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Carol Chang

The American Board of Obesity Medicine has approved Kailua’s Peggy Latare to treat patients for the condition. A Kaiser Permanente doctor, Peggy is Hawaii’s first physician and among the first in that nation to achieve this distinction. “A medical specialty in obesity allows me to enhance my efforts in helping people identify the right combination of diet, exercise, behavior change and medical treatment to reach their health weight,” she says …

New Miss Hawaii Crystal Lee, a former Rainbow Warrior dancer cited for her contemporary dancing, also started a dance ministry at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay …Free show: Motorists were treated to a kupuna hula at Kahekili Highway by Koolau Center (and elsewhere in Kaneohe) recently. The graceful wahine was fully decked out and accompanied by her lei-adorned dog. Said one observer on Facebook: “I thought it was Frank De Lima doing a photo shoot.” Thank you, Auntie … Kailua’s Dylan Smith received his BA in English in May at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas …

Look for Kailua actress (and former Le Jardin student) B.K. Cannon on the ABC Family Monday series, Switched at Birth. B.K. plays a new character, co-worker Marybeth, and she’s blond for this role … If it’s not too late, other aspiring actors should be at Paliku Theatre from 6 to 9 p.m. June 24 or 25, when director Ron Bright holds open tryouts for the fall musical, Les Miz. Bring sheet music of a Broadway-type song for the accompanist and keep your fingers crossed (235-7330) …

Kailua’s Kevin Sullivan has graduated summa cum laude with an MBA from Babson College in Massachusetts … The Seattle-based band Kore Ionz - with Kaneohe’s Daniel Pak and Kailua’s Kiley Sullivan - has posted a new video on YouTube, First Avenue, featuring none-other-than Owuor Arunga on trumpet … The debut album by Kailua’s bluegrass favorite, Saloon Pilots, is out and can be yours for $15 (Facebook/Saloon Pilots). After all, declares banjo player Paul Sato, June is National Buy a CD Month …

Making the spring dean’s list at Loyola Marymount in L.A. were Kaneohe’s Shaina Alves and Zachary Sousa and Kahuku’s Kellen Flanigan

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