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Making Wishes Come True - December 28, 2011
Siana Austin Hunt, new director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, says a study shows that severely ill kids whose wishes are granted by the agency show improvements in happiness and optimism, and in thei... Read Story >>

A Very Five-O Christmas - December 21, 2011
(from left) Kala Alexander, Teilor Grubbs and Dennis Chun will be home for the holidays - because they’re among the Hawaii residents who have scored recurring roles on Hawaii Five-0. To fill the... Read Story >>

Ideas and Inspiration - December 14, 2011
A family store that started on Maui and grew into Ben Franklin Crafts and Ace Hardware celebrates its 60th anniversary. (from left) Paul Mizoguchi, Jay Jacinth on ladder, Kami Murashige, Kelly Ann Nak... Read Story >>

They Went For Broke - December 07, 2011
Former members of the historic 442nd, 100th and MIS just received the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, D.C., recognizing their heroism and sacrifice in World War II. From left: Charles Ijima, K... Read Story >>

The Gift of Food - November 30, 2011
Hunger is a growing problem in Honolulu, so stores that normally compete are cooperating in Check-Out Hunger. You can help feed a child, senior or family through the Hawaii Foodbank by purchasing one ... Read Story >>

You Gotta Have Rhythm - November 23, 2011
Musical icon John Koko passed out on stage and might have died but for fast-acting fans who knew CPR. He and the doctor who brought him back, Joana Magno, and the one who cares for him Kevin Kwaku, wa... Read Story >>

The 2 Million Dollar Man - November 16, 2011
Dennis Francis, president and publisher of the Star-Advertiser and MidWeek, created a program that has raised $2 million for Ronald McDonald House and become a national model. RMH says thank you with ... Read Story >>

From Modest Beginnings to Women Distinction - November 09, 2011
Each came from a humble start in life, but Karen Chang, Sharon Weiner and M.R.C. Greenwood didn’t let that, or anything else, deter them. One key to success, they agree, is the willingness to ta... Read Story >>

The Wisdom of Youth - November 02, 2011
You’ll be amazed and feel positive about what this younger generation can accomplish at the insights expressed by Hawaii high schoolers in an APEC-sponsored essay contest that asked them to come... Read Story >>

Dream Team - October 26, 2011
Drs. Hunter and Traci Downs head up the award-winning local company Archinoetics and have designed the Readiband, and inexpensive sleep monitor for those suffering from chronic fatigue and other sleep... Read Story >>

Join The Club - October 19, 2011
Shane Meleifea, Desiree Gomes, David Nakada, Alana Castillo, Sineo Heam, Tim Motts, Ernesto Yoro and Jalen Jovero are all in at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii as Motts takes the helm

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Stranger Than Fiction - October 12, 2011
The GIFT Foundation’s annual gala is the Halloween party of the year, partly for the fun, mostly because of all the children who will benefit this year

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Home is where the Green is - October 05, 2011
The upcoming 55th annual Parade of Homes is all about going green. The future’s so bright, you gotta wear shades - and put solar panels on your roof. From left, Jason Tanaka of HECO, McKibbin Mi... Read Story >>

Don Ho’s Little Girl Grows Up - September 28, 2011
The eighth of the legendary singer’s 10 children, Kea Ho grew up on stage singing and dancing with Dad.  Now she’s in the spotlight as an actress, singer, model and swimsuit designer.... Read Story >>

Big League - September 21, 2011
Saint Louis alum Brandon League has been blowing away big league batters as the Seattle Mariners’ ‘closer,’ and is one of the pieces they’re building the future of the franchis... Read Story >>

Yes, Chief Master Sergeant! - September 14, 2011
After 20 years in Hawaii with the Air National Guard, Chief Master Sgt. Denise Jelinski-Hall is at the Pentagon , serving as Senior Enlisted Leader for the National Guard. She’ll be back in Hono... Read Story >>

Five-O What’s New for Season 2 - September 07, 2011
In a world exclusive prior to season two, Daniel Dae Kim, Scott Caan, Alex O’Loughlin and Grace Park talk with MidWeek about themselves and the show. The first episode, says O’Lough... Read Story >>

Lunch at the Lo’i - August 31, 2011
When it comes to supporting local farmers and fishermen, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong are all in - all the way up to their knees in mud at a Windward taro patch. It’s the site of an exclusive mea... Read Story >>

Shop! Score! Win! - August 24, 2011
Kalaheo High athletic director Mark Brilhante, HHSAA director Christopher Chun and Castle High athletic director Richard Haru are in the Shop and Score game, helping schools earn athletic gear by shop... Read Story >>

BERT’S ALL STARS - August 17, 2011
Bert Kobayashi helps lead After-School All-Stars, which provides safe and fun after- school activities for middle school students such as (from left) Hezekiah Padsing, Cheriece Ortiz, Terrance Keawe a... Read Story >>

Men and Women of the Sea - August 10, 2011
What began last year as an honor will become an actual location this year when Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (ODKF) unveils the Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame at Hilton Hawaiian Village Sunday, A... Read Story >>

New Kids in the Kitchen - August 03, 2011
Twenty years after Hawaii Regional Cuisine, a new generation of young chefs are making their own marks, and their own changes, with even greater emphasis on local goods. (front, left to right) Mark No... Read Story >>

Lex Brodie’s Still Rolls Along - July 27, 2011
Twenty years after Lex Brodie sold his eponymous tire stores, president Scott Williams and staff are working, to borrow a phrase, untiringly to continue Lex’s legacy, while winning a remarkable ... Read Story >>

Celebrating 350 Years of Shirokiya - July 20, 2011
After 52 years at Ala Moana Center, Shirokiya is as much a cultural experience as a retail one. Now there are plans to make the store even more of a little piece of Japan. Pictured with president Tosh... Read Story >>

Alumnus Class Yearbook - July 13, 2011
Based on Mufi Hannemann’s experience as a White House Fellow, the Pacific Century Fellows annually produces well-rounded community leaders. Deadline to apply for the new class is July 22

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Gang Gone - July 06, 2011
Adult Friends For Youth’s unique approach to dealing with entire gangs not individuals, and treating gangs as a mental health issue not a law enforcement issue, has about an 80 percent success r... Read Story >>

Whatever Became of Hawaii’s First Test Tube Baby? - June 29, 2011
Jacquelyn Low’s historic birth made headlines across Hawaii and beyond 25 years ago. Now the University of Oregon alumna is preparing to move to China to continue her education.

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Martin’s Homecoming - June 22, 2011
Martin Nievera practically grew up in the Outrigger showroom in Waikiki. Today he’s an international singing sensation, performing for huge audiences around the world. But nothing makes him happ... Read Story >>

Listening To The Land - June 15, 2011
Mitch D’Olier of Kaneohe Ranch is sprucing up Kailua town, not always to the liking of some residents, but he says he follows one guiding principle: Listen to the land

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HOPE for families shattered by drugs - June 08, 2011
When parents are addicts, an innovative family drug court program under Judge Bode Uale lets those parents put their families back together again - if they work at it and follow the rules. Pictured wi... Read Story >>

Calling Plays at Saint Louis - June 01, 2011
All-boys Saint Louis brought in Patricia Hamamoto to beef up academics and, boy oh boy, she’s done just that. With her (from left) are school VP Duke Aiona, students Richie Lonzaga and Tanner Os... Read Story >>

Carrying A Torch for Special Olympics - May 25, 2011
The 25th annual Torch Run, named for fallen HPD officer and Special Olympics coach Troy Barboza, is Friday. City, state and federal police officers will again be out in force to show support

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The Lady Gaga of the Kitchen - May 18, 2011
All-star chef Anne Burrell brings her zesty wit and personality (and her special risotto) to Ko Olina this weekend for the Hawaii Wine and Food Festival

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2011 Summer Swimsuit Issue - May 11, 2011
It’s that time of year again for MidWeek‘s annual Swimsuit Issue featuring some of the season’s hottest styles in swimwear for men and women. Read Story >>

Smart Cookies - May 04, 2011
It’s a lot more than just selling cookies. Led by CEO Gail Hannemann, the Girls Scouts of Hawaii are on the move

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Taking It To The Streets - April 27, 2011
That’s what celebrity newspaper sellers will be doing May 4, with a portion of Keiki Day sales of the Star-Advertiser benefitting Parents and Children Together programs for at-ris... Read Story >>

Deep Stuff - April 20, 2011
Whether it’s researching marine life in the darkest depths of the world’s seas, invasive species in the Antarctic or in Hawaii’s mangroves, UH’s Craig Smith goes deep into his ... Read Story >>

Why Did Michael Broderick Quit Being A Judge? Here’s Y - April 13, 2011
Michael Broderick left Family Court for the YMCA to make positive contributions to isle youths on the ‘front end’

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Bethany’s Story - April 06, 2011
Eight years after losing an arm in a shark attack, Bethany Hamilton loves the ocean and surfing as much as ever

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School of Grocery - March 30, 2011
Ross Higa of Leeward Community College created a program to give advance management training to people working in the grocery business, which is supported by local grocers as well as the Western Assoc... Read Story >>

A Tale of Two Toonists - March 23, 2011
MidWeek is the rare U.S. newspaper with its own editorial cartoonist, and we have two in the award-winning Dick Adair (left) and Roy Chang, who wield mighty pens to take on politicians and tough issue... Read Story >>

Geared Up - March 16, 2011
Hybrids are hot at the biggest First Hawaiian International Auto Show in years, but you’ll also find plenty of muscle

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OFF THE MAP (But On Our Radar) - March 09, 2011
After working with the best crew she’s ever been around, Valerie Cruz is hoping ABC picks up Off the Map, in which Hawaii subs for a South American jungle location, for a second season <... Read Story >>

More Than Just ‘80s Rock - March 02, 2011
The most successful recording duo in music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates rock Blaisdell Arena in a concert on March 5

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Village People - February 23, 2011
The Hilton Hawaiian Village is celebrating 50 years as a Hilton resort. Here, Hilton area manager Jerry Gibson (in orange) is joined by employees who have a combined 217 years of service

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HOT’s Dynamic Duo - February 16, 2011
One of America’s best opera companies survives in tough times because of smart management from its directors, Henry Akina and Karen Tiller

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Hope For The Hopeless - February 09, 2011
A drug user who has been through the program says it best about HOPE probation: ‘It just ruins my high.’

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It’s Carnival Time - February 02, 2011
What makes President Barack Obama, AOL CEO Steve Case and entertainer Henry Kapono high achievers in their professions? Could be the lessons they learned at the Punahou Carnival as junior classmen. Read Story >>

Kickin’ It - January 26, 2011
The lone 2011 Pro Bowl player with local ties is Dallas Cowboys punter Mat McBriar, the former UH kicker. He tells MidWeek about his love of Hawaii, his shock at the speed of the pro game, and ... Read Story >>

Taking the Helm at HPU - January 19, 2011
With president Chatt Wright ready to retire after more than 40 years, HPU finds the perfect successor in Dr. Geoffrey Bannister, pictured here with wife Jerri

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Taking the Big Out of the Big C - January 12, 2011
Dr. Wael ElShamy of the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii is working to make the most deadly cancers - including breast cancer - less dangerous.

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Golf Iron Chef - January 05, 2011
The day after playing in his first PGA Tour pro-am at the Sony Open, Iron Chef Morimoto will cook at Sony’s gala in the Hawaii Convention Center, his first ‘banquet’ experience

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