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Rasa Fournier
MidWeek Cover Story // Symphonic Youth
At 33, Randy Wong is the youngest-ever executive director of Hawaii Youth Symphony, which turns 50 this year. A product of the orchestra, he returned...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // Hunger: It’s Not Going Away
Hawaii Foodbank has fed more than 123,000 households this year — that works out to 287,000 residents, or one in five people in the Islands....

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Health Care Heroes
Nominated by their patients, these five professionals save and alter lives by displaying amazing persistence and good old-fashioned competence. They are (from left) Troy Tanji,...

Steve Murray
MidWeek Cover Story // The Coast Is Clear
Rear Adm. Cari Thomas is one of these rare female executives. Just the second woman commander of Coast Guard District 14 &mdash...

Steve Murray
MidWeek Cover Story // The Latest Medical Breakthrough At UH
A University of Hawaii surgical instructor and two young engineers join forces to create a medical device that could speed up training and improve medical...

Yu Shing Ting
MidWeek Cover Story // Never Say Never
Teased and bullied as a child on the Mainland because of her handicap, Shaholly Ayers finds acceptance — and a modeling career — in Hawaii...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // The Violence Has To Stop
Domestic violence is news. But what about the many unpublicized situations that exist in silence?...

Nicole Kato
MidWeek Cover Story // Bosom Buddies
Kumu hula ‘Iwalani Tseu, who has beaten two types of cancer, is full of positive energy that rubs off on everyone she meets. And she’s...

Rasa Fournier
MidWeek Cover Story // HOT’s Hip
There’s a new energy at Hawaii Opera Theatre, new efforts to reach a younger audience and a fourth production this year staged in a Kakaako...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Rebuilding Aloha United Way
City Mill is much more than a hardware store. It has been an integral part of our island community for 115 years. And just like...

Rasa Fournier
MidWeek Cover Story // DHT Turns 100!
Diamond Head Theatre has entertained and edified Honolulu audiences for a century, and with a nod to the future this anniversary season is aimed at...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // Keiki In The Kitchen
Hawaii Food and Wine Festival isn’t just for grown-ups, thanks to Keiki in the Kitchen, a children’s cooking competition that encourages creativity and using healthy...

Christina O’Connor
MidWeek Cover Story // GIFT In Wünderland
The GIFT Foundation is known as a group of young professionals dedicated to philanthropy — and for throwing one of the best parties in Hawaii....

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Wisdom Of The Elders
The focus will be on peace, compassion and ethical leadership Aug. 29-31 when The Elders come to Honolulu. They are Hina Jilani, a women’s rights...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Ms. BIZ
Emblematic of changes in Hawaii leadership, forward-thinking Sherry Menor-McNamara takes over as head of the Chamber of Commerce The leadership landscape of Hawaii is changing...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Healthcare Hero
Healthcare Association of Hawaii is putting 75 years of experience into transforming and assisting the state’s healthcare system. As a soccer player, George Greene knows...

Jaimie Kim
MidWeek Cover Story // Not Your Average Rock Star
Wearing shorts and a blue T-shirt, Jack Johnson walks in slippers to a lone microphone equipped with a single guitar. Today’s venue is a covered...

Nicole Kato
MidWeek Cover Story // Lanakila: More Than Meals On Wheels
As Lanakila Pacific turns 75, there’s lots to celebrate because of the many ways the organization makes it possible for those with disabilities to live...

Rasa Fournier
MidWeek Cover Story // Prince Lot’s Hula Tree
Far from the prying eyes of missionaries, Prince Lot revived hula in Moanalua Valley. Five kumu hula whose roots go back to that crucial time...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // A Postcard From KAMP
Aaron Kamau grew up in Kalihi and knows the risks youth face. In response he created KAMP, which promotes teamwork while giving kids confidence in...


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