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Pamela Young
Applause // Good Golly, They Rallied For Molly
Hi Pamela, I wanted to send a really huge thank you to the entire neighborhood of Pacific Palisades in Pearl City. One of my beloved...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Linda Kuo
What started as a means to cope with Furlough Fridays has turned into a statewide initiative to encourage a thriving dance community. Dancers Unlimited was...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Kauai High Celebrates A Centennial
Wallowing in nostalgia, reminiscing, remembering the good ol’ days and looking back at growing pains at Kauai High School are what alumni are doing this...

Alison Young
Click Chick // HP Recalls 6 Million Computer Cords
If you purchased an HP or Compaq laptop between September 2010 and June 2012, you may have a faulty power cord that could cause a...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Children Stumped By Sign-waving
Like clockwork every morning on the drive to school, my son and daughter crack up as soon as we turn onto Kalanianaole Highway from Hawaii...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // Taking On The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’
Mike Ford is my first cousin. We call him Big Mike, partly because of his big heart of gold, but more because he’s 6-foot-3 and...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Dodging Bullets
The past couple of years, I haven’t done much travel off the island. I, however, recently made a single-day business trip to a Neighbor Island....

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Roxy
ROXY is loyal and very affectionate. This 5-year-old sweetie will shower you with kisses daily. She already may have been adopted, but more than 100...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Iselle Lessons And A City With Flair
My heart goes out to the people in Puna and Pa hoa, Hawaii, who took the brunt of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Iselle. If you can, please...

Pamela Young
Applause // Helpful Strangers Are Heaven-sent
Dear Pamela, Grandma Robyn and I went to Denny’s in Kaneohe for dinner. After playing two rounds at the Claw Machine, we had no luck....

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Helping Hawaii’s HIV/AIDS Community
By Jonathon Berliner, Executive Director, Gregory House Programs She is the young woman who just aged out of the foster-care system and is working at...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Ronnie Wassill
Assistance League of Hawaii is pleased to have Ronnie Wassill as its vice president and membership chairwoman, as she volunteers with its Operation Wildlife Program...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Challenges Are About Growth
If you look at every challenge in your life as a way for you to grow, then it becomes less about what’s actually happening to...

Alison Young
Click Chick // B&N, Samsung Partner On Nook Tablet
Last week, Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a co-branded tablet called Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook that eventually will replace the bookseller’s Nook tablets....

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Letting Keiki Find Their Own Passion
I’ve pictured the day I could enroll my daughter in dance classes since … well, in 2011 when I first found out I was having...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Merena Markham Wins A $150 Spree At Tamura’s
On Saturday, Merena Markham and her family were on a drive around the island when they decided to stop at Tamura’s in Hauula for some...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // The Sin Of Teaching Intolerance To Keiki
In the religion department at UH-Manoa, we have T-shirts that read, “Sin Is Our Business.” But sin — wherever it is and in whatever form...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Jay Hartwell
Even after spending 10 months in Vietnam, Jay Hartwell can speak barely a word of the country’s language. But the one thing he can say...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Spirit Of The Duke Is Alive In Waikiki
He was the true and official Ambassador of Aloha. Universally put on a pedestal by his fans for his love of the ocean and its...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Toast Of The Town
I think because I write in such a public forum, people assume that I am a good public speaker. I do all right, I guess,...


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