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Carol Chang

Waha Nui – 7/9/14

Children’s Alliance has promoted Kailua’s Lisa Dunn to executive vice president — in addition to being program director for the nonprofit, which “positively impacts the lives of children who have been sexually abused.” The veteran social worker has headed many programs here and across the Pacific to uplift victims of violence and abuse … Kudos to Kahaluu’s Dawn Chang, who is moderating the lively Department of Interior hearings.

Dawn heads the land and cultural resource consulting company Ku’iwalu … Native Kailua actress B.K. Cannon‘s character Mary Beth is back for the summer season of Switched at Birth, which airs Monday nights on ABC Family channel …

Breaking news: Hope Chapel Olomana in Keolu Shopping Center has renamed itself Legacy Christian Church. Grand opening was June 22 …

Kaneohe Eagle Scout Brady Jernigan recently accepted the Congressional Bronze Medal Award from U.S. Rep Tulsi Gabbard (in her first such presentation) for achievement in volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness, and expedition/exploration — much of it via two years and hundreds of hours’ worth of outstanding work with the Boy Scout Troop 425 on Kaneohe Marine base …

Once a student at Aikahi Elementary, Scott O’Brien just graduated from U.S. Naval Academy and is commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps … Jan’s Fans already has amassed more than $13,000 in pledges and donations for cancer research this year, and they will be walking it off at Windward Relay For Life this weekend on Kailua High’s track (see calendar). Kailua Realtor Jan Broderick succumbed to the disease in 2006 …

Congratulations to Ihilani Haru (Castle 2007), who just earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. … Hot tip: Giant prehistoric creatures are still lurking at Windward Mall through Sunday, or beyond, including Tracey, a young Tyrannosaurus rex (trexplanet.com) cchang@midweek.com

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