Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Sound of Music

Jeri Gertz and Kealani (and Ursula)

When I was nine I was in The Sound of Music, directed by Jeri Gertz, at the UHH Theater. Here is Kealani with her at age 10. They just finished The Music Man at the Palace Theater. Jeri was Eulalie Makecknie Shinn, and Kealani played Amaryllis.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Before the Bridge

Ansel Adams Golden Gate before The Bridge

I have always loved Ansel Adams, but had never seen this photo before. Amazing.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

SPICY Corn Chowder

Souper easy Spicy Corn Chowder

Imagine Organic Harvest Corn Soup 1qt. carton
1/2 onion
clove garlic
1/2 stick butter
2 cups fresh or frozen corn(or more)
crispy BACON
chili pepper
salt to taste

Melt butter, and saute the onion till clear and soft. Add corn, and garlic,and saute a few minutes more. Add diced pepper, and soup base. Simmer 10 min.
Sprinkle with bacon, and serve with a salad and fresh bread.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Music Man

We have been very busy with rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and now performances. Hilo's Palace Theater presents: The Music Man.
Kealani has the role of Amaryllis, and Isaiah is an usher, and gets to shout out a line on a megaphone in the middle of the play. Kealani is SO thrilled to be a part of this show, and is having tons of fun. The play is very entertaining, and funny, even if you are not a big fan of musicals like me. The band is amazing! If you are in Hilo, you should not miss it, or the historical Palace Theater.

Processing Center in Hawaii!!

Operation Christmas Child Team at work

We are now going to have our own processing center here in Hawaii for the Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes! This year is the first year as usually our boxes go to the mainland first and then around the world.

12,500 boxes were collected last year from the beautiful people of Hawaii for children in desperate need around the world.
Operation Christmas Child is kids- helping kids project that uses simple gift filled shoe boxes to let hurting children know that they are loved.

These shoe boxes are filled with basic necessities, like soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, paper and pencils, and also fun stuff like, candy and toys. The boxes go to children who are living on garbage heaps, living in orphanages, refuge camps, and hospitals. Most of these children have never had a gift before in their lives.

Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts are hand delivered to hurting children using whatever means necessary, sea containers, trucks, trains, airplanes, helicopters, canoes, camels, and even dog sleds.
Here in Hawaii our seniors, keikis, schools, businesses, Life Care Centers, Boy Scouts, and Churches have gotten involved in this wonderful project, sending Aloha around the world.
The Big Island alone gave 4,303 boxes last year, and we have relay centers in Maui, and Oahu. This year there will be a relay center on Kauai! The biggest most exciting news this year though is the Processing Center which will be in Honolulu this year!
The Collection Week is November 16- the 23, and the Hawaii Collection Center will be open for business Sat. Dec. 12- 17th from 10am-8pm week days and 9 am to 9pm on the weekend.