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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...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // WWII Legacy Of Nisei Veterans Lives On
Nearly 70 years have passed since the end of World War II. For many among us, a crisis that enveloped the globe and threatened America...

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