We’re introducing a new nightlife columnist this week, though her byline will be familiar to many of you. Christa Wittmier, known to her thousands of online readers, followers and fans as “Super CW,” will be writing on the entertainment and nightlife scene in Social Lite, in the space formerly known as Nightshift. Christa’s voice, her relentless energy and her passion for chronicling the latenight goings-on around Honolulu are all her own. The more you follow her work, the more infectious her enthusiasm becomes.
Those unfamiliar with Christa’s work and style can check our her Web site at [supercw.com], and for her Wednesday roundups of the weekend just passed, you’ll have to check these pages or visit [honoluluweekly.com]
Welcome, Christa. We’re, like, sooooo excited to have you with us.
On the flip side, the Hawaii People’s Fund and Hawaii Community Fund co-host their holds their annual Expo for Community Change on Saturday. The event is an opportunity for grantees to showcase the work they’ve been doing, and for donors to see their dollars at work. This year, close to 30 groups will be exhibiting, about one-third of them from Neighbor Islands.
Eden Earthworks, from the Big Island, is one of a growing number of food security organizations that have sought support in recent years. “A lot of groups are organizing around community gardening and local food,” HCF Director Nancy Aleck says. “They had the land, and they were going to do some exchanges so that the many homeless people in their area could learn to grow their own food and maybe get employment as a result.”
Le Fetuao Samoan, also supported by grants, is a Samoan language school for children. “It’s the first of its kind,” Aleck says, “they’re helping kids who were born in the U.S. to learn their own language.”