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Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Driven To Tears
Time flies when you have kids. We have two so I feel like I’ve been in a forward-moving time machine — blink and a year...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Student Achievement At Kaimuki High
Where can one receive a top-quality education with a view of Diamond Head Crater and picturesque scenes of branches being lifted high by whispering ocean...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Kisa!
KISA adores scratches behind the ears and gazing out the window. She already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other animals are available...

MidWeek Staff
Good Neighbors // Dr. Christopher Tortora
Dr. Christopher Tortora, CEO and medical director of Hawaiian Eye Center in Wahiawa, recently returned from a trip to Myanmar and Vietnam to provide eye-care...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Brightening Up Your Water Bottle
One of my pet peeves is a dirty water bottle, especially after a long workout. It’s nice to have cold, clean water coming out of...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Artwork Is Therapy For Artists And Viewers
By Desiree Yamamoto, marketing manager, UH-Manoa Nursing Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific’s Creative Arts Program is an innovative therapeutic art studio that complements existing rehabilitation...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Forget The ‘Shoulds’
Are there things you want to do that you just can’t seem to get around to doing? Do you often think, “I should eat healthier,...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Brad Watanabe
Brad Watanabe encompasses the spirit of collaboration and working together. The owner of Berad Studio, which specializes in video production and postproduction, has started Hawaii...

Pamela Young
Applause // Angels For Pets, Too
Dear Pamela, I was at Pet Smart one day buying dog food and found that I didn’t have enough money in my checking account. I...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Early Diagnosis Is Key To Future Development
By Michael Moore, executive director, Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii Getting off to a good start and keeping a steady pace lay the groundwork for...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Sweet Pea!
SWEET PEA is looking forward to being two peas in a pod with you. She may already have been adopted, but more than 100 other...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Battling Arthritis One Day At A Time
When I think of arthritis, a whiff of BenGay comes to mind — that strong-smelling, icy-hot ointment that served as a “cure all” for aches...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Readers Respond To A Near-Tragedy
My dear MidWeek readers: Thank you so much for your feedback on my column “Coming ThisClose To A Tragedy.” It must have touched a nerve...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // Religions Vary On ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’
Hunting is not a sport, says comedian Paul Rodriguez. In a sport, he says, both sides should know they’re playing. Who told the animals they’re...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // On Helping Others
Many people say they want to help others. One of the many ways to do this is to focus on yourself. If this sounds backwards...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // JoAnn Moana Jeremiah Wins A $150 Spree At Fisher Hawaii
On Tuesday, JoAnn Moana Jeremiah saw a “Back To School Headquarters Sale” banner hanging outside Fisher Hawaii on Fort Street Mall, so she decided to...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Loaded Down By Summer Laundry
Lately it feels like my laundry load has multiplied. For real. I’m in a constant game of catch-up. We even upgraded to a super-sized model...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // At Your Disposal
“Ron, I need you!” Those are words that I believe most husbands would like to hear from their wives. That is, unless they are followed...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Testing Out An Electric Bike: Fun, Easy
Recently I hopped on a bicycle for the first time in several years. Instantly, my long-lost love of cycling was revived. Coincidentally, shortly after that,...

Susan Kang Sunderland
// It’s The People
My first assignment for MidWeek was in 2002 when I reported on children’s etiquette classes at Lisa Rose’s Tea Room in Nuuanu. It actually was...


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