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Wahiawa woodworker sees grand possibilities in tiny homes

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:45 pm
North Shore woodworker Joshua Bowles is going big with the concept of living small, having recently finished his first “tiny home” with materials purchased from Oahu suppliers. Read More

Young surfers catch mindfulness along with waves

Updated on  June 25, 2017 at 9:48 am
The first summer swells are rolling in and, as usual, mind-boggling crowds are swooping into the Suis lineup, jockeying for position. This year, however, something’s changed. Read More

Duck Butt owners open second location

Cafe Duck Butt just opened their second location, DB Grill, aka Duck Butt Grill, at Kapolei Commons. Read More

Thompsons welcome new little Tihati to ohana

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:26 pm
There’s literally a new Tihati in the Tihati Productions ohana, with the arrival of Tihati James Mataientena Thompson, born May 29. Read More

Urban Garden Tour offers peek at Manoa home plots

Learn about growing fresh vegetables in your backyard and how to raise chickens, honeybees and tilapia in small spaces during the Urban Garden Tour, sponsored by Malama Manoa. Read More

Display fidget spinner skills at Pearlridge contest

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:24 pm
Razor Concepts and Razor Sports hosts “A Quest for the Best Spinner” next weekend at Pearlridge Center. Read More

Become master of suspense via Hitchcock class

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:37 pm
Turner Classic Movies and Ball State University will offer a free, flexible online course on murder most foul as seen by director Alfred Hitchcock. Read More

‘Happily Eva Afta’ revival aims to recreate Matsumoto’s work

Updated on  June 26, 2017 at 12:42 am
Manoa Valley Theatre’s summer revival of “Happily Eva Afta,” presented in the spacious Kaimuki High School theater, brings the magic of her comic characters to a new generation of keiki. Read More

Kaneko took a shine to fine footwear, now he’s sharing

Updated on  June 25, 2017 at 10:48 am
Justin Kaneko was a typical T-shirt, shorts and slippers kind of guy until high school, when he discovered the beauty of handcrafted shoes. Read More

Fine design unites Hawaii book award winners

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:42 pm
The enduring appeal of printed books — those distinct objects you can read anytime, even during takeoff and landing and without having to charge them — shone at the 2017 Ka Palapala Po‘okela book awards. Read More

‘Art Suey’ celebrates beauty of nature

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:41 pm
Enjoy the works of Hawaii artists Warren Stenberg, Barbara Sumida and Frances Wong starting July 2 at Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe. Read More

Study finds nonprofit arts, culture stoke economy

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:38 pm
Although not traditionally viewed as a big moneymaker, the nonprofit arts and culture industry substantially benefits society’s bottom line, according to a five-year economic impact study by a national arts advocacy group. Read More

On the Scene with Dave Tucciarone

Dave Tucciarone first experimented with recording techniques when he was a teenager, using a reel-to-reel tape recorder in Long Island, N.Y. Read More

Gardening nourishes soul, ohana in Aiea

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:08 pm
Sophia Pahio’s cheerful attitude is apparent as she works in her Aiea garden, so it’s no wonder her plants are thriving and look so healthy and happy, too. Read More

Patients can manipulate connective tissues

Muscles can become stiff and lose flexibility for many reasons, with at least some of this stiffness is thought to be related to the fascia tissues that surround muscles. Read More

Splendor of southern France is icing on sweet family time

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:46 pm
Summer in the south of France is spectacular. But for this particular trip, the destination — as enchanting as it is — is not as special as the company. Read More

5 Things We Love Das Kawaii in Hawaii

Updated on  June 25, 2017 at 11:16 am
A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat. Read More

‘King of the Fleecers’: Honolulu con man reveals his secrets

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:35 pm
Alex Sumida was born in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1893 and moved to Hawaii island when he was 13. He admitted to stealing more than $2.6 million (in today’sdollars) from more than 50 individuals. Read More