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April 30, 2017

Learn About Hawaiian Language at Volcano Art Center

Volcano Art Center will present “An Evening of Hawaiian Language” with University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero on Thursday, May 4.
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March 31, 2017

Purple Power: Okinawan Sweet Potato

This purple potato is being partially attributed as the reason why Okinawa has one of the highest numbers of people who live past the age of 100...
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March 23, 2017

LETTER: County Radio System Has ‘Dead Spots’

"They spent $31 million on this radio upgrade and it doesn't even cover the entire Island."
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March 22, 2017

Hō‘i‘o: Delicious & Nutritious Fern Shoots

Hō‘i‘o grows in the wet, higher-altitude rain forests of our islands, particularly on the Big Island and Maui.
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March 07, 2017

Pua Kenikeni: By Any Other Name…

Fagraea berteriana, pua kenikeni, perfume flower tree, ten cent flower, pua tonga or pualulu… as locals would say, “same smell different name!”
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January 13, 2017

Marungay: The Miracle Tree

There is real value to this tree, also sometimes called "The Tree of LIfe."
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January 06, 2017

Pipinola: Poor People’s Food?

Pipinola grows well here in Hawai‘i and can often be found growing in the wild.
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December 30, 2016

Crusin’ with Tita Nui to Nīnole… But Which One?

On Hawai’i Island, there are two towns with the same name...
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December 13, 2016

Ginger: Hawaiian Gold

Ginger is the most widely used condiment in the world.
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December 02, 2016

Beware the Intoxicating Star Fruit

The star fruit is rich in antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C. It is low in sugar, sodium and acid. But it is toxic to some people...
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November 04, 2016

Crusin’ Kalōpā State Park with Tita Nui

Approximately 40 miles north of Hilo, right outside the little town of Honoka‘a, is a beautiful state park tucked away up near the forest reserve.
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October 07, 2016

Kiawe: The Tree of Life

Next time you see a kiawe tree, know that you are looking at more than just a source for firewood.
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September 30, 2016

Laulau—Hawai‘i’s Soul Food

Laulau is a mouthwatering dish consisting of a protein—usually pork—wrapped in the lūʻau leaf (leaf of the taro plant) and a piece of salted butterfish.
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September 16, 2016

SLIDESHOW UPDATE: Crusin’ with Tita Nui: Laupāhoehoe

Laupāhoehoe is a beautifully peaceful historical location, just waiting to be explored.
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September 09, 2016

Candlenut Tree Provides More Than Light

In ancient Hawai’i, candlenuts were burned to provide light, but the nuts can serve a wide variety of uses—from beauty treatments and healthcare, to tattooing and timekeeping.
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