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Ho‘oulu ka ‘Ulu o Hawai‘i Nei

By Léo Azambuja

A food crop that once played a major role in providing food security for hundreds of thousands of native Hawaiians could be the key to unlock sustainability for millions of people living in […]

New Hawaiian Monk Seal Critical Habitat Rule Adds Protection to Endangered Species

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources recently announced it is pleased the federal government has incorporated state input into new rules aimed at further protection for the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal, by […]

Historical Ghost Story Murder Mystery Debuts on Kaua‘i

By Melissa Mojo

The time is August 1888, and the residents of the Sinclair sugar plantation are knee-deep in spirits and suspicions in the Ghost of the Sinclair Plantation, presented by Tropicbird Entertainment as a dinner theater […]

Hawai‘i Wisdom — August 2015

E lauhoe mai na wa‘a; i ke ka, i ka hoe; i ka hoe, i ke ka; pae aku i ka ‘aina.

“Everybody paddle the canoes together; bail and paddle, paddle and bail, and the […]

Rituals and Elephants

By Larry Feisntein

Every morning around 6 a.m., whether I want to or not, I unfold out of bed. Sitting up, I pivot around to my right and place my feet on the ground. I reach […]

Rapid ‘Ohia Death Threatens the Forest

By Ruby Pap

What does a Big Island tree fungus have to do with Kaua‘i? A great deal, where the iconic native ‘ohia tree (Metrosideros polymorpha) is concerned. This endemic tree and the entire forest ecosystem […]

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Island Activities — August 2015

Stories and photos by Caroline Farley

At the Menehune Products Fair in Waimea, Arlene Maurice, of Kekaha, operates the senior booth. The fair, held Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is a good […]

Another Day in Paradise

By Virginia Beck

Summer is all about escape! When we travel or leave, we are looking for a change. We want a rest, a break from the usual, the routines and repetitious chores. We want freedom […]