Category Archives: local economy

2014 King Kamehameha Parade

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location: Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i   click any image to enlarge Kamehameha Day, June 11, was proclaimed by Kamehameha V on December 22, 1871, as a day to honor his grandfather, Kamehameha I, and was first observed on June 11, 1872. Every … Continue reading

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Jackson’s Chameleon

A Chance Encounter I’d been told that the elevation where I live in Holualoa on the Big Island is prime habitat for the Jackson’s Chameleon. Truth is I had never seen one around the property, that is until one day … Continue reading

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Holualoa- Coffee Country

Kona coffee is considered one of the premium specialty coffees of the world. The cultivation of coffee requires a very specific combination of temperature, sun, soil, and water. It can be grown in only a limited number of locations on … Continue reading

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Perennial Fruit Rewards

Expand Your Food Base. Add Variety…Improve Health…Advance Sustainability…Restore the Environment There are few things I enjoy more than walking down to the gardens edge to pick a fresh snack or gather a few fruits to place in the refrigerator to … Continue reading

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Apiaries in ART

Beauty of Bee Hives. Through the ages artists painting scenes of rural life give reference to the association of humans and honey bees. Apiaries and domestic bee keeping can be traced back to the time of the pharaohs in Egypt … Continue reading

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Old Time same as the New Time

Simpler yes but no more time. In this crowded hive of humming buzzing humanity that is today’s society it is not uncommon to hear people express a longing for life in a simpler era. Quite often this yearning for the … Continue reading

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Travel by coach, stage coach

The Butterfield Overland Mail Company ran a stage line of 2,800 milesĀ  in 1858 that could deliver mail from St. Louis, Missouri to San Francisco in 25 days,with twice a week departures. The responsibility and priority of the Butterfield line … Continue reading

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