Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) Invites Owners of Historic Properties to a Free Workshop
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A Special North Shore Evening to Feature “Aloha Buddha” Documentary and an Illustrated Lecture on Japanese Buddhist Temples in Hawaii
Drs. George and Willa Tanabe are professors emeritus at the University of Hawai'i in the Religion and Art History Departments, respectively. Dr. Willa Tanabe is the former dean of the School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies. Dr. George Tanabe was born and raised in Waialua and was instrumental in saving artifacts from the now-demolished Kawailoa Ryusenji Soto Mission. He and his wife have joined forces to author an illustrated guide to the ninety Japanese Buddhist temples still existing in Hawai'i. Specific attention will be given to the temples in the Waialua District detailing their history, description of architecture, sanctuaries, ritual implements, and grounds. Set at the Waialua Hongwanji Mission, which was established in 1902, the Tanabes will also highlight this temple’s special features.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Kona Historical Society Happenings: Historical Sunset Cruise 2/10; Free Lecture Series Honoring Kona Begins 1/30
Friday, January 25, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monument to Kauai sugar industry hauled down
The 210-foot-tall Lihue Sugar Mill smokestack, which stood for more than 50 years, toppled to the ground in less than five seconds as the Kauai landmark was demolished Tuesday.COURTESY JAN TENBRUGGENCATE
1/16/13: Lyle Tabata stood with co-workers Tuesday afternoon outside the Lihue Civic Center, about a quarter-mile from the former Lihue Sugar Mill on Kauai, and watched as contractors tore down the mill's historic smokestack, a symbol of Hawaii's bygone sugar plantation era.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
UH archaeology students to study North Shore heiauBy Gordon Y.K. Pang, Honolulu Star Advertiser
A brief ceremony Saturday at Kupopolo Heiau, in the ahupuaa of Kawailoa between Haleiwa and Waimea, marked the heiau's dedication as a "North Shore field school" where archaeology students will study the heiau over 16 consecutive Saturdays. Richard Pezzulo, Waimea Valley executive director, placed a hookupu, or offering, on the heiau.
(Dennis Oda / Doda@staradvertiser.com)
Kupopolo Heiau is expected to be one of many locations available to University of Hawaii archaeology teams. Students toured the heiau on Saturday.
1/13/13: Budding Hawaii archaeologists are expected to benefit the most from a partnership between Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaii's Department of Anthropology announced Saturday.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Restored ranch pays homage to former overseers
» Address: 56-2864 Akoni Pule Highway, between mile markers 18 and 19, two miles south of Hawi, North Kohala, Hawaii island
» Rates: Range from $289 to $699 per night, with minimum stays from three to seven nights, depending on the season. Kamaaina discounts are offered two weeks from the arrival date; half-price deals might be available within one week of arrival.
» Phone: 315-0805
» Email: email@example.com
» Website: www.puakearanch.com
» Notes: Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. Each bungalow is equipped with a high-definition TV and an iPod dock and speaker system. A DVD player and Xbox or Wii are available upon request.
For an additional fee, a personal concierge can customize an itinerary. Pre-arrival kitchen-stocking, a personal chef, pre-made meals, a luau (10-person minimum), hikes, surfing lessons, in-bungalow massages, wedding ceremonies, art and yoga instruction, horseback riding, and guides for water activities and sightseeing can be arranged in advance or during guests' stay.