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Island Images

For Saturday, April 2, 2011

By Star-Advertiser Photographers

LAST UPDATED: 1:00 a.m. HST, Apr 2, 2011

Shyla Aki, 5, and Aeryn Imai, 4, who are enrolled in the Mililani YMCA’s Performing Program’s Creative Movement class, were two of many children who performed at the YMCA of Honolulu's Healthy Kids Day yesterday, April 16, at Bishop Museum. Organizers estimated more than 5,000 people attended the annual event.
The YMCA of Honolulu hosted Healthy Kids Day yesterday, April 16, at Bishop Museum, an event celebrating health, wellness, safety and fun for children and families through entertainment, demonstrations, activities, CPR training and workshops organized by the YMCA, community partners, sponsors and supporters. Sinjin Unabai, 5, sat behind the wheel of a fire truck as Honolulu firefighter Russ Marchan looked on.
Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle, right, handed a bag of rice to volunteer Scott Sigler yesterday, April 16, at Waterfront Plaza during the Hawaii Foodbank 22nd Annual Food Drive. The mayor, along with other city officials and employees, made a caravan from Honolulu Hale to Waterfront Plaza to deliver more than 14,000 pounds of food donated by city employees and citizens. The Honolulu Fire Department will continue to accept food donations from the public at fire stations till the end of April. For more information, visit
Aaron Ka‘apuni caught air while performing a kickflip yesterday on his skateboard at Kapolei Skate Park.
Robert Martinez, Tehani Palolo, Neidene Titcomb, Sannan Scholefield and Cody Patterson folded and cut paper yesterday during a Japanese craft demonstration at Japan Day at Hawaii Tokai International College. All of them are from Lanai High School except for Sannan, who is from Kailua High School. The event, put on by the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, provided high schools with the opportunity to experience Japanese culture.
ALOHA MEANS GOODBYE | Students and alumni of Liliuokalani Elementary School in Kaimuki celebrated the school’s 99th anniversary yesterday, which is its final one because the state is closing the campus. While Liliuokalani students waited to drape a lei, Alika Malabey, far left, a student from 1989 to 1995; Karen Tsukiyama, principal from 1995 to 2001; and librarian Julia McCullen, who retired from the school in 2000, led students through ceremonies that involved a traditional lei-draping ceremony at the school mural in honor of the school’s namesake.
More than 100 Bank of Hawaii volunteers reached out across the state yesterday (April 12) to teach financial ABCs at 23 schools during the 15th annual National Teach Children to Save Day. The national campaign helps encourage young people to develop lifelong savings habits. Above, Hugh Wong, assistant vice president and Kapa­hulu branch manager, crunches some numbers with Palolo Elementary school first-grader Lua­ma­sina Atiga.
Riders competed yesterday at Dillingham Ranch on the North Shore as the Hawaii Polo Club launched its 2011 season. Matches will be held Sundays through Sept. 4, with gates opening at noon and matches starting at 2 p.m. Visit
TALENT SHOWCASE | Taylor Yonehiro, 18, of Ewa Beach, right, prepared to audition for the television show "X-Factor" yesterday in the "My Studio" recording booth at Pearlridge Center. The booth will be available for taping auditions for free during mall hours. Also pictured was Jeremiah Aquino with My Studio.
EYES ON THE PRIZE | Nine-year-old Manoa Pirates ballplayer Davis Lee kept his focus as he scored a hit during batting practice with dad Paul Lee yesterday at Kilauea District Park. The pair were working on Davis’ swing.
Jeffrey Lau, president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, bowed and offered a prayer yesterday during a Qing Ming ceremony at Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Sharing in his offering of food to ancestors were ritual attendant Douglas Mar, far left; Thomas Sum, vice president of the United Chinese Society of Hawaii; and attendant Gordon Hu. The ceremony kicks off the society’s 9th Annual Qing Ming.
THREE’S COMPANY | Richard Skowronski and Oli Hiers enjoyed a warm spring afternoon yesterday relaxing in a hammock with a Pomeranian named Pikipea at Ala Moana Beach Park.
LUCKY DUCK | A friendly duck approached some of the team members of the Manoa Cubs before they started practice yesterday at Manoa Valley District Park. Jonah Kanashiro, left, with Koby Moananu, tried to coax Reynn Tanaka into giving the duck some sunflower seeds.
HONORING THOSE WHO FOUGHT | At the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, Salome Calderon, left, and Felix Cabangon, right, saluted yesterday during the presentation of colors at the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) ceremony. The day commemorates the Filipinos and Americans who fought side by side at Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines during World War II.
HONORING THOSE WHO FOUGHT | Gov. Neil Abercrombie placed a wreath during the ceremony.
Advocates “planted” 5,000 pinwheels on the Capitol lawn yesterday for the third Pinwheels for Prevention event. The proj­ect, sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii, the state Department of Health and the Child Abuse Prevention Planning Council, holds the annual event to raise awareness about preventing child abuse. Kamaile Lanias, Mini-Miss Hawaii World 2011, was among those planting pinwheels.
MAKE SPACE IN THE TROPHY ROOM: Andrew-Lee Smith, a third-grader at Aina Haina Elementary School, and Taylor Tsuruda, 16, of Manoa took top honors yesterday as the U.S. Tae­kwondo Center in Niu Valley held its semiannual compulsory forms competition. Taylor won in the second-degree black belt finals after two tie scores with her sister, Madison, 13.
HANDS-ON LEARNING: The Grow Hawaiian Festival, held yesterday at Bishop Museum, highlighted Hawaii’s cultural heritage, native plants and sustainable lifestyles. At one booth, Margaret Schiefelbein, left, mom Colleen and sister Meredith joined Lyla Gonsalves and Aulii and Pililani Hirahara in peeling the skin off kalo (taro), which they were going to pound into poi.
Rows of bananas were neatly arranged for sale yesterday as a customer browsed the produce offerings at a market in Chinatown.
Legislators honored members of the “Hawaii Five-0” cast and crew yesterday at the state Capitol, congratulating them on a successful first season. Daniel Dae Kim, left, who plays Chin Ho Kelly, Alex O’Loughlin, who plays Steve McGarrett, and Al Harrington, who appeared both in the original series and the current one, flashed shaka signs before hitting the House floor.

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