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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...

Mufi Hannemann
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...

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...

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