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Kaina helps out

Kaina helps out

Briefs

Wedding Cafe to host planning seminars

The Wedding Cafe is kicking off its free Wednesday Night Workshops at the Ward Warehouse at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Read More
Updated on  July 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm

On the Scene

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Kaina helps out

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John Berger’s On the Scene photos run throughout the week. Contact him at jberger@staradvertiser.com. Read More

5 Things We Love

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Harness gives older dogs a lift

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Updated on  July 26, 2016 at 6:38 pm
At 15 years old our poi dog still wants to be in on everything, but she has outlived coordination and stamina. Read More

Five-0 Redux

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Uncovering Kono Kalakaua

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Anyone who has even watched “Hawaii Five-0” knows that actress Grace Park, who plays Officer Kono Kalakaua, adds more to the team than just a touch of feminine beauty. Read More

Garden Party

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                                Roy Yamashiroya’s Salt Lake home features dozens of bonsai, including fruiting plants such as tangerine, Meyer lemon, calamansi, lime and starfruit trees. He uses aluminum wire to shape the plants.

Master gardener finds peace in meticulous care of bonsai trees

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                                Roy Yamashiroya’s Salt Lake home features dozens of bonsai, including fruiting plants such as tangerine, Meyer lemon, calamansi, lime and starfruit trees. He uses aluminum wire to shape the plants.
Roy Yamashiroya found a lifelong hobby after viewing a bonsai exhibit at Ala Moana Center more than 25 years ago. As he admired the intricate miniature plants, he knew he wanted to grow them. Read More

Good Fit

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                                First Insurance Co. of Hawaii President and CEO Jeff Shonka walks for exercise.Here he walks at Fort Ruger Park near Diamond Head.

Insurance CEO relies on walking to lose weight and gain health

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                                First Insurance Co. of Hawaii President and CEO Jeff Shonka walks for exercise.Here he walks at Fort Ruger Park near Diamond Head.

Updated on  July 25, 2016 at 9:26 pm
Hawaii Kai resident Jeff Shonka is well versed in risk management practices thanks to his role as president and chief executive officer of First Insurance Co. of Hawaii. But it didn’t dawn on him until last year that he needed to manage his own health to minimize the risks of age-related ailments. Read More

Health Options

Nutrient shortages inhibit social development in kids

Anyone who has watched a newborn develop into a toddler and then into a child knows how fast and amazing this happens when everything works right. Read More
Updated on  July 25, 2016 at 9:13 pm

Cranky Dad

Family’s mango-a-go-go finished by a chain saw

There are no mangoes this summer, at least where I live. Read More
Updated on  July 24, 2016 at 6:35 pm

Hawaii Gardens

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                                Po Hina Hina is a ground cover that should be trimmed for optimum growth performance and prevention of pest infestation.

Native pohinahina deftly veils ugly fences, even holds in eroding slopes

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL, MARCH 12, 2010
                                Po Hina Hina is a ground cover that should be trimmed for optimum growth performance and prevention of pest infestation.

Updated on  July 17, 2016 at 6:43 pm
Question: Can pohinahina be grown as a vine? I have an ugly chain-link fence and want to go native and xeric! Can it take strong wind and drought? — Mahalo, M.B.G., Hawaii Kai Read More

The Green Leaf

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                                The nonprofit organization Kupu Hawaii will begin bringing native plants to a burial ground on the west side of Hawaii island. Student interns pose for a photo at Kupu’s training facility at Kewalo Basin.

Youth volunteers to help restore Big Isle battlefield

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                                The nonprofit organization Kupu Hawaii will begin bringing native plants to a burial ground on the west side of Hawaii island. Student interns pose for a photo at Kupu’s training facility at Kewalo Basin.

Updated on  July 11, 2016 at 1:23 am
Dozens of youths from Kupu Hawaii, a Kakaako-based nonprofit, will be among the first volunteers to begin restoration work at the Kuamoo battlefield and burial grounds on the west side of Hawaii island. Read More

K-­Drama

Maintenance will interrupt Korean stations’ broadcasts

KBFD, KBS and Arirang will be off air from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Century Square, the building where the offices are located, will be conducting a scheduled maintenance that involves shutting down electrical power for all tenants. We ask for your kokua and understanding. Read More
Updated on  July 22, 2016 at 6:16 pm

Looking Back

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                                Bob Sevey delivered his final newscast on July 4, 1986.

Sevey was top TV newsman during his years with KGMB

COURTESY AJ MCWHORTER
                                Bob Sevey delivered his final newscast on July 4, 1986.

Updated on  July 15, 2016 at 7:10 pm
Thirty long years have passed since television journalist Bob Sevey bid his final aloha to island news viewers. With Sevey at the helm, KGMB News had become the most watched local television news station. This month we look back at Sevey and his career. Read More

Show Biz

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Ables Sayre will wow crowd with a turn at the Blue Note

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                                Loretta Ables Sayre

Updated on  July 22, 2016 at 6:14 pm
Loretta Ables Sayre, a noted island jazz stylist before she became a Tony-nominated Broadway star, finally will make her debut at Blue Note Hawaii this fall. Read More

Wood Craft

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                                Amy Schumer, left, posed with a friend and a little girl they met at A Cup of Tea in Kailua on Saturday.

Emmy-nominated actress Schumer pops in at Kailua tearoom

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                                Amy Schumer, left, posed with a friend and a little girl they met at A Cup of Tea in Kailua on Saturday.

Updated on  July 21, 2016 at 6:40 pm
Amy Schumer caused a whirl of excitement at A Cup of Tea in Kailua on Saturday. Read More

Tryouts

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                                Kimo Pestana prepares his throw during a lawn bowling session at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Lawn bowling offers more than just a workout

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                                Kimo Pestana prepares his throw during a lawn bowling session at Ala Moana Beach Park.
When Nancy Miller visited the Honolulu Lawn Bowls Club in Ala Moana Park for the first time nearly six years ago, she felt like she’d stumbled on an urban oasis. Now she and her husband, Ray Yourcheck, are regulars. Read More

Sunday Comics

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Trouble in Paradise

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Updated on  July 24, 2016 at 1:51 am

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Nemu*Nemu: Blue Hawaii

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Updated on  July 16, 2016 at 8:07 pm

CalabashSunday Comics

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Calabash

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Updated on  July 24, 2016 at 1:51 am

Book Reviews

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Murder most foul — and most fun

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Updated on  July 22, 2016 at 6:21 pm
Victoria Kneubuhl, one of Hawaii’s acclaimed playwrights, begins her latest murder mystery with exciting action set in Shanghai, where Honolulu native Ned Manusia rescues and escapes with his seriously injured British friend while duping the opposition at every turn. Read More

She Speaks

Keeping in touch with adult kids can be tough when “radio silence” hits

No matter how close you were to your kids when they were growing up, there will come a time of “radio silence.” Read More
Updated on  July 28, 2016 at 12:29 am

In the Lineup

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                                Rabbit Kekai poses with competitors in the inaugural Rabbit Kekai Gromboard Contest at Waikiki Beach. The surf legend’s wisdom lives on in those he taught, including the columnist.

Tide turns, and it’s time to teach ways of the waves

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                                Rabbit Kekai poses with competitors in the inaugural Rabbit Kekai Gromboard Contest at Waikiki Beach. The surf legend’s wisdom lives on in those he taught, including the columnist.

Updated on  July 8, 2016 at 6:27 pm
On a recent windy evening, when I checked Suis after work, the ocean was a choppy, baleful green, and there were seven people out. But I saw a set from shore, so I went. Read More