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Kailua playwright Jan McGrath will see her comedy-drama Outage come to life Aug. 9-Sept. 1 at The Actors Group theater in Dole Cannery. The cast includes actors Hoku Gilbert and Lisa Barnes of Kaneohe and Non de Mello of Agnes Portuguese Bake shop fame (722-6941) …

With one best-selling coffee-table book under her belt (Passion & Beauty), Kailua photographer Heather Titus is appealing to readers to share their thoughts and feelings “as it relates to the environment” for her new scenic collection, Oahu’s Beautiful Essence. Visit hawaiianlotus.com for inspiration …

Speaking of books, Kailua’s Gary Fuller has won the ForeWord Review’s 2012 Book of the Year Silver Award for The Trivia Lover’s Guide to the World, Geography for the Lost and Found. A former Jeopardy TV contest winner, Gary is professor emeritus of geography and population studies at UH Manoa. He travels the world lecturing on cruise ships. Way to go, Prof …

St. John Vianney School began classes July 29 with new principal Caryn DeMello, a Kailua wife and mom who worked in the parish’s after-school care program over two decades ago. Caryn also attended St. Anthony’s as a child, but now comes armed with a master’s degree in educational leadership from Chaminade. Caryn also is on hand to open SJV’s new Early Learning Center for 3-year-olds this fall …

Ahuimanu’s Tyler Yamamoto is again on the Student-Athlete Dean’s Honor Roll for the year at University of Northern Colorado. Tyler keeps his brain sharp by playing baseball for UNC … Kaiser Permanente has appointed Kaneohe’s David Tumilowicz to director of broker relations and client engagement. David brings experience from previous publishing and broadcasting posts …

A wind-energy company with area projects, First Wind has awarded $3,000 scholarships to Kamakani Richeson of Kahuku High, who lives near its Kahuku project, and Theresa Tasani of Leilehua, who lives near the Kawailoa site … Recent graduates of University of San Diego are Kailua’s Dean Henze (cum laude) and Mar-Lynn Long (magna cum laude), plus Kaneohe’s Chelsea Kamai and David Siemann

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