Mahalo from ‘Grampa’
Laie Elementary sixthgrader Laura Lukov has won the Hyatt Regency Waikiki’s Best for Kids by Kids Healthy Snack Contest with her BeanAvocado Brownies, which offer low sugar, high protein and other good edibles. “I wanted to take an unhealthy food and make it healthy,” she told the media. She and her mom Tatyana whipped it up in their kitchen in two tries … HPU’s rollicking Rosie musicals will come back as A Rosie Reunion at 7:30 p.m. May 24 at Temple Emanu-El with many familiar faces — director Joyce Maltby and actors Jim Tharp, Melinda and Becky Maltby, Shari Lynn and Dr. Kalani Brady, to name a few (595-7521) … Dr. Takkin Lo is the new lung specialist in Kailua town. Coming here from Loma Linda University Medical Center, Lo is a pulmonologist in love with Hawaii and Kailua, where he now shares office space at Hawaii Physicians & Surgeons and is affiliated with Castle Medical Center. Loma Linda is a teaching hospital, he explains, but he was ready to get back into handson medicine (262-6951) … Castle High needs adults for a unique online mentoring program. Call Bridgitte Daniel of Big Brothers Big Sisters at 695-4556 … Kailua’s Meg Fingert is a new account executive at Bennet Group Strategic Communications, following other PR work and earning her degree from Purdue University in rhetorical advocacy and public relations … Kailua guitarist and HPR Conversation radio co-host Chris Vandercook and his band entertain (and Chris presents) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at HPR’s Atherton Studio along with others on the theme of “Sweet Soul Music” (955-8821) … Kaneohe Elementary students Cassidy Furutani and Michael Quinn earned Honorable Mentions in the Persuasive Essay category of the recent Nene Awards contest. The wrong category was listed in the April 29 column … Waimanalo’s Masami Teraoka will open a solo show May 30, “Feast of Fools: the Triptych Paintings of Masami Teraoka,” at Honolulu Museum of Art. Masami also knows a few random facts, which he shared with museum curator James Jensen (as reported in Lesa Griffith’s blog): Pope Francis was once a nightclub bouncer, which is why he “knows a lot of layman’s language.” James, by the way, also curated the Windward Artists Guild show, happening May 4-22 at Place Le Jardin Galerie on South Street Dear Editor, Thank you so very much for the wonderful article on the Officer Honolulu Keiki Safety program in the April 15 Windward edition. It made a lot of people chuckle when they read it, including me. That was a very positive story. I received calls, text messages and email from family, friends, former police officers and others, who remembered the impact we had on the keiki.
I have a speaking engagement coming up, in part because of your article. Thank you again. Chief of Grandpa
Patrol, Officer Honolulu Leighton Kaonohi Sr.