Waha Nui – 1/14/15

Mililani musician (bassist) Alika Lyman joins Shoji Ledward and Duane Padilla at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at HPR’s Atherton Studio for an evening of improvisational musical conversations called “JazzSpeak” (955-8821). The legendary Mr. Exotic himself, Arthur Lyman, was Alika’s great uncle …

Good news for people, bad news for sheep. Haleiwa’s Tin Roof Ranch is now producing lamb for market, and you can find it at Haleiwa Farmers Market in Waimea Valley from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays … City Councilman Ernie Martin saluted his North Shore right-hand man Reed Matsuura on his retirement last month after 17 years of dedicated service to the Council and the North Shore community …

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Alika Lyman

Haleiwa musicians Ron Artis II and Thunderstorm Artis will play at 8 p.m. Jan. 21 at Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre, with Paula Fuga opening the concert at 7 p.m. (532-8700) … Graduating recently from Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., were Haleiwa’s Dave Gordon, Courtney Riddick (Leilehua 2014) and Wahiawa’s Alexander Brink … Hawaii Prince Hotel recently hired Mililani High alumna Casey Collado as social media and catering assistant, and promoted fellow Trojan Jason Higashi as director of loss prevention …

Wahiawa boy and Leilehua alumnus Roy Amemiya is Mayor Kirk Caldwell‘s new managing director, moving over from his job as CEO at ‘Olelo Community Television.

Roy also led Mayor Jeremy Harris‘s budget department and has been a bank vice president twice … Leilehua High writers Bayani Gamit Jr. and Kelsey Uyeda each won a cool $500 for their winning entries in a teen essay contest sponsored by Hawaii State Bar Association and State Legislature on “How to Inspire Others to Volunteer” …

On the fall dean’s list at Arizona State in Tempe were Mililani natives Cyd Dunscombe, Kacie Shintani, Czyz Silva, Holly Tanaka and Brett Vannier. Wahiawa’s Jolanie Martinez made last spring’s list, along with the smart Cyd. Graduating in May was Wahiawa’s Tami Kreft & & & cchang@midweek.com