Thursday, March 05, 2015         


 Hippie chic
Do you know Stevie Nicks? Get to know her. Ask your parents. Ask your grandparents. Nicks circa 1975 is the muse of the bohemian spirit that defines fashion for spring 2015. Story »
 What's in store
Indulge and relax at AUW fundraiser • Namba to headline revamped luxe event • Isle senators laud designer Zamora • Tradition is theme of costume exhibit and more Story »
Farmers market includes giveaways • Chinatown food tour set for Sunday • Gourmet kim chee puts punch in pork sliders
The Interfaith Alliance Hawai‘i has scheduled a forum of national and local scholars titled “Non-Violence: Philosophy and Practice in World Religions” that will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 12 at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway.  Story »

Underscoring the solemnity of Lent, a jazz quartet will be striking a contemplative chord at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Thursday evenings preceding Easter.  Story »

 Angel Ramos tends a collection of 4,000 plants
Angel Ramos, 86, has never not been growing plants, whether as a hobby or for survival. Raised in Ilocos Norte in the Philippines, he and his six siblings helped tend his impoverished family's crops. He learned to grow things from seed. "We had to farm because there were no jobs," said Ramos. Story »
About every five years, the U.S. departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services revise their dietary guidelines for Americans. The document affects everything from school lunch decisions to health advice from your doctor.  Story »

Selecting a wine can be an overwhelming process for many wine drinkers faced with the multitude of bottles and labels lined up on shelves. I've heard countless times that, in the face of confusion, people will select a wine based not just on sale prices, but even pretty packaging or an eye-catching label. Story »

 On the Scene

It's easy to understand why the Hawaii-based producers involved with "Pali Road," a romantic thriller shot on Oahu for Chinese audiences, are excited about the project: The China Film Agency estimates the country adds 14 new screens a day, making it the fastest-growing movie market in the world.  Story »

When you watched the news in Hono­lulu during the 1970s, three familiar faces would be seen on our television screens: Bob Sevey at KGMB, Don Rockwell at KITV and BJ Sams at KHON.  Story »

Plants are amazing! They need no added nutrients to germinate. Once they sprout, they'll need fertilizer to grow but inside each little seed is the energy and food required to reproduce another plant. Each seed capsule also retains information of environmental pressures to where it was grown. Story »

Many of us want Hawaii to be more self-sufficient — growing and eating locally grown food. Farming in Hawaii takes a lot of aka­mai hard work, skill and, of course, land and water. Do you wonder whether you are up to the task? Story »

Tucked in the back of Kai­lua Beach Center, around the corner from President Obama's favorite shave ice stop, Island Snow, the Kai­lua Bay Learning Center is seeking to educate tourists and locals alike about the impact of littering on Hawaii's beaches. Story »

 'The water is my haven' 
Former Ironman triathlete John Henderson was hit by a bus while riding his bike six years ago on the North Shore, but even though it left him partially paralyzed, it hasn't stopped him from getting back on two wheels. Story »
The current big trend has everyone seeking locally made products. It doesn't matter whether it's produce or a craft, sought by locals or tourists — the goal is finding things made right here in Hawaii. Beer is no exception. But what actually makes a beer local? Story »

I once believed that if only someone would pay me for each of my great ideas, I'd be a millionaire many times over. But I learned pretty quickly that great ideas abound. They bubble up with the zeitgeist, so obvious in a particular time, place and circumstance that if you're not prepared to act, someone else will beat you to it. Story »

Traditionally, a pound cake comprises a pound each of butter, sugar, eggs and flour. By that definition, this cake is a half-a-pound cake. Sort of.  Story »

Treat your family to a day at the beach and celebrate the 30th Annual Duke Kaha­na­moku Beach Challenge, a benefit for the Wai­kiki Community Center. Proceeds support programs and services for Wai­kiki visitors and residents. Story »

A recipe with an ingredient list a mile long and multilayered preparations does not scare me. I can spend a good portion of the day on a cake that makes sweet promises. Story »

Local boy Al Tomo­nari came home in 1997 to open Neiman Marcus at Ala Moana Center in September 1998. On Feb. 28 he will bid a fond aloha to the upscale store and call it a career. Story »

If you haven't yet noticed, the Brothers Cazimero are on an extended hiatus of sorts. Story »

Get ready for the 21st Annual Hono­lulu Festival, taking place Friday to March 8. Highlights include a grand parade in Waikiki, educational programs, the Friendship Party at the Hawai‘i Convention Center, a craft fair, workshops, performances and a Nagoya Fireworks show, which is dazzling every year.  Story »

Slack-key master and all-around entrepreneur George Kahumoku Jr. adds movie production to his resume with the release of these two double-disc packages. Story »

Aggression isn't something familiar to a lot of folks, so when confronted with a violent situation, many people don't know how to respond. Krav Maga, a self-defense system developed by the Israeli military, can help. Story »


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The Storm is Passing Over
African-American gospels and spirituals will fill the air as Windward Choral Society presents “The Storm is Passing Over” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John Vianney Parish on Keolu Drive. Read More »
OLGC Keiki Collect Slippers
Students from Our Lady of Good Counsel School (OLGC) in Pearl City collected 443 pairs of slippers for the Sisters of Saint Francis at Our Lady of Kea‘au to help the needy along the Leeward coast. Read More »