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Carol Chang

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A scene from Hawaii Five-0, filmed at Flying R Ranch in Waialua last summer, has earned an Emmy nomination for veteran stunt coordinator Jeff Cadiente. (Our MidWeek staff witnessed the other part of that sky-diving scene by just looking out our office window onto a South Street parking lot.) Emmy awards night is Sept. 23 …

Longs Drugs has awarded $1,000 college scholarships to 36 Hawaii high school graduates who show interest and potential for business careers. Among the 2012 recipients are Leilehua’s Jessica Lesher, Mililani’s Marci Nakamura and Waialua’s Angela Kroeger …

Mililani artist Corinne Gallardo Mata is organizing an art show for Philippine-American Heritage Month (Oct. 4-31) at Honolulu Hale. Filipino artists are urged to submit entries by Sept. 15 (271-1344) …


Anita Loando- Acohido

Anita Loando-Acohido of Wahiawa led the Hawaii delegation of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW to the group’s national convention in Reno last month, attended by 3,000 of the group’s 520,000 members…

The Navy has promoted Christina Sears (Mililani 2006) to Lieutenant (junior grade) during ceremonies aboard the U.S. San Jacinto, and they’ve made her a designated Surface Warfare Officer …

Honolulu Committee on Aging named Myrtle Nanbara, now living in Mililani, its 2012 Outstanding Female Volunteer for Oahu for her work at Moiliili Community Center. The 90-something Myrtle has given more than 10,000 hours there in the past decade. Now homebound, she still crochets baby blankets for an MCC charity project. The state Executive Office on Aging also honored her. Both events were in May during Older Americans Month …

A belated note on Leilehua’s Edgar Elgar and Lashondra Maddox: U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono’s 2012 nominees to the Air Force Academy (Edgar) and West Point (Lashondra) …

Mililani High’s Caitlin Kelly won a UH Regents Scholarship (full tuition, a $4,000 yearly stipend and a $2,000 travel grant). Hawaii’s 20 best first- year students (academics and extracurricular) are selected each year …

Fred Lau of Hawaiian Landscaping and Mari’s Gardens in Mililani played a key role in an August tree planting at Laulima Women’s House in Makiki, which houses three nonprofits. Fred provided the tree at a discount. The 30-foot shower tree that his tree replaced is featured in Disney’s The Odd Life of Timothy Green, but termites finally got the better of it.

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