Unplugged: Waimea Valley Audubon Center

Beginning Monday, April 21st, and running through Sunday April 27th, it’s National “Turn Off Week” in the U.S. and Canada. Sponsored by the Center for Screen-time Awareness, in conjunction with many education and health & fitness organizations, the event is meant to highlight our growing reliance on all things electronic. It began in the 1990s …

Sunrise Service at Puowaina (“Punchbowl”)

Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Puowaina), Honolulu. Celebrants representing 8 denominations across the island, and the ASL translator. The Royal Hawaiian Band Puowaina, like Diamond Head, is an extinct volcanic crater. It lies in the heart of Honolulu. View of Diamond Head from the center of Puowaina. Blessed …

Kung Hee Fat Choy: Happy Lunar New Year

Tomorrow officially begins the new lunar year, 4706 — The Year of the Rat. Here on Oahu the festivities began early in January, and culminated publicly over the weekend with three days of partying in Honolulu’s Chinatown. We caught the tail-end of the parade and the beginning of the street party on Saturday. We must …