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Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Getting Fed Up With Restaurant Keiki Menus
I have a serious pet peeve — or parent peeve — when our family goes out to eat. In 99 percent of restaurants, the keiki...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello To TUX!
TUX is a classy 1-year-old feline who will charm you with his easygoing personality. He already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Focus On The Details
If you have a vision for your life, make it a point to focus on the finer details. Goals that are vague are difficult to...

Pamela Young
Applause // A Brief Encounter On Makani Kai Air
Dear Pamela, I would like to give applause to Makani Kai Air and that special pilot who was kind to my grandson Laikona. He went...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Fashion Police
My mom will turn 80 this year. She’s in good shape and can still get around, although she no longer drives. She lives with us,...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Saying NO MORE To Sexual Assault
By Cathy Betts, executive director, Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women Ten years ago as a young law clerk, I assisted with a...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Jarrett & Marc Cutter
Cooler classrooms welcomed back Waipahu-area students after spring break March 16-20. Twelve classrooms in four community elementary schools (August Ahrens, Honowai, Kaleiopuu and Waipahu) benefited...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Inspirational Life Lessons For Keiki
Five bucks doesn’t go very far. In my terms, that equates to one fancy dessert disguised as a drink at Starbucks. For my children, $5...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Be A Quality Listener
Be mindful of the reality that there are many perspectives and endless opinions about everything in this world, and that yours is simply one of...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Filipino Community’s Living Treasure
The Filipino community — the fastest-growing ethnic group in Hawaii — through the years has produced a number of outstanding role models and leaders who...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello To Thelma!
THELMA loves toys, but she also enjoys peacefully gazing out the window. She already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other animals are...

Pamela Young
Applause // A World Of Generosity
Aloha Pamela, Amid all the bad news, it is refreshing to read about good people. I was in Safeway Manoa when I realized I didn’t...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Kevin Vernier Wins A $150 Spree At Safeway
On a recent Monday, Kevin Vernier needed some groceries, so he took a trip to Safeway in Kailua. As he was leaving the store at...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // John Hirokawa
At 6 years old, John Hirokawa found himself hooked on magic. Library visits with his parents provided him with books on the topic, but Hirokawa...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Buying And Flying A Personal Drone
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones, have been around for a while in the consumer market, but after seeing all the different...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Giving Up A Kidney For A Stranger
Cynthia Chiang is quick to tell you she’s no saint. And she’s not perfect. And heavens, no, she doesn’t see herself as extraordinary. But in...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Knuckle Head
I am happy to report that so far I’ve survived eight months of my MMA Boot Camp training. We have a full class for something...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Game Kick Your Keiki’s Memory
Skechers shoes have long been a part of my 5-year-old daughter’s wardrobe, her favorites being the light-up shoes and slippers. She just loves stomping her...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // The Best Sporting Time Of The Year
I always have maintained that March Madness leading up to the Final Four is the most enjoyable sporting event in college or professional athletics. Naturally...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // Noshing On The Food-Faith Connection
Our identity is tied to food. We define ourselves in part by the food we eat (raw fish, coagulated pig’s blood, taro paste) and by...

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