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Looking for Unique 4th of July Foods? Try These

Thoughts of July 4th may immediately bring up images of red, white, and blue; fireworks; your famous apple pie recipe; and, of course, the classic backyard BBQ. Get ready to fire up the grill! You can almost hear it sizzling as a light breeze carries through the air the enticing aroma of those juicy burgers […]

What Is the Merrie Monarch Festival, and Why Is It So Important to Hawai`i?

“Hula is the language of the heart and therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people – Kalākaua Rex The hula competition portion of the Merrie Monarch Festival is officially moving forward in 2021. According to Festival president, Luana Kawelu, the competition this year will be held on June 24th, 25th, and 26th in Hilo at […]

3 Ways to Celebrate King Kamehameha Day

In Hawaii we honor the first king of the Hawaiian Islands, King Kamehameha, who in 1810 was able to unite the Hawaiian Islands under one kingdom. The consolidation of the Hawaiian Islands by Kamehameha into one kingdom is considered by many to be one of the greatest achievements in Hawaiian history. Kamehameha had all the […]

Creating the Best Father’s Day: Gift Basket Ideas for a Great Guy

Over the years, you’ve gotten to know what your dad loves (besides you, of course). And while all dads are not the same, there are a few things almost every one loves! Maybe he’s the outdoor BBQ-grill guru or the indoor chef of the family kitchen. Maybe he’s a sports fan. Or maybe delicious desserts […]