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Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Iselle Lessons And A City With Flair
My heart goes out to the people in Puna and Pa hoa, Hawaii, who took the brunt of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Iselle. If you can, please...

Pamela Young
Applause // Helpful Strangers Are Heaven-sent
Dear Pamela, Grandma Robyn and I went to Denny’s in Kaneohe for dinner. After playing two rounds at the Claw Machine, we had no luck....

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Helping Hawaii’s HIV/AIDS Community
By Jonathon Berliner, Executive Director, Gregory House Programs She is the young woman who just aged out of the foster-care system and is working at...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Ronnie Wassill
Assistance League of Hawaii is pleased to have Ronnie Wassill as its vice president and membership chairwoman, as she volunteers with its Operation Wildlife Program...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Challenges Are About Growth
If you look at every challenge in your life as a way for you to grow, then it becomes less about what’s actually happening to...

Alison Young
Click Chick // B&N, Samsung Partner On Nook Tablet
Last week, Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a co-branded tablet called Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook that eventually will replace the bookseller’s Nook tablets....

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Letting Keiki Find Their Own Passion
I’ve pictured the day I could enroll my daughter in dance classes since … well, in 2011 when I first found out I was having...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Merena Markham Wins A $150 Spree At Tamura’s
On Saturday, Merena Markham and her family were on a drive around the island when they decided to stop at Tamura’s in Hauula for some...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // The Sin Of Teaching Intolerance To Keiki
In the religion department at UH-Manoa, we have T-shirts that read, “Sin Is Our Business.” But sin — wherever it is and in whatever form...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Jay Hartwell
Even after spending 10 months in Vietnam, Jay Hartwell can speak barely a word of the country’s language. But the one thing he can say...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Spirit Of The Duke Is Alive In Waikiki
He was the true and official Ambassador of Aloha. Universally put on a pedestal by his fans for his love of the ocean and its...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Toast Of The Town
I think because I write in such a public forum, people assume that I am a good public speaker. I do all right, I guess,...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Robin Williams, Suicide And Survivors
There was a picture circulating right after Robin Williams’ death that disturbed me. Williams, in his Genie character, and Aladdin hugging. The caption: “Genie, you’re...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Iselle, Julio: Flashbacks of Iniki, Iwa
Iselle and Julio were predicted to be the one-two punch couple that was to dance and whip its way through Hawaii. We’re not talking about...

Alison Young
Click Chick // How To Snap a Perfect #Selfie
HISY is a Bluetooth remote control that you can use for your iPhone’s camera to take the perfect selfie without the awkward angle. You may...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Roxane Kimura
Roxane Kimura embarked on her journey to help others 21 years ago when her 6-year-old daughter Danica passed away. “She’s my drive to leave that...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // ‘Aging In Place’ At Palolo Chinese Home
By Kevin Wu, HINOA Director, Palolo Chinese Home Palolo Chinese Home (PCH) will honor Eddie Flores Jr., president and chief executive officer of L&L Restaurant...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // A Few Lessons From Young Voters
I’ve always had a fascination with the 1960 presidential election. It was before my time, but the effect of the first televised presidential debates between...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Dogs Have Canine Best Friends, Too
Uurban Dictionary defines a best friend as a very special person in your life. Wikipedia says best friends share extremely strong interpersonal ties with each...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // Reading Skin On Bodies Of Faith
“And the Word became flesh.” This well-known biblical passage conveys not only a central Christian belief, but also underpins wider notions of skin and self....


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