Monthly Archives: May 2010

Late Night Loafing

[Appeared in the Feb./March issue of Hana Hou! Magazine] By Catherine Cluett Walk through the streets of Kaunakakai at 10 p.m., and you’ll find them quiet and empty, except for maybe a cat or two padding through the shadows. Then … Continue reading

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Face of the Forest

Wood carver Robin Baker forced to close shop. [Appeared in the August 6, 2009 issue of The Molokai Dispatch] By Catherine Cluett For years, the face of an old man carved into a huge eucalyptus tree along the Molokai Forest … Continue reading

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Mel Chung, Gunsmith

Chung’s shop opens its doors for its first public show. [Appeared in the Oct. 23, 2008 issue of The Molokai Dispatch] By Catherine Cluett Walking in the door of Mel Chung’s gunsmith shop presents every man’s dream: a selection of … Continue reading

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From Field to Table

Island farm expands to support local customers. [Appeared in the July 16, 2009 issue of The Molokai Dispatch] By Catherine Cluett Molokai’s Kumu Farms has made a name for itself over the past 27 years. Shipping 14 thousand pounds of … Continue reading

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Mother of Molokai

Hina sculpture finally settles. [Appeared in the Nov. 12, 2009 issue of The Molokai Dispatch] By Catherine Cluett Cool and contemplative, Hina sits with closed eyes and an open hand. Her hair falls around her like the rich valleys of … Continue reading

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Polynesian Ink

Tattooist Tricia Allen comes for Molokai book signing. [Appeared in the May 12,2010 issue of The Molokai Dispatch] By Catherine Cluett Tricia Allen sits with the books she’s authored spread before her, pen in hand. A lei po`o rests atop … Continue reading

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Filmmaker to Feature Molokai High School

[Appeared in the June 4, 2009 issue of The Molokai Dispatch] By Catherine Cluett For filmmaker Jim Bryan, the creation of documentaries is a labor of love. And that’s exactly what drew him to make a film about Molokai High … Continue reading

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