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Carol Chang

Waha Nui – 1/8/14

Alison Croyle

Alison Croyle

Laie native Ken Niumatalolo is in the inaugural class of inductees to the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame. A former UH player and now head coach for Navy, Ken will be inducted with his colleagues in a Jan. 23 enshrinement ceremony at Hawaii Convention Center … Start the new year with a bang from Kevin Chang (Castle 1990, Univ. Oregon 1995, UO law school 1999) of the Kupa’aina band. He’s released some new solo recordings with veteran Kaneohe producer Tracy (“Dr. Trey”) Terada – via The new website also includes a walk down memory lane from the Kahaluu-based band’s first album …

Kailua’s Alison Croyle is now director of external communications for Hawaiian Airlines, having recently done similar work with TripAdvisor, JetBlue and several others … Speaking of aircraft, even Kawainui model airplane field was not immune to the Presidential holiday visit. It was closed for the duration of the Obama ohana’s Windward stay … Ahuimanu Elementary School second-graders need a 50-inch cable line for their classroom TV set, plus an adult to install it. To help them out, call Kathie Wells of Community Helping Schools at 225-2621 …

Longtime health advocate and teacher Marie Riley of Kailua is an inspiration herself, but now she has an Angela Lansbury video as well. The actress, dancer and TV murder sleuth, now 88, can be viewed leading her own exercise program, Positive Moves, during Marie’s first WCC class of 2014 (see Calendar) … Life after school lunch: Uncle Mel Murata, Keiki Palaka Band’s creator and mentor, plays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Fridays at Fatboy’s Fairway Bistro at Pali Golf Course, this time with three adults – all in palaka plaid, of course. It’s good fun, and Mel’s wife Lynn is volunteer hostess. The Kaneohe couple are both retired DOE cafeteria managers …

St. John Vianney’s Bishop’s Breakfast Jan. 19 (see Calendar) will have celebrities flipping pancakes to help the school: Chai Chaowasaree, Duke Aiona, Ikaika Anderson, Frank De Lima, Miss Hawaii Crystal Lee, Aaron Mahi, Rev. Gary Secor and Sweetie Pacarro … This just in: Oregon’s Pacific University dean’s list from last spring includes Kailua’s Caitlin Hooker and Drew Oyama, Kaneohe’s Kerry Daimon and Katherine Sakumoto, and Kahuku’s Andrina Ramos