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

Alaska’s new first lady Donna Pyle Walker ini­tially stepped into the spot­light as Surfrider head cheer­leader and a Na­tional Merit Scholar. Donna (Kailua 1972) as­sumed her new role fol­low­ing her hus­band Bill’s suc­cess­ful cam­paign as an in­de­pen­dent can­di­date. She wears many hats as an at­tor­ney with the Gov, mother of four, and tutu to more. Plus, her fa­vorite char­ity (a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence shel­ter) got a $5,000 gift from the in­au­gu­ral ball pro­ceeds in Ke­nai … Aaron Sala is the new direc­tor of cul­tural af­fairs for Royal Hawai­ian Cen­ter, which is se­ri­ous about bring­ing the Hawai­ian ex­pe­ri­ence and hos­pi­tal­ity to Waikiki vis­i­tors. An award-win­ning pro­ducer and mu­si­cian, the Kailua na­tive has been UH as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of Hawai­ian mu­sic and eth­no­mu­si­col­ogy and has ad­vised venues like Smith­so­nian Cen­ter for Folk­life and Cul­tural Her­itage … Talk story with Ka­neohe law­mak­ers at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in WCC’s Hale Akoakoa 105 (587-7215). Sen. Jill Tokuda and Reps. Ken Ito and Jar­rett Keo­hokalole are “look­ing for­ward to good ques­tions and cre­ative sug­ges­tions to ad­dress the chal­lenges we face,” Jill says … Kailua na­tive Pa­trick Klein is the new pres­i­dent of the HUGS board of di­rec­tors (Help, Un­der­stand­ing and Group Sup­port), which serves se­ri­ously ill chil­dren and their fam­i­lies. Pa­trick di­rects ad­ver­tis­ing for Oahu Pub­li­ca­tions Inc., is ac­tive on sev­eral boards and was a 2012 Pa­cific Cen­tury Fel­low … Ten years af­ter his death, Kailua 1st Lt. Nainoa Hoe was hon­ored at a wreath-lay­ing cer­e­mony Jan. 22 at the Tomb of the Un­knowns at Ar­ling­ton Na­tional Ceme­tery. Nainoa was killed by a sniper in Mo­sul, Iraq, in 2005. His dad, Allen (now the lo­cal civil­ian aide to Sec­re­tary of the Army), hon­ors his mem­ory yearly and awards schol­ar­ships in his name. U.S. Reps. Mark Takai and Tulsi Gab­bard at­tended, along with Ash­ley Arethel (for U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz) … The word was “phi­lately” and it took 19 rounds for Wind­ward Dis­trict Spell­ing Bee win­ners to emerge Jan. 29. Aikahi El­e­men­tary’s Nick Sarji placed first, and Le Jardin’s Abigail Di­et­rich was run­ner-up. They’ll rep­re­sent Wind­ward March 21 at the state bee

Pa­trick Klein

Aaron Sala

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