Waha Nui...

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

When Al Lewis, 70, died Jan. 19, it was a loss to his Waimanalo ohana, and was stated well by many friends and law­mak­ers. U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gab­bard, for ex­am­ple, en­tered it into the Con­gres­sional Record Feb. 12, not­ing Un­cle Al’s vol­un­teer work with yearly car­ni­vals, the teen project, Kailua High School and Friends of Waimanalo. She called him “a self­less and larger-than-life com­mu­nity leader who found his pas­sion help­ing those in need.” Amen. Ser­vices were Feb. 19 at St. Ge­orge’s … Kailua’s Doug Fitch will sing Aloha Ka­neohe and many more orig­i­nal bal­lads from four al­bums in a 7:30 p.m. con­cert Satur­day at HPR’s Ather­ton Stu­dio. Tick­ets cost $30-$25 (955-8821) … Ka­neohe’s Ka­makana Kaimu­loa has joined Hawaii Cham­ber of Com­merce as vice pres­i­dent of mil­i­tary af­fairs. He pre­vi­ously was se­nior leg­isla­tive as­sis­tant to U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa … City Coun­cil Chair­man Ernie Martin rec­og­nized Ma’ake and Chris Ke­moeatu re­cently, hon­or­ing the Kahuku broth­ers and NFL play­ers who made na­tional news when older brother Ma’ake do­nated his kid­ney to ail­ing Chris. Both men are now re­cov­ered and back home for fam­ily time off the field and away from the lime­light … Cas­tle and Ka­puna­hala alumna Elsie Higa Yoshimura has an­nounced the re­lease of her lat­est self-pub­lished book, Mem­oirs of a Cer­tain San­sei, A Ja­panese Amer­i­can Mother and Teacher. And it’s your lucky day: Free down­loads are of­fered Feb. 27-March 1 at lulu.com. Elsie has been a re­spected Ja­panese lan­guage teacher at Iolani for 40 years … Kailua’s Gior­gio Cal­darone has a new role in his Kame­hameha Schools ca­reer: direc­tor of real es­tate plan­ning, com­mer­cial di­vi­sion. He’s worked for 10 years in the land as­sets di­vi­sion (res­i­den­tial, agri­cul­ture en­ergy projects) … Health con­sul­tant to pres­i­dents, Bri­tish roy­als and Olympians, Pa­tri­cia Bragg vis­ited Kailua farm­ers mar­ket Feb. 22 to share facts about liq­uid ami­nos … Lanikai’s Woes Day fun run win­ners: race vet­er­ans Chris Bachl (men) and Lily Bachl (women). And yes, Vir­ginia, there is plenty of traf­fic in Lanikai. Vol­un­teers counted 1,050 hik­ers Jan. 19 on the pill­box trail

Ka­makana Kaimu­loa

Gior­gio Cal­darone

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