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Hawai‘i Island Surprises

If you’re keeping count, this Big Island edition is the Herald’s third. It feels good to see it grow each year. Last month, advertising manager Grant Murata spent three days in Hilo. I wish that...

Okutsu ‘Ohana Visits Hilo’s Okutsu Home

Karleen C. Chinen It had been nearly eight years since Randy Okutsu had visited the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, named in honor of his late father, World War II Medal of Honor recipient Yukio...
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Kona Historical Society Holding Online Auction

The Kona Historical Society is holding an online auction to raise money for its upcoming community projects and programs. The auction will continue through Sunday, July 26, at 7 p.m. (HST). On the auction...
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Kona Club Of Honolulu 50th Anniversary Celebration Set For Aug. 2

The Kona Club of Honolulu will hold its 50th annual get-together — a lü‘au — on Sunday, Aug. 2, in the Pömaika‘i Ballroom at Dole Cannery, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “It will be...

Japanese Community Association Of Hawaii Honors Two Multigenerational Companies

The Hilo-based Japanese Community Association of Hawaii honored two longstanding and multigenerational companies — HPM Building Supply and Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. — at its Nikkei Kigyo (enterprise of Japanese ancestry) Fundraising Dinner on...

Murata To Judge In Okinawa

Grant “Sandaa” Murata, longtime Okinawan sanshin sensei (teacher) as well as advertising and promotions manager for The Hawai‘i Herald and Hawaii Hochi, has been selected as a judge for next month’s Geinou Konku-ru proficiency...

“Aloha ‘Äina, Volume II” – Hana Hou!

Margaret Shiba Special to The Hawaii Herald “We were a family of families. . .” wrote Derek Kurisu in his personal reflection of the values that guided his upbringing in the close-knit Hämäkua Coast plantation community...

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