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Paniolo shine during the Pana‘ewa Stampede Rodeo on Hawaii island

Killer, Avenger, Stomper, Widow Maker — their names alone are enough to make most people quiver, but not the fearless cowpokes who mount such 2,000-pound bulls for back-wrenching, bone-jarring rides. Read More

Wild Aloha Foundation throws party for the pangolin

This might be a first in Hawaii: a party for an honoree that few of the guests have heard of before. Read More

Kauai show celebrates the art of quilting

Lea Ingram has created some 200 quilts over the past 15 years, but she has kept only one for herself. Read More

Owners of a Hana, Maui company are cuckoo for cacao and chocolate

For chocolate lovers, the highlight of the tour comes at the end, when they sample several of Hana Gold’s 11 bars. Read More

The painstaking return of native plants to the 1,769-acre Mokio Preserve

The trust’s goal is to restore every inch of Mokio Preserve with the native species that once thrived there. Read More

Exhibit on Maui spotlights surfing history and art

“Surfing Hawai‘i,” at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery, provides a fascinating overview of the sport that has become synonymous with the Aloha State. Read More

Hawaii’s Backyard: Celebrating ‘The Gifts We Bring’

The leather briefcase is worn and stained. Its screws and hinges are tarnished. The key to its locks was lost long ago. Dating back well over 70 years, it looks at first glance like something destined for the trash bin. Read More

Walking tour through Waikiki aims to renew authentic cultural traditions

The significance of songwriter and recording artist Ku‘uipo Kumukahi’s Waikiki tour begins with its name: E Ho‘ala E, which means “revive, renew, restore.” Read More

Hawaii’s Backyard: Hawaiian arts flourish at Pa‘akai Marketplace

Instructors are Native Hawaiian artists and cultural practitioners, the majority of whom are involved with the Pa‘i Foundation’s MAMo. Read More

Makahiki Challenge: Have fun, push your limits, get lepo (dirty)!

Are you up for climbing over walls that are at least twice as tall as you are? How about carrying weights up hills, crawling under nets and walking on a teetering wooden plank akin to an oversized seesaw? Sound fun? Sound exciting? Read More

Artists host annual tour and art sale in Volcano Village

Now that Kilauea is quiet again and life has returned to normal, the artists are looking forward to hosting their 32nd annual Art Studio Tour & Sale Thanksgiving weekend. Read More

Twilight Tour on Kauai showcases nature’s nightlife

Once a month, as darkness falls, the National Tropical Botanical Garden sheds light on the wonders in its Allerton and McBryde gardens. Read More

Hawaii’s Backyard: Art contest spotlights native species of Hawaii Nei

The Hawaii Nei exhibit showcases many fascinating and unique treasures as well as the growing community of conservationists who are dedicated to studying and protecting them. Read More

Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival honors beloved namesake

A beloved ambassador of hula and the Hawaiian culture, “Auntie Emma,” as she became known, served on the first board of the Napili Kai Foundation, a nonprofit organization that offers free Hawaiian cultural programs for Maui keiki aged 6 through 17, including a weekly hula show. Read More

Nature shines during National Wildlife Refuge Week celebrations

Hawaii has 10 national wildlife refuges, including the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge on Oahu, Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge on Maui and the Kauai National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Here’s a wrap of activities at those three locations. Read More

Museum harks back to West Maui’s plantation days

Hawaii’s Backyard: Food, fun and film at the Ko Olina Children’s Festival

It’s called the Ko Olina Children’s Festival, but in actuality it’s an afternoon and evening of movies, activities, musical entertainment and more the whole ohana will enjoy. Read More

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