Everything’s coming up mangoes. And last week, we joined the crowd at Foster Botanical Garden to witness the first-ever Honolulu blossoming of Amorphophallus titanium, nicknamed the “Corpse Flower” for its malodorous, fly-catching bouquet. An endangered native species of Sumatra that blooms only once every three to five years, the maroon-petalled lily with its six-foot-tall, erect flesh-colored, er, stamen evoke the rites of spring.

Other cause for celebration:

The Weekly is honored to be chosen as Business Grand Marshal for the 2012 Honolulu Pride Parade and Celebration. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Magic Island. Look for our red Weekly 63 VW van rolling through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park. Go to [honoluluprideparade.org]

The Weekly has received two Pa’i awards from the Hawai’I Publishers Association: a Second Place for Best Non-Daily Newspaper, and a First Place for Investigative Journalism for “Beach Memorials” by Curt Sanburn (Dec. 14, 2011). In addition to the reporting and writing, the judges also commended the article’s layout and design.

Thanks to our Weekly ohana: art/production, delivery, sales, bookkeeping and editorial departments, intrepid writers and engaged readers. Community voices matter more than ever, in this 2012 election year. Let us hear from you at [email: editorial].