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Carol Chang

Waha Nui – 3/5/14

Former Maunawili resident Balazs Szabo has authored TweezerBeezer: A True Story about a mynah hatchling rescued by a Maunawili family. Balazs also provides the vivid illustrations. Find him at amazon.com … Hawaii Chamber of Commerce has appointed Kaneohe’s Jenny Lee as business advocacy and development assistant, tracking bills and policy issues. Among other posts, Jenny was a legislative aide to former Rep. Pono Chong who is the chamber’s current VP of business advocacy …

Kapunahala Elementary needs clear plastic storage bags; Keolu Elementary needs 12 youth golf clubs, six putters and six chipping wedges; and King Intermediate needs a wireless keyboard for English class. To offer help, call Kathie Wells of Community Helping Schools at 225-2621 … Kaneohe’s Vanessa Stewart, a Castle alumna you’ve seen reporting the news on KHON2 TV, is now a senior communications project manager at Olomana Loomis ISC …

ProService Hawaii has promoted Kaneohe’s Stephanie Graeler to director of professional services, and Kailua’s Sarah Guay to director of talent management … Award-winning screenwriter Eric Bercovici (Shogun, I Spy, Hell in the Pacific) passed away Feb. 9 at his Kaneohe home … Vern Isono says Larry’s Auto Parts is excited to open its fourth NAPA store in Laie Shopping Center, taking over from the retiring Matsuda family. Look for Kendal Matsuda to stay and help with the transition …

Congratulations to Huakailani School in Kailua. Its robotics team won the Inspire Award at the state VEX IQ championships Feb. 16 at Pearlridge Center … Castle High’s Griffin Lockette won a $1,000 grant from Kailua United Methodist Church Foundation to help her with expenses on CPAC’s trip to the Fringe Festival in Scotland in August … Waimanalo’s Mikaele Nakamura has completed Navy basic training in Great Lakes, Ill.

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