Paper umbrellas? Really?

From Seattle Times:

How to create a perfect Hawaii beach getaway on Oahu’s North Shore

“Could this be more perfect?”

My family and I couldn’t stop turning to each other and saying that the first evening of our October vacation as we sat around an umbrella table on our rented beach cottage’s wooden deck, 20 feet from the sand.

We sipped homemade mai tais made of canned Hawaiian Sun lilikoi drink purchased at the Foodland supermarket just up the road. Topping the cocktails were splashes of light rum and black rum, garnished with a wedge of fresh pineapple, a slice of lime and — we found them in our perfect beach cottage’s kitchen cupboard — little paper umbrellas.

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Comes with batteries!

One of the largest battery energy systems in the world planned for Hawaii

The system will be located on former sugarcane land between Lawai and Koloa and will be the largest project of its kind in the state, as well as one of the biggest battery systems in the world.

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Cane fire no more

End of an era: Hawaii’s last sugar mill wraps up final harvest

The only remaining sugar mill in Hawaii is ending its final harvest.

The last cane haul at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company on Maui is expected to happen today, Hawaii News Now reported. Parent company Alexander & Baldwin announced in January that it would phase out sugar production this year.

“Hawaii produced over a million tons of sugar per year for over 50 years. At one time that was 20 percent of all the sugar that was consumed in the United States,” said Robert Osgood, a retired consultant for the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center and co-author of “From King Cane to the Last Sugar Mill.”

HC&S holds last sugar harvest on Maui: Slideshow

From PBN:

cane fire:

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Back to the ’50s–Waikiki Malasadas


We still need help!

Class of ’84 Waikiki Malasada Shift, Fri Feb 3 2017 4:45-8pm

Looking for 60 volunteers again this year! We are halfway there!

E-mail Patti at:

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Hawaii during WW II

With the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, I thought I’d post this…

Hawaii During WW II – a podcast from Bishop Museum

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From HVO:

a rockfall from the south wall of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater triggered a small explosive event in the summit lava lake. The explosion threw spatter (fragments of molten lava) onto the rim of the crater, mostly to the west of the former visitor overlook.

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Moana tourguide

What to See in Hawaii? Ask Auli’i Cravalho of Disney’s ‘Moana’

Q. Let’s say I was your friend coming to visit for a few days. What would you show me?

A. Well, my friend, I would not take you to Waikiki, unless you absolutely had to do some shopping; then I suppose you could go for a few hours.

Why aren’t we going to Waikiki?

So many people stop there, and then that’s it. There’s so much more of the island to see, and so much more to do than shopping.

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