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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...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Making Progress On Natatorium Future
A crumbling structure with faded memories is the focus of a newly designated national treasure in Hawaii, which continues to serve as a setting to...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Perpetuating Native Hawaiian Arts
What do you get when you combine a painter/muralist, a ceramic artist, a lauhala weaver and feather lei maker? The answer is a jaw-dropping exhibit...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Prayers And Pads Pave The Way
Athletic Disciples in Kalihi are performing miracles play by play. They recently swept three championship titles at the 2014 Pacific Big Boyz (PBB) Football League....

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A Principal And His Homeless Students
Hawaii Sheet Metal Workers Union employees are arming themselves with crayons, rulers, notepads, erasers and glue – banding together in the name of education. This...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Champions In Sports And Academics
From girls hoops to academic hoopla, the cream of the crop in athletics and a game show that showcases brain power are my youthful topics...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Doc’s Lifetime Of Surfing And Health
The patriarch of the First Family of Surfing vows to live out the rest of his life on Oahu, where at age 18 he got...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Airport Display Honors Wally, Dan
Twelve years ago, a meeting took place among baseball legend Wally Yonamine, his son Paul and myself about an appropriate venue in Hawaii to display...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Compassionate Community Service
The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a “twist of service,” according to Laurence Leamer, journalist and bestselling author. Now that...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Saluting The Bravery Of A Young Warrior
It was Christmas Eve 2006, when the military vehicle in which Marine Master Sgt. Chris Jordan was blasted by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A Poipourri Of Health And Sports
It’s that time of year when the conch shell is blown as a signal to island residents to sign up to “take control of your...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // ‘Sofa So Good’ For Dysgraphia Student
When Braxton Kahawai of Kapolei was in the fourth grade, his mother, Fran, had reason to worry. “His handwriting was atrocious. He doodled all over...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Happy Anniversary, Prince Kuhio School
Prince Kuhio Day is marked annually with a colorful festival parade along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, but a Honolulu elementary school bearing the prince’s name...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A Valuable ‘Asset’ In People’s Lives
I am privileged to have come across so many influential and inspirational people since I’ve been writing this column, but what makes it more special...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Siblings Inspire Through Their Art
Two Hawaii Kai siblings are weaving and painting their way through the hearts of everyone they meet. Isaac Lau creates woven art and also is...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A Poipourri Of Positive News, Views
Some of my fondest hanabata memories are of Presidents Day. February, of course, is when we celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln....

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // The Latest Japanese Star From Hawaii
Sumire Matsubara is fast becoming a household name in Japan, garnering rave reviews as an actress, model, dancer and pop singing sensation. Since 2012, Matsubara’s...


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