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Q&A with Kimberlee Ke‘ala Bassford

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by Rob Kay Kimberlee Ke‘ala Bassford is an independent, Honolulu-based documentary filmmaker with a passion for social issues, cultural and women’s stories. Born and raised in Honolulu, she graduated from Punahou and holds a BA in psychology from Harvard and a Masters in Journalism from the University of California Berkeley. Ms. Bassford is probably best […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,Opinion,Slice of Life, Hawaiian Style,Special Features | Read More »

God And Boys at Hawaii School

J Arthur Rath

BY J. ARTHUR RATH - Protestant Missionary influences remained ingrained in boarders’ lives at Kamehameha School for Boys in the Forties. In addition to daily devotional services, school chaplains taught weekly classes, and their offices were open for student visits.  Closest friends and I trained to become Sunday School teachers, we were in the Hi-Y, […]

January 31st, 2013 | Posted in Slice of Life, Hawaiian Style | Read More »

Time Capsule Found at Old Wailuku Post Office Site

L-R) Dwayne Betsill, Jeremy Betsill, Justin Souza, MD Keith Regan, Ronald Mendoza at the cornerstone.

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – Demolition crews working at the site of the old Wailuku Post Office/Federal Building this morning discovered a time capsule dating back to 1959. Contract workers for Betsill Brothers Construction were in the process of removing the cornerstone of the building when they discovered a rectangular metal cannister underneath. Workers were at the time trying to preserve the […]

January 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Slice of Life, Hawaiian Style | Read More »

Big Island and Kauai Endangered Bird Tours Through Hawaii Life Concierge

The ‘Io, a Hawaiian hawk, flaunting its wingspan

BY Sonja Keala - There is more than one way to spend a day here in the Islands. If you want to mix up your beach lounging and salt-water soaking with something both cultural and educational, an endangered bird tour may be a perfect way to immerse yourself in the Islands and come out with a […]

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Slice of Life, Hawaiian Style | Read More »

Boy Is Gone

ARTHUR RATH PHOTO OF SCENERY TO GO WITH Boy Is Gone

BY J. ARTHUR RATH III - Even though he looked more like a sumo wrestler than a youth, we always called John Colburn “Boy.”  He was very Hawaiian—sweet natured, big hearted, and quick with a compliment.  During football games, he’d flatten an opposing lineman, then extend his hand to help him the player up. The respect Boy […]

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Slice of Life, Hawaiian Style | Read More »

Hawaii Made Master Card Famous

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BY J. ARTHUR RATH III - He’d  had a great time during a side trip to Hilo in 1969  until the Southern Banker discovered he was without money to pay the food and bar bill.  (Dollars may have slipped from his pocket during paying the cab fare to get here.) He asked to talk the […]

November 15th, 2012 | Posted in Slice of Life, Hawaiian Style | Read More »

General Reasons Hawaii Makes You Feel Good

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BY J. ARTHUR RATH III - Ways Hawaii causes you to look, relax and interact are influenced by American Civil War Generals, Kearny, Butterfield, and Hawaii-born Armstrong. Pull-on Identity: Loose-fitting “Aloha Shirts” are considered “dress-up” clothing in Hawaii. Pull-over shirts for casual wear make a statement--it might be “Aloha,” meaning “hello” or “affection,” or something […]

October 5th, 2012 | Posted in Slice of Life, Hawaiian Style | Read More »

Kauai Has Only Congressionally Chartered Botanical Gardens in the U.S.

Lucy Adams, REALTOR (S) - Did you know the only congressionally chartered Botanical Gardens in the U.S. are on Kauai? Well, it’s true and they are called the “National Tropical Botanical Gardens!” There are two: The 80-acre Allerton Garden The approximate 200-acre McBryde Garden Both are located on Kauai’s beautiful south shore and are open for visitors to enjoy the beautiful tropical plants – […]

September 24th, 2012 | Posted in Slice of Life, Hawaiian Style | Read More »

Hollywood’s Seventy-Nine Year Love Affair with the Island of Kauai

Vintage Photo of Elvis during the filming of Blue Hawaii at the old Coco Palms Hotel (1961)

BY Lucy Adams, REALTOR (S) - For over 79 years, filmmakers have had a love affair with the Island of Kauai. Just 6 hours from the west coast, Kauai becomes the perfect setting for almost any tropical place and has been filmed representing Africa, Australia, Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and many other “make believe places.” Some […]

September 24th, 2012 | Posted in Slice of Life, Hawaiian Style | Read More »

Hawaii’s Patriotic New Neighbors

J Arthur Rath

BY J. ARTHUR RATH III - I remember fish and flags waving above doors in Hawaii’s communities to express indoor feelings. Paper fish hung from Japanese homes on “Boy Day”--littler the child, bigger the fish.  Seeing a huge red mullet flapping in the wind at the side of a house down the street  caused me to yell to […]

September 18th, 2012 | Posted in Slice of Life, Hawaiian Style | Read More »

News Cycle on The Rick Hamada Show








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