Waha Nui – 3/12/14

Leilehua’s Kiwanis Key Club advisers Kay Tokunaga and Roy Fujinaka should be proud. The club has been honored for volunteer service aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial for the many hours students spent polishing brass, sweeping, swabbing and cleaning the teak deck during 2013. They received a plaque made from pieces of the Missouri’s teak decks that were removed earlier during maintenance …


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Lori Fukumae

Wahiawa ophthalmologist Christopher Tortora warns about the way age-related macular degeneration can sneak up on you, especially if you are age 60 or older. Symptoms can include dark, blurry spots in the center of vision and less brightness of colors. See your eye doctor right away, he says, or at least once a year for a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

Dr. Tortora also has hired three new assistants at Hawaiian Eye Center to better serve patients: Michael Chrest, Sarah Nelson and Susan Gregory, as well as patient services reps Michela Soto and Juliana Propios Wendy Gorka, who works the farmers market circuit with her Waialua Sweets & Savory products, has been fighting advanced ovarian cancer instead for the past few weeks and could use some $$ for medical and living expenses before returning to work.

To get to the “Wendy Kicks Cancer’s Ass Fund,” start with then search her name … Because she “understands employers’ HR needs,” Mililani’s Lori Fukumae now directs membership development at Hawaii Employers Council, after past work at Ceridian and at Olsten Staffing Services …

The March issue of Coastal Living magazine lists Haleiwa in the top 10 of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns, based on “coastal vibe,” reader nominations, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index rankings and much more. You can make it the very happiest town of all by voting before March 31 at