Waha Nui

Waialua Estate’s 2012 chocolate harvest has found its way into the dipped part of Honolulu Cookie Co.’s pineapple-shaped cookies. Mike Conway, Derek Lanter and the Dace brothers must be proud … Wahiawa’s Anita Loando-Acohido was honored at a national conference of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, based on her membership recruiting efforts as president of the Herbert K. PililaauSgt.


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Nalani Choy

Leroy Mendonca chapter. The event was held Feb. 7-10 in Clearwater, Fla. … Mililani photographer William Weaver has his work on view in “Makai, Towards the Sea,” until March 28 at Gallery on the Pali, a feast of waves, sunsets and magical marine life. A reception is set for 6 p.m. March 16 (595-4047) …

Waialua resident, volunteer and music celebrity Nalani Choy has joined Communications Pacific as a vice president, bringing years of marketing experience with the award-winning trio Na Leo Pilimehana, its record label, and other music-related positions. Choy also worked at the Waialua and Haleiwa branches of Bank of Hawaii and is an honors graduate of Kamehameha Schools and cum laude graduate of University of Denver …

Congratulations to principal Malaea Wetzel and the Haleiwa Elementary Ohana. The school won a $12,500 Strive HI award for reaching the top 5 percent in student reading proficiency … Co-owner Joe Lazar and Haleiwa Joe’s (in Haleiwa) marked the restaurant’s 15th anniversary this month (637-8005). Also a Haleiwa resident, Joe says, “It seems like just yesterday we were just surfers and Chart House managers who got up the guts to do our own restaurant” …

Whitmore Village native Realtor Andrew Won has joined the Leeward office of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties