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Maui songwriter Kalani Pe‘a nominated for Grammy

Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 4:28 pm

Maui songwriter Kalani Pe‘a nominated for Grammy

Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 4:28 pm

5 Things We Love

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                                Chinese zodiac clock.

Hawaii-style gifts abound for mainland friends and family

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                                Chinese zodiac clock.

Updated on  December 4, 2016 at 9:56 am
Honolulu Star-Advertiser staffers share their favorite made-in-Hawaii gifts in this special 5 Things We Love roundup. Read More

She Speaks

Giving thanks for most exceptional Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving took Star-Advertiser columnist Celia Downes to Virginia and New York this year, making for a holiday to truly cherish — plus a surprise. Read More

In the Lineup

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                                They’re not rideable waves, but these gifts are sure to put a smile on your favorite surfer’s face this holiday season.

Best gifts for surfers offer memorable experiences

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                                They’re not rideable waves, but these gifts are sure to put a smile on your favorite surfer’s face this holiday season.

Updated on  December 4, 2016 at 9:57 am
Surfers are experientialists, so give your favorite wave rider something to look forward to, from a pass to go surfing on Christmas Day to a rental close to a favorite break. Read More

Five-0 Redux

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Saying aloha ʻoe to Hawaiian actor and director Keo Woolford

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Updated on  December 2, 2016 at 11:40 pm
It’s been a tough week for “Hawaii Five-0.” On Monday, November 28 we all received the shocking news of actor Keo Woolford’s untimely passing. Read More

On the Scene

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                                Philanthropist Douglas Ho.

On the Scene with Douglas K.T. Ho

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                                Philanthropist Douglas Ho.
Philanthropist Douglas K.T. Ho, 73, is a Vietnam War combat veteran and lifelong coin collector whose cherished memories include time spent hanging out with Muhammad Ali. Read More

Garden Party

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                                Aucello’s children — Isabella, 12, and Luca, 10 — with the family’s chickens.

Array of food grows in ever-changing garden

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                                Aucello’s children — Isabella, 12, and Luca, 10 — with the family’s chickens.
When the Aucellos moved into their Wilhelmina Rise home, the backyard was a jumbled mess. Now their 5,000-square-foot yard boasts Swiss chard, a variety of lettuces, kale, eggplant, garlic, aloe and more. Read More

Health Options

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                                Fruit salad is a healthy option for those looking to keep the extra pounds off this holiday season.

Keep holiday weight gain at bay with calorie-shunning tips

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                                Fruit salad is a healthy option for those looking to keep the extra pounds off this holiday season.
It doesn’t matter if you’re the host or just a guest — there are ways to enjoy delicious treats without padding on extra pounds this holiday season. Read More

Hawaii Gardens

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                                The brown and tattered fronds of these coconut trees reflect damage by alien beetle grubs.

Browning coconut fronds caused by alien beetles

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                                The brown and tattered fronds of these coconut trees reflect damage by alien beetle grubs.

Updated on  November 19, 2016 at 4:48 pm
When coconut fronds yellow and brown before drying up, the coconut palm is reabsorbing and reusing nutrients. Brown and tattered midtree fronds are a different story. Read More

Tryouts

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                                Noreen Okikawa, foreground, Judy Layfield, Jory Cummins and Rosalynn Wong go through a medicine ball routine during Damon Trevor’s boot-camplike workout at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Team Move workouts take fitness outdoors

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                                Noreen Okikawa, foreground, Judy Layfield, Jory Cummins and Rosalynn Wong go through a medicine ball routine during Damon Trevor’s boot-camplike workout at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Updated on  October 3, 2016 at 11:45 pm
Beach boot camps were trending nearly a decade ago, but the outdoor workouts seemed to disappear as more and more people moved indoors for gym memberships or Zumba and mixed martial arts classes. Read More

The Green Leaf

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                                The IUCN decided to use recyclable cardboard furnishings for its pavilions at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Fixtures used at convention reused by school in Manoa

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                                The IUCN decided to use recyclable cardboard furnishings for its pavilions at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Updated on  October 9, 2016 at 7:28 pm
Sister Joan of Arc Souza, head of Saint Francis School in Manoa, is thrilled with the newest addition to her classrooms. Read More

K-­Drama

‘Blue Sea’ and ‘Midnight Diner’ make Hawaii debuts

Two highly anticipated Korean television series now air in Hawaii. Read More

Fernandez emerged from WWII leading morale efforts in U.S.

E.K. Fernandez kept his circus tents open during World War II by mortgaging his personal property and borrowing money; he also helped with fundraising and entertained 7,000 people a day for six months. Read More

Briefs

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                                Christmas lights along Namoku St. in Kaneohe.

Share your holiday home lights with Star-Advertiser readers

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                                Christmas lights along Namoku St. in Kaneohe.
All over the island, residents will soon be lighting up the night with their outdoor Christmas displays and the Star-Advertiser Sunday Magazine will run a listing of the best and brightest. Read More

Show Biz

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                                Karen Keawehawaii at the 37th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival in 2014.

KSSK posse’s ‘Madame Flower’ a hit with audiences

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                                Karen Keawehawaii at the 37th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival in 2014.

Updated on  December 4, 2016 at 12:14 pm
Karen Keawehawai‘i — a singer by trade — has become a magnet on KSSK’s live broadcasts, promotional treks to Las Vegas and ocean cruises. Read More

Wood Craft

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                                Hale Rowland.

Leed wows gathering of ex-Hawaiian Air hostesses

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                                Hale Rowland.

Updated on  November 29, 2016 at 12:11 am
Koa‘e Kea, a group of former Hawaiian Airlines DC-3 hostesses, stewardesses and flight attendants, held a 20th-anniversary dinner party at the Ala Moana Hotel on Nov. 12. Read More

Tryouts

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                                Noreen Okikawa, foreground, Judy Layfield, Jory Cummins and Rosalynn Wong go through a medicine ball routine during Damon Trevor’s boot-camplike workout at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Team Move workouts take fitness outdoors

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Noreen Okikawa, foreground, Judy Layfield, Jory Cummins and Rosalynn Wong go through a medicine ball routine during Damon Trevor’s boot-camplike workout at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Updated on  October 3, 2016 at 11:45 pm
Beach boot camps were trending nearly a decade ago, but the outdoor workouts seemed to disappear as more and more people moved indoors for gym memberships or Zumba and mixed martial arts classes. Read More

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Updated on  October 19, 2016 at 7:51 pm

Calabash

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Calabash

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Updated on  October 15, 2016 at 8:37 pm

Book Reviews

Hawaii books offer local spirit in gift form

Satisfy the special bookworm in your life with these gift ideas by local authors. Read More

Deal Me In

Discounts available at Shangri La, Buffalo Wild Wings

Score free admission to Doris Duke’s oceanside estate and save 50 percent off traditional wing orders at Buffalo Wild Wings. Read More
Updated on  November 12, 2016 at 5:28 pm