Waha Nui – 4/8/15

As part of the 2015 Kaha Ki‘i Congressional Art Competition, Le Jardin student Shion Goldstein took second place for “Animal Kaleidoscope,” and it will hang in U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard‘s Washington, D.C., office. The top four winners were announced March 28 by the congresswoman …

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Chelsey Wall

Closer to home, Kaneohe-based Hula Preservation Society has a role at this week’s Merrie Monarch Festival, sharing with attendees who visit ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center the stories of late kumu hulas ‘Iolani Luahine and Nona Beamer. Special guests of HPS will be Windward’s own Kawaikapuokalani Hewett and Calvin Hoe

Kaneohe couple Carol D’Angelo and Dexter Doi have some cool eco-friendly, locally made tote bags out, just in time for Earth Day. It will help you get past the plastic bag ban in July. See for yourself at ecolicioushawaii.com … Kaneohe’s Maureen Severson, an independent agent in Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ Windward office, has earned the Previews Property Specialist designation (for the luxury real estate market). Maureen also does the Ironman and is on the board of Hawaii Youth Sailing …

PCNC Barbara Huonker is appealing to fans of Enchanted Lake Elementary to donate to its (tax-deductible) fund drive for 20 Chromebooks. “We need to get these laptops into the students’ hands,” she declares. Call her at 263-1411, ext. 233 … Enchanted Lake’s Chelsey Wall has joined Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ Windward office as an independent agent, bringing seven years of industry experience in Windward, plus an HPU public relations degree … James Cogswell changed up the monthly workday April 4 at Kawainui restoration ponds by leading volunteers in a watercolor painting session to celebrate Earth Day and capture the beauty of the marsh. Who knows what he’ll do next time (266-0911) …

Russell Jones of Kailua’s Russell Hearing Aids teamed up with EarQ and the NFL Players Association on Maui last month to help screen players’ hearing and find solutions to improve their lives & & & cchang@midweek.com