From the Magazine

Take a look at some of the stories that made their way into the spotlight in this season's issue.

waimanalo wall restoration: pride rocks

The restoration of a cultural treasure in Waimanalo has become a source of pride for Hawaiians. They say preserving the past will help pave the way for better health today and into the future.

biking on the safe path

Daphne Manago lost her son in a bike crash 10 years ago. That tragedy has led to a lasting legacy for other cyclists.

a life with purpose

What do you want to be when you grow up? Most of us figure it out as we go. For Jon Gelman, it took three tries over 40 years to find the right career. Find out how Gelman found work with purpose as president of Hawaii Marine Animal Response (HMAR).

coming back from the deep

Dennis Okada was an aircraft mechanic and avid diver. In January 1986, everything changed. Life as he knew it was over, but his search for meaning had just begun. After a diving accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, a creative arts program helped put Okada on the road to recovery.

weaving a tradition

Kona resident Carol Zakahi shares her love for lau hala weaving and how practicing her craft keeps her young and healthy. Her mom was a lau hala weaver in the ‘30s and ‘40s. Zakahi, now 76 years young, carries on her mother’s tradition.

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