Kanu o Ka Aina shines at Festival of Lights

Kanu O Ka Aina New Century Public Charter School’s gym lit up Friday night as hundreds of children, their parents and grandparents attended the annual Festival of Lights, one of the larger school-wide fundraiser events. Last year KANU raised about $18,000 from items sold at dozens of art and food booths that supported individual hui/classes for students in preschool through twelfth grades.

Legislatively Speaking

December is a time to reflect on the year that is drawing to a close and look forward to the coming new year. I am very grateful to be the newly elected State Representative for the communities of North Kohala, South Kohala and North Kona that comprise House District 7. The long campaign was very educational as voters told me their priorities and concerns. With all that advice, I am now preparing for the upcoming legislative session that starts on Jan. 16 and continues until the first week of May.