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A Mindful Moment // You Are Magnificent
You are a magnificent human being. You make up a vital part of this amazing world that we live in, and your presence on this...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Pumpernickel
PUMPERNICKEL is a 4-year-old pooch with an irresistible smile. This loyal pooch charms everyone he meets. He already may have been adopted, but more than...

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Mystery Shopper // Dorothy Tong Wins A $150 Spree At Simply Organized
On Thursday, Dorothy Tong wanted to buy a Pack and Roll cart for carrying heavy things, so she stopped in at Simply Organized in Kahala...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Why Picking Up Doggie Doo-doo Is A Health Issue
My son Jake was 4 on the day I whispered to him, “The bathroom is really dirty, just go pee in the water.” I watched...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Reece Nakamoto Farinas
Reece Nakamoto Farinas always knew he would end up at his family’s flower shop, but that day came sooner than expected for Beretania Florist’s sales...

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Proof Positive // Meals On Wheels Really Delivers
By Claire Shimabukuro, Executive Director, Meals On Wheels Ask most adults where they want to live as they age, and the majority will tell you...

Pamela Young
Applause // Rescued By Heroes After A Stall
Dear Pamela, I wish a thunderous APPLAUSE to the men who helped me when my car stalled in the middle of Wilder Avenue by the...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // What Ukes, Manners Share In Common
What do ukulele competitions and charm schools have in common? They attract young participants who learn to master charm, confidence and discipline. First, let’s talk...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // An Eye-opening Hawaii Staycation
We recently had the opportunity to enjoy a couple of mini vacations here at home, something we rarely do. But our son was going back...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // All Washed Up
Man, I had a pretty busy weekend the other week. And by busy I mean I was inundated with chores that had to do with...

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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...

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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...

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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...


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