Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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November 14, 2007 - MidWeek The Islander
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Chris Yarbrough
Chris Yarbrough

Kahaluu caterer Karen Miyano and the Slow Food Oahu gang are collecting under-used kitchen tools, dishes, linens, etc. for a Green Market Gift Fair Dec. 2 in town (239-7296). Meanwhile, look for their white van at the Kailua Thursday Night Market on Nov. 15 if you’d like to contribute ... Kailua actress and singer Shari Lynn is back on stage as Golda in Army Community Theatre’s Fiddler on the Roof, opening Thursday at Richardson Theatre (438-4480) ...

Jordan Kobashigawa (Kailua ‘02) has graduated from Army basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and Marion John Orijola (Castle ‘07) has graduated from Army Reserve basic training at the same base ...Kualoa Ranch will be the venue when Grammy award-winning Ziggy Marley comes to town on Dec. 8. Gates open at 10 a.m. that day, but tickets go on sale Nov. 12 at www.presaleticketsonline.com ... Christopher Yarbrough (Kalaheo ‘06)

has graduated from Air National Guard basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas ... Charles Kahi (Kahuku ‘99, Windward Community College ‘03) has completed Army National Guard training at Fort Jackson, S.C. ... Zachary Gravitt of Kaneohe also finished his Army National Guard basics, but he did it at Fort Sill, Okla. ... Here’s some good news during this season of fires. Castle High passed its fire inspection with flying colors. According to vice principal Chris Bisho, the fire inspector said it was “one of the best schools we have ever seen” ...

Lori Yoshioka
Lori Yoshioka

Liz Rizzo of Lanikai (“mother” of that amazing blogger dog Buddy) wed Gary Dubois on Sunday, with Buddy as ring bearer. The couple is honeymooning - where else? - in Hawaii. Says Liz: “Who would have thought that I would be married in my 50s?” ... Lori Yoshioka of Kailua has joined Roberts Hawaii to direct the company’s employee stock ownership plan - a major change for the company and also the largest such plan in the state ...

Jordan Izumi (Castle ‘04) has won a $1,000 Minority Scholarship from Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Jordan attends Evangel University in Springfield, Mo., where he is active in sports, the chorale, the chapel worship team and works as a resident assistant ... Kaneohe’s busy Hawaiian physician, Kalani Brady, will again perform as a tenor soloist in Central Union Church’s Messiah concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 ... Just when you thought it was safe to start thinking about Thanksgiving, the gingerbread houses start sprouting. As a benefit for Easter Seals and the Kailua-based Kama’aina Kids, the annual Gingerbread Family Festival invites your reservation by Nov. 19 for the building spree, which is set for Dec. 5 to 12 at Blaisdell Center (262-4538) ...

Jordan Izumi
Jordan Izumi

Jessica Stare (277-7641) invites everyone in for pupus and drinks from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday when her new Pilates studio, Health and Harmony, is blessed at 26 Hoolai St. #200. “The sign’s not up yet, but we’re right next to Blockbuster,” she says, “sharing space with Windward Rehabilitation.” That’s a nice fit ... Castle High students will be waving signs Thursday at the Windward City intersection, reminding you not to smoke ...

Egypt’s antiquities chief Zahi Hawass, who recently paid his respects at Ulupo heiau in Kailua, was back in the Valley of the Kings last week to unearth the mummified remains of King Tutankhamun. You can now view his face under climate-controlled conditions in his Luxor tomb (King Tut, not Dr. Hawass)

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