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July 27, 2001
Hawaiian music festival planned in California
A mammoth Hawaiian music festival, themed "Sounds of Hawai'i," will include a concert, a lu'au plus arts and crafts, set for Sept. 8 at Paramount's Great America theme park in Santa Clara, Calif.
July 11, 2001
Visitor sues city over Hanauma Bay entry fee
A California beachgoer filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city for charging her and other non-Hawai'i residents a $3 access fee to Hanauma Bay.
July 7, 2001
Ford Island's aging historic sites face new assault
It would be difficult to imagine a more historic piece of real estate than Ford Island, which, in 1964, was designated a National Historic Landmark. Now, according to a History Channel documentary, the historic area is threatened.
July 5, 2001
Hikers ignore warnings on Stairway to Heaven
Taj Pacleb and his friends from the Seventh-day Adventist Church ignored the no-trespassing signs as they hopped a chain stretched across the path leading to the Stairway to Heaven.
July 1, 2001
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Sampling the best of the Neighbor Islands
Check out what restaurants the Neighbor Islands have to offer.
June 1, 2001
Local sports on web
Somewhere, beyond the Rainbows, far-flung Island expatriates who long for local sports chatter can get their fix through the Web and two guys named "Kanaka Al" and "Uncle Charlie."
Apr. 27, 2001
Lee Cataluna: Love, tuna in Island care boxes
This question has bothered me for years, ever since I was in my first year at a Mainland college, ever since that initial cardboard box arrived in the mail, ever since I tore open the 14 layers of strapping tape and pulled apart the 15 Longs plastic bags (stuffed in there as "padding") to find out what was inside.
Apr. 3, 2001
Lee Cataluna: Shirokiya filled kitsch market on Maui
Sure, all us guys on O'ahu can sleep well at night, but on Maui, it's a different story. They're hurting on the Valley Isle. Shirokiya is staying at Ala Moana. Shirokiya is closing in Kahului.
Mar. 25, 2001
Toth queen of Cherry Blossom
Advertiser staff writer Catherine Elizabeth Toth, 25, of Honolulu, was named queen of the 49th Cherry Blossom Festival, an event sponsored by the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce. She was also named Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants. Toth is the first-ever queen with a non-Japanese surname.
Mar. 21, 2001
Dry mein, hot dogs and manju
Dry mein is a dish made from seasoned saimin-like noodles, mixed with bits of pork, bean sprouts and green onions. A cup of clear broth topped with green onions is sometimes served alongside, to sip by the spoonful, to use as a dip or to pour over the bowl of noodles.
Mar. 17, 2001
Changes in visitor industry present unique challenges
Slow growth in the tourism industry and changes in tourists' spending habits have Hawai'i retailers looking for new ways to catch the eye and open the pocketbooks of visitors, especially those from Japan.
Jan. 8, 2001
Airport bookstore will help time fly for Isle travelers
Come Jan. 18, Bestsellers books opens at Honolulu Airport, a precursor of a planned multimillion-dollar airport renovation next year that is expected to include a grand new entrance where the airport museum is now.
Jan. 6, 2001
Columbia Inn's last rites draw sad crowd
For 37 years it was the comfortable pair of shoes. The old friend you could count on. The cozy kitchen table with an empty chair. But not anymore. Columbia Inn at the top of Kapiolani Boulevard closed its doors for the last time.
Jan. 1, 2001
Hanalei chilled product gaining market appeal
"The Poi Boys sold their first pound of the grey stuff in April 1999 and have since become one of the states top producers. Their Hanalei Poi is sold at Takahashi Market in San Mateo, Calif., which caters to Hawaii expatriates.
Nov. 14, 2000
Hunt for the best okazuya
Defying the conventions of operating a restaurant, okazuya make their own rules and have survived in the competitive restaurant world.
Nov. 10, 2000
Tomorrow is Hawai'i State Flag's day in the sun
Poor little Hawai'i State Flag hidden way back in the shadows behind all the other state flags in storage at Kane'ohe's Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery.
Oct. 29, 2000
Friendship formed with a grand old ship
"Hundreds of feet above me on the pier, amid towering high-rises of a frighteningly large Los Angeles, loomed the magnificent buff and blue smokestacks of the gracious SS Lurline, the "White Old Lady of the Pacific," writes Wade Shirkey.
Oct. 29, 2000
New festival to honor state's harbor
The First Annual Honolulu Harbor Festival is scheduled for Nov. 11 and organizers hope it will be the kind of event that will attract up to 10,000 people.
Oct. 15, 2000
Family reunions, whether they are elaborate weekends or simple buffets, build emotional, memory-filled bonds that span the generations.
Oct. 5, 2000
If the plovers are arriving, you know it's autumn
Harry Abromowicz waits for her each fall, the slim, leggy female who wings her way over from more northern climes.
Sept. 27, 2000
For Islanders living in Vegas, Ho'olaule'a an annual lifeline
Although Las Vegas lies more than 2,700 miles from Hawai'i, transplanted Island residents keep the aloha spirit alive through community events such as the city's Ho'olaule'a, held this past weekend.
July 26, 2000
UH expands online with grad degree in computers
The University of Hawai'i has taken a giant step into the world of online education, offering its first major degree programs beginning this fall semester.
July 26, 2000
Food: Haute doughnut
"Badly cooked" pieces of dough and haute desserts sound like contradictory ideas, but they work together to create one of Hawai'i's most beloved foods: malassadas.
Feb. 6, 2000
Living on university campus gives students a chance to try their wings
The four occupants of Hale Noelani B123 may not know what they're having for dinner, who owns the microwave or when the dishes were last washed. But they do know one thing: "We have the coolest room around here."
July 11, 1999
Hawai'i clubs extend aloha to colleges
Hawaii-based students attending Mainland colleges are building unique support systems and social groups through their schools' Hawaii clubs.
March 2, 1997
Our House: A little bit of aloha
Local transplants pack Island customs along with their luggage as they make new homes in some of the most far-flung corners of the globe. In some spots, people from Hawaii congregate by the hundreds to keep the aloha spirit burning.
Dec. 21, 2000
Living in the past and present
Sometimes I think I'm just an Old Person Waiting to Happen. I know where everything used to be, haven't noticed whole city blocks leveled years ago and increasingly refer to buildings by their old names.
Oct. 20, 2000
Think of it as sort of a World Series for lunchwagons
It's as local as rubber slippers and a shaka sign: a lunchwagon convention. A veritable "food court" on wheels.
Aug. 13, 2000
Leaving for Mainland college was a whirlwind of emotions
Advertiser staff writer Shayna Coleon reflects upon her experiences as a college freshman at the University of San Francisco in California.
Aug. 13, 2000
To soar solo, a child leaves more than empty nest
Advertiser assistant features editor Elizabeth Kieszkowski grapples with the emotions of letting go of her child as she leaves for college.
April 16, 2000
Local culture shows affinity with Latinos
In a Hawaii where every racial group is a minority, we often pride ourselves about leading the way nationally in integration. But even if we are a relatively good example of harmony, Hawaii won't necessarily set the pattern that the rest of the nation follows.
Feb. 20, 2000
Memories of old Waikiki
Waikiki. It is a name that conjures memories. Ishmael Stagner recalls Lalani Village, where Uncle George and Aunty Elizabeth Mossman tried to keep Hawaiian culture alive. Lee Dawson remembers the "real" Waikiki trolley.
Feb. 6, 2000
Local boss, newcomer must both adjust style
Culturally competent managers have a basic responsibility to meet their employees where they are. And it means understanding the employee's cultural expectations, preferred methods of communication, motivation and career goals.
Jan. 13, 2000
Things change; Hawai'i's the same
Are things any different now? A former Hawaii resident considering a return to the Islands recently put that question in an e-mail to some people around town. Like a lot of other folks who left in the past 10 years, he misses Hawaii and wants to come back but only under the right conditions.