Dave Donnelly

Five bucks, plus
airfare, buys lunch

THIS could be the greatest five bucks you've ever spent. Lucky Big Islanders -- or those visiting there -- can contribute $5 to the Paniolo Preservation Society at the Parker Ranch Center Sunday, and load up on food. You'll get a big bowl of Chuckwagon Beef Stew and Rice, a plate full of cowboy beans, jalapeno cornbread and, oh yes, barbequed ribs prepared by Parker Ranch Grill. And it's topped off with a soft drink compliments of Foodland. You then can take this mound of food to tents at the Parker Ranch Center and be serenaded by the Hoku Award-winning band, Maunalua. Funds raised by the Paniolo Preservation folks will go toward paying off the balance owed on the Ikua Purdy monument. That almost makes you feel like getting on a plane ...

LONGTIME Kewalo Basin figure Dudley Worthy, who's been leading fishing parties on his boat for 30 years, looked particularly happy the other day. How come? "This is the second happiest day of my life -- I just sold my boat." And what was the happiest? "The day I bought my boat -- that's always the happiest day ever." But when Worthy got an offer he couldn't refuse, he moved on the Happy Day No. 2. If there's a Mrs. Worthy, she didn't make the cut ...

No go logos

UH President Evan Dobelle, having spent many thousands of dollars for some Baltimore firm to design a logo for the university, ultimately rejected both of the horrible selections they made. He should visit the UH Art Auditorium on Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. That's where the American Institute of Graphic Artists will present Bruce Hopper, Clarence Lee and Momi Cazimero to talk about "Designing Logos." Despite the fact the three local residents have designed over 200 logos altogether, none was chosen to do one for UH. Their work was before focus groups, branding consultancy and consensus management confused the process of symbol making ...

ON what would have been Duke Kahanamoku's 113th birthday, Duke's Waikiki honored Hawaii beachboys past and present. Guests got to rub elbows with such beachboy legends as Buffalo Keaulana, Rabbit Kekai and Gabby Makalena. Any of those old beachboys have first names? It was a moving moment when all the oldtimers gathered to sing "Happy Birthday" to Duke ...

Oldtimers Inc.

THE latest issue of Prime, the new mag for readers 50-plus, has a feature on the late broadcast pioneer Paul Wilcox called "Beneath the Banyan Tree." Local writer and graphic artist Tony Moon, himself in Prime time, designed the layout and paid tribute to Wilcox, a renowned raconteur ... And in a move of classic timing, the newest Prime addition under Calendar of Events is connections for TheBus. Ironic, since as of today there aren't any ...

THE Hawaii Education's newsletter, Accent Hawaii, congratulates Darold Braida, local coordinator of the 25th annual International Haiku Contest. The three national winners are printed, not one of which follows the classic haiku three lines of five syllables, seven syllables and five syllables. There you have it -- a little free lesson on haiku writing ...

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Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968. The Week That Was runs Sundays and recalls items from Dave's 30 years of columns. Contact Dave by e-mail:


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