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Carol Chang

Waha Nui

Semi-retired archeologist and longtime Maunawili resident Paul Brennan supervised use of the nearby Irwin House for a recent Hawaii Five-0 shoot and says you should look for it in the TV show’s Halloween episode. As “the oldest residence on the island,” the historic house was the setting that inspired then-Princess Lili‘uokalani to write Aloha ‘Oe. “The Five-0 construction crew repainted the walls and did $10,000 worth of repairs,” Paul reports …

Speaking of Maunawili, neighbor Alan Murakami recommends yet another show: Na Kupu Mana‘olana (Seeds of Hope), having its debut in the Hawaii International Film Festival Saturday (see story on Page 9). Alan is an executive producer and says it should move people to plant a garden and buy locally grown food. The attorney also heads Hawaii Rural Development Council, which helped fund the film and will distribute it (with learning aids) to local schools and community groups … Spotted last week on the shoulder of Likelike, going up to the Wilson Tunnel: two black pigs. No sign-waving, no litter bags, no TV cameras — just sniffing around …

Services were held Oct. 1 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery for longtime tennis coach Bob Keaunui Jr., 76. The Waimanalo man taught hundreds of kids and adults (including me) at Windward public parks, and coached the sport at Kailua High for a dozen years. He entered the Hawaii Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008 …

Kailua salsa champion Judah Oschner will emcee a dance competition Sunday in the Ala Wai golf course ballroom. Part of the weekend’s Hispanic Heritage Festival, Health Fair and Aloha State Games, contestants are vying to represent the state at the Third World Latin Dance Cup in Miami. Also key to the weekend’s success are Kaneohe’s Nancy Ortiz (festival organizer) and Kailua’s Toni Muranaka (in charge of the games)

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