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                                Justyn Golobic, James Campbell High School valedictorian, and Charis Ahn, Kaimuki Christian School valedictorian

2 valedictorians learn to enjoy and benefit from their schools’ different attributes

Updated on  April 30, 2016 at 5:13 pm

2 valedictorians learn to enjoy and benefit from their schools’ different attributes

Updated on  April 30, 2016 at 5:13 pm

Briefs

See hula Sunday in shows at Ward, Waikiki

Celebrate May Day by taking in free hula performances at Ward Warehouse and the Royal Hawaiian Center on Sunday. Read More
Updated on  April 29, 2016 at 4:54 pm

On the Scene

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Swinging on the Mighty Mo

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John Berger’s “On the Scene“ photos run throughout the week. Contact him at jberger@staradvertiser.com. Read More

5 Things We Love

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Natural scents gently infuse locally made bath and body products

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When it comes to personal care products, I prefer those without overpowering, artificial fragrances. Read More

Five-0 Redux

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Hacking the devil

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They say ignorance is bliss, and in the case of my level of knowledge about what a real-life hacker can do in today’s technologically advanced world, I rather enjoy living in a state of ill-informed euphoria. Read More

Garden Party

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                                David and Cindy Cheever enjoy a picnic in their garden with David’s Bik-Nic invention — a bike converted for picnicking.

Gardening couple finds respite in hobby

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                                David and Cindy Cheever enjoy a picnic in their garden with David’s Bik-Nic invention — a bike converted for picnicking.

Updated on  April 10, 2016 at 8:23 pm
David Cheever doesn’t have a huge yard at his home in Pauoa, below Pacific Heights, but he made smart use of the available space to create a peaceful oasis with separate garden areas to enjoy with his wife, Cindy. There’s even a stand-alone garden room ideal for reading or taking a nap. Read More

Good Fit

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                                Bryan Clay stood at the finish line of the Fit4Fall 5K in his hometown of Glendora, Calif., last November, where more than 100 runners did early testing of PK Fitness.

Bryan Clay focuses on helping people stay fit

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                                Bryan Clay stood at the finish line of the Fit4Fall 5K in his hometown of Glendora, Calif., last November, where more than 100 runners did early testing of PK Fitness.
To earn the right to be called world’s greatest athlete, Olympic decathlon champion, Bryan Clay beat his rivals in the grueling 10-event competition held over two days. Read More

Health Options

Too much of a ‘healthy’ diet can lead to severe problems

A growing number of people feel that eating a diet only containing food considered “healthy” is the ideal. But this belief is not ideal and can contribute to health problems that are irreversible. Read More

Cranky Dad

Better to have loved and lost than to let a dog go wanting

Not many dogs wander freely through our neighborhood, so when we found the black terrier standing in the middle of the street, shaking with fear, we figured she was lost. We never thought she was being discarded. Read More
Updated on  April 24, 2016 at 8:56 pm

Hawaii Gardens

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                                The flower from gardenia brighamii gives off a unique tropical perfume.

Cultivation can help survival of native Hawaii gardenia

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                                The flower from gardenia brighamii gives off a unique tropical perfume.

Updated on  April 17, 2016 at 9:20 pm
Who doesn’t love gardenias? Most Hawaii people, and gardeners in general, swoon for their fragrance and floral perfection. It feels like summer to us when kiele, or gardenia, is in bloom. We cherish the flowers and like to grow them in our gardens. Read More

The Green Leaf

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                                Kailua Sailboards & Kayaks won the Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii sand sifter contest in 2014, the last time the event was held, at Kailua Beach Park. This year’s competition will be at Waimanalo Beach Park.

Beach in Waimanalo takes spotlight at Earth Day event

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                                Kailua Sailboards & Kayaks won the Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii sand sifter contest in 2014, the last time the event was held, at Kailua Beach Park. This year’s competition will be at Waimanalo Beach Park.

Updated on  April 10, 2016 at 7:38 pm
Last year Stephen P. Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, a professor at Florida International University, listed Waimanalo Beach Park on Oahu as the best beach in America. Read More

K-­Drama

‘Pretty’ actor Jang returns, aiming to toughen up image

He’s been called beautiful, pretty and baby faced, but mostly beautiful. Actor Jang Keun Suk is back on the small screen as Dae-gil in “The Royal Gambler.” Read More
Updated on  April 29, 2016 at 5:52 pm

Looking Back

COURTESY CORINNE VILLA-RIESE
                                Host Bob Barker, left, interviews guest Fortunato Teho on the set of the “Pau Hana Years,” which aired on KHET (PBS Hawaii) from 1966 to 1979.

PBS Hawaii set to celebrate half-century of broadcasting

COURTESY CORINNE VILLA-RIESE
                                Host Bob Barker, left, interviews guest Fortunato Teho on the set of the “Pau Hana Years,” which aired on KHET (PBS Hawaii) from 1966 to 1979.

Updated on  April 8, 2016 at 8:05 pm
PBS Hawaii signed on the air 50 years ago this week. The station that has entertained multiple generations of island residents with programs from “Sesame Street” to “Downton Abbey” is the subject of this month’s “Looking Back.” Read More

Show Biz

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                                Robert Cazimero, left, and Augie Tulba.

Robert Cazimero gets ready for his Blue Note Hawaii gig

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                                Robert Cazimero, left, and Augie Tulba.

Updated on  April 29, 2016 at 5:52 pm
Robert Cazimero, a master of Hawaiiana and hula, admits he’s trusting his heart and soul for his Blue Note Hawaii debut Friday at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. Clearly, this is a step outside of his comfort zone. 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

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                                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

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                                People practiced fukiya, blowing darts at targets in the basement of the Palolo Hongwanji Mission on March 29.

Fukiya taps the deep breathing of martial arts for concentration

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                People practiced fukiya, blowing darts at targets in the basement of the Palolo Hongwanji Mission on March 29.

Updated on  April 4, 2016 at 8:21 pm
As I inhaled a deep breath of air, preparing to blow a dart through a 47-inch-long tube, I felt like a ninja assassin. OK, so that’s a little dramatic, since I was really participating in fukiya and only trying to hit the bull’s-eye on a target about 20 feet away. 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: Blue Hawaii

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Calabash

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Calabash

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Book Reviews

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Page turners

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Updated on  February 27, 2016 at 8:57 pm
Page Turners highlights books by Hawaii authors and books about Hawaii or of interest to Hawaii readers. Read More