Ken Kakesako (center) with Stevenson principal Linell Dilwith (far left), DOE complex area superintendent for Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Ruth Silberstein, Noelani teacher Katherine Nakamura, and representatives of the Milken Foundation and Hawaii USA FCU. (Photo courtesy DOE)

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Stevenson Middle School teacher Ken Kakesako was selected Hawai‘i’s Milken Teacher of Promise Award by the National Milken Educators of Hawai‘i. Kakesako is currently in his third year of teaching science at Stevenson. The award annually recognizes a teacher who demonstrates excellence in the field and the highest qualities of a professional educator during their....

Mid-Pacific Institute Students Document Honouliuli In Digital Form

The Honouliuli National Monument in Kunia on O‘ahu was recently documented by Mid-Pacific Institute students, thanks to a partnership with CyArk and support from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service and...
The Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s 2017 “Uchinanchu of the Year” honorees on the stage of the Hawaii Okinawa Center.

Herald Salutes

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association recognized 45 “Uchinanchu of the Year” at its annual ”Uchinanchu of the Year”/installation banquet at the Hawaii Okinawa Center on Jan. 20. The 2017 “Uchinanchu of the Year” were honored for their service to their respective club, the HUOA and the larger community. The honorees were:

March Bulletin Board

HTY PRESENTS “MUSUBI MAN” THROUGH MARCH 21 By popular demand, Honolulu Theatre for Youth is bringing back “Musubi Man,” Lee Cataluna’s colorful adaptation of one of Hawai‘i’s most popular children’s books. With re-imagined design...

“Go For Broke” Veterans Celebrate 72nd Anniversary

“442: A Legacy to Preserve” was the theme for the 442nd Veterans Club’s 72nd anniversary banquet, which was held March 29 at the Pacific Beach Hotel. Among the hundreds in attendance were 78 veterans...

Honpa Hongwanji Mission Of Hawaii Inducts New Living Treasures

The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii recognized six individuals as “Living Treasures of Hawai‘i” at a sold-out luncheon banquet at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. The lunchtime program opened...
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Community Focus – Hui O Laulima Accepting 2019 Cultural Grant Applications

Applications are being accepted for Hui O Laulima’s 2019 Cultural Grant program. All prospective grant projects/activities must take place during the 2019 calendar year (January through December). Applications are due by July 31. The criteria for selection include:

Lenny Yajima

Lenny Yajima will become the president of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, effective Oct. 1. She succeeds Ed Hawkins, who is retiring from the position after eight years. Yajima was president and executive director of...
Photo of the Hakuoh University Handbell Choir members share their musical magic.

Hakuoh University Handbell Choir Returns for 26th Hawaii Concerts

Hakuoh University’s popular Handbell Choir returned to Honolulu in March to present two public concerts. The choir members, who ring seven octaves of handbells, performed at Palikü Theatre at Windward Community College and at Central Union Church. Hakuoh University’s music director, Professor Hirotaka Arai, established the handbell choir in 1988. He continues to arrange handbell....
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Herald Salutes – Troy Hashimoto

Gov. David Ige appointed Troy Hashimoto to the Maui House seat previously occupied by former Rep. Joe Souki. Hashimoto’s appointment was effective immediately. Hashimoto has served as executive assistant to Maui County Council Chair Mike White since 2011. He was also chair of Maui County’s Democratic Party from 2013 to 2017. “Troy will bring energy....

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