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How Four Small-Town Oahu Natives Went on...

      How Four Small-Town Oahu Natives Went on to Change the World By Joe Kukura   The quiet, little town of Laie sits on the northern shores of Oahu, far from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. With only about a dozen roads, Laie has traditionally been a classic example of small-town Hawaii. But a few great historical figures have emerged from this tiny town, putting their permanent fingerprints on Hawaiian culture and creating pop culture influences that are recognized and adopted all over the world.   You may not know these people by name, but you are...
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Explore Authentic Polynesian Food in Haw...

        Take a Bite From the Past: Explore Authentic Polynesian Food in Hawaii   By Whitney Butler     There are few food scenes as prolific and fascinating as that of the Polynesian islands. The term “melting pot” aptly describes Hawaii’s culinary history, with a rich legacy of explorers and Polynesian settlers mixing with immigrants from around the globe—and their traditional cuisines.   An authentic Polynesian experience in Hawaii can’t be separated from the foods that reflect this melding of cultures and flavors. Don’t miss a chance to sample...
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Polynesian Football Hall of Fame

      Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Opens in Oahu By Joe Kukura                                                                                                                                                     The world is discovering what Polynesians already know—that Samoans, Tongans, Fijians and Hawaiians are some of the finest football players in the world. There are more than 60 Polynesian players in the NFL these days, with more arriving each year. The quiet legacy of Polynesian football players is proudly acknowledged at the Polynesian...
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Guests enjoy July 4th at Hukilau Marketp...

        Guests filled the Polynesian Cultural Center’s new Hukilau Marketplace on July 4th to add a bit of extra island fun to this quintessential U.S. holiday. Features included a hot dog eating contest, a watermelon eating contest, barbecue cook-off contest, a side-walk sale, an evening concert under the gazebo by B.E.T.   Here are some moments from this exciting holiday event:       Javier didn’t just win the watermelon eating contest, he dominated the hot dog eating contest too!!       And we can’t forget our Keiki Watermelon Eating...
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What’s Happening in Laie in July?

        Polynesian Cultural Center and Laie Community News   Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announces new category               The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, which has partnered with the Polynesian Cultural Center in showcasing the organization’s permanent exhibit gallery near the front entrance, announced on July 14, 2015, the establishment of Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Award, presented by Hawaiian Airlines.   Starting with an inductee reception and celebration dinner in the Hawaii Convention Center on Friday, January 29,...