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MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Melanie Arakaki Wins A $150 Spree At Safeway
On a recent Wednesday, Melanie Arakaki and daughter Lexie went to Safeway in Waimalu to get some things for dinner. As she made her purchase...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Supporting Our Seniors And Their Caregivers
By Gary A. Powell, executive director, The Caregiver Foundation Are you a caregiver, or are you planning for/seeking caregiving? The Caregiver Foundation (TCF) is a...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Colby Takeda
Colby Takeda has been sharing his love of photography with kupuna at The Plaza at Mililani, where he is administrator-in-training. He enjoys finding ways to...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Readers’ Ideas To Fix Low Voter Turnout
I was gratified by how many of you, my lovely readers, responded to my challenge to offer solutions for Hawaii’s low voter turnout. I have...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Tom Moffatt
Much like the countless stars he has brought to Hawaii’s stages throughout the years, there’s just something about Tom Moffatt that captures an audience. It’s...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // Old School Visit Retraces Life’s Journey
Going back helps you retrace the journey that led you to the inevitable life you have now. It had been 48 years since I was...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Trading Fashion Gowns For Farm Living
Fashion icons Eric Chandler and Takeo Kobayashi have discovered that people can achieve a more meaningful and lasting happiness when they learn to enjoy the...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Got Stuff And Gotta Move? Try Runnur
I first ran into Runnur at the Super Mobility Week show a couple months ago, and it was just one of those things that caught...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // Buddhism, Suffering And How You ‘See’
I find it odd how some people utilize the clothes they wear and the accessories they show off to promote their faith. They want others...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Slowing Down To Enjoy The Moment
As we prepare to sit down for a Thanksgiving feast, it’s a chance to savor quality time with loved ones — the simple pleasures. But,...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Unusually Colorful Thanksgiving Tale
Thanksgiving is upon us, and try as I may, I am drawing blanks when it comes to a turkey story. Since graduating from veterinary medical...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello To Eggdrop
EGGDROP is very observant and loves to people-watch. She already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other animals are available at Hawaiian Humane...

Pamela Young
Applause // A Heartfelt Farewell
Dear Pamela, Unfortunately, because of the economy, I must return to the Mainland. But first I must thank several people. Mr. Brown, who showed up...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // The Buddy System
The old adage “A dog is a man’s best friend” really holds up in the Nagasawa household these days, especially Saturdays. My girls, namely my...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Making Friends On A Buddy Bench
Some schools around the world have adopted a new type of “buddy system.” The centerpiece is a simple concept created by a Pennsylvania third-grader that...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Emme Tomimbang
Last May, veteran broadcast journalist Emme Tomimbang shared with MidWeek readers that it was her Rottweiler Rufus (pictured) who ultimately saved her life when she...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Howard Miyake Wins A $150 Spree At Disco Mart
Howard Miyake wanted to look for a new bed and dresser, so on Wednesday, he and wife Patricia took a trip to Disco Mart in...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Best Friends Find ‘Fortune’ Fun
Two former Kauai High School (KHS) cheerleaders are “wheeling” over their tiny “fortune” after appearing on national television two Mondays ago. In mid-September, Trinette Kaui...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Getting Organized With Google’s Inbox
If you’re a Gmail user, you may have received an invite to Google’s new Inbox. If you haven’t heard of it, Inbox is an invite-only...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Pledge To Drive Sober This Holiday Season
By Toni Muranaka, Hawaii Executive Director, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Life-changing events happen to all of us. Sometimes that event, no matter how tragic, can...


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