Born and apprenticed as a carpenter in England, John Cook (1824-1916) went to sea at the age of 19 as a ship’s carpenter in the service of the British Navy.
Kung Hee Fat Choy! Wow! No one says it quite like Diane Rubio (she and Dan Cruces are Falling Down Romance!), and she even did pieces with a Chinese violin during the Flavors of Kukuiula celebrating the Chinese New Year (350 lai see envelopes — for monetary offerings for good luck — were not enough?) at The Shops at Kukuiula Friday.
Congratulations to Pillare Mukai (her in-laws had the old Mukai Store in Hanapepe next to the fire station), who started work as the assistant manager at The Shops at Kukuiula Friday! Pillare was checking out the place with Stacie Chiba Miguel ahead of the Flavors of Kukuiula that celebrates the Chinese Year of the Pig today starting at 6 p.m.
Kumu Sabra Kauka didn’t only do the blessing to open up the 2019 OceanFest. She was also one of the panelists on the Nualolo Kai restoration discussion. Kudos to Jean Souza (she just got back to work following the government shutdown!) and Malia Nobrega-Olivera on pulling this year’s event together with the help of Melissa McFerrin-Warrack and David Sosner.