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POSTED: Monday, May 11, 2009

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The Pacific Whale Foundation will be able to continue its Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program at Ulua Beach in Wailea, Maui, due a grant from the state Hawaii Tourism Authority.

The program posts a trained naturalist to teach visitors about the animals spotted at the snorkeling and diving beach, and what they can do to help protect the reef.

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Chason Ishii, president of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, is the new president of the board of HUGS (Help, Understanding, Group Support), a nonprofit that provides free support services to families of critically ill children.

Other 2009 HUGS officers include Marlene De Costa, vice president; Charles Loomis, Associate General Council of Alexander & Baldwin Inc., vice president; Catha Combs of Wikoff, Combs & Co. LLC, treasurer; and Thomas C. Zimmerman, president of Central Pacific HomeLoans Inc., secretary.