Fve local high school football players (all Seniors) have been invited to play in the 2015 5th Annual Polynesian All-American Bowl (PAAB) in Oceanside, California next month, January 8. They will be going after players and their families and coaches have been doing fundraising efforts on their own, as well as now receiving help from the Dept. of Youth and Women’s Affairs and from the Governor and Lt. Governor.

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all photos: Leua Aiono Frost

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  • Cool Stuff: Yurbuds Leap & Liberty Bluetooth

    Leave it to Yurbuds to educate me that there is a definite difference between men and women. Get your mind out of the gutter; we are talking about inside your ears, Mates.
    Cool Stuff has previously highlighted the wired versions of Yurbuds ranging from an affordable $19-$59. But when I am out wacking the vao on the plantation with my Ken Onion CRKT or ESEE Junglas sapelu, sawing with my Silky Boy folding saw... nothing is worse than to cut your own cord, and literally I would do so without Yurbuds bluetooth.  

    The Arts Council's 37th Annual Holiday Music Festival

    Supported by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts
    photos: Tony Gasu & Jeff Hayner
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    Biz Beat: There's no place like home for the holidays


    For nearly a decade, business owner Jack Nie has owned and operated successful businesses that offer sought after home improvement products at rock bottom prices. Nie opened the doors of his first shop in American Samoa back in 2000 but relocated to the Tafuna Industrial Park next to Sepp’s Furniture Warehouse in 2009.

    Biz Beat: Origin Energy providing unbeatable prices for gas appliances


    From now until December 31, the best deals on gas appliances are at Origin Energy, located in the Sen. Daniel K. Inouye Industrial Park, Tafuna, with a second location on the east side, in Onesosopo.
    For many years, Origin has offered super savings during the holiday season and this year is no different. As a matter of fact, this month’s Christmas blowout sale is the best yet.

    Biz Beat: It’s beginning to look a lot like Paradise


    From now until Christmas, everything at Paradise Inc. in Nuuuli will be sold at 20% off. The sale excludes a few items: pre-paid phone cards, soda, tobacco, cookies and other food items while customers paying with credit cards will receive 15% off their purchase(s).

    MOVIE REVIEW: The Mocking Jay Part 1

    “The Mocking Jay Part 1” was, overall, a very satisfying and entertaining first part of the trilogy. The first part is usually always the “build-up” kind; where there seems to be no conclusion, just a cliff-hanger and development into the second part. This seemed to be what was almost perfectly portrayed in this movie. There was a lot of development into tensions between the rebels and the capitol, and the new characters along with old characters in new places. The movie did well in trying to develop everything for the final part.

    Biz Beat: Great new place for breakfast — and more


    If you’re looking for somewhere clean and private to enjoy a hearty breakfast or a mouth-watering lunch, then head over to Triple “C” Sushi and Noodle Shop in Tafuna “where the food is always delish.”
    Located inside the Triple “S” Gas/Service Station compound, the newest eatery in the territory is offering superb American, Mexican, and Japanese cuisine—all guaranteed to satisfy the biggest of appetites and leave you wanting more.

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