Parting Shot

Three Generations in Plastics

“We hired two new people and invested in equipment to help with the creative side and faster turnaround,” says Andrew Min, GM of the 70-year-old family business in Iwilei. His grandparents, Frank and Elaine Min, launched Min’s Workshop after Frank…

Arborists to the Rescue

TIME: WEDNESDAY, 9:13 A.M. LOCATION: NU‘UANU, O‘AHU PHOTOGRAPHER: AARON K. YOSHINO A crew from H.T.M. Contractors removes a huge monkeypod branch from the Honolulu Myohoji Mission in Nu‘uanu. The branch fell on the roof in April and was an “emergency…

Look Professional, Feel Empowered

Marlene Hertz, right, a volunteer personal shopper with the YWCA O‘ahu’s Dress for Success program, works with Marisa Alderman during a “suiting.” The program provides women with professional outfits from community donated clothing, says Kehaulani Coleman, director of economic advancement…

Timeless Technique

Allen Wall, left, and Arian Yee squeegee ink through a silk screen to apply a Sig Zane design called Ho‘olauki. It took two stages and about one hour to print one 30-yard piece of fabric, says Chris Yokogawa, the second-generation…

Honu Weigh-In

Head Aquarist Nadine Nagata weighs a seven-month-old Hawaiian green sea turtle, part of a routine analysis of the animal’s development. Maui Ocean Center’s turtles come from Sea Life Park Hawaii where they are bred by a colony of turtles that…

Dancers in Harmony

Christianne Moss and Jose Miguel Rodriguez rehearse the opening duet from Act 2 of “The Nutcracker” ballet. “This is a partnering posture that usually concludes a pas de deux (dance duet) with something of a flourish,” dance instructor Micki Kolberg…

Truckin’ Wahine

Time: Wednesday, 9:48 a.m. Location: Sand Island State Recreation Area, Honolulu Photographer: Aaron K. Yoshino Honolulu Freight Service, founded in 1937, provides cargo shipping and handling in Hawai‘i and between here and the Mainland. Local operations run from terminals in Honolulu…

Major Maritime Maintenance

The massive 350-foot-long dredging ship Essayons was dry-docked for maintenance from December 2018 to April 2019 at the Pacific Shipyards facility at Honolulu Harbor. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses the Essayons to dredge large harbor entrances along the…

Bon Odori Season

Volunteers with the Honolulu Fukushima Bon Dance Club assembled the red and white yagura for the annual Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin Bon Dance that happened in June. Musicians set up in the top of the yagura as is the tradition,…

Exploring the Other Final Frontier

The Hawai‘i Undersea Research Laboratory is home to two of the world’s eight manned deep diving research submersibles. Operations director Terry Kerby (pictured) says that once a year, HURL’s two subs, Pisces IV and Pisces V, are loaded on an…

Pulelehua in the Wild

A Kamehameha Butterfly is released at Kawainui Marsh in Kailua. The Kamehameha is endemic to Hawaii and the official state insect. This species numbers have been declining and a study by UH graduate student Colby Maeda suggests that habitat destruction…

Upcountry Spirits

Time: Wednesday, 11:03 a.m. Location: Haliimaile Distilling Company Makawao, Maui Photographer:  David Croxford Ryan Mabbutt makes sure labels are applied straight and clean to bottles of Pau Maui Vodka. Haliimaile Distilling Co. makes rum, gin, whiskey and vodka – vodka being…

Biki Fixi

Time: Friday, 12:23 p.m. Location: Biki Bikes Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu Photographer: Aaron K. Yoshino Mechanic John Thompson completes an inspection after repairing the flat tire that this Biki bike was brought in for. “On average Biki bikes are serviced in…

Tutu Mele Touch Ups

Dan Nakamoto (foreground) and Dennis Loveland remove Tutu Mele’s glasses for a polish in preparation for the 2018 Honolulu City Lights festival. The much-loved 18-foot statue and her friends receive cleaning, repairs and necessary touch ups every year. City staff…

Priceless Cultural Pieces

(Below) State archivist Adam Jansen and volunteer Cheryl Isaacs-Kila examine records “so intrinsically valuable that if something were to happen, the loss to society could never be repaired,” Jansen says. Directly in front of him is the land ownership ledger…