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Michael Walcott & Tim Nishitani pound steaming hot rice to form rice cakes at Mochitsuki 2005 in Portland, Oregon.
Photo by Wells I. Matthews
At Kapa`a Jodo Mission on Kaua`i, a sign announces the dates and times for this New Year's
mochi pick up.
Photo by NWHIT Staff
Just as Congress was getting ready to adjourn for the holidays, U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) announced assurances from Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) that they will work together to place the Akaka Bill on the calendar when Congress reconvenes in January 2006.
Many of us remember shopping in downtown Honolulu, at what is now the Fort Street Mall. But even before the street was closed off to make it a traffic-free strolling space, everybody, especially those of us visiting from the “outer islands,” enjoyed walking around Fort Street, checking out…
According to the mo‘olelo, Kuali‘i’s birthplace was at Waiomuku in Waiahole where he was born in 1655. The heiau or temple Alala where the traditional ceremony of cutting the navel cord took place was at Kalapawai in the Ko‘olaupoko district of the island.
In 1883, Princess Bernice Pauahi Pākī Bishop bestowed her entire estate for the establishment of a school to educate Hawaiian children. But perhaps there was no other aspect of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s life as important to her as her marriage to Charles Reed Bishop.
The University of Washington Women Huskies won their first national championship in volleyball, with a winning streak of 18 games culminating in a final win over Nebraska 3-0. It was the first time a team swept all six of its opponents in an NCAA tournament.
The cold winds of the Pacific Northwest once again motivate us to seek refuge on the Garden Isle of Kaua’i. The stunning scenery will provide a perfect backdrop to amazing events and wonderful people we will meet on the trip we took right before the end of 2005.
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