Celebrating Old Hawai’i on Horseback at Waiki’i Ranch

September 23, 2019||Big Island Communities: Events, On the Lighter Side


The Paniolo Preservation Society presented a spectacular Old Hawai'i on Horseback event on September 14 at Waiki'i Ranch.

August 2, 2019||Big Island Communities: Events


Happy 130th Birthday to Honoka'a School 

Honoka‘a School celebrated its 130th birthday on the weekend of July 19-21 in style! Read More 

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July 21, 2018||Big Island: Weather and Nature


Don't Miss It! Lahaina Noon on Hawaii Island in July 

Lahaina Noon happens twice within a few weeks of the summer solstice on different days and times in the Hawaiian islands. Read More 

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February 6, 2017||Big Island: History and Culture


Peace Corps Training on Hawaii Island - A Chapter in Peace Corps History 

Between 1962 and 1971, over 7,000 young American Peace Corps volunteers spent time on the Big Island, which had been chosen as the training ground for volunteers assigned to Asia and the Pacific Islands. A heart-warming film about their experiences has recently been completed after 5 years in the making. Read More 

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March 28, 2016||Big Island: Weather and Nature


Citizen Science: Counting Whales in the 2016 Ocean Count 

One of the joys of living in Hawaii is seeing humpback whales in the winter months. I haven't seen many this year so I thought I would spend some time looking by participating in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary's annual Ocean Count. Every last Saturday of January, February and March volunteers gather at designated sites around the islands to count whales and whale behavior. I chose Pu'ukohola National Refuge at Kawaihae, a great vantage point to see whales and the sunniest spot on the island. Even though the forecast was for possible heavy showers this weekend, Kawaihae lived up to its reputation; the skies cleared and you could see for miles. We worked in pairs, one scanning the ocean for whales and the other logging the number of whales, calves, breaches, tail, fin or head slaps, and dives. We started over every half hour switching roles. We only saw a few whales, which was disappointing, but not unexpected... Read More 

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