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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...

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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...

Pamela Young
Applause // A Tip Of The Hat To Two Helpful Siblings
Dear Pamela, I was about to unload my very heavy shopping cart at Kapolei Costco. I had a 50-pound bag of rice, 20 5-pound bags...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // Getting To The Bottom Of Aiona Support
I rarely wade into local politics in my columns, but this cycle I’m inclined to dip my currently un-pedicured toe into the pool of political...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Blanche Suematsu Wins $150 at City Mill
On Wednesday, Blanche Suematsu needed lumber for some home-remodeling projects, so she took a trip to City Mill in Waimalu. As she made her purchase...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Learning To Live In An Empty Nest
I looked back at a column I wrote a couple of years ago and had a little chuckle. It was all about my fears as...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Sheryl Siu
For the eighth year in a row, Hyatt Regency Waikiki hosts its Swing for Wishes golf tournament, which takes place each October, to benefit Make-A-Wish...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Josh Feldman
Guests recently gathered at a private residence in Nuuanu to honor actress Mariska Hargitay during a “resort chic” picnic dinner celebrating Joyful Heart Foundation’s 10th...

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Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Pillows!
PILLOWS is a 1-year-old sweetie who loves to snack on apples. She loves to munch away while you tell her about your day. She already...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Critters That Can Feast On Your Pet
Hawaii is a wonderful place to live. Beautiful beaches, gorgeous rainbows and exceptional weather are just a few of the reasons why many people love...

Alison Young
Click Chick // The $37.99 Tablet From Datawind
Datawind first raised some eyebrows when its Android tablet released in India for a government-subsidized price of $22. Now it’s available in the U.S. for...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Down Syndrome Ohana Offers Family Support
By Candice Young, outreach coordinator, Down Syndrome Ohana of Hawaii When Harley found out her daughter was born with Down syndrome, there were medical complications,...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // Traditional Marriage — Which Kind?
It’s odd that there are still some people who seek to challenge same-sex marriage under the pretense of preserving traditional marriage. I oppose traditional marriage....

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Breakfast Of Champions
I have to say that perhaps my most-favorite meal of the day is breakfast. Maybe because it is a meal that celebrates that I’m still...


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