Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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November 21, 2007 - MidWeek The Islander
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Mary Weisman
Mary Weisman

The karma of Lost has reached a post office in Brentwood, Calif., where Terry Olival was mailing a package back home recently. “You’re from Hawaii!?” exclaimed the mail clerk, an aspiring actress. She immediately wanted to make a connection with the Lost cast. Terry promotes HPU’s Windward plays and, alas, all roles in The Imaginary Invalid are filled. The farce opened last week on the Hawaii Loa campus (375-1282). In fact many of the cast were in season 2 of the hit series as part of Locke’s (Terry O’Quinn) anger management group ...

Lori Hiramatsu
Lori Hiramatsu

Roberts Hawaii president Neil Takekawa says the 65-year-old tour company is now taking visitors to “those quiet places and real people” of Oahu, with stops at Kahuku farms and Waikane Tropical Farm, where passengers can eat their way pleasantly into the local culture ...

Stacy Caswell
Stacy Caswell

Kaneohe’s own Miss Hawaii, Ashley Layfield, missed last weekend’s 24-VII Danceforce concerts since she was filming a Miss America reality show in California. As a dance instructor in the Windward troupe’s Heartbeat class, she prepared her students for the show before she left. Look for the reality show to airs shortly before January’s national pageant ...

Central Pacific Bank has just hired four Windward residents to help run its financial empire. Kailua’s Mary Weisman is the new senior vp and credit risk manager; Lori Hiramatsu of Kailua is now vp and retail credit operations manager; Kaneohe’s Stacy Caswell is assistant vp and senior compliance officer; and Orest Saikevych is assistant vp and fixed income investment officer. All of them have worked previously for Bank of Hawaii and other financial firms ...

Orest Saikevych
Orest Saikevych

Hawaiian Massage Lomilomi: Sacred Touch of Aloha, new book out from Hawaiian Insights Inc. of Kailua, features the wisdom of 30 kumu and has the special touch of these Kailua hands: Makana Risser Chai did the text, and Emmy award-winner John Zak took the photos found on every page ... Dennis “Bumpy” Kanahele of Waimanalo was honored with one of eight Maohi Culture Awards last weekend at the annual Maohi Native Cultural Festival at Kapiolani Park ...

Shari Lynn
Shari Lynn

If you listen carefully, you’ll hear Shari Lynn belting away from the stage at Army Community Theatre across the Koolaus. The multitalented Kailua actress plays Golde in ACT’s Fiddler on the Roof. The play continues through Dec. 1 (438-4480) ... St. Ann’s Model Schools Choir and Junior High Chorus will do some singing of their own at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 30 at Aloha Tower Marketplace ...

Golfers can rest easy: The 18-hole par 60 Bay View Executive Golf Course has reopened. John Rego, who was the course’s superintendent prior to its Halloween closing, agreed to reopen it Nov. 17. “I have worked hard to improve the course,” John stated, noting it would be a shame to have all the improvements wasted. The greens also were aerated recently (247-0451)


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