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8th Annual Kau Wela Summer Festival

By Léo Azambuja Ilima Rivera and Na Kane o Wailuanuiahoano The 8th Annual Kaua‘i Kau Wela Summer Festival provided two days of fun and cultural enlightenment at Kamokila Hawaiian Village on the banks of Wailua River. Founded and directed by singer-songwriter Ilima Rivera, the festival was held June 24 and 25. Rivera opened [...]

By | July 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Koloa Plantation

By Jan TenBruggencate The smokestack in Old Koloa Town, from the second mill built for Koloa Plantation back in 1841. Photo by Léo Azambuja The Hawaiian sugar industry didn’t start in Koloa, and Koloa wasn’t really the site of the first sugar plantation, but these rural myths aside, this South Kaua‘i community has [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Līhuʻe — Root and Branch of a Hawaiʻi Town

Pat L. Griffin, author of Līhuʻe — Root and Branch of a Hawaiʻi Town, thoroughly researched the history, changes and personalities that evolved into the island’s civic center. On July 26, she will share some of her knowledge during an informal book talk in Līhuʻe. Those attending the event will enjoy seeing places and people [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|0 Comments

So Free and Sweet Music

By Virginia Beck Traditional slack key and contemporary compositions were the sound track of the times. Luaus, beach parties, sit-ins, demonstrations and marches were part of the new movement for young Hawai’i. “Our music was the social media of our time”, says Cindy Combs, as she relates the history of the Hawaiian renaissance of the [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Let’s Bon Dance and Celebrate Our Roots!

By Gerald Hirata Kaua‘i Soto Zen Bon Dance 2015 It’s that time of the year again, when we host the largest event on our calendar. It’s our temple’s biggest fundraiser and it’s Kaua‘i’s most festive Bon Dance celebration! This year our theme is “Celebrating Our Roots!” That means you must join us so [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|0 Comments

In Love and War: The World War II Courtship Letters of a Nisei Couple

By Mary Alexander What was it like to be young, in love, living in Hawai‘i, and Japanese-American just after the bombing of Pearl Harbor? Dr. Melody Miyamoto Walters, a graduate of Waimea High School and Professor of History at Collins College helps answer that question as she presents In Love and War: The World War [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Kōkeʻe Lodge

By Anni Caporuscio This is a chili bowl made with local Makaweli beef, and the house-made corn bread from the Classics menu. This is a sweet chili, heavy on the beef. I wouldn’t insult the earthy grass-fed beef by heating it up with all the spices some chilis have. The set chili brings out [...]

By | July 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Building Blocks of Life in the Cool Universe

Color-composite image of the Galactic Center and Sagittarius B2. Courtesy of UH A joint academy research at the University of Hawai‘i and two Mainland universities has found a chilling discovery about the universe’s molecular building blocks of life, according to a UH news release. Researchers at the UH Mānoa Department of Chemistry's W.M. Keck Research [...]

By | July 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Spicing up with Uncle D’s BBQ

By Léo Azambuja Dustin Stonner Dustin Stonner grew up in Kansas City, Mo., home of the American Royal World Series of Barbeque, one of the country’s biggest barbeque celebrations and arguably the largest barbeque competition in the world. “Barbeque is very much culture where I grew up,” said Dustin, who also worked alongside [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|1 Comment

UH Professor: Alzheimer’s Gene May Show Effects as Early as Childhood

John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Linda Chang is seen here in front of a brain scan of an 8-year-old child. Photo courtesy of UH A gene associated with Alzheimer’s disease and recovery after brain injury may show its effects on the brain and thinking skills as early as childhood, according to a [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|0 Comments