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COURTESY OAHU RESOURCE CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
                                Some stops on this year’s North Shore Specials tour include Sweet Land Farm, an 86-acre dairy in Waialua which offers cheese and other products made from milk produced by the farm’s goat herd.

Tours forge links between farms and consumers

COURTESY OAHU RESOURCE CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
                                Some stops on this year’s North Shore Specials tour include Sweet Land Farm, an 86-acre dairy in Waialua which offers cheese and other products made from milk produced by the farm’s goat herd.

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
COURTESY THE WESTIN PRINCEVILLE OCEAN RESORT VILLAS
                                Stacy Sproat-Beck explains the parts of the kalo (taro) plant.

Waipa nurtures stewardship and love of the land

COURTESY THE WESTIN PRINCEVILLE OCEAN RESORT VILLAS
                                Stacy Sproat-Beck explains the parts of the kalo (taro) plant.

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
COURTESY THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA
                                Kapa (tapa) making is among the cultural demonstrations.

Sacred site and legacy endure at Maui resort

COURTESY THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA
                                Kapa (tapa) making is among the cultural demonstrations.

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
COURTESY COLIN MACDONALD/UH MANOA
                                Hawaii Hall

Walking tour spotlights UH architecture, history

COURTESY COLIN MACDONALD/UH MANOA
                                Hawaii Hall

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
COURTESY NAHUA GUILLOZ / PARKER RANCH
                                A room in Mana Hale is dedicated to Elizabeth Dowsett Parker, Smart’s grandmother. She raised Smart after his mother, her daughter Annie Thelma Parker, died in 1914, the year after he was born. The room displays some of his grandmother’s personal belongings.

A tour of Parker Ranch is a trip through history

COURTESY NAHUA GUILLOZ / PARKER RANCH
                                A room in Mana Hale is dedicated to Elizabeth Dowsett Parker, Smart’s grandmother. She raised Smart after his mother, her daughter Annie Thelma Parker, died in 1914, the year after he was born. The room displays some of his grandmother’s personal belongings.

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
COURTESY GERRY MOONEY 
                                A display of items for the live auction at a past Ho‘omau event. Unique live-auction items have included a 2,000-pound cow.

Event celebrates schools’ perpetuation of language

COURTESY GERRY MOONEY 
                                A display of items for the live auction at a past Ho‘omau event. Unique live-auction items have included a 2,000-pound cow.

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
COURTESY VOLCANO ART CENTER
                                Thursday Night at the Center programs are held at the Volcano Art Center’s campus in Volcano Village.

Plovers take spotlight in book and at talk

COURTESY VOLCANO ART CENTER
                                Thursday Night at the Center programs are held at the Volcano Art Center’s campus in Volcano Village.

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
 
COURTESY HIKE MAUI
                                The five-hour East Maui Waterfalls & Rainforest Hike goes through 40 acres of spectacular, privately owned wilderness in Hoolawa Valley.

Hike Maui trek provides splendid rainforest views

COURTESY HIKE MAUI
                                The five-hour East Maui Waterfalls & Rainforest Hike goes through 40 acres of spectacular, privately owned wilderness in Hoolawa Valley.

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
 
COURTESY KATHLEEN T. CARR
                                Andrea Pro demonstrates printmaking.

Works by South Kona artists can be viewed next weekend

COURTESY KATHLEEN T. CARR
                                Andrea Pro demonstrates printmaking.

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
COURTESY BRAD PAULSON
                                Minnesota resident Mary Pettis painted hula dancer Brittany Moreno-Sajor during a previous Paint Out.

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

COURTESY BRAD PAULSON
                                Minnesota resident Mary Pettis painted hula dancer Brittany Moreno-Sajor during a previous Paint Out.

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
COURTESY UKULELE PICNIC IN HAWAII
                                Twelve-year-old Usaburo Mendenhall, a student at Kaimuki Middle School, performed at last year’s International Ukulele Contest at the Royal Hawaiian Center. He won third place in the 13-and-under category.

Japan’s ukulele ambassador hosts 2 days of musical fun

COURTESY UKULELE PICNIC IN HAWAII
                                Twelve-year-old Usaburo Mendenhall, a student at Kaimuki Middle School, performed at last year’s International Ukulele Contest at the Royal Hawaiian Center. He won third place in the 13-and-under category.
Kazuyuki Sekiguchi first saw the ukulele in the 1985 film “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” one of Woody Allen’s most critically and financially successful movies. Read More
COURTESY THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT
                                The great lawn at the entrance of the Royal Hawaiian, above, is shaded by trees and lush landscaping.

‘Pink Palace’ tour is fun way to learn its history

COURTESY THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT
                                The great lawn at the entrance of the Royal Hawaiian, above, is shaded by trees and lush landscaping.

Updated on  January 29, 2017 at 9:31 am
The Royal Hawaiian is turning 90 — another milestone for the stately Waikiki landmark that has been nicknamed the “Pink Palace of the Pacific.” Read More
VALERIE A. VICTORINE 
                                A torii gate on the west side of Lili‘uokalani Gardens frames a view of Mauna Kea in this photo, the image for December in the Friends of Lili‘uokalani Gardens’ 2017 photo-contest calendar, which will be available Saturday at Banyan Gallery during the Banyan Drive Art Stroll.

Hilo’s Lili‘uokalani Gardens celebrates century of beauty

VALERIE A. VICTORINE 
                                A torii gate on the west side of Lili‘uokalani Gardens frames a view of Mauna Kea in this photo, the image for December in the Friends of Lili‘uokalani Gardens’ 2017 photo-contest calendar, which will be available Saturday at Banyan Gallery during the Banyan Drive Art Stroll.

Updated on  January 29, 2017 at 9:49 am
That after due and careful consideration we find that the object of the bill is to provide a park in the suburbs of the City of Hilo where can be constructed gardens surrounding silvery lakes and about rock-bound inlets of the sea … on the order of Japanese landscape gardening that will add greatly to the beauty of this approach to the city.” Read More
COURTESY NORMAN NEGRE
                                Hui Okinawa Kobudo Taiko performs regularly at Wailea village’s annual mochi-pounding celebration.

Whack of the mochi pounder rings in new year in Wailea

COURTESY NORMAN NEGRE
                                Hui Okinawa Kobudo Taiko performs regularly at Wailea village’s annual mochi-pounding celebration.

Updated on  December 24, 2016 at 1:04 am
Akiko Masuda is of full Japanese ancestry, but it wasn’t until she moved to the tiny rural village of Wailea on Hawaii island in 1991 that she learned about the New Year’s tradition of mochitsuki (mochi pounding). Read More
COURTESY HAIKU PLANTATION INN/JONATHAN CAMOU
                                An abundance of trees, plants and flowers surrounds the Haiku Plantation Inn, including ti, banana, coconut, avocado, breadfruit, hibiscus, heliconia, palms and ferns, above.

Inn invokes Valley Isle’s plantation background

COURTESY HAIKU PLANTATION INN/JONATHAN CAMOU
                                An abundance of trees, plants and flowers surrounds the Haiku Plantation Inn, including ti, banana, coconut, avocado, breadfruit, hibiscus, heliconia, palms and ferns, above.

Updated on  December 18, 2016 at 12:23 am
As soon as Sandy Beck Camou and her late husband, John, saw the 2-acre Haiku, Maui, property in 2004, they knew they had found something special. Read More
TURTLE BAY RESORT
                                Six-year-old Rise Michimoto-Toma, left, enjoys a seaside ride during the Pony Experience.

Kids can have blast without even leaving the resort

TURTLE BAY RESORT
                                Six-year-old Rise Michimoto-Toma, left, enjoys a seaside ride during the Pony Experience.
From snorkeling and kayaking to hiking and zip-lining, families vacationing in Hawaii find there’s a lot to see and do on every island. Read More

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