Wednesday, April 01, 2015         


 Fundraiser for Meals on Wheels combines pottery, hearty soups
When Poni Askew of Street Grindz was asked if she could find someone to provide a soup for this year's Empty Bowl fundraiser, she had a dilemma. "I have a network of 175 vendors behind me," said the Street Grindz co-founder and creative director. "How would I manage that … without creating a tricky situation of a weird competition?" Story »
Festive crowns feature flowers of spring • Newman's candy benefits charity • Styrofoam eggs offer ideal painter's canvas • Playful pastries perfect for holiday • Spruce up with pillows Story »

 Success in karate requires discipline in body and mind 
While his job as Mid-Pacific Institute's chief innovation officer helps students incorporate ever-changing technology into their education, Brian Dote expands his own mind — and body — with an old-school discipline: the martial art of karate. Story »
Never mind the bucket list. Shirfeir Sunada has a "honey-do list" — for herself. The multifaceted artist, whose recently discovered love of quilting will be featured in an exhibition in May, says she retired after 37 years with a plan to do all the things she never had time for. Story »

For Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Ward Village will host a monthly Courtyard Brunch with dishes incorporating farm-to-table ingredients prepared by local chefs • Pick up a lily plant to support Easter Seals Hawaii while shopping for groceries
The Baha'i Community of the Hawaiian Islands this week commemorated the 100th anniversary of a historic meeting between Queen Liliuokalani and the U.S. delegation of Baha'is. Story »

The Honolulu Chamber Music Series will pre­sent New York Polyphony in concert at 7:30 p.m. March 28 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew.  Story »


 Cancer survivor honors those dear to her with lovely garden
When kumu hula ‘Iwalani Walsh Tseu walks around her garden on a sprawling property in Ewa Beach, she feels blessed. The garden, which she named Pu‘u­ho­nua o Hono­uli­uli, was envisioned as a gathering place for cancer survivors as well as a gift for her daughters and grandchildren. Story »

The recent tropical cyclone devastation in Vanuatu demonstrated the vulnerability of living on islands. With Hawaii being the most geographically isolated islands in the world, clearly we are vulnerable to similar natural disasters. Story »

Over the years, the pinot noir grape variety has garnered quite a reputation and following in Burgundy, France, and is now booming in both Cali­for­nia and Oregon as well. What most wine lovers do not know, however, is that pinot noir is also the patriarch to a family of other pinot grape varieties. Story »

 On The Scene: Sedaka returns

The menacing scowl that made Jason Momoa a star is on full display these days, and — furrowed brow notwithstanding — the Hawaii-born actor couldn't be happier. Looking mean never felt so good.  Story »

During the 1950s Arthur Godfrey was one of the most popular personalities on both radio and television.  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 »

Q: My parents' tangerine tree, which fruits faithfully every New Year, is looking very sick. What can we do? It seems to be dying and I can't tell why. Story »

Jennifer Metz Kane has been shopping without plastic bags for more than three years, and it's not because she's getting ready for the plastic bag ban that begins July 1. It's part of a journey she began in 2010. Story »

 Success in karate requires discipline in body and mind 
While his job as Mid-Pacific Institute's chief innovation officer helps students incorporate ever-changing technology into their education, Brian Dote expands his own mind — and body — with an old-school discipline: the martial art of karate. Story »

Over the past two years, we have seen beers from dozens of new and exciting breweries come to Hawaii, offering endless choices from practically every corner of the globe. But one U.S. state in particular has really increased its presence here. Story »

With its exceptional quality, presentation and service, Sushi Ginza Onodera has become a trusted destination for sushi aficionados in spite of its $160- to $250-per-person omakase dinners. Story »

When it comes to the pursuit of meatloaf, there are certain truths that I hold to be self-evident. Among these: Must add a good amount of liquid (usually milk, for moistness) and something acidic (often tomatoes, to brighten up the flavor). Failure to do so leads to a big, brown blob. Story »

On Sunday, after all the Easter baskets have been assembled and the eggs have been hidden and found, it will be time to celebrate with a family brunch. Whether you like sweet or savory dishes, there is sure to be something for everyone. Story »

My father is an adventurous foodie, but there are a few classic foods he can never pass up on. If you take him to an ice cream parlor, he will always order vanilla. If there is a pork chop that promises to be perfect, he will get it. If there is bread pudding on the dessert menu, he has eyes for nothing else.  Story »

Author Graham "Sandy" Salisbury, who has island roots, will be inducted as an honorary member into the 100th Battalion Veterans organization May 5 at the 100th clubhouse. Salisbury will be joining a list of only 25 other honorees. Story »

Hawaii actress Janel Parrish ("Pretty Little Liars," "Dancing With the Stars") happily has gone to the dogs — with her adorable pooch pup Kleo. Story »

Steak lovers are celebrating the opening of Wolfgang's Steakhouse in Seoul. The restaurant, which opened Monday, is located in the pricey neighborhood of Chungdam-dong. It has two floors and can hold up to 200 people. Story »

"On budget and on schedule." No, we're not talking about the Honolulu rail project but about Kuana Torres Kahele and his almost unprecedented commitment to record and release six full-length albums — each one a collection of new songs about a different Hawaiian island — over a three-year period starting in 2014.  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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