Wednesday, March 04, 2015         


Hawaii Direct Mail
 Second ground blessing set for DeBartolo and DHHL
Last time, football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice passed out signed footballs. This time, there will be a more traditional turning of dirt with Hawaiian digging sticks.  Story »
The World Gym fitness club in Kaka­ako is under threat of eviction from a state building but has sought bankruptcy protection to keep its business running in place.  Story »

The Public Utilities Commission is giving a seat at the table to all 28 interested parties who applied to be part of the agency's decision on whether to approve the sale of Hawaiian Electric Industries to Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy Inc. Story »

The Punahou Fitness Center has succumbed to the heavy weight of competition … again. After nearly 21⁄2 years, owner Jason Maxwell closed the gym at 1212 Punahou St. on Saturday.  Story »

Seeing Hawaii through someone else's eyes can be enlightening, and Michal Abramovitz makes it easy by transferring her original artwork to practical items you can wear, carry with you or collect, in various forms. Story »

I recently had an opportunity to visit a fledgling, yet remarkably successful, Waldorf School and biodynamic farm in Pokhara, Nepal. Biodynamic farming is founded on the principle that bringing vitality to the soil causes plants to thrive and nourishes people and animals living on the land. Story »

Which organization was founded by an orphan who grew up feeling she was stupid and ugly? The answer is Winners' Camp Foundation at the Hawaii Leadership Academy. It provides weeklong programs for Hawaii teens at its facilities atop Kame­hame Ridge in Hawaii Kai. Story »

When 3-D printing first started receiving mainstream publicity a few years ago, the reaction was similar among most folks: "Cool … but for what can it really be used?" One area where the technology is taking off is at dental offices around the country, a place with which most folks are familiar. Story »

Former TV anchorwomen Jodi Leong and Yasmin Dar have been appointed to Gov. David Ige's communications team and will help craft the way the governor's messages get out to Hawaii residents. Story »

“Akamai Money” seeks out local experts to answer questions about business in Hawaii. If you have an issue you would like us to tackle, please email it to business@star-advertiser.com and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line.  Story »


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