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MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Lexi!
LEXI’s curious and playful personality will keep you on your toes. This 3-month-old gal is looking for an active family to entertain. She already may...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Marlene Sai
For 54 years, Marlene Sai has dazzled audiences locally and abroad. Since graduating high school and being discovered by legendary entertainer Don Ho, Sai has...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // Ofuda, Omamori, Faith And Magic
Omamori and ofuda are spiritual charms, talismans and amulets in the Japanese religious tradition that possess the power to ward off misfortune and procure good...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Nancy Sueyoshi Wins A $150 Spree At Foodland
On Wednesday, Nancy Sueyoshi wanted to buy flowers for her mom, so she went to Foodland at Ala Moana Center. As she made her purchase...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Why We Can’t Ignore Climate Change
Climate change is already here. It’s affecting us. It could be irreversible. You don’t have to believe me, but I hope you listen to the...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Helping To Keep Our Communities Hep-Free
By Thaddeus Pham, viral hepatitis prevention coordinator, state Department of Health Help Free Hawaii hepatitis care coordinator Jane Hanson opened up her email June 26...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // You Have The Choice
Ultimately, you have the choice to either see the challenges in your life as happening “to” you or happening “for” you. For example, are your...

Pamela Young
Applause // Good Golly, They Rallied For Molly
Hi Pamela, I wanted to send a really huge thank you to the entire neighborhood of Pacific Palisades in Pearl City. One of my beloved...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Linda Kuo
What started as a means to cope with Furlough Fridays has turned into a statewide initiative to encourage a thriving dance community. Dancers Unlimited was...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Kauai High Celebrates A Centennial
Wallowing in nostalgia, reminiscing, remembering the good ol’ days and looking back at growing pains at Kauai High School are what alumni are doing this...

Alison Young
Click Chick // HP Recalls 6 Million Computer Cords
If you purchased an HP or Compaq laptop between September 2010 and June 2012, you may have a faulty power cord that could cause a...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Children Stumped By Sign-waving
Like clockwork every morning on the drive to school, my son and daughter crack up as soon as we turn onto Kalanianaole Highway from Hawaii...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // Taking On The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’
Mike Ford is my first cousin. We call him Big Mike, partly because of his big heart of gold, but more because he’s 6-foot-3 and...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Dodging Bullets
The past couple of years, I haven’t done much travel off the island. I, however, recently made a single-day business trip to a Neighbor Island....

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Roxy
ROXY is loyal and very affectionate. This 5-year-old sweetie will shower you with kisses daily. She already may have been adopted, but more than 100...

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...


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