As the host of this reader-driven blog, I am humbled, overwhelmed and extremely grateful for the incredible support. Our readers represent the best Hawai‘i has to offer.
That was apparent during last night’s second anniversary party, which was coordinated and produced entirely by our readers. With our open-door policy, we had close to 200 folks (although only Curtis Murayama, Princess Leila, Curtis Lum, Leslie Kawamoto, brother Mike, Kortney Borthwick, Corie Soto, Tia Ward and Liane Yim were the only Advertiser folks in the house.)
A big mahalo to the Hawai‘i State Legislature for the thoughtful proclamation in honor of the blog and blog readers. The full text is No. 273 in the Comments section.
Special thanks to yesterday’s guests — Rep. Mark Takai, Manoa chancellor Virginia Hinshaw, UH athletic director Jim Donovan, head coach Greg McMackin, associate athletic director John McNamara, Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl executive director David Matlin, Stan Sheriff Center manager Rich Sheriff, and sportscasters Robert Kekaula and Jim Leahey.
A heart-felt thanks to Keith and Bonnie Amemiya, Walter Howard of Papa John’s PIzza, John Repetti of Boyd Gaming, author Lance Tominaga, Kahai Street Kitchen, the Blog Bash Committee members, All-Star Musicians and the Workshop Elves.
Roll the credits for:
808chef, addahknowjoe, addahknowsports, A-House, Mrs. A-House, al, Annodah Dave, Barry, BG, BHF2, Bigwave, Brenda Lee, Brie, Bulla, Mrs. Bulla, Calvin from Kona, chawan cut, Curt, d1shima, Darren, DPK, Duffer, Esme Nii, gigi-hawaii, g-nalo, Gorg, Harley, HawaiianKiko, Hiflyer, homey, J!ts, Jack Flash, JaM, James, Jason, jojo, Kama Crab, Kapahulu, Kazz, Kekoa, Kinda Shy, Koakane, L10pc, lakerj32, Lakesidegt, Liz Kauai, Lk, LTUH, Meg, midnight, Midori7, Michael Tsai, myki, OnARock, Pauoa Boy, Peaches, prideperiod, Princess Leila, Rainbow Mojo, Ralph, BK, Ruggo, sj-macro, Sleez, Spikester, SteveM, Stretch, Stretchette, Sweety, Tom Mui, Uhfan808, Warrior Mojo, Wassup Doc, Wena Tsai, whitey, WreckinEyez, Allie Tsai, Jodie Tsai, Devon James Tsai, Karen Ono, Matsuko Kawaharada, Dennis Kawaharada, Corie Soto, Tia Ward, Kortney Borthwick, Liane Yim, Daryl Garvin, Jay Hartwell, Curtis Lum, Faye Wai, Leslie Kawamoto, and everybody else I may have forgotten ot mention.
Here’s Virginia Hinshaw:
And Kinda Shy with Jim Donovan:
Party co-coordinator Kekoa welcomes Coach Mack:
Here’s sportscaster Robert Kekaula:
Here’s The Band:
Here’s a pic of Jim Donovan and Princess Leila:
And here’s a pic of the camera-shy Homey and Faye Wai:
And here’s the proclamation:
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Colt Brennan called. He said he received full medical clearance from the hip specialist in Colorado. He will be ready to participate in all of the drills when the Washington Redskins’ training camp opens.
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Former McKinley High athlete Earvin Sione, who signed a letter of intent to play football for UH, said he also will play volleyball. Sione is 6 feet 5 — and growing. He will play wideout or safety in football, and middle blocker in volleyball. Here’s a very blurry photo of him playing basketball at UH (no, basketball is not an option for him):