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COURTESY CATHERINE LAU
                                Kimie Miner in a Kini Zamora gown.

A new style award puts isle-inspired couture in the spotlight at this year’s Na Hoku ceremony

Updated on  May 27, 2016 at 8:36 pm

A new style award puts isle-inspired couture in the spotlight at this year’s Na Hoku ceremony

Updated on  May 27, 2016 at 8:36 pm

Briefs

Tour historic Manoa on annual walk June 11

Take a walk through the history and architecture of the College Hills area of Manoa on June 11. Read More
Updated on  May 24, 2016 at 1:29 am

On the Scene

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Choy-Beddow takes reins

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Updated on  May 25, 2016 at 9:27 pm
Mona Choy-Beddow, president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, was joined by board member Douglas Ho, left, and former president Eddie Flores Jr. in welcoming attendees to the installation banquet, the official start of Choy-Beddow’s term, May 19 at the Empress Restaurant. Read More

5 Things We Love

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Take fashionable beach throws beyond the sand

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Updated on  May 24, 2016 at 9:06 pm
Throw away your scraggly straw beach mat and replace it with a fashion statement. Read More

Five-0 Redux

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Sean sends his aloha to Five-0 fans

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Updated on  May 27, 2016 at 7:01 pm
It is no secret that I am a huge Christopher Sean fan and that I have very much enjoyed watching him play “Hawaii Five-0” series villain, Gabriel Waincroft. Read More

Garden Party

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                                George West has transformed the narrow spaces surrounding his home in Kapahulu into areas for multiple garden retreats. Pictured are the entryway garden and patio area.

Kapahulu man makes the most of the little area he has

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                                George West has transformed the narrow spaces surrounding his home in Kapahulu into areas for multiple garden retreats. Pictured are the entryway garden and patio area.

Updated on  May 2, 2016 at 1:16 am
Retiree George West doesn’t have a lot of yard at his Kapahulu home, but wherever he found an inch of space, he planted something green. Read More

Good Fit

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                                Bryan Clay stood at the finish line of the Fit4Fall 5K in his hometown of Glendora, Calif., last November, where more than 100 runners did early testing of PK Fitness.

Bryan Clay focuses on helping people stay fit

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                                Bryan Clay stood at the finish line of the Fit4Fall 5K in his hometown of Glendora, Calif., last November, where more than 100 runners did early testing of PK Fitness.
To earn the right to be called world’s greatest athlete, Olympic decathlon champion, Bryan Clay beat his rivals in the grueling 10-event competition held over two days. Read More

Health Options

Why Americans are fatter now

It is common knowledge that the average American now is heavier and has a higher body fat percentage than 50 years ago. Read More
Updated on  May 23, 2016 at 9:21 pm

Cranky Dad

Virtual tour goes to the soul of a home full of memories

Last month one of my neighbors put his home on the market for $885,000, and a horde of potential buyers arrived on a sunny Sunday, the only day he needed to find someone willing to make an offer on the house. Read More
Updated on  May 22, 2016 at 8:09 pm

Hawaii Gardens

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                                Orchid horticulturist Scot Mitamura impresses Noelle Sutherland and other Foster Botanical Garden visitors with a rare orchid plant on one of his educational tours.

Garden to offer free entry, a sale and ‘planting ideas’

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                                Orchid horticulturist Scot Mitamura impresses Noelle Sutherland and other Foster Botanical Garden visitors with a rare orchid plant on one of his educational tours.
Have you visited your local botanic garden lately? Walked through it and looked up at the towering and flowering trees, orchids, rare palms? Have a few plants follow you home? Read More

The Green Leaf

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                                Mother Laysan albatross Kaluahine raises her chick, Kaloakulua, on the north shore of Kauai.

An albatross chick takes off after its parents raise it up

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                                Mother Laysan albatross Kaluahine raises her chick, Kaloakulua, on the north shore of Kauai.

Updated on  May 9, 2016 at 1:08 am
With Mother’s Day still fresh on our minds, The Green Leaf pays homage to Laysan albatross moms, which typically hatch only one egg per year and travel up to 3,000 miles to gather food for their chicks. Read More

K-­Drama

Korean skin-care business gets a lift from K-dramas

The Korean cosmetics industry has been one of the biggest benefactors of K-drama and K-pop. Read More
Updated on  May 20, 2016 at 7:09 pm

Looking Back

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                                Mel Proctor calling a University of Hawaii basketball game for KGMB radio in 1974.

Veteran sportscaster adds new book to storied career

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                                Mel Proctor calling a University of Hawaii basketball game for KGMB radio in 1974.

Updated on  May 9, 2016 at 7:52 am
Veteran broadcaster Mel Proctor is calling University of Hawaii baseball games for a second straight season. Proctor’s career has been filled with calling NBA Finals, World Series and some of baseball’s historic moments. Read More

Show Biz

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                                Andy Bumatai

Bumatai pulls back curtain on his struggle with cancer

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                                Andy Bumatai

Updated on  May 22, 2016 at 1:23 am
Even though he’s undergoing painful treatment to combat cancer beneath his tongue, Andy Bumatai is a true champion. Read More

Wood Craft

COURTESY LINDA WONG
                                Danny Kaleikini, left, posed with Milton I, center, and Milton’s sister Leimomi Maldonado.

Honoring a hula luminary, touring Obama’s environs

COURTESY LINDA WONG
                                Danny Kaleikini, left, posed with Milton I, center, and Milton’s sister Leimomi Maldonado.

Updated on  May 26, 2016 at 9:38 pm
Hula dancer Milton I, 83, was honored with an I Ola Mau Ka Hula award on May 18 at a Hula Grill Waikiki luncheon. Read More

Tryouts

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                                Jiujitsu participants warm up during a co-ed jiujitsu class on April 19 at Gracie Barra in Kapolei.

People hit the mat to try Brazilian jiujitsu

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                                Jiujitsu participants warm up during a co-ed jiujitsu class on April 19 at Gracie Barra in Kapolei.

Updated on  May 2, 2016 at 8:55 pm
If you’re going to try Brazilian jiujitsu, prepare to get up close and personal during class. To practice this martial art, you have to be comfortable with someone invading your personal space as you’re grabbed by the shirt, pants or waist. Read More

Sunday Comics

Trouble in Paradise

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Trouble in Paradise

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Updated on  May 21, 2016 at 8:35 pm

nemu*nemu: Blue Hawaii

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nemu*nemu: Blue Hawaii

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Updated on  May 21, 2016 at 8:35 pm

Calabash

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Calabash

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Updated on  May 14, 2016 at 9:04 pm

Book Reviews

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Impact of isles’ steel guitar traced

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Updated on  May 20, 2016 at 6:45 pm
The history of Hawaiian music since 1778 is a story of Hawaiians adopting haole (non-Hawaiian) ways of making music and then adapting them into something uniquely Hawaiian. Read More

She Speaks

Desperate vanity saturates the facade that is Facebook

I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. So much so that it’s not even an app on my iPhone. I have to log in every time I’m feeling niele and want to snoop around to see if Ku‘uipo is still dating Junior Boy. Read More
Updated on  May 26, 2016 at 8:49 am