Honolulu’s Assorted Happenings

ffmaile2.jpgThere are so many little things going on in Honolulu that it’s hard to keep track of them all!  Here’s just a few things that have happened, or are happening, that have peaked my interest.  These are not in any particular order, they have just been large blips on my radar so I wanted to be sure to share them or remind everyone!  🙂

–> First of all, today is the deadline for submissions to the Carnival of Aloha!  Don’t forget to submit your Hawaii-topic posts!  If you need a little extra time, just let me know.

–> The start of a new season of University of Hawaii college football is almost upon us.  Not that anything will be able to compare to the last couple of stellar years the University has had, but it will be nice to watch our team play and grow again.

–> It’s almost time to vote!  I really don’t know what the ballots are going to look like for the primary election but it’s coming up on Saturday, September 20, 2008.  If you’re not registered to vote, get with it!  It may be too late for the primary election at this point, but there’s still time to get registered for the general election!

Little League World Series Logo> I need to send out great big belated “Congratulations!” to the young athletes of the Waipio Little League baseball team!  They won!  Last weekend they won the World Championship against Mexico — our boys!  It’s all that great air and active lifestyle on the west side of Oahu.  🙂  I had to throw that in.  Even the New York Times posted an article about them!

–> Finally, I need to send a lot of kudos over to Big City Diner in Aiea.  We’ll talk more about it all later but I have avoided this particular topic as it made me very angry and I didn’t know quite what to do with that amount of ire.

Big City Diner hosted an all-day fundraiser on August 19th for the benefit of the children of Janel Tupuola.  A percentage of all purchased menu items on that day were to be donated to the “Janel Tupuola’s Keiki Fund” to benefit the five surviving children.

You see, Janel Tupuola was bludgeoned (I hate that word) to death with the butt of a gun by her ex-boyfriend back in January of this year.  The jerk, Alapeti Siuanu Tunoa, Jr., was charged with second-degree murder but I have heard nothing since then.   You can count on one thing — when I hear, so will you!

Anyway, Big Mahalos to Big City Diner in Aiea for reaching out to the community.  If you guys read this, you can fill us in on how much you raised by leaving it in the comments below!  🙂

There are other things, of course, but I just had to share some of the things moving and shaking stuff around here.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Keahi Pelayo // Aug 27, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Congrats to the team and the hard work they put into accomplishing this great feet.

  • 2 Evelyn // Aug 28, 2008 at 7:38 am

    Hi Keahi! Thank you for stopping by and for leaving comments about things! Did you see any of the games or any of the clips? I couldn’t believe how professional these kids looked! So much heart and determination. On this morning’s news the kids were back in school and so humble about it all. They were actually a little embarrassed by all of the attention — loving it but shy about it all. 🙂

  • 3 Lucy // Aug 31, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Aloha! I’m from the Big Island, but here this past weekend for the “Maui Writers Conference” being held at the Ala Moana Hotel. Most of the attendees are from Hawaii, but also from all over the country. It’s been a big happening on Oahu with big name authors and screen writers. I check out your homespunhonolulu on a regular basis. Good work!

  • 4 Evelyn // Aug 31, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Hey Lucy! I didn’t know about the writer’s conference. That would have been cool! I hope you blog about it! Then you can send you post over for the next Carnival! How did I miss you? I love your home! You’ve done a few miracles over there! 🙂

  • 5 Lucy // Sep 1, 2008 at 5:20 am

    Aloha! I definitely plan on blogging about it! I’ll be sure to send it over to you. Hope to meet you on my next trip over from the B.I. Thanks for checking my site! I enjoy reading yours.

  • 6 Evelyn // Sep 1, 2008 at 6:30 am

    Great, Lucy, I’m looking forward to it!

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