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Carol Chang

Waha Nui – 6/4/14

A birthday party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22 at Saint Louis Alumni Clubhouse aims to help offset Marcus Reimel‘s medical and travel bills for the next round in his war against a rare and aggressive melanoma cancer. The Kuliouou dad also has a cool rap on YouTube. Learn more at … Contrary to this column’s report last month, Carole Richelieu won a mere 365 cups of McCafe coffee, not 5,110 cups, at Hawaii Kai McDonald’s …

Junior League saluted Cheryl Hetherington — a Kahala attorney, wife and mother now dedicated to community service — with its highest honor for voluntarism, advocacy and leadership, the Laura Dowsett Award, at its 90th anniversary luncheon … Keeping busy with UH law school, real estate sales, child-welfare volunteer work, church choir, kickboxing, a husband and teenagers, Hawaii Kai’s Julie Sparks also wears the 2014 Hawaii Mother of the Year crown. The honor came with a trip to Colorado Springs in April for a national Mom to Mom conference …

Already an outstanding player at Mizzou, Aina Haina’s Carly Kan will play six matches against Chinese teams June 17-27 on the USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team’s Tour of China … It’s official, a coconut tree in Hawaii Kai’s Hawea heiau complex won the national March Madness Big Tree Competition, beating out rival trees from Utah, Missouri and Texas. Congratulations, Coco, and all you online voters out there … East Oahu’s Cindy Sakai, co-owner and co-founder of the leadership training firm TH!NK, is corporate board volunteer of the year for Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii for her “time, enthusiasm and infectious positive outlook” …

Liholiho fourth-grader Sue Kiki Carlina Alik‘s poster is in the June 16-July 2 BWS Water Conservation contest exhibit at Kahala Mall, and later in its 2015 calendar …Wailupe Community Center’s first Summer Fun is filling up fast. Call Brandy Rea at 373-8016 … Ting Shao and Peter Ko have fun summer camps planned at Chinese Language Learning Center in Kaimuki. Call 358-3507

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