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Carol Chang

Waha Nui

Kaneohe’s Connie DeDona recently launched an LOL YouTube video, produced by Habilitat facility director Jeff Nash. Stay with me now. It’s set at the Kaneohe drug rehab center and sends a message about GMO foods. Connie created and hosted the show, titled Chicken Scratch: Bridging the Gap, A Poultry Poetry Slam, featuring Jonathan Clarke Sypert aka Intrepid and Marcia Zina Mager, along with Habilitat residents. It should be on ‘Olelo soon …

Sorry to see Chef Mark Noguchi leave Heeia Kea Pier General Store & Deli, but he says he’s got a new Oahu “food business” in the works … Kalaheo alumni Karl Herlinger, who played an evil-doer in the spring finale of Hawaii Five-O, was back for filming of the first episode of this season with the official moniker of “Toothpick” …

The 10th adopt-a-pet event at Mike McKenna‘s dealership in June resulted in 12 dogs and one cat finding new homes, plus a check of $2,300 from Mike to the Hawaiian Humane Society. That represents $50 the Ford dealer donates for every car sold … More woofs. The new Hale Ku’ike Bayside nursing home at 45-212 Kaneohe Bay Drive has a therapy dog in training from Hawaii Fi-Do. “Pepper is extremely intelligent and gentle,” says spokesman Scott Gardiner. “She’ll play a large role in the daily lives of the residents” …

Kailua litigation attorney Greg Kugle has been appointed to a three-year term on the board for Meritas, a global alliance of business law firms. Greg also is a director of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert … The spring honor roll at Oregon State lists several brainy Windward folks: Kanoelani Padeken of Kaaawa, Marrissa Kaili-Frank, Nolan Koyamatsu and Chelsea Nakai of Kaneohe; and Keoni Gutierrez, Taylor Heen, Brittney Louis-Soares, Jason Medeiros, Hannah Smith and Kaanoi Zuttermeister of Kailua …

The Food Network’s Diners Drive-ins & Dives filmed a few eateries in Waimanalo in April, including Kaneohe caterer Camille Komine and her Camille’s on Wheels food truck. She says she’ll be on the July 30 show in all her fusion-taco glory. Otherwise she parks in the heart of Kailua town

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