PBS’ Ed McNulty honored at Kahala retirement party
When Ed McNulty
, retiring VP of PBS Hawaii's content selection, married his wife, Louann
, in 1980, it was a very small ceremony and they needed a witness. So they grabbed a Santa Claus who happened to be sign-waving on Kalanianaole. That's a story Leslie Wilcox
, new president of PBS Hawaii, told at Ed's retirement party Friday at the Kahala Hotel. Louann was among the guests. Ed joined the station in 1988. Neil Hannahs
, chairman of PBS Hawaii's board, was emcee. Among the station's officers and board members attending the party were: Susan Eichor, Al Hoffman, Michael Harris, Robbie Alm, Elizabeth Lindsey, Donne Dawson
and Chuck Boller.
Star-Bulletin Marketing Veep Dave Kennedy and his wife, Fiona, marked their third wedding anniversary March 20 by having dinner at Jackie's Kitchen. With them were Bulletin President and Publisher Dennis Francis and his wife, Marjorie. Panya Bistro delivered a strawberry shortcake for the celebration. ... Cheers to Bulletin newsroom employee Sherri Yoshioka and her husband, Justin, who welcomed Elyse Akemi Yoshioka into the world at Kapiolani March 6. ...
HAWAII LINK: Leticia Imehana Garcia Pagan, 17, will represent Union City in the Miss Teenage California Scholarship Pageant April 20 to 22 in L.A. Her parents, Clifford and Johnette Pagan, were born and raised in Hawaii. ...
Tooting the horn for retiring HFD Capt. Beimes
No April Fool joke: On April 1, Honolulu Fire Department Capt. Bill Beimes
retires after 25 years with the department. But Bill, a solid sax player, will keep working in Honolulu's entertainment scene. He's currently playing at the Chart House with Tito Berinobis
and Dennis Maeda
. Bill is a 1966 graduate of Kamehameha, where he was a strong running back on the football team. Bill's late mom was gorgeous Mae Beimes
, a hula dancer, who was the first "Poster Girl" for the Hawaii Visitors Bureau in 1953. Those were the days when the HVB selected island beauties for posters that were sent far and wide to promote Hawaii as a travel destination. ...
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