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Carol Chang

Waha Nui

Windward artists have won prestigious $20,000 awards from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation: Waimanalo’s Cyril Pahinui (now of Waipahu) won a music fellowship from the group, which also honors Native Americans and Native Alaskans. Kapulani Landgraf, a world-renowned photographer from Kaneohe, has won a visual arts fellowship. Kapulani currently is working on her sixth book, Luke Wale, a collection of photos and verse chronicling the lands destroyed by the construction of H-3 …

Castle High grad Gabriel Wright plays Caldwell Cladwell, the owner of the Urine Good Company in HEART’s production of Urinetown: The Musical, playing this weekend at Paliku Theatre (see calendar). Other Windward talents in the cast: Erik Norseth as Officer Lockstock and Hana Simon as Hope Cladwell (Gabriel’s daughter). For tickets, call 741-2787 …

A celebration of life for the consummate yachtsman Fred Smales is set for noon Jan. 26 at Kaneohe Yacht Club. Fred, 98, died Dec. 3 at his Haiku Plantation home after a long executive career with Lewers & Cooke, Hawaiian Cement, Lone Star Industries, Thermal Hawaii Power – plus his special pride: racing yachts, including five Transpac races. Contributions may go to the Hawaii Sailing Foundation or to Hawaii Pacific University …

WCC chancellor Doug Dykstra and Hui o Ko’olaupoko executive director Todd Cullison left the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle’s sold-out December luncheon with a strong green message from the group – Doug with $6,000 to support WCC scholarships (in environmental studies and agriculture) and Todd with $2,500 to boost its watershed projects …

Kailua’s Lynn Young Soldat has joined Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties in its New Agent Training Office, after doing marketing work with HawaiianMiles … Hawaii State FCU employees shared 225 bags of canned goods and other items with the folks at Kaneohe Elderly Apartments (on Meli Place) and two other Oahu facilities last month through its “Cheer on Wheels” program

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