January 2005


Peter Merriman

Islander of the Year - The Hawai‘i Soldier

More than 16,000 Hawai‘i troops have deployed to the Middle East. Back home, thousands of Island families and businesses cope with their absence.

Wayne Hirabayashi

Alan Takasaki

The 21st Annual Hale ‘Aina Awards

2005 Sour Poi Awards


2005 Hale ‘Aina Cookbook

Healthful—and delicious—food from our award-winning chefs.

Russell Siu


Letters to the Editor: Letters

Calabash: Fortune Seller

Shoppers with a nose for the new have discovered a tiny fashion outpost in our own back yard.

Calabash: Learners Not Permitted

Calabash: How to Talk to Your Legislator

Calabash: Hot Shots

Photographer G. Brad Lewis gets closer to lava than you’d ever want to.

Calabash: Books

Calabash: He Said, She Said

Calabash: Saving Maui

Maui taxpayers are fighting off development by buying land for conservation.

Calabash: O, Baby!

Calabash: The New Standards

Calabash: Q+A Andy Irons

From Our Files: January

Afterthoughts: Can Anyone Here Design an Interesting Building?

Island architects are wrestling with the state of Hawai‘i architecture

Editor's Page: Operation Islander

As we were working on our Islander of the Year feature for this issue, something unexpected happened.