2019 Nāke‘u Awai Fashion Show

Here is a link to the full album of photos from todayʻs 2019 Nāke‘u Awai Fashion Show. All photos by Blaine Fergerstrom. https://photos.app.goo.gl/eiEwuREiLXRZcgwFA  

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Kapolei Fire Station Dedication

January 16, 2014 dedication of the new Kapolei Fire Station on land donated by the Dept. of Hawaiian Home Lands. Photos by Blaine Fergerstrom

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Huli-A-Mahi, ʻIolani Palace, Jan. 20, 2013

Huli-Ā-Mahi held January 20, 2013, to honor Queen Lili‘uokalani and our enduring Native Hawaiian sovereignty. Sponsored by Kana‘iolowalu, the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission. Photos by Blaine Fergerstrom Huli-Ā-Mahi 20 ‘IANUALI, 2013

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Pops’ 90th Birthday Party Photos

Finally pulled and posted my photos from Pops’ 90th Birthday party held Oct. 7, 2012!

Photos by Blaine Fergerstrom

Gilligan’s Island

Guess where I went yesterday? I got to help chaperone Mrs. Kimoke’o’s budding marine science students on a field trip to Kāne’ohe Bay, Moku o Lo’e… Coconut Island… Gilligan’s Island! The island once belonged to Bernice Pauahi Bishop, who planted dozens of coconut trees on the small island, giving it its coconut name. She threw a lavish lu’au on the island for her aunt, Queen Emma. Later, she sold the island the the Fleischman’s yeast heir, who turned it into a resort complete with salt water swimming pool and exotic wildlife, including an elephant, zebra, camel and chimpanzees! At WWII, the military took over, and after the war, the state got the island. It was transferred to UH to become the Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology (HIMB). Mrs. Kimoke’o, before returning to KS as a teacher, worked on the island as a marine scientist for a few years!

Here are some pictures from our outing.