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First Phase of Hale Mahaolu Breaks GroundPosted on July 8, 2017Hale Mahaolu groundbreaking ceremony
KULA —  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui was among several officials that participated in the groundbreaking ceremony of Hale Mahaolu in Kula, Maui.  The senior housing project will include 39 units and a senior center in its first phase. This was a project made possible by a tremendous partnership between the private and public sectors.
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Lt. Governor Congratulates Newly Installed JCCIH OfficersPosted on June 29, 2017Lt. Governor delivering remarks
HILO — Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui congratulated the newly installed officers of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii at its 67th Annual Installation Dinner and General Membership Meeting. “The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii is such a unique and special organization that honors the history and ancestry of Japan, while […]
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Lt. Governor Meets with Notable Philippine ArtistsPosted on June 8, 2017EARTH Artists from the Philippines
HONOLULU —  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui met with several notable artists from the Philippines who were being featured at an art exhibit in Chinatown’s Arts at Marks Garage, called “The Gift of Art to Mother Earth and Her Children.”  The Earth Philippines artists consist of seven members: Fidel Sarmiento, Jing Banawan, Lloyd Orosa, Pancho Piano, […]
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UH Rainbow Wahine Soccer Team Hosts Clinic for Soccer for Success StudentsPosted on April 29, 2017Soccer-for-Success-Kids-Playing-Soccer-at-UH
HONOLULU – Students participating in the Soccer for Success pilot initiative and R.E.A.C.H. Initiative had a chance to refine their passing, dribbling and receiving skills today with the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Soccer Team during a clinic held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa soccer field.  The Rainbow Wahine mentored the students with […]
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Statement Regarding Rep. Fukumoto’s Departure from the GOPPosted on March 22, 2017
HONOLULU – Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui has this statement to offer in response to Rep. Beth Fukumoto’s announcement that she is leaving the Republican Party: “As a fellow member of the Democratic Party, I welcome Representative Beth Fukumoto with open arms, as I would any other individual committed to sharing the same values and philosophies […]
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Farm to School Initiative Pilot Project Develops Recipes with More Fresh FoodPosted on December 16, 2016Chef-Greg-with-Cafeteria-Staff
HONOLULU — The Lieutenant Governor’s pilot project for the Farm to School Initiative is well underway in the Hawaii State Department of Education’s (HIDOE) Kohala Complex on the island of Hawaii. Chef Greg Christian, president and founder of Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners has been selected to work with Cafeteria Manager Priscilla Galan and her […]
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Kohala Complex Cooks Connect with the FarmPosted on June 6, 2017bananas
The cooks at the Kohala Complex took at farm trip to HIP Agriculture in Kapaau to connect with the farm that grow their food. HIP Agriculture provides Kohala Complex’s kitchen with bananas, navel oranges, papaya, tangerines, and tangelos for the school meal program. Seeing the land and touching the soil, learning about farming, and tasting […]
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Farm to School Pilot Project Recipe: Sloppy Joe SandwichPosted on May 24, 2017Sloppy Joes
It’s an old time favorite of many families around the U.S. and it’s definitely a big hit at Kohala Complex! Today we are sharing with you Chef Greg’s Sloppy Joe recipe made with locally sourced ground beef. The sandwich is served on freshly baked buns by Kohala Complex cafeteria cooks, along with locally sourced lettuce […]
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More Hawaii Sourced Products Incorporated into Kohala’s School LunchesPosted on May 17, 2017papayas
The Kohala Complex’s cafeteria team and Chef Greg have been focusing on procuring local produce since the Hawaii Farm to School Initiative began in 2016. As a result, more school meals are being served with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, such as sloppy joes, kalua pig and cabbage, chicken stir-fry, taco salad, baked ziti with meat. […]
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