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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...

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...


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