2 wines produced by isle firm win in California competition
Two Guenoc wines, produced by kamaaina-owned Langtry Estate & Vineyards, received top awards in the 2007 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. The 2005 Guenoc Lake County Petite Sirah was selected as the best Petite Sirah produced in California. The 2006 Guenoc Lake County Sauvignon Blanc was not only named as top Sauvignon Blanc in Lake County, but also for Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Guenoc Winery was founded in 1963. Longtime Guenoc winery owner Orville Magoon
, of the prominent Hawaii Magoon family, retired from the winery in 2003. Langtry Estate & Vineyards is owned by Honolulu-based Malulani Investments. Easton Manson
is president ...
Andy Bumatai made a surprise visit to the Kamehameha Lions Club Foundation's "Laughs for Lions" night of comedy benefit Saturday at Mamiya Theatre. Andy led off the show, bumping Star-Bulletin humor columnist Charley Memminger from the opening slot. Charley took the stage next and admitted to the sold-out crowd that he doesn't do much stand-up comedy, but he must be doing OK since Andy Bumatai is now opening for him. Ouch! The event was headlined by Paul Ogata ...
Marisa Haunani Lazar, who worked part time at Neiman Marcus while earning her MBA at HPU, is moving on up in the company. This week she starts as manager for the Christmas Galleries at Neiman in Beverly Hills. "I'm extremely excited," she said Sunday, her last day at Neiman here. Her parents are Rick and Zita Lazar ...
Shelton, Klompus are a pair in ACT's opener
is rehearsing for "Once Upon a Mattress," which opens the Army Community Theatre's season Sept. 6. She's playing the Queen, opposite Lenny Klompus
, the King. They are the parents of the Princess, portrayed by Renee Garcia Hartenstein
. The Princess role made Carol Burnett
a big star ... Leilani Soto
, who lives in Florida, wants to find out anything she can about the old Surfettes of Hawaii
singing group and locate any of their records. Leilani e-mails that her mom, Pearl Y. Miyashiro
, was a member of the group. If you can help, please e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
and send me a copy. Mahalo ...
, 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 email@example.com