who is June Jones’ graduate assistant in charge of UH Warrior game videos, is in the running for the 2007 FedEx Orange Bowl Courage Award. He’s the first weekly nominee of the season by the Football Writers Association of America. Go, Brian! (He also has his Ph.D in guidance and counseling, which he acquired via special technology while in a wheelchair) ...

Other notable Windwardites: Castle High graduate Ashley Layfield, now the reigning Miss Hawaii; and Kailua High grad Melissa DeSica, who has just published her first book that she both wrote and illustrated, Gecko and Mosquito. Other books with her art are Wordsworth the Poet and Wordsworth Dances the Waltz. The author of the Wordsworth books, Frances Kakugawa, is at Kaneohe Borders this Saturday (see calendar) ... Walter Liew is back at Windward Community College for another round of bonsai classes. Better hurry. They start Sept. 18 (235-7433) ...

Would you rather take a walk? Andy Anderson‘s getting folks together for the Recovery Walk Sept. 29 at Ala Moana Beach Park. Sign up at www.active.com ... Kaneohe doctor Kalani Brady was honored Saturday by the Hawaii Medical Association for his dedication to community service ... Being a school principal can be hazardous. On Aug. 25 while surrounded by Lions (who were repainting Kaelepulu Elementary’s U.S. map on the pavement), Sue Stock “stepped on the freshly painted Wyoming”

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