Waha Nui

Kaneohe’s Ashlei Poziembo was named Big Sister of the Year by Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii. The recent Iolani graduate has volunteered with two students at Ala Wai Elementary for the past three years and is appreciated for her positive nature … Kaneohe’s Pam Goldstein snapped a photo of a feral chicken strolling in the sun and was the May winner of the Biosecurity for Birds 2013 Cutest Bird Contest.


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Ashlei Poziembo

Her photo could appear in the program’s 2014 calendar. “This wild chicken walked by and stopped to stare at me,” she writes. “His expression was priceless – as though I had a nerve to be on his mountain” …

Speaking of fowl, Kailua’s Cara Rosehill made the spring dean’s list at University of Delaware, home of the Blue Hens … Kailua’s Sarah Guay is the new talent development manager for ProService Hawaii … The Travel Channel lists July 8 as the “tentative date” for airing the most recent Bizarre Foods America show in Hawaii, featuring star Andrew Zimmern pounding poi with Kaneohe’s Daniel Anthony

Kailua musician and teacher Alan Akaka and the Islanders will play July 13 at Hapa Haole Boat Days at the Hawaiian Mission Houses (447-3926) … Polynesian Cultural Center has promoted two Laie residents, BYUH graduates and longtime employees to major positions: Leilua Logoitino Vaovai Apelu to chief operating officer and Raymond Magalei to VP of sales and marketing. Another BYUH grad and former PCC staffer, Eric Workman, is the new executive VP of business development and marketing