All posts by Jaimie Kim Farinas

Let The Flowers Speak

Before creating a floral work of art, ikebana practitioners first listen to the various materials. ‘you never know what is..

Eating Local

Foodland’s Eat Local Tuesdays initiative encourages customers to commit to eating local one day a week. and it’s getting Hawaii’s..



Melveen Leed

It was a Miss Hawaii pageant that made Melveen Leed realize her love for performing. Representing Molokai, she sang Moon..

Johnny Kai

The key to rebuilding Hawaii’s entertainment industry and the ability to earn a musical livelihood, Johnny Kai will argue, is..


Magical Minis

Miniature horses Makakoa and Kamalani bring comfort and smiles to those they visit, demonstrating the powerful effect horses have on..

Yasmin Dar

There was a time when Yasmin Dar imagined herself as a doctor. Science and the study of life had been..



James Young

At age 14, James Young and his family moved to Hawaii. It was then that he developed an interest in..


Angela Perez Baraquio

In college, Angela Perez Baraquio’s mother imparted these words of advice: “If you obey God and do his will, your..


Kanoe Gibson Nitta

As a student at University of Hawaii, Kanoe Gibson Nitta was studying business with a focus on marketing and management...


Role Models

The trio honored as Girl Scouts of Hawaii’s Women of Distinction are living examples of what Girl Scouts aim to..


Pat Saiki

As a public school teacher, Pat Saiki took notice of the lack of independence she and her colleagues had. There..