Waha Nui – 10/15/14

Where is Jack Nakamura, you ask? The 91-year-old Pohai Nani resident and 442nd/100th Battalion veteran is in France this month as the French government’s guest. He says he wishes to revisit the old battlegrounds in Bruyeres and Biffontaine, “in a time of peace” … Elayne Cho and Richard Smith represented Kailua’s Christ Church Uniting at the people’s march (400,000 strong) during the historic U.N. Climate Summit last month in New York City …


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Angelica Rockquemore

HHF Planners has hired Kaneohe’s Angelica Rockque-more as a planner and landscape designer. She has studied and contributed to beautiful outdoor spaces from Japan to New Zealand, and to Manoa’s Lyon Arboretum … U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard hosts a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Kahuku Community Center (286-0803, if it’s not too late) … Winners of Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club’s 2014 original song composers competition Sept. 21 in Kaneohe are Liko Martin, Lilikala Kame’eleihiwa and Laulani Teale

Kaneohe native Uilani Kaitoku now is officially principal of Hau’ula Elementary, where she hopes to develop engineering and agriculture opportunities for the kids … Kaneohe crowd-sourcing T-shirt entrepreneurs Adam Worrel and Peter Keizer will bring their mobile screen-printing company FlashFlood to BayFest Hawaii this weekend. Pick your design and see the shirt appear (flashfloodhi.com) …

Kaneohe’s Kim Binsted is principal investigator of UH-Hilo’s Mars Habitat, a dome that opens today to six crew members. For eight months, they’ll live at the 8,000-foot level on Mars-like Mauna Loa … Kalaheo’s Navy JROTC unit helped at the school’s 9/11 ceremony for graduate Christine Snyder, who was aboard the hijacked UA flight 93; Cadet Hasina Shah sang the national anthem … Kaneohe’s Courtney Graham is now human resources director at ProService Hawaii, after a successful decade of similar work on the Mainland, where she also won the title of Mrs. Colorado of 2012 & & & cchang@midweek.com