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Your Guide to the Volcano

Warren Costa packs a damn fine picnic. Big sandwiches bursting with fillings, the perfect pineapple, and those One Ton chips that I can’t seem to find on the mainland. That’s not, in itself, a good enough reason to take a volcano tour. Nor is the opportunity to gawk at Warren’s spectacular tattoos, though I don’t [...]

Video Postcard from the Big Island

Hawaii’s First Lady of Ranching

The big ranch house stands at the top of a green sheet of lawn and it’s surrounded by elegant gardens in full flower. Late in her remarkable life, Anna Lindsey Perry-Fiske wanted white and there are white flowers and white cats and even white cattle roaming around the hilly pastures. The house is white with [...]

Hawaii After Dark

“If I were a tourist, I’m coming here for the weather, the culture, the sightseeing. But one night I might go to the casino, because what other entertainment is there to do at night?” said James Boersema, an investor of a Waikiki nightclub and restaurant. — MSNBC: Is Hawaii gambling with paradise?
That [...]

Hawaiiana Live! at Hilo’s Palace Theater

Inspiring the audience to recognize and honor the beauty and richness of the Hawaiian culture has been one of the goals of Hawaiiana Live! Since its launch on Jan.10, 2007, it has educated and entertained 4,000-plus people; Yuen hopes many more will come.
The program spotlights various aspects of Hawaiian culture through storytelling, videos, hula, oli [...]

The Farmer’s Market that Comes to You

A new Farmers Market has recently debuted on the front lawn at Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa. The market is open from 8:00 a.m. until noon each Wednesday.  This market is now in addition to a Saturday morning farmers market at the nearby Keauhou Shopping Center.
Along with local farm-fresh fruit, produce, coffee, and flowers, [...]

January is Volcano Awareness Month

In a Proclamation from the County of Hawai’i, January 2010 has been designated “Volcano Awareness Month.” Throughout the month, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), in cooperation with Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai’i County Civil Defense, and the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, will sponsor various events to promote the importance of understanding and respecting [...]

Thurston’s Big Ideas for Hawaii

In preparation for a upcoming trip to Hawaii, I’ve been reading Hawaii (On the Road Histories). In the geology section at the beginning of the book there’s mention of Jagger, the researcher who spent so much time studying volcanic activity at what’s now Volcanoes National Park. There’s also a passing reference to Lorrin Thurston, a [...]

Connected Oceans and the Tsunami Watch

On September 29, 2009, the state of Hawaii was on tsunami watch. The waves — which hit Samoa, taking lives and destroying property — were caused by a 8.0 earthquake about 120 miles south of Samoa and American Samoa. First things first — the Red Cross of New Zealand has a special appeal for help [...]

Top Notch Snorkeling

Coastal Living lists Papalaua Wayside Park as one of the planet’s best snorkeling spots. I confess, I haven’t been there, though I have snorkeled at Molokini, the pretty little crater off Maui’s shores and at Kona’s amazing turtle packed little beach at Kahalu’u Beach Park.
I’m not surprised that a Hawaii spot is listed in an [...]