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June 2007

Congratulations to the Graduates!!

This time of year, graduation ceremonies in colleges and universities around the Pacific Northwest include many students from the Hawaiian Islands. The Northwest Hawai`i Times salutes all who persevered and succeeded. Ho`omaika`i!

Students from Hawai`i wearing graduation lei from proud family and friends gather for a celebration photo as part of the 2007 graduating class at Pacific University at Forest Grove in Oregon.

Photo by Shane Young


A Celebration For A King: Kamehameha Day

On June 11th, 2007, thousands will gather on each Hawaiian island to honor the legacy of Kamehameha I, the Ali‘i (chief) who was able to unite the Hawaiian Islands under one ruler.

Case against the Kamehameha Schools Dismissed

The John Doe v Kamehameha lawsuit has come to a spectacular end.

Buffet Boy

Duke’s in Waikiki is well known for its great food, live music, and location right on the beach. But for me to go into that space causes twitching and a feeling of coldness as flashbacks of the summer of ’84 haunt my soul.

Mo`olelo O Nā Ali`i

At this point in the mo‘olelo of our Ali‘i and the battles between families, let us digress for a short while and reflect on Kahekili, Ali‘i Nui of Maui. His name is mentioned in many battles especially those against Kalani‘ōpu‘u of Hawai‘i island.

E mālama o Kaho‘olawe (Part 2)

The shoreline at Hakioawa is rocky; the makani or wind is blowing strong; the surf is rough. We swim towards shore; a distance of about 50 yards.

Music: New Releases

Every month Gregg reviews newly released Hawaiian CDs. This month, get ready to mark your calendars for upcoming concerts. Read about your favorite artist or explore the Hawaiian music scene.

Making Kapa

Imagine us, headed to Waimea from Hilo, via Federal Way, Washington …What fun! We arrived at Auntie Marie MacDonald's flower farm bright and early on a sunny morning. Mauna Kea can be seen in the distance, with the rolling green hills in the foreground. It is picture-perfect!



Kama`āina Profile: Manny Fernandez

He was, is and will always be a man of the sea.......a man who was a Waikiki “Beach Boy” when that title was revered and reserved for an elite group of Hawaiians who surfed the breaks off Kuhio Beach and the Natatorium on their “longboards”.....back in those long ago days of the 1940’s and ‘50’s and 60’s when hotels on the beach of Waikiki were few and far between and tourism was in its infancy!

Foodstuffs: Liliko`i – a Passion Fruit

I’m sure many of you have enjoyed a drink that goes by the rather unceremonious name of POG. Passion-Orange-Guava juice. POG – good juice, lousy name.Who wants to drink something called POG? So I came up with another name: GLO.


PIWA Celebrates

The Pacific Island Women’s Association (PIWA) formally released their report Voices of Pacific Island Women Residing in the Pacific Northwest: Reflections on Health, Economics, Education and More in a recent celebration in Seattle, Washington.

From the Editor

I spent an evening listening to Hawaiian musicians at the Northwest Folklife Festival and their music is still singing in my ears!

Sili Mana`o Savusa to Run for highline School Board

Long-time community advocate Sili Savusa is running for the District 1 seat on the Highline School Board.





Hawaiian Music Events in the Pacific Northwest

This spring brought many musicians to our area to help us replenish our supply of live, Hawaiian music. Here are some of them.



Nā Mana`o Ulu Wale

I read a short news item back on May 2nd which said Haumea Hebenstreit Ho, widow of entertainer Don Ho, was the surprise guest at “The Bothers Cazimero’s 30th and final Lei Day concert at the Shell.”


It began as a beautifully romantic, fictionalized story about the life and love between a Hawaiian man and woman! Ninety minutes later, it ended up as a very touching, real life love story as PLU student Joe Cassler of Vancouver, WA got on the stage and totally surprised everyone (except a few cast members) but especially fellow PLU student Shelly Furutani of Lihue, Kauai by proposing marriage to her!

The Events Calendar

Find out about upcoming events in our events calendar!

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

This is the Hale`iwa Hotel on the North Shore at Wailua, O`ahu, probably around the end of the 19th century. The photo is from the album of Edith Christophersen, who graduated from Punahou in 1911 and came to Seattle to get credentials as a nurse at Seattle General Hospital. It was sent in by her son Bill Trimingham of Seattle.

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