The Big Island’s Volcano Community Teems with Arts and Recreation Opportunities

May 12, 2015||Big Island Communities: Events

Nestled in the lush, cool rainforest, at almost 4,000 feet elevation, the Volcano community is a hotbed of arts and recreation activities. About 2,700 people call Volcano Village and surrounding subdivisions of Volcano Golf & Country Club, Cymbidium Acres, Volcano Farm Lots, Mauna Loa Estates, Ohia Estates, Royal Hawaiian Estates, and Hawaiian Orchid Isle Estates home. There is much to do for these lucky residents,...

May 1, 2014||Big Island: History and Culture

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii 

On the Big Island of Hawaii today the air is sweet with fragrances of the many flowers that have been being picked and strung for lei in celebration of May Day, Hawaii style. When given a lei in Hawaii it is a symbol of affection. Thus, May Day in Hawaii is a day filled with the spirit of Aloha as family and friends alike bestow their beautiful fresh flower lei upon one another. Many businesses, hotels and visitor attractions offer lovely displays of the various types of lei found throughout the Big Island of Hawaii. From today through May 16, the Lyman Museum in Hilo is hosting demonstrations of feather lei making from some of Hawaii's most talented feather lei artists and a fascinating exhibit of featherwork including the lei papa (flat lei often used as hatbands), kāhili, `uli`uli (feathered gourds and rattles), `ahu `ula (feathered capes), and an elaborate crested mahiole (helmet). Visit the Lyman Museum website for details about... Read More 

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April 16, 2012||Agents: In the Community, Big Island Communities: Events

Honoring Ipu: Volcano Art Center Exhibit Features Gourd and Fiber Artist Jelena Clay 

The exhibit, which features gourds decorated with pyrography and fiber by Jelena as well as ipu heke and umeke by Kalim Smith, is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm through April 22. Read More 

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November 22, 2010||Big Island Communities: Districts & Subdivisions, Big Island Communities: Events

Living the Volcano Lifestyle 

When we moved to Volcano a couple of months ago, we were familiar enough with the community to know we looked forward to this new adventure. After all, my son and his family live here--what’s not to look forward to? What I couldn’t have anticipated was what a vibrant community it is. Read More 

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