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MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Alan Hackbarth Wins A $150 Spree at Foodland
On a recent Friday, Alan Hackbarth stopped in Foodland at Windward City Shopping Center for breakfast. As he made his purchase at 8:45 a.m., MidWeek‘s...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Rethinking Christmas Shopping
There was a time when my husband and I did all our Christmas shopping in one or two marathon, feet-killing days. We’d head off early...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // A Cherished Christmas Eve Tradition
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying … and on earth, peace, goodwill toward men—...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello To Snuffles!
SNUFFLES is a magnet of attention with her adorable looks and poised personality. She may already have been adopted, but more than 100 other animals...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Billy V
When William Van Osdol was in sixth grade, he began listening to radio personalities like Kamasami Kong, Ron Jacobs and Danielle Tucker. It was then...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Making Beautiful Music For All Hawaii
By Jonathan Parrish, Hawaii Symphony Orchestra executive director Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) was founded in 2011 by a group of community leaders to carry on...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Sven Ullrich
As the movie Ratatouille advocates: Anyone can cook. This concept is something that Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa takes to heart as it...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Your Personal Ideal
We have these ideals about who we think we should be and where we think we should be in life, and when we perceive ourselves...

Pamela Young
Applause // Holiday Spirit Laced With Aloha
Dear Pamela, I can tell that the holiday spirit is alive and well despite the shaky economy. Today, my fellow seniors and I set out...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Crafting Ways To Avoid Those DIY Disasters
Pinterest has the ability to make moms like me feel very different emotions — inspired and inade quate — at the same time. Apparently, I’m...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Interesting TechNet Asia-Pacific 2014
Last week, I attended the TechNet Asia-Pacific conference at Hilton Hawaiian Village and saw a number of interesting things — and met new people, including...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Honoring Ancestors Through Art
Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance artist known for his painting of “The Last Supper,” managed to resurrect one of the most revered biblical scenes...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Immaculate Receptacle
Christmas is a season for miracles, and I’m a simple guy, so my miracle expectations are pretty low on the scale of grandeur. And don’t...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Taking Spay-Neuter Clinic On The Road
By Alicia Maluafiti, president, Poi Dogs & Popoki Roughly 64 percent of animals that enter shelters are euthanized, and many pets are not able to...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // John Olkowski
Hawaii Future Physicians Symposium, founded by John Olkowski, M.D., has been giving high school juniors and seniors a deeper look into the medical field for...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // This Lemon Was A Real Eye Opener
It’s funny how far a little bit of knowledge and wisdom can take you. As a veterinarian, I see countless individuals making poor choices and...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // A Bit Of Morning Commute Drama
Thud! “What in the world was that?” was my first thought, followed by “please tell me it was not my …” Let me backpedal a...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Michael Nishikimoto Wins A $150 Spree At HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts
On Black Friday, Michael Nishikimoto went to HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts in Enchanted Lake to bring wife Lynette Christmas shopping. As they left the store...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Former Child Prodigy Does Christmas
One spring evening in 1973, while I was a student at Harvard, I was walking down a Boston street and faintly recognized a young man...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // You Can Create Your Own Reality
Remember, you are the creator of your own reality. Because of this, it’s important to pay close attention to how and what you are creating....


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