Sweet Memories: Komoda Store and Bakery
Komoda store and bakery celebrates 105 years in Makawao.
Deck the halls this season with Hawaiian ohelo berries, a sacred yet edible plant endemic to Hawaii. They are also a nice alternative to cranberries.
Species on the Brink: Hawaiian Hoary Bat
To catch a glimpse of a hoary bat, “watch a streetlight that attracts moths and bats are attracted to the moths."
When you enter the ocean this fall, remember that it’s not just the sharks’ home; it’s their nursery.
Lobster season closes to allow Hawaiian spiny lobsters a chance to reproduce.
Night Lights: Bioluminescence
Glowing creatures in Hawaii's seas light up the night.
Aloha—It’s the Law
Are you familiar with the Aloha Spirit law?
Bats on the Wing
When the Polynesians first made landfall in Hawaii, their closest relative here was a bat.
Armed & Mysterious
He‘e (octopuses) have brief but magical lives.
The Steadfast ‘A‘ali‘i
The native Hawaiian shrub 'a'ali'i is as tough as it is beautiful. Learn about its role in restoring ecosystems, and its uses for Hawaii's lei makers and crafters.
Beware of Bulls
This protection bullfighter isn’t focused on the dangers to himself; he’s more concerned about riders’ safety.
A Maui crew became the first Hawai‘i team to finish the 2009 Moloka‘i Hoe, placing second in this world-championship outrigger-canoe race—unprecedented feats for a Neighbor Island crew.
Summer is the prime time to observe an only-on-Maui botanical phenomenon: the blooming of the Haleakalā silverswords.
Uhu? Uh, unusual!
Seven species of uhu dwell in Hawaiian waters, including three endemics.
Wetland Chic: Ae‘o Stilts
Summer is the season to look for an exceptionally photogenic shorebird: ae‘o, the Hawaiian black-necked stilt.
Social Climber: ‘ie‘ie
This versatile vine wove its way into the fabric of Hawaiian life.
Decorate your holiday table with a wreath of island flora featuring ‘ūlei.
Get the translation of Hawai'i Pono'i.
Mover and Shaker
Triple threat: He can dance. He can chant. And he can sing.
The Pie That Binds
Each Thanksgiving, the family behind Four Sisters Bakery bake 6,000 pies to “raise dough” for local nonprofits.
Fresh off the coconut wireless
Hala: The Hawaiian Aphrodisiac
When foraging for plants to kindle romance, the love-struck Hawaiian had no further to look than the distinctive Hala tree.
Turmeric is prized around the world for its yellow color, bold flavor, and medicinal properties. When Polynesian voyagers first sailed to Hawai‘i, they brought the pungent herb with them.
Get the recipe Natal Plum Holiday Relish for a new holiday tradition.
Jeepers Creepers! Ghost Stories
Enjoy these hair-raising tales from the community.
Hawaiian Owl: Love Is in the Air
Autumn is a thrilling time for Hawaiian owls and those who admire them.
One of the sweetest Hawaiian traditions is the making and wearing of flower lei to celebrate people you love or places you’ve been.
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The Spirit of Aloha Online Estate Art Auction
A unique opportunity to own exquisite Hawaiian Art from the estate of Jill and Doug Schatz and make a meaningful impact to students and...