Waha Nui – 3/4/15

Kailua’s Don Weir has won the 2014 Kane Fernandez Service Award for giving his support unselfishly to the betterment of the community. UH Manoa Letter-winners Club presented a plaque to him during halftime at the Feb. 26 Rainbow Warrior basketball game. A UH football player in 1972-73, Don later led both that club and Na Koa. He’s helped raise $37,000 for UH sports and established a $35,000 endowment through the club with wife Colleen. Add to that the Kailua Canoe Club fish fry …

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Casey Doyle

Got milken? Kailua native Jana Fukada does. The Mililani Uka Elementary teacher was surprised with the $25,000 unrestricted Milken Educator award, a prestigious professional honor, last week at an “impromptu” assembly at her school. The cash may go to pay down the loan for her USC doctorate — in education, of course … Kailua’s Casey Doyle (Le Jardin 2014) made the dean’s list in her first semester of classes at Georgetown University in D.C. …

Congratulations to Diana Holland on the 20th anniversary of her Kailua hair salon, The Cutting Edge. She threw a big open house party Feb. 28 at the Uluniu Street shop, which draws rave reviews from her large, loyal following … Look for a piece on Kalaheo’s new tennis court to repeat on PBS-Hawaii’s HIKI NO. It debuted Feb. 19 with other teen stories …

Harold K.L. Castle Foundation does more than award grants to Windward schools and marine conservation. This week, foundation staff also shared tips in person with more than 700 area high school seniors about their college transition at WCC’s March 3 college fair … Honolulu HomeLoans has hired Kailua’s Jessica Rocho Nagatani as business development manager and vice president of recruiting (for loan originators). A wife, mom, and college volleyball player with a magna cum laude triple-major degree, Jessica is considered “passionate” about helping first-time home buyers …

Nalani Mailheau of Hui o Ko‘olaupoko reports that 40 volunteers at a recent Waimanalo recycling drive plucked many “treasures” off the land: 287 tires, six palettes of e-waste, one roll-off of scrap metal and appliances, hundred of batteries and five truckloads of illegally dumped items & & & cchang@midweek.com