Waha Nui

Landscapers from Geobunga shared their magic touch at the North Shore home of New York chef Emma Hearst. The youngest winner of Iron Chef America, Emma also runs Sorella, an award-winning restaurant in NYC, but she wanted to spruce up her yard here for a luau. Look for all the photos in October’s Elle magazine …


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Alvin Park

Turtle Bay Resort has promoted Waialua’s Mikilani Ikalani to catering sales manager to oversee sales for a wide range of resort events. Mikilani also worked at Zippy’s for 15 years and has a marketing degree from UH …Mililani High School provided a few patriots in recent months to our armed forces: Chauncey Tom (Mililani 2012) graduated from Army National Guard basic training at Fort Benning, Ga.; John Francis Sapigao (Mililani 2011) graduated from Army National Guard basics at Fort Jackson, S.C.; Scott Becera (Leilehua 2009) and Kapono Kokona (Mililani 2007) graduated from Air Force basics at Lackland AFB, Texas; and Aisha Richards (Waialua 2007, Northern Arizona U. 2011) and Rafael Colon (Leilehua 2003) graduated from Army basics at Fort Jackson, S.C. …

Mililani’s Alvin Park, a UH Manoa journalism and communicology graduate, is now marketing coordinator for Aston Hotels & Resorts … Wahiawa opthalmologist Christopher Tortora has a tip that 115,000 or so Hawaii people can use. That’s how many Islanders have cataracts, and most of them don’t know how serious it can be or how common and successful treatment is. If you experience blurred vision, light and glare sensitivity, fading or yellowing of colors, poor night vision or see halos around bright lights – no fear: Call in for a checkup