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Pamela Young
Applause // One Quick Phone Call Can Save A Life
Dear Pamela, One day last week, a Good Samaritan found me slumped over my steering wheel, engine running, parked in a stall near American Savings...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Investing In Youths And The Future
By Deborah Spencer-Chun, President and CEO, Adult Friends for Youth Leadership and confidence can sometimes take time to instill in a young person. Our islands...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Place For Everything Around The Waist
FlipBelt is my latest marathon-training buddy. Granted, it’s not a tech product, but it holds my tech stuff while I’m running. When I’m out for...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // How Different Faiths Deal With Tragedy
The atomic bombs dropped on Japan in Au gust 1945 killed more than 200,000 people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most were Japanese (foreigners also were...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Cathy Iwai
Japanese Women’s Society Foundation celebrated 60 years in July, and it continues to raise awareness about and assist Hawaii’s elderly. Board member Cathy Iwai has...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Kim Kikkawa Wins A $150 Spree At Safeway
On a recent Wednesday, Kim Kikkawa needed some groceries for dinner, so she stopped at Safeway in Waimalu. As she made her purchase at 12:45...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Egan Inoue
Before Egan Inoue won two racquetball World Championships, he almost quit. For a year, Inoue traveled throughout the United States, competing in matches and losing...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // It’s All About Toys, Games And Parties
I suppose you can either thank or blame the organizers of Hawaii Toy & Game and Party Expo for scoping out the next craze. They...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello To Ralph!
RALPH is an energetic feline who loves attention. This 2-month-old boy is seeking a playful partner to entertain him. He already may have been adopted,...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // An Artist’s Career ‘Fitted’ His Passion
Hats off to a young designer who is an “old sole” in a “fitted” world. I am describing 28-year-old senior graphic artist for Fitted Hawaii,...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Patrick Okubo
When Patrick Okubo appeared on MidWeek‘s May 2, 2012, cover, he had just received his master sommelier certificate. At the time, he was one of...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Windows 10 Is Here — Technically
You now can download Windows 10, Microsoft’s new unified operating system for PCs, phones and tablets in a technical preview form. As many people disliked...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Helping Teen Girls Be ‘Bella’ For Their Prom
By Valerie Schmidt, President, The Bella Project The Bella Project is a nonprofit organization that provides prom attire to low-income, special needs or critically ill...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Tiffany Richardson Tucker
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, event planning and production company Current Affairs will host a screening of Legends of the Knight, which relays the story...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Judith Shinsato Wins A $150 Spree At INspiration
Judith Shinsato was shopping for a display cabinet, so Saturday she stopped at INspiration in Pearlridge. As she made her purchase at 1 p.m., MidWeek‘s...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Ebola Just One Plane Ride From Hawaii
My husband and I are planning to go to Dallas and a few other places in Texas later this month, partly for business, partly for...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Love Yourself
When you think you need to be a more perfect version of yourself, you close down your life to opportunity. Embrace your value and you...

Pamela Young
Applause // Roadside Signs Of True Aloha
Dear Pamela, Accolades and kudos to Cecile Sebastian, DDS. While sign-waving for a candidate, Dr. Sebastian was summoned by a young Japanese national with a...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // In The Moment
I would like to commission some doctors and scientists to do a study on the way my wife thinks. The problem with that is I...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Saying Good-bye To A Part Of The Family
I’ve run through a long list of “what ifs” over the past week. But none of them can bring back my dog. I never imagined...


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