Democrats honor Waialeale at the Hale Koa on his 60th
DEMOCRATIC heavy hitters turned out for the 60th birthday party of George Waialeale
Sunday at the Hale Koa Hotel. Waialeale, a 1965 McKinley graduate, has been a strong behind-the-scenes worker for the Democrats and has served as party treasurer. Former Gov. George Ariyoshi
and wife, Jean
, attended. Other past and present lawmakers in the crowd included Senate Prez Colleen Hanabusa
, Sen. Carol Fukunaga, Carl Takamura, Randall Iwase
and Brian Schatz
. Dr. Terry Shintani
, a Waialeale neighbor and friend since childhood, was a speaker, as were Hanabusa and the HGEA's Russell Okata
. Fukunaga gave Waialeale a plaque recognizing his service. It was signed by her Senate colleagues. Chuck Freedman
was emcee ...
LOGAN KIRK and Stephanie Saucedo, who work in Maui's visitor industry, were in Waikiki last weekend to celebrate Steph's 35th birthday. They say Waikiki is where the action is and Maui is where people go to relax. After filling up at lunch with food and wine at Cheesecake Factory's bar, served by bartender Sheri Goldberg, they moved on to Duke's. There was plenty of action there as manager Dante Kea had a packed house. Despite the mob, server Lisa Perenchio gave the birthday celebrants close attention. Things picked up even more later on the beautiful day when Henry Kapono and his band cut loose on the Waikiki beachfront setting ...
WORRALL 'GIRLS' HAVE BIRTHDAY SHOPPING SPREE
WALKING DOWN Ala Moana Center's mall June 30 I found myself behind three generations of well-dressed Worrall
"girls" -- Mama Mary
, her daughter, Beth,
and Beth's daughters, Mary
, 12. It was "Proud" Mary's 19th and her grandmother, whose birthday is June 27, loves to take her birthday shopping, Beth said. "We always celebrate their birthdays together," Beth added. "Emma and I are nothing more than advisers." The "advisers" took the birthday gals to lunch at Mariposa, which serves the popovers they love ... Pianist Kit Samson's
former singer, Connie Kissinger
, joins him for a one-nighter tomorrow, 7 to 10, at Ala Moana Hotel's Pakele Lounge ... Don't forget the opening of the Hawaii Opera Theatre's "South Pacific" Friday, 8 p.m., at Blaisdell Concert Hall ...
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