Waha Nui

Former BYU-Hawaii women’s basketball coach Wendy Anae has joined the Rainbow Wahine coaching staff, returning from BYU in Utah, where she’s directed basketball operations for its women’s team since 2010. Anything to do with basketball here has her touch, it seems. Wendy coached at Kahuku a few years back, and played on its girls basketball team herself, earning 1983 State Player of Year …


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Hi‘ilei Haru

HPU’s seabird expert and assistant oceanography prof David Hyrenbach of Waimanalo will share his insights on marine life and pollutants (as in plastics) at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at the college’s new Science Pub-Hawaii showcase at Gordon Biersch at Aloha Tower Marketplace (544-0879) … King Intermediate staff just bid a fond aloha to their security guy (for 30-plus years), Stan Dickson. Also active in Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association, Stan is going to work for Hawaiian Airlines …

Got a few aches? Noriko Sabatine and staff at Nori Kohana Massage Therapy on Kainehe Street recently expanded, offering plenty of therapists (14) to ease the pain. Noriko is a graduate of Hawaii Healing Arts College in Kailua … Hi’ilei Haru (Castle 2009) was class valedictorian in June at Art Institute of California in L.A., where she earned her degree in fashion marketing and management …

Have any “softly worn” shoes lying around? Soultrex president Jacinda Elias invites you to donate them to Soles for Souls at the Windward Mall store. They will go on the feet of IHS clients, and you can get a discount on a new pair (247-8735)