Mahalo from ‘Grampa’

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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.

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