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Features

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                                Kauai valentines Carlos and Flora Vea, pictured at their home in Puhi, have been married 60 years. Their wedding picture is in the background.

Secret to love? 5 isle couples share how they make it work

Updated on  February 14, 2016 at 7:09 am

Secret to love? 5 isle couples share how they make it work

Updated on  February 14, 2016 at 7:09 am

Briefs

Updated on  February 10, 2016 at 9:13 pm

19 models to vie for chance to place in worldwide contest

Updated on  February 10, 2016 at 9:13 pm

On the Scene

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Updated on  February 14, 2016 at 4:27 am

Film Festival Opener

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Updated on  February 14, 2016 at 4:27 am
John Berger’s On the Scene photos run throughout the week. Contact him at jberger@staradvertiser.com. Read More

5 Things We Love

COURTESY AULANI
                                Minnie Mouse and Goofy (not shown) make a star appearance at Aunty’s Breakfast Celebration at Disney’s Aulani resort.

Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 9:56 pm

Breakfast buffet at Aulani features Minnie, Goofy

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                                Minnie Mouse and Goofy (not shown) make a star appearance at Aunty’s Breakfast Celebration at Disney’s Aulani resort.

Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 9:56 pm
Breakfast buffet at Aulani features Minnie, Goofy • Emojis make leap from texts to plush pillows and wallets • Bookstore offers a trove of Year of the Monkey items • T-shirt honors UH football coach • Die-cut cards celebrate Chinese New Year Read More

Five-0 Redux

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Updated on  February 13, 2016 at 1:30 am

Falling in love again

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Updated on  February 13, 2016 at 1:30 am
If “everybody loves somebody sometime,” then there is hope for our Five-0 team. Read More

Garden Party

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                                Horticulturalist and Hawaiian fern expert Kay Lynch works in one of her research greenhouses at La‘au Hawai‘i, her nonprofit nursery. She is pictured among hapuu pulu tree ferns.

Updated on  January 26, 2016 at 10:06 am

Horticulturist dedicates her life to the delicate fern

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Horticulturalist and Hawaiian fern expert Kay Lynch works in one of her research greenhouses at La‘au Hawai‘i, her nonprofit nursery. She is pictured among hapuu pulu tree ferns.

Updated on  January 26, 2016 at 10:06 am
At a broad work table beneath the dappled sunlight on her lanai, Kay Lynch examines the beginnings of a palapalai fern, its tender roots and fronds nestled inside a glass flask. Read More

Good Fit

COURTESY BRENT ANBE, LEFT; KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Brent Anbe, left, before his transformation, poses with singer and actor Nick Jonas. A transformed Anbe stands in front of the original “Five-0” stage at the “Hawaii Five-0” offices.

Consistence is secret behind physical transformation

COURTESY BRENT ANBE, LEFT; KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Brent Anbe, left, before his transformation, poses with singer and actor Nick Jonas. A transformed Anbe stands in front of the original “Five-0” stage at the “Hawaii Five-0” offices.
Motivation can come when a person least expects it, a reality check you never saw coming. For Brent Anbe, the 36-year-old casting associate for “Hawaii Five-0,” a photograph turned his life around. Read More

Health Options

Establish your protein needs before other calorie sources

Unlike a car, which just needs one type of fuel, the human body requires three energy sources from food: protein, fat and carbohydrate. Over the past few decades, conflicting and confusing recommendations have come from a wide variety of sources about how these three calorie sources should be balanced in the adult diet. Read More

On Tap in Hawaii

Nitrogen beers aren’t new, but really deliver the flavor

Craft beer has always been driven by innovation, risk and experimentation. Without craft brewers pushing the boundaries of flavor, we would still be a nation of light lagers and bland, similar tastes. Read More

Weekly Eater

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Customer Chong Fang looks at poke in the showcase at Da Hawaiian Poke Co.

Poke bar offers array of options

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Customer Chong Fang looks at poke in the showcase at Da Hawaiian Poke Co.
Like Hawaii fashion before it, Hawaii food is trending across the country. Last year I traveled to San Francisco for a taste of Hawaii at Liholiho Yacht Club, where chef Ravi Kapur’s Spam fried rice won the restaurant a place in Bon Appetit. Read More

By the Glass

Updated on  February 2, 2016 at 9:47 pm

Chefs, sommelier team up for some food-wine magic

One of my goals this year is to provide more education in the field of wine. Read More
Updated on  February 2, 2016 at 9:47 pm

By Request

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On Monday, February 1. Carrot cake.

Updated on  February 10, 2016 at 5:36 pm

Honey adds ‘nectareal’ air to tasty, moist carrot cake

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On Monday, February 1. Carrot cake.

Updated on  February 10, 2016 at 5:36 pm
When Lee Errett wrote in search of a specific carrot cake recipe, she described it as “nectareal” — due to its “moist delectability.” Read More

Outtakes

Updated on  February 14, 2016 at 4:34 am

Filming of ‘Kong’ on Oahu boosts the islands’ economy

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that a film about King Kong would leave a production footprint worthy of its star, which was the case last year when the film from Legendary Pictures shot on Oahu. Read More
Updated on  February 14, 2016 at 4:34 am

Electric Kitchen

Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 10:12 pm

Make your garden veggies part of the meal this week

One of the community’s most anticipated plant sales is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Urban Garden Center, 955 Kamehameha Highway in Pearl City. Read More
Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 10:12 pm

Hawaii Gardens

COURTESY HEIDI BORNHORST
                                A close-up of the delicate flowers and leaves of ulei, a native Hawaiian plant that deserves to be more widely cultivated.

Updated on  January 18, 2016 at 11:44 am

Lacy native Hawaiian plant needs to be grown with care

COURTESY HEIDI BORNHORST
                                A close-up of the delicate flowers and leaves of ulei, a native Hawaiian plant that deserves to be more widely cultivated.

Updated on  January 18, 2016 at 11:44 am
I was reminded about a fabulous yet undergrown native Hawaiian plant on our New Year’s Day hike with my epic neighbors and their akamai son, Scotty. Read More

The Green Leaf

NINA WU / NWU@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kim Johnson, co-founder of the Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation, holds up three sets of To-Go Ware bamboo utensils, which she keeps in her purse to use in place of plastic.

Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm

Jack and Kim Johnson seek to eliminate plastic waste

NINA WU / NWU@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kim Johnson, co-founder of the Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation, holds up three sets of To-Go Ware bamboo utensils, which she keeps in her purse to use in place of plastic.

Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm
Singer Jack Johnson doesn’t mind the label of environmentalist, but knows he’s part of an industry that isn’t exactly environmentally friendly. Read More

K-­Drama

Updated on  February 14, 2016 at 4:26 am

Upper-class privilege piques interest of movie, TV writers

Bashing on the wealthy has become a trend in South Korean media. It could have been sparked by last year’s news coverage spotlighting children of wealthy families. “Veteran,” a box-office hit last year, made over $13 million in ticket sales, earning it the third-highest spot in ticket sales for a Korean film. Read More
Updated on  February 14, 2016 at 4:26 am

Looking Back

COURTESY AJ MCWHORTER
                                Don Robbs and Napua Stevens hosted the 1978 King Kamehameha Parade on KITV. Stevens was also a pa‘u queen and grand marshal of the King Kamehameha parade.

Updated on  February 14, 2016 at 4:27 am

Entertainer helped promote Hawaiian language, culture

COURTESY AJ MCWHORTER
                                Don Robbs and Napua Stevens hosted the 1978 King Kamehameha Parade on KITV. Stevens was also a pa‘u queen and grand marshal of the King Kamehameha parade.

Updated on  February 14, 2016 at 4:27 am
Napua Stevens was known for her singing, dancing, writing and Hawaiian-language expertise. She also was a fixture on island television for several decades. This month we look back on Stevens. Read More

Show Biz

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                                The Aliis. Bassist Manny Lagod is staging a reunion performance by the quintet.

Updated on  February 14, 2016 at 4:34 am

Benefit concert will double as reunion for Aliis quintet

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                                The Aliis. Bassist Manny Lagod is staging a reunion performance by the quintet.

Updated on  February 14, 2016 at 4:34 am
Manny Lagod, an original member of the Aliis (Don Ho’s backup band in nightclubs and recordings), is staging a reunion of the celebrated harmonic quintet that will double as a benefit for the Rock Club’s Music Is the Remedy program. A Jan. 15 get-together is tentatively planned in Los Angeles, date and venue to be confirmed. Read More

Wood Craft

COURTESY JIMMY BORGES
                                Jimmy Borges, above, was named an honorary member of the UH Warriors basketball team Jan. 6. At left, Jeannette Paulson Hereniko presents “When Strangers Meet” on Jan. 30.

Borges wears his UH honor with genuine Warriors pride

COURTESY JIMMY BORGES
                                Jimmy Borges, above, was named an honorary member of the UH Warriors basketball team Jan. 6. At left, Jeannette Paulson Hereniko presents “When Strangers Meet” on Jan. 30.
Singer Jimmy Borges was looking good and standing taller than any player on the court as he was named an honorary member of the University of Hawaii basketball team and given Warriors jersey No. 1 on Jan. 6 at the Stan Sheriff Center. Read More

Tryouts

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Nitin Mewara and Michelle Tigchelaar, at left, and Stacey Mcmahan and Ron Kayano attended a recent swing dancing class at Ong King Art Center at 184 N. King St. in Chinatown.

Updated on  February 10, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Cut a rug at Hawaii Jitterbugs’ weekly swing dance classes

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Nitin Mewara and Michelle Tigchelaar, at left, and Stacey Mcmahan and Ron Kayano attended a recent swing dancing class at Ong King Art Center at 184 N. King St. in Chinatown.

Updated on  February 10, 2016 at 5:38 pm
Broaden your fitness options in 2016 with upbeat, fast-paced swing dancing. Read More

The Little Foodie

MARIKO JACKSON / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Updated on  January 27, 2016 at 11:12 am

Sauteed bread is key to versatile avo recipe

MARIKO JACKSON / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Updated on  January 27, 2016 at 11:12 am
Now that it’s January, I join all the resolute in making better choices, such as avoiding cookies when I begin my day. Instead, I plan on eating as much real food as possible. Read More

Island Mele

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Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 5:21 pm

Arrangements help the harp feel at home in a jazz combo

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Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 5:21 pm
Harpist Megan Bledsoe Ward is joined by Noel Okimoto (vibraphone), Jon Hawes (bass) and Allan Ward (drums) in demonstrating the possibilities of using a harp as a jazz instrument in this self-titled debut album by the Pacific Harp Project. Read More

Sunday Comics

Trouble in Paradise

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Trouble in Paradise

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nemu*nemu: Blue Hawaii

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Nemu Nemu

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Calabash

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Calabash

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Book Reviews

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Updated on  January 24, 2016 at 1:43 am

Memoir recalls crisis, healing

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Updated on  January 24, 2016 at 1:43 am
“Dancing was freedom,” recalls Valerie Carpenter in her memoir co-authored with Mark Osmun, a former Honolulu Advertiser reporter and Carpenter’s Langley High School classmate in Virginia. Read More