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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....

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // The TV Generation Gap Widens
I thought it odd at one time that my son doesn’t watch TV. Then I realized he’s part of a generation that finds TV unnecessary,...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Jennifer Yahata Wins A $150 Spree At City Mill
Jennifer Yahata wanted to surprise her boyfriend by building some shelves in his closet, so she took a trip to City Mill on Nimitz Highway...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Magical Disappearing Act At The Mall
I must have sucker written all over my face. Either that or I look like a tired mom who needs a pick-me-up. To be fair,...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Melveen Leed
It was a Miss Hawaii pageant that made Melveen Leed realize her love for performing. Representing Molokai, she sang Moon River as her talent. The...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Where Are You Inspiring?
People often think they need to be at some level of “perfection” or “standard” to be an inspiration to others, when in fact, accepting yourself...

Pamela Young
Applause // Making The Day A Bit Easier For Mom
Dear Pamela, I would like to send APPLAUSE out to Lynn Takahashi, senior vice president, First Hawaiian Bank, Private Banking division. I had to venture...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A Rock-solid Foundation At UHWO
Building the Second City of Kapolei required a lot of hard work, collaboration, sacrifice and patience from many key stake-holders, residents and workers in the...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Mood Lighting
The older I get, the more I need to rely on good lighting. As it is, I have to wear glasses to read and to...

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