Archive for 2013

Year 2014: Hope for change and preservation

We wish everyone a happy and prosperous year in 2014. Happy days are sure to come if we cherish our communities by embracing all the dreams and beliefs of their different cultures. First and foremost, we must preserve the Hawai...


Winter Humor 2013



Once upon a wet, winter night…

Thunder sounded across the valley followed by lightning knifing the high peaks of the Ko`olau mountains. I peeked out the window to check for rain but found only a chilly, windless night. Minutes earlier, my mom had asked my da...


Leeward Reporter celebrates first year milestone

A year has passed since the Leeward Reporter started in December of 2012. We appreciate our readers and the comments they contributed during the past year. We hope to continue posting significant and meaningful news that occur ...



Kapolei Public Library offers Christmas holiday concert

Melemai Kapu’uwaimai Chorale and Vocal Ensemble will perform a concert of beautiful holiday music at Kapolei Public Library, Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:30 pm. This free concert features Christmas and Hawaiian favorit...


Nanakuli High and Intermediate news for November-December 2013

Jean Nishi, student activities coordinator for Nanakuli and Intermediate School, reports, “Here’s what’s been happening in November and December.” Nanakuli Interact Club members volunteered at the Patr...


Waianae Christmas parade will jump-start holiday festivities

The Christmas season in Waianae officially starts with the Waianae Coast Rotary Club’s annual Christmas Parade. On Saturday, December 14, 2013, the parade will begin at 10 A.M., departing from the Waianae Harbor and travellin...


Waianae High School December 2013 student activities

Waianae High School is holding various activities during the month of December. A food and clothing drive will be start on December 9, 2013, to donate clothing and food to the homeless. Anyone who wants to give to this collecti...



Small school brings in massive donation for Hawaii Food Bank

Kapolei Private School collects 8,821 pounds of food to benefit the Hawaii Food Bank  While many people were busy today with day-before Thanksgiving meal preparations, the students and teachers at Island Pacific Academy (IPA) ...


Turkey rescue: more guts than brains?

Ever raise turkeys in your back yard? My mother was a natural in raising animals for food since her parents were farmers all their lives. My grandmother kept a variety of animals for her dinner table – turkeys, ducks, chicken...


Waianae Public Library to showcase ancient weapons and artifacts of war

Greetings from  Waianae Public Library; Waianae Public Library would like to publicize the second of two programs to be held at Waianae Public Library this Saturday, November 23, at 10 AM. This program is entitled “Na Mea K...


Nanakuli-Maile Neighborhood Board schedules meetings for November-December, 2013

The Nanakuli-Maile Neighborhood Board will hold two meetings on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. The regular meeting of the board will be held at Nanaikapono Elementary School Cafeteria, 89-153 Mano Avenue, Waianae, at 7:00-9:30 P.M...



Waianae Neighborhood Board provides forum for school and education concerns

The Education Committee of the Waianae Neighborhood Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Waianae High School, Room B105, located at 85-251 Farrington Highway, 4:00- 6:00 P.M. Chairman Calvin Endo will le...


One Spooky Halloween Night!

What’s the best weather for a spooky Halloween night? One with rain, thunder, and lightning, right? We had those ideal conditions on my first Halloween night in Nanakuli. In Hawaii you always can count on a rainy, stormy Hall...


Nanakuli High and Intermediate School 2013 Fall and Winter Activities

Tuesday, 10/15- Friday, 10/25 Clothing and toiletry drive for the needy; donations may be dropped off at the school office Tuesday, 10/ 22 Free flu shot clinic for students, faculty and staff of NHIS, 8:00-10:00 a.m. in AC room...


Join ulua fishing tournament set for October 25-27, 2013

An ulua fishing tournament will start on October 25 and last through the weekend until Sunday, October 27, 2013. Fishermen must fish from the shoreline, and cash prizes are offered for the winning fish. If you are interested in...