Waha Nui

Aina Haina surgeon and volunteer Dr. Bradley Wong has been in Nepal on an Aloha Medical Mission to bring free surgical and dental services to Lahan village. (Bradley also is AMM board president). The team also brought a “solar suitcase” from RevoluSun to keep the power going during critical procedures … Happy 50th birthday to Aina Haina Library, which threw a big party last month to mark the milestone …


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Chris Yasuma

Winning $5,000 Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation Scholarships for 2012 were Kaiser High’s Shay Chun, Sacred Hearts’ Sierra Fallau and Jennifer Mott, Anuenue’s Kaia Kong, and Kalani’s Yoko Kosins and Lindsey Moriyama … Kaimuki psychologist Rosalie Tatsuguchi is promoting her new book, Five Steps to Stopping the ‘Stupid Cycle’. Rosalie has a way with titles. Her last book was Why Smart People Do the Same Dumb Things: Causes and

Cures from Buddhism and Science (Watermark Publishing, 534-7170) … Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation is in good hands with the recent election of Hawaii Kai hospital executive Laura Bonilla as president-elect and Kaimuki banking officer Christopher Yasuma as secretary for the board …

Wild turkeys, it’s said, can run up to 25 mph faster than Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who averaged 23.35 mph in his world-record 100-meter race. Happy Thanksgiving … Kalama Valley’s Kaulana Park has joined the board of directors for both the Board of Water Supply and Partners in Development Foundation, which helps needy island families. Kaulana’s day job is senior project manager for Rider Levett Bucknall …

Bamboo Ridge released its 100th journal Sept. 30. The local publishing company also gave one of its two Best Poetry awards (and $100) to Joe Tsujimoto of Kuliouou … East Oahu’s award-winning author and playwright is wearing a new hat. Iolani School welcomed Lee Cataluna this year to teach English and co-advise the student newspaper, Imua … WaialaeKahala Neighborhood Board secretary and avid runner Scotty Anderson pulled out of the NYC Marathon (and his flight there) just before it was cancelled. “I still can’t believe they waited so long,” Scotty says. “It doesn’t make any sense”