Archive for 2013

Island Party Pupu Spicy Turkey Tail Adobo

Planning a get-together? Here is a Hawaiian island favorite with a Filipino flair, served as an appetizer  or “pupu” with cocktails. Turkey Tail Adobo is not only simple to make, but it will be  the talk of the pa...


Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board has four meetings during April-May

The regular meeting of the Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board will be on on Tuesday, April 16, 1013, at the Nanaikapono Elementary School  cafeteria, located at 89-153 Mano Avenue, 7:00-9:30 P.M.  New business on the agenda ar...


Moving House

All my life was spent “moving house” or moving to a new home. Mom was so unlucky with her personal life that we had to find a different home whenever she left a husband or married a new one, and she was married three times....


Will State keep plans that endanger Makaha Surfing Beach?

After all was said and done at the last Waianae Neighborhood Board meeting on March 5, 2013, the board concluded that the State Department of Transportation (DOT)  is the only authority that can appease the community of surfer...



New Owners of Waianae Mall Promise Improvements

Waianae Mall will change for the better after A&B Properties, Inc. redevelops the mall. David Haverly, representing the Alexander & Baldwin real estate company, spoke at the recent Waianae Neighborhood Board meeting on ...


Ark of Safety offers Waianae Easter egg hunt extravaganza

Every Easter season the Ark of Safety Christian Fellowship, led by Pastor Jay Amina, sponsors an egg hunt for its members and invites everyone in the Waianae community to participate. This holiday celebration will happen on Fri...


Author of `Ewa Which Way will speak at Kapolei Public Library

Tyler Miranda, author of `EWA WHICH WAY, grew up on the West Side of Oahu. He has written a novel which is steeped in the customs of a rural Hawaiian town and set in the early  1980s when Hurricane `Iwa struck. His book weaves...


Coconut Custard Bread Pudding from Hilo

Just got home today from Hilo, Hawaii.  Enjoyed my ohana and their favorite dishes.  Here is one of them – enjoy it! Coconut Custard Bread Pudding Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 1-1/2 loaves bread (older bread works well,...



Neighborhood Board will hear proposals to improve Ewa development plans

The next Ewa Neighborhood Board’s meeting will discuss amendments to the City Council Bill 65 regarding the Ewa Development Plan. Glenn Oamilda, president of the Ewa Beach Community Association, will propose  changes for...


Nanakuli High School Annual Songfest Celebrates Hawaiiana

Memories of my class trying to win the song contest held every year at Nanaikapono School sixty years ago make me yearn to hear the familiar sounds of Hawaiian music. Returning to Nanakuli we can experience that same old countr...


Does GOP stand for Gutless Obsequious Pussycats?

Republicans do a LOUSY job of sticking up for their core constituents. Evidence? Look at the divide and conquer success the current occupant of the White House has enjoyed in his efforts to demonize the wealth — and priva...


New Business Groups Face Waianae Neighborhood Board

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board will meet on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 7:00-10:00 P.M. at the Waianae District Park’s Muti-Purpose Room, 85-601 Farrington Highway.  They invite the public to listen to new business groups ...



Kenny Joseph: Waianae Pop Warner Football Coach

Head coach Kenny Joseph got  interested in football coaching by watching his father and brother coach.  Joseph started coaching youngsters in 1996 and began his first baseball season with his team Little Rascals, made up of f...


Stages Come Alive at Nanakuli, Kapolei High Schools

The Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center will present the musical review  “Flashback” featuring musical numbers from past productions as well as some new ones.  “Flashback ” wil...


Jiffy Chocolate Peanut Butter Drops

In my December recipe I talked about the generosity of the Leeward Coast when my family lived there. Their generosity continued for nearly three years while I called Waianae my home. On Valentine’s Day I worked at a dayca...


Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board Schedules Meetings in February-March

The Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board  No. 36 will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:00 P.M. at the Nanaikapono Elementary School Cafeteria, 89-153 Mano Avenue. New business on the agenda are these topi...