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Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Legends Inspire Young Composer
Beethoven, Brahms, Barber, Bartok and Shostakovich were favorites of one of the nation’s most accomplished young composers. “Their music is marked with an intensity that...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // For The Love Of A Big Brother
My world collapsed when I lost my Momma, heart sank when I had to say my final farewell to Dad, and I choked to clear...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Recalling Laie’s Ambassador Of Aloha
It wasn’t too long ago that entertainer Benny Kai and wife Sharon were sitting in the stands at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Key Rail Strategies Are In Order
It must have come as quite a shock to even the most ardent rail supporters when Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) executive director Dan...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Cultivating Compassion With Generosity
Many families strive, if they can, to make Christmas morning magical, with bright-eyed children pleasantly surprised with their new toys and clothes when opening presents....

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Honoring Ancestors Through Art
Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance artist known for his painting of “The Last Supper,” managed to resurrect one of the most revered biblical scenes...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Former Child Prodigy Does Christmas
One spring evening in 1973, while I was a student at Harvard, I was walking down a Boston street and faintly recognized a young man...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A ‘Tiny’ Tale Of Caregiving Troubles
One-time weather anchor Tiny Tadani was counting sheep in the middle of a meadow, enjoying a good night’s rest on his living room couch, when...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Trading Fashion Gowns For Farm Living
Fashion icons Eric Chandler and Takeo Kobayashi have discovered that people can achieve a more meaningful and lasting happiness when they learn to enjoy the...

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Island Matters // Best Friends Find ‘Fortune’ Fun
Two former Kauai High School (KHS) cheerleaders are “wheeling” over their tiny “fortune” after appearing on national television two Mondays ago. In mid-September, Trinette Kaui...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Terroristic Actor Is Father Figure
He’s not a terrorist, but he played one in real life. In 1998, the World Vision organization hired local actor Gavin Kamalu Vinta for field...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Battle Of The Bulge Transformation
He’s 53 years old and is feeling better than he has ever felt. “I decided that this may be the last time for me to...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Mr. Mom Puts Family Ahead Of Career
In the 21st century, it is not uncommon for gender roles to be split right down the middle, as they relate to household chores and...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // The Man With Nine Lives And View Of The Afterlife
Very few people make it to the pearly gates and live to talk about their experience. Moanalua resident Roy Nagahara is known as the man...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // The Jack Lord Only His Secretary Knew
It was all about the music, serious acting, his hair and that dramatic Waikiki wave that opened every Hawaii Five-0 episode, which paralleled Jack Lord’s...

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Island Matters // An Artist’s Career ‘Fitted’ His Passion
Hats off to a young designer who is an “old sole” in a “fitted” world. I am describing 28-year-old senior graphic artist for Fitted Hawaii,...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // There’s No Place Like Homeschool
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but not Mom, if she happens to be your home-school teacher. Apple is a symbol for...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Lanai Lads Take Historic Spotlight
My mind is still reeling over the historic football game Sept. 13, when Lanai High School faced off against Molokai High School. For the Lanai...

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Island Matters // A Mother’s Love Knows No Boundary
(Note: Sarah, Gina and John’s names have been changed for privacy.) It was August 1971 when a young mother gave birth to a baby boy,...

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Island Matters // What Ukes, Manners Share In Common
What do ukulele competitions and charm schools have in common? They attract young participants who learn to master charm, confidence and discipline. First, let’s talk...

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