Time to share
Kraft's Check-Out Hunger program is under way at grocery stores statewide, providing a quick and easy way to help those in need during the holiday season.
Through Jan. 6, making a donation is as simple as selecting a bright green ticket at the checkout line and handing it to the cashier.
Your donation will be added to your bill.
Participating stores are Safeway Food & Drug Stores on Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai; Times Super Markets on Oahu; Tamura Superette, Waianae; Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors, Kaimuki; Tamura's Market, Hauula and Wahiawa; and Kokua Market Natural Foods Co-op.
Last year's campaign collected more than $72,000 for Hawaii's hungry families.
Select a $2.74 donation, enough to feed a family of four for a day, or $19.18 for a week.
Memories of old Waipahu
Authors of the book "Waipahu ... Recollections from a Sugar Plantation Community in Hawaii" will hold book signings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday through next Wednesday at Hawaii's Plantation Village.
Michael T. Yamamoto, Nina Yuriko Sylva and Karen N. Yamamoto describe early Waipahu life through the story of Tatsuichi Ota, Sylva's father, who owned a 32-acre parcel of land known as "Ota Camp." During its heyday, Ota Camp comprised homes, small businesses and a cock-fighting ring.
The story is told through the memories of many who knew Tatsuichi, including a group of Waipahu High School graduates who meet frequently in Torrance, Calif., to talk story.
The books will sell for $25 each to benefit the plantation village.