I love this library of vintage videos, British Pathe', some of the best archival film and in great shape. To look at what has been done in the past is such fun. This video highlights a big bulky "Hover Scooter", a "revolutionary contraption" invented for not sure what use but it should have come with headphones... but those weren't invented yet?
For four months during the Spring into Summer the peonies bloom and the Cricket Hill Garden in Northeastern Connecticut is a heavenly place to view an array of varieties. This flower has a very long history (China) and growers are crazy over their collections. Here is a glimpse of some of these beautiful flowers, grown under paper umbrellas with such care. http://www.treepeony.com/
Honolulu Waldorf School Dedicates Two Canoes at Oceanfront Campus
Honolulu Waldorf School (HWS) celebrates its 50th anniversary with the launching of its first-ever ILH canoe paddling team thanks to the efforts of long-time paddler and canoe coach Tambry Young. The K-12 school in East Honolulu has acquired two practice canoes of its own and a canoe blessing was held at the High School campus in Aina Haina where the two Mālia boats are being refurbished and painted for the 2012-2013 school year and paddling season.
HWS Athletic Director and High School math and P.E. teacher, Hillary Godwise, is excited about the prospect of holding paddling practices right off the high school’s oceanfront campus, “HWS will be the first school in the ILH to have direct access to the ocean from its own campus.”
Honolulu Waldorf School senior and canoe paddler Alyssa Fa created the design that will be painted on both canoes. Coach Young adds, “HWS is taking a big step in perpetuating the sport of canoe paddling and in further developing its own athletic program.”
Honolulu Waldorf School is "Celebrating 50 Years of Education for a Better World.” Established in 1961, HWS is a coeducational, independent school serving more than 300 children from early childhood through high school. The original Nursery through Grade 8 school is on a monkey pod tree-shaded campus nearby in Honolulu’s Niu Valley. The High School campus is on oceanfront property just minutes away in Aina Haina. Based on the educational insights of Dr. Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf education is the fastest-growing independent educational movement in the world, with more than 1,000 Waldorf schools on six continents. www.honoluluwaldorf.org
Congratulations! U.S. Marshal District of Hawaii, Gervin Miyamoto (Roosevelt HS grad), in being honored as this year's 2012 keynote speaker for the 2012 Department of Justice Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Observance Program. This year’s program theme, “Striving for Excellence in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion", provides an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders to the Department and to the Nation’s academic, cultural and economic institutions.
The program is scheduled for Monday 21 May, at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (4p Hawaii time) in The Great Hall of the Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice Building. Attorney General Holder; Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York; Marisa Chun, Deputy Associate Attorney General; and Samuel Go, President of the DOJ Pan Asia Employee Group, will also provide remarks. 200 DOJ employees and dept. VIPs will attend, with broadcast of the program via the Justice Television Network. Kudos to Hawaii's U.S. Marshal Miyamoto!