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Cut slabs of the monkey pod tree sit and cure in He'eia fishpond for a few months before being reshaped into poi boards. The slabs must cure so that insects and other bacteria are killed off before the board is ready to be used - Darryl Kaneyuki

Kahalu’u man’s legacy lives on

  Pastor Eldeen Kukahiko died last October but the poi boards he started to create for the community will last a lifetime. Before Kukahiko drowned while skin diving solo in waters off Kāne‘ohe Bay, he had recycled a monkeypod tree, which had blown over at Kahalu’u Elementary, to make poi […]

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A replica of the Hokule‘a and other Polynesian voyaging art pieces were on display at Gallery ‘Iolani from January 29 to March 5 –Darryl Kaneyuki

Ancestral Polynesian wayfinding finds its way to Gallery ‘Iolani

  While Disney’s recent movie Moana introduced the world to Polynesian wayfinding, the recent “Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding” exhibition at Gallery ‘Iolani broke down the methods of transportation Polynesians used to cross the ocean without the use of instruments. Those methods included utilizing environmental information provided by the ocean, […]

WCC holds first blood drive of the year

WCC holds first blood drive of the year

  Last month, WCC worked with the Blood Bank of Hawaiʻi (BBH) to host the school’s first blood drive of the year, which was located in the Hale ‘Ākoakoa parking lot. The two groups have held blood drives on campus since 1978. The blood collected helps replenish the blood supply […]

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UH Foundation: Sixty years of raising funds for the university and students

UH Foundation: Sixty years of raising funds for the university and students

  Ring … ring … The caller ID flashes a 956 prefix that looks familiar. Your curiosity piques, and you answer the phone. “Aloha! May I speak to Hanalei Ramirez?” a voice on the line says. “This is Laulima Pono calling on behalf of the University of Hawai‘i Foundation.” These […]

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The limited time shareable, Game Day Sampler, includes wings, fried pickles, queso fries and cheese curds  - Photo by Darryl Kaneyuki

Beer, wings and sports come to Windward Mall

  Buffalo Wild Wings opened its fourth location in Hawai‘i at Windward Mall last month in hopes of providing a unique dining experience. Founded in 1981, Buffalo Wild Wings was conceived of by two men–Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery–driven by their hunger and inability to find their favorite Buffalo, New […]

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from left) WCC Chancellor Doug Dykstra, UH Foundation Executive Director of Development for Community Colleges KC Collins, LKOC Scholarship Chair Claudia Webster and LKOC President Diane Harding mark the donation with a ceremonial check - Courtesy of Bonnie Beatson

Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle funds new WCC student scholarships in environmental studies

  The Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle recently awarded $6,000 to fund Environmental Studies scholarships at Windward Community College. This gift will be awarded to students during the 2017-2018 academic year. Since 1993, the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle has funded more than 50 scholarships for students in agriculture and environmental studies at the […]

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The Furtado-Tom ‘ohana was once homeless in Waimanalo – Courtesy of Rachell Furtado-Tom

Local organizations help Windward’s homeless

  As the homeless problem continues to grow on O‘ahu, the Windward Homeless Alliance (WHA), an informal group of non-profits, churches, government officials and community members, works daily to offer services like food drives, emergency shelters, laundry services and more. “We came together from Kāne‘ohe, Kahaluʻu, and Koʻolauloa to help […]

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