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Yu Shing Ting
Feature Story // Boing, Boing, Boing, Boing @ iTrampoline
Who knew that jumping could be so much fun? Indoor trampoline parks, which have been growing in popularity across the country, provide wall-to-wall trampolines for...

Yu Shing Ting
Feature Story // The Coolest New Sport In Hawaii
The first curling match in Hawaii started as a charity fundraiser, but the interest it created is so high it could blossom into something bigger...

Nicole Kato
Feature Story // Putting A Beloved Pet To Rest
Rev. Taiken Akiyama of Haleiwa Shingon Mission performs funerals for pets just as he does for humans Step into Haleiwa Shingon Mission and the aroma...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Feature Story // The Pumpking Comes To Honolulu
He’s allergic to pumpkins, but that hasn’t stopped Ray Villafane from becoming a renowned carver of ghoulish gourds for Halloween Sound the trumpets. Make way...

Steve Murray
Feature Story // Rugged
Hawaii is a long way from rugby’s epicenter in the United Kingdom, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t trying to transfer the state’s love for...

Chad Pata
Feature Story // Throwing Iron
The state horseshoes tournament is a reminder of the beauty of a game that promotes friendship In most sports, the sound of hitting iron has...

Rasa Fournier
Feature Story // Yarn Masters
Knitters are taking it to the streets – and lots of other places – in a phenomenon known as ‘yarnstorming’ Maybe it’s a bike rack...

Chad Pata
Feature Story // Just Pickin’ and Grinnin’
When you think of bluegrass music, you invariably picture pine-tree-covered mountains in the background behind denim overall-attired folks with gaps in their teeth and a...

Jaimie Kim
Feature Story // Air Time
Standing at the starting gate of the racetrack, an excited crowd of youngsters has gathered, all anxiously awaiting the parade lap – a sign the...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Feature Story // Brown Bags: Discovering The Stars Of Tomorrow
They assemble at the gym as if the playoff of a sports match is about to take place. The school mascot romps among spectators. Music...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Feature Story // Patriotism Proven
A new Bishop Museum exhibit, as well as public events, take an in-depth look at Hawaii’s WWII heroes “I don’t want any of them (persons...

Christina O’Connor
Feature Story // Homeless Pooches
The volunteer group K9 Kokua helps care for 600 dogs that belong to homeless persons, whether it’s providing medicine, toys or extra food It is...

Chad Pata
Feature Story // Winning One For Ben
Playing to honor their late coach Ben Naki, a Honolulu softball team wins the over-50 world softball title When men pass the age of 50,...

Christina O’Connor
Feature Story // Catching Rain
Saving precious water is an utmost concern, and Board of Water Supply specialists offer classes at Halawa Xeriscape Garden to teach us how Standing in...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Feature Story // MidWeek Voters’ Guide to Non-Incumbent Candidates
Could this be a watershed year for elections? If the sense of restlessness and discontent with entrenched politicians is any indication, as expressed by respondents...

Yu Shing Ting
Feature Story // Foster Care for Pets
The Hawaiian Humane Society’s volunteer foster ‘parents’ allow animals that are injured or too young for adoption time to heal and grow Every day, animals...

Rasa Fournier
Feature Story // The Buzz On The Bee
Prepare to be amazed by some super smart local students in the Hawaii State Spelling Bee Saturday. It will be televised by PBS/KHET You’ve seen...

Chris Fleck
Feature Story // Is It Live Or Is It…?
Whether your musical appeal is in traditional vinyl records or speedy iTunes downloads, the essence of the sound lies in harnessing the highest quality fidelity...

Nicole Kato
Feature Story // All The Breaks
The music is blaring at Loft in Space behind Fresh Cafe as the various crews warm up for Trilogy: A Street Culture Event, thrown by...

Yu Shing Ting
Feature Story // LIFT OFF!
A new water sport in Hawaii Kai makes it possible to fly, as MidWeek‘s reporter discovers It’s kind of like Aquaman meets Buzz Lightyear with...


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