Tooth Fairy Christy Matsushige helped Kenneth Lien, 13 months, and Cherise Yan, 6, ride down a slide yesterday during Tooth Fairy Fun Day at the Children’s Discovery Center in Kakaako. The annual program, which featured games and activities, is sponsored by Hawaii Dental Service to promote healthy teeth and mouths to kids and parents.
Dr. Jennifer Sasada peeked into the mouth of Macey Kim, 4.
State crews worked last night to clear up debris from a landslide that closed the Kailua-bound lanes of the Pali Highway. Department of Transportation spokesman Dan Meisenzahl said the lanes would be closed at Waokanaka Street until around midnight. Crews were due to go out again this morning to assess the stability of the hillside, he said. The landslide was reported at 4:40 p.m. There were no injuries or damage to vehicles.
CHOCOLATY GOODNESS | Chocolate lovers lined up to sample the fare yesterday during the Hawaii Chocolate Festival at Dole Cannery. The table decorations included Hawaii-grown cacao beans and hula dolls to mark what the festival's sponsors hope will become an annual event to promote Hawaii's chocolate industry.
Two boys gave new meaning to the concept of ride-sharing as they doubled up on an undersized bicycle Monday in Kalihi. The two were in a crosswalk on Likelike Highway.
Puuhale Elementary School supporters Kamuela Dabis, right, and Tasha Kalima were out waving signs yesterday morning and looking to the public to garner support to keep Puuhale open. Supporters included both Members of the Friends of Puuhale and the general Kalihi community. The Committee on Administrative Services meets today to decide whether to recommend the closure of Puuhale and two other Kalihi schools.
REVOLUTION REMEMBERED: The flag was raised in front of the Philippine Consulate yesterday (Feb. 22, 2011) during ceremonies marking the 25th anniversary of the People Power Revolution. Mass protests in the Philippines in 1986 pressured President Ferdinand Marcos to flee to Honolulu, where he lived in exile until his death in 1989.
VIGIL IN OPPOSITION OF CIVIL-UNIONS BILL: Justin Hata, left, 17, held a candle in prayer outside Washington Place yesterday (Feb. 22, 2011) as he joined others opposed to Senate Bill 232, which allows civil unions.
SLIP-SLIDING AWAY: Hokulani Itagaki, left, and Zoe Miyasato slid down a hillside at Kakaako Waterfront Park yesterday (Monday, Feb. 21) on pieces of cardboard.
Zaden Miyasato was cardboard sliding on the hillside in Kakaako Waterfront Park yesterday (Monday, Feb. 21).
A WIN FOR THE PRESIDENTS: At the Manoa Youth Baseball League's Presidents Day Tournament yesterday (Monday, Feb. 21), Legacy 5 teammates celebrated a 5-2 win in the minors division championship game. Legacy 5 is coached by Timo Donahue, who coached another Waipio team in 2008 that won the Little League World Series title.
At Manoa Youth Baseball League's President Day Tournament, Lei Agbulos, left, Daryle Ann Ho, and Raena Donahue, who have kids on the Legacy 5 team, celebrated a 4-2 lead in their kid's championship game.
Five-year-old Antonio Joyodiduro got face to face with a lion dancer from the Lung Kung Physical Culture Club yesterday during the 2011 Lantern Festival on Kekaulike Mall in Chinatown.
Dancers with Gee Yung International wielded a large dragon yesterday in the courtyard of the Honolulu Academy of Arts during Year of the Rabbit festivities staged by the Associated Chinese University Women.
RUMMAGING AROUND: The Kailua Community Church garage sale yielded some fun finds for Henry and Emily Gonsalves yesterday. Proceeds from the sale of donated goods will help fund the church's missions and MomTime programs.
NEW TO THE ZOO | Visitors walk past the Honolulu Zoo's new, $2.98 million main entrance, which had its grand opening yesterday. The entrance includes a gift shop, a combination ticket booth and concession stand and a covered walkway connecting the two. The project also moved the zoo's administrative facilities to the site of an animal clinic that was replaced as well. The zoo recently renovated its lion enclosure and acquired two new lions. In addition, a new elephant exhibit is under construction, slated to open before the end of the year.
CRUSTACEAN CHAT SESSION: A tourist and a large crustacean looked like they were engaged in conversation Wednesday (Feb. 16) at a seafood buffet restaurant on Kuhio Avenue.
ENHANCING ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS: More than 600 elementary school students and their teachers visited the University of Hawaii's 30-acre Urban Garden Center in Pearl City yesterday (Feb. 17) as the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources' Oahu Cooperative Extension Office and Office of Academic and Student Affairs hosted the 2011 Oahu Agriculture and Environmental Awareness Day. Palisade Elementary School fifth-graders Alana Kihoi-Richardson, left, Nicole Phan and Kaitlyn Tengan admired monarch butterflies that just emerged from their chrysalises.
E. Tory Laitila, registrar for the Mayor’s Office of Culture & the Arts, sprayed soap off the statue of Duke Kahanamoku yesterday on Kuhio Beach in Waikiki. Conservation work on the bronze statue is part of the annual maintenance cycle for city artwork on public display.