By The Way...
Center 7, the final recreation center to be built for the Mililani Town
Association, recently had a groundbreaking ceremony. The new center,
tentatively set for completion in the spring of 2004, will offer Mililani
residents a multi-purpose room; a 25 meter, five-lane swimming pool; a
wading pool; a kitchen; restrooms with showers; on-site parking with
nearly 90 stalls and a multi-purpose room that will accommodate
approximately 300 people. In the picture are (l-r) Donald Miller, vice
president of Mililani Town Association; Tony Gaston, manager of
engineering and site construction, Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii, Inc.;
Paul Nihei, Okada Trucking Company, Ltd.; Eric Matsumoto, president of
Mililani Town Association; and Pastor Ellie Kapihe, Mililani Missionary
Wu has been named General Manager of the new Taco Bell and Pizza Hut
Express restaurant at Ala Moana Shopping Center. Wu, formerly manager of
the Taco Bell location in Kailua, has been with the company since 1996. He
is a graduate of Methodist College in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
White House recently honored Kamehameha Schools science teacher Joel
Truesdale at the 2002 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics
and Science teaching. Truesdale is among 167 teachers to be recognized for
an extraordinary ability to inspire students to learn by bringing
challenging concepts to life in the classroom.
Hawaii Insurance Company, Inc.
has promoted Lisa Halvorson and Doris Ohara to assistant vice presidents. In their new positions, Halvorson and Ohara will serve as officers of the company.
Halvorson joined AIG Hawaii in 2001 as director of customer relationship
management. She worked previously at First Hawaiian Bank, where she served
as public relations manager. Ohara, who serves as director of human
resources and administration, has more than 20 years of human resources
and administration management experience in the private and public
local filmmaker Edgy Lee and producer Jeffrey Mueller are embarking on a
new film project that will reveal the severity of the crystal
methamphetamine or “ice” epidemic in Hawaii. Titled, Hawaii’s
Ice Epidemic, the commercial-free, half-hour television special is
sponsored by The Pacific Arts Foundation and will air simultaneously on
all four local networks and PBS Hawaii during prime-time in August 2003.
Gold Dairies Hawaii recently announced the addition of Kawika Moo to its
ohana. Like his mother, Lani Moo, Kawika Moo will serve as an ambassador
of good health and nutrition. The male Holstein was born to Lani Moo on
September 29, 2001 at the Honolulu Zoo, weighing in at a healthy
substantially grown, Kawika Moo is poised to join the Meadow Gold ‘ohana
in its campaign to communicate to the children of O’ahu the importance
of proper nutrition and a well-rounded diet. He is prepared to share with
keiki the things he feels are cool — maintaining an active, healthy
lifestyle and doing well in school.
Point Tracking Station (KPSTS) recently installed a telephone hotline for
hunters, hikers and campers. Individuals wishing to enter state land via
KPSTS can now check to see whether the access road is open or closed, as
it may change based on current security conditions. The hotline number is
Maryknoll Grade School recently partnered with four other Pacific Island
schools to create a Pacific Art Exchange exhibit, titled “Life in My
Neighborhood,” which depicted island cultures and daily lifestyles
through the eyes of children. “Life in My Neighborhood” is the
brainchild of Maryknoll Grade School art teacher Catherine Iwami, whose
mission was to create a cultural exchange of artwork and storytelling
narratives from Pacific Island children. Maryknoll staff and student
artists gathered with family and friends for the exhibit’s opening night
reception. In the picture is (l-r front) Maryknoll School 6th graders
Elisa Ji, Taylor Maruyama, Aaron Yim, Matthew Guzman, Jared Tomi and Colin
Silva. Back (l-r back) Michael Baker, Mary-knoll School president; Paul
O’Brien, grade school principal; Catherine Iwami, Pacific Art Exchange
coordinator; Kitty Harding, grade school art teacher; and Peter Radulovic.
“Peter” Sun has joined Team Vision as its newest Web Programmer. In
this capacity, Sun is primarily responsible for web site development for
Team Vision clients. Prior to joining Team Vision, Sun worked as webmaster
for Chaminade University and St. John’s University in Minnesota. He also
worked as an electrical engineer at Da Tang Power Supply Company in China.
Head Theater will be holding auditions for Stephen Sondheim’s
“Follies,” a theatrical event and legendary masterpiece that will be
presented May 23 to June 8. The auditions are scheduled for Saturday,
April 5 at 2:00 p.m., and also Monday and Tuesday, April 7 & 8 at 7pm
in the Rehearsal Hall.
Gold Dairies Hawaii has hired Henry Lee as sales manager. In this
capacity, Lee is responsible for managing both the distribution of goods
imported through Meadow Gold and the sale of milk and ice cream products.
Before joining Meadow Gold Dairies Hawaii, the 32-year food-service
industry veteran served as director of general merchandise, health and
beauty care, and pharmacy operations for Foodland Supermarket, Ltd.
MacArthur, known to millions of TV fans worldwide as Danno on “Hawaii
Five-O,” has joined the ensemble cast of Joe Moore’s new play “Dirty
Laundry.” The Manoa Valley Theatre production will be onstage April
18-20 at the Hawaii Theatre. MacArthur, who’s starred on Broadway, in
films and on TV, will play the role of Father Madison. The character is at
the heart of the play’s story line, which takes an unflinching look at
how a TV news team deals with his highly controversial dilemma.
Car Sales-Hawaii recently named Lenny Olayan as Salesman of the Year for
2002. The award honors his accomplishments as top sales representative for
Budget Car Sales-Hawaii throughout the course of the year.
Aloha United Way (AUW) recently announced its 2002 Spirit of Community
Awards, honoring three companies and one individual for their outstanding
commitment to our community: Company of the Year – First Hawaiian Bank;
Coordinator of the Year – Anson Pang; Public Sector Organization of the
Year – UH Federal Credit Union; Best First-Time Campaign – Certified
Management, Inc. The Spirit of Community Awards winners will be honored
during AUW’s annual meeting on April 16, 2003.
and Children Together (PACT) received a grant of $15,000 from the Bank of
Hawaii Charitable Foundation to support its Economic Development Center.
The agency also received a donation of $5,000 from the Law Offices of
Bayes Deaver Lung Rosa Baba.
Georgia Pacific Corporation, announced
the promotion of Robert Creps to Senior Vice President of Administration.
Creps was previously Vice President of Finance and Administration. In his
new role Creps will oversee and direct the company’s financial, legal,
risk and environmental matters.