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A Place of Royalty

Hawai`i is the only state in the U.S. with a royal tradition. For centuries after the islands were settled, the people were ruled by ali`i, whose reach encompassed their home districts and often the entire island. A code of laws…

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Playing Lessons With Bob May

The chance to play 18 holes to work on your game with a renowned PGA Tour player is exciting in and of itself. But when that player is Bob May, who famously pushed Tiger Woods to a three-hole playoff in…

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Giving Back with Aloha

Visitors to Hawai`i Island often remark about what a special place it is. The unique landscape plays an important role, as do the many islandwide activities from which to choose, from touring an active volcano to playing championship golf to…

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Charity Walk

The Charity Walk, held May 12, 2018, started almost 40 years ago on Oahu, and today takes place on every major island over a three-week period in May. Participants encourage their friends and family to “sponsor” their walk with cash…

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Kona Marthon

The Kona Marathon ( held June 24 this year, also delivers significant support for local causes such as Special Olympics of West Hawaii, Susan G Komen for the Cure Hawaii, and PATH, Share the Road with Aloha, but does so…

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Hula to the World

Nani Lim-Yap is one of Hawai`i’s foremost practitioners of traditional dance, both as a dancer and as a kumu hula (master instructor). Though she has performed at Waikoloa Beach Resort on occasion, it is with the troupe she co-led with…

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New Directions

At this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival, Nani’s current halau, Manaola — formed in 2016 and named after her son — will be performing what for them will be a more modern story. It is based on the legacy of Queen…

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Amer Ari Invitational

The 27th annual Amer Ari Intercollegiate Golf Tournament was contested over the Waikoloa Kings’ Course In early February, with Oklahoma State emerging as the champion in decisive fashion. The Cowboys took the lead on the second day of play and…

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Asian Fest

Lions and Taiko drums helped welcome the Chinese “Year of the Dog” at the exciting “Asian Fest” at Queens’ MarketPlace on Friday, February 2. The event was marked by the high energy of vibrant Lion Dancers and driving rhythms of…

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