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Saturday, October 25, 2014         

Features

 A mishmash of of family fun and news
Ghostly ancestors inspired two young storytellers to prizewinning glory in the Star-Advertiser's first Halloween Fiction Contest for keiki. 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 »

Though Michel’s may be small in size, its food looms large in popularity and reputation. Impeccable is the operative word at Michel’s, which boasts classic tableside service, high-quality ingredients.   Story »

With the recent spate of attempted child abductions reported in the news, Aileen Deese thinks now is a good time to remind parents of ways to keep their children safe. 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 »

For Friday, October 24, 2014
'Happy New Year' • 'Ouija' • 'The Trial' • University of Hawaii vs. Nevada • Shakespeare's Globe: 'The Tempest' • Hana Hou Picture Show: 'Army of Darkness' • 'Dial M for Murder 3D'
Should Christians celebrate Halloween or not? One controversial view is that Halloween customs pay homage to the devil and glorify superstitious pagan rituals, thereby opening a gateway to hell, a perusal of Christian websites reveals. Story »

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be in Hawaii Nov. 1 through 21, visiting at least 13 parishes on Oahu and one on the Big Island, according to the Hawaii Catho­lic Herald. 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 »

Although lager-style beers are the most popular in the world, they have gotten a bad rap in the craft beer world and have largely been ignored by U.S. craft drinkers. Of the many lager styles, the most popular is the pale lager.  Story »

Today's restaurants can feel like TV productions with the dominant mindset that it's the high concept that sells. So we have "channels" delivering the "all-day breakfast" or touting "all organic all the time," and while those are great ideas, food in the service of a concept can feel rather soulless. 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 »

Halloween is a yearly celebration observed in several countries around the world.Although it is a common belief that Halloween originated from the Christian observance of All Hallows' Eve (the day before All Hallows' Day Feast), some historians maintain that Halloween has roots in Celtic harvest festivals, a celebration of the close of harvest season. 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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Paradise Cove’s Crab Fest
There’s something for everyone at Paradise Cove’s Crab Fest, taking place Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the establishment’s Ocean Garden. More photos »
 
RECIPE: Anuhea's Beef Poke Papaya
In honor of her first job at Mama’s Fish House, she made us her version of beef poke in a papaya — very ono! Read More »
 

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