Archive for April, 2015

Olivia's high tea experience

April 29th, 2015

by Olivia

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This blog is guest written by my daughter! She said she wanted to help me at work, and I told her she could write a blog. Here's my version: and here is her take on high tea. She wrote it on paper and I transcribed it for her.

Meya, my mom and I went to tea on Valentine's Day.  The waiter said we had to eat the sandwiches and fruit before we could eat dessert, that were cupcakes and chocolate-covered strawberries.  We powered through it in 15 or 10 minutes and we got ice cream. I still have to learn how to walk in heels.  We dressed up all fancy too.  I loved all of it!

Olivia's dog blog, "Kona, my dog that died"

April 27th, 2015

by Olivia

2015 Mar_Olivia blog_Kona

We buried our dog Kona a couple months ago. This was my blog:, this is Olivia's version, which I transcribed.

We buried Kona, my blonde dog that died.  She was very old.  She got buried on February 16th on Presidents Day.  Her ashes were white.  I almost cried.  I wish she could stay forever.  I loved her very much.  Inca and Kona were best friends when Kona died.  Inca was whimpering to death!  They were like 'bff's' ('best friends forever') sisters!  Forever and ever and ever for life!  I wonder why we buried her in Inca's play yard?! Now they can hang out all the time.

Learn about Divorce, Paternity and Custody Law at Honokaa Library

April 25th, 2015

"Know Your Legal Rights: Divorce, Paternity and Custody Law," a free informational program for parents and married couples interested in legal information about family law, will be presented at Honokaa Public Library on Monday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Ramona Herlihy. Courtesy: Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

Ramona Herlihy. Courtesy: Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

Ramona Herlihy, an AmeriCorps member of the Hilo Legal Aid Office, will provide a general overview of the divorce, paternity, and custody law. Herlihy will introduce participants to the Access to Justice interactive forms and legal information available online. She will also share information about other helpful agencies. A question-and-answer session will be included.

This program is the second of the "Know Your Legal Rights" series conducted statewide by the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii at ten public libraries through the Access to Justice grant.  The Hawaii State Judiciary, State Justice Institute, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, and the Hawaii State Public Library System are sponsoring this one- hour program.

Contact the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.  The program schedule is subject to change.

Honokaa Public Library is located at 45-3380 Mamane Street, Building #3.  For more information, please call the Library at (808) 775-8881.

Smooth Jazz Concert featuring Larry Carlton this weekend

April 23rd, 2015

Apaulo Music Productions, owned by Michael Paulo, presents a Smooth Jazz Concert featuring legendary guitarist Larry Carlton. This concert will be held at The Magic of Polynesia Showroom located in The Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, 2300 Kalakaua Avenue at 8:45 p.m. on April 25. This concert is part of a very successful series at the showroom which features state-of-the-art lighting and surround sound.

Larry Carlton. Courtesy: Nancy Bernal.

Larry Carlton. Courtesy: Nancy Bernal.

Larry Carlton is a four-time Grammy Award winner and a 19-time Grammy nominee. He is an American jazz, smooth jazz, jazz fusion, blues, pop and rock guitarist and is also a songwriter and producer. His awards for his performances and compositions includes performing on the theme song for the television series Hill Street Blues and Magnum P.I. He has worked with some of the greats in the music industry: Fourplay, Steely Dan, The Crusaders, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, The Four Tops, Quincy Jones and more.

Joining Larry Carlton onstage for this concert are special guests Gregg Karukas, a chart-topping keyboardist, and Michael Paulo, an internationally acclaimed saxophonist, along with local musicians Garin Poliahu (drummer) and Bruce Hamada (bassist).

This concert will be one night only. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at or (951) 696-0184.

Prices are $75.00 for Orchestra, $70.00 for the Best Reserved Seats, $65.00 for Gold Reserved Seating - Level Two and General Seating - Level Three is $55.00.

The concert starts at 8:45 p.m. on April 25 at The Magic of Polynesia Showroom and doors open at 8 p.m. Table cocktail service is offered. Valet parking is available at The Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort for $6.00 (tip not included) for a four hour flat rate. For more information, visit

To the one I love

April 22nd, 2015

I was recently asked the question Who do you admire? Why?

Claus & Diane

Claus & Diane, 2015

The first and best person I could think of was my husband, Claus. Nobody else really came to mind.

I don't admire him because I'm married to him, but I am lucky that I married someone who I did and still do admire.

He's loving, gentle, constant, committed, generous, kind, caring, intelligent, thoughtful, and consistent. He's dedicated, reliable, focused, determined, and perseverant.

Hubby, 2015

Hubby, 2015

He's a loyal husband, a patient father. He's a man of his word. He's a good provider, a stable presence. He is this and so much more.

Together, we raise a sweet child, and we share a life. He supports me when I struggle, he celebrates with me when I succeed. He is a good, good man.

I admire him for all the things he isn't, as well. If he has flaws, they are minor ones.

I think him beautiful inside and out. I always find him the handsomest man in the room.

I know all this - I carry it in me all the time. Yet putting it into words, being asked the question, reminds me of my truth.

This person I admire has a birthday today and I am luckier for it. Happy birthday, Husband.

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