By Dave Donnelly

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Help send part of
Hawaii to Washington

IT'S quite a coup for "Ulalena," the musically rich and colorful depiction of the history and culture of Hawaii, which has been running for quite some time at a lovely theater in Lahaina. Cast members will be performing in Washington, D.C. as part of the National Geographic Society's ongoing music and arts performance series. The cast will do two shows on Friday, Dec. 6 and a hula and craft workshop for National Geographic members on Dec. 7. These performances will coincide with editorial coverage on Hawaii in National Geographic, the magazine, and National Geographic Traveler, both in the December issues. They still need some $6,000 to cover expenses and the Maui Visitors Bureau is supporting the fund-raising. Call John Young at 661-9914 if you'd like to help. The show itself is wonderful, which you'd know if you've seen it, and it'll be great to share it with the National Geographic folks ...

SPOTTED this week at Kaiser Hospital in Moanalua -- a young fellow, probably a drinking man -- wearing a shirt on which was printed "Save the Ales." I'm sure his doctor was pleased to see it ... The Honolulu Symphony Ball committee came up with a novel way to announce the theme to the 2003 ball, "As Time Goes By," getting Honolulu Pops conductor Matt Catingub to sing the tune made famous in the film "Casablanca." And for those who weren't aware, Catingub alerted the committee to the fact that the line, "Play it again, Sam," never appeared in the film. The ball will be May 17 of '03 at the Sheraton Waikiki ...

Swimming to Cambodia

WITH apologies to Spalding Gray, who performed in a monologue of that name, Harry Huffaker, the "Swimming Dentist," has done his share of long-distance swimming. Huffaker will be at La Pietra Friday to speak to the girls at 9:30 a.m. about his exploits. He'll be inducted into the Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame Saturday night as a charter member. He'll be addressing La Pietra at the behest of old friend Ron Haworth, a longtime escort for the swimmer on his channel experiences, and he's still the only man to swim the Molokai Channel in both directions. Haworth, a former water-sports columnist for the Star-Bulletin, has a grand-daughter in the sixth grade at La Pietra, and got Huffaker to show up ...

Apple -- not the computer

HE was written about in the Nov. 18 issue of People Magazine and he'll be appearing at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel Nov. 25 as part of he hotel's Mauna Lani Master Class Program. No, it's not Al Roker, the "Today" show weatherman who's on the cover. He's Ken Haedrich, food writer and cookbook author who was commended in People for his new cookbook, "Apple Pie Perfect." The magazine described it -- you should pardon the pun -- "the core curriculum." Haedrich was a winner of the Julia Child Cookbook Award and his articles have been featured in many magazines. Marion Cunningham, author of "The Fanny Farmer Baking Book," was highly complimentary of Haedrich's manual, "The Maple Syrup Cookbook." Wrote Cunningham, "Ken Haedrich is one of the best cooks I know."

Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings
in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968.
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