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Pamela Young
Applause // Opala Men, EMS, Handivan Due Praise
Dear Pamela, I would like to give a shout-out to the consistently good work of our Makiki garbage collectors. Through the years I have noticed...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Sling TV Promises To Deliver
Earlier this month Dish Network unveiled its new Sling TV web-based video service that is targeted at people who want the “cordless TV” experience. It...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Giving Hope To Youths Who Lacked It
Can a single year make a lasting difference in a person’s life? You bet it can. It did for Jennifer Wong-Ala and Shyanne Humel. In...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Concession Concession
The other weekend my wife and 17-year-old daughter decided that they were going to treat themselves to pedicures. This gave me a great opportunity to...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // Religions’ Ethical Double Standard
My wife is a pretend Buddhist. She claims to be Buddhist, but she doesn’t spend her days memorizing passages from any of the sutras. She...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Walter Hiranaka Wins A $150 Spree At Safeway
On Thursday, Walter Hiranaka needed milk, so he made a stop at Safeway in Manoa. As he left the store at 9:30 a.m., MidWeek‘s representative...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // Why Do They Hate Us? They Just Do
In the 1970s my mother, a brilliant, highly self-educated student of world history and geopolitics, said, “Susan, mark my words, the next world war will...

Pamela Young
Applause // Kupuna Encounter Angels Among Us
Aloha Pamela, After taking my husband to a doctor’s appointment in Pearl City, we got stuck in the traffic gridlock. Then, after filling a prescription...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello To Conny!
CONNY is a confident and curious girl that loves to people-watch. She already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other animals are available...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Nanette Napoleon
In college, Nanette Napoleon spent a night in Kaupo, an old and remote Hawaiian graveyard on Maui. Yes, it sounds almost made up, like a...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // One Little Way To Find Lost Stuff
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been ready to leave the house and then thought, “Oh wait, where are my car keys, my...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Legends Inspire Young Composer
Beethoven, Brahms, Barber, Bartok and Shostakovich were favorites of one of the nation’s most accomplished young composers. “Their music is marked with an intensity that...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Intel Products Pique Interest At CES
Despite all the big-name hardware companies with their latest and greatest laptops, desktops and tablets I saw at the recent 2015 International CES, the one...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Giving Teenagers A Solid Foundation
By Destiny Carrillo, program coordinator, TeamBuilding-Hawaii How do you build a responsible teenager with expectations of success for high school and beyond? Call TeenBuilding-Hawaii! Through...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Jane Mann
Jane Mann recalls growing up in Grant, Ala., and attending a primary school built by the nonprofit Daughters of the American Revolution (Alabama chapter) back...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // True Gratitude
If you make it a habit to count your blessings, you will have more blessings and experience more meaning in your life than those who...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // What’s Next After ‘Charlie’ Protests?
Je suis Charlie. I am. I am. I am. The “I am” protests are becoming ubiquitous. And you can look at it this way: Too...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Storage Wars
While I love the Christmas holiday season, there is one thing about it that I absolutely hate. That is the fact that it ends. What...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Kirk Matthews
Kirk Matthews stood in front of an active lava flow, watching it slowly make its way down a street in Kalapana. It was 1983, and...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Bubbly Put On Hold For The Eve
Man, where did the first two weeks of 2015 go? It’s like I’ve been walking around with a holiday hangover. Not the kind caused by...

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