Waha Nui...

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

scene from Hawaii Five-0, filmed at Fly­ing R Ranch in Wa­ialua last sum­mer, has earned an Emmy nom­i­na­tion for vet­eran stunt co­or­di­na­tor Jeff Ca­di­ente. (Our Mid­Week staff wit­nessed the other part of that sky-div­ing scene by just look­ing out our of­fice win­dow onto a South Street park­ing lot.) Emmy awards night is Sept. 23 … Longs Drugs has awarded $1,000 col­lege schol­ar­ships to 36 Hawaii high school grad­u­ates who show in­ter­est and po­ten­tial for busi­ness ca­reers. Among the 2012 re­cip­i­ents are Leile­hua’s Jes­sica Lesher, Mililani’s Marci Naka­mura and Wa­ialua’s An­gela Kroeger … Mililani artist Corinne Gallardo Mata is or­ga­niz­ing an art show for Philip­pine-Amer­i­can Her­itage Month (Oct. 4-31) at Honolulu Hale. Filipino artists are urged to sub­mit en­tries by Sept. 15 (271-1344) … Anita Loan­doA­co­hido of Wahi­awa led the Hawaii del­e­ga­tion of the Ladies Aux­il­iary VFW to the group’s na­tional con­ven­tion in Reno last month, at­tended by 3,000 of the group’s 520,000 mem­bers … The Navy has pro­moted Christina Sears (Mililani 2006) to Lieu­tenant (ju­nior grade) dur­ing cer­e­monies aboard the U.S. San Jac­into, and they’ve made her a des­ig­nated Sur­face War­fare Of­fi­cer … Honolulu Com­mit­tee on Ag­ing named Myr­tle Nan­bara, now liv­ing in Mililani, its 2012 Out­stand­ing Fe­male Vol­un­teer for Oahu for her work at Moili­ili Community Cen­ter. The 90-some­thing Myr­tle has given more than 10,000 hours there in the past decade. Now home­bound, she still cro­chets baby blan­kets for an MCC char­ity project. The state Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fice on Ag­ing also hon­ored her. Both events were in May dur­ing Older Amer­i­cans Month … A be­lated note on Leile­hua’s Edgar El­gar and Lashon­dra Mad­dox: U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono’s 2012 nom­i­nees to the Air Force Academy (Edgar) and West Point (Lashon­dra) … Mililani High’s Caitlin Kelly won a UH Re­gents Schol­ar­ship (full tu­ition, a $4,000 yearly stipend and a $2,000 travel grant). Hawaii’s 20 best firstyear students (aca­demics and ex­tracur­ric­u­lar) are se­lected each year … Fred Lau of Hawai­ian Land­scap­ing and Mari’s Gar­dens in Mililani played a key role in an Au­gust tree plant­ing at Laulima Women’s House in Makiki, which houses three non­prof­its. Fred pro­vided the tree at a dis­count. The 30-foot shower tree that his tree re­placed is fea­tured in Dis­ney’s The Odd Life of Ti­mothy Green, but ter­mites fi­nally got the bet­ter of it

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