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MidWeek Islander (Central Oahu) - - News - Carol Chang car­olc@hawaii.rr.com

Don’t be coy, just come look at the koi — the beeeg kine. That’s the mes­sage from

Taro Ko­dama of Ko­dama Koi Farm in Mililani. Taro says the farm and Aloha Koi Ap­pre­ci­a­tion So­ci­ety are putting on “the big­gest koi show in Hawaii and one of the ma­jor koi shows in the U.S.” Feb. 20 and 21 on the McKin­ley High School field ( 623-2997) … Con­grat­u­la­tions to for­mer Kahuku res­i­dent and BYU stu­dent Bon­nie Siu

Lin Von, who was named fourth princess on the Nar­cis­sus Fes­ti­val court last month. The honor comes with a good­will tour of China. Bon­nie is cur­rently study­ing at Ka­pi­olani Com­mu­nity Col­lege while work­ing as store man­ager at Peggy’s Picks and wait­ing ta­bles at Tiki’s Grill and Bar in Waikiki … Cre­ations by

Ria Keltz-Re­me­nar of Mililani are on view now through Feb. 26 at the Corinne Gal­lardo & Friends Art Show at Cafe Che Pasta on Bishop Street (271-1344) … Fans, friends and dance stu­dents said aloha to Wa­ialua High grad­u­ate Ja­son Ulep last Satur­day in a send-off show at McKin­ley High School. It was the last Hyper­squad Dance Co. con­cert un­der his di­rec­tion. Ja­son has ac­cepted a job as art di­rec­tor of a hip-hop cloth­ing com­pany in Los An­ge­les. Younger brother Josh will take the reins here … Speak­ing of dance, Brit­tnie Aguilar (Mililani 2009) of The Hype 5-0 will rep­re­sent Hawaii on Amer­ica’s

Best Dance Crew on MTV start­ing Feb. 11. They need your votes (216-2356) … Mililani state Sen. Michelle Ki­dani was named state di­rec­tor for Women in Gov­ern­ment and sworn in at the na­tional WIG con­fer­ence last month in Dana Point, Calif. … Mililani’s

Ca­role Hochberg is a proud mother-in-law. Her daugh­ter’s hus­band Jim

Young has earned the rank of bri­gadier gen­eral in the U.S. Army Re­serve. He’s cur­rently head­ing up the Mil­i­tary In­tel­li­gence Readi­ness Com­mand at Fort Belvoir in Fair­fax, Va. … Dr. Stephen Fo­ley has joined Haleiwa Fam­ily Health Cen­ter (which also has a branch in Mililani). He spe­cial­izes in ob­stet­rics and gy­ne­col­ogy … Na­tion­ally syndicated ra­dio show host Dr.

Robert Mar­shall will be at Haleiwa Farm­ers’ Mar­ket this Sun­day. He’s a cer­ti­fied clin­i­cal nu­tri­tion­ist whose

Healthline pro­gram airs at 9 a.m. Satur­days on AM760 … Mililani ac­tresses are in the spot­light this month: Maile Holck plays Fu­jiko

“Fudge” Kat­su­tani in Honolulu The­atre for Youth’s The Three Year Swim Club, run­ning Feb. 5-March 6 at Ten­ney The­atre (839-9885). The play is in­spired by real-life coach Soichi Sakamoto and his team in the late 1930s. Mean­while, Jo Pru­den por­trays “a grand­mother from be­yond the grave” in UH Manoa’s Ap­palachia Hawaii, writ­ten by Terri Large Madden and on stage Feb. 24-28 in Earl Ernst Lab The­atre (956-6755). It de­picts two fam­i­lies from dif­fer­ent cul­tures drawn to­gether by com­mon threads — think South­ern drawl and is­land pid­gin … Ben

Tabi­ous won the grand prize for his chocolate cake with gin­ger ganache and caramelized ba­nanas at Haleiwa Farm­ers’ Mar­ket’s Jan. 31 salute to ca­cao

Bon­nie Siu Lin Von

James Young

Stephen Fo­ley

Jo Pru­den

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