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Old Friends // Janel Parrish
If you haven’t yet seen Janel Parrish on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, you never would guess she’s currently on the ballot to win the...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Raising The Woof Helps Furry Family Members
By Stephanie Ryan, founder and president, Oahu SPCA Having a household pet can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. Life with a four-legged friend provides...

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Pet Friends Forever // Say hello to Lola!
LOLA is a fun loving lady who enjoys long walks and has a lust for life. She already may have been adopted, but more than...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Benjamin Tafao Wins A $150 Spree At Times Super Market
On Monday, Benjamin Tafao needed to get some groceries, so he took a trip to Times Super Market in Liliha. As he made his purchase...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Say Hello to Unlocked Cell Phones
A couple weeks ago Congress passed a bill that allows you to easily unlock your cell phone. What this means is you can finally unlock...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Taylor Hamai
Recent Iolani graduate Taylor Hamai chose to support nonprofit organization Project Dana with her One Mile Project class, an iDepartment service-learning course at the school....

Susan Page
Susan's Page // Inspiration In The Most Humble Places
Coming home and going home. Everyone around me seemed to be doing it. Some were going back to their birth home, others were coming home...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Kindergarten Challenges Mom, Keiki
My son is a happy camper. He graduated from his preschool kindergarten camp with flying colors. Now it’s off to the real deal. I know...

Pamela Young
Applause // Awash With Gratitude To Lifeguards
Dear Pamela, I was caught by a large, breaking wave in my kayak about 100 yards from shore off Makapuu Beach. I was separated from...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Life is Unexplainable
Life is filled with situations and circumstances that are sometimes unexplainable. Some bring joy to our hearts, and others bring deep pain. If you are...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Little Heroine Saves Drowning Boy
It was a moment that caused several mothers’ hearts to be ripped out as they witnessed a 5-year-old boy lying lifelessly at the bottom of...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // No More Screeching
Even though as publisher of MidWeek, I’m technically the boss, in my office I’m more like the opposite of boss. I’m the opposite of boss...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // The Importance Of Religious Numbers
I hate math. I don’t understand it. Math says A=πr2, but I know pies are round. The Trinity Doctrine tells me I must believe 3=1....

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // ‘Keiki In The Kitchen’ Recipe Contest
A 6-year-old boy named Roy used to drive hours with his family to the fish market in Japan to buy live tako (octopus). He would...

Pamela Young
Applause // Restoring Faith In Goodness Of People
Dear Pamela, While shopping at Pearl City Foodland, I handed the cashier a gift card, which only covered part of the bill. While searching in...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Flirting With A Winking Chicken
We humans have a knack for interpreting animal behavior and transforming this behavior into a desirable action. Take, for example, a puppy that licks your...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Genji Lamansky Wins A $150 Spree At City Mill
On a recent Thursday, Genji Lamansky needed a hinge to fix a gate, so he took a trip to City Mill in Kaneohe. As he...

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...

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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...


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