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

is out, and among the re­ported de­tails is a photo by North Shore pho­tog­ra­pher Clark Lit­tle of a pet rat on a surf­board built by teenager Boomer Hodel of Haleiwa, who claims he’s taught at least two of his lit­tle pink pets how to surf … Lisa Gomes of Wahi­awa be­gan her new job last month as di­rec­tor of youth and young adult min­istries for the Honolulu Catholic Dio­cese. Lisa brings in years of ex­pe­ri­ence, in­clud­ing work­ing with youths at her home parish, Our Lady of Sor­rows … Michael Wong of Mililani has joined the staff of KHON2 as an ac­count ex­ec­u­tive with more than 15 years of sales ex­pe­ri­ence in the in­dus­try. As an added bonus to the TV sta­tion, Mike’s also a vet­eran volleyball, foot­ball and bas­ket­ball coach … Wahi­awa singer Hope Mayo is pro­mot­ing her new CD, end of the

by stock­ing al­bums at Shige’s Saimin and Hawaii Mu­sic Sup­ply in Wahi­awa, Cof­fee Gallery and Sil­ver Moon Em­po­rium in Haleiwa, and also on iTunes. Mean­while, just to keep ver­sa­tile, Hope has ac­quired four bea­gles to train for dog shows “and they’re driv­ing me a lit­tle nuts th­ese days” … Mililani ac­tress

will once again read works by lo­cal au­thors at the Jan. 10 tap­ing of Shorts at HPR’s Ather­ton Stu­dio. To hear it be­fore the show airs on the ra­dio, re­serve a free seat by call­ing 955-8821 … Nor­man Saruwatari of Mililani was on the Rub­ber Duck­ies Se­nior Mixed 6.0 team that won its sec­tion­als at CORP Dec. 56 and will rep­re­sent Hawaii in the first na­tion­als for this age group (50) in April in Florida … Ho Farms on the North Shore does more than raise nearly pes­ti­cide-free pro­duce. The fam­ily veg­etable farm also has do­nated more than 110,000 pounds of its toma­toes, Ja­panese cu­cum­bers and egg­plants to Hawaii Food­bank over the past two years. (You can of­ten find their har­vest on Sun­day morn­ings at the Mililani High School farm­ers mar­ket)

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