September 2011

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Features

The Bed and Breakfast Battle in Hawaii

Illegal vacation rentals have vexed Kailua and North Shore residents for years. A new city bill purports to solve the simmering issue, but it still won’t be enough. The real problem? The city can’t enforce the current law. We tell you why.

Interviews with the Hula Experts

For more than a decade, the Hula Preservation Society has been interviewing, and videotaping, hula’s most respected elders, capturing their knowledge, their memories and their stories. The result is a treasure trove of history and culture; here, we present just a few excerpts from the hundreds of hours of footage.

Drinks and Pupu in Hawaii

Pupu on the Rocks: You can’t always judge a great drinks and pupu place from the outside.

What Can You Get for $1 Million?

It seems like an audacious amount of money, but just how far will a cool million take you when you’re shopping for a house on Oahu?
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Departments

Field Guide: Moiliili

Here are a few places you can enjoy a cup of tea, shop for books or make some pots in the Moiliili area.

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Kailua Bands of the 1970s

A Windward Rock Revival: Kailua was a rocking town in the 1970s. Today, some of the old bands are reuniting, and sounding better than ever.

The Bed and Breakfast Battle in Hawaii

Illegal vacation rentals have vexed Kailua and North Shore residents for years. A new city bill purports to solve the simmering issue, but it still won’t be enough. The real problem? The city can’t enforce the current law. We tell you why.

Kailua Native Produces New Underwater Photo Exhibit

Interviews with the Hula Experts

For more than a decade, the Hula Preservation Society has been interviewing, and videotaping, hula’s most respected elders, capturing their knowledge, their memories and their stories. The result is a treasure trove of history and culture; here, we present just a few excerpts from the hundreds of hours of footage.

A Bodhi Tree Birthday

Foster Botanical Garden celebrates a tree with an unusual pedigree.

Drinks and Pupu in Hawaii

Pupu on the Rocks: You can’t always judge a great drinks and pupu place from the outside.

Fall Plays Around Honolulu

The Play's the Thing: Oahu’s theater scene heats up with a fall lineup featuring everything from American history to Gothic romance.

Afterthoughts: And, in Conclusion

That last paragraph is always the tricky part.

Waikiki Roughwater Swim Labor Day Fundraiser

It’s the Waikiki Roughwater Swim, and it brings together between 900 and 1,200 entrants from all over Hawaii, the U.S. and the world.

Editor's Page: Movers and Shakers

Introducing some changes to the HONOLULU Magazine editorial family.

Things to Do in September in Hawaii

Eat, drink and be merry this month with a sake tasting, culinary events and a celebration of all things rice-related.
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