Update on Bethany Hamilton appears in Time magazine
, 16, who lost an arm in a shark attack while surfing off Kauai in 2003, is pictured in the Milestone section of Time magazine's Aug. 7 issue, with an update on what she is doing. Time reports she is "building a mini-empire of merchandise," including a perfume called Stoked (picturing it in surfboardlike dispenser) and a line of accessories. The story adds that she is also working on a young-adult fiction series, three advice books and that the movie version of "Soul Surfer," her autobiography, will start shooting this fall. You go, girl! ...
Kaiser High graduate Mikael Kaenaai Sigouin is a winemaker in Santa Barbara County for Kaena Wine Co. His vintages will be served at a Ruth's Chris Steak House four-course dinner on Aug. 24. The cost is $65, which is reasonable, so call now for reservations if interested. The wine's name and label, with bright Hawaiian flowers, reflect Mikael's island roots. Mikael was born in Honolulu and raised in Kuliouou. He calls his great-grandparents Johnny and Lucille Hollinger his inspiration. Mikael worked in several Honolulu restaurants before taking a vacation trip to California. He was hooked by Napa Valley and later Santa Barbara, where he worked his way up to associate winemaker for Fess Parker Winery and later started making Kaena wines ...
David and Laurie Callies are in the spotlight
Good things are happening for David
and Laurie Callies
. Photographers Laurie and Lisa Uesugi's
Project Focus is opening an exhibition of portraits of and by the youth of Waianae's Ohana Ola Kahumana at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of Aloha Tower Marketplace. The exhibit runs through Sept. 9. The goal of Project Focus, founded by Laurie of Baby Face Productions and Lisa of Utopia Photography, is to enrich the lives of underprivileged kids by using and teaching them photography. Mayor Mufi Hannemann
has arranged for the exhibition to be shown at Kapolei Hale Sept. 29 to Oct. 4, as the kids are from nearby Waianae. It will be shown at City Hall later. As for UH law professor David, he was named winner of the Jefferson Fordham Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Bar Association. The ABA recently wound up its annual convention here ...
, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things in our Hawaii. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org