In this morning's Good Things…
Comic book lovers around the world, rejoice! The creator of the world's greatest super heroes is now immortalized himself. Stan Lee was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lee created Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, The X-Men and many more. In fact, he's worked in the comic book industry for 70 of his 88 years. Lee has even made cameos in the movies based on his characters.
Nearly 3,000 participants gathered in Tokyo from as far away as Brazil to break out their brushes and ring in 2011. Traditionally, in the first days of the New Year, people from across Japan write their resolutions in Chinese characters to commemorate the coming of the New Year. The contestants were given 24 minutes to complete their calligraphic portrayals of the year ahead using a thick horse hair brush and ink made from charcoal.
The Papakolea community has reason to celebrate. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii donated $10,000 to help low-income seniors in the neighborhood. The money will support the Kula No Na Po'e Hawaii program. It sends public health and social work students to serve about 50 elderly residents and their families.