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Alison Young
Click Chick // Pac-Man Gobbles Up Google Maps
Last week, and just in time for April Fool’s, Google made it possible for you to play Pac-Man on Google Maps. The streets you view...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Inspiring Keiki To Be Stewards Of The Earth
Kokua Hawaii Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Jack and Kim Johnson, supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaii. Our mission...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Bernard Nunies
Make-A-Wish Hawaii has long been making dreams come true for Hawaii’s keiki, and it’s all thanks to partnerships with organizations like Hawaii Jewelers Association (HJA)....

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Jean Ige Wins a $150 Spree at Fisher Hawaii
Jean Ige wanted to get something for her grandson for Easter, and she needed paper, so Thursday she took a trip to Fisher Hawaii in...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Dumpster Diving
As all the readers of my column probably know, our 17-year-old daughter is graduating from high school this year. With senior prom out of the...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Teaching Valuable Skills To The Disadvantaged
By Jason Fujihara, president, Ohana Komputer Ohana Komputer is a nonprofit corporation that teaches computer skills to disadvantaged residents in the state of Hawaii. Established...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Kai!
KAI lives to have fun. This curious cat will keep you on your toes. He already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // Differences In Christianities, Part 3
In previous columns, I tried to delineate some of the differences among the three major forms of Christianity: Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant. I conclude here...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Helping Homeless Help Themselves
A couple of weeks ago, I put the spotlight on Titus Thomas, a man who is working hard to pull up his family from homelessness....

Susan Page
Susan's Page // No Holding Back This New Princess
On Aubrey McKenzie’s Facebook page is a quote, “A child is like a butterfly in the wind. Some can fly higher than others, but each...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Harvard Lauds Samoan Language Center
A recent Gallup poll reported that one in four American adults are basically conversationally proficient in another language. We live in an increasingly global world,...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Nintendo And DeNA: What’s NX’t?
Nintendo mostly has stayed out of the mobile gaming arena until now. At a recent press conference in Tokyo, Nintendo chief executive Satoru Iwata announced...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // A Feminine Touch
The other week I was sitting around at home, trying to decompress from a rough day at the office. While I love my job, the...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Linda Dooman
Linda Dooman describes herself as retired — sort of. While she no longer has a full-time job, she generously gives her time and energy to...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Roy Kutsunai Wins A $150 Spree At Times Super Market
On Wednesday, Roy Kutsunai needed some drinks, so he stopped into Times Super Market in Kahala. As he left the store at 12:10 p.m., MidWeek‘s...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // An ‘Appy’ Time @ Magic Kingdom
What would we do without our smart-phones, tablets and computers? We can’t live without them. Depending on your view, they’re either a blessing or a...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Helping People Help Themselves
By Dorian Nakamichi, communications/development specialist, Helping Hands Hawaii In 2004, Mary Anne experienced the lowest point in her life. Embarrassment and negative stigmas surrounding mental...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello To Rasta Fari!
Lovebird Rasta Fari will melt your heart by tweeting sweet melodies. He already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other animals are available...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Lance Kosaka
Top of Waikiki always is looking to give back to the community. The revolving restaurant partnered with Hawaii Agricultural Foundation (HAF) for the monthlong Localicious...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Anxious Cookie Wasn’t So Sweet
“Bye bye, Daddy, I love you.” Closing the door behind me, I paused for a full 10 seconds then slowly peeked back into the house....

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