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December 2007

Mele Kalikimaka

A Hawaiian Santa and Mrs. Claus relax at the fountain in front of Honolulu Hale during the holiday season.
For the past twenty years, "Honolulu City Lights" has been sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu through donations from local companies. Honolulu Hale or City Hall, Municipal Grounds and the Board of Water Supply are decorated with lights and holiday scenes. In addition to an oversized Christmas tree in front, there are also trees and wreaths in the courtyard of Honolulu Hale. The festive display is a favorite of islanders and visitors alike.
Photo by Elliott Manning

Pauahi, Founder of the Kamehameha Schools

For more than a century, thousands of Hawaiians have been touched by the generosity and legacy of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi. Her estate which encompasses nearly 365,800 acres of land in Hawai‘i is valued at more than $6 billion.



12 Days of Da Kine

It’s Christmas month everybody! Like many transplanted Hawaiians I have a substantial collection of Hawaiian Christmas CD’s. Hawaiian music is perfectly suited for Christmas because of its sweet melodies, easy-going vibe and general feelings of happiness and love.

The Kahai`ali`i Family Reunion in Washington

The Kahai`ali`i family of Maui gathered together recently in Washington state for a reunion and we were all invited.



Music: New Releases

Every month Gregg reviews newly released Hawaiian CDs. Read about your favorite artist or explore the Hawaiian music scene.

20 Years of Hawaiian Immersion

Hawaiian immersion education is celebrating 20 years in Hawai`i's public school system. It is certainly something that the Hawai`i Department of Education can be proud of.



The Events Calendar

Find out about upcoming events in our events calendar!

Mo`olelo O Nā Ali`i

In the case of Kalani‘ōpu‘u, he resided in Kailua for some time after living in Kainaliu and Keauhou. At the time of Cook’s visit, Kalani‘ōpu‘u was described as old, perhaps senile, at about 5’8” tall and slender with scaly skin; the result of awa drinking over a long period of time.



Where in the NFL did that Hawaii guy go?

When I was a small kid growing up in Hawaii, my dad used to take me to Aloha Stadium to watch the University of Hawaii Football Team. Back then, UH was called the Rainbow Warriors but now they are just called the Warriors.



From the Editor

Amazing how quickly the year passes. Here we are, wishing each other Mele Kalikimaka again, so soon! At Northwest Hawai`i Times, we saw our circle widen over the past year.

Kama`āina Profile: Tamari Miyashiro

From the sunny shores of Waialae Iki on Oahu to a far away place called Seattle where the Sun is a welcome but all too infrequent visitor, the path of a very talented young lady has blazed like a shooting star! Her phenomenal performances as a volleyball player helped the 2003 Kalani High School (Oahu) Falcons win the school’s first Oahu Interscholastic Association (OIA) athletic championship in thirty-one years!




There were a couple of dozen people standing on the shores of Lake Washington that Saturday in November 2007.....the weather was overcast and windy and bitterly cold....but it was such a special time and a special place for the very special thing we were doing that none of us noticed the adverse weather.

Foodstuffs: Fruit and Fruitcake

I happen to have an idea for fruitcake too. I got some dates, raisins and walnuts and decided to substitute the candied fruit (citrons, etc. and other glaced and jellied fruit—yukh!) with dried mango, apricots, papaya and pineapple, a little bit of shredded coconut and some macadamia nuts. .



The Miracle of the Mui

Manna in the desert, water into wine, loaves and fishes…prune mui?! Yes, one Christmas we were indeed blessed by a mui miracle.




A Family Memory of December 7, 1941

Elliott Manning was born in Honolulu, Hawai`i. He wrote this letter to his children so they can remember the bombing of Pearl Harbor at the start of World War II, the recollections of his parents who were there when it happened, and his early life in Hawai`i.

Nā Mana`o Ulu Wale

When you get a chance, check out the December issue of Hawai`i Magazine, specifically the story by Bill Harby describing the cultural hike into Molokai’s historic Hālawa Valley. Much of the article focuses on the local guide who leads the hike, Lawrence Aki.

New Hawaiian Civic Club in Washington

Moku`aina a Wakinekona Hawaiian Civic Club was established July 8, 2006 and chartered by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs in Honolulu, Hawai`i on October 25, 2006 as a non-profit corporation with Washington state.


Go for Broke Aloha Gala Dinner

Have you seen the 1951 movie,” Go For Broke.” starring Van Johnson? It is a tribute to the United States 442nd Regimental Combat Team, formed in 1943 of Japanese American volunteers. A famous Hawaii member of this unit was Senator Daniel Inouye, who lost an arm in World War II.

Maui Partnership Helps Kama'āina Return to the Islands to Work

Hawaii graduates from mainland colleges and former residents seeking jobs back home should check out the two proven Maui connections to find available opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as other fields.


NEW NEW NEW Audio Clips

Listen to audio clips from some stories in the Northwest Hawai`i Times. Here's a couple but going get sah mo' bumbye!

Old Hawai`i: Pictures from the Past

Susan Howell of Seattle sent this in of her grandmother Lorin Tarr Gill, who wrote on the photo "First Hollow surfboard at Waikiki." The hollow surfboard was first made by Tom Blake in the 1920s. Susan's grandmother went to Hawai`i when her husband was stationed there during World War I.

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