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In the May 2007 edition of the Northwest Hawai`i Times, Roy Alameida wrote the story E mālama o Kaho‘olawe about helping students learn to care for the land of Pauahi (founder of the Kamehameha Schools) in whatever way possible and to continue learning about Hawaiian history, culture, and language. E ho mai is an oli asking permission to enter a place. It is also asking the ancestors for guidance during whatever learning will take place.
This E ho mai is chanted by the freshmen (class of 2011) from Hawaiian Culture class and members of Ho`olāhui Pākīpika (Hawaiian Club) at the Kamehameha Schools - Kea`au campus on Hawai`i island where Roy Alameida teaches.
Photo from Paniolo Preservation Society
Though far from Hawai`i, Hawai`i's maka'āinana are not apart from Aloha. In the Pacific Northwest, Hawaiians have nurtured the spirit since as early as 1787 when they were employed by Hudson’s Bay Company to port ships, build settlements, farm, hunt, trap, portage, and for general protection.
As you know by now, Aunty Nona Beamer passed away at her home in Lahaina yesterday morning (April 10, 2008.) Matriarch of the Beamer `ohana, she was at the same time beloved alumnus of the Kamehameha Schools and treasured kupuna of Hawai`i and our people.
Recently the college basketball career of Iolani School graduate Derek Low came to an end and an impressive one it was. He is one of the best players ever to attend Washington State University.
While growing up in the Hawai’i, one of my best memories from elementary school was watching Frank De Lima speak and perform for us in the school’s cafeteria. One of things that I did not know about Frank De Lima was that he is not only funny but was also trying to teach us students a lesson and make a difference in our lives.
Every month Gregg reviews newly released Hawaiian CDs. Read about your favorite artist or explore the Hawaiian music scene.
Recently I had an amazing journey that has lead me to Hawai`i and in a sense taken me back to my home, and I want to share that with you. Reading the Northwest Hawai`i Times has encouraged me to find my family history.
Now that it’s May I think we can finally celebrate some warm weather, although around Puget Sound, we were all a bit confused at the end of April when we got dumped with a big surprise snowstorm, confounding not only the trees and flowers that were happily blooming, but us folks too.
I can remember when I bought my first Volkswagen. I was 16 and on the school bus heading home from Konawaena High School on the Big Island. Everyday I would look down in the pasture and I would see this old Volkswagen just sitting there.
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Although Kamehameha’s advisers continued to insist that preparation for war against Keawemauhili was necessary, he would not give consent, but continued to listen to the demands. Kaleipaihala, son of Keōuakūahu‘ula, but a strong supporter of Kamehameha, had recently returned from Hilo with a fleet of peleleu canoe built specifically for use in warfare.
“The Manatad Legacy”. It all started many, many years ago when Candido Manatad, a native of the Philippine Islands married Incarnation Nabariz, his beautiful bride from Haiku, Maui. Candido and Incarnation settled in the Waiahole Valley on Oahu where they became proud parents of fourteen children.
HAUOLI LA HANAU to some of the brightest hoku/stars in our Pacific NW skies.
As I reported last month (just sliding under the wire with a separate “breaking news” item as da pepa went to press), Molokai Properties Limited, an affiliate of Hong-Kong based Guocco Leisure Ltd., doing business as Molokai Ranch, shut down its entire operation on Molokai effective April 5, 2008.
Anyone planning to go to Hawai`i should be aware that there are fewer flights available and airfare is escalating due to airline shutdowns and rising fuel prices. In Hawai`i, 62-year old Aloha Airlines abruptly shut down all flights on the last day of March.
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 Fort Street in the late 1940s, (before it became a mall) when it was the hub of Honolulu. Aloha Tower is in the distance. This photo is from the collection of Maile Jean Manning, and sent in by her son Elliot, born in Honolulu who now lives in Yakima.
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