Monthly Archives: June 2012

Come See the Stars

The seventh annual Big Island Film Festival (BIFF) took place at the Mauna Lani Resort over the Memorial Day weekend.  Close to 60 films were screened from 10 different countries.  Like the ‘Talk Story’ event that takes place every full … Continue reading

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C. Brewer & Co. Corporate Headquarters for Sale

C. Brewer & Co. was one of the oldest companies in Hawaii and part of a group of companies that owned 90% of the sugarcane industry.  They were called the Big Five and together they wielded a considerable amount of … Continue reading

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Owning a Permaculture Farm

What happens if you combine the words ‘permanent’ and ‘agriculture’?  You get ‘permaculture,’ a type of farming which combines sustainable living with organic farming.  It was developed in 1970s by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in Australia but has become … Continue reading

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Billionaire Buys Hawaii’s Pineapple Island

Imagine owning an entire island with resorts, golf courses, pristine beaches, and lush landscapes. Picture waking up in the morning, strolling out to your infinite pool, and saying to yourself, “I own everything I can see.” Most people are happy … Continue reading

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Paniolo Country

Waimea, where the cattle graze on rolling hills. Waimea, where you might find a stop-sign that reads “Whoa.” Waimea, home of the cowboy, or in the Hawaiian language ka’ ‘aina o ka paniolo. There’s nowhere else like the town of … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice Adventures

The Big Island is known for its hot volcanoes and cool waterfalls, its legendary luaus and breathtaking vistas.  If you’re visiting for the first time, you’ll want to make sure to go on some of the adventure tours that are … Continue reading

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Wyland and Sloan Art Collaboration

Marine life artist, Robert Wyland, recently presented his newest collection of paintings at his Laguna Beach gallery.  Among the many pieces was one called “Hawaii Volcano in the Sea,” which shows marine life underneath a volcanic landscape.  Wyland collaborated on … Continue reading

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North Kohala Kamehameha Day Celebration

On June 11th thousands of people will gather across the Hawaiian Islands to celebrate Kamehameha Day, but nowhere is the state holiday more revered than in the town of Kapa’au in North Kohala, the birth place of King Kamehameha I. … Continue reading

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Big Island Chocolate Festival

Have you ever sliced into a New York steak smothered in chocolate-port sauce?  Does coco-crusted goat cheese salad tantalize your pallet?  Maybe a cold glass of chocolate flavored beer will quench your thirst?  If chocolates your thing, you won’t want … Continue reading

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Wine of the Volcano

What does honey, guava, and grapes have in common?  They are all ingredients used in the creation of Hawaiian wines. Like all things in Hawaii our wine is not a replica of something you might find in Italy or California, … Continue reading

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