"By The Way"
Police Officers from the 141st recruit class of the
Honolulu Police Department took the oath of office during a graduation
ceremony held at the Hawaii Okinawa Center in early October. The class,
made up of 18 men and 4 women, began training at the police academy on
March 28, 2002. The new officers will be assigned to patrol duties with
veteran officers in the field for hands-on training.
R. Wanner, P.E. has been promoted to construction services manager for
M&E Pacific, Inc., a Hawaii consulting engineering firm. Wanner,
employed at M&E Pacific since 1978, brings 24 years of design and
engineering experience to the position.
The Lanakila Meals on Wheels (L-MOW) was recently
awarded a $1,000 grant for their participation in the inaugural Meals on
Wheels Association of America March for Meals Campaign. This grant will
now assist the LMOW to fulfill the campaign’s mission, “No senior
goes to bed hungry.”
Ed Wary and 39 friends recently played in the Ko’olau
Challenge Golf Tournament to benefit Special Olympics Hawaii. The
tournament, sponsored by Wary’s restaurants, Auntie Pasto’s, Dixie
Grill and Eddies, raised $1,000 for the Special Olympics. Pictured above
are Nancy Bottelo (left), President/CEO of Special Olympics Hawaii,
William Tyau (center) Special Olympics athlete and Ed Wary (right).
In March of this year, Keith and Carmen Haugen
celebrated 16 years of performing at the Royal Hawaiian. This milestone
makes them the longest running act in the 75-year history of the Royal
Hawaiian. And in November, the couple will release a new all-Hawaiian CD
to commemorate their 30 years of entertaining together in Waikiki.
for the Key Project’s 16th Annual Kalua Turkey will begin on October
31st. The cost will be $10 and proceeds will benefit the Randy Kalahiki
Memorial Scholarship. If you would like more information about the
project or would like to volunteer your time please call the Key Project
Members of The Country Dancers of Hawaii recently
celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a dinner/dance and family picnic.
The troupe, based in Aiea, is one of the oldest and most active dance
troupes in Hawaii.
Insurance Companies, the state’s only locally owned and managed
property and casualty insurance carrier, has promoted Beverly C. Ament
to Vice President and General Manager of the Commercial Insurance
The Augustine Educational Foundation announced that it
has awarded $282,000 in scholarships to 356 students enrolled in Hawaii
Catholic Schools. Recipients in grades K-8 each received a $750
scholarship, and recipients in grades 9 –12 each received a $1,000
scholarship. The scholarships were based on financial need.
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Titus Zizlavsky has been appointed Assistant Manager at Michel’s on
the Beach at the Col-ony Surf, one of Hawaii’s oldest and most
renowned French fine dining establishments. Zizlavsky has been at
Michel’s for the last two and a half years and brings with him 13
years of experience in the restaurant industry.
Partners Hawaii, an authorized licensee of Starbucks Coffee
International, appointed Jack Pit-cher to the newly created position of
food manager for its Starbucks retail stores in Hawaii. In his position,
Pitcher will oversee standards training and quality implementation for
all food and beverage products produced by Starbucks.
L & L Drive-Inn owners and founders Eddie Flores,
Jr. and Johnson Kam, recently donated $8,000 worth of scholarships to
the University of Hawaii Foundation. The recipients of this year’s
scholarships are: Betsy Colman of Konawaena HS; Kenneth Sakata of Kalani
HS; Travis Nishino
City and County of Honolulu will once again sponsor the annual Christmas
Wreath Contest. Now in its 17th year, the popular craft competition
offers a top prize of $200. Entries can be obtained at any Satellite
City hall or parks district office. The deadline for wreath submission
is December 4, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. All entries will be exhibited in
the Lane Gallery at the Honolulu Hale from December 7, 2002 till January
Hawaii Public Radio President Michael Titterton
announced that Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s fastest growing
entertainment program Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me, will be
onstage in front of a live audience at the Hawaii Theater on Thursday,
November 21st at 7:30 pm. He will be taping a live game show to be heard
nationally on Saturday, November 23rd. Sagal will be joined onstage by
judge and official scorekeeper Carl Kasell, panelist Adam Felber,
Sue Ellicott and Paula Pound-stone, and special guest Paul Theroux
during the live taping of the show.
Melvin Nakamura, of Honolulu, was elected to a two-year term as director of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the 85th International Convention. Nakamura will help govern the world’s largest service club organization with approximately 1.4 million members in 189 countries and geographical areas.
A pair of oil paintings by Ewa resident, Morris
Nakamura, has been accepted by the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA)
Art Collection. Now in its 11th year, the Art Collection features
artwork by people from across the country with neuromuscular diseases.
The new additions by Nakamura will be exhibited at MDA’s national
headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, and will be included in MDA Art
Collection traveling exhibits.