“It always comes together,” said Virginia Shepherd, a longtime accompanist of the Kauai Chorale. “She pulls everybody together.”“She” is Lois Ricciardi, who has been directing Kauai Chorale for 28 years. She is, by many, considered the face of this popular singing group that’s known for its quality, creativity and joyful sounds. But not for too much longer. Ricciardi is stepping down — not retiring — to spend more time with her family and to travel.
She lives there. This has been her home for the past year. “Hi EL Aina,” shouts a woman, who waves from the passenger window of a passing pickup truck. “People are so kind,” she says. The 53-year-old woman has called this bus stop just off Kuhio Highway outside the Kapaa Neighborhood Center her home since November 2016. She recalls when it became her residence, to the date. “I ended up here around Thanksgiving last year. I marked the time.
These 11-year-olds were focused on filling shoeboxes with gifts for boys and girls around the world as part of Operation Christmas Child. “It brings a lot of happiness to kids,” Aku-Ramos said. “It’s fun to be part of this and help other kids,” added Jacobs. About 150 people were at Breath of Life Ministries in Lihue for a packing party to fill 400 shoeboxes. Each side of the sanctuary was lined with plastic bins of presents for keiki ages 2 to 14.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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