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Carol Chang

Waha Nui – 7/2/14

Le Jardin Academy has named David Condon headmaster after an intensive worldwide search. David is presently headmaster at Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan, and before that headed Hong Kong International School. He speaks fluent Mandarin and has wide experience in Pacific and Asian baccalaureate education … The Kaneohe husband-wife team of Sebastian and Shaley DeGiorgio (pen name S DeGiorgio) has another apparent hit on their hands in the book Orion Connection, which is the first in a sci-fi trilogy.

Find out more at pursuitofmeaning.com … Kaneohe artist Bill Braden is working with base chaplains to create a six-piece mural on the bare walls of Schofield Barracks’ main chapel with the intent of bringing comfort to soldiers and their families. Called the Pacific Peace Project, it has initial funding but needs more. (Checks welcome to Pacific Arts Foundation c/o Bill Braden, 44-403 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kaneohe, HI 96744) … Honolulu HomeLoans has hired Kailua’s Justin Enos as a loan officer specializing in residential mortgages …

Kailua’s Nadia Busekrus, a Sacred Hearts graduate, won a $1,000 Burger King McLamore Foundation scholarship, which she will take to George Mason University to study nursing. Nadia also picked up $1,000 from the Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation … Kumu hula Mapuana de Silva‘s Halau Mohala ‘Ilima performs at 2 p.m Sunday at Hawaii Theatre, dancing the songs of Hawaii, Maui, Kauai and Oahu (528-0506) … Home Accents Today magazine’s May edition lists Bonnie Madigan‘s Under a Hula Moon on Kailua Road as one of its “50 Retail Stars for 2014″ …

You can view paintings by Windward artist Esperance Maobe Rakotonirina at Gallery on the Pali through July 10 in “From Madagascar to Hawaii — Reflections” (595-4047) … Spring honor rolls list Kailua civil engineering student Kayla Kimura at Iowa State (in Ames) and Kaneohe’s Ryan Lum and Brendan Wesley-Smith at Gonzaga in Spokane.

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