About Town 11-03-18

  • Front, from left: Joanna Sokolow, Kimberly Taniyama, Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, and Donna Payesko. Standing: Anmar Alnagem, Claudia Shockley, Judge Margaret Masunaga, Sarah Kelly, Jennifer Heimgartner, John Olson, Matthew Silva, Laura Cushman, Mark Van Pernis, Ann Datta, Frederick Macapinlac, Daniel Mistak, Stephen Frye, Jason Braswell, Peter Olson, Judge Melvin Fujino, Charles McCreary, Frederick Giannini, Lauren Kennedy, and Dawn Henry.

October bridge club results

First-place finishers for the ACBL Kona Bridge Club for the month of October are listed below. There are four players at each table, North and South are partners competing against the East and West partners for each bridge contract and are scored as such. On Mondays there are two sections competing separately (novice and advanced).


Please note our new schedule replaces Thursday games with Saturday. This month the club held Swiss team events where four players play against other four-player teams.

For more information about the Kona Bridge Club and schedule of games, visit KonaBridge.org. Visitors are welcome.

10/1 — Swiss Teams: Penny Kallaus, Dee Fulton, Sharon Weber, and Roma Johnson

10/3 — JoAn Hill and Shirley Decker

10/6 — NS Gail Buck and Dickie Motherwell; EW Jim Cheney and Penny Kallaus

10/8 — NS Kurt and Louise Weidner; EW Liz Holey and Hugh Gilberg

10/10 — Pat Aldred and Roma Johnson

10/11 — Swiss Teams: Sara Ito, James Elstran, Sue Brown and Hugh Gilberg

10/15 — Liz Holey and Hugh Gilberg

10/20 — NS Kelly Sandilli and Dean Jenkins; EW Karen Lopossa and Butchie Hayward

10/22 — Section A Penny and Patrick Kallaus; Section B Walter and Sally Bobb

10/24 — NS Richard Gittleman and Shelly Hershberger; E-W Liz Holey and Shirley Decker

10/27 — Liz Holey and Shirley Decker

10/31 — Swiss Teams: Dee Fulton, Walter Knox, Kelly Sandilli and Dean Jenkins

Kona attorneys honored for helping hundreds in West Hawaii

Thirty attorneys were recognized for voluntarily providing free legal information to nearly 600 Hawaii Island residents who sought help at the Kona Courthouse Self-Help Center in the last year. They were honored during a recognition ceremony on Oct. 19.

The Self-Help Center was established in October 2013 as part of the Hawaii State Judiciary’s commitment to support people who must represent themselves in civil cases because they cannot afford an attorney. Since opening, it has assisted more than 2,000 people, with volunteer attorneys donating almost 1,000 hours of legal information on civil matters, such as temporary restraining orders and divorce. These services have been provided nearly cost-free to the state.


The following attorneys were honored: Brit Barker, James Biven, Jason Braswell, Laura Cushman, Katherine DeLeon, Porter DeVries, Stephen Frye, Jerry Garcia, Fred Giannini, Jennifer Heimgartner, R. Hermann Heimgartner, Dawn Henry, Joan Jackson, Kauanoe Jackson, Andrew Kennedy, Susan Kim, Carol Kitaoka, Frederick Macapinlac, Charles McCreary, Charles Murray, Shawn Nakoa, Bob Olson, John Olson, Peter Olson, Donna Payesko, Daniel Peters, Joanna Sokolow, Kimberly Taniyama, Mark Van Pernis, and Georgette Yaindl.

Also acknowledged were Sarah Kelly and Bayley Nagy, the AmeriCorps Advocates who, through the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, run the Self-Help Center.

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