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A farm on Maui enlightens visitors about the tropical palm’s seed

The coconut palm might be a Hawaiian icon, but, in truth, we kamaaina take it for granted. After all, it’s so common, so familiar, so … well … ordinary. Read More

Maui Calls promises a memorable evening in celebration of hula

When Maui Calls, 800 people answer. That’s the number of attendees at this annual gala, which has raised more than $3.5 million to support the nonprofit Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Read More

Botanist’s legacy preserved for century at Lyon Arboretum

The Harold L. Lyon Arboretum celebrates its 100th anniversary on Saturday — a momentous occasion for the 193.5-acre oasis deep in Manoa Valley that some kamaaina don’t even know exists. Read More

Reach for the stars at Hokulani Imaginarium

Fly over Pluto, cruise through Saturn’s rings, walk on Mars. It’s all possible at Windward Community College’s Hokulani Imaginarium. Read More

Keiki dancers shine at annual hula festival

The annual Queen Lili‘uokalani hula festival is back in town. Read More

8 great things to do on Kauai … for free

Have a lot of time but not a lot of cash? Here are options that won’t dent your wallet if you’re visiting the Garden Isle. Read More
 

Expect mango mania at city’s celebration

Like many kamaaina, Misty Kelai gets nostalgic come summer — mango season in Hawaii. Read More

Touring historic Kailua-Kona on Segway

In Kailua-­Kona on Hawaii island, visitors are enjoying the benefits of navigating tour sites via Segway. Read More
 

World Oceans Day celebrates man’s connection to the sea

One of the highlights will be the world premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana” in the Hawaiian language. Read More

Yoga with a twist and no mat needed

If yoga is part of your regimen even when you’re on vacation, consider these out-of-the-box options — no mat needed. Read More

Fond memories inspire tours that share love of food, camaraderie

Knowing that food is top of mind for many travelers, Isaac Bancaco has designed several innovative culinary programs at Andaz Maui, all of which are open to the public. Read More

Street party celebrates the charm and spirit of Kailua

For 26 years, the “I Love Kailua” Town Party has raised funds for beautification efforts spearheaded by the Lani-Kailua Branch of the Outdoor Circle. Read More

Walking tour spotlights Kakaako’s past and future

In observance of Architecture Month in April, the Honolulu chapter of the American Institute of Architects is offering a walking tour of Kakaako led by its member architects. Read More

Festival celebrates taro and Hana’s community spirit

The East Maui Taro Festival returns this month. Visitors to the festival can eat taro burgers, taro seafood chowder and squid and taro luau; and pound poi; make kapa (tapa); play konane (checkers) or weave a lau hala bracelet. Read More

Taste haggis, throw a caber, play a bagpipe at Scottish Festival

Competitions that are the ultimate tests of brawn and athleticism are among the highlights of an annual celebration of Scottish history and culture held in Honolulu by the Hawaiian Scottish Association since 1982. Read More

Museum spotlights the HFD’s 167-year history

It all began with two men who were fired up about history. Read More

Celebrating the work, goals of ancestors in Kapalua

‘MA KA Hana Ka Ike: In Work There Is Knowledge” is the theme for the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua’s 26th annual Celebration of the Arts. Read More

Kauai offers chocolate making classes

Hawaii is the only state with the right climate to grow cacao, and while cultivation is increasing, it’s still a young industry. Read More

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