Honolulu Magazine - September 2011 September 1, 2011 Site Staff Gay-Straight Alliances Provide Support to Local High School Students Tiffany Hill, Many teenagers look to their school’s gay-straight alliance programs for support. But not many Hawaii high schools have GSA programs. From Our Files: Fall Fashion 1991 Tiffany Hill, From Our Files: HONOLULU Magazine reports on the fall fashion of 1991. Why Can't Hawaii Kids Join The Military? Victoria Wiseman, In a state with over 42,000 active duty military serving in its boundaries, Hawaii has the absolute highest number of students who can’t pass the military entry tests. Hospice Hawaii Starts Pediatric Care Program Tiffany Hill, The nonprofit not only cares for terminally-ill adults, but now children, too. From Our Files: Art Center at Linekona Tiffany Hill, Paradise of the Pacific, HONOLULU Magazine's predecessor, reports on the opening of the new Art Center at Linekona. Field Guide: Moiliili ANNA CARRIVEAU, Here are a few places you can enjoy a cup of tea, shop for books or make some pots in the Moiliili area. Volunteer Program Repairs Oahu’s Public Housing Apartments Tiffany Hill, From painting and cleaning to trimming trees and tiling floors, the Volunteers Instilling Pride program is helping low-income families move into new homes. Feedback Site Staff, Our story on Honolulu’s elevated rail program, estimated to be a $5.3-billion project, has continued to garner controversy among our readers. Kailua Bands of the 1970s Michael Keany, 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. From Our Files: Melting Pot of the Pacific in 1931 Tiffany Hill, "Hawaii with some 35 races contributing to its cosmopolitan population is called the ‘Melting Pot’ of the Pacific,” notes Paradise of the Pacific, predecessor to HONOLULU Magazine. TravelThe Bed and Breakfast Battle in Hawai‘i Tiffany Hill, 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 Tamara Moan, Floating Riches: Christy Lee Rogers, who grew up in Kailua, Hawaii, produces otherworldly, mesmerizing images in “An Underwater Odyssey,” her newest body of work. How the Hula Preservation Society is Documenting a Piece of Hawai‘i History Michael Keany, 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 Victoria Wiseman, Foster Botanical Garden celebrates a tree with an unusual pedigree. Drinks and Pupu in Hawaii John Heckathorn, Photography by Olivier Koning, Pupu on the Rocks: You can’t always judge a great drinks and pupu place from the outside. Fall Plays Around Honolulu ANNA CARRIVEAU, 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 Kathryn Drury Wagner, That last paragraph is always the tricky part. Waikiki Roughwater Swim Labor Day Fundraiser Site Staff, 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. What Can You Get for $1 Million? Melissa Chang, What Can You Get for $1 Million?: How far will a cool million take you when you’re shopping for a house on Oahu? Editor's Page: Movers and Shakers A. Kam Napier, Introducing some changes to the HONOLULU Magazine editorial family. Things to Do in September in Hawaii ANNA CARRIVEAU, Eat, drink and be merry this month with a sake tasting, culinary events and a celebration of all things rice-related. September 2011: Table of Contents Site Staff, FeaturesThe Bed & Breakfast BattleIllegal 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… Real Estate: Most Expensive Home on the Market in Hawaii Melissa Chang, Christine Hitt, Menpachi Productions, Video: We visited this $36,000,000 estate in Kailua.