On the Scene
"JET SETTERS" IN MANOA:
Jeff Peterson, left, caught up with Ryan Luskin, center, and Michael Baskin at Candice McGuire's birthday party in Manoa on Saturday. Peterson gave the guests an unexpected treat by bringing a pre-release copy of his next album, "Slack Key Jazz," representing an imaginative step forward for him. Luskin joked that he and Baskin were "jet setters" because they had flown in from Maui for the party and would be flying home right after the party.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CANDICE!:
Birthday girl, Candice McGuire, got lots of leis from her friends and a big surprise from boyfriend Tim McDevitt, when she celebrated her 24th birthday in Manoa on Saturday. Tulips are McGuire's favorite flower, and although they may not be hard to find on the mainland, they're not as common in Hawaii. McDevitt arranged with a local florist to have two dozen tulips flown in from the mainland as an extra surprise gift in time for the party. McGuire found out about the big "tulip lift" before McDevitt could surprise her, but was still thrilled to get them. Tulips generally open during the day, she said, but many of hers opened during the party.
"JERRY WILL LIKE THAT":
Na Kama -- Danny Naipo, left, Brian Mersberg and Eric Lee -- entertained at the "VIP Sneak Party" for Da'FlowRider at Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park on Saturday. A spokesman explained that the new water ride recirculates water, and Lee, thinking of Jerry Santos' role as a representative of the Board of Water Supply, quipped "Jerry will like that."
'DA QUEEN OF DA'FLOWRIDER:
Delori Manus, left, signed autographs for Mitchell Moses and his sister, Madalyn Moses, after she'd demonstrated her mastery of Da'FlowRider on Saturday. Manus, a Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park lifeguard and professional bodyboarder, thrilled the crowd with her extended rides and showy technique. She seemed able to shred it as long as she wanted.
HE'LL BE BACK!:
Osamu Ozaki, right, congratulated Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park Conroller Takuya Ohki, left, and general manager Jerry Pupillo, as the party was winding down. Ozaki was checking out Da'FlowRider for Best International, a company that represents the water park in Japan.
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