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Aurthur Reese, 88, strums his bass inside the Lanakila Senior Citizen Center, where the elderly meet each day to ward off problems arising from living alone.

Jeff Widener • The Honolulu Advertiser

Lit Beat

Lanakila Senior Citizen Center buzzes with life
At the Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Citizen Center, people give as much as they get. This isn't just a motto: Every day at Lanakila, senior citizens come. They play. They learn. And they serve, giving back to their peers as volunteers. It's a way to long life, health and happiness.

Certain level of romance, intimacy key to long relationship
Peer program lets stroke survivors share hope

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Outpouring of aloha overwhelms paralyzed girl, family
She came to Hawai'i with dreams. It was her first long trip away from home. Her first visit back to the place where she was born. Her first real job. And when she left late last month, she left with another dream.
Hawai'i Ways
Blackouts, curfew and no bus home

The classic movie "Casablanca" brings back good memories for most people, but not for Yukio Higa of Honolulu.
Animal Companions
Sterilizing pets now easier on animals, owners

Sterilization is a simple procedure that not only extends the life of your companion animal but also controls overpopulation by preventing unwanted births. Cats and dogs have the ability to reproduce frequently.
Hawai'i Gardens
Now is the time to plant heliconias and gingers

Many of us need flowers for arrangements and beauty in the garden. Heliconias and gingers are a favorite for these purposes.
Home & Garden Calendar
Art Review
Center gallery shows veteran and emerging artists' works

Two stellar shows at the Contemporary Museum's First Hawaiian Center venue are not to be missed. Another, of work by four emerging artists, is also well worth a look.
Art Calendar

Gannett News Service

Certain level of romance, intimacy key to long relationship
In honor of Valentine's Day, we asked our readers to write to us to share their tips for lasting love. Many couples have their own, special ways of keeping the flames of love burning in their relationships.

Couples offer insight on what helps keep their relationships strong

Peer program lets stroke survivors share hope
"Partners in Healing," a new program for Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific stroke patients, links the patients with volunteers who can help them recover from their strokes.

How to cope after a stroke
Are you at risk for a stroke?

One picture of yours can be worth a thousand praises
You have a little more than a week to enter the "Ohana in the Islands" family photo contest, which is looking for a photo that evokes warm feelings, a strong sense of ohana and the unique culture of Hawaii.
Waimea Falls ceremony set for renewing vows
Waimea Falls Park is offering a group ceremony by torch light, next to the park's waterfall, at 7 p.m. Wednesday for couples who want to renew their marriage vows.
More fun goodies for upscale pooches and kitties
Hawaii Doggie Bakery & Gift Shop has opened a second store, this one at Ward Warehouse and are planning a grand opening next Sunday. The store features an exhibition-type kitchen, where folks can watch the bakers.
Students gather groceries, cash for the Hawaii Foodbank
The Hawaii Foodbank is urging all Hawaii students to participate in this year's food drive, called the $20,000 eWhiz! School Sweepstakes. Winning schools will receive eWhiz! computers.
Family Matters
Teenagers often need a lot more sleep than they get

Researchers at the Brown University School of Medicine have found that the "body clock" is reset for a later-than-ideal time during the teen years, so they may not be ready for slumber until close to midnight.
Honorable Mention
Cancer patient turns to athletics during tough times

Michael Dudock suffers from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and manic depression but that hasn't stopped him from giving up on his life. He has competed in the Aloha State games and various marathons.
Lower your blood pressure the natural way

Elevated blood pressure is a major risk factor for both heart disease and stroke. For some patients, blood pressure can be lowered without medications.
Hawai'i Nature Squad
Where do butterflies go when it rains?

Another chapter in the continuing adventures of the Hawaii Nature Squad as it investigates mysteries and wonders in the environment.
Indoor basketball facility helps kids on and off the court

In a warehouse near Windward Mall, the Shootout, which opened in November, is a safe haven for neighborhood kids. They come to improve their skills, hang out with friends or just kill time.
For Better, For Worse
Couple is a match made in heaven – and by relatives

Melvin Kiyabu of Honolulu and Lavern Johnson of Minneapolis met through his cousin and her twin sister. Their first date turned out to be love at first sight. After living in Japan and Minnesota, the couple now reside in Hawaii.
Wayne Harada
Show Biz
'Baywatch' stars keep busy after cancellation
Life goes on for a couple of "Baywatch Hawai'i" regulars. Jason Momoa, was asked to play Britney Spears' love interest in her next music video. He turned it down because he has a commitment in Las Vegas for a Regis Philbin show.

Island Sounds
'Elua Kane, Dennis James Lee sample past and present
Advertiser entertainment editor Wayne Harada reviews the following CDs: "Paddle To The Rising Sun" by 'Elua Kane and "Smile" by Dennis James Lee.

Audio sample of "Paddle To The Rising Sun" by Elua Kane. in mp3 or RealAudio format. RealAudio requires a plug-in.
Audio sample of "Smile" by Dennis James Lee. in mp3 or RealAudio format. RealAudio requires a plug-in.

Joan Namkoong
Quick Bites
New executive chef at Parc Cafe
Don Maruyama Jr. has been named executive chef of the Parc Cafe at the Waikiki Parc Hotel. Maruyama, a 14-year veteran of the food service industry, was most recently the executive chef at Fort Street Bar and Grill in downtown Honolulu.
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