December 2016

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Everything You Need to Know About Local Fruit in Hawai‘i

Everyone has a memory about local fruits, from climbing the mango tree in their grandma’s backyard to swapping liliko‘i for avocados with their neighbors. Fruits are part of our history and culture, a way for us to feel connected to our community. And, if you’ve ever had a ripe mango or sweet tangerine, you know there’s nothing else like it.

The End of an Era: Hawai‘i’s Last Sugar Mill Closes Forever

Hawai‘i’s last sugar mill closes this month on Maui. It’s the end of an era, and the beginning of a whole new set of challenges for Hawai‘i agriculture.

Remember Pearl Harbor: The Day of Infamy That Changed Honolulu Forever

On the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we commemorate the event with some of the untold stories of that day from survivors—both civilian and military.

USS Arizona Vet Who Narrowly Escaped is Still Haunted by Pearl Harbor Attack

Pearl Harbor survivor remembers the attack, 75 years later.

How a 9-Year-Old Honolulu Girl Remembered Life After Pearl Harbor

A child’s view of the war.
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Everything You Need to Know About Local Fruit in Hawai‘i

Everyone has a memory about local fruits, from climbing the mango tree in their grandma’s backyard to swapping liliko‘i for avocados with their neighbors. Fruits are part of our history and culture, a way for us to feel connected to our community. And, if you’ve ever had a ripe mango or sweet tangerine, you know there’s nothing else like it.

The Best Lawyers in Hawai‘i 2017

As the number of legal practice areas here—90!—attests, life is complicated. But there’s no need to face those complications without an advocate.

Afterthoughts: All Backed Up

Seriously, Hawai‘i—why?

Meet the Power Couple Behind 3 Popular Honolulu Gastropubs

The owners behind Real, Brew’d and Palate, Lisa Kim and Troy Terorotua, have spent the past five years perfecting their formula.

The End of an Era: Hawai‘i’s Last Sugar Mill Closes Forever

Hawai‘i’s last sugar mill closes this month on Maui. It’s the end of an era, and the beginning of a whole new set of challenges for Hawai‘i agriculture.

Dolce & Gabbana’s New Handbags are Your Favorite Fairy Tales Come to Life

Available at the Italian design house’s new Honolulu boutique, the accessories come finished with hand-painted artwork, enamel flowers and glimmering crystals so charming it’s impossible to decide which is the fairest of all.

5 Fun Facts about Maryknoll School

(Sponsored) Find out how a Maryknoll education can shape lives.

Don’t Miss Out on Honolulu Cookie Company’s 2016 Holiday Collection

(Sponsored) Featuring peppermint, pumpkin, ginger spice and everything nice.

7 Great Stocking Stuffers for Bookworms

’Tis the season to let books balance the bling, banish the screen and provide a perfect excuse to curl up in a corner after pumpkin spice lattes and warm cookies.

Holiday Party Tips: Transform Your Drab Dining Room into a Fabulous Hot Spot

Family in town? No restaurant reservations? We asked HONOLULU Magazine events manager (and floral artist extraordinaire) Jeff Alencastre to give us tips on decorating for the perfect holiday party.

Field Notes: Eat, Shop and Talk Story at this Warehouse-Turned-Food Court

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Moanalua 99.

Honolulu’s Sidewalks are Finally Getting Some TLC Thanks to These Volunteers

Service clubs, veterans and citizens are working under the radar to make civic repairs—with City Hall’s approval. Now you can, too.

Maryknoll School Creates Lifelong Learners

(Sponsored) An excellent education from K–12 shapes Hawai‘i’s next generation of learners, leaders and global citizens of character.

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: 58 Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

(Sponsored) Consider their stockings stuffed with holiday shopping ideas in this special section.

Considering Running in Sunday’s Honolulu Marathon? It’s Not Too Late to Register

Late registration takes place Dec. 8 through 10 at the Honolulu Marathon Expo, held at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

Remember Pearl Harbor: The Day of Infamy That Changed Honolulu Forever

On the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we commemorate the event with some of the untold stories of that day from survivors—both civilian and military.

Local Japanese-Americans Faced Suspicion and Hardship After Pearl Harbor Attack

The 1940 Census showed roughly one out of three local residents were of Japanese ancestry.

Feedback: Special Pearl Harbor Edition

In the July issue of HONOLULU Magazine, we asked our readers for memories of Hawai‘i during and after the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. And letters poured in! Here is a selection of accounts that show what it was like to be a civilian on that infamous day. Our thanks to everyone who wrote in to us!

USS Arizona Vet Who Narrowly Escaped is Still Haunted by Pearl Harbor Attack

Pearl Harbor survivor remembers the attack, 75 years later.

Celebrate the Season with Honolulu Cookie Company’s 2016 Holiday Collection

(Sponsored) Featuring peppermint, pumpkin, ginger spice and everything nice.

How a 9-Year-Old Honolulu Girl Remembered Life After Pearl Harbor

A child’s view of the war.

Quote Unquote: Meet the Woman in Charge of Spreading Holiday Cheer in Honolulu

For the past 22 years, Sheri Kajiwara has labored in the elves’ workshop to put on Honolulu City Lights, the monthlong holiday display and parade that kicks off this year’s event on Dec. 3. Now in charge, the director of customer service for the City & County dishes about what goes on behind the scenes.

“Moana” is Turning Culture into Cash—Here’s Why it Matters for Hawai‘i

Movies and merchandise that make money off the myths and art of indigenous people and minority groups are on the rise worldwide. So are protests against cultural appropriation. Why the debate matters.

Editor’s Page: Honor

Time to remember.

The 8 Best Things To Do in December 2016

Laugh your way into the new year with standup comedy, a rollicking choral performance and a milelong run named for Hawai‘i’s jolliest king.

One Hundred Years: Giving Then and Now, for the Future

(Sponsored) As its centennial year draws to a close, the Hawai‘i Community Foundation looks forward to the next hundred years.
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