Saturday, May 23, 2015         

Features

 Ready, set, grow
An infant's first months of life are a precious, joyful time for families and a crucial period of development for baby. Whether parents are bringing their first child into the world, or have a house full of siblings, bringing baby home can feel like a whirlwind. Make sure you're ready for baby's healthy first 100 days. Story »
 Mid-Pacific pupil is on the lookout for the next big story
While many kids cringe at the thought of more homework, Julian Ibarra, 11, of Mid-Pacific Institute applied and won the opportunity to spend his free time conducting interviews and writing articles as a part of Scholastic News' 2014-2015 Kids Press Corps. Story »
For Thursday, May 21, 2015
EWC Gallery offers exhibit of textiles • Vintage, current fashions hit runway • Gucci Waikiki features beauty line
With the scriptural prospect of paradise awaiting him in the Pure Land, University of Hawaii professor emeritus Alfred Bloom knows that he should be dancing for joy as he faces the end of his life.  Story »

The Lutheran Church of Hono­lulu will celebrate on May 24 the 40th anniversary of its organ, which was made by master organ builder Rudolf von Beckerath. Story »

Columns

GARDEN PARTY
 Garden Club transforms museum into a Persian oasis
A pop-up Persian garden and floral fantasies — the Garden Club of Honolulu's Major Flower & Horticulture Show — materialized as if by magic in the Hono­lulu Museum of Art over the weekend, after which it vanished, leaving only traces of fragrance and dreams. Story »

HEALTH OPTIONS
It is estimated that about 1 out of 3 pregnant women in the U.S. are at least marginally iodine deficient. It is not so clear how marginal iodine deficiency in the mother affects brain development of the fetus during pregnancy and in the infant during breast-feeding. Story »


BY THE GLASS
Attention, all wine lovers: The 2015 Kapa­lua Wine and Food Festival is right around the corner, from June 11 to 14. This remarkable extravaganza is in its 34th year of bringing together superstar sommeliers, winemakers, chefs and food and wine lovers for a weekend of culinary and oenological magic. Story »


ON THE SCENE
 On the Scene



OUTTAKES
Christopher Yogi, a Hawaii-born filmmaker living in Brooklyn, N.Y., wasn't looking for a story when he sat with his dying grandfather in his Kai­muki home. Story »


LOOKING BACK
Sterling Mossman was one of Hawaii's most popular entertainers during the 1950s and 1960s. He also served with the Hono­lulu Police Department. This month we look back at Mossman, the cop who moonlighted as an entertainer.  Story »


THE URBAN GARDENER
If you've got an infestation of aphids, thrips, mealybugs or whiteflies and you're not squeamish about small-scale biological warfare, beneficial insects, also known as natural enemies, may be an attractive option. Story »


HAWAII GARDENS
I wore a fragrant yellow plumeria lei to dinner with my mom, Marilyn, and sister, Mimi. I had gotten it the night before at the Ka Palapala Po‘okela Awards, the annual Hawaii Book Publishers Association's awards ceremony. Story »


THE GREEN LEAF
It all started when a small group of friends, all avid hikers, noticed tagging under the Koko Crater arch in east Oahu last year. Apparently, nature tagging — spray-painting graffiti on rocks and trees — was becoming increasingly popular. This defacement of nature was just so wrong, it spurred Michael David Loftin into action. Story »


GOOD FIT
 Two sports-loving 8-year-olds to compete in kids triathlon 
A triathlon, known as a sport of grit and endurance, presents a triad of challenges — swimming, biking and running — that can motivate athletes to push themselves beyond their physical and mental comfort zones. For most, the reward is simply finishing. Story »

ON TAP IN HAWAII
Hawaii craft-beer fans are known for traveling to the mainland to stock up on favorite brews unavailable in the islands. But in the past few years, distribution of many favorites has begun in Hawaii. Story »


THE WEEKLY EATER
Not all food forays go as planned. The Japanese-based Blue Marlin opened last July in the Marine Surf Waikiki Hotel with the intent of emulating Vintage Cave, but the reality was a confusing fusion of local, Japanese and faux Spanish/ Mediterranean cuisine. Story »


BY REQUEST
When a request came in for a recipe for a pumpkin crunch dessert, I thought, “Finally, an easy one.” Even after I got to the caveat — a pumpkin crunch that does not use a boxed cake mix, please — I thought, “How hard could that be?” Story »


THE ELECTRIC KITCHEN
The YWCA of O‘ahu's annual LeaderLuncheon recognizes female leaders who exemplify its mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. This year's 38th event is from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 27 at Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort. Story »


THE LITTLE FOODIE
I go through periods when I can't stand eating anything that's part of my normal diet — it's called pregnancy. While my normal diet is filled with extremely healthy proteins, vegetables and unprocessed foods, the pregnancy diet is anything that comes out of a box and can be made in about two minutes. Story »


WOOD CRAFT
The Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Ala Moana Hotel was an extremely lengthy program but one that was loaded with fabulous Hawaiian talent.  Story »


SHOW BIZ
Ruthie Ann Miles, playing Lady Thiang in Lincoln Center's "The King & I," isn't the lone Hawaii nominee in the Tony Awards on June 7. Story »


K-DRAMA
KBFD started its high-definition broadcast at 12:35 p.m. Monday. If you are watching KBFD without cable on Channel 32.1, you will notice our HD signal. Story »


ISLAND MELE
The life and times of Dennis Kamakahi (1953-2014) are covered in thorough detail by filmmaker George Kahu­moku Jr. in this beautifully produced double-disc release. Story »


TRYOUTS
Yoga is a grounding practice, a way to break through the aggravations of the day. Focusing on your breathing as you move allows you to relax and let go of stress. And it's even better when you can break out of four walls and perform the ritual outdoors. Story »

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