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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...

Mufi Hannemann
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...

Mufi Hannemann
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,...

Mufi Hannemann
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...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Kauai High Celebrates A Centennial
Wallowing in nostalgia, reminiscing, remembering the good ol’ days and looking back at growing pains at Kauai High School are what alumni are doing this...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Spirit Of The Duke Is Alive In Waikiki
He was the true and official Ambassador of Aloha. Universally put on a pedestal by his fans for his love of the ocean and its...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Iselle, Julio: Flashbacks of Iniki, Iwa
Iselle and Julio were predicted to be the one-two punch couple that was to dance and whip its way through Hawaii. We’re not talking about...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Forever Young, Forever Learners
Feminist, activist and writer Betty Friedan said, “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Kaunakakai resident Rosalind Brito takes...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Little Heroine Saves Drowning Boy
It was a moment that caused several mothers’ hearts to be ripped out as they witnessed a 5-year-old boy lying lifelessly at the bottom of...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Student Achievement At Kaimuki High
Where can one receive a top-quality education with a view of Diamond Head Crater and picturesque scenes of branches being lifted high by whispering ocean...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Battling Arthritis One Day At A Time
When I think of arthritis, a whiff of BenGay comes to mind — that strong-smelling, icy-hot ointment that served as a “cure all” for aches...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Inspired By Amazing Column Subjects
“When you touch someone’s life it is a privilege. When you touch someone’s heart it is a blessing. When you touch someone’s mind it is...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // The Buzz On Bee-utiful Kauai
Dog owners enjoy coming home after a hard day’s labor to the excitement of their pets, especially when their canines jump up and down and...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Hana Hou For Waimanalo Rodeo
I tip my one and only cowboy hat to Bud Gibson, owner of New Town and Country Stables and Rocker G Livestock, and Dita Holifield,...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Cousins Accepted To Rival Academies
Military academies are viewed as some of the most prestigious institutions around, so you can imagine what scholar-athletes Toese Gaoteote Tia and Adam Tagovailoa Amosa...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Hurricane Season Emergency Plans
It’s hurricane season again and time to put plans in place in the event that disaster is at your doorstep. Who can forget Sept. 11,...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // First Family Of Hawaii Baseball
Babe Ruth once said, “Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.” It’s a sentiment shared by the...


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