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Carol Chang

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Art Gladstone

Kaneohe’s Art Gladstone began his career with Hawaii Pacific Health in 1990 as an RN at Pali Momi. Now he’s been appointed CEO for Straub Clinic & Hospital as part of HPH executive restructuring. Art oversees 350 physicians, 50 clinics and the 159-bed hospital. The award-winning nurse executive also advises HPU’s nursing department and is active in Positive Coaching Alliance Hawaii …

Former Dan Inouye aide Alan Yamamoto will lead Hawaii operations for U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono. She announced the Kailua resident’s appointment as her state director last month … Popular pre-school park play programs: On April 16 the keiki can study the joy of ducks at Ho’omaluhia along with a hike to the reservoir and picnic (see calendar). The one-hour program in March was about “The Sun.” According to park aide Donna Takahashi-Gomes, that one attracted a total of 106 keiki and adults, who crowded into the workshop room to make a sun clock …

If it’s not too late, you can still catch activist Walter Ritte at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday (April 9) at the Hawaiian Homestead halau in Waimanalo. He’ll discuss plans for a community-based subsistence fishing area on Molokai with members of the Waimanalo Community Coastal Manage-ment Group (230-3654)… Catie Tejeda is an education/vocational specialist with Hale Kipa, a nonprofit that helps at-risk youths in many ways. It reports that Ed/Voc teens got some meaningful cultural experiences last month at KEY Project by helping build an imu, preparing food for KEY’s open house and hiking to Waihee Falls. Got more ideas? Email cteheda@halekipa.org …

Kailua jewelry designer Renee Rokero has a Mother’s Day 20-percent-off special going now through May 12 on her unique custom creations in gold and sterling silver (kolohegurl.com) … In a unique Earth Day promo, Aqua Hotels will donate $1 for every room booked at any of their 24 Hawaii properties on April 22 to local watershed watchdog Hui o Koolaupoko. “Water is an intrinsic part of our culture,” explains Aqua marketing senior VP Elizabeth Churchill, “and HOK does excellent work to protect our waters” …

Windward students are prospering at Oregon State, especially if they’re named Tyler. The OSU winter honor roll lists Kailua’s Tara Imamura, Hannah Smith and Lindsey Wright-Joy; and Kaneohe’s Gerrit Evensen, Tyler Kon and Tyler Mendes

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