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Feathers of the Rainbow

[Appeared in the June 22, 2011 issue of The Molokai Dispatch] By Catherine Cluett There’s no place like home – especially if you’re a pigeon. Molokai Rainbows, Clay Adachi’s business of releasing multi-colored pigeons for events around Molokai, brings smiles … Continue reading

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Kalaupapa Access on the Edge

[Appeared in the Aug. 20, 2010 issue of the Hawaii Catholic Herald] By Catherine Cluett A poignant history is contained on a tiny peninsula off Molokai, guarded by the world’s highest sea cliffs – a history of pain and exile, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Masters Are Ready for Blast-Off

Molokai Canoe Club prepares for a historic race full of good times. [Appeared in the Nov. 9, 2008 issue of The Molokai Dispatch] By Catherine Cluett Six men make their way home over rose-tinted waters, paddles splashing in unison, with … Continue reading

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