Features

May, 2017

Apply Now for Pacific Century Fellow

Applications are now being accepted for the next cohort of the Pacific Century Fellows. This will be the 16th class of the program, which was modeled after the White House Fellows Program and is designed to nurture Hawaii’s future leaders. “Fellows will be selected by a 16-member committee of prominent citizens based on their demonstrated ability Read the full article…

May, 2017

Friendly “Ed-Ventures”

“Miss Nature” gives children and families natural experiences and an appreciation for Hawaiian culture.

Cindy MacFarlane-Flores loooves the outdoors. “When I was an elementary school teacher at Epiphany Episcopal School (now merged with Mid-Pacific Institute) in the 2000s, they called me ‘Miss Nature,’ ” the owner of Field Trip Friends says with a laugh, “because everything I taught there I connected with the environment, the Hawaiian culture or the Read the full article…

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May, 2017

Restoring Memories

Storytelling website based in Hawaii allows users to collaboratively write about family biographies, shared adventures or other memories.

The JamBio for JamBios goes a little like this: An entrepreneur with successful ventures sees ideas everywhere. As she walks down the street, Beth Carvin pulls ideas from her surroundings, her daydreams, and the people and things in her life. She’d been a part of a family email chain, and one day her dad and Read the full article…

May, 2017

Rent or Buy?

Six factors to consider when choosing whether to buy or rent a home in Hawaii.

Trade her peaceful rental on 2 acres in rural Maui for a condo of her very own? No thanks. Over the 30 years she has lived in the Islands, Lori has owned homes and could afford to do so again, but she says the decision to remain a renter was easy. For $1,400 a month Read the full article…

May, 2017

Why These Women Are Fighting

Women business leaders in Hawaii are fighting to educate people about the need for more awareness and funding for the #1 cancer killer of women: lung cancer. These women have united through Lung Force, a new national movement led by the American Lung Association to unite women against lung cancer, a disease that kills almost Read the full article…