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Maui chefs, farmers and eats spotlighted at 3rd annual Kaanapali Fresh culinary fest this weekend

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 01:35 PM The Kaanapali Resort's signature summer culinary event delivers its third annual showcasing of the bounty of Maui farmers and everything Maui chefs create with that bounty. Gala dinners, tasting events, food tours and a farmers market happen this weekend.  More
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Chips and Dale: The tasty handmade chips of Kauai’s Taro Ko

posted by: Catherine E. Toth on Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 10:36 AM Some of the best taro and sweet potato chips in the Islands are made by 
a three-decade-old Hanapepe family-run chip company whose owner, Dale Nagamine, is as 
no-nonsense original as the tasty, not-so-easy-to-obtain snack he handcrafts.  More
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In A Pickle: Seasonal produce inspires Maui Preserved’s homegrown, homestyle pickling and preserving

posted by: Tiffany Hill on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 09:38 AM From sweet Maui onions to beets, peppers, pineapple and vanilla, if it's grown on Maui Preserved’s home island, the boutique pickle, preserve and condiment maker will find some way to get the fresh taste of Island produce into your home pantry.  More
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Nine Hawaiian crow chicks hatch at Hawaii Island endangered bird sanctuary, bringing total world population to 114

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 10:02 AM The Keauhou Bird Conservation Center recently oversaw the successful hatching of nine alala chicks. Extinct in the wild, the Hawaiian crow species is being bred and raised in captivity for hopeful release back into nature.  More
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Shop ‘till you drop for authentic, Island-made products at this weekend’s Made in Hawaii Festival

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM If you’re on Oahu this weekend, you’ll find all manner of guaranteed locally grown, crafted and cooked-up stuff at the 20th annual Made in Hawaii Festival. Featuring hundreds of booths, it’s the state’s biggest annual one-stop-shop for everything made-in-Hawaii.   More
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Weeklong Duke’s OceanFest watersport competitions celebrate legendary Hawaiian waterman Kahanamoku

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Wed Aug 13, 2014 at 09:48 AM Duke’s OceanFest kicks off its 13th annual weeklong celebration of the life and legacy of Duke Kahanamoku this Saturday, Aug. 16. If you’re on Oahu, near Waikiki and love ocean sports, slather on some sunscreen and check out the competitions.  More
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Rare hawksbill sea turtles at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to benefit from conservation grant

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 09:52 AM The National Park Foundation recently awarded Hawaii Volcanoes National Park a $19,200 Impact Grant to supplement efforts to save the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle, or honuea.  More
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Weakened Tropical Storm Iselle makes Hawaii Island landfall. Hurricane Julio expected to pass north of Islands.

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 09:06 AM The former Hurricane Iselle weakened to a tropical storm before passing over the southern half of the Big Island overnight. Julio is expected to maintain hurricane strength as it passes north of the Islands on Sunday and Monday.  More
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Updated: Hawaii braces for approach of back-to-back hurricanes, Iselle and Julio

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 07:36 PM Hawaii is preparing for two Pacific Ocean hurricanes over the next few days: Hurricane Iselle and Hurricane Julio. Iselle is expected to be downgraded to a tropical storm as it reaches Big Island tonight, while Julio is now expected to maintain hurricane strength as it passes north of the Islands on Sunday and Monday.  More
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Garden of the Gods: Visiting Kauai’s hidden Hindu monastery

posted by: Tiffany Hill on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 10:20 AM For the past 45 years, the verdant Wailua River Valley has been home to one of the Hindu faith’s most important holy sites. Blending stunning natural landscape with intricate Sri-Lankan architecture, Kauai Aadheenam Hindu Monastery is a place of tranquility and quiet beauty.  More
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Haleakala volcano’s endangered, endemic silverswords begin blooming in unusually large numbers

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Aug 01, 2014 at 10:46 AM Endangered silverswords (ahinahina) on the high elevations of Haleakala volcano began blooming in unusual abundance this week. If you’re on Maui now, it’s worth a trip to the summit to see the rare natural event for yourself!  More
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From steamships to jets. New Smithsonian exhibit explores the history of travel to “Hawaii by Air.”

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 09:55 AM Ever wonder how travelers got to Hawaii before jet planes made travel a mere six-hour affair? “Hawaii by Air,” a new yearlong exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., explores the history of travel to the Islands — and how air travel changed Hawaii itself.  More
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Go Fish!: The restoration of Oahu’s Paepae o Heeia Hawaiian Fishpond

posted by: Derek Paiva on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 10:53 AM Since 2001, the nonprofit Paepae o Heeia has been working alongside thousands of residents and visitors on the restoration of Heeia Fishpond. Whether your aim is to get dirty helping out or simply to visit, the centuries-old Hawaiian fishpond is a must-see marvel of human perseverance.  More
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Vote in HAWAII Magazine's 3rd annual Readers' Choice Awards Poll. You could win an iPad Mini.

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 09:26 AM Share your personal picks for Hawaii's best beaches, scenic roads, resorts, hikes, local grinds, and more with us. You could win one of two Apple iPad Minis–with one-year electronic subscriptions to HAWAII Magazine–for your effort.   More
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A Life Aquatic: Exploring Undersea Maui with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment

posted by: Derek Paiva on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 10:19 AM Co-founded by ocean explorer, educator and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau, the kids’ eco-adventure program Ambassadors of the Environment 
offers entertaining lessons in Hawaii-centric earth sciences and sustainability.  More
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