Archive for 2012

New Year Wishes For The Leeward Coast

Happy New Year! We all look forward to a new year filled with worry-free days. The leeward coast of Oahu is made up of diverse but unique towns – Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Ko`Olina, Honokai Hale, Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae, and M...


Waianae Parks Promote Spring Fun and Learning

The Waianae District of the City and County Parks and Recreation Department will host new classes for fun and learning at parks located in Makaha, Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae Regional Park, and at the Pililaau Park. The spring pro...


Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

These cookies can be made with the peanut butter cookie recipe below or your favorite basic cookie recipe. When I make them with my students I just grab a mix from the grocer that just calls for a little oil, one egg and water....


A Call To Change School Attitudes.

There was once a time when dangerous people could be committed to institutions involuntarily so they could not harm themselves or others. Thanks to such Hollywood idiocy as “One flew over the cuckoo’s nest” a...



Animals Find Shelter in Kapolei

Pet owners on the Leeward Coast can inquire about lost animals by taking a drive to the Campbell Industrial Park. The Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) maintains a facility there for animals which ar...


Ewa Motorcycle Club, NoXcuse Jus Ride, A Family Of Riders

On the Ewa side of  Oahu there is a family of riders who tout the name “NoXcuse Jus Ride.” Although they are enthusiastic about their recreational outings, they still find time to help the community. This year thei...


A Christmas Memory

It was December 1951 in our Quonset hut, our home on the Waianae Coast. The winter waves crashed on the shoreline across the street from our home. The smell of ocean spray drifted inland, mingling with the odor of rotting dead ...


Story Time for Children at the Waianae Public Library

At Waianae Public Library Theresa Boro, the children’s librarian, conducts an all-year program called “Story Time” for pre-schoolers, children who are three years old and younger. Story Time is held every Thur...



Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board No. 36 Meeting Discusses Homelessness

The Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board No. 36 will recess in the month of December. The next meeting is on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Their Housing Committee will meet on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at St. Philips Episcopal Chu...


Winter Humor 2012

Winter Humor 2012


Waianae Rotary Club Puts On Annual Christmas Parade

The Waianae Rotary Club plans to have a Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 15. The parade will begin at 10 A.M. leaving the Waianae Boat Harbor and arriving at the Waianae Shopping Center mall.  The parade will show off ni...


Nanakuli High School Performing Arts Center Provides Holiday Entertainment

Nanakuli High School is holding their Ohana Ike Festival, a hoolaulea, at their football field on Saturday, December 8, starting at 4 P.M.  Students from their Performing Arts Center program will put on a Christmas show at 7 P...



Won Ton Dumplings for the Holidays

Won ton is a versatile dish for the holidays.  You can serve it as an appetizer or make a soup with noodles of your choice. 1 lb. ground pork or beef 10 shrimp 1 can water chestnuts Won ton wrappers (3-4 pkg) 1 stalk green oni...


Kapolei High School News – November 26, 2012

Annual Winter Concert to be held on December 7 at 6 P.M. in the school plaza near the cafeteria. Winter Ball to be held on December 20, 5:30 – 10:30 P.M., at the Pacific Beach Hotel.  All grade levels were invited. Kapolei C...


A&P Payless Auto Parts – A Fishing and Driving Business

Tucked in the back of a recycling spot in Nanakuli, A&P Payless Auto Parts and Fishing Supplies is a favorite shop for many on the Waianae Coast. Proprietor Gary Wong welcomes his customers who come from all walks of life. ...


St. Rita’s Church Helps the Hungry

Father Alapaki Kim, pastor of St. Rita’s Church, is continuing to help the poor and hungry in Nanakuli. Started by Father Eli Carter 20 years ago, the program serves people from Honokai Hale to Makaha. The church offers a...