Monthly Archives: February 2013

Donor Gives 9.2 Million to University of Hawaii

The University of Hawaii recently announced it would receive one of the largest private donations in the school’s history.  A donor has given the university 9.2 million dollars and has asked that his identity not be revealed until after his … Continue reading

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Big Island Plastic Bag Ban

Did you know the average American family takes home 1,500 plastic shopping bags each year?  That adds up to about 100 billion plastic bags used in the US per year.  Less than 5% of those bags are recycled.  Most end … Continue reading

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Aloha Spirit

One of the best parts about living on the Big Island is all the “cities” are really more like small towns, but they have a multitude of ethnic groups.  At different times in Hawaii’s history waves of people came from … Continue reading

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Ka Lae – South Point

Have you ever wanted to travel to the southernmost place in the United States?  If you’re on the Big Island, you can drive down to Ka Lae—also known as South Point—and you’ll be standing in the US’s southernmost spot.  (That’s … Continue reading

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Aloha Aina: Big Island Memories

Have you ever wondered what the Big Island was like during the early 1900s?  Recently, the East Hawaii Cultural Council released, Aloha Aina: Big Island Memories, a 288 page collection of essays, poems, art work, and stories which recall life … Continue reading

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Will Lance Armstrong Be Allowed To Compete In The 2013 Ironman Triathlon?

Unless you’ve been living in a cave you’ve heard about Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey and how he finally admitted to using performance enhancing drugs.  Still the question remains: Why did he admit to doping after a decade of … Continue reading

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‘Q’uisine of Hearts

What does great food, a good cause, and Valentine’s Day have in common?  They are all a part of the ‘Q’uisine of Hearts brunch, an annual benefit that brings nutrition awareness to 2000 Kona-Kohala children.  This year the event will … Continue reading

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Warm Winter Holiday

Imagine spending a few weeks waking up to the sound of the ocean crashing outside your bedroom window.  Picture yourself strolling out to your lanai—wearing flip-flops—as the sun rises over the Pacific.  Cloudless blue skies stretch down to the horizon … Continue reading

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