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Saturday, September 20, 2014         

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 Just poppin' through
Mary Poppins, that magical English nanny with the mysterious ability to fly, first appeared as the title character in P.L. Travers' children's book in 1934. A series of sequels followed, and then came the iconic Disney movie starring Julie Andrews in 1964.  Story »
Make your own scary movie in the annual Halloween Video Contest sponsored by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Hawaii News Now. Entries must not exceed 5 minutes and must comprise original content that has not appeared elsewhere.  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 »

For Friday, September 19, 2014
'The Gifted' • 'Iceman' • University of Hawaii vs. Colorado • Royal Shakespeare Company: 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' • 'David Bowie Is' • National Theatre Live: 'Medea'
Several individuals and groups devoted to social justice issues will be honored at The Interfaith Alliance Hawaii's 12th annual Community Awards celebration and banquet. The event will feature the theme "Transformation to a Better World" and the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy. Story »

The Catholic Diocese of Hono­lulu has named Kristin Leandro as director of its safe-environment and charter compliance program, which is responsible for overseeing adults who have frequent contact with minors and investigating child abuse allegations, among other duties. Story »

Columns
You could say that Errol and Nancy Rubin aren't afraid of heights, given that their garden is basically a straight climb up more than 125 steps. Their multilevel home in Enchanted Lake, Kailua, is right up against a large hillside.  Story »

People have a lot of food fears. MSG, aspartame, sugar, trans fats and GMO foods are just a few that are high on many peoples' lists of concerns. Some popular food fears are quite legitimate and deserving of careful attention. Story »

It's time again for the Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival, the true foodie extravaganza that spans six days and three islands. The list of participating chefs is incredible and impressive. Story »

 On the Scene


Gordy Hoffman, an award-winning screenwriter, an instructor at the University of California at Los Angles film school and founder of the popular BlueCat Screenplay Competition, says he's passionate about inspiring storytellers and will be on Oahu this week to lead four workshops. Story »

Last month we looked back at the Hawaiians' inaugural football season of 1974, and several readers wrote to tell me of their fondness for the team and the mementos they still have to this day. Story »

While we are all familiar with the mushrooms we find in our grocery stores, I hear concern from home gardeners surrounding mushrooms and other fungi in our backyards.  Story »

Bromeliads are interesting, diverse and unusual plants with varieties ranging from the wispy Spanish moss to the huge Vriesea imperialis to the one edible bromeliad: the pineapple. Story »

Kim Springer never thought adopting a dog was going to help lower her cholesterol and get her into better shape.  Story »

Knee Deep Brewing Co. has built its brand on big, bold, incredibly hop-forward beers. The tiny brewery located in Auburn, Calif., in the Sierra Nevada foothills has quickly captured the hearts of hop-loving craft beer enthusiasts around the country. Story »

Certain food cravings and memories that endure over time cannot be sated, for whatever reason -- a restaurant closure, for example, or the passing of a generation of cooks who held the family's secret recipes. Story »

The plate lunches at Rainbow Drive-In fall firmly in the category of not-broke-don't-fix. Change is unnecessary for purposes of taste or economics (Rainbow already moves 1,600 to 1,800 plate lunches every day, thank you very much). But growth, that's OK.  Story »

When the first large wave of Portuguese immigrants arrived in 1878, they brought a distinctive cuisine that bears Mediterranean influences and incorporates a variety of spices such as chilies, coriander, cinnamon and saffron.  Story »

As a child, I ate sheets of teriyaki-flavored nori by the dozens. Green flecks lived in my teeth. I'd try to get non-Japanese friends to eat some, but I think they assumed I was crazy to eat stuff that was considered fish food.  Story »

Excellent performances by the late James Gandolfini, in his final role, and by Tom Hardy give "The Drop," a violent, dark, crime drama, a knockout punch.  Story »

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the latest actor entering the comic-character film derby. The Hawaii celeb will play the somewhat villainous Black Adam in "Shazam," the DC Entertainment property.  Story »

Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo are back together 11 years after their big hit drama "Stairway to Heaven." The duo stars in the new drama "Temptation." "Stairway to Heaven" took Kwon to superstardom in Japan.  Story »

Download-only releases are the way many people buy music these days but the traditional hard-copy CD still gives an artist's work an additional level of credibility. Story »

Imagine a Waikiki with considerably fewer coconut palm trees. If the coconut rhinoceros beetle, a native of Southeast Asia, establishes a population in Waikiki, that could become a very real scenario, according to Rob Curtiss, acting plant pest control branch manager for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.  Story »


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RECIPE: Papalua's Fudge and Coconut Mele Mac Cake
Who doesn’t like cake? Who doesn’t like sweets? Try this recipe - Papalua's fudge and coconut mele mac cake with coconut swiss meringue buttercream. At the next party, let them eat cake Read More »
 
Times Shop And Score Kickoff
Community members gathered at Times Supermarket in Mililani Sept. 3 to kick off the 14th annual Times Shop and Score campaign. Read More »
 

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