Monthly Archives: February 2012

On the Edge of Waipio

The sacred Valley of the Kings also known as Waipio Valley, is located along the Hamakua Coast on the north-east side of the Big Island.  Hundreds of years ago it was the capital and the ancient Hawaiian kings built their … Continue reading

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Why Is Volcanic Soil Good For Farming?

Five volcanoes created the Big Island and their eruptions continue to form the land today. While lava and ash can be highly destructive it also makes for some of the most fertile soil in the world.  Plants spring up from … Continue reading

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Affordable Paradise

Have you been flipping through travel magazines and wishing you could live near palm trees and pristine beaches? Do you daydream about packing up your things and starting a new life in Hawaii? Well, what’s stopping you? Is it because … Continue reading

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Mission to Mars

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on a different planet? Moving to mars might be happening sooner than we think and a new study on the Big Island is going to make sure we are … Continue reading

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$9.68 Million for Kona Campus

The Big Island is about to get a new campus. After eight years of planning the Hawaii Community College at Palamanui will soon start its first phase of building and should be ready for students within the next two years. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Flight Simulator of the Big Island

Want to soar across the skies above Hawaii? Microsoft Game Studios recently announced its new PC game Flight will allow players to fly through a realistic virtual world based on the Big Island. Players will have the freedom to test … Continue reading

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Retire in KaMilo Private Community

Imagine waking up off the Kohala Coast and your first decision is should I go for a swim or go try out my new clubs on the golf course today.  Life on the Big Island can be a tranquil experience … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Volcano Observatory 100th Anniversary

On January 21, 2012 the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) turned 100 and to celebrate the community was invited to see the inner workings of the longest running volcanic study facility in the United States. Excavation of the HVO’s site on … Continue reading

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Dancing With Ancestors

On the Big Island there are quite a few festivals that mix traditions that go back hundreds of years with contemporary social activities.  One of the best examples is a dance.  While many of styles and movements come from the … Continue reading

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Big Island Jazz and Blues Society Presents Maria Muldaur

Remember that 70s hit Midnight at the Oasis?  It was made famous by Maria Mulder.  And guess what?  She’s coming to the Big Island.  On Saturday, February 4th, Maria Mulder will be preforming at the Hilo Elks Lodge at 6:30 … Continue reading

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