Happenings for Sunday, December 8, 2002

• New courthouse gets a contractor • Wissmann joins Star as operating officer • King Auto Center donates to charities • Legislative forum is this Thursday • Wrong names listed in recent salon photo

New courthouse gets a contractor

Unlimited Construction Services, Inc., of Lihu’e, was recently awarded the $41 million contract to construct a new state courthouse near the Kauai Veterans Center and new Kauai Police Department headquarters building along Kapule Highway near Lihu’e Airport.

Groundbreaking is expected next month, with the notice to proceed expected to be issued in February, said Judge George M. Masuoka. Construction is expected to take 29 months, meaning the complex should be completed in July, 2005, he said.

Wissmann joins Star as operating officer

Karl Wissmann has joined Star Markets as vice president and chief operating officer, announced John Fujieki, Star Markets president, chief executive officer and board chairman. Formerly senior vice president at Ralphs Grocery Company in California, Wissmann’s primary responsibility is overseeing day-to-day operations at the family-owned grocery retailer. Star Markets operates 10 stores on O’ahu, Maui and Kaua’i (Kukui Grove Center).

King Auto Center donates to charities

For every car and truck sold at King Auto Center now through Friday, Dec. 30, the Lihu’e dealership will donate $100 to Hawai’i’s Toys for Tots program and Hawaii’s Armed Services YMCA. In addition, members of the Hawaii Dodge Dealers’ Association like King Auto Center will donate a toy for every toy dropped off by customers who come in for test drives, also through Friday, Dec. 20.

Last year, the Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealers of Hawai’i raised $22,000 for the two programs, making them the single-largest donors to each program.

Legislative forum is this Thursday

Various elected officials are expected to address a crowd at Lawai Beach Resort this Thursday, Dec. 12, as the Kaua’i Chamber of Commerce and Poipu Beach Resort Association co-sponsor a pau-hana gathering, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, and includes heavy pupus. The reservation deadline is tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 9. Please call 742-7444 or 245-7363 for registration or more information. Registration can also be accomplished on the Chamber Web site, www.kauaichamber.org/reservations?view-res&33.

Wrong names listed in recent salon photo

Christine Robin, who has recently joined Lihu’e’s Studio 203 Salon, was not only not included in a photo announcing the opening of Boston Hair Salon in Puhi (her name was), but she doesn’t work there, either. She was most recently owner and operator of her own salon, Christine Robin Hair Studio in Koloa.

In the photo on last Sunday’s business page, from left, were Laura Walraven, Cathy Hensley, Stephanie Gailey and owners Rick and Ann Marie Semonian, all of Boston Hair Design.

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