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District 50 Hawaii Lions recently hon- ored Rev. Bob Nakata as its 2012 Humanitarian of the Year. Currently the pastor of Kahaluu United Methodist Church and president of FACE (Faith Action for Community Equity), Bob’s had a long history of fighting for the little guy — from Waiahole-Waikane and H-3 struggles, to Kokua Kalihi Valley, the homeless, Turtle Bay expansion protests and Kahaluu’s anti-drug crusade. A former KEY Project executive director and state lawmaker, he’s now working for affordable housing and health care. At their state convention on Kauai, the Lions said “This humble and quiet man had great persistence and strength in his advocacy for the downtrodden, home- less and the poor.” (Adds Bob, quietly, of course: “Peacemakers may appear to be mild and gentle people, but they’re not. They stir up a lot of controversy” …

Two Windward Realtors named “Lisa” — Lisa Ching of Kaneohe and Lisa DeFelice ofKailua — have joined Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, Lisa C. in the Leeward office and Lisa D. in the Windward one, moving from other realty firms …

Kaneohe’s master kumu hula, composer and award-winning recording artist has
released a new CD. Singing with his daughter Ula, Kawaikapuokalani Hewett (aka Frank) offers Hali‘a i ka Poli …

Memories in my heart, 11 songs produced by Daniel Ho …

Recently retired WCC art professor Snowden Hodges is the featured artist in the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce exhibition, which runs through Thursday at Honolulu Museum of Art School on Victoria Street …

Tracy Watkins reports that the Chelsea/Le Jardin soccer team, pictured recently in the Islander at a Saitama, Japan, tournament, placed seventh out of 24 teams there …

Seattle Pacific just graduated two area students: Kaneohe’s Tracey Ige with a BA in visual communication, summa cum laude; and Kailua’s Spencer Sutherland with a BA in global development studies.

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