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Carol Chang

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Congratulations to David Elliott and Nat Bletter of the Kailua-based Madre Chocolate (near Kalapawai Cafe). They won the World Silver Medal for their Triple Cacao Bar in the International Chocolate Awards in England recently – and also the U.S. Gold Medal and America’s Silver Medal. It’s dark chocolate, so it’s good fo’ you …

Kaneohe company Y.U.B. Clothing has bought into the anti-bullying campaign with owners Tom and Shari LeFleur releasing a new line of T-shirts that display “positive, anti-hate and anti-bullying messages.” To learn more, call 738-6528 … Kaneohe’s Jason Chin has earned his master’s degree in music from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas …

The U.S. Olympic Committee picked Kailua’s Emily Shiraki as one of 15 college students to attend the recent FLAME (Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere) program of seminars and workshops in Colorado Springs. Emily is a polevaulting champion and a senior at Trinity University in Texas … On Oct. 30 in Ron Bright Theatre, Castle High Thespians reenacted their own version of Orson Welles‘ infamous broadcast of The War of the Worlds (Oct. 30, 1938) – a show that panicked and totally stressed out many radio listeners at the time …

Jerilyn Ito, a nurse and Kailua native, is promoting her latest books, Finding Our Ohana and Double Rainbow Island, through Walgreen’s Hawaii stores … Laie Elementary’s special ed class seeks ethnic and “community helper” costumes (nurses, firefighters, etc.) with the ultimate goal of having a tabletop puppet theater. To offer help, call Kathie Wells at Community Helping Schools, 225-2621 … Hawaii has lost a dedicated and knowledgeable wildlife expert in Ron Walker, 80, who died Sept. 30. The Kaneohe man volunteered with Ahahui i ka Lokahi on Kawainui projects and was a state wildlife biologist for nearly four decades. A memorial celebration is being planned by his friends …

Local employees of CBRE Group, the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm, were deep into “Get Out and Give Back” BuildMonth, culminating in helping to build a family home in Kaneohe Oct. 20 via Habitat for Humanity and its own Shelter Program. Kimberly Lord, who directs the firm’s Hawaii region, says it gives CBRE professionals a chance to put their enthusiasm and leadership skills to work helping needy kamaaina

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