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    2. Laie Point lookout
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    9. Sharks Cove’s rocky shore is a great place to snorkel.
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    8. Kani Ka Pila Grille boasts a weekly slate of Hawaiian musicans, including Cyril Pahinui, to give visitors a top-drawer Hawaiian music experience.
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    7. The Yataimura food court at Shirokiya gives patrons countless Japanese food choices, including the Makunuuchi Bento ($10.99) from Galali and Tempura Udon ($8.50) from Soba-Udon Dokora Shichi.
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    10. Jackie’s Diner in Aiea is one staffer’s pick for the best Hawaiian food.
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    20120807-1754 WDA TURTLES Laniakea Beach (aka Turtle Beach) was crowded with people watching the green sea turtles swim near the shore. As the turtles swam further from shore, people in the water got an up close look while swimming. According to http://www.turtles.org/laniakea.htm: "Laniakea, Oahu, Hawaii, is without question the best place in the world to see marine trulls up close. Hawaiian green turtles crawl ashore almost daily amid crowds of tourists and surfers providing a unique turtle experience and unmatched photo opportunities." PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA. AUG. 7, 2012.
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    6. Clockwise from top left, Chyann Kamaile, Alyka Kamaile (2), Chantel Kekua, Welina Kaleikini (6) and Achi Kamaile (7) were ready to enjoy their shave ice from Matsumoto’s store in Haleiwa.
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    FTR VISITORS SWEET HOME - 27 AUGUST 2013- Sweet Home Cafe offers 14 different types of broths and 102 different fresh ingredients which customers can add to make their own dishes. Pictured in the pot are the spicy broth (left) and the herb (right). Pictured from the center top are prawns, bamboo shrimp cake, lobster, beef tongue, yam and okinawan potato, tofu, turkey bacon stuffed with scallop, spinach, sliced beef, brown clams and long mushroom. Visitor's Guide. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell
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    20130828-8674 FTR SWEET HOME Sweet Home Waimanalo features local products and foods. Their web site says: "We live on a farm in the back of Waimanalo and are connecting our lifestyles on the Ôaina (land) and in the water with supporting local business & education in the food industry. Our hope is to work together with youth, community members and local business owners to share, learn and buy food, products & services that support our Sweet Home. WeÕll be featuring local, sustainably-oriented businesses at our rustic, convenient location" and "weÕll be planting banana and papaya trees for our smoothies as well as herbs, salad greens and edible flowers to make meals that are delicious, nutritious, beautiful and as fresh as it gets." The owner, Joanne Kapololu shows two of their drinks, Waimanalo Plantation Iced Tea (left) and Hibiscus Lemonade. This is for the Visitors Guide Edition. PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA. AUG. 28, 2013.
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    20130824-1036 CTY FARMERS MARKET Farmers Market at Kapiolani Community College features food, fruits, veggies, drinks and other delicious items. This is Anavy Tuya grilling up a Big Wave Tomato and fresh basil pesto pizza at the North Shore Farms' booth owned by Jeanne Vana. She describes it as We Grow Farm to Table, Fresh from the North Shore, the Ultimate Pesto Grilled Pizza. Ripe Waialua Grown Big Wave Tomatoes, top a nutty farm fresh basil pesto sauce. We make from scratch. All with fresh Mazzareella Cheese hand stretched by us with aloha. A true slice of Hawaii. PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA. AUG. 24, 2013.

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