Monday, October 20, 2014         


 Big Isle nursery opens its doors to orchid lovers
The tale of the $20,000 orchid begins in Thailand. On a visit there in 1984 to find new species for his family's nursery on Hawaii island, Mori­yasu Aka­tsuka purchased plants that had been harvested from the wild. It took three years for him to nurse them to optimal health. Story »
In what some are calling a strong sign of better economic times in Las Vegas, the long-awaited debut of Downtown Summerlin took place this month. It was originally slated to open in 2009, but was mothballed until last year due to the economic downturn. Story »

As if visiting the Paris Catacombs in the daytime wasn't creepy enough, you can now visit the underground maze of skeletons after nightfall, too. That is, if you dare defy the warning at the entrance: "Stop, this is the empire of Death." Story »

The 6-acre town of Swett, S.D., is for sale with its house, two trailers, workshop and operational tavern for $430,000. Not too pricey a deal except that as owner-mayor you'd be expected to live there. Story »

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RECIPE: Pad Ki Mao With Char Siu Pork
Owner of Maile’s Thai Bistro in Hawaii Kai, her specialties are Thai and Italian food. She shares her amazing Pad Ki Mao with Char Siu Pork. Enjoy! Read More »
Blue Angels
The Sept. 27-28 Wings Over the Pacific Air Show at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam attracted hundreds of spectators, who yearned to watch the Blue Angels showcase their soaring aerial skills. Read More »

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