Just like yeast, Tyler Kimura‘s mood rose when he learned his Great Harvest Bread Co. in Kahala won the national “Phenomenal Bread” award at the chain’s Arizona convention. The company also lauded his dedication to the food bank and other community causes … Junior League gave Wailupe broker Cathy George its Volunteerism Award in April. Cathy is known for her tireless leadership in civic groups and the spirit of volunteerism that she brings to all that she does … Named Volunteer of the Year at Palolo/Kaimuki Community Media Center was Rick Bayonna for his support of ‘Olelo cable TV clients and positive use of video …


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It took many hours, 35 pages, video, 50 photos – but Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board chairman Greg Knudsen has submitted its Maunalua-Makapuu Hawaii Scenic Byway plan for review. The route (in case you don’t know!) is posted on YouTube … B.E.A.C.H. marks World Ocean Day at 2:30 p.m. June 8 at Aina Haina Library when co-founder Suzanne Frazer will present “Protecting the Ocean and our Health: Plastic Reduction Solutions” (393-2168) … Kaiser’s Jung Won Choi, Sacred Hearts’ Megan Tang and Saint Louis’ Dayne Okamura all were named Most Valuable Staffers for their newspapers. In the Hawaii High School Journalism Awards print division, Cougar Connection also tied for third-best, winning best for single issue and editorial writing. SHA’s Ka Leo took best website and tied for best online newspaper …

Kaimuki’s Olu Campbell, a UH graduate and law student, is a legal intern this summer with Native Hawaiian Legal Defense & Education Fund … New books from East Oahu: Hawaii’s Favorite Bento Box Recipes: Fun Lunches for Kids by Kaimuki chef/mom Susan Yuen; The Lost Traveler Part I: Water Above, a surfing fantasy by Kalani High surfing art teacher John Nippolt; S Went Surfing, by Hawaii Kai’s Ruth Moen; and Walking on Eggshells: Discovering Strength and Courage Amid Chaos by Lyssa Chapman Dog and Beth‘s “Baby Lyssa,” who also operates No Tan Lines salon at Koko Marina