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Laka, the Goddess of Hula

Updated: Apr 17, 2014 5:47am

The goddess Laka is credited with brining hula to the people, and regular ceremonies dedicated to the goddess are common in hula hālau. Kumu Ehulani Stephany of Hālau Hula Ka Makani Hali ʻAla O...


Apr 09, 2014 7:27am
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The Best Thing I Ate All Week

Updated: Apr 17, 2014 5:56am

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The Barefoot Gardener

Apr 02, 2014 1:00am

Seeing a gourd being played as an instrument to accompany hula, it’s hard to visualize the common cucumber being in the same family as gourds, watermelon, pumpkin, zucchini, and other types of...

Big Island Green

Updated: Mar 26, 2014 9:07am

Enhancing the length and quality of bees’ lives could possibly be one of the most important efforts to ensure higher agricultural yields, especially with Hawai’i’s present effort to eat local....

The Barefoot Gardener

Updated: Mar 26, 2014 9:07am

For those of you who have wished for a bountiful vegetable garden, there’s no better time than the first week of spring to get started. The hardest decision may be deciding where you want your new...

Growing a Green Economy

Mar 26, 2014 10:10am

The economic cloud of a generation may have a green lining. Despite the downturn, consumer spending on green products and services continues to increase. While surveys illustrates that one in...

The Barefoot Gardener

Mar 19, 2014 1:00am

There’s nothing like the refreshing taste of fresh-squeezed citrus juice or munching on a cold orange in the Hawaiian heat, and for those who have a member of the citrus family growing on their...

The bright blue flowers of the artichoke plants make it a showstopper in any garden.

The Barefoot Gardener

Mar 12, 2014 1:29am

Whoever thought of steaming the bulbous green head of a thistle plant came up with a pretty good idea. Cynara scolymus, a thistle commonly known as artichoke, is a member of the sunflower family...

The Barefoot Gardener

Mar 05, 2014 1:00am

Many people love lettuce in a salad, though I have heard some people proclaim that it doesn’t have enough nutrients to stain your shirt. One thing is for sure though — love it or leave it, lettuce...

Big Island Green

Mar 04, 2014 9:39pm

Poll results released by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on February 18 showed 75 percent of respondents preferred that Genetically Engineered (GE) products be labeled. Sixty-four countries and the...

The Barefoot Gardener

Updated: Feb 27, 2014 9:07am

Right now I am kicking myself for all those times I bemoaned the weather with “Rain, rain, go away.” During normal weather conditions there is usually some evening rain on the windward side,...

Reality Check

Updated: Feb 27, 2014 9:13am

Dear Ms. Rose,

I’m a recently divorced woman in my late 30s, and just started dating again – if you can call it that. I’ve noticed a significant difference in how men approach me. Instead of...

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