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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Da Middle of the Week

Things are moving slowly as is understandable. Went to the local Auto Supply and no photos permitted inside the premises. So they are out, as long as they know that the decision has been theirs. I have not tried to exclude anyone.
"The search for happiness is one of the chief sources
of unhappiness."

Next, Sack N Save and the Manager suspects that I am making millions of dollars on their good looks, talent, fame and fortune, so it is against company policy. I hope they realize that they have made the decision and my wish has been to include everyone.

American Savings seems to be a little friendly, just need at least three people in the photo, maybe tomorrow or the next day. From there I have to try the Office of Wai'anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. And then there is another Auto Supply Store. Maybe.

"Come Saturday Morning" by The Sandpipers

We have a printer in process of getting set up for Kokua Mau and perhaps have some sign printing for public communications. The computer learning is also progressing very nicely. They will be helping each other.

Perhaps they can help in getting some people from Kaiser Permanente and from Food Giant for a photo to be included in "our" Nanakuli people. This will take some time and some of you may get in just to help out with information. At the moment the information contrbutors are the most important elements in this blog.

Nanakuli is the name of this blog.
Too simple, we need another name.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

For Weekend Saturday, September 3rd.

We are going into the Beginning of the week scheduling very nicely. Anyone with information that should go here please send it in on time.

"Real elation is when you feel you could touch a star
without standing on tiptoe."

We are concentrating on Nanakuli to begin with, and gradually go out. Headquarters remains at Nanaikeola Senior Apartments because that is where I live.

Just down the street is the famous Kokua Mau Help Center and we will have additional information from time to time.

"Groovy Situation" by Gene Chandler

We expect to add groups of people from Kaiser Permanente, Food Giant, Sack N Save and the office of Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. These involve large groups of people and we must get people involved.

With newsprint slowing down, we still insist that Westside Stories, the monthly publication is the best existing source of information of the West Coast. We get a copy delivered by mail and we thank them.

"Up the Ladder to the Roof" by The Supremes

Tamura sends out a semi-monthly sale sheet and the Waianae Store could do  the same. Together they could make it easy for Westside Stories to go semi-monthly and you would have a publication worthy of merit. And the whole thing sent out in one mailing to keep the Wai'anae Coast residents informed. Sales communication is part of it.

Farmer's Market at Wai'anae High School every Saturday sends out a good informative email and we thank them for it. They will get more people on the list.

And of course the Wai'anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. Right after we contact the local office in Nanakuli. They help in many places and they even have a Farmer's Market on Tuesday mornings.

I first heard of them when they furnished start up money for Kokua Kalihi Valley, a medical facility for low income people, 30 years ago. Kokua Kalihi Valley, now has their own place on School street, with three floors, parking and with a bus stop right in front.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Mid Week Post

I started with the beginning of the week blog post and let it evolve from there. Apparently we have to divide for we are getting a few leads. Nanakuli seems to be emerging because we live here, but eventually we have to cover most everyone and no one will get too much time.

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

Went to Kokua Mau and they are waiting to get a printer set up for their new donated computer. I will have to set up the Print Shop for them and show them how to use it. I also want to thank the two ladies who helped me in the clean up of my place. We have a good beginning.

Mid week should have Farmer's Market because they always send the information late in the week. We must include them for they send an awful lot of goof information on our friends in the Wai'anae Coast. Perhaps they can send  it to us a little earlier so that we can post on the Thursday blog, though I had been trying to get most pertinent information in the beginning of the week blog. The Zumba information is better in the beginning of the week.

Then at our place, on Wednesday, the Nanaikeola Senior Apartments, were having a bingo, pot luck lunch starting at eleven am. A good group early on.

I cannot eat in public yet but I got a couple of photos. An awful lot of nice people living here now. And this gives them an opportunity to get to know one an other. Take your time, we got it.

 Got the second one from the inside wall looking out to the courtyard. This community room is going be the berries when they get the dance floor in. Just enough room for the gang.

And they have had several kinds of dancing for exercise including line dancing. Then Zumba is really coming in the Wai'anae Coast. Dancing at Nanaileola will happen when they have the dance floor. It should keep us old folks jumping for a while longer.

"Tell Me Why" by the Four Aces 

There is another Recreation room on the third floor that is just starting  to open up. They have a nice box for recycling plastic bottles and the last bunch was picked up by Kokua Mau. We can do our good deeds for others to benefit too. No DVD or VHS set up yet, but when it happens we can all share our favorite VHS  or DVD with our fellow tenants.

Now I have to concentrate on getting a photo from Kaiser Permanente or from Sack N Save. Either would be a good Nanakuli group.

Monday, August 22, 2011

For Weekend Saturday, August 27th.

Little feedback but I made a mistake and took it off publish into draft. Just fixed it up now. However we are making contact with some people. I am willing to go even slower on this blog because I think it will fly. I just have to keep trying. I believe "we" the residents can help each other in this entire Wai'anae Coast.

"Whatever you want, you reach a long way toward it if you will combine
your heart, your backbone, your faith and your common sense,
and then stretch."

The most regularly social part of the "fun" department in Waianae is the weekly Farmer's Market. People meet there and buy and sell and socialize in the good old fashion way. They have entertainment frequently which adds to the social atmosphere. Farmer's Market emails also furnish much information about the Waianae Coast. If we help them we will also be helping the people that they help.

From the Farmer's Market email:

Waianae Zumba:

Waianae Coast Comprehensive
Health Center
Monday, (Dining Pavilion,)
with Nancy 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Free

Waianae High (cafeteria)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 pm
Saturday, 8-9 am.
with Pomai, $3.00 per class

Waianae Intermediate (cafeteria)
Monday, Wednesday and
Friday 6-7 pm.
with Pearlena, $3.00 per class

Nanakuli High (E bldg, courtyard) Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
with Nancy, $3.00 per class.

"Cats In The Cradle" by Harry Chapin

Then of course is the number one contributor of information in this coast and that is Westside Stories, the monthly publication. If we help them, we will be helping the rest. Should be pretty simple. They cover pretty much of what is important on the Wai'anae Coast. I have made contact but they are pretty busy.

Most of their information concerns activity during the day and they are doing a terrific job of informing the residents. I expect to fan a few sparks in the direction of "after hours," defining it as after dark. Not that much difference except that we will never cover as much ground as they do.

"The Loco-Motion" by Little Eva

Meanwhile. I have my neighbors down the street. The Kokua Mau Help Center is the first and I expect to get a bunch from Kaiser Permanente and then too from The WCCHC office in Nanakuli. This will give us a good start in Nanakuli.

"Little Things Mean A Lot" by Kitty Kallen

We have yet to make contact with the famous WCCHC, (Wai'anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center) but we must because they also do much for the entire Coast community. We help them we will be helping the people that they help. I hope to make contact with them soon and get some feedback for our blog.

And a big project on my agenda will be a personal one and that is to get people interested in line dancing and partner dancing and eventually having a Saturday night hoedown at the Wai'anae District Park. They have the most beautiful dance floor in West Oahu but from the records, it has never been used for dancing. Nice? I would like to see people dancing on the Wai'anae Coast.

 
And yes, we will need all the help we can get for the benefit of all and the only rule we have so far is, "Nobody has to do anything." And for now we shall limit "Our Coast" from Nanakuli to Makua Valley.

This Agenda has not been engraved on stone. With time and help from others it will form by itself into something worthwhile. Yes, I know blogging is something completely new to the Coast but it will not be for long.




Monday, August 15, 2011

The First Monday blog for the week

So far, I am getting little feedback and I even came across one that said, "It will never work." But I have to try. I believe "we" the residents can help each other in this entire Wai'anae Coast.

"The Lord loveth a cheerful giver.  He also accepteth from a grouch."

To begin with, I should help the number one contributor of information in this coast and that is Westside Stories, the monthly publication. If we help them, we will be helping the rest. Should be pretty simple. They cover pretty much of what is important on the Wai'anae Coast.

Most of their information concerns activity during the day and they are doing a terrific job of informing the residents. I expect to fan a few sparks in the direction of "after hours," defining it as after dark. Not that much difference except that we will never cover as much ground as they do.


"Young At Heart" by Frank Sinatra

Second and the most regularly social part of the "fun" department is the weekly Farmer's Market. More people are going to meet there and buy and sell in the good old fashion social way. They have entertainment frequently which adds to the social atmosphere. Their emails also furnish much information about the Waianae Coast. If we help them we will also be helping the people that they help.


"How High The Moon" by Les Paul and Mary Ford

Meanwhile. I have my neighbors down the street. A fine bunch of people.


Kokua Mau, Nanakuli

Third: we have to make contact with the famous WCCHC, (Wai'anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center) because they also do much for the entire Coast community. We help them we will be helping the people that they help. I hope to make contact with them soon and get some feedback for our blog.

MINI MARKET AT WCCHC NOW OPEN!!!

          Every Tuesday from 10am-1pm at the Wai`anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center's breezeway, Hawai`i Foodbank certified vendors will be selling Senior Farmers' Market coupon-eligible fresh produce.  EBT/SNAP benefits also accepted.  Market is open to all.  Senior coupons and EBT benefits can also be used at the Wai`anae Farmers' Market every Saturday at Wai`anae High School from 8am-11:30am.  For more information, please call 697-3599!


"Me & Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin

And a big project on my agenda will be a personal one and that is to get people interested in line dancing and partner dancing and eventually having a Saturday night hoedown at the Wai'anae District Park. They have the most beautiful dance floor in West Oahu but from the records, it has never been used for dancing. Nice? I would like to see people dancing on the Wai'anae Coast.


"I Went To Your Wedding" by Patti Page

And yes, we will need all the help we can get for the benefit of all and the only rule we have so far is, "Nobody has to do anything." And for now we shall limit "Our Coast" from Nanakuli to Makua Valley.

This Agenda has not been engraved on stone. With time and help from others it will form by itself into something worthwhile. Yes, I know blogging is something completely new to the Coast but it will not be for long.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The New Blog

Reviving the old blog that had been deleted, I have decided to promote the Wai'anae Coast to help itself. Mainly in the fun department, much of it which is in the daylight hours. I expect to help promote life "after hours" defining it as after dark.


The most important publication on the Wai'anae Coast is West Side Stories which is published monthly. Second and the most regular and very necesary part  of the "fun" department is the weekly Farmer's Market.


Third is the all around help by the Wai'anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center that does so much for the entire coast. I hope to make contact with them soon and get some feedback for our blog. And for now we shall limit our Coast from Nanakuli to Makua Valley.

"How High The Moon" by  Les Paul and Mary Ford

And yes, we will need all the help we can get for the benefit of all and the only rule we have so far is, "Nobody has to do anything." And the first big project on the agenda will be to get people interested in line dancing and partner dancing and eventually having a Saturday night hoedown at the Wai'anae District Park.


They have the most beautiful dance floor in West Oahu but from the records, it has never been used for dancing. Nice? I would like to see people dancing on the Wai'anae Coast.

This Agenda has not been engraved on stone. With time and help from others it will form by itself into something worthwhile. Yes, I know blogging is something completely new to the Coast but it will not be for long.