Waha Nui

For the first time, Waialua artist Nitya Brighenti is presenting “The KGB Series” – an exhibit of oils and watercolors of photos taken by Russia’s secret police of citizens condemned to death – at Gallery on the Pali June 23-July 25. “I started knowing and loving these anonymous people,” writes Nitya. “They sat silently in my portfolio for 20 years. Please have sympathy for them.” A reception runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday (595-4047) …


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Jen Christensen

Jen Christensen of Mililani Mauka has rejoined Graham Builders as design coordinator, using her background in finance and past Graham projects to help homeowners with their plans … Wahiawa ophthalmologist Christopher Tortora wants everyone, kids to adults, wearing UV 400 sunglasses this summer and whenever they are outdoors. Sunlight can damage the eye’s surface just as it harms the skin, he says, accumulating over time into serious vision problems. Do it! …

Mililani’s Edwina Oliveira is the new vice president and compliance manager at Central Pacific Bank. Among other key banking experience, Edwina is a certified anti-money laundering specialist … In a commercial scriptwriting competition to promote college planning, sponsored by GEAR UP Hawaii, Waialua Intermediate’s Kaala Bajo placed second and Mililani Middle’s Anisa Segovia placed third in their age group. Kaala won a digital camera and Anisa won an HIC $100 gift certificate …

Zachary Chalker (Waialua 2012) has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas …Jacob Sego (Leilehua 2007, Seattle University 2011) graduated from the Army’s basic officer leader course at Fort Benning, Ga. … Lucky slot players raking it in recently in downtown Las Vegas: Mililani residents Garrett Suzuki $12,100, Catherine Peavy $8,000, Jean Teranishi $6,000 and May Mori $6,000; Wahiawa’s Jane Oda $7,699, and Waialua’s Lydia Sato $4,000 … Wilson Nicolas Jr. (Leilehua 2010) has graduated from Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.