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                                In this May 25, 2016 photo, members of the running group “November Project” run up and down the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington.

Fitness buffs are turning iconic public spaces into popular new workout sites

Updated on  August 23, 2016 at 12:41 am

Fitness buffs are turning iconic public spaces into popular new workout sites

Updated on  August 23, 2016 at 12:41 am

Briefs

Police to perch for Special Olympics

Off-duty law enforcement officers will spend three days atop 10-foot-tall scaffolds in shopping centers statewide to raise money for Special Olympics Hawaii. Read More
Updated on  August 22, 2016 at 7:24 pm

On the Scene

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                                Lorna Young, left, Sister Francis Cabrini, Sister Jovita Augustin, Sister Damien Lau and Lillian Siki at Waialae Country Club.

St. Francis nurses reunite

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                                Lorna Young, left, Sister Francis Cabrini, Sister Jovita Augustin, Sister Damien Lau and Lillian Siki at Waialae Country Club.

Updated on  August 22, 2016 at 7:22 pm
Lorna Young, left; Sisters Frances Cabrini Morishige, Jovita Augustin, Alicia Damien Lau, all of the Order of Saint Francis; and Lillian Saiki reminisced Thursday at the Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing Fellowship Reunion Luncheon at Waialae Country Club. Read More

5 Things We Love

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Website helps keep keiki thinking

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Updated on  August 16, 2016 at 5:01 pm
During the summer, my children’s learning or brain drain is all up to me. Before the new school year rolls around, I’m out of creative ways to challenge them. Read More

Five-0 Redux

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Kamekona and Flippa bring Hawaii to life for fans

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When the character of Kamekona, played by Hawaii actor Taylor Wily, debuted in the pilot episode of “Hawaii Five-0,” everyone remembered his character, even if they could not pronounce his name. Read More

Garden Party

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                                Impatiens are David Free’s personal passion. He has them all over the yard, including the front entry of his home in Kaneohe.

A Kaneohe man’s love for flowers is limited only by the space available in his yard

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                                Impatiens are David Free’s personal passion. He has them all over the yard, including the front entry of his home in Kaneohe.

Updated on  August 21, 2016 at 7:22 pm
David Free is obsessed with impatiens. Well, flowers in general, but he definitely loves his impatiens. Read More

Good Fit

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                                Yoga instructor Claudia Castor of the Still & Moving Center demonstrates a tree pose.

Yoga 101: A style for everyone, from relaxation to weight loss, with many benefits

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                                Yoga instructor Claudia Castor of the Still & Moving Center demonstrates a tree pose.

Updated on  August 15, 2016 at 8:52 pm
With so many types of yoga available, from the physically challenging to the spiritually empowering, beginners sometimes find the ancient practice intimidating. Read More

Health Options

Nutrition labels to undergo changes in next few years

If you don’t like change and also read food labels, get ready for a bumpy road ahead. In the next few years there are a series of new federal regulations that will be changing the face of nutrient information provided to consumers. Read More
Updated on  August 22, 2016 at 7:25 pm

Cranky Dad

Construction work builds character, not just buildings

The smell of fresh concrete jogs my memory whenever I catch a whiff of it in Kakaako, where high-rise construction is changing the landscape one floor at a time. Read More
Updated on  August 21, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Hawaii Gardens

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                                Blue plumbago, an island favorite in the 1950s and ’60s, can grow in a pot or as a hedge.

Retro hedge choice returns as a pest-resistant beauty

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                                Blue plumbago, an island favorite in the 1950s and ’60s, can grow in a pot or as a hedge.

Updated on  August 14, 2016 at 7:56 pm
Question: Can you tell me more about blue plumbago? Where can I get it? Read More

The Green Leaf

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                                The Inner Harbor Water Wheel, or Mr. Trash Wheel of Baltimore. Courtesy Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore.

Solar-powered water wheel might help clean up Ala Wai

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                                The Inner Harbor Water Wheel, or Mr. Trash Wheel of Baltimore. Courtesy Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore.

Updated on  August 7, 2016 at 7:04 pm
The Ala Wai Canal has for years been the butt of smelly-wastewater jokes, not to mention a collection point for cigarette butts and plastic litter that float in it before eventually flowing into the ocean. Read More

K-­Drama

Korean Festival to be held at Honolulu Hale grounds

The 15th annual Korean Festival will be held Friday night and Saturday at the Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds next to Honolulu Hale, a new location for the festival. Read More
Updated on  August 19, 2016 at 5:34 pm

Looking Back

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                                Brian Keith and Shelley Fabares starred in the early-1970s television series “The Brian Keith Show,” which was about pediatricians in Hawaii.

Star of ‘Brian Keith Show’ insisted it be produced here

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                                Brian Keith and Shelley Fabares starred in the early-1970s television series “The Brian Keith Show,” which was about pediatricians in Hawaii.

Updated on  August 13, 2016 at 9:32 pm
Last month’s death of Hollywood producer Garry Marshall brought back memories of the many hit television shows and movies he created or directed: “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley,” “Mork & Mindy,” “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries.” Read More

Show Biz

Marketplace, Queen Emma in spotlight at minipageant

A new show, embracing the storied history of the International Market Place and the rich legacy of Queen Emma, who once lived on the site, will debut at dusk Wednesday when the shopping, dining and entertainment destination previews its Waikiki reopening. Read More
Updated on  August 19, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Wood Craft

Death of longtime friend stirs childhood memories

The death of former Honolulu resident Mark Auerbach, 83, brought back a flood of memories, mostly of when we lived on Piikoi Street in Makiki back in 1930s and early ’40s. Read More
Updated on  August 18, 2016 at 6:43 pm

Tryouts

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                                Above, Yumi Kawai works out with a hula hoop.

Gymnastics-inspired class offers women a fun way to get in shape

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                                Above, Yumi Kawai works out with a hula hoop.
The origin of Shinogu Sato’s Fit Wahine class, which helps adults strengthen muscles and improve balance, is rooted in child’s play. Read More

Sunday Comics

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Trouble in Paradise

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Updated on  August 20, 2016 at 9:48 pm

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Nemu*Nemu: Blue Hawaii

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Updated on  August 13, 2016 at 6:36 pm

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Updated on  August 21, 2016 at 1:48 am

Book Reviews

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Culinary blogger navigates single-motherhood with sharp humor

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Updated on  August 14, 2016 at 4:57 pm
In her delightful new novel, “How to Party With an Infant,” Kaui Hart Hemmings brings her acerbic brand of humor to the pitfalls of modern parenthood and dealing with life’s crazy, unexpected hardships. Read More

She Speaks

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                                Kakaako was crowded with Pokemon fans during the Hawaii Pokémon GO Fest earlier this month.

Is game harmless diversion or a monstrous obsession?

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                                Kakaako was crowded with Pokemon fans during the Hawaii Pokémon GO Fest earlier this month.

Updated on  August 18, 2016 at 11:12 am
As if I need one more distraction. “Pokemon Go” came into my life unexpectedly as a download on my iPhone by my 10-year-old son. Read More

In the Lineup

Here’s to clean, calm waters for us and our ocean friends

It was a rare, uncrowded August evening, only three of us out at Suis, surfing beneath the ghost of a fat quarter moon. When the saffron sun cleared Barbers Point and touched down in the sea, I realized that the season was changing already, heading toward autumn’s dreamy days of glassy waves. Read More
Updated on  August 19, 2016 at 5:30 pm