If you want paradise, then you will have to pay a pretty steep price. Hawaii is now listed as the worst state in America to make a living in.
Anecdotes, Stories and Interesting Tidbits
Hawaii bans plastic bags and in the process becomes the first state to do so. The all to familiar phrase of “paper or plastic” will be no more in the grocery stores of Hawaii.
The annual Miss Hawaii Scholarship Pageant will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center. The winner will represent Hawaii in the Miss American contest in September. Meet the ladies now.
The massive Hawaii volcano is constantly erupting, but recently there was more of an explosion, as a portion of the Halemaumau crater in Hawaii collapsed, impacting a lava lake and triggering what the U.S. Geological Survey said was “a small explosion.”
The canonization of Saint Damien was 120 years in the making. Here is the story of the legendary Saint Damien of Molokai.
I became aware of the huge contrast to the non-instrument navigators of ancient Hawaii. These helmsmen learned to be finely attuned to nature. Even the color of ocean and the shapes of clouds have meaning to seafarers who have observed them for many years.
Kamaka Pili, owner/designer at Naʻau Walaʻau Designs, did a fundraiser using their Aloha Spirit Collection line of jewelry and was also featured on Sunrise on Hawaii News Now for his bamboo stamped (ʻohe kapala) clothing and apparel designs!
In Hawaii, 123,000 households, made up of 287,000 residents, receive food assistance annually from the Hawaii Foodbank and its affiliates, and this number continues to grow. Included in the figures are nearly 48,000 children and 46,000 senior citizens.