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Services are pending for retired Army Col. David Peters, long-time Kailua resident and assistant to U.S. Sen. Dan Inouye, who died Nov. 25 at Castle hospital. A Kamehameha and West Point graduate, David was a Queen Liliuokalani Trust trustee for 29 years, headed Sen. Inouye’s Honolulu office for 14 years and had a distinguished, decorated military career with assignments to Vietnam and Europe …


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David Peters

Maunawili artist Amanda Thody will open a solo show at Gallery on the Pali with a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday for “Face to Face – A Year in Hawaii” (595-4047) …

Fear of invasive slugs means that the Kailua and Kahala Mall Whole Foods markets have locally grown Norfolk Island pines and Leyland cypress trees from Wahiawa’s Helemano Farms on sale for those who prefer local pests … A new island business,

Makana, offers subscription care packages, local style. Among its early assembled treats were chili pepper water, dried apple banana slices and the debut CD of the Kahaluu band Kupa’aina. For details, visit hellomakana.com … Speaking of packages, Kailua artist Henrik Van Ryzin illustrated the colorful new box for the local gourmet popsicle business, OnoPops … What a perfect Black Friday reward for Kailua Elementary teacher Debbie Morrow (Castle 1996). She won Windward Mall’s first “Blitz@6” Las Vegas trip for two prize from Vacations Hawaii. It happens to someone every Friday between now and Christmas (windwardmall.com) … NFL standout Jesse Sapolu is spending Dec. 3 (2 to 7 p.m.) autographing his memoir at Windward Mall’s Ruby Tuesday. The title? I Gave My Heart to San Francisco … Veteran Kailua musician Shoji Ledward takes the Atherton Studio stage with Duane Padilla at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on a “a guided tour of the world of jazz.” And he’s bringing his Selmer-style, oval hole solo gypsy guitar plus other distinguished weapons of sound (955-8821)