Kaneohe's Annual Christmas Parade

Kaneohe's Annual Christmas Parade

Publication Date: December 16, 2009

The Kaneohe Christmas Parade had it all, including good weather, for its 47th annual march through the town on Dec. 5.
Total Pictures: 12   Total Views: 31478

The Optimist International Junior Golf Championships

The Optimist International Junior Golf Championships

Publication Date: July 22, 2009

The Optimist International Junior Golf Championships Hawaii District Qualifier was held June 18 at Turtle Bay Resort's George Fazio golf course. Pictured here are some of the proud young winners of the junior tournament - you may be looking at the next Tadd or Michelle! Photos courtesy Alan Wong, OIJGC Qualifier district chair.
Total Pictures: 8   Total Views: 13138

Windward Rotary Service Above Self

Windward Rotary Service Above Self

Publication Date: April 8, 2009

When the Rotary Club of Windward Oahu selects its annual Service Above Self honoree, it looks for people like Paul Brennan - a hardworking man who cares deeply about the place he lives.
Total Pictures: 9   Total Views: 12000

Formaggio Benefit For Boys & Girls Club

Formaggio Benefit For Boys & Girls Club

Publication Date: February 11, 2009

It's always a good formula to bring adults, food and wine together for the sake of our children.
Total Pictures: 11   Total Views: 17043

Windward Half Marathon, Races

Windward Half Marathon, Races

Publication Date: November 19, 2008

More than 400 racers of all ages turned out for the 27th annual Windward Half Marathon and 5K (and shorter keiki races) early Sept. 14. It was a gathering of military and civilians who all care about the Boys & Girls Club Windward Clubhouse. Thanks to the Marines, area families, Rotarians, schools, churches and sponsors like Fleet Feet Kailua and Castle Medical Center, the event earned $4,100 for the clubhouse. The Sept. 14 races were perfect for parents and even grandparents, but as race director Susan Friedl says, "it's the keiki races that steal the show." The kids had a 100-yard dash and a 1-mile race to show off their speedy little legs. The BGC of Hawaii serves more than 17,000 Island youths each year, including the Kailua site.
Total Pictures: 9   Total Views: 13430

Windward Artists Guild Exhibition

Windward Artists Guild Exhibition

Publication Date: November 5, 2008

For most of October, the 49th Windward Artists Guild Member Exhibition was on view in the gallery at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden - a setting that vice president Tamara Doehm says is inspirational for both creativity and sales: "It's a beautiful location with lots of visitors and tourists."
Total Pictures: 12   Total Views: 16934

Windward Ho'olaulea

Windward Ho'olaulea

Publication Date: October 8, 2008

Funny how fast an idea can become a tradition. Bringing the Kaneohe community together to showcase and support itself in a fun way began eight years ago.
Total Pictures: 16   Total Views: 20527

Waiahole School's 125th Anniversary

Waiahole School's 125th Anniversary

Publication Date: October 1, 2008

There's nothing like a birthday party for the family elders to bring out the food, music and friends.
Total Pictures: 16   Total Views: 22593

Blue Moon Men's Night Doubles

Blue Moon Men's Night Doubles

Publication Date: August 13, 2008

Kailua Racquet Club folks really enjoy their tennis, but the secret is to embrace "the whole package." Not only did the 38th annual MND tourney offer great matches and $6,000 in prize money from July 20 to Aug. 2, fans (3,000 in all) could sip wine, graze nightly on delicious entrees from Chef Dave Kaminski and win prizes.
Total Pictures: 16   Total Views: 29074

ROXY's Kailua Grand Opening Party

ROXY's Kailua Grand Opening Party

Publication Date: July 23, 2008

When Hawaiian Island Creations opened a new ROXY brand store this spring in the Kailua Village Shops, everyone had something to be happy about.
Total Pictures: 19   Total Views: 41381

Raku Ho'olaule'a At Waimanalo Bay Beach Park

Raku Ho'olaule'a At Waimanalo Bay Beach Park

Publication Date: June 25, 2008

"You glaze, we fire" - That was the theme for this year's Raku Ho'olaule'a. Artists of all ages got to experience the thrill of the 400-year-old Japanese pottery process May 31 on the sands at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park during a free Community Kiln Day.
Total Pictures: 9   Total Views: 12152

Dressage Show In Waimanalo

Dressage Show In Waimanalo

Publication Date: June 24, 2008

At one of three 2008 dressage competitions this year at Waimanalo's Hilltop Ranch, about 20 horse-and-rider teams came together to test their training progress.
Total Pictures: 7   Total Views: 9627

Keiki Palaka Band Annual Kanikapila

Keiki Palaka Band Annual Kanikapila

Publication Date: June 18, 2008

The Keiki Palaka Band marked its 10-year anniversary of strumming its stuff June 7 with its annual Kanikapila and Luau at Kailua Elementary School.
Total Pictures: 17   Total Views: 24360

Habilitat's Eighth Annual Luau

Habilitat's Eighth Annual Luau

Publication Date: May 28, 2008

You know they sell Christmas trees, do landscaping and masonry jobs. But Kaneohe's nationally known private drug treatment center, Habilitat, also knows how to throw a luau.
Total Pictures: 6   Total Views: 8639

Kiwanis Mother's Day Breakfast

Kiwanis Mother's Day Breakfast

Publication Date: May 21, 2008

The Kaneohe Kiwanis Club has figured out how to run a pancake breakfast, and members have been doing it every Mother's Day for 47 years now. But the last few years, they experienced leftover food (which goes to Aloha Harvest) and dwindling numbers, so they cut back on the supplies this time. Oops.
Total Pictures: 17   Total Views: 23646

I Love Kailua Party 2008

I Love Kailua Party 2008

Publication Date: May 7, 2008

Closing Kailua Road can bring out the best in people, as the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle and friends discover each year. The "I Love Kailua" party April 27 had that happy-crowd feeling that makes the community proud each of the 16 years it's been partying this way.
Total Pictures: 20   Total Views: 27885

Lanikai School Wine & Auction

Lanikai School Wine & Auction

Publication Date: April 30, 2008

The 10th annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction for Lanikai Public Charter School proved to be the best ever, declares PCNC Jennifer Stogner, who coordinated the March 8 event at Mid-Pacific Country Club.
Total Pictures: 15   Total Views: 23302

Windward Volleyball League Opens

Windward Volleyball League Opens

Publication Date: April 23, 2008

Windward Volleyball League/PAL opened its season April 5 at Waimanalo Gym without playing any games. "This year was different," said president Louanna Kaio.
Total Pictures: 12   Total Views: 27080

 Windward Orchid Society Show

Windward Orchid Society Show

Publication Date: April 16, 2008

Orchid lovers lined up outside King gym in record numbers Good Friday morning, eager to browse, buy and/or seek out expert advice.
Total Pictures: 15   Total Views: 20446

Kalaheo's Powder Puff Football Game

Kalaheo's Powder Puff Football Game

Publication Date: March 19, 2008

February is a busy time to raise money for Project Graduation parties. But the Kalaheo Mustangs and their PTSA had an old-but-new idea up their sleeves and jerseys: Stage a powder puff football game where the girls play ball and the boys cheer them on.
Total Pictures: 19   Total Views: 32073

St. Ann's 'An Affair of the Heart'

St. Ann's 'An Affair of the Heart'

Publication Date: February 27, 2008

It was all about heart at the annual scholarship dinner dance staged Feb. 2 by St. Ann's Model Schools in the Koolau Grand Ballroom.
Total Pictures: 11   Total Views: 21424

Boys & Girls Club Benefit Night

Boys & Girls Club Benefit Night

Publication Date: February 20, 2008

The local Boys & Girls Club theme is "Working hand-in-hand to make Windward Oahu a better place for our children." That was an easy mission for the club's supporters who attended a Jan. 27 gala of wine, food and friends.
Total Pictures: 12   Total Views: 21851

Calvary Preschool Open House

Calvary Preschool Open House

Publication Date: February 6, 2008

Calvary Episcopal Preschool proudly introduced its newly accredited toddler program to the community with an open house and a benefit "treasure sale" Jan. 18 and 19 in Kaneohe, across from Windward City Shopping Center.
Total Pictures: 8   Total Views: 11414

Kailua Elementary Math Carnival Night

Kailua Elementary Math Carnival Night

Publication Date: January 30, 2008

Like clockwork, you can count on Family Night four times a year at Kailua Elementary School.
Total Pictures: 10   Total Views: 11339

Windward Holiday Festival

Windward Holiday Festival

Publication Date: January 9, 2008

In a first-time effort, Windward Oahu advocates for the homeless put on a party for their special guests Dec. 14 at Ben Parker Elementary School.
Total Pictures: 19   Total Views: 22973

Hawaii FI-DO Gala At Cinnamon's

Hawaii FI-DO Gala At Cinnamon's

Publication Date: December 19, 2007

Most Windward Oahu folks know about Susan Luehrs' non-profit agency in Kahuku that matches service dogs with people who have disabilities.
Total Pictures: 12   Total Views: 14896

Women's Night Doubles In Kailua

Women's Night Doubles In Kailua

Publication Date: December 12, 2007

With sponsors, volunteers and crowd support founded on its enthusiastic Windward base, the Kailua Racquet Club enjoyed another successful Women's Night Doubles tournament in mid-November.
Total Pictures: 19   Total Views: 33880

45th Birthday Kanikapila At Buzz's

45th Birthday Kanikapila At Buzz's

Publication Date: December 5, 2007

Running a popular beachside steak house for four decades means keeping up with the times. So although they don't take credit cards at Buzz's Original Steakhouse, they do used biodegradable utensils and take-out containers.
Total Pictures: 15   Total Views: 20011

Eco by 5 Art Show at Ho'omaluhia

Eco by 5 Art Show at Ho'omaluhia

Publication Date: November 14, 2007

A lot more goes into an art exhibit than mounting paintings on a wall. For Kaneohe artist Marion Yee Larson, coordinator of the current show at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, it's all about the four corners of the Earth and a central element that unites them.
Total Pictures: 9   Total Views: 13630

Windward YMCA Hallo-Wine Tasting

Windward YMCA Hallo-Wine Tasting

Publication Date: November 7, 2007

Supporters turned out in their weirdest fashions for the Windward YMCA's fourth annual Hallo-Wine.
Total Pictures: 13   Total Views: 20151

Kanile'a Ukulele Club Jam

Kanile'a Ukulele Club Jam

Publication Date: October 31, 2007

There's nothing strange about the sounds coming from Bay View Restaurant, usually on the third Tuesday night of the month.
Total Pictures: 12   Total Views: 18586

Lanihuli Observatory Dedication

Lanihuli Observatory Dedication

Publication Date: October 24, 2007

Everyone looks up at the Hawaiian skies, but at Windward Community College, they're seeing way beyond those 'Windward and mauka clouds' these days.
Total Pictures: 8   Total Views: 13060

Patsy T. Mink Memorial Luncheon

Patsy T. Mink Memorial Luncheon

Publication Date: October 17, 2007

Windward Women Democrats (Districts 48, 49, 50 and 51) held its fourth annual Patsy T. Mink Memorial Luncheon Oct. 6 at Mid-Pacific Country Club.
Total Pictures: 10   Total Views: 17992

Seventh Annual Windward Ho'olaulea

Seventh Annual Windward Ho'olaulea

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

Everywhere something was going on - and a lot of it - Sept. 22 at the Windward Ho'olaulea.
Total Pictures: 17   Total Views: 18048

‘Ahuimanu Fun and Craft Fair

‘Ahuimanu Fun and Craft Fair

Publication Date: October 3, 2007

Ahuimanu Elementary School’s annual Fun & Craft Fair should officially insert the word “family” into its name, because the ohana feeling glues it all together. After three decades, all the school’s kin have their act together and all their roles ready to roll.
Total Pictures: 19   Total Views: 33360

New Zealand Rodeo Party

New Zealand Rodeo Party

Publication Date: September 26, 2007

Waimanalo's multitalented artist Patrick Ching is aiming to perform as a clown in the Big Methven Rodeo Oct. 21 on South Island, New Zealand. Photos by Byron Lee byronlee@midweek.com
Total Pictures: 16   Total Views: 29968

Zip Memorial All-Girls Rodeo

Zip Memorial All-Girls Rodeo

Publication Date: September 19, 2007

The sun shone hot on about 1,000 rodeo fans, who nevertheless had two great options for what to watch - the rodeo action or the beautiful scenery that surrounded the corral at Kualoa Ranch on Sept. 8.
Total Pictures: 19   Total Views: 31956

Community Build Day In Kahaluu

Community Build Day In Kahaluu

Publication Date: September 5, 2007

Five run-down low-income housing units at Ho'okipa got a make-over from 60 bank employees Aug. 25 - not something you see every day.
Total Pictures: 18   Total Views: 28871

Aloha 'Aina Earth Day in Kahaluu

Aloha 'Aina Earth Day in Kahaluu

Publication Date: August 29, 2007

For the second straight year, everybody won at the community recycling drive in Kahaluu.
Total Pictures: 7   Total Views: 10696

Koolaupoko Club's 70th Birthday Luau

Koolaupoko Club's 70th Birthday Luau

Publication Date: August 22, 2007

Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club threw a luau Aug. 4 at Kualoa Ranch where 500 guests ate well and applauded an impressive lineup of Kaneohe's best citizens and scholars.
Total Pictures: 20   Total Views: 31929

Youth Campers At Da Ranch

Youth Campers At Da Ranch

Publication Date: August 15, 2007

The Koolaupoko, Kahaluu, Kaneohe and Pali Lions clubs played host to 30 international teens July 22 at Manawale‘a Riding Center in Waimanalo.
Total Pictures: 13   Total Views: 20475

Kailua 2007 Relay For Life

Kailua 2007 Relay For Life

Publication Date: August 1, 2007


Total Pictures: 21   Total Views: 29432

Kailua Chamber’s Pau Hana Mixer

Kailua Chamber’s Pau Hana Mixer

Publication Date: July 25, 2007

Who says business folks aren’t any fun? The Kailua Chamber of Commerce threw a fun pau hana party last month in the parking lot near the Kailua Information Center.
Total Pictures: 12   Total Views: 20946

I Love Kailua Town Party 2007

I Love Kailua Town Party 2007

Publication Date: May 9, 2007

Kailua has been partying for 15 years now, and it just gets better and better. The annual ‘I Love Kailua’ block party is a fixture on Kailua Road each spring, and so are the abundance of local artisans and foods.
Total Pictures: 18   Total Views: 35038

Tennis Hut Training Championships

Tennis Hut Training Championships

Publication Date: May 2, 2007

The Tennis Hut sponsored a junior Team Training Championship tournament as a way to celebrate spring break (i.e., more time for tennis!) at Kailua District Park. Tennis pro and tourney director Pam Nakaso pronounced March 26 “an outstanding day of fabulous tennis.
Total Pictures: 10   Total Views: 15266

Windward All-Breed Dog Show

Windward All-Breed Dog Show

Publication Date: April 25, 2007

When the Windward Hawaiian Dog Fanciers Association has a show, they do it in a big way — by having two shows in a row with 400 dogs and plenty of humans and prizes.
Total Pictures: 16   Total Views: 38855

Windward Orchid Society Show

Windward Orchid Society Show

Publication Date: April 4, 2007

A “Marketplace of Orchids” it was, with three days in a gym full of blooms, potted treasures, displays by six Oahu clubs, and thousands of visitors. They bought up plants from vendors in record numbers.
Total Pictures: 17   Total Views: 26528

Kailua Seniors’ St. Patrick’s Day Bash

Kailua Seniors’ St. Patrick’s Day Bash

Publication Date: March 28, 2007

Unlike Kermit the Frog, the Kailua Seniors Club finds it very easy to be green, and St. Patrick’s Day is surely a fine excuse for the fun-loving leprechauns, er, members to go all out. The club celebrated “St. Paddy” special day on March 13 at Kailua District Park with its own unique flair.
Total Pictures: 12   Total Views: 14931

Kailua’s Second Sunday Art Walk

Kailua’s Second Sunday Art Walk

Publication Date: March 21, 2007

Kailua’s monthly Art Walks have become a pleasant and educational tradition since the first strides were taken in July 2005. Every second Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. folks come to check out the downtown shops and art venues and get a little exercise.
Total Pictures: 7   Total Views: 13025

Happy Birthday, Doctor Seuss

Happy Birthday, Doctor Seuss

Publication Date: March 14, 2007

March 2 is the date when adults involved in education can be as nutty as they like, all for the sake of reading. Kailua Elementary School is one of many Windward schools where Dr. Seuss fans from age 4 to 84 don the funny red-and-white hats favored by Theodor Seuss Geisel’s celebrity cat character.
Total Pictures: 12   Total Views: 14933

Pali Lions Club 2007 Luau

Pali Lions Club 2007 Luau

Publication Date: March 7, 2007

With more than 200 tickets sold prior to their luau, the Pali Lions members and friends had their work cut out for them on Feb. 24 at St. Anthony’s Church. A big draw for the annual feast was the food, of course, coming from Lion Alan Young, who owns Young’s Fish Market.
Total Pictures: 18   Total Views: 25286

Snow Day Comes To Le Jardin

Snow Day Comes To Le Jardin

Publication Date: February 28, 2007

If you’re under 5 years old, the best way to learn about winter is by plunging into it. That’s what 81 keiki at Le Jardin Junior School did Jan. 26 in the parking lot of St. John Lutheran Church.
Total Pictures: 17   Total Views: 21957

Jazz Festival - Windward Style

Jazz Festival - Windward Style

Publication Date: February 21, 2007

“It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day,” declared Dana Ritchie Fujikake, co-producer of the first Windward Oahu venue for Hawaii’s International Jazz Festival.
Total Pictures: 18   Total Views: 28324

Cool Kailua Nights Block Party

Cool Kailua Nights Block Party

Publication Date: February 14, 2007

A block party for cancer — what a concept — and it worked amazingly well for a first-time effort Feb. 3 in Kailua town.
Total Pictures: 14   Total Views: 25844

John Wisnosky: In Memorium

John Wisnosky: In Memorium

Publication Date: January 31, 2007

Dozens of friends, colleagues and fans gathered with John Wisnosky’s family at a Remembrance Celebration Jan. 20 at Gallery ‘Iolani, where four decades of the late artist’s works are on view through Feb. 8.
Total Pictures: 21   Total Views: 40520

Sandy Akana’s Retirement Party

Sandy Akana’s Retirement Party

Publication Date: January 10, 2007

Kailua Library manager Sandy Akana’s retirement bash Nov. 29 was not the place for silent reading. Held in the library courtyard, 200 friends, patrons and relatives enjoyed dinner and dancing to the big-band sounds of the King Pins as they bid farewell to their favorite librarian.
Total Pictures: 14   Total Views: 24567

2006 Olomana Christmas Parade

2006 Olomana Christmas Parade

Publication Date: December 27, 2006

Olomana Community Association’s Christmas Parade has spread its homegrown, wacky cheer along a one-mile stretch of the neighborhood for at least 30 years, and many say that 2006 was the biggest and best.
Total Pictures: 15   Total Views: 25286

St. Anthony’s ‘Fashions with a Past’

St. Anthony’s ‘Fashions with a Past’

Publication Date: December 20, 2006

The sold-out thrift shop fashion show Dec. 9 earned about $3,000 for outreach programs at St. Anthony’s Church and generated plenty of fun. “People donated so much to the show we had too many clothes to model — five racks full,” says outreach director Val Haole.
Total Pictures: 21   Total Views: 30229

Daunna’s Art Studio Exhibit

Daunna’s Art Studio Exhibit

Publication Date: December 13, 2006

For more than three decades, Daunna Yanoviak’s Kailua art studio has been a bubbling fountain of creativity, and each year it overflows into Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden gallery for a big show.
Total Pictures: 21   Total Views: 47035

Kailua Chamber Of Commerce

Kailua Chamber Of Commerce

Publication Date: November 29, 2006

Members look forward to the Kailua Chamber of Commerce awards lunch with good reason. Recognition from peers is good for business, says awards chair Tonic Bille, and it makes them proud. A crowd of 90 at Mid-Pac Country Club Nov. 15
Total Pictures: 10   Total Views: 20085

Kailua’s Reading Romp Family Night

Kailua’s Reading Romp Family Night

Publication Date: November 22, 2006

More than 200 guests plunked down a dollar to enter and enjoy Kailua Elementary School’s celebration of reading on Nov. 15.
Total Pictures: 18   Total Views: 34823

Kanile‘a ‘Ukulele Grand Reopening

Kanile‘a ‘Ukulele Grand Reopening

Publication Date: November 15, 2006

With so many fingers plucking away on the Windward side, it’s no wonder Kaneohe has two ‘ukulele manufacturers. Joe and Kristen Souza started Kanile‘a ‘Ukulele in 1997 by assembling them on their patio. Business grew so much they reopened recently in a much larger space at 46-216 Kahuhipa St. where they can turn out 150 units a month.
Total Pictures: 10   Total Views: 18389

Hardware Hawaii Showroom Opening

Hardware Hawaii Showroom Opening

Publication Date: November 8, 2006

Windward’s own hardware company couldn’t be prouder than it was Oct. 28 at the grand opening of its Oneawa Street showroom.
Total Pictures: 19   Total Views: 40204

Band Boosters Steak Dinner

Band Boosters Steak Dinner

Publication Date: November 1, 2006

Band members were working instead of making music as the Kailua High School Band Boosters staged a steak dinner benefit Oct. 22 at the school, slipping in a silent auction for good measure along with nearly 500 juicy grilled steaks.
Total Pictures: 8   Total Views: 15595

Methodists’ 75th Anniversary Party

Methodists’ 75th Anniversary Party

Publication Date: October 25, 2006

God never warned Kahaluu United Methodist Church about the Oct. 15 earthquake.
Total Pictures: 13   Total Views: 25299

Windward Oahu’s Sunset at the Ranch

Windward Oahu’s Sunset at the Ranch

Publication Date: October 18, 2006

The Windward community’s first ‘Sunset at the Ranch’ at Kualoa was declared “fabulous” by chairman Wayne Panoke. The Oct. 7-8 weekend proved to be a big draw for people all through the day. Many came to shop and eat, others arrived later for the movies.
Total Pictures: 8   Total Views: 14532

Seagull Schools’ Pirates for Peace Friend-raiser

Seagull Schools’ Pirates for Peace Friend-raiser

Publication Date: October 11, 2006

Seagull Schools needs a fund-raiser now and then to keep pace with its growth. The Kailua-based preschool’s “Pirates for Peace” benefit Sept. 17 dished up fun for all ages, plus a share in the receipts from host restaurant, Cha-Cha-Cha Salsaria by Koko Marina.
Total Pictures: 9   Total Views: 18698

Filipino Centennial at Pohai Nani

Filipino Centennial at Pohai Nani

Publication Date: October 4, 2006

Pohai Nani celebrates many centennials each year, but its Sept. 12 party was a special salute to an entire ethnic group. Helping to honor the 100th anniversary of the Sakadas’ arrival in Hawaii were the retirement facility’s very imaginative and energetic staff.
Total Pictures: 8   Total Views: 13376

Windward Ho‘olaulea

Windward Ho‘olaulea

Publication Date: September 27, 2006

Other than early showers, the rains stayed away — but that was the only thing missing from the Windward Community College Ho‘olaulea Sept. 16. “The buzz is that this was the best one yet,” declared Libby Young, who co-chaired the sixth annual event with Janis Chun of the Kaneohe Business Group.
Total Pictures: 20   Total Views: 37179

Waimanalo Sunset On The Beach

Waimanalo Sunset On The Beach

Publication Date: September 20, 2006

Waimanalo folks know how to have fun in the sun, and Sept. 9 and 10 were especially good times for the community’s annual Sunset on the Beach.
Total Pictures: 20   Total Views: 47918

Pohai Nani Golf Tournament

Pohai Nani Golf Tournament

Publication Date: September 13, 2006

Hoping to bring its ambitious wellness center plan closer to reality, Pohai Nani Good Samaritan Retirement Community held its very first benefit golf tourney Aug. 17, drawing a crowd of supporters and duffers to the Olomana Golf Links.
Total Pictures: 9   Total Views: 16761

Chip In 4 Castle Golf Tournament

Chip In 4 Castle Golf Tournament

Publication Date: September 6, 2006

The crowd turned out in force under warm, clear Windward skies for the Chip in For Castle Charity Golf Tournament. Held at Mid- Pacific Country Club on Aug. 28, the 16th annual event supports the area’s only major hospital and its busy, growing wellness center.
Total Pictures: 20   Total Views: 41238

Summer Sensations

Summer Sensations

Publication Date: August 23, 2006

The Association of Hawaii Artists hosted a reception in the Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden gallery Sunday, Aug. 6, to celebrate the opening of its new show, Summer Sensations.
Total Pictures: 6   Total Views: 9312

30 Years Of Halau Mohala ‘Ilima

30 Years Of Halau Mohala ‘Ilima

Publication Date: August 16, 2006

Hundreds of old and new dancers and fans of Halau Mohala ‘Ilima came to a fun and informal 30th birthday party Aug. 5 for Mapuana and Kihei de Silva’s renowned hula troupe.
Total Pictures: 13   Total Views: 41336

Ulupono: Grow Well and Flourish

Ulupono: Grow Well and Flourish

Publication Date: August 9, 2006

“Ulupono” — that’s the theme around Castle Medical Center these days, and especially on July 30 when the hospital welcomed everyone to come see and celebrate the completion of its Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Patient Care Wing.
Total Pictures: 19   Total Views: 39577

‘Diversity Day’ on the Bay 2006

‘Diversity Day’ on the Bay 2006

Publication Date: August 2, 2006

Take a look at these faces, and you understand how fitting a “diversity” theme is for Kaneohe’s Day on the Bay, held for the seventh year on Kokokahi YWCA grounds next to the bay.
Total Pictures: 21   Total Views: 42599

Soroptimists' Dinner And Auction

Soroptimists' Dinner And Auction

Publication Date: July 26, 2006

The Windward Soroptimists held their major fundraiser, a gala dinner and auction, July 16 at the Marine base officers club.
Total Pictures: 20   Total Views: 36265

The Many Teasures of Kawai Nui Marsh

The Many Teasures of Kawai Nui Marsh

Publication Date: July 19, 2006

Kawai Nui Marsh’s co-curators were thinking positive on July 8, despite a year of devastating damage to Hawaii’s environment.
Total Pictures: 17   Total Views: 33719

Hawaiian Civic Club Rummage Sale

Hawaiian Civic Club Rummage Sale

Publication Date: July 12, 2006

A “super rummage sale” may not sound like the place to uncover stories of ancient cultural impact, but the intention is there.
Total Pictures: 7   Total Views: 11154

St. John Vianney School Golf Tourney

St. John Vianney School Golf Tourney

Publication Date: June 28, 2006

For its first golf tournament, St. John Vianney Parish School was “very pleased” with the $11,000 profit for its endowment fund to help students with tuition.
Total Pictures: 13   Total Views: 24483

Honolulu Polo Club's Opening Day

Honolulu Polo Club's Opening Day

Publication Date: June 21, 2006

The Waimanalo Polo Season opened June 11, a little later than usual because of the spring floods, but fans (shown here) made up for the delay by flocking to the Honolulu Polo Club field across from Bellows.
Total Pictures: 18   Total Views: 36174

Heeia Aloha Fest For Sixth-graders

Heeia Aloha Fest For Sixth-graders

Publication Date: June 14, 2006

Heeia Elementary School parents wanted to send their sixth-graders off with a day, and night, to remember from their small-kid school days.
Total Pictures: 20   Total Views: 43051

Kailua’s Launching Of Boys & Girls Club

Kailua’s Launching Of Boys & Girls Club

Publication Date: June 7, 2006

With its Kailua site finally up and running, the public flocked to the Boys & Girls Club open house May 18 at Kailua Intermediate School where community leaders Kathy Bryant-Hunter and David Earles led the charge to raise, ahem, $10 million
Total Pictures: 18   Total Views: 38318

May Day At Aikahi Elementary School

May Day At Aikahi Elementary School

Publication Date: May 31, 2006

The May Day/Lei Day tradition in Hawaii is alive and well, and smelling great at Windward Oahu schools and parks this spring.
Total Pictures: 15   Total Views: 25351

Waldorf School Tastes & Treasures

Waldorf School Tastes & Treasures

Publication Date: May 24, 2006

For 10 years, the Honolulu Waldorf School has counted on its spring fundraiser, Tastes & Treasures, to support the unique private school and its tuition assistance fund.
Total Pictures: 18   Total Views: 35071

Ruby Tuesday Diabetes Gala

Ruby Tuesday Diabetes Gala

Publication Date: May 17, 2006

Ruby Tuesday hosted a VIP charity grand opening for its Windward Mall restaurant May 1 by throwing a party for invited guests, donating all proceeds to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Total Pictures: 13   Total Views: 28770

I Love Kailua Town Party

I Love Kailua Town Party

Publication Date: May 10, 2006

Hundreds of isle residents enjoyed the old-fashioned community fair atmosphere that Kailua offers every spring at its town party. And their support of the April 30 event, which stretched even farther down Kailua Road, made over $88,000 for the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle.
Total Pictures: 19   Total Views: 39369

Ability House Meets Habitat For Humanity

Ability House Meets Habitat For Humanity

Publication Date: May 3, 2006

The national non-profit agency Ability House is partnering with Honolulu Habitat for Humanity to build accessible homes on Oahu, including one going up now on Waimanalo Hawaiian Homestead land.
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Kaha Kii: An Artistic Discovery

Kaha Kii: An Artistic Discovery

Publication Date: April 26, 2006

The artwork of five Oahu high school students will advance to the district-wide finals in U.S. Rep. Ed Case’s congressional arts contest, Kaha Kii: An Artistic Discovery.
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Kahaluu School’s Fair And Ho‘olaulea

Kahaluu School’s Fair And Ho‘olaulea

Publication Date: April 19, 2006

Darling Kukahiko had a vision for Kahaluu Elementary School, which was struggling with low morale while ‘restructuring.’ A pastor’s wife, she drew neighbors together to host a ho‘olaulea April 8 to raise $4,000 for the teachers and create a visible support group for the school.
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Assistance League Games Day Benefit

Assistance League Games Day Benefit

Publication Date: April 12, 2006

It’s rare to get so many Assistance League of Hawaii members to sit down together and enjoy themselves. They are usually at the thrift shop (at 1505 Young St.), tutoring keiki, sorting school clothes, sharing wildlife lessons, bringing teddy bears to the ER, etc.
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Windward Orchid Society Show & Sale

Windward Orchid Society Show & Sale

Publication Date: April 5, 2006

So what if it was wet outside? The sunshine under the King Intermediate School gym roof was blazing at the Windward Orchid Society’s 27th annual show and plant sale March 24-26.
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Kailua Chamber of Commerce Benefit

Kailua Chamber of Commerce Benefit

Publication Date: March 29, 2006

The newly renovated Ka‘ohao Ballroom at Mid-Pacific Country Club proved the perfect venue for the chamber’s Silent Auction and Wine Tasting March 18, according to Anna Lui, KCOC member who co-chaired the auction.
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Calvary Episcopal Preschool Keiki Karnival

Calvary Episcopal Preschool Keiki Karnival

Publication Date: March 22, 2006

For a preschool that’s been around for 43 years and seen at least two generations take naps and stuff cubbyholes under its roof, Calvary Episcopal Preschool still knows how to fill a day with childlike glee.
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Le Jardin Academy Thanks the Department of Transportation

Le Jardin Academy Thanks the Department of Transportation

Publication Date: March 15, 2006

It’s a rare thing when a community thanks our state Department of Transportation for doing something right, but Le Jardin Academy was so delighted with its safer, smoother exit that it threw a roadside party and issued “degrees in mitigating traffic control” to DOT director Rod Haraga, deputy director Brennon Morioka and Sen. Fred Hemmings for making it happen.
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Michael Pedro’s 18th Year At Round Table Pizza

Michael Pedro’s 18th Year At Round Table Pizza

Publication Date: March 8, 2006

For its hard-working employee and “really great guy,” it was a natural thing for the Round Table staff to throw a pizza party for Michael Pedro on Feb. 28 to mark his 18th year with the Enchanted Lake restaurant.
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Pure Light Racing Team Fund-raiser

Pure Light Racing Team Fund-raiser

Publication Date: March 1, 2006

With the Pure Light Racing Team headed for the World Sprint championships in New Zealand March 21-25, a recent fundraiser at Pinky’s Pupu Bar & Grill was a welcome event. Founded in 2002 as part of Kailua Community Church’s Project Pure Light, the team has both disabled and able-bodied paddlers.
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