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Positively Young: It’s OK not to relate to relatives

‘Tis the holiday season and that often means reunions and gatherings in which family come together to celebrate their bond — whether it be strong or tenuous. Read More

Hawaii Gardens: The fruit of the roselle packs a nutritional punch

Roselle, a kind of hibiscus known scientifically as Hibiscus sabdariffa, is a pretty plant to grow. Read More

She Speaks: Thanksgiving allows time to rest before holiday rush

Thanksgiving is but a few short days away. This is the week we all pause to reflect and be grateful. And today, I am grateful for nothing. Read More

Honolulu Hale to shine red in support of MADD holiday campaign

Mayor Kirk Caldwell has ordered Honolulu Hale to be illuminated in red from this evening through Sunday in recognition of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s “Tie One On For Safety” campaign. Read More
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K-Drama: BlackPink’s Jennie drops ‘Solo,’ her debut single

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Jennie from the girl idol group BlackPink released her first solo song, “Solo,” Monday, and it has garnered nearly 50 million YouTube hits. Read More
 

Show Biz: National tour of ‘King and I’ welcomes 2 Hawaii actors

Two Hawaii actors are in the second national tour company of “The King and I,” the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic now on a seven-month journey of cities in the U.S. and Canada. Alas, Hawaii isn’t on the tour agenda. Read More

Hawaii bridge players say game bolsters friendships, sharpens minds

Thousands will link up in Hawaii this week for a tournament in bridge, a game said to bolster friendships and sharpen the mind. Read More

In the Lineup: Surfers seize solitude when they can

Alone, the sound of the waves breaking seemed louder to me, with different, musical cadences in different waves. Read More
 
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On the Scene with Engelbert Humperdinck

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The possibility that Hurricane Lane might devastate Honolulu didn’t keep Engelbert Humperdinck, 82, from appearing as promised for two shows at the Hawaii Theatre in August. Read More

Things We Love: Glass creations, rain chains, and more

A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat, written by staffers from the Star-Advertiser. Read More

Wrangler releases Bohemian Rhapsody collection

Wrangler, the American denim company long known for its durable jeans and workwear, is spicing things up with a new Bohemian Rhapsody collection in collaboration with music lifestyle brand Lyric Culture. Read More
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Keiki Krafting: Snowman candy jar

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Parents can go shopping while kids build with Legos

Young Lego lovers can build to their hearts’ content at the Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Lab on Fridays at Ka Makana Ali‘i in Kapolei. Read More
 

Book for beginning readers introduces the island lifestyle

Where your basic “A is for apple” alphabet book might be great for putting children to sleep, “A Is for Aloha” will wake them up to the pleasures of learning their letters. Read More
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Family Fare: Many, Many Thanks!

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Create “Thankful Stones,” a “Lei of Thanks,” “Garlands of Gratitude” and more through songs, movement and art. Read More

Now read this: “No, Silly!”

Would you like to sleep on a cookie or eat a book? “No, Silly!” playfully embraces a toddler’s exploration of classic childhood activities. For ages 4-8. Read More

Parental guidance: ‘The Grinch’

A faithful adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ book, this animated feature follows the holiday grump as he attempts to steal Christmas and learns to open up. Read More

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