For this group of couples, golf may promote togetherness
I don't know if golf plays a role in keeping married couples together, but three pairs in an Oahu Country Club "Gang of 10" will be marking their 50th wedding anniversaries this year. They are: Celia
and retired Maj. Gen. Edward "Rick" Richardson,
a former state adjutant general; Margie
and Ralph Kiessling,
and Pat Perry.
They will celebrate with a golfing trip to the Big Island in July. Cyrena Bryan
is the fourth member of the wahine foursome in the "gang" that has been playing together for 20 years ...
Pierce Brosnan, who starred as James Bond in four pictures, was the cover story in Sunday's Parade insert in the Star-Bulletin. The headline read, "How's life post-Bond? Pierce Brosnan says: Welcome to Paradise!" In the story, Brosnan raves about living in a Kauai beachfront home with his wife and two children. Pictures of Brosnan at home in Hawaii can be seen on Parade.com ... Guys who feel they have the looks of a Brosnan should enter Hawaii's Most Beautiful Men contest Sept. 6 in the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Takeo Kobayashi and Eric Chandler of 2 couture expect more than 30 men to compete. Call 538-6690 for more info ...
Kincaid's is helping out Women in Need, most of them victims of domestic violence and drug abuse, get back on their feet. The Ward Warehouse eatery is offering $10 food certificates for a $5 WIN donation. A dollar from every cosmo drink sold also will go to WIN. Women are encouraged to bring two pieces of their clothing to donate. The fundraiser runs though July 3. Call 591-2005 for more info ...
Dine and cut a rug friday at the Halekulani
People who want to dance the night away can attend the Halekulani's "Midnight Moon" dinner-dance in Orchids Friday at 7:30 p.m. A sunset champagne service kicks off the evening followed by a four-course dinner. Music is by Paradise & Company
, a seven-piece band plus three vocalists. Cost is $190 a couple or $95 per. Call the hotel at 923-2311 for reservations. And while we're speaking of the Halekulani, cheers to the hotel's La Mer restaurant wine manager Randy Ching
, who won a 2008 Passionate Wine Service Award from Trefethen Family Vineyards in Napa Valley ...
, 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