Waha Nui

It’s no surprise that Waiahole School dedicated its 130th anniversary commemorative booklet to alumnus and nearly lifelong teacher at the school Tom Tsuha. Now 82, Tom was honored at the Sept. 28 celebration on the green and growing campus that he helped cultivate in partnership with generations of students …


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Kapulani Landgraf

The drama never ends in Liz Stone‘s Aikahi home. Liz plays Mrs. Montgomery in TAG’s The Heiress, on stage now through Nov. 3 at Dole Cannery theater (722-6941); while daughter Kira landed the title role in Sacred Hearts Academy’s Alice in Wonderland Jr., playing Nov. 7-17 at Mamiya Theatre (734-5058, ext. 232). Kailua’s Peggy Anne Siegmund directs The Heiress, which also features Kailua’s Claire Fallon

Kaneohe Yacht Club rear commodore Tom Pochereva is excited about the lineup of high-tech Moth boats (aka Larry Ellison-style hydrofoiling marvels) in Kaneohe Bay this week for the International Moth World Championships. His club is hosting 80 yachts from 15 countries. They like the bay’s flat waters and consistent trade winds, he says … Award-winning Kaneohe photographer Kapulani Landgraf has a solo show, “Ponoiwi,” now through Nov. 24 at Honolulu Museum of Art. It examines sand removal from Maui dunes to Oahu beaches for restoration, golf courses and making concrete, despite the possible iwi contained within …

Ahuimanu volleyball ace Loxley Keala (Iolani ’13) can take a bow as one of two Univ. of Missouri freshmen from Hawaii to spur the MU Tigers women’s team to an 19-0 season, so far. Yea, Cuz! … Good news: Keolu Elementary first-graders have an aquarium. Bad news: It’s empty. They need fish, fish food, a strong pump and real grass to do it up right. Call Kathie Wells of Community Helping Schools at 225-2621 …

Flash! “Godzilla helps Makee Tano‘s digital media class.” Nautilus Productions, which filmed here recently for its take on the monster saga, gave $2,000 to the Castle High program … Kailua retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Allan Kellogg Jr., 69, was among Medal of Honor winners honored recently by the U.S. House – Hawaii’s only living honoree. (He threw himself on a live grenade in Vietnam to save his men)