Linking Samoans

Samoa is still waiting patiently for final confirmation that weightlifter Ele Opeloge has won the country's first ever Olympic medal. Opeloge initially finished fourth in the women's over 75kg division at the 2008 Beijing Games. But in August, a re-analysis of samples from eight years ago found the...
North Park University- Chicago Polynesian students held a Polynesian night — Taste of the Pacific — last week Friday night. Center standing, is the head coach of the school’s football team, Mike Conway and his wife Beth, who the students would like to recognize as their ‘home away from home’ couple...
Aspiring lawyer and published author Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo has done it again: A continuation of her Aiga Series has hit the market, entitled “Pintail Foundation”. The publication is the second book of the Aiga Series, which was launched in 2015 with “Lovefolds of Our Upbringing”. Through an email...
On April 7, as part of a collaborative project with the National Park of American Samoa, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Art Department unveiled a new eight foot by eight foot Siapo Mamanu, the largest siapo in this style to be created since 2000. “This Siapo Mamanu will become a...
A year ago I had an hour with Jonah Lomu in Hong Kong, and a few very special private moments. I reminisced with Jonah how 1994 was the first Hong Kong 7s for both of us. I told Jonah of my arrival to Auckland from Apia, and that I got to shoot precious images of Jonah's primary school, out in...
It appears to be a powerful and influential politician, you don't always have to be sitting in elected office. Everybody in Hawai’i and Samoa knows the name, Mayor Mufi Hannemann. Fading quick from memory are the names of former Governor Neal Abercrombie and maybe even current Governor David Ige....
The Samoan Congregational Christian Church of Ft. Hood, TX celebrated Easter this year by dividing their church up into three groups: Mataio, Mareko and Luka. Each group was under the supervision of a Lay Minister: Mataio – Ioane Savai’inaea, Mareko – Leasina Lefotu, and Luka – Teuimaota Sasa. Each...
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Sheep Shawl
Visitors to Holton’s Town Square on Saturday, Oct. 11, will have the opportunity to view the process of turning alpaca fiber into an article of clothing — or from “Sheep to Shawl,” as the process is known.   Sarah DeVader of Sarah’s En­chanted Cottage on the west side of the Square is putting the “...
The Staples Motley School District held a task force meeting on Oct. 27 to get community input on creating a plan for the school’s facilities. Thirtyfour community members, including school board members, school staff and representatives from different areas of the school district, met at Faith....

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