Sunday, March 01, 2015         


 Personality & Process
On a sunny afternoon, Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi, a married couple from the frozen Midwest, were hanging a large abstract canvas brushed with red-and-blue shapes outside the gallery of the Honolulu Museum Art School.  Story »
The state Capitol building will be in the spotlight Friday during the seventh annual Art at the Capitol event.  Story »

Rick and Susan Jackson live high on a hill. From their windows you can see all the way from Koko Head to Wai­kiki. What distinguishes them from their Wai­alae Nui neighbors is that the panorama vies for the couple's attention with their collection of 5,000 books.  Story »

For Thursday, February 26, 2015
Women's summit promotes well-being • Kakaako urban vibe pops up in Waikiki • Nordstrom to unveil Moschino collection • Free gifts await at Lanikai bath shop
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 »

 'Rooms' with a view
Bob Eddinger and Dr. Rodney Powell love spending just as much time in their garden as they do indoors, so they've created dozens of outdoor "rooms," as they call them, to enjoy the views from the hillside behind their home atop Tantalus. 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 »

For a change of pace, I thought I'd recommend some Beaujolais for Valentine's Day this year. Beaujolais is a region in France at the southern tip of Burgundy, home of the gamay noir grape variety. 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 »

Q: Why are some of my mango flowers turning dark? A: According to University of Hawaii at Manoa plant pathologist specialist Scot Nelson, the symptoms you see are caused by a fungus that first appears as a white powder on the flowers and eventually alters infected flowers. 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 »

 Acrobat hones strength to perform dizzying routine 
When Tyce Nielsen does a pullup, effortlessly rising and falling like a fitness metronome, the muscles in his arms look as if they are going to burst through his skin. But Nielsen's real strength isn't in his mango-size biceps. It's in his hands. 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 »

The new year is already shaping up to be like the last, with the trending of the Japanese restaurant. Rijo has opened in the long-shuttered Palomino space in downtown Honolulu, and elsewhere there's teppanyaki for the high-earner crowd. Story »

It's been a good season for lilikoi, judging from the bags of fruit I've been given in the last couple of months by my suppliers, who at this time of year are my very best friends. Story »

Lavender, known for its healing and calming properties, is commonly used in body care products. But did you know that lavender also can be used for cooking? 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 »


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To spread the word and the fun, Bay View plans an introductory FootGolf tournament at 10 a.m. March 26 with lunch and prizes. Read More »
RECIPE: Seared ahi poke salad
Try this great recipe for a salad with seared poke and lilikoi vinaigrette. Read More »