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Bremner runs for City Council
Don Bremner, a 32-year resident of Kailua and a community activist, is a candidate for the new City Council District III (Waimanalo-Kailua-Kane'ohe-He'eia).
Bremner, a city planner, was the first CEO of the Waikiki Improvement Association. He served in that capacity for 17 years.
He is a project champion for the Kailua Road median and for the undergrounding of utility wires in Kailua Town.
He is director and former chairman of the Kailua Urban Design Task Force and director and former president of the Kakaako Improvement Association.
Bremner also has been president of the Kapiolani Park Preservation Society, president of the Hawaii Opera Theater, president of the Hawaii Epilepsy Society and chairman of the state Environmental Quality Commission.
He now heads his own consulting company.
Stream clean-up needs volunteers
The Friends of He'eia State Park is seeking volunteers for its stream clean-up from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the park.
The group also sponsors coastal restoration at Ke Alohi Point in Kane'ohe Bay.
To help, show up at the site or call Rochelle Smith at 247-3156 for more information.
Renee Nakagawa wins for writing
Koko Head Elementary School student Renee Nakagawa has won a first-place award in the fifth-grade division of the SMART Technologies Smart Creative Writing contest.
The contest, sponsored by SMART Technologies, is open to schools across the United States and Canada for students in grades three to eight. Each year, three winners are chosen from each grade level. Nakagawa was the only Hawai'i winner.
Nakagawa's top placement earned her school a SMART Board with a stand. The board allows people to write on the screen with pens and then download that information to a computer.
The contest is designed to challenge students to use their imaginations to envision fantastic learning tools of the future. Stories are submitted by the school and any prizes won are awarded to the school. Nakagawa is one of three winners for this round; another judging round starts next month.
Nakagawa wrote about a TIME Talker, a built-in translator that could translate any language into English from the past and future.