Hawaii ‘boys’ will ‘play ball’ tomorrow to honor Cartwright
Millions of people love the grand old American pastime of baseball and a group of islanders will honor the sport's founder, Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr.
, at his Oahu Cemetery grave tomorrow, his birthday, at 11 a.m. Cartwright was a longtime Hawaii resident, and the isle group, including former baseball players, pay tribute to him each year. Among those getting together tomorrow with their vintage baseball gloves and caps to toss the ball around are regulars Lew Matlin, Lyle Nelson, Jack Sullivan, Jim Leahey, Pal Eldredge, Don Robbs, Bob Corboy
and Korky Gallagher
. They will sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" -- at least they call it singing -- but first they'll knock out "Happy Birthday" to "Alick," who was born April 17, 1820 and died July 12, 1892. They'll spend about an hour talking about his achievements, then head down to Murphy's for lunch and beverages. Anyone is welcome to take part. Call Matlin at 921-3487 ...
The Honolulu Symphony Toyota Pops Concert season finale starring Kealii Reichel is a hot ticket and that's why it's scheduled three days, April 25-26 at 8 p.m. and April 27 at 3 p.m., in Blaisdell Concert Hall ... Hawaii's Quinn Kelsey made his Metropolitan Opera debut in "La Boheme" at Lincoln Center March 28. The baritone sang the role of Schaunard in the Puccini opera ...
STAGING HONOLULU DESIGN CENTER'S BIRTHDAY
celebrated her birthday at Stage Saturday night with her girlfriends. Helping Mary bring in another year were Cathy Lee, Tammy Browning, Annemarie Jones, Sandee Bryant, Makani Maeva, Kim Campbell
and Lee Camara
. In another area of the classy room in Honolulu Design Center were Carole Kai
and her husband, Eddie Onouy
e, her partner Dirk Fukushima
and Dale Tagami
. Stage G.M. Charly Yoshida
has promoted local boy Ron de Guzman
to executive chef. Johnnyk
plays Spanish guitar music Saturday nights there. The Design Center is marking its first anniversary and as part of the celebration, Monday started a two-meals-for-the-price-of-one deal in Stage through April 30. Your guest dines free when you buy lunch, brunch or dinner, but you must make reservations. Call 237-5429 and Charly or restaurant manager Scott Anderson
will take care of you. There also is a special going on at the adjoining Amuse Wine Bar ...
, 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