Big Island Mother Places Sixth in Florida Ironman

Big Island mother and professional Triathlete Bree Wee placed 6th today in the 2011 Florida Ironman.

She lead the race after the swim section and the biking section but then fell back during the run.

Bree takes on the Bike at the Florida Ironman

Bree posted on her website the other day the following comments about the pending race:

I have no clue on how my 140.6 will unfold tomorrow. Of course I have dreams of how I want it to unfold. My heart has been poured into training for the day that awaits me, the miles, the sweat, the tears, the hours and hours of passion put into play-it’s been done. The opportunity given to me has been close to heart too, full on knowing those that have made this possible for me, and I mean possible as so many things have flown out the window like a crazy breeze sweeping through, great people have helped me stand strong in the breezes…thank you…

Bree posted the following on Facebook after today’s race showing she’s still got a great sense of humor after such a long race:

I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me…Phil 1:3. THAT was one crazy Ironman, left me with some pretty intense hickeys too!

I’d like to personally say congrats to Bree!  She continues to amaze me each and every time she races!

Big Islands Faaloloto Taps in 17 Seconds at UFC 138

Terry Etim submitted Big Island’s Edward Faaloloto by Guillotine in 17 seconds at tonights UFC 138.

…The Hawaiian was likely fighting for his job in this contest.

Faaloloto charged forward aggressively to start the fight.  Etim jumped for an arm-in guillotine choke immediately.   Faaloloto winced in pain as he slowly collapsed to his knees.  The choke was very deep and Faaloloto was forced to tap, just moments into the fight…



Moku O Keawe International Festival – Results From the Kupuna Competition

The Moku O Keawe International Festival is happening this weekend over on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort.

The results from the Kupuna Competition were announced this evening:

  • 1st place – Nā Kumu Hula Kalani and Kahikina Asing with their kūpuna of Ke Ala O Ke Ao Cultural Arts Studio
  • 2nd place in Kupuna group competition – Hau’oli’s Masako Aketa Hula Studio
  • 3rd place in Kupuna group competition – Ka Hula O Hawai’i

  • 1st place Kupuna soloist – Pi’ilani Rodrigues of halau Eo Nahenahe O Pohai Kealoha under the direction of Kumu Hula Stan Kaina
  • 2nd place Kupuna soloist – Shikako Taga of Hula Halau Kahula O Hawaii
  • 3rd place Kupuna soloist – Halau Lehuamakanoe

You can check out pictures from tonight here.

Hawaii State Senator Josh Green Hosts Talk Story Meetings Around the Big Island

Dear Friends,

I will be holding a series of Talk Story events around West Hawaii over the next several months.

Please come say hello and share your ideas, hopes, and concerns for making life even better on the Big Island and across the state.

Tuesday, November 8
Hawaii State Capitol Room 229, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chairman Josh Green holding a Senate Health Committee Hearing to address critical medication shortages in Hawaii.

Friday, November 11
Hamakua Mac Nut Parking Lot, Kawaihae, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Talk Story addressing community concerns, including ocean safety and use of ocean resources.

Wednesday, December 7
Tutu’s House, Waimea, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Talk Story addressing healthcare and physician shortages in Hawaii.
Sponsored by the Hawaii Island Healthcare Alliance

Thursday, December 22
King Kamehameha Hotel, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Talk Story about what matters most to you and your Ohana.

Monday, January 9
Kona Community Hospital, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Senator Green will give the keynote speech on healthcare transformation in America and what it means to West Hawaii.
Sponsored by the Kona Community Hospital Auxillary

Tuesday, January 10
Old Kona Airport Pavillion (Makaeo), 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Talk Story addressing the upcoming legislative session and priorities for West Hawaii.
Sponsored by Kona Town Hall Meeting

For information on any of these events please contact me directly at, or on my cell phone 937-0991.


Free Community Events at Honaunau this Weekend