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COURTESY KATHLEEN T. CARR
                                Andrea Pro demonstrates printmaking.

Works by South Kona artists can be viewed next weekend

COURTESY KATHLEEN T. CARR
                                Andrea Pro demonstrates printmaking.

Updated on  February 19, 2017 at 1:01 pm
Boar tusks, horse hair, volcanic ash, bottle caps and chess pieces are among the eclectic objects that Jozuf Hadley uses for his 3-D works of “assemblage” art. Read More
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                                A Wells Fargo office in the history center was a communications hub for early visitors to Yosemite Valley, who arrived by horse-drawn or auto carriage in the early part of the 20th century. They used this stop to make long-distance phone calls or send telegrams.

Yosemite ghost town a time warp to 1800s

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                                A Wells Fargo office in the history center was a communications hub for early visitors to Yosemite Valley, who arrived by horse-drawn or auto carriage in the early part of the 20th century. They used this stop to make long-distance phone calls or send telegrams.

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm
There are few things more breathtaking than that first glimpse of the Yosemite Valley and the sheer majesty of El Capitan. Read More
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                                Glensheen mansion, built in 1905, is a must-see attraction for 2016, according to Explore Minnesota.

Return customers boost lakeside manse

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                                Glensheen mansion, built in 1905, is a must-see attraction for 2016, according to Explore Minnesota.

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 6:47 pm
Millionaire Chester Congdon built Glensheen mansion in 1905 to foster his iron-mining business. Read More
COURTESY LUCKY DRAGON CASINO & HOTEL LAS VEGAS

Lucky Dragon is undergoing changes and will host VIPs

COURTESY LUCKY DRAGON CASINO & HOTEL LAS VEGAS

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 6:54 pm
After just two months, changes and modifications are underway at the Lucky Dragon, located just off the north end of the Strip on West Sahara Avenue. Read More
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Trump ban hurts travel industry

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Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm
President Donald Trump’s travel ban is on hold as lawyers battle over the executive order in court, but the confusion and uncertainty sparked by the order may have already inflicted pain on the travel industry. Read More
LINDA UMSTEAD / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Mililani resident Robert Umstead found the Ono Ono Hawaiian Barbecue restaurant open for lunch on a stormy day in Tustin, Calif. “The rain clouds parted and there it was, like a rainbow over my head,” said Umstead. “The rest of the day was sunny.” Umstead and his wife, Linda, who took the photo, were in the Southern California town, outside of Los Angeles, earlier this month.

Serving up sunshine

LINDA UMSTEAD / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Mililani resident Robert Umstead found the Ono Ono Hawaiian Barbecue restaurant open for lunch on a stormy day in Tustin, Calif. “The rain clouds parted and there it was, like a rainbow over my head,” said Umstead. “The rest of the day was sunny.” Umstead and his wife, Linda, who took the photo, were in the Southern California town, outside of Los Angeles, earlier this month.

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 6:51 pm
Email Signs of Hawaiian Life photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Read More
COURTESY PIXINOTE

Pixinote

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Updated on  February 11, 2017 at 11:23 pm
It’s the return of snail mail with an app that creates cool postcards you send through the U.S. Postal Service. Read More
 
COURTESY AMERICAN WRITERS MUSEUM
                                The 60-foot-long multilayered exhibit wall at the American Writers Museum takes you on a journey through the literary history of the United States, from the early Native American oral traditions up to the explosion of voices of the 20th century.

Museums explore U.S. history

COURTESY AMERICAN WRITERS MUSEUM
                                The 60-foot-long multilayered exhibit wall at the American Writers Museum takes you on a journey through the literary history of the United States, from the early Native American oral traditions up to the explosion of voices of the 20th century.

Updated on  February 11, 2017 at 8:03 pm
A handful of new and expanding museums provide engaging and enriching experiences. Here are a few to consider. Read More
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                                The House of Parliament fronting the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary, seems every bit the fairy castle when seen at sunset from the deck of the Pearl.

Rollin’ on the Danube

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                                The House of Parliament fronting the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary, seems every bit the fairy castle when seen at sunset from the deck of the Pearl.

Updated on  February 11, 2017 at 11:45 pm
Delayed at the airport in Nuremberg and thoroughly frazzled, we checked and rechecked our watches as the miles ticked by, with the Danube River and our Scenic River Cruises ship, the Pearl, nowhere to be seen. Read More
 
COURTESY AUBIN STREMLER
                                While sightseeing in Yongan, Myanmar — formerly Rangoon, Burma — in January, Aubin Stremler of Aiea stopped by for a drink at Hawaii Kitchen. The newly refurbished Hawaii Kitchen restaurant in downtown Yongan features an extensive menu of rice and noodle dishes, along with fresh fruit juices. After several days sight-seeing in the capital, Aubin joined a 15-day tour of Myanmar’s beautiful countryside. His photo was taken by an employee of the restaurant.

Familiar surroundings

COURTESY AUBIN STREMLER
                                While sightseeing in Yongan, Myanmar — formerly Rangoon, Burma — in January, Aubin Stremler of Aiea stopped by for a drink at Hawaii Kitchen. The newly refurbished Hawaii Kitchen restaurant in downtown Yongan features an extensive menu of rice and noodle dishes, along with fresh fruit juices. After several days sight-seeing in the capital, Aubin joined a 15-day tour of Myanmar’s beautiful countryside. His photo was taken by an employee of the restaurant.

Updated on  February 11, 2017 at 11:35 pm
While sightseeing in Yongan, Myanmar — formerly Rangoon, Burma — in January, Aubin Stremler of Aiea stopped by for a drink at Hawaii Kitchen. Read More
COURTESY BRAD PAULSON
                                Minnesota resident Mary Pettis painted hula dancer Brittany Moreno-Sajor during a previous Paint Out.

Art in action, out in the open, provides a treat in old Lahaina

COURTESY BRAD PAULSON
                                Minnesota resident Mary Pettis painted hula dancer Brittany Moreno-Sajor during a previous Paint Out.

Updated on  February 12, 2017 at 12:21 am
Lois Reiswig jokingly says she can’t draw a straight line, let alone an entire scene, but she has nonetheless become a leader in Maui’s thriving art community. Read More
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                                Las Vegas betting oddsmakers thought they might be headed for a big payday Sunday in Super Bowl 51, but the New England Patriots and a two-point conversion that led to the first ever Super Bowl overtime left them with mixed results.

Super Bowl a boon for sports books, OT bettors

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                                Las Vegas betting oddsmakers thought they might be headed for a big payday Sunday in Super Bowl 51, but the New England Patriots and a two-point conversion that led to the first ever Super Bowl overtime left them with mixed results.

Updated on  February 11, 2017 at 11:49 pm
Last week’s Super Bowl set a new record for betting handle, with Nevada’s 196 sports books taking in $138.5 million in wagers, a 4.5 percent increase over last year’s previous record. Read More
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                                Disneyland’s new dining room, 21 Royal, features luxury meals for up to 12 guests at a price tag of $15,000.

Disney offers more ultraluxury dining

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                                Disneyland’s new dining room, 21 Royal, features luxury meals for up to 12 guests at a price tag of $15,000.
If you can’t get a membership to Disneyland’s uber-exclusive Club 33, the House of Mouse is dangling another swanky dining option: 21 Royal. Read More
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                                The Nevada Museum of Art opened in Reno in 2003.

Reno blossoms amid art, food and craft beer

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                                The Nevada Museum of Art opened in Reno in 2003.
Hunched on the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada, Reno has long suffered a reputation as a poor man’s Las Vegas, with snow. Read More

5 tips on exploring a new destination

The joy of travel comes in discovery. Planting your feet somewhere you’ve never been brings with it the rush of exploration and the euphoria of pushing back on the boundaries of your world. Read More

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If you have your heart set on a river cruise or safari but don’t know the difference between tour operators providing them, get started here. Read More
COURTESY UKULELE PICNIC IN HAWAII
                                Twelve-year-old Usaburo Mendenhall, a student at Kaimuki Middle School, performed at last year’s International Ukulele Contest at the Royal Hawaiian Center. He won third place in the 13-and-under category.

Japan’s ukulele ambassador hosts 2 days of musical fun

COURTESY UKULELE PICNIC IN HAWAII
                                Twelve-year-old Usaburo Mendenhall, a student at Kaimuki Middle School, performed at last year’s International Ukulele Contest at the Royal Hawaiian Center. He won third place in the 13-and-under category.
Kazuyuki Sekiguchi first saw the ukulele in the 1985 film “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” one of Woody Allen’s most critically and financially successful movies. Read More
COURTESY CHARLIE ALDINGER
                                Manoa resident Ty Aldinger, left, with former Maui boy Steve Fisher at the Canyonlands National Park parking lot in Park City, Utah. Fisher operates the Maui Ski Bus enterprise with his two dogs and a double dose of aloha.
                                SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO:
                                Email Signs of Hawaiian Life photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Playing it cool

COURTESY CHARLIE ALDINGER
                                Manoa resident Ty Aldinger, left, with former Maui boy Steve Fisher at the Canyonlands National Park parking lot in Park City, Utah. Fisher operates the Maui Ski Bus enterprise with his two dogs and a double dose of aloha.
                                SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO:
                                Email Signs of Hawaiian Life photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813.
Manoa resident Ty Aldinger, left, with former Maui boy Steve Fisher at the Canyonlands National Park parking lot in Park City, Utah. Fisher operates the Maui Ski Bus enterprise with his two dogs and a double dose of aloha. Read More
COURTESY ED RAMPELL
                                A verdant landscape surrounds Hatiheu Bay on the island of Nuku Hiva, above.

Majestic Marquesas

COURTESY ED RAMPELL
                                A verdant landscape surrounds Hatiheu Bay on the island of Nuku Hiva, above.

Updated on  February 4, 2017 at 10:48 pm
In 1846 Wiley & Putnam published “Typee,” the debut novel by young whaler Herman Melville, who had jumped ship at the island of Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas and lived among the “cannibals” of Taipivai. Read More

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