Waha Nui...

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

NOAA has picked Ka­neohe’s Ath­line Clark as its new su­per­in­ten­dent of Pa­pa­hanaumokuakea Marine Na­tional Mon­u­ment. The Kailua High and UH grad­u­ate brings 20 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in marine sanc­tu­ary work, rang­ing from the Florida Keys to the Pa­cific … Ka­haluu’s Le­land Miyano is putting his pro­fes­sional skills to work as a renowned land­scape ar­chi­tect on the Hawaii For­est In­sti­tute project at Honolulu Zoo. A bright spot in the zoo’s re­cent his­tory is the Chil­dren’s Dis­cov­ery For­est, de­signed by Le­land and col­leagues at PBR Hawaii & As­so­ciates to repli­cate the green­ery of a tra­di­tional Hawai­ian coastal vil­lage. Phase I was blessed Feb. 7 … The new sales direc­tor at Po­hai Nani could burst into song in the hall­ways at any mo­ment. Ka­neohe’s John Gruh­ler III dou­bles as song­writer, as well as nar­ra­tor and singer with Hawaii Opera Theatre … Diana Hol­land has owned The Cut­ting Zone Sa­lon in Kailua for 20 years, even though the March 4 Waha Nui gave it a dif­fer­ent name. So sorry, Diana … Ulupono Ini­tia­tive pro­moted Kailua’s Greg Gaug to vice pres­i­dent in recog­ni­tion of his ef­forts on the group’s in­vest­ment in Hawaii Dairy Farms, Bike- share Hawaii and OpCon­nect Hawaii … Kailua’s Ja­cob Mau­rice Fong and Natalie Anuhea Fris­sell made Seat­tle Pa­cific Uni­ver­sity’s fall dean’s list with Ka­neohe’s Caleb and Kel­ley Ige… Speak­ing of deans, the popular Ka­neohe restau­rant has moved up the street. Dean’s Drive Inn is now serv­ing its tasty menu from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun­dayThurs­day at 45-270 Wil­liam Henry Road (the old Zippy’s an­nex, with plenty of seats) … Or or­der a Pink’s Hot Dog at Sea Life Park, in­tro­duced with much hoopla by Hol­ly­wood’s Pink ohana — Bev­erly Pink, Richard Pink and Glo­ria Pink. The Pinks have added teriyaki sauce, coleslaw and pineap­ple to the park’s new 9-inch treat … From the Pinks to Brights: With grand­daugh­ter Caitlin Bright in CPAC’s Foot­loose (see Page 9 story), Ron and Moira Bright also are proud of son Clarke and Lynell’s sons. Ti­mothy is in Fuller­ton Col­lege’s spring mu­si­cal, and Christo­pher has a job at Dis­ney An­i­ma­tion Stu­dio in Bur­bank, fol­low­ing grad­u­a­tion from Chap­man Uni­ver­sity film school

Ath­line Clark

Greg Gaug

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