Monthly Archives: September 2012

Volcano House Reopens

For 133 years a fire burned on the hearth at the Volcano House as a tribute to Pele, the goddess of volcanoes.  However, in 2010 the fire burned out when the hotel had to close for renovations. Now, almost two … Continue reading

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Connecting with Max Baron Aiona Jr.

Max, a man of many talents that perpetuates the spirit of aloha in every facet of his life.  If he’s not selling real estate, you will find him at Solimene’s, the family restaurant in Waimea, supporting his son Ippy’s booming culinary career, volunteering with various … Continue reading

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New Land for Endangered Species

Hawaii’s distant location and climate has made it the last remaining natural habitat for the largest number of endangered species in the world.  While this sad fact is nothing to boast about it does place Hawaiians in a unique position.  … Continue reading

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Turtles Turned Into Souvenirs?

There’s a legend on the Big Island about a magical green sea turtle named Kauila.  She lived in a freshwater spring near the black sand beach of Punalu’u.  This spring was an underwater spring and the freshwater would bubble up … Continue reading

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Ke Alohi Kai

On the Kona side of the Big Island there is a new private community with striking views of the Pacific.  Ke Alohi Kai, an exclusive subdivision, only has 17 lots and is positioned in one of the best locations on … Continue reading

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Who Took The Refrigerator?

When you put your home on the market you usually include the built-in appliances such as the stove and microwave.  You may even decide that you want to include the outdoor grill or the washing machine to make the home … Continue reading

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2012 IMILOA Wayfinding And Navigation Festival

Break out your compass and point it towards the Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii.  The annual Hilo Wayfinding and Navigation Festival will be held for the fifth year in a row September 29 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  The … Continue reading

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Life in Puako

Calling Puako a town might be a bit of an exaggeration.  It’s more like a quaint residential area that sits along Puako Beach Drive on the Big Island.  There’s M’s Puako General Store, the Puako Bed and Breakfast, and that’s … Continue reading

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Join the Live Chat Party

This is you’re invitation to our Live Chat Party.  No formal dress is required.  In fact you can come in your pajamas late at night if you want to.  Just make sure to bring a curious and open mind. We … Continue reading

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Build Your Dream House

Have you ever thought about building your own home?  Can you picture yourself cooking in a kitchen you thought up?  How about shooting hoops in a second-story basketball court?  When you build your own home you get to decide what … Continue reading

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