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Carol Chang

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Charlie Hendrix

Two Kaneohe writers, Waimea Williams (Aloha Mozart) and Courtnie Chang (Kolohe Iole) will be honored guests Thursday at Waialua Library’s annual Authors Night (637-8286). Waimea, a former opera singer and award-winning author, also plans a book signing at 4 p.m. Sunday at Na Mea Hawaii in Ward Warehouse.

In her spare time, you can find her on work days at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, where she’s “one of our best volunteers,” says Kaimi Scudder of Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi … Joel “Charlie” Hendrix (Castle 2011) is doing well at Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire, being named Player of the Week three times in four weeks for the DWC men’s volleyball team. A middle blocker and outside hitter, Charlie is studying air traffic control management (the off-court kind) and was on Castle coach Pat Woolsey-Gomes‘ team that won the OIA DII title his senior year …

I guess Pamela Boyar of Oahu’s Premiere Farmers Markets was right when she says “there are many visitors in Kailua on Sundays.” She and partner Annie Suite estimate that 4,000 people came to their new market at Kailua Elementary School on opening day Feb. 24 … Take special care at the HPU bus stop crossing at Hawaii Loa. Recent windstorms knocked down the sign and vital cross signal. Spokesman Chris Aguinaldo says the front gate is being manned 24 hours until repairs can be made …

Kailua Project Grad is plugging along across the island. Victor Nobrega-Olivera says this Saturday they’ll be selling stuff at the Prince Kuhio Ho’olaulea from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Kapolei … Kaneohe’s ace set and lights man Sandy Riford III is behind Hawaii Theatre’s production of Roald Dahl‘s dark comedy, The Twits, playing this weekend at the downtown venue (528-0506) …

After seeing to fruition WCC’s gleaming Library Commons, its librarian Nancy Heu has retired, closing the book on 37 years at the college. As she told the student newspaper Ka ‘Ohana, “I’ve watched the college grow from a rural campus lucky enough to attract a lunch wagon to a sophisticated campus with beautiful, modern facilities” …

Aloha also to retiring longtime Castle High faculty Linda Bremness, Betty Burns and Richard Haru … Kaneohe’s Jamey Powell received a master’s degree from University of Oklahoma last fall in Norman, Okla.

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