Monthly Archives: July 2014

Symphony of Orchids – Hilo Orchid Show

The Big Island isn’t dubbed the ‘Orchid Isle’ for nothing.  Last year 3,800 people came out to see the largest collection of flowering beauties in Hawaii at the Hilo Orchid Show and this year even more are expected. Why did people … Continue reading

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55th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

In the summer of 1959 Peter Fithian was driving his car and listening to the radio when it came across the airwaves that Hawaii had just become the 50th US state.  Two days later he launched the first Hawaiian International … Continue reading

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The Big Island Report: Up Country (June 2014)

DEAL OF THE WEEK: REDUCED BY $51,000! Lovely home in the lower section of the Meadows in Kohala Ranch and situated on a flag lot for ultimate privacy. This is the lowest priced home in Kohala Ranch and is in … Continue reading

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FilAm Friendship Doubles Tennis Tournament

Hawaiians have been taking swings at tennis balls since 1894.  But did you know those first tennis balls were red?  It’s true.  In 1895 red balls were imported to Honolulu.  A newspaper reported the balls, “make a very pretty show … Continue reading

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The Big Island Report: Kohala Coast (June 2014)

  DEAL OF THE WEEK: AWARD-WINNING MAUNA LANI LUXURY REDUCED BY $250,000 A unique and beautiful property in Kamilo at Mauna Lani and an award-winner of Parade of Homes 2006. The interior design is by Kathy Merrill Kelley who has been … Continue reading

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34th Annual Cultural Festival at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

In ancient Hawaii, priests were responsible for preserving the history of the Big Island.  However, there was no written language at the time.  One of the ways they would pass down the stories of great battles and other significant events … Continue reading

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The Big Island Report: Kailua Kona (June 2014)

DEAL OF THE WEEK – REDUCED BY $30,000! Beautiful Model-Style 3BR, 2.5BA home located near the top of Kona Highlands has an open floor plan complete with a large living room (with wood burning fireplace) and big family room, a … Continue reading

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