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Thursday, July 31, 2014         

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 New Middi Honolulu stocks sophisticated looks for resort life
Even rebels appreciate a little companionship, and after taking a chance on a formerly nonfashionable area, Shie Clark's We Are Iconic boutique has a friendly face for a neighbor. Story »
Showcase your Selfie Style by sending high-resolution selfies to SelfieStyle@ staradvertiser.com. Make sure to include your full name and details of the items you’re wearing. Story »

Stand at the corner of Waimanu Avenue and Piikoi Street for any length of time and you'll notice an inordinate number of double-takes by drivers and passengers peering into the windows of the We Are Iconic boutique. Story »

Get 40% off bridal attire Pendant sales aid YWCA Exclusive tote bags offered Story »

The summer Obon season is nearly here, honoring the Buddhist tradition of commemorating family ancestors, who are said to return to this world to visit relatives. Here is a list of festivities across the state. Story »

For Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Submissions sought from young cooks • Make kukui nut relish at Saturday workshop • Bishop Museum to hold celebration-fundraiser • Takeout luau dishes offered by local church
One of the oldest Chinese congregations in Hawaii, St. Peter's boasts a wealth of cooks who mastered their culinary craft while satisfying family appetites for decades, said the Rev. Diane Martinson. Story »

St. Marianne Cope is returning to Hawaii to stay. The remains of Hawaii's second saint will reside permanently in Hono­lulu's downtown Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, according to the Hawaii Catholic Herald. Story »

Columns
Meg Lin is not afraid to pick up power tools and get her hands dirty. She's built raised-bed garden plots at her Manoa Valley home, created a three-step composting system, made a rain catchment system to save water, set up a worm composting bin for food scraps, and more.  Story »

People often tell us that figuring out how to eat a healthful diet has become very confusing. Worldwide, different cultures have evolved a wide variety of different styles of eating that support good health.  Story »

The call to arms was to bake a pie that maximized the use of local ingredients. Entrants in the Hawaii Farm Bureau's Best Local Pie Contest took up the challenge. And then some. Story »

 On the Scene


When the state film office asked lawmakers in 2012 for money to repair the Hawaii Film Studio at Diamond Head, the request came with a stark admonishment: In its condition at the time, the facility was "an embarrassment to Hawaii's film industry and a liability to the state." Story »

On July 20, 1969, the late President John F. Kennedy's quest for Americans to land on the moon before the decade ended was complete. Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, but Hawaii ended up being an important final piece to the mission. Story »

Summer is the perfect time of year to plant a pollinator garden. Creating a habitat is one of the best ways we can support our pollinators and slow the declines we have experienced in Hawaii due to habitat loss, pesticide usage, disease and introduced species. Story »

It's been a wet year, but we still need to be conscious of ways to conserve water. Using techniques and the right plants in our gardens is wise planning for the future.  Story »

Keala Fung conquers long distances, marching thousands of miles. Two years ago she hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,660-mile trek from the Cascade Range in Washington through Oregon, to the Sierra Nevada in California down to the border with Mexico. Story »

Whether you are a beer expert or a beginner, there is no better way to sample a wide variety of beers than at a beer festival. In recent years, beer festivals have exploded across the country, and Hawaii has a number of great events each year. Story »

When I moved back to Honolulu from Kailua a decade ago, I complained about the dearth of breakfast nooks — save for old-fashioned pancake houses — on this side of the island. Story »

The world gives us many great food combinations: peanut butter and chocolate, sea salt and caramel, furikake and popcorn.  Story »

In Saturday the Board of Water Supply's Halawa Xeriscape Garden will celebrate its 25th anniversary honoring those who helped in the development and maintenance of the garden.  Story »

If California strawberries that stay in California are as good as residents claim, mangoes in Hawaii definitely rival that legend. The sweet and perfectly tender varieties grown on our island seem to dwarf those that are shipped in, still green and well packaged. Story »

Hula dancer Manu Bentley, who danced at Don the Beachcomber, Hotel Lexington in New York and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel's Monarch Room, received a call from actor Robert Wagner on Saturday wishing her a happy 84th birthday.  Story »

The classic Society of Seven, the ensemble co-founded and shepherded by Tony Ruivivar and Bert Sagum for decades, will reunite in yet another reincarnation ofold memories and new thrills in a two-show, one-night stand Oct. 25 at the Hibiscus Ballroom of the Ala Moana Hotel. Story »

It's peak summer travel season and recently I have been flooded with emails asking where to go for "real good Korean food" in Korea. When I visit Korea, my friends or relatives will take me to restaurants in hotels, as they are deemed high quality and more expensive than other places.  Story »

Ken Emerson reintroduced Hawaii to the sound of the acoustic steel guitar in the late 1970s when he and brother Phil Emerson recorded a self-titled album in 1979 and did a second milestone al- bum, “South Sea Island Magic,” with Moe Keale in 1980. Story »

The annual Hawai'i Conservation Conference is always a dynamic time. It's when a diverse group of scientists, policymakers, conservation practitioners, educators, students and community members from Hawaii and the Pacific converge to talk about conservation.  Story »


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