James Kuga came to visit his brother Richard, but went one more when the Envisioneering group joined Darrick Nordmeier and Shar Ono in presenting Envisioneering intern Naomi Nordmeier a plaque of appreciation and a bonus before she leaves for school in New York.
Of course, it’s always nice to visit with Fred Rose and coach Mits Yokotake (Pizzetta mo’ betta, and what about the Pono Market poke?).
Some of the Kilauea School students were lamenting the uncertainty of the KPAL program, and mahalo to Billy Kaneholani for the directions to the Anahola-Kapa‘a meeting.
Frank DeLima has the transition program wired … he was chatting with Mayor Bryan Baptiste before everything started, and even beat Miss Hawai‘i Pilialoha Gaison to the event. Can you believe Sid Rosen and his group have been doing this for 15 years already?
Brandi Briones from the Waimea JV girls basketball program was just one of the Jr. ROTC helpers at the convention. Kapa‘a JV player Ash-lyn Lee was at Wednesday night’s 3 G’s Nation games since she had relatives in each of the two games that night.
Condolences to George and Donna Schulze on the passing of Iniki Jogger who had just completed his 50th race at the East Y’s Mens Youth Fun Run earlier this year. Donna said Iniki had a good 14 years and 9 months.
OK, it’s time to go get in an early morning Visitor Industry Charity Walk and see if Joe Toso can find me.
• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or firstname.lastname@example.org.