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POSTED: Friday, November 21, 2008


'E Komo Mai' welcomes holidays

The 2008 Honolulu City Lights ornament, “;E Komo Mai,”; features Shaka Santa and Mele Claus welcoming visitors to pass under the mistletoe into the Honolulu Hale.

Ornament sales help cover the costs of the city's annual holiday display, which opens Dec. 6.

The ornament is available at First Hawaiian Bank branches through November and at Macy's, Borders Waikele and Ward Centre, and the Mission Houses Museum gift shop through December. Retail price is $18.

All nine of the annual collectible ornaments are available online at, for $21 each, which includes shipping.







Why are you thankful?

        Thanksgiving began as a ceremony giving thanks, for a bountiful crop and friendships between English colonists and American Indians.


It has remained a truly traditional holiday, a time we set aside to count our blessings and begin our celebration of the holiday season.


Even in these difficult economic times, we all have reasons to be thankful.


What will you think about and be thankful for throughout next Thursday while preparing and sitting down to your Thanksgiving meal?


Please take a few minutes to tell us. We would like to share your thoughts with readers on Thanksgiving - and perhaps your thoughts will remind others that they have things to be thankful for, too.


E-mail your comments to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include your name and area where you live.





Discovery Center hosts swap meet for keiki

Support budding entrepreneurs and score some great deals as well tomorrow at the Children's Discovery Center's Keiki Swap Meet.

The 10 a.m.-1 p.m. free event at Kakaako Gateway Park is designed to teach children the value of money. Children are responsible for collecting all their items for sale, pricing them and handling the cash for all transactions.

Call 524-KIDS or visit

Parking is free at Kakaako Waterfront Park.


Volunteers needed for native plant garden

The Kaha Native Plant Garden is seeking volunteers from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow to help maintain its garden at 750 Kaha St., Kawanui Neighborhood Park, in Kailua.

Tasks include weeding invasive plants and pruning vegetation.

Participants are asked to bring drinking water, lunch, gloves and gardening tools.

Call Kristen at 381-7202 or send e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Holiday workshops cover entertaining

Award-winning interior designer Mary Philpotts McGrath and author Kaui Philpotts present two workshops designed to make holiday entertaining with style easy.

Classes will be held 11 a.m. Nov. 28 and 4 p.m. Nov. 30 at Place, a design atelier by Philpotts Inc., 40 S. School St., and includes an invitation to visit neighboring Ito Florist for floral ideas.

To register, call 275-3075.