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Schofield was built to protect Pearl Harbor

Updated on  June 17, 2017 at 7:19 pm
There are many interesting facts about Schofield Barracks, which opened in 1909 and was designed to protect Pearl Harbor from a North Shore overland attack. Read More

On the Scene with Kathryn Teruya

Newly crowned Miss Hawaii 2017 Kathryn Teruya is a “perfect poi-dog mix” of ethnicities, but she’s also a master of time management. Read More

Hawaiian educator teaches how to craft poi pounders, boards

Updated on  June 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm
Native Hawaiian educator Earl Kawa‘a shows local families how to craft poi-pounding boards and stones while strengthening relationships in the process. Read More

Crazy Shirts celebrates Adopt-a-Cat month with new designs

June is Adopt-a-Cat month, and Crazy Shirts is marking the occasion with limited-release T-shirt designs celebrating cat lovers and their feline friends. Read More

Britton honored on first night of 2017 Maui Film Fest

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 3:46 pm
Connie Britton (“Nashville,” “Friday Night Lights”) was honored with the Maui Film Festival’s Navigator Award “for carving a path of distinction through theturbulent waters of the entertainment industry.” Read More

Hawaii ‘Master Chef’ contestant eliminated

Paige Jimenez has left the televised “Master Chef” competition for home cooks after failing to impress the judges in an elimination test. Read More

Tickets on sale Friday for country chart-topper Hunt

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 12:35 pm
Country singer Sam Hunt, whose song “Body Like a Back Road” is a Billboard Top 10 hit, will appear at Blaisdell Arena on Oct. 18. Read More

2017 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award winners

The enduring appeal of printed books shone in the winners announced Thursday at the 2017 Ka Palapala Pookela book awards hosted by the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association at the Arts at Marks Garage in Chinatown. Read More

Know your comfort level to relax, enjoy massage

Getting a massage shouldn’t be a stressful experience. Here are a few tips on how to enjoy your next session to the fullest. Read More

5 Things We Love

Updated on  June 17, 2017 at 7:18 pm
A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat. Read More

Country star Sam Hunt to perform at Blaisdell

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for a Blaisdell Arena concert by country music star Sam Hunt, whose hit single “Body Like a Back Road” became a Billboard Top 10 hit this spring. Read More

Win tickets to Oprah appearance on Maui

HMSA and Sharecare are giving away 3,000 tickets to see Oprah Winfrey at a “Live Your Best Life” event Monday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center to promote Sharecare’s health and wellness digital platform. Read More

Latest ‘Transformers’ bad, even for a ‘Transformers’ movie

Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 12:09 pm
“Transformers: The Last Knight” is a movie that is at once loud yet incoherent, complex yet idiotic, and expensive yet worthless. Read More

Maui artist’s work recounts periods of inspiration

Updated on  June 18, 2017 at 12:39 pm
The only way to properly present a retrospective of the works of late Italian-born Maui artist Piero Resta was to re-create his unique world at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Read More

Piko Pals connects new moms, dads with other parents

Updated on  June 19, 2017 at 9:01 am
Piko Pals, a program offered by the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii, started out as a support group for moms and has evolved to include dads, too. Read More

Maui Film Festival to honor Hollywood actors

Updated on  June 17, 2017 at 7:06 pm
Actors Connie Britton, Pierce Brosnan, Karen Gillan and Freida Pinto will be honored at this year’s Maui Film Festival. Read More

Ornate backsplashes give way to streamlined designs

The kitchen backsplash has long been used to add color and beauty to an otherwise utilitarian space. But dramatic, ornately patterned backsplashes, once popular, are being replaced by sleeker, simpler designs. Read More

Phelps, Biles among ESPYS finalists

Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 3:44 pm
Multiple stars from last summer’s Rio Olympics highlight this year’s nominees for best male and female athletes for The ESPYS. Read More

Deconstructing Ken’s new look(s)

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 1:57 pm
Just in time for men’s fashion week in Paris, Ken (yes, as in Barbie and Ken) has gotten a major new look. Or rather, several of them. Read More

Judge orders release of jurors names in Cosby trial

The judge who presided over Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial ordered the public release of the identities of the jurors who deadlocked in the case, but warned them not to divulge what other jurors said during deliberations. Read More