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Go, CoCo, Go! - December 30, 2009
Following in the wakes of her legendary father and uncle, Coco Ho, 18, picks up a win in her first year on the pro tour and looks for bigger things in 2010

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Living The Generous Life - December 23, 2009
The family of Joshua and Erika Caldwell, seen here with children (from left) Kory, Ciara and Alora, is named national Navy Family of the Year for its generous volunteer work with Hawaii’s homele... Read Story >>

Fighting - December 16, 2009
Spies, Terrorists, Drugs, Human Trafficking, Financial Fraud, Cyber-crime and Organized Crime in the Pacific.

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Morgan & Me - December 09, 2009
As she has since 2002, Cathie Valdovino of Manoa serves as Morgan Freeman’s personal costumer for the new film, in which he plays Nelson Mandela . “This is the best job I ever had in my li... Read Story >>

To Save The Tower - December 02, 2009
That’s what former aviators Ken DeHoff and Scotty Scott of the Pacific Aviation Museum are trying to do with the historic Ford Island air field control tower. A fundraiser happens there Thursday... Read Story >>

Navy Man - November 25, 2009
Ken Niumatalolo, the first Samoan to lead a major football program, comes home as Navy’s head coach

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Hungry For The Holiday - November 18, 2009
Not even Norman Rockwell could paint a better Thanksgiving. From left: Gerald Shintaku of Kraft, Dick Grimm of the Foodbank, Randy Slentz of Times, Sweetie Pacarro, Herbert Gushikuma of Don Quijote, A... Read Story >>

Trump 2.0 - November 11, 2009
Raised frugally and put to work at an early age by his famous father so he’d learn the value of a dollar, Donald Trump Jr. is now a vice president in his father’s company, and very involve... Read Story >>

Band On The Go - November 04, 2009
After 13 years and five albums, the ska band Go Jimmy Go is definitely on the go, touring farther and farther from home while maintaining a solid fan base in the Islands (from left) Jay ‘Jayder&... Read Story >>

Brothers - October 28, 2009
The order of Marianist Brothers celebrates 125 years of educating young men at Saint Louis School, and of supporting all people in their ‘journey of faith’. Pictured on the cover left to r... Read Story >>

A Vanity Affair - October 21, 2009
The ballots have been cast and all the votes tallied. The GIFT Foundation of Hawaii is pleased to present its 2009 beneficiaries, each of whom support Hawaii’s youths

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Carrying on for Emma - October 14, 2009
150 years after Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV founded what today is The Queen’s Medical Center, president Art Ushijima and a world-class staff continue to give Hawaii residents care that is,... Read Story >>

Around And Around They Go - October 07, 2009
What else would you call playing 101 holes of golf in one day? That’s exactly what these Boys Scouts of America-Aloha Council board members will be doing Oct. 16 at Makaha East, and you can join... Read Story >>

Setting A New Ring Tone At Hawaiian Tel - September 30, 2009
Recruited because of his reputation as a corporate Mr. Fixit, Eric Yeaman has Hawaiian Telcom pointed in a new and profitable direction. Hang up the old notion of Hawaiian Telcom as a “phone com... Read Story >>

Putting the PEP in the Band - September 23, 2009
For 20 years, before University of Hawaii marching and pep bands can fire up the fans, Gwen Nakamura lights up band members. If it looks like UH band members are having fun, they are - and it all star... Read Story >>

Aloha Keeps You Young - September 16, 2009
The City and County of Honolulu honors six young-at-heart seniors for their untiring dedication to community service. Cartoon character Maxine says it best: “Don’t let aging get you down. ... Read Story >>

Martin & MacArthur Rocks - September 09, 2009
With the opening of its flagship and new concept store in Ward Centre, Martin & MacArthur is branching out, and CEO Michael Tam says it’s not just a koa furniture company, but a lifestyle co... Read Story >>

Scout’s Honor - September 02, 2009
The Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America honors Mayor Mufi Hannemann as its Distinguished Citizen of 2009. Pictured clockwise from center are good Scouts Hannemann, Alexander Coker, Natahli Mills, Kek... Read Story >>

When the going gets tough…The Tough Go Shopping! - August 26, 2009
For Kraft Shop and Score products at Times, that is. In a year when public school sports budgets have been slashed by up to 60 percent, parents and fans can support their teams with this program that ... Read Story >>

Queen Kapi’olani’s Living Gift to Island Keiki - August 19, 2009
The toughest journey voyager Nainoa Thompson ever made was the one that began when his son was born with a life-threatening disorder. At 9 months, all’s well. Nainoa Thompson has been on many ep... Read Story >>

Tinker Bell - August 12, 2009
Michele Saruwatari dances the role of Tinker Bell in a fun, bold Peter Pan — complete with a hip-hop crocodile. Sprinkle on some fairy dust - Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and the captain are flying in... Read Story >>

Still Running The Good Race - August 05, 2009
A beloved member of Hawaii’s running community, Vi Jones-Medusky refuses to let Lou Gehrig’s disease slow her down, thanks to friends and family including (from left) Natalie Fonda,Glizza ... Read Story >>

Transforming Clunkers into Cash - July 29, 2009
Nick Cutter of Cutter Family Auto Centers and Stan Masamitsu of the Tony Group Autoplex are excited about a new program that makes this a great time to cash in that gas -guzzler for a new ride. To the... Read Story >>

25 Years Later - July 22, 2009
Twenty-five years ago, for their inaugural cover, the editors at RFD Publications wanted Hawaii’s hottest draw in midsummer 1984: Tom Selleck, star of Magnum PI, then in its fourth, enorm... Read Story >>

Master of Makeup - July 15, 2009
By winning the TV reality show Blush: Search for the Next Great Makeup Artist, Nolan Robert Makaawaawa wins $100,000, is named official artist for Max Factor in the company’s centennial year, an... Read Story >>

Catch Her If You Can - July 08, 2009
Any and all who have made it to the utmost peak of their profession knows the road to greatness is littered with innumerable obstacles.

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Working Together - To Improve Public Education - July 01, 2009
Prominent Honolulu business men and women embrace a new plan, Learning Point Rewards, that could provide local schools with millions of dollars. Look inside to see who makes up this composite image. <... Read Story >>

Love’s: Still Flying High - June 24, 2009
An Island tradition since 1851, Love’s Bakery continues to make and deliver Hawaii’s freshest breads. Watching companies deal with the economic downturn is like watching the reality TV sho... Read Story >>

Oahu’s Favorite Pau Hana Place - June 17, 2009
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Mai Tai Bar is the people’s choice for an uncomplicated good time. Raising a glass is general manager Francine Cekada, surrounded by security men (from left... Read Story >>

Emeril: Beyond the Bam! - June 10, 2009
The chef says his Portuguese heritage is a big influence on his cooking, which he brings to town this weekend. When Emeril Lagasse arrives in Honolulu this week, he won’t be heading for the beac... Read Story >>

Hello, Pussycat - June 03, 2009
The Pussycat Dolls ‘lead’ Doll is Island girl Nicole Elikolani Scherzinger, who will be front and center when the Dolls take the stage here June 13. She offers MidWeek readers this ... Read Story >>

Cleaning up Hawaii’s Messiest House - May 27, 2009
Clean House host Niecy Nash rolls up her sleeves and unclutters a Niu Valley family’s once-cramped home. Hawaii time. The Hawaii episode featuring the Jones family from Niu Valley airs June 3.Read Story >>

Hot Suits Swimwear ‘09 - May 20, 2009
The newly (and fabulously) refurbished Royal Hawaiian hotel is the scene for MidWeek’s ‘09 swimsuit issue.  Just in time for summer, it’s our 10th annual MidWeek swimsuit... Read Story >>

The Buddhist Way - May 13, 2009
As Honpa Hongwanji Mission celebrates 120 years in Hawaii, Bishop Thomas Okano says it is modernizing and becoming more than just a Japanese organization. But one thing remains the same: the quest for... Read Story >>

Welcoming All Creatures Great and Small - May 06, 2009
Meet MidWeek’s newest columnist, veterinarian Dr. John Kaya, whose love for animals means he never turns away a sick one. Here he holds four newborn husky pups

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Art for Kid’s Sake - April 29, 2009
Jean Rolles’ passion for the arts leads her to bring a Kennedy Center production to Hawaii schoolkids. It was the first time the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences has made it to Hawaii,... Read Story >>

Marching for Miracles - April 22, 2009
The March of Dimes Walk helps make miracles possible for keiki like the daughter of Bob Ingersoll. In the United States one of every eight babies is born prematurely and, unfortunately for Longs vice ... Read Story >>

Times, They Are A-Changing - April 15, 2009
Celebrating 60 years of feeding Hawaii, Times Supermarkets still has that local feel, but with a new and modern look. That’s basically how Times Supermarkets wants to be perceived in this commun... Read Story >>

The Champion - April 08, 2009
That’s the name of a new Hawaii-based reality TV show Egan Inoue, a world champ in two sports, begins this week, putting eight wannabe fighters through gruelling training before entering the cag... Read Story >>

Going out on Top - April 01, 2009
George Kotaka retires from competition after winning his second world karate championship, bringing him closer to his legendary father. Thirty-one years of age is rather young to retire. But when you&... Read Story >>

Hot Chef at the village - March 25, 2009
Chef Jeffrey Vigilla traveled the world learning different cooking styles, but now he’s back home and in charge of more than a dozen restaurants at Hilton Hawaiian Village. Getting some extra at... Read Story >>

Manti Te’o - more than just a football star - March 18, 2009
A true scholar-athlete, the Notre Dame-bound Punahou star is grounded, well-balanced, devoted to his family and faith, and would be a success in life with or without football. A Devout Mormon, Manti T... Read Story >>

Floored by Miracles - March 11, 2009
A son of Waialua chicken farmers, David Arita grows American Carpet One into Hawaii’s largest flooring company, and out of gratitude volunteers with the Salvation Army, where he says miracles ha... Read Story >>

Perfect Pitchford - March 04, 2009
Saint Louis alum Dean Pitchford, whose credits include Footloose and Fame, returns to his alma mater this week to produce the stage version of Footloose. So kick off your Sunday shoes

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All in the family - February 25, 2009
The De Lima Ohana - (from left) Kapena, Leolani, Kalena, Kelly and Lilo - releases a new album, Kupu A’e. Music is the De Lima family business, and business is good

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Directing Carmen - February 18, 2009
Multi-talented Karen Tiller has Hawaii Opera Theatre in good shape fiscally as its executive director, and as stage director her productions draw raves. Next up, Bizet’s Carmen, perhaps the worl... Read Story >>

How to make love grow - February 11, 2009
Six of our favorite Island couples share their secrets to maintaining a loving, long -lasting relationship. George & Jean Ariyoshi, Michael & Bina Chun, Bruddah Sam & Lina Girl, Patrick &a... Read Story >>

TAXI! - February 04, 2009
TheCAB was a broken-down company when Howard Higa bought it, but today it is the No. 1 taxi company in Hawaii. And he’s done it with innovations that are getting national attention. Take a ride ... Read Story >>

Is There A Doctor In The House? Yes, Just Use Your Mouse - January 28, 2009
Bob Hiam of HMSA unveils the nation’s first Website that puts live doctors online to diagnose medical problems and answer questions

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The Many Charms of Chinatown - January 21, 2009
Miss Chinatown Jenna Kam and Narci -ssus Queen Lisa Wong invite you to Chinatown to welcome in the Year of the Ox with lots of fun events this weekend

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Gloria! In The Highest. - January 14, 2009
Gloria Estefan’s new album is winning awards, but she promises fans she’ll perform plenty of their favorite old hits in concert Saturday, her first here in 12 years

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A Legacy of Love - January 07, 2009
Loretta Luke Yajima (right) has been the driving force behind the newly expanded Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center for two decades, and now her daughter Liane Usher is working there as director... Read Story >>

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