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Kudos to Wal-Mart for supplying the paint and supplies to make the job possible and to school Principal Rachel Watarai for her gracious approval of the project.
Also a big mahalo and aloha to Margy Parker. Parker will be stepping down from her 23-year post as executive director of the Poipu Beach Resort Association, effective early next month. Parker is, as they say, a class act, and, as the adage goes, “a pillar of the community.”
All of life’s a stage. An e-mailer wants to know what’s up with the conditions at the Wallace Theatres in the Coconut Market Place? Another e-mailer is curious as to what will become of the Kilauea Theater? Any ideas? Aloha, Andy Gross
Princeville announces employees of the month
Cathy Winthrop, Princeville Health Club & Spa. Winthrop has been a receptionist at the spa for the past five years. She is described by co-workers and supervisors as helpful, funny, nice, cooperative, understanding, and a total team player. She served as president of the Employee Council for two years, and continues to participate as a member. She has volunteered at Lihu‘e Gateway, Ho‘olokahi, the employee picnic, and the annual party. She also volunteers at the Princeville Public Library, and helps with AIDS patients.
Kyoko Nishii, Prince Golf Course operations. Nishii started in 2003 as a casual employee, helping in merchandising, and is now a fulltime sales associate in the Prince Golf Shop. Her “great” work attitude inspires her co-workers, they said. She is always busy, knows what needs to be done, and executes, according to supervisors. She is willing to learn as much as she can, they said. Nishii has been a faithful volunteer at the Lihu‘e Gateway project, and was a member of the Princeville bowling team in last year’s Charity Walk Bowling Tournament.
Julius Jarquio, Makai Golf Course maintenance. Jarquio has been an employee for three years. As a groundsman on the Makai Golf Course, he has taken the initiative to further his knowledge of golf-course maintenance, irrigation, fertilization, pesticide application, and landscape design, supervisors said. He is a positive influence in the workplace, and has received many compliments from managers, co-workers and guests for his landscaping expertise. Jarquio has put in many hours in the Lihu‘e Gateway beautification project
Vince Sidore, Makai Golf Course operations. Sidore started as an employee in the tennis shop in 1993. He is now a golf sales associate in the Makai Shop. He is always willing to fill in when help is needed, and is open to new programs and challenges, supervisors said. Guests and fellow employees are always greeted by his smile. As a member of the Employee Council, he is very involved with all of their projects. He recently organized a fishing tournament for the Princeville ‘ohana. He has also chaired the employee picnic and annual party.
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Kaua‘i’s Aaron Yamasato, “Ninja EX” on cable TV
It was written, produced and directed by Kaua‘i resident Aaron Yamasato, who previously wrote and directed the critically-acclaimed, international-award-winning local hit movie “Blood of the Samurai” (available at Borders and Blockbuster statewide), according to a press release. Viewers may watch any episode of Ninja EX at anytime on Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s new digital-cable channel OC16 On Demand. There is no cost.
Yamasato said it is presented with a crystal-clear, digital-quality image, with the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward exciting fight sequences, just like one can do with a DVD player. “Ninja EX” is Yamasato’s follow-up to the first made-in-Hawai‘i, martial-arts-action TV show, “Blood of the Samurai: The Series,” which aired on OC16. This new, five-episode “spin-off” series follows the adventures of Ninja EX as he “helps the weak and defends the innocent.”
The series stars Kevin Won as the title character, in his television debut. In real life, Won is a Honolulu Fire Department firefighter, and regional wu shu kung fu champion. He also holds black belts in karate, and a brown belt in judo. He has also trained in capoeira, jiujitsu and muay Thai.
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