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Halloween prankster turns family home into house of horror

Halloween prankster turns family home into house of horror

Things We Love

4 Things We Love

Updated on  October 21, 2017 at 6:16 pm
A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat. Read More

She Speaks

Halloween prankster turns family home into house of horror

The Oct. 31 holiday was always a big deal in my family, but not so much for my husband, Jim, when he was a lad. I suspect he’s making up for lost time with a never-ending series of Halloween pranks. Read More

In the Lineup

Disasters remind surfers we’re not alone

Updated on  October 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm
For many Hawaii residents, the volcano-spewn gases and particles known as vog bring asthma, coughing, headaches, skin rashes and irritated eyes, but our local haze was overshadowed by the thick, toxic black smoke that blackened California skies and rained ash as far south as San Francisco Bay. Read More

Five-0 Redux

Protecting their ʻohana gives ‘Five-0’ a stronger purpose

In Hawaiʻi, the word ʻohana often refers to more than just belonging to or being in a family. It can also mean having trusted friends and deep relationships with people you spend most of your time with. The same people who share your joys and your sorrows on a regular basis. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with John Landovsky

Updated on  October 22, 2017 at 6:02 pm
John Landovsky retired as owner and director of Hawaii State Ballet last month. He plans to split his time between Honolulu and Asheville, N.C., enjoying the change of seasons and participating in tennis and pickle ball tournaments. Read More

Garden Party

Garden surprises abound at Windward home

Updated on  September 10, 2017 at 5:54 pm
“A garden should be fun, have secret places and surprises around the corner,” says retired nurse Elizabeth Keller. Although a banyan tree towers over her 1.5-acre property, there are many other sights to behold in her garden. Read More

Hawaii Gardens

Unthirsty ‘ZZ’ plants easy to grow indoors

Updated on  October 22, 2017 at 5:47 pm
The “ZZ” plant, also known as Zanzibar Gem, is related to the kalo (taro) plant. Even though a recent addition to our Hawaii nursery trade, they have become widely used in interiorscapes. Read More


Bowl of bibimbap great complement to K-dramas

The Korean dish bibimbap, which literally means mixed rice, is getting a lot of traction for its versatility, ease of making, health benefits, scalability and taste. Read More

Rearview Mirror

Some of isles’ best players took on Harlem Globetrotters

Updated on  October 19, 2017 at 9:55 pm
When I was young my parents took my brother and me to see the Harlem Globetrotters. I had never seen the combination of basketball and humor before, and it was exhilarating. Read More


Traveling exhibit brings animation magic to Bishop Museum

Updated on  October 21, 2017 at 6:14 pm
“Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels” features 19 interactive components that explore animation, from early hand-drawn works to the latest computer-generated imagery used in such Hollywood blockbusters as Disney’s “Moana.” Read More

Show Biz

Kahele to bring holiday gifts of music, Niihau shell lei

Kuana Torres Kahele, the acclaimed Hawaiian singer, composer, musician, educator and lei maker, will stage “Kuana’s Winter Wonderland” Dec. 8-10 at the Hawaii Theatre. Read More

Wood Craft

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood says ‘aloha’

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 11:05 pm
Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood, approaching his 86th birthday, recalls his colorful newspaper career as he steps back from his regular column. Read More

Book Reviews

Hokule‘a voyage shines bright in new book

Updated on  October 8, 2017 at 4:48 pm
“Malama Honua: Hokule‘a — A Voyage of Hope,” by Jennifer Allen, includes color photos and thoughtful looks at stops on the voyage and waters in between, plus a capsule history of the Hokule‘a. Read More