Monthly Archives: January 2012

2011 Hawaii Paniolo Hall of Fame

In 2011 ten cowboys were inducted into the Paniolo Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place at the at the Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council Annual Convention on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The honorees included: Louis von Tempsky, A. Hartwell Carter, Clarence Medeiros … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Honeymoon

When you’re planning your honeymoon you hope that everything will go right. You don’t want to spend thirteen hours in an airport because of a delayed flight. You don’t want to get some strange disease from the local cuisine. And … Continue reading

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Repairing Ahu’ena Heiau

Last March the earthquake in Japan triggered a tsunami that swept in and hit the Kona coast. The King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel and the Ahu‘ena Heiau, which is on the hotel grounds, both suffered damage. Now, almost a year … Continue reading

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Humpback Whales Near The Big Island

Are you going to be on the Big Island between December and April? If so, you’re in luck. Humpback whales make Hawaii their winter home as well. In fact they travel 3,000 miles from Alaska to Hawaii every year. Of … Continue reading

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South Kona Coffee Plantation

Have you ever thought about owning your own coffee plantation? Imagine waking up in the morning and brewing your own Kona coffee from cherries that were picked only a few feet from your doorstep. While you’re thinking about it picture … Continue reading

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Paul Mitchell’s Property Donated to Nature Conservancy

Paul Mitchell was best known for his hairstyling and hair care products, but he was also a long-time resident of the Big Island and loved the tranquility and beauty of the North Kona Coast. Recently his son, Angus Mitchell, donated … Continue reading

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Orchid Isle

The Island of Hawaii has a couple of nicknames. It’s often referred to as the Big Island because it is the largest Hawaiian island. But it is also known as the Orchid Isle because of the commercial orchid industry that … Continue reading

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Hawaii’s Environmentalist Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson is more than just a folk/ rock superstar.  He’s more than an internationally acclaimed singer-song writer.  He’s an environmentalist whose making real strides to change the way people think and go about their daily life.  The National Geographic … Continue reading

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Underwater Paradise

The state fish of Hawaii is the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a.  Try saying that three times in a row: humu humu nuku nuku apua a.  It’s one of the many indigenous fish and marine animals that live around the Hawaiian Islands and can … Continue reading

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Escape to Milolii

Milolii, the last Hawaiian fishing village, is a secluded small town south of Kailua-Kona. You won’t find expensive restaurant or fancy resort hotels, but you will find the genuine Hawaii. Locals have lived here for generations because of the privacy … Continue reading

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