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‘Sixty Days of Summer’ at Sheraton Preferred Guest Resorts

Mermaid Citrine will once again spend her summer at the Sheraton Waikiki Helumoa Pool overlooking world-renowned Waikiki Beach where she will enchant guests with shows, storytelling and picture taking. Photo courtesy of Starwood Hotels and Resorts From Po‘ipu to Kona and Waikiki to Ka‘anapali, Hawai‘i is the perfect destination for a summer vacation [...]

By | 2017-06-13T17:48:45+00:00 June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Chiefess Kamakahelei, Ali‘i Nui o Kaua‘i

By Léo Azambuja Kaua‘i Museum Executive Director Chucky Boy Chock is seen here with a painting of Chiefess Kamakahelei, in exhibit at the museum. The painting was done by Evelyn Ritter, who has portrayed several chiefs and royalty also in exhibit at Kaua‘i Museum in Lihu‘e. Chiefess Kamakahelei ruled over Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau [...]

By | 2017-03-01T12:39:11+00:00 March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Be My Valentine — Seven Hawaiian Love Tales

The Legend of the Hau Blossom Photo by Daniel Finchum (www.kauaiainaart.com) Pōhuehue and Kaunaʻoa lived near Kahana Bay on O‘ahu. They loved each other deeply. One day, after an argument, Pōhuehue got into his canoe and paddled to Lānaʻi. Kaunaʻoa became very sad and afraid she would never see her lover again. Pōhuehue [...]

By | 2017-02-01T11:02:58+00:00 February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Conservation Experts to Red List Hawai‘i Plants Statewide Push to Share Status with Global Community

Conservation Experts to Red List Hawai‘i Plants Statewide push to share status with global community Conservationists statewide have banded together in an unprecedented collaboration to target over half of Hawai‘i’s native plants for the IUCN1 Red List of Threatened Species. In August 2015, the Hawaiian Plant Specialist Group met on Kaua‘i for a workshop spearheaded by the National [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:25+00:00 August 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Uncle Charlie’s Throw Nets

By Léo Azambuja Uncle Charlie demonstrates how to throw net at Smith’s Beach in Anahola. It’s a hot midsummer afternoon in Anahola. Charles Blake Pereira, better known as “Uncle Charlie,” is standing at the edge of the water at Smith’s Beach, his eyes focused on the shorebreak. “It’s gonna take a while to [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:28+00:00 August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Sailing in the Hikianalia

By Léo Azambuja Capt. Dennis Chun and I soon after my first sailing trip in the Hikianlia. A few Sundays ago, I was having brunch following a photoshoot, just enjoying good food and company, when I received a text message from my friend Sy Shim, a regular crewmember at the sailing canoe Hikianalia. [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:35+00:00 May 4th, 2016|0 Comments

New Coral Nursery Safeguards Hawai‘i’s Reefs (w/ video)

Coral nursery technicians Chelsea Wolke and Stephen Ranson are seen here are the new DLNR Coral Restoration Nursery. Courtesy DLNR The state Department of Land and Natural Resources has found an effective way to safeguard Hawai‘i’s native, slow-growing coral reefs — a nursery away from the ocean. In one corner of the Anuenue Fisheries Research [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:45+00:00 February 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Sea Cucumbers Out of the Pickle — Ige Bans Large-Scale Commercial Harvesting

Photo courtesy of DLNR Following on the heels of a 120-day emergency rule, which had temporarily banned all harvesting of sea cucumbers in Hawai‘i, Gov. David Ige signed last week a measure which severely limits collection of sea cucumbers, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. “The DLNR worked quickly [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:50+00:00 January 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Royal Treatment from a King

By Jan TenBruggencate King Kaumuali‘i's painting by Brook Parker Kaumuali‘i, the last king of Kaua‘i, belied the meme of royals as petulant needy folks. He was a superb host. He had, as one would have said generations ago, the breeding. His father was Kaeo, the brother of Maui’s famed Kahekili and son of [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:01+00:00 September 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Localize It

By Léo Azambuja The Molokai Dispatch ‘ohana during the 30th anniversary celebration July 3. I’m in the middle wearing black, and Todd Yamashita, the newspaper’s owner, is kneeling by his Grandma and two children. Last month, I flew to Molokai to attend the 30th anniversary celebration of The Molokai Dispatch, the island’s only [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:07+00:00 August 2nd, 2015|0 Comments