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Tuesday, October 21, 2014         

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 Taking his pick
At dawn several times a week, retired attorney David Larsen walks along the Waikiki shoreline to get exercise. He walks from Kaimana Beach past the Natatorium, all the way to the shore fronting the Duke Kahanamoku statue and back, greeting others with a "good morning" along the way.  Story »
Tabitha Fernandez was sick and tired of being overweight and feeling sluggish. So when her employer, ALTRES Staffing, started a free corporate wellness program that involved working out while at work, she jumped at the opportunity to make a change. Story »

Make no bones about it: Taylor Turansky loves skeletons. Her hobby is fashioning elaborate handmade costumes for them. She finds inspiration from the Mexican Day of the Dead festival, or Dia de los Muertos. Story »

Everywhere Jean Higgins looked from her spot near the outdoor screen at Sunset on the Beach, she could see people. A sea of faces stretched before her.  Story »

Make your own scary movie in the annual Halloween Video Contest sponsored by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Hawaii News Now; or spin your most haunting tale of horror and the supernatural in the our annual Halloween Fiction Contest. Story »

Walt Disney Studios will turn to the world of ancient Polynesian navigators for its next animated feature. The story takes place in Oceania where Moana — "a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors' quest" — sets sail for a fabled island.  Story »

Best Fall Fair: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Ewa Community Church, 91-1258 Renton Road, with crafts, baked goods, food, rummage sale, collectibles and more. Call 681-3471 or email ewacommchurch@gmail.com. Story »

For Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The American Lung Association is hosting Hono­lulu's inaugural Lung Force Walk on Nov. 16 on Magic Island as part of a national campaign to raise awareness about lung cancer as the No. 1 cancer killer of women in the U.S.
The Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, national president of the Interfaith Alliance and a strong advocate of the separation of church and state, is urging the local interfaith community to continue to pursue religious freedom for people of all faiths. Story »

A new edition of the Hawaiian-English language New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs is now available. This marks the first time the bilingual Bible includes the modern Hawaiian text alongside New American Standard English text and that Psalms and Proverbs appear in a bilingual format. Story »

Columns
Ruth Edgar's fascination withteapots began when she purchased a tea set for her daughter nearly two decades ago. "I've always loved teacups. They are one of the most beautiful things," she said. Story »

The push to eat only "pure, clean and healthy foods" is everywhere. The message implies that to do anything else is harmful to your health and even to the environment. As these concepts infiltrate national dietary guidelines, some experts are questioning this rather elitist approach to nutrition and health. Story »

We haven't discussed chardonnay in this column in a while. Recently we've run across a few that warrant a mention.  Story »

 On the Scene


Jesse Cudworth, a 21-year-old filmmaker from Kauai, didn't make the final cut for the HBO reality series "Project Greenlight," but he's OK with that. He's measuring success with a story that would make a Hollywood director jealous. Story »

During the 1980s and '90s, network news was predominantly covered by male anchors Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw. Ted Turner's Cable News Network was launched in 1980, followed by CNN2 in 1982, which became CNN Headline News.  Story »

A Chinese yellow swallowtail laid her eggs on my lemon tree, and now I have fat little green caterpillars voraciously eating the leaves on their way to becoming beautiful butterflies. Story »

Hummingbirds, while amazing, are very aggressive for their small size. If they were brought to Hawaii this would be another nail in the extinction coffin for our rare native Hawaiian birds. Story »

Tabitha Fernandez was sick and tired of being overweight and feeling sluggish. So when her employer, ALTRES Staffing, started a free corporate wellness program that involved working out while at work, she jumped at the opportunity to make a change. Story »

Knee Deep Brewing Co. has built its brand on big, bold, incredibly hop-forward beers. The tiny brewery located in Auburn, Calif., in the Sierra Nevada foothills has quickly captured the hearts of hop-loving craft beer enthusiasts around the country. Story »

Just 100 years ago in Hawaii, everyone was well acquainted with the idea of living off the land, whether by fishing, farming or maintaining an ample backyard garden. Story »

I have two close friends and a brother-in-law who are gluten sensitive, so the world of baked goods is a minefield for them. Any type of wheat or wheat byproduct lurking in a muffin or a cookie could touch off symptoms from a stuffy nose to serious indigestion. Story »

Join the thousands of runners and walkers this weekend at the 20th Annual Komen Hawaii Race for the Cure on Sunday at Kapiolani Park. Up to 75 percent of funds raised in Hawaii stays here to support local breast cancer programs through educational outreach, while 25 percent is designated for research.  Story »

My daughter knows that in our family, food is an expression of love. The other night I made a stew, and she praised the meal between each spoonful. Her proclamations were almost comical, with long sighs as if she was experiencing new levels of flavor. Story »

One of the most memorable celebrations of 2014 was held Feb. 8 for Kieko "Sally" Matsu­kawa Ken­dig for her 90th birthday. Niece Sooz Miri­ki­tani and husband Richard Miri­ki­tani threw the extravaganza that saluted Sally's volunteer work with the USO during World War II. Story »

KoAloha Ukulele, one of the state's prolific producers of the four-string instrument, will be on the move — from Kalihi to Kakaako — as the company heads into its second decade of operations. Story »

Low-budget, no-frills airlines in South Korea are a booming business, enjoying double-digit growth year to year, with heated competition resulting in route expansions. South Korean travelers may soon have a new option. Story »

"Kahelelani Niihau (Music for the Hawaiian Islands Vol. 2)" • "Tainted Love" • "Salsa in Paradise" • "Good Thing" Story »

Acool meeting space, fast Wi-Fi, organic, fair-trade coffee, networking, yoga and a healthy organic salad made of local produce. It would be hard to find all of the above in one place, but that's exactly what ProtoHUB Honolulu aims to do. Story »


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Standing With Abused Keiki
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