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Fare is local and fresh at Haleiwa’s Red Barn

Updated on  July 22, 2017 at 7:25 pm
Today Sexton is co-owner/chief operating officer of Holoholo General Store and a partner in the Red Barn Farmstand in Haleiwa, which hosts Farmers & Friends Friday, a monthly event spotlighting local farmers and makers of artisanal food products. Read More

Hui Noeau offers traditional Hawaiian crafts

Updated on  July 12, 2017 at 5:06 pm
The ceramics classes that Anne-Marie Forsythe took at Hui Noeau as a child were escapes into the wonderful world of whimsy. She remembers marveling at the magic of clay, which she transformed into cows, donkeys, pinch pots — whatever popped into her head. Read More

Luana Experience Series distills lively libations

Updated on  June 17, 2017 at 5:18 pm
The directions were daunting: In six minutes, create three cocktails, each with at least three of the five ingredients provided, and use all the ingredients at least once. Read More

Historic figures come to life at Oahu’s oldest graveyard

Updated on  June 10, 2017 at 11:18 pm
Every June, Hawaii’s history comes to life among the headstones at Oahu Cemetery. Founded in 1844, Oahu Cemetery is Hawaii’s oldest public cemetery, the final resting place for many Honolulu notables and the setting of Cemetery Pupu Theatre. Read More

Kamehameha Festival perpetuates pride of culture

Updated on  June 3, 2017 at 11:28 am
These are the values and traditions that characterize Hilo’s Kamehameha Festival, which honors the great warrior king who united the Hawaiian islands under one rule. Read More

Introduce yourself to creativity over Art Lunch

Updated on  May 29, 2017 at 4:58 pm
Don’t think art is your thing? Art Lunch at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM) might change your mind Read More

Tour is a dream come true for dolphin lovers

Updated on  May 9, 2017 at 6:55 pm
It was a memorable wedding, to be sure: The 75 unexpected guests that showed up at Puuhonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge) for the May 2002 sunset nuptials drew as much attention as the bride and groom. Read More

Tours forge links between farms and consumers

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 7:48 pm
Dairies, cornfields and orchards surround Hagerstown, Md., which sits in a valley of the Appalachian Mountains. Read More

Waipa nurtures stewardship and love of the land

Updated on  April 17, 2017 at 4:54 pm
Waipa’s story is about courage, vision, perseverance and a strong commitment to malama aina (care for the land). Read More

Sacred site and legacy endure at Maui resort

Updated on  April 8, 2017 at 9:10 pm
Whenever Clifford Naeole visits the Honokahua Preservation Site on the grounds of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, he is filled with gratitude. Read More

Walking tour spotlights UH architecture, history

Updated on  April 2, 2017 at 8:38 pm
A two-hour walking tour will cover a mile and more than a century of the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s fascinating history. Read More

A tour of Parker Ranch is a trip through history

Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 4:11 pm
Parker Ranch, one of the oldest cattle ranches in America, is marking its 170th anniversary this year. Read More

Event celebrates schools’ perpetuation of language

Updated on  March 18, 2017 at 1:12 am
If a group of Hawaiian educators hadn’t met in 1982 to develop the immersion concept of Punana Leo , Kili Na-mau‘u is certain the Hawaiian language would have been lost. Read More

Plovers take spotlight in book and at talk

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 7:32 pm
Kolea is the Hawaiian name for Pacific golden plovers like Julie, who come to the balmy islands in August and head back to Alaska the last week of April to mate and raise their chicks. Read More

Hike Maui trek provides splendid rainforest views

Updated on  March 4, 2017 at 6:56 pm
The five-hour East Maui Waterfalls & Rainforest Hike goes through 40 acres of spectacular, privately owned wilderness in Hoolawa Valley. Read More

Works by South Kona artists can be viewed next weekend

Updated on  February 19, 2017 at 1:01 pm
Boar tusks, horse hair, volcanic ash, bottle caps and chess pieces are among the eclectic objects that Jozuf Hadley uses for his 3-D works of “assemblage” art. Read More

Art in action, out in the open, provides a treat in old Lahaina

Updated on  February 12, 2017 at 12:21 am
Lois Reiswig jokingly says she can’t draw a straight line, let alone an entire scene, but she has nonetheless become a leader in Maui’s thriving art community. Read More