Waha Nui...

MidWeek Islander (Central Oahu) - - Islander - Carol Chang

Haleiwa luthier Jeb Wiemer, who is all of 25 years old, al­ready has built more than 400 in­stru­ments for Ko‘olau Ukulele & Gui­tars in Wahi­awa. But this week­end he’s tak­ing off for the Wind­ward side to run a stringed in­stru­ment clinic at the Blue­grass Hawaii “ Pickin’ Week­end” at Ho‘ oma­luhia Botan­i­cal Gar­den. Jeb and Blue­grass pres­i­dent Caro­line Wright also will lead a rous­ing gospel sing Sun­day morn­ing at the park. Caro­line says the fun should re­turn to Wahi­awa Botan­i­cal Gar­den in Oc­to­ber (206-3459) … Get­ting na­tional men­tion as celebrity fa­vorites in the July is­sue of Conde Nast Trav­eler mag­a­zine were Jame­son’s By the Sea, Mat­sumoto’s Shave ice, Waimea Bay, Malaeka­hana and Kua ‘Aina restau­rant in Haleiwa … Hawaii Pub­lic Ra­dio’s Full Nel­son host Tim Vandeveer will broad­cast “on the road” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun­day at Haleiwa Farmer’s Mar­ket (9558821) … Speak­ing of which, we have the win­ners of the mar­ket’s re­cent mango recipe con­test: Chris Stearns for Mango Wine (condi­ment cat­e­gory), Noella Mon­teira for Mango Macadamia Nut Cheese­cake (sweets) and Ola Loa Well­ness for Mango Tinga on Taro Tostadas (main dish). Yumm … More food notes: Chef Elmer Guz­man, pro­pri­etor of The Poke Stop in Mililani Mauka, will be at Queen Emma Sum­mer Palace Oct. 3 serv­ing up his best seafood and lo­cal din­ing spe­cial­ties for the Daugh­ters of Hawaii fes­ti­val (595-6291) … But af­ter all that, Curves In­ter­na­tional of­fers a 30-day diet plan to get lo­cal wahine back in shape, launch­ing the pro­gram on Sept. 30, which is Na­tional Women’s Health and Fit­ness Day. To check it out, call Carolyn Olo­manu of Curves Mililani at 625-9000 or Gina Richardson of Curves Wahi­awa at 628-9443 … Ja­son Aus­tria of Leile­hua High has won a $1,000 schol­ar­ship from the Hawaii Ed­u­ca­tion As­so­ci­a­tion, and Longs Drugs has awarded $1,000 schol­ar­ships to Ji-yun Arakawa of Leile­hua, Arielle To­lentino of Mililani and Sara Jun White of Wa­ialua. (All have ex­pressed an in­ter­est in busi­ness, which the drug­store chain sup­ports) … Nathaniel Hall (Leile­hua 2009) has en­tered ba­sic cadet train­ing at the U.S. Air Force Academy in prepa­ra­tion for his first aca­demic year at the Colorado Springs col­lege … Mililani res­i­dent Gary Pow­ell proudly an­nounces that his Care­giver Foun­da­tion of Amer­ica has earned its of­fi­cial non­profit sta­tus from the In­ter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice. Its mis­sion is to sup­port care­givers with work­shops, pub­li­ca­tions, plan­ning, clean­ing ser­vices and much more (625-3782) car­olc@hawaii.rr.com

Mem­bers of The Lo­ca­tions Foun­da­tion, the non­profit arm of Pru­den­tial Lo­ca­tions LLC, gather Sept. 5 in the park­ing lot at Ki­papa Ele­men­tary School where they re­striped the park­ing stalls and pre­sented a $5,000 check to Hawaii 3Rs for ad­di­tional project work, which in­cludes plans to im­prove drainage be­tween the of­fice and li­brary to pre­vent flood­ing. Photo by By­ron Lee, by­ron­lee@mid­week.com.

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