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Alison Young
Click Chick // Shopping Online? Hackers Are Lurking
Most of you probably already blew up your computer with online shopping trips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. For the rest of your...

Pamela Young
Applause // Kind Acts From Kailua To Kapolei
Dear Pamela, I wish to send APPLAUSE to a nice lady named Wanda. She did a random act of kindness and generosity by paying for...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // Conflicting Views On The Birth Of Jesus
Jesus is not the reason for the season. If anything, it’s just the opposite. The same holds true with the other religious holidays celebrated in...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello To Lenny!
LENNY is a vivacious guy who craves attention and loves to play. He already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other animals are...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Ginai
About three years ago, Ginai recorded a song she wrote called Endless Christmas. Thinking it would make a great title for an album, she produced...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // If The Shoe Fits
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but at least one purchase I made continues to haunt me. I’m not a big fan...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Congratulating A First Anniversary
I have a confession to make: My husband and I lately have taken our anniversaries for granted. We’ve been married 20 years (I think), and...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Aileen Deese
Elmo, Barney, Pikachu, Minions, a Snow Queen and princesses — these are only a few on a long list of costumed characters set to make...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Working For A Better Future For Our People
By Nancy Aleck, executive director, Hawaii People’s Fund In the shadow of Pearlridge Center, a grassroots organization is growing taro, restoring native plants and reclaiming...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Halo Xbox Master Collection Is Here
Exclusively for Xbox One, Halo: The Master Chief Collection recently released, and it isn’t just a rehash of the previous Halos, but is more of...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Denise Yamauchi
Helping out families in need just got a little easier thanks to Burger King Hawaii and its partnership with Aloha United Way. This is the...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Finding Family-friendly Holiday Fun
Ready or not, here comes Santa Claus. The jolly old elf will be busy at many family-friendly events around the island leading up to Christmas....

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Expand Your Thinking
I invite you to expand your thinking beyond what you perceive is possible for your life. No matter how complex and challenging your life is...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello To Wyatt!
WYATT is 2 years old and full of energy, always looking forward to playtime. He craves an active lifestyle where he can be sociable and...

Pamela Young
Applause // The Many Benefits Of Paying It Forward
Dear Pamela, As I was driving in Nuuanu, I had a flat tire. I drove into the 7-Eleven near Nuuanu School. A gentleman named Kenji,...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Emelita Raguindin Wins A $150 Spree At Times
On a recent Wednesday, Emelita Raguindin wanted to buy some fruits and vegetables, so she made a stop at Times in Waipahu. As she made...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A ‘Tiny’ Tale Of Caregiving Troubles
One-time weather anchor Tiny Tadani was counting sheep in the middle of a meadow, enjoying a good night’s rest on his living room couch, when...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // Landing In Texas Without A License
“May I see your driver’s license?” asked the car rental agent at Lubbock International Airport in Texas. I carefully picked through my purse, which was...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // When Mommy’s In Prison On Christmas
When Mommy’s in prison, Christmas is one of the saddest days of the year. Whatever you think about the women and how they got there,...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // All Tied Up
My wife and I get invited to a great many events, thanks to the generosity of friends and work acquaintances. We try to attend as...


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