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Schofield was built to protect Pearl Harbor


Updated on  June 17, 2017 at 7:19 pm
There are many interesting facts about Schofield Barracks, which opened in 1909 and was designed to protect Pearl Harbor from a North Shore overland attack. Read More

Game with Babe Ruth looms large in Hilo baseball lore


Updated on  June 12, 2017 at 4:18 pm
In 1933, Babe Ruth played with a Big Island all-star team versus the Waiakea Pirates, one of the oldest sports clubs in the state. Read More

Priory part of pair of persistent monarchs’ legacy


Updated on  June 4, 2017 at 12:03 am
Through the efforts of Queen Emma, St. Andrew’s Priory opened among muddy taro patches 150 years ago last week. Read More

Thousands trace heritage to Oahu ranching pioneers


Updated on  May 27, 2017 at 6:41 pm
The Holt family’s grand estate at Makaha entertained Hawaiian and European royalty with great luau that went on for days. Read More

Hawaii island boasts many firsts, gave rise to isle favorites


Updated on  May 20, 2017 at 7:56 pm
Hawaii island introduced many things, including cowboys, boarding schools and the first statue of Kamehameha the Great. Read More

Former Star-Bulletin columnist shares story of meeting Marilyn


Updated on  May 13, 2017 at 8:45 pm
Former Honolulu Star-Bulletin columnist Jim Becker spoke at the Honolulu Quarterback Club recently, and one of the things he talked about was Marilyn Monroe. Read More
 

Don Robbs shares stories from 50-plus years on local radio, TV


Updated on  April 29, 2017 at 6:58 pm
Don Robbs is best known for his sports coverage, but he was also a news director at KPOI and KHVH radio, and executive director at Hawaii Public Television. Read More

Akebono’s destruction in January robbed Hawaii of oldest theater


Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 12:46 am
The loss of the Akebono Theater means the oldest theater in the state would be the downtown Hawaii Theatre, which opened in 1922 and now operates as a performance venue. Read More
 

Hawaii rolled out aloha for Apollo 13 astronauts


Updated on  April 15, 2017 at 8:47 pm
Hawaii gave the Apollo 13 astronauts a warm welcome in 1970 when an emergency caused them to land in the Pacific instead of the Caribbean 47 years ago this week. Read More

Ho’s charisma helped him ride wave of Hawaii’s popularity


Updated on  April 8, 2017 at 8:20 pm
Adrienne Liva Sweeney was famed Hawaiian entertainer Don Ho’s personal secretary from 1968 to 1975 and had interesting insights into Ho’s world. Read More

Diamond Head sparkles with history


Updated on  April 1, 2017 at 7:25 pm
Big guns, “incurables,” show biz and horse races are all part of the lore that surrounds neighborhoods around Diamond Head. Read More

Pilot’s Waikiki joyride in WWII B-25 was cause for alarm


Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 8:06 pm
It all took place in the early morning hours of May 7, 1965. James A. Ashdown, a former military pilot, told police that after drinking at several Honolulu bars, “I had an urge to fly again.” Read More

From fireknives to TV, Kahoano a true entertainer


Updated on  March 18, 2017 at 7:31 pm
Kimo Kahoano has had a diverse career in Hawaii entertainment as a dancer, singer, songwriter, television actor, host, emcee and radio station personality. Read More

Central Union begets variety of worship houses, nonprofits


Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 8:17 pm
Central Union Church traces its roots to a “House of God” created in 1833 to provide wholesome activities for whalers and other seafarers. Read More

Hawaii man shares how he became friends with a president

Hawaii resident Ray L’Heureux has been chauffeur to four U.S. presidents and also transported the pope several times. Read More

Sharing memories of Fort Street, Honolulu’s old retail hub


Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 9:24 pm
Before the Pali Highway was built, Fort Street extended from Aloha Tower at Honolulu Harbor to Pacific Heights. Read More

Royal Hawaiian is second hotel to hold name


Updated on  February 8, 2017 at 6:11 pm
The Royal Hawaiian celebrates its 90th anniversary in Waikiki this month, but it originally opened in another location on Oahu. Read More

Concern for families of sick keiki gave Lagareta a cause and career


Updated on  January 28, 2017 at 8:02 pm
When neighbor island and Pacific Basin parents are faced with a medical emergency involving a child, they must often fly to Honolulu for appropriate care. Read More

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