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AstroDay encourages the public to learn about astronomy

AstroDay is Hawaii’s version of Astronomy Day. The event has been held each spring in Hilo for the past 16 years. For the first time this year, it also will be held on the west side of Hawaii island. Read More

Kohala festival shares insight and abundance of the aina

Aina Fest is an opportunity for the 2,000 expected attendees to renew their vow to malama aina (care for the land), join forces to build food sovereignty and learn how to use agriculture to restore the land instead of harm it. Read More

Arabica flourishes on Garden Isle coffee estate

If you need a few cups of java every morning to rev up, you’re not alone. One hundred fifty million Americans drink 400 million cups of coffee daily (more than 140 billion cups annually). Read More

Aloun’s annual Pumpkin Fest delivers fun for families

Two hundred acres of Aloun Farms are reserved to grow different varieties of pumpkins every fall, ranging from little decorative ones that are just a pound to giant pumpkins that weigh up to 80 pounds. Read More

Yoga festival ‘not only about yoga’

Festival commemorates ruler of Kauai, Niihau

Highlights of the festival, which is planned to be a biennial event, include Na Mele O Kaumuali‘i, performances of new songs and chants about the king, and more. Read More
 

Four Seasons Resort offers amazing adventures

Novel. Intriguing. Exhilarating. Inspiring. The Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina has redefined the ultimate guest experience. Here are the highlights. Read More

Quilts are a highlight of St. John’s Kula Festival

The inaugural show at St. John’s Kula Festival is one of the highlights of the popular Upcountry Maui fair, with some 70 quilts (different ones each year) adorning the church’s walls, pews and wraparound deck. Read More

Scenic tour dives into Kaanapali history

During the Kaanapali History and Legends Tour, participants visit nine historic sites at a leisurely pace, enjoying legends, lore and spectacular views of the ocean, Lanai, Molokai and the West Maui Mountains along the way. Here are a few highlights. Read More
 

Hanapepe tour keeps alive unvarnished history

What has become known as the Hanapepe Massacre holds the dubious distinction of being the bloodiest confrontation in Hawaii’s labor history. It’s hard to imagine it took place in Hanapepe, a quiet town in South Kauai that’s now known as an artists’ enclave. Read More

Chefs to gather on Maui for culinary spectacle

This year’s second annual event will again bring renowned chefs from across the country to Maui Tropical Plantation for three events showcasing the island’s exceptional meats, produce and fish. Read More

Artist Herb Kane’s former home turned into luxury B&B

Serendipity can change lives. In April 2011 David Cox was visiting South Kona, searching for a property that he and his life partner, Michael Corbitt, could buy and call home. Read More

Converting yard for conservation a life changer

‘Xeriscape” was in the back of Val Yoshikane’s mind for years, but it wasn’t until 2012 that it became the focal point of a project that transformed her life and front yard. Read More

Haiku Mill, Cane House brim over with history

Haiku Mill, along the northern coast of Maui, occupies a relatively short chapter in the annals of Hawaii’s 181-year sugar history; Haiku Sugar Co. processed cane there for just 18 years. Read More

Fare is local and fresh at Haleiwa’s Red Barn

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

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

Speedy inflatable boats offer thrilling way to tour Waikiki

Leisurely cruise, exhilarating ride — the Waikiki Ocean Thriller combines both in a fun new way to see Waikiki from the sea. Read More

Luana Experience Series distills lively libations

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

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

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