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Christina O’Connor
Feature Story // Very Fishy Art
Naoki Hayashi went to college to study chemistry, but his love of the ocean, fishing and art led him to a career creating art based...

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...

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