Clay, Watanabe brighten Christmas for elderly, kids
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Realtor Alice Clay
brightened the holidays for her family members as well as some of her elderly neighbors at One Kalakaua. She took them to dinner at Oahu Country Club last weekend where Shari Lynn
and her La Pietra Select Choir sang Christmas songs. Pianist Ray Kateyama
accompanied Shari, and former Miss Hawaii Cheryl Toma Sanders
played piano for the choir, which Shari directs ... O Lounge owner Elizabeth Hata Watanabe
and the Christmas Wish Program had 100 homeless children and their parents at the club Thursday night for a Christmas party. Each child received two gifts. So many presents were donated that volunteers are taking those left over to other homeless kids ...
Bunny Look, longtime member of the Halekulani's public relations department, retires Friday. Bunny has been with the resort 21 years. She was the first tea hostess under Bob Burns' Regent International management after the hotel was rebuilt. A year later she moved into P.R. Invited guests will attend an aloha reception for Bunny at the hotel Tuesday ... Don and Mary Robertson are here again at the Halekulani where they have been coming for years during the Christmas season ...
Vanity Fair calls 'Lost' cast 'Best Find'
Honors keep rolling in for "Lost," the ABC series filmed on Oahu. Vanity Fair calls the cast the "Best Find" in its 2005 Best of the Best picks in its January issue. Fourteen cast members are pictured together in waist-high water at Kawela Bay in a photo spread across two pages. "Lost" also made the Star-Bulletin's list of "10 Who Made a Difference" in Hawaii for 2005 ...
PhotographeR John De Mello -- not Mountain Apple's music man Jon de Mello -- took the beautiful photos of Hawaii scenes that appear in the American Savings Bank 2006 calendar. For the record, not only is Jon highly successful in the recording industry, he is also a good painter ...
Mayor Mufi Hannemann sings "I Fell in Love With Honolulu" on a DVD. He did not record a song on a CD single as reported here in Tuesday's early edition ... Charles Degala's last name was misspelled in the same edition ...
Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things every Wednesday and Saturday. E-mail him at email@example.com