Monday, May 31, 2010

National Cemetery of the Pacific - Puowaina

Looking toward the entrance ... taken on Saturday, May 29, 2010.  The lei had not yet been placed on the graves by the Boy Scouts.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pacific Whale Foundation Seeks Submissions for the 2010 Whale Photo Contest

Pacific Whale Foundation is now accepting entries for the 2009-2010 Whale Photo Contest.   Note:  All submitted photos must have been taken in Hawaii between November 2009 and June 1, 2010. Photo courtesy Maui Visitors Bureau.

The first place winner will receive a $200 gift certificate from Pacific Whale Foundation. The second and third place winners will receive gift certificates for $150 and $100, respectively. Three honorable mention entries will also be selected, and each will receive $50 gift certificates. The gift certificates may be redeemed for Eco-Adventure cruises, at either of Pacific Whale Foundation’s two retail stores in Maui, or at Pacific Whale Foundation’s online Ocean Store at

The deadline for entry is July 31, 2010. Winners will be announced by November 1, 2010. Winners in each category will be contacted directly to notify them that their photos have been selected.

The winning photos, along with the photographers’ names and home towns, will be featured on Pacific Whale Foundation’s website,, as well as in a press release to go out to the local media and to Pacific Whale Foundation’s thousands of supporters and members worldwide.

To submit your photo, please email it to Be sure to title the photo and include your name, address, city, state or country, postal code and phone number with your submission, as well as the date (and, if possible, the Pacific Whale Foundation vessel) on which the photo was taken. Please also include a brief description of the encounter photographed.

You may also mail your photo to:
Whale Photo Contest, Pacific Whale Foundation
300 Ma’alaea Road, Ste. 211
Wailuku, Maui  96793

For more information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or email

To learn more, visit

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lavender is good for acne-prone skin

According to Ali‘i Kula Lavender farms on Maui, lavender is an antibiotic and antiseptic.

Lavender Oil is essential for home first-aid kits.  In addition to its many healing attributes, it is also helpful when healing acne-prone skin.

Simply soak a cotton ball with witch hazel and add a drop of Lavender Essential Oil and rub it over the troubled area.  It’s a natural way to keep the skin clear.

Ali‘i Kula Lavender is located in upcountry Maui.
For more information:

Monday, May 3, 2010

'Specal Keiki Rodeo' - fundraiser for a good cause

Special Keiki Rodeo & Horsemanship Competition
Saturday, May 15, 10 am
Waimanalo Polo Field Arena

Outstanding special riders will show the skills they’ve learned on special horses at the Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii’s Special Keiki Rodeo Horsemanship Competition.

Watch classic rodeo events, such as Barrel Racing and Pole Bending as well as events that are special to the riders.

There is no cost to attend. 
Pony rides, crafts, games and food will be available for sale.  Funds raised will help to support the animals and program.

Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides horseback riding and horsemanship sessions primarily to Hawaii’s special needs population.

For information on sponsorship or the event, visit


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Pacific Roller Derby to bout Sonoma and Kauai in Hawaii Kai Double Header

Short fuse on this action spectator event … it’s for next weekend
  • Saturday, May 8, 2010
  • Bout starts 4pm at Kamiloiki Community Park
For this bout … the Pacific All-Stars Travel Team face the Hawaii Wine Country Homewreckers of northern California’s Sonoma County Roller Derby in the Battle of the Pacific Double Header.
The All-Stars are excited to bring mainland roller derby to Oahu as it fosters derby sisterhood across the Pacific and gives local fans a taste of fierce competition.
Derby fans will also get the chance to see two new local teams, Pacific’s Vicious Vixens and neighbor island Kauai’s Wicked Wahine Derby Association bout it out at the roller hockey rink at this double header event.
The Battle of the Pacific takes place on Saturday, May 8, and is a free event that starts promptly at 4pm at the corner of Hawaii Kai Drive and Lunalilo Home Road. Fans are encouraged to bring beach chairs for comfort, as this double header will consist of two full length bouts. For more information on Oahu’s premier roller derby league, visit