January, 2015

Sharing Wine’s Diverse Delights

Name: Chuck Furuya Job: Master sommelier Experience: More than 25 years Start:     Furuya started drinking wine while working at Bobby McGee’s restaurant in Waikiki. “I found it so fascinating,” he says. “You have to consider the growing season and how that affects the outcome of the wine, all the different countries doing it, the Read the full article…

January, 2015

Mixing Love and Business

10 rules to ensure that owning and operating a business with your spouse is rewarding, not a prescription for emotional and financial disaster

I grew up in a home where mom and dad successfully owned and worked together in a business for over 25 years. As a child, I helped in the business over the summers and learned some of the most enduring lessons about running a business. It may have been inevitable, but now I am also Read the full article…

January, 2015

Editor’s Note: We Work With Words, But Some Challenge Us

For the 18 years I worked in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin’s newsroom, we never used diacritical marks – the okina and kahako – in Hawaiian words. When I moved to The Honolulu Advertiser in 2004, we used them in the newspaper, though we stripped them out on the website, because the marks interfered with Google search Read the full article…


January, 2015

Native Niche

A pair of Maui farmers patiently cultivated native plants even before a market existed for their products. Now, they are supplying reforestation projects and other buyers, and aiming to expand into lumber.

Maybe being a tree farmer means having the ability to look into the future: When Jonathan Keyser and Ethan Romanchak hold a seed, they can already see the tall, strong koa it will one day become. So although there was almost no market for native Hawaiian plants when they founded Native Nursery on Maui 11 Read the full article…

January, 2015

It Takes a Village to Host a Tourist

Behind the scenes during one day at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the state’s largest resort

As the sun rises on Waikiki Beach, some workers are going home while others have just arrived and are preparing to serve, feed and entertain up to 6,000 visitors at the Hilton. Senior writer Beverly Creamer and photographer Greg Yamamoto were given access to the entire village on the Friday before Thanksgiving. Turn the page Read the full article…

January, 2015

Talk Story with Mike McCartney

Chief of Staff to Gov. David Ige The former CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority has also been a state senator, executive director of the Hawaii State Teachers Association, director of the state Department of Human Resource Development, CEO of PBS Hawaii and chairman of the state Democratic Party. He talks about his past accomplishments Read the full article…