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Sweet Memories: Komoda Store and Bakery

Komoda store and bakery celebrates 105 years in Makawao.
Hawaiian ohelo berries

Oh, Hello!

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.
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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."
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Shark Pups

When you enter the ocean this fall, remember that it’s not just the sharks’ home; it’s their nursery.
hawaiian spiny lobster

Lobster Love

Lobster season closes to allow Hawaiian spiny lobsters a chance to reproduce.
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Night Lights: Bioluminescence

Glowing creatures in Hawaii's seas light up the night.
Hawaii Aloha Law

Aloha—It’s the Law

Are you familiar with the Aloha Spirit law?
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Bats on the Wing

When the Polynesians first made landfall in Hawaii, their closest relative here was a bat.
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Armed & Mysterious

He‘e (octopuses) have brief but magical lives.
aalii Hawaiian shrub

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.
Rory Souza

Beware of Bulls

This protection bullfighter isn’t focused on the dangers to himself; he’s more concerned about riders’ safety.

Channeling Success

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.
Silversword

Haleakalā Silverswords

Summer is the prime time to observe an only-on-Maui botanical phenomenon: the blooming of the Haleakalā silverswords.
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Uhu? Uh, unusual!

Seven species of uhu dwell in Hawaiian waters, including three endemics.
Aeo chicks

Wetland Chic: Ae‘o Stilts

Summer is the season to look for an exceptionally photogenic shorebird: ae‘o, the Hawaiian black-necked stilt.
ie‘ie

Social Climber: ‘ie‘ie

This versatile vine wove its way into the fabric of Hawaiian life.

Hawaiian Twist

Decorate your holiday table with a wreath of island flora featuring ‘ūlei.

Hawaii Ponoʻi

Get the translation of Hawai'i Pono'i.
Kamaka Kukona

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.
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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.
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Hawaiian Turmeric

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.
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Natal Plum

Get the recipe Natal Plum Holiday Relish for a new holiday tradition.
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Jeepers Creepers! Ghost Stories

Enjoy these hair-raising tales from the community.
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Hawaiian Owl: Love Is in the Air

Autumn is a thrilling time for Hawaiian owls and those who admire them.

Scented Souvenir

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...

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