On the Scene

John Berger

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELAINE!: Elaine Codilla, center, with leis, was surrounded by friends when she celebrated her birthday with a private party at Ciao Mein on Saturday. Among those arriving fashionably on time were Leo Villegas, front row left, his wife, Nai, Crystal Patague, Alicia Yamachi, Marni Bienfang, and Jeremy Hughes. Standing behind them are Roderick Fumar, Adam Williams, Tommy Campbell, Jeannie Patague-Ward, John Companion and Jennifer Norton.

AD MAN OF THE YEAR!: Brianna Christianson congratulated her father, Dennis Christianson of Laird Christianson Harris Advertising, after he received the Hawaii Advertsing Federation's Advertising Man of the Year Award during the 2004 Pele Awards on Saturday. It was a big night for Laird Christianson Harris since Buck Laird won the American Advertising Federation District 13 Silver Medal Award.

WITH ALOHA FROM FRANK: A presentation by Frank DeLima, right, in character as "Cardinal Vermicelli," capped the proceedings as Maryknoll School honored former Governor George Ariyoshi, left, with the Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano "Noblesse Oblige" Award at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Sunday.

CONGRATULATIONS, GOVERNOR: Maryknoll School President Michael E. Baker, right, talked with formerGovernor Ariyoshi, center, and his son, Ryozo, left after the presention in the Coral Ballroom. Ryozo's son, Ryoichi George Ariyoshi II, was a silent observer but seemed happy to be sharing the moment.

PRETTY, WITH PARSLEY: Elizabeth Yacuk-Reilly, left, asked for a little parsley as she was enjoying the 2004 Pele Awards show with her sister, Evangeline Yacuk, and Karen Christensen Marshall in the HHV Tapa Ballroom. A helpful waiter quickly brought her enough of the leafy green garnish to make a bouquet.

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