Tag archives: Hawaiian

Helping Hawaii
By Richard Mineards   |   August 22, 2023

Oprah Winfrey, who owns more than 2,000 acres on the Hawaiian island of Maui with three different properties, has been helping out at a local rescue center after the catastrophic wildfires killed nearly 100 people and destroyed hundreds of homes. The former TV talk show titan, 69, brought diapers, pillows, and bottles of shampoo to […]

Whale of a Time
By Richard Mineards   |   August 23, 2018

It was certainly cheaper than flying to Honolulu, when Hiroko Benko, the ubiquitous owner of the popular whale-watching vessel, the Condor Express, hosted a sold-out, two-hour Hawaiian themed cruise for 127 guests for the fifth year. For a mere $40, the guests – many in colorful Polynesian shirts and leis – enjoyed the hula dancing […]