Niu Valley Middle School just updated its list for 2016-2017 school supplies. Kids need to have these for classes, but unlike elementary school, do not need to turn them in on the first day. Rather, they hold on to them to use as instructed and bring as needed.
This list can be found at:
http://niuvalleymiddle.org under documents.
I've also updated 2016 Checklist for new Niu Valley Middle School Students and attached the pdf file to the article.
June 16, 2016 Senator Laura Thielen targeted by Hawaii GOP for alleged registration irregularities. GOP wants her name removed from upcoming ballot. [Civil Beat]
June 16, 2016 Monk seal born on Ka Iwi Coast [Hawaii News Now]
June 14, 2016 Two firefighters injured off Diamond Head during training exercise [Star-Advertiser]
June 10, 2016 Brazen thieves hit Hawaii Kai parking lots, shattering car glass and stealing credit cards [Hawaii News Now]
NOTE: THE TINMAN TRIATHLON HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JULY 31, 2016 DUE TO TROPICAL STORM DARBY. DETAILS ON THE RACE ROUTE BELOW OTHERWISE REMAIN THE SAME
Traffic Alert for East Oahu and Hawaii Kai, July 24, 2016
Race begins at 5:45 am in Waikiki.
OCEAN SWIM – 750 Meters Start at Queen’s Beach pier, swim east around the large buoy and head west to a buoy in the front of the swim finish transition area.
BIKE COURSE – 40 Kilometers Bike course will start from the transition area in Kapiolani Park. Cyclist will head out onto Kalakaua Ave. and ride up Diamond Head Rd. and Kahala Ave. Turn left on Kealaolu St., go right and merge onto Kalanianaole Hwy. eastbound till Lunalilo Home Rd. Make left turn, stay on Lunalilo Home Rd till cyclist makes a right turn onto Hawaii Kai Dr. At the corner of Hawaii Kai Dr. and Kealahou St, cyclist will make a u-turn and head back. Turn left at corner of Hawaii Kai Dr and Lunalilo Home Rd., turn right on Wailua, turn left onto Keahole St, then turn right to merge onto Kalanianaole Hwy west bound. Take right exit at Kilauea Ave. exit ramp, turn left onto Kilauea Ave.. Turn left on Elepaio, turn right on Kahala Ave., ride up Diamond Head Rd., and turn left on Kalakaua Ave. back to the transition area at Kapiolani Park.
RUN COURSE – 10 Kilometers Start at Run Exit west/ocean end of transition area. Head toward Kapahulu Ave. (Honolulu Zoo), turn right on Paki. Cross street at corner of Paki and Monsarrat Ave. and run up Monsarrat Ave and turn left on 18th Ave. Turn right on Kilauea Ave., turn right on Elepaio St., turn right on Kahala Ave., head up Diamond Head Rd., turn left onto Kalakaua Ave. toward the transition area and Finish Line.
Friends of Kaiser High School PTSA runs a farmer's market every Tuesday from 4-7pm in the school parking lot. It has piping hot food from Olay's Thai food and true farmer's stand run by Kay and filled with in-season fruits and vegetables. Recently, the market added a local rice producer who imports high-quality grain from Hokkaido and processes it here on Oahu less than 24 hours before sale.
In addition to the market's regular customers, I'd like to see more of you so we can get the momentum this market truly deserves. On July 5, I'm bringing my plants to exchange them with you. You bring yours, take one of mine or someone else's. Don't have any plants to give? Bring empty pots so they can be refilled for the next event. Don't have those either? Just take a plant and leave a voluntary donation to Kaiser's PTSA. It's that easy.
To start with, I know I can provide:
I don't really have a green thumb, but I know these grow in Hawaii, and I know they grow well in my Hawaii Kai backyard. In order, they are: Cholesterol spinach (edible), Creeping thyme (edible), Kupukupu fern (decorative), Mint (edible), Watermelon radish [seeds only] (edible) and Yomogi, aka mugwort (edible).
June 13, 2016
On June 9, 2016, the Honolulu Charter Commission voted to defer their Permitted Interaction Group's recommendation that the elimination of the neighborhood boards be placed on the general election ballot.
I just finished shopping at Costco and was pleased to see this display:
On the mainland, it was common practice to order food from the food court while checking out at the register. Looks like the practice -- at least for whole pizza -- has finally reached Hawaii Kai. Notably, because there is a side window for pizza pickup, it means you won't have to wait in line outside again just to place the order.
A couple of other tidbits I learned by eavesdropping these past few days:
- Costco offers rainchecks on regularly stocked items that have run out. This can be useful if you're using the coupon book and stock is out.
- You can still get sauerkraut for your hot dog at the counter. Just ask. (The guy in front of me asked for the "white stuff in the container" and looked a bit baffled when the cashier asked if it was sauerkraut. It was.)