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

Kailua’s Don Weir has won the 2014 Kane Fer­nan­dez Ser­vice Award for giv­ing his sup­port un­selfishly to the bet­ter­ment of the com­mu­nity. UH Manoa Let­ter­win­ners Club pre­sented a plaque to him dur­ing half­time at the Feb. 26 Rain­bow War­rior bas­ket­ball game. A UH foot­ball player in 197273, Don later led both that club and Na Koa. He’s helped raise $37,000 for UH sports and es­tab­lished a $35,000 en­dow­ment through the club with wife Colleen. Add to that the Kailua Ca­noe Club fish fry … Got milken? Kailua na­tive Jana Fukada does. The Mililani Uka El­e­men­tary teacher was sur­prised with the $25,000 un­re­stricted Milken Ed­u­ca­tor award, a pres­ti­gious pro­fes­sional honor, last week at an “im­promptu” as­sem­bly at her school. The cash may go to pay down the loan for her USC doc­tor­ate — in ed­u­ca­tion, of course … Kailua’s Casey Doyle (Le Jardin 2014) made the dean’s list in her first se­mes­ter of classes at Ge­orge­town Uni­ver­sity in D.C. … Con­grat­u­la­tions to Diana Hol­land on the 20th an­niver­sary of her Kailua hair sa­lon, The Cut­ting Edge. She threw a big open house party Feb. 28 at the Ulu­niu Street shop, which draws rave re­views from her large, loyal fol­low­ing … Look for a piece on Kala­heo’s new ten­nis court to re­peat on PBS-Hawaii’s HIKI NO. It de­buted Feb. 19 with other teen sto­ries … Harold K.L. Cas­tle Foun­da­tion does more than award grants to Wind­ward schools and marine con­ser­va­tion. This week, foun­da­tion staff also shared tips in per­son with more than 700 area high school se­niors about their col­lege tran­si­tion at WCC’s March 3 col­lege fair … Honolulu HomeLoans has hired Kailua’s Jes­sica Ro­cho Na­gatani as busi­ness devel­op­ment manager and vice pres­i­dent of re­cruit­ing (for loan orig­i­na­tors). A wife, mom, and col­lege vol­ley­ball player with a magna cum laude triple-ma­jor de­gree, Jes­sica is con­sid­ered “pas­sion­ate” about help­ing first-time home buy­ers … Nalani Mail­heau of Hui o Ko‘olaupoko re­ports that 40 vol­un­teers at a re­cent Waimanalo re­cy­cling drive plucked many “trea­sures” off the land: 287 tires, six palettes of e-waste, one roll-off of scrap metal and ap­pli­ances, hun­dred of bat­ter­ies and five truck­loads of il­le­gally dumped items

Jes­sica Na­gatani

Casey Doyle

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