Monthly Archives: October 2015

Stephanie Mew is Hawaii's 2016 Teacher of the Year

Stephanie Mew of Kapunahala Elementary is Hawaii's newest "Teacher of the Year." The news was announced this afternoon at a ceremony at Washington Place, after Mew had been named the Windward District Teacher of the Year last month. The third-grade instructor has taught at the Kaneohe school for 13 years and has 26 years of professional teaching experience.

“I’m thankful for this opportunity, which has given me a chance to reflect and reaffirm why I chose to teach,” Mew said in a statement. “I feel re-energized to do my best and make a significant contribution. This recognition is shared with the entire faculty and staff, who are caring, outstanding teachers and role models.”
#kaneohe   #hawaii   #education  

Today the Jodo Mission of Hawaii saw the return of its hand-painted Japanese hanging…

In album Japanese Hanging Scroll

Today the Jodo Mission of Hawaii saw the return of its hand-painted Japanese hanging scroll. At least 60 years old and the second largest such artifact in Hawaii, it was fully restored by skilled Japanese artisans under the direction of Japan Memorial Corporation's Tatsuji Maeda, who presented the restoration work to the Jodo Mission board this morning. This prized artwork will be carefully stored and only displayed in the temple maybe twice a year. I'd love to hear from anyone who knows more about these scrolls, it was certainly an education for us (and a substantial investment).

Grand Re-Opening of Matsumoto's Shave Ice

In album Matsumoto’s Shave Ice Grand Re-Opening

More photos than you would ever want of Saturday's Grand Re-Opening celebration at Matsumoto's Shave Ice in Haleiwa, as archived from my iPhone by Google Photos (and I'm too lazy to curate the best ones). In business for over 60 years, this North Shore institution retained its place along Kamehameha Highway, but expanded and renovated extensively. Thanks to Lincoln Jacobe for the invite!