Features

February, 2017

Ask the Expert: Defending Against DDoS Attacks

Q: How do I protect my business against distributed denial of service attacks? A: DDoS attacks have doubled in frequency over the last year, wreaking havoc on millions of businesses and consumers who rely on the internet. Attacks occur when hackers flood an internet resource such as a server or website with excess data, rendering Read the full article…

February, 2017

Nonprofit Corner: Being a Friend, Even When No One Else Is

Hawaii’s Court Appointed Special Advocates program (CASA) began in 1984, to help the overburdened legal and social welfare system by creating volunteer guardians ad litem for abused and neglected children. The program is funded and supervised by the state Judiciary. Volunteer advocates from all walks of life undergo training for at least 40 hours over Read the full article…

February, 2017

Kainoa McGee’s Company Named Startup of the Year

His award was one of 12 presented Thursday night to Hawaii entrepreneurs and innovators

Kainoa McGee’s life always revolved around the ocean. In middle school, McGee was already making surfboards. He would buy a stock board, reshape it and seal the board with Sunday newspaper comics and wax. The board didn’t stay sealed, but it was enough to get on the water. McGee – pro bodyboarder, pro surfer and Read the full article…

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February, 2017

Birds of Paradise

A Feature from Our Sister Magazine, Hawaii

Hawaii Island’s new Cost to Coast Birding Trail encourages everyone to explore the island’s diverse landscapes while offering glimpses of otherwise hard-to-spot species. Read Bird Watching on Hawaii Island’s Kipukapuaulu Trail featured in HAWAII Magazine.

February, 2017

Local-Kine Biz: A Special Lei For You

Teacher comes out of retirement to run flower shop with his wife

Many people think of flowers during February because of Valentine’s Day, but Francis Wong, owner of Jenny’s Leis & Flowers, says his busy season actually occurs a few months later. “April through August are very busy for us,” explains the 82-year-old Kamehameha Heights resident. “They make up for all the other months that are slower. Read the full article…

February, 2017

One Family at a Time

It's slow going, but three nonprofits are working with needy families to help them build and own affordable homes.

Three nonprofits on Oahu are partnering with needy families to build affordable homes for ownership using the beneficiaries’ sweat equity, plus volunteer labor, government help, private donations, and a whole lot of advice and support for the families.All that effort only goes so far: In 2016, the three nonprofits completed building two houses in total Read the full article…