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Chefs to gather on Maui for culinary spectacle

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 7:07 pm
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

Updated on  August 6, 2017 at 1:06 am
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

Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 7:42 pm
‘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

Updated on  July 22, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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

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