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Hawaii Direct Mail
 Damien alumnus helps school make transfer to solar power
Damien Memorial School, a private coed school in Kalihi, switched on a 125-kilowatt photovoltaic system Wednesday and plans to use the savings from lower electrical bills to pay for school renovations.  Story »
American Savings Bank is taking care of old business and preparing for the future as it looks forward to becoming a stand-alone financial institution for the first time in 27 years.  Story »

Hawaii's visitor industry anticipates a strong 2015 after setting its third consecutive year of spending and arrivals records in 2014. Preliminary results released Thursday by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority show that nearly 8.3 million visitors came to Hawaii in 2014, beating last year's record 8.17 million visitors by 1.3 percent. Story »

A shop that for eight years has been a place where old muumuu and aloha shirts have gone to be reborn will close its doors at the end of February. Unable to reach lease terms with A&B Properties Inc., Kai­lua's largest land­owner, Muumuu Heaven will go out with a bang, hosting two special events this month. Story »

En route to Katmandu, Nepal, for a medical mission, my nephew and I had to take pause in Bangkok because of civil unrest in Nepal.  Story »

This is my 200th column for the Hono­lulu Star-Advertiser, so this week I thought I'd share some of the stories readers have told me or answer some of their recent questions. Story »

If you have an email address, you've probably been the target of a phishing scam. Online phishes are social attacks delivered through email or a website that attempt to scam potential victims into divulging sensitive information such as logins, passwords or personal information.  Story »

A restaurant named Lanai Cafe is about to open, not on Isla Ellison in the Hawaiian archipelago, but in the chic Gangnam district of Seoul, which was popularized by a global pop hit. 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@staradvertiser.com and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line.  Story »

Nation & World

RECIPE: Kamaboko Omelette
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Butterfly Farmer Nurtures Winged Pets
Some believe that the purpose of every butterfly is to set aside everything that was once known — to transform and embrace an entire new way of life. Read More »
 

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