Wood Craft

By Ben Wood

Saturday, January 10, 1998



Wedding brings out the stars

THE Society of Seven sang "The Hawaiian Wedding Song" a cappella Sunday night as Anthony Ruivivar and Yvonne Jung Ruivivar danced at the couple's Halekulani wedding reception. Anthony is the son of SOS leader Tony Ruivivar and his wife Karen. The hot Willie Barton big band, with Jimmy Borges singing and swinging, played dance music for the 150 guests. Both Tony and his brother, Francis Ruivivar, sang solo numbers. Gov. Ben and Vicky Cayetano were among the guests. Robin Mann came limping off the dance floor after the heel broke on his brand new pair of shoes. Jack and Cha Thompson of Tihati Productions attended. Their daughter, Misty, weds Albert Selusi Tufono today. They expect 400 for the Kahala Mandarin reception ...

RAMSAY'S New Year's card arrived with a photo of Ramsay with a butterfly she's lifting from her lips. Live butterflies were a gift to Ramsay from Stephen Haus at her 50th birthday garden party, with instructions that they be set free at dusk. Ramsay had Indru Watumull free them. All but one flew away. The last one flew to Ramsay's lips and "gave me a kiss," she said. Gary Hoffheimer took the photo ...

Hackfeld's to remain open

GOOD NEWS: Armond Vincent, manager of Hackfeld's at Liberty House Ala Moana, said Thursday night that the restaurant has been given a new lease on life. There had been plans to close ... McCabe Hamilton & Renny boss Tim Guard departed for Denver Thursday and was scheduled to fly today to Pittsburgh with the Broncos and team owner Pat Bowlen. Tim is on the Broncos' board ...

MONDAY is a full moon night and that means Robert Cazimero will be at the Kahala Moon restaurant piano that evening. Robert may have a surprise guest or two ... Sam Choy's Kahului, Chef Choy's first Maui restaurant, opens Jan. 30 in the Kaahumanu Shopping Center ... Visiting jazz singer Karrin Allyson performs 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Hawaii Public Radio's Atherton Performing Arts Studio. Jim Howard, piano, and Bruce Hamada, bass, will accompany Allyson, who records for Concord ... Former Society of Seven member Albert Maligmat is living in Las Vegas and collaborating on gospel music with Pastor Andrei Pasqual ...

THURSDAY is the deadline to order tickets for Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano's testimonial dinner, a benefit for Maryknoll School. Call the school at 973-1880. Nina Kealiiwahamana, Mahi Beamer, Kanoe Miller, Frank DeLima, Kualoa, Maryknoll students and others will perform ... Lord of the Dance presents four performances Jan. 17-19 at the Blaisdell Arena ... As of Friday, there was just a sprinkling of tickets left for Celine Dion's Feb. 4 and 5 shows at the Arena ...

PAUL STANKOWSKI, defending United Airlines Hawaiian Open champ, and 1996 winner Jim Furyk will compete in the $25,000 Johnny Bellinger Shoot-Out Feb. 10 at Waialae, before the $1.5 million Hawaiian open starts ... My golf game is not the only thing that is bad lately. Three of eight British Open golf courses - Birkdale, Carnoustie and Royal Lytham and St. Annes - were misspelled here last week ...

Aloha to Jimmy and Calvin

JIMMY OLDS, 68, well known in Hawaii's visitor industry and a friend from our UH days, died of cardiac arrest Thursday morning on the Big Island. He had been hospitalized with respiratory problems. He was hospitalized soon after he and wife, Joan, returned from a holiday trip to Arizona. Another of our UH pals, Calvin Brash, 68, an avid fisherman and hunter in younger days, was buried last Saturday. Cal was suffering from cancer and died Dec. 26, said his wife, Addie ...



Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets
of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people,
places and things every Saturday.






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