Waha Nui

Wahiawa Library staff, family and community members held a memorial ceremony and reception last month for the late Patricia Lognion, longtime Wahiawa library manager, and planted a gardenia bush in her honor. A Haleiwa resident, veteran Hawaii librarian and lover of books, Pat died a year ago at age 84 … Speaking of veterans, Wahiawa’s Veterans Day parade was led this year by two grand marshals, both distinguished WWII vets: Lawrence Enomoto (military intelligence) and Mitsuo Honda of the 442nd RCT …


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Erika Ordonez

After OHA chairwoman Colette Machado had her mini stroke Nov. 1 at the state Capitol, she credited state Rep. Marcus Oshiro (Wahiawa-Poamoho) with spotting the symptoms right away and insisting she get immediate treatment, which has helped her in her recovery …

Honolulu HomeLoans has hired Mililani’s Erika Joy Ordonez as a residential loan officer. Erika was previously with Wells Fargo and Bank of Hawaii. She’s also the 2013 Miss Hawaii Filipina … Among the 20 high school graduates winning $1,000 scholarships (plus one year’s tuition) to UH from Fun Factory this year is Mililani High’s Jacob Dazzeo … If it’s not too late, you can catch May Shumway directing the Northshore Singers at 5 p.m. Dec. 10 at Kahuku Library …

Mililani teen Tasi Reid plays competitive soccer and loves the beach. So naturally, at the age of 17, she established her own line of bikinis. Nalu Swimwear is making the private and public trunk show circuit, as well as Fresh Cafe’s Art & Flea. The young entrepreneur says her mission is to “create bikinis that compliment all body types and make the girls feel beautiful while having fun in the sun.” View the fun at

Jordan Iwase (Mililani 2005) has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas … Considered a musical prodigy in his native England, Haleiwa classical pianist David Hicken has released his fourth album, Carols of Christmas, available at He also has a music school here, and once taught piano to the keiki of celebrated composers David Foster (Princes of Malibu, Mask of Zorro) and James Horner (Titanic, Avatar)