Monday, April 21, 2014         


 Everything's coming up roses
What do Dick Clark, Coretta Scott King and Julia Child have in common? They all have roses named after them. Those colorful blooms and dozens more are on fragrant display at the Oahu Urban Garden Center's new rose garden, which celebrated its grand opening April 12.  Story »
5 Things We Love celebrates Earth Day, April 22, with this short list of things to help you embrace the green lifestyle. What are you loving this week?  Story »

Question: What plants can we grow to help save our native Kamehameha butterfly, or pulelehua, for our moopuna (future generations)? It's so pretty and becoming rare. -- MK, Kalihi Story »

Celebrate the season with craft fairs, egg hunts, flower shows and other family-friendly activities • Craft & Gift Fairs • Egg Hunts • Spring Pictures • Arts & Crafts • Events • and more Story »

For Friday, April 18, 2014
Also opening Friday • For complete movie listings and schedules, see Friday's TGIF section. • Special screenings

Manoa Valley Church, a United Church of Christ congregation, is inviting the public to take part in a multisensory Experience Easter program. Story »

For years James Au refrained from taking part in a Chinese ancestor veneration ritual held in graveyards during annual Ching Ming festivals because he felt it conflicted with his Christian beliefs. Story »

When asked about our most favorite foods, many of us in the U.S. do not include vegetables. However, people in many other parts of the world do. Why are we different in this respect? Story »

Personal trainer Chris Ranes is no quitter and practices what he preaches. The owner of Fitness Ranes gym spends countless hours encouraging clients with gentle admonishments such as "Don't quit," "Push harder" and "You've got this." Story »

One of the most influential "wine minds" of our time is Kermit Lynch, a prominent importer based in Berkeley, Calif. Lynch began his career with a small specialty shop, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant. Story »

 On the Scene

Given America's insatiable appetite for everything related to food, from reality cooking shows to the social media obsession of making each meal a photo op, the idea of creating a new food program on TV is daunting, to say the least. Story »

This week KITV turns 60 years old. The station has had three call letter changes over the years, but always remained an ABC affiliate. This month, we look back at the history of the station. Story »

Studies have found that home gardeners are apt to apply more pesticides than farmers or landscapers and with the National Garden Association reporting that 85 million U.S. households engage in home gardening, the collective misuse of pesticides is an issue of growing concern.  Story »

Author Bill McKibben calls himself an unlikely activist. McKibben, 53, of Vermont, would rather stay home and watch bees make honey than burn up jet fuel traveling around the world to build a climate movement. Story »

Shopping for beers is fun, but it can be intimidating for a newbie. With the number of new craft beers growing rapidly and the variety of different styles available (there are 138 beer styles encompassing subcategories, according to the Brewers Association), finding a beer that suits your tastes can be daunting. Story »

The first time I visited Nagomi Teppan restaurant in early January, it was a work in progress. The dining room was finished but the lounge was still under construction. So I made plans to return when the work was expected to be complete, in three weeks time.  Story »

We never had peanut butter coffee cake in any of the school cafeterias in any of the three institutions of my public school career. I want my money back. Story »

Traditionally, painted eggs were given during Easter to celebrate spring because they signify rebirth and fertility. We continue the tradition today with egg dyeing. Story »

These days, we rarely encounter our food outside of four walls. At the grocery store, fruits are always in season, and vegetables have barely a scratch on them. Story »

The Hawaii Youth Symphony, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has received a well-deserved Na Hoku Hanohano award nomination for its "He Makana O Na Mele" concert album.  Story »

Deedee Magno Hall, a Los Angeles-based singer-actress who is the wife of homegrown Broadway actor Cliffton Hall, will join the cast of Johnson Enos' "Honu by the Sea" when the show participates in a Capitol Hill Ocean Week celebration in Washington, D.C., this summer. Story »

Korean celebrity Ricky Kim ("Law of the Jungle," "Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2," "Jejungwon" and "On Air"), who spent time growing up in Hawaii, has started a new reality program on SBS titled "Oh My Baby." Story »

Lanai resident Larry Endrina shares his love of his family and home island with this collection of 14 Hawaiian and hapa-haole songs. Story »


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UH Senior Fashion Show
The 48th annual University of Hawaii Senior Fashion Show is set for April 27 at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, featuring the designs of seven senior and seven junior designers. Read More »
BRUNO MARS AND traveling party are in town, here after their final night in Japan and ready for three nights in Hawaii at the Blaisdell beginning Friday. Welcome home, Bruno! Read More »