From the Editor...
December 2007 -- Amazing how quickly the year passes. Here we are, wishing each other Mele Kalikimaka again, so soon! At Northwest Hawai`i Times, we saw our circle widen over the past year.
November 2007 --We hope you are enjoying our November issue, a month when we always honor the birth of Kalākaua, the last male monarch of Hawai`i who did much to restore some of the Hawaiian traditions that had gone underground because of suppression by outside forces.
October 2007 -- With Fall comes…football…what else? I know it’s not only a male thing because I have a few female friends who are devoted to that contact sport. But it’s still a baffling game to me, mainly because I can’t figure out those calls that the umpires make.
September 2007 -- Aloha from Hilo, where in the span of one week, we experienced: hurricane warnings, two earthquakes, a tsunami, brush fires and lava flows!
August 2007 -- As August brings summer to a full boil, you’ll find some of us (like me) in the Islands. Around this time is when I hele on to Hilo and if you’ve ever been there, you know it’s a good place to kick back with friends and family, wala`au, eat, sleep, holoholo.
July 2007 -- As we’re in the middle of our summer travel season, things are popping. For us island people, transportation is a key issue.
June 2007 -- I spent an evening listening to Hawaiian musicians at the Northwest Folklife Festival and their music is still singing in my ears!
May 2007 -- Maybe the holiday season is the busiest for you, but for us here in the Northwest, it’s Spring. This is when all the music and dancing starts.
April 2007 -- After months of cold and somber days, Spring arrives in the Pacific Northwest with an explosion of green leaves and kalakoa flowers. When we were in Hawai`i, didn’t we take all those blooming plants for granted; in fact, we even looked at some as pests! “Dat yellow ginger takin ovah da whole yard!”
March 2007 --
There was no grand plan to focus this month on the Pacific Ocean; it just turned out that way.
February 2007 -- Once again I got lucky. I was in Hilo for most of January, planning for my mother’s 90th birthday (among other things) when news of the canoes started spreading.
January 2007 -- Another year has come and gone and for us here in the Pacific Northwest, I think it’s safe to say we’re happy to bid aloha to 2006.
December 2006 -- As we’re approaching the end of 2006, I’ve noticed a trend. Many of us from Hawai`i up here on the continent are getting more and more serious about returning to those Islands we love so much.
November 2006 -- Like many of you, I spent the Sunday of the 6.7 earthquake in front of my television, watching for news and images following the BIG one.
October 2006 -- I was in Hilo for a couple of weeks in September and read, watched and listened to the final weeks of campaigning for Hawai`i ’s primary elections. Sometimes primaries are boring, but not this year, when Ed Case challenged Dan Akaka for his Senate seat, based on age.
September 2006 -- I spent the last Saturday in August at Lake Washington, watching the grand finale of the summer outrigger canoe racing season and what a fabulous day it was. The weather was perfect with sun rays shimmering on the water.
August 2006 -- As soon as I arrived in Hilo at the beginning of July, I heard about the shootings of wild horses in Waipi`o Valley and the very next day, drove the 40 miles to Honoka`a to attend the first meeting.
July 2006 -- Summer got off to a rousing start with a flurry of political events that could greatly effect change in Hawai`i.
June 2006 -- June is the month of celebrations and we have quite a few to report.
May 2006-- Aloha from Hilo, where I spent the month of April. It was an unusually wet month all over the island chain, and in Hilo it was cold as well (if you consider early morning temperatures of 60º cold. I know you’re all rolling your eyes, but let me tell you when you’re in Hawai`i, that’s COLD!)
April 2006 -- Aloha kākou. With this April issue, we celebrate the second year that Northwest Hawai`i Times has been in print, and we’re still having fun!
March 2006 -- I was thinking about all the issues raised by Gregg Porter’s story regarding HARA and the Na Hōkū Hanohano awards.
February 2006 -- I’ve been paying attention to the Hui Mālama story for quite a while and for several reasons.
December 2005 -- Does it seem that the holiday season shows up earlier and earlier?
September 2005 -- I was in Hilo when the ruling against the Kamehameha Schools came in. Like many others in Hawai`i, I was stunned.
August 2005 -- Aloha kākou from Kahului, where I’m among at least a dozen of us from Pacific Northwest hālau attending the hula conference. What excitement, where the days begin with hula practice at 7:15am (but with Keali`i, so who minds?)
July 2005 -- Last month’s story and editorial of Kamehameha: An Amazing American? brought in a flurry of comments and emails.
June 2005 -- For Hawai`i’s people, June is the month to celebrate King Kamehameha. Those of us from the islands whether or not we are Native Hawaiian, know all about this great man.
January 2005 -- This is normally a happy time for us all as we pack up the old year and turn toward the new, but not this year, with the tsunami tragedy in the Indian Ocean.
October 2004 -- Aloha kākou from Hilo, where I spent three precious weeks between the September issue of the Northwest Hawai`i Times and this October one.
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