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Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Billie Takaki Lueder
Three former Miss Hawaii winners have teamed up to revive Miss Hawaii’s Princess Program, which focuses on all three of their platforms: Promoting Character Development,...

Pamela Young
Applause // A Neighbor Mutual Admiration Society
Aloha Pamela, My neighbors Ho‘opono Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and Lanakila Pacific Center for Adults with Disabilities celebrated my 88th birthday....

Susan Page
Susan's Page // Dancing To A Different Tune On ‘DWTS’
I have officially quit making excuses. And it’s because of this year’s season of ABC’s reality dance program Dancing with the Stars (DWTS). Confession: This...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Benefitting Hawaii’s Homeless Community
By Greg Payton, CEO of Mental Health Kokua Mayor Kirk Caldwell has declared June 5 Mental Health Kokua Day, and that evening Makaha Sons, and...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Tricky Drano’s Slow, Steady Recovery
Being a veterinarian carries a heavy responsibility. Not only do you have to help your patients at the clinic, but also you’re on call 24...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Dayna Schultz Wins A $150 Spree At Safeway
On Wednesday, Dayna Schultz wanted to buy muffins for a friend’s birthday, so she took a trip to Safeway on Pali Highway. As she made...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Big Transitions For Young Students
From preschool to kindergarten was a big transition — for my son and me. Just when I feel like I’m getting into the groove, the...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Confessions Of A Teacher and Parent
Two of the most challenging yet rewarding tasks in society are being a teacher and a mother. Now there is a book, Memoirs Of A...

Alison Young
Click Chick // A Speedy New Edge For Windows 10
Microsoft recently announced its new Windows 10 browser called Edge. It gives you the ability to write directly on Web pages and share them, read...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // See Stroke Symptoms? Think FAST
As one person I know put it, “When it rains, it pours.” That’s certainly what it felt like recently when we had two medical emergencies...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Rusty Komori
The end of something often can be sad — a time for reflection and recuperation. But for Punahou School boys varsity tennis coach Rusty Komori,...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Advice Can Save A Loved One’s Life
There are lessons to be learned in all of life’s twists, little and large. For my family, it was this: When one or more of...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Darnell Arceneaux
A few weeks ago, family and friends gathered at Saint Louis Alumni Clubhouse. There, they sat in anticipation and then celebrated the news of Marcus...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Getting A Leg Up On Millennium Falcon
You know what they say. The sequel is never as good as the original. Well, never say never. The stars aligned for me to tackle...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Connected Cycle GPS Tracks Any Bike
Yet another product and great idea I discovered earlier this year was Connected Cycle smart pedal. The company’s Indiegogo campaign launched a couple weeks ago...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Haunani Francisco Wins A $150 Spree At Sack N Save
On Tuesday, Haunani Francisco needed to get milk and do some banking, so she took a trip to Sack N Save near Aloha Stadium. As...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Celebrating Police Week; Ferry Service?
President John F. Kennedy’s idea of a National Police Week to honor police officers throughout the country is being observed this week. In terms of...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Personal Growth From Musical Education
By Judy Journeay, HYOC parent and volunteer Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus (HYOC) is the longest-running community youth chorus in Hawaii. HYOC strives to provide the...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Joe Magaldi
Bringing cheer to keiki and their families runs in Joe Magaldi’s blood. For more than 30 years — 32, to be exact — he has...

Pamela Young
Applause // What It Means To Be Neighborly
Dear Pamela, I would like to express my gratitude to Mrs. Dorene Kakuda and her son Trevor for their kindness and quick thinking in helping...

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