By Dave Donnelly

There’s a Roy’s up the road,
even in Florida

FORMER Honolulu Symphony official Bob Sandla and wife Mary Lou, now living in Florida, are looking forward to the opening of yet another Roy's restaurant, this one just up the road from their home in Ponte Vedra Beach. Sandla promises to be there for the opening just as they were when Roy opened his Hawaii Kai eatery 14 years ago. In the meantime, the Sandlas have been playing host to such traveling expats as former Honolulu Symphony Maestro Donald Johanos, Dave Benson and Merry Lee Corwin, Judy Muncaster, Jerry & Joy Lamb and the ever-traveling Mary Anne & David Stubenberg ...

ALSO on the move was soccer maven Jack Sullivan who was in New Zealand to promote the National Veterans Cup competition in Waipio next August. While traveling through the Southern Alps, he suddenly yelled out "Walter!" and stopped a guy in his tracks. It was Honolulu CPA Walter Wong, who -- surprise! -- guided AYSO through its early years. Those soccer nuts are everywhere ... Alice Kiddy of Waikiki celebrated her 100th birthday at the Hanohano Room radio show hosted by Michael W. Perry & Larry Price. Perry announced her milestone birthday and then quipped that she's no young "kitty" anymore. To which the 100-year-old responded, "Nope, I'm an old cat." ...

From knight to Prince

WITH memories of his schmoozefest with Sir Paul McCartney in Osaka still keeping him awake, ex-Isle D.J. Kamasami Kong has moved up a notch, sort of. His latest one-on-one confab was with Prince in the VIP room of a friend's club, the Triangle, in downtown Osaka. He was the envy of many a fan who could see the two talking story through the glass enclosure. Sitting in from time to time was Prince's business manager, Natasha, and his sax player, the legendary Maceo Parker, who used to travel with James Brown ...

PITY poor Dorothy Stamp - she broke her wrist while roller-skating on her birthday a week ago, and had to essay her role as a hapa-haole in Kumu Kahua's excellent "The Conversion of Ka'ahumanu" with her arm in a cast, covered cleverly by her serape-like costume. Next up for Stamp: She's producing "Art" for TAG, The Actors' Group at the Yellow Brick Studio on Keawe Street just off Queen. Auditions for three male roles will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12. The comedy by Yasmina Reza has been convulsing audiences nightly in London for the past six years ... And for those who'll never get enough of "Doe, a deer, a female deer," opening night of "The Sound of Music" is Friday at Diamond Head Theater ...

Oldies only

PUBLISHER Ted Sturdivant is busy with married life (Saifon) and fatherhood (Lucille) for the first time and is still traveling throughout Asia promoting the book, "Islands of Aloha," but hasn't forgotten the annual "Oldtimers' Party" for folks in the communications industry. It'll be held from 4:30 p.m. on tomorrow night at Murphy's Bar & Grill, with the usual proviso, "No door prizes, no name badges, no speeches." My kind of party ...

Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings
in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968.
The Week That Was recalls items from Dave's 30 years of columns.

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