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                                Dick Okimura cuts a wedding cake at his Hukilau restaurant. Okimura owned more than a half-dozen companies on the Big Island from the 1950s to 1990s.
Rearview: Clubbing in Hilo conjures up memories

Last month I wrote about “Tin Can Alley and the Beretania Follies.” The Follies was a strip club mauka of Beretania Street about where the Chinatown Cultural Plaza is today. One of the dancers there was Tempest Storm. Read more

                                Richard Tajiri wanted to bring Christmas trees to Hawaii for 50 years. He died in January, seven years short of his goal. His family plans to continue his tradition and make the 50-year goal for him.
Rearview: Annual awards bestowed for contributions to Hawaii

Merry Christmas! Every year at this time, I issue my Rearview Mirror Annual Awards for those who have made a contribution to Hawaii. Some of them made history, some researched it, some preserved it and some shared it. All have added to the richness that is our Hawaii. Here’s Part 1. I’ll conclude Jan. 1. Read more

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