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Wellness contest changes accountant’s lifestyle

Updated on  September 19, 2017 at 1:21 am
The legendary Czechoslovakian distance runner Emil Zatopek, winner of three gold medals in the 1952 Olympic Games, was said to have improvised his own resistance training by running on dirty laundry in his bathtub. Read More

Instructor aims to make CPR lessons memorable

Updated on  September 5, 2017 at 4:50 pm
It was precisely the type of situation to which Oguv Goknur had prepared himself to respond when he took his very first CPR class in college. Read More

Firm can-do attitude led to a rich life of adventure

Nowhere on any list of Claire Fallon’s defining characteristics — loves theater, promotes female empowerment, practices responsible stewardship of the earth — will you find “processes negative feedback well.” Read More
Updated on  August 29, 2017 at 12:26 am

Sacred Hearts student’s bee work has grade-A reputation

Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 10:14 pm
Prior to last year, what Aubree Davis knew about bees — they buzz, they sting — could fit into the cell of a honeycomb with room to spare. Read More

2 teens use their musical talents to spread happiness

Updated on  August 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm
When ‘Iolani student and ace multi-instrumentalist Logyn Okuda first heard that there was a new kid in sixth grade who was a guitar virtuoso, he just had to meet him. Read More

Instructor perpetuates bon dance traditions

As anyone who has happily mimed the mining of coal to “Tanko Bushi” can tell you, there is a world of difference between watching a bon dance and actually joining the dance circle. Read More
Updated on  August 7, 2017 at 10:23 pm

Parkinson’s patient’s trek proves feet of strength

Chris Dacus’ journey of 1,080 miles started not with the proverbial one step, but with niggling internal voices that kept saying “don’t” and “can’t” and “better not.” Read More
Updated on  July 17, 2017 at 9:39 pm

Skills on the court and in the arts put Vukovic in spotlight

Updated on  July 11, 2017 at 4:27 pm
With an athletic 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame and an enviable array of skills, Boris Vukovic can find any number of ways to affect a basketball game. Read More

Breakfasts offer heroic families a bit of comfort

You wouldn’t know by the smiles they flash at the breakfast table, but Francis Nakamoto has been at this long enough to understand the emotional load borne by the special families who find shelter and support through Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii. Read More
Updated on  June 26, 2017 at 10:12 pm

Fatherhood creates bond between son and departed dad

Updated on  June 13, 2017 at 12:18 am
In the winter of 1949, as Communist forces swept to victory over the Nationalists for control of mainland China, my grandfather Song Cai, foreseeing the dark days to come for his family, made arrangements for my father to leave the country. Read More

Young artist is preparing to live a life amid comics

Updated on  June 5, 2017 at 10:07 pm
Somewhere between the cartoon histrionics of Japanese manga and the stark surrealism of Edward Gorey, 16-year-old Talulah Skil­ling has claimed for herself a precious creative space she hopes will one day help redefine an industry. Read More

Maryknoll junior aids causes great and small

Updated on  May 15, 2017 at 10:04 pm
In matters of giving back and paying forward, Maryknoll School junior Kiana Arca- yena doesn’t care to be overly discriminate. Read More

You with the red stuff: It’s time to give a pint or 2

Updated on  May 9, 2017 at 5:04 pm
Take this as literally as you can: The Saint Francis School class of 2017 is out for blood. Read More

Youngsters, theater are open portal to her bliss

The daughter of a successful actress and an accomplished stage performer herself, Eden Lee Murray has never known a life without the edifying influence of the theater. Read More
Updated on  May 1, 2017 at 10:38 pm

Kid on Kauai helps others after others helped him

Updated on  April 11, 2017 at 12:17 am
The slaps and shoves never bothered Bryden Kaauwai. Not much, at least. Read More

First-time homeowners now living their dream

Updated on  March 28, 2017 at 12:28 am
It’s been five months since Adonis Buttel and fiancee Julie Lunas closed on their Pearl City dream home, and Buttel hasn’t stopped pinching himself. Read More

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