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Kaneohe’s Rachel Kincaid competed last week in the Na- tional Junior Olympics Kayak Championships in Seattle, where she paddled on the USA Olympic Sprint Jr. National team. Soon after, she paddles way down the West Coast to start her freshman year at University of San Diego …

“Digital Deviations 2012,” an exhibition by the Digital Artists Society of Hawaii at Gallery on the Pali, features works by Kailua artists Joan Pabst Dubanoski and David Friedman and three others. The reception’s at 6 p.m. Thursday (595-4047) …

The nonprofit Akamai Foundation has appointed Kaneohe’s Ben Lau to vice chairman of its board and new CEO of Akamai Capital. Ben has extensive experience in the financial services industry, and graduated magna cum laude from Cal-State Fresno …

Food and school are a good combo. Imagine dining on a robust menu of gourmet fish, pupus, Mexican chicken and sides, plus dessert at a party near Kaelepulu Stream for $30. You have a good time, and all the money goes into a Kailua Canoe Club scholarship fund. Don Weir reports that the club’s recent Fish Fry earned enough to award $350 each to Troy Anderson and Nick Herrera, who will use it to attend WCC …

Katie Baird (Kailua 1976) took a sentimental but challenging trip last month back to her three-year Peace Corps assign- ment in the North African country of Mauritania with her teenage son Ben, discovering old friends and plenty of heat, but no electricity, plumbing or running water. When she’s not in her old haunts, Katie and family live in Washington where she’s a UW-Tacoma economics professor. Her mom, Kailua’s Mary Ann Knerr, adds that Katie’s just published Trapped in Mediocrity; Why Our Schools Aren’t World-Class and What We Can Do About It. Next book will be about her Peace Corps times …

Even Windward neighborhood watch leader Carlene MacPherson is not immune to hackers. Don’t use her yahoo address anymore; try windwardnsw@gmail.com …

Bob Putes reports there’s plenty of lau lau left from the Kahaluu Lions’ fundraiser Aug. 17, and $7.50 will get you a pair of them. “It’s frozen but tastes delicious heated in the microwave or oven,” says he. (239-8623)

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