Monday, October 27, 2008

Where to Celebrate Halloween in Hawaii

2008 Halloween Events in Hawaii Where to find 2008 Halloween Events in Hawaii. Includes haunted houses, haunted lagoons, haunted hayrides, pumpkin patches, Halloween street festivals, costume contests, Halloween movies, scary storytelling sessions, ghost tours, and safe trick-or-treating events at local shopping malls. Most of the events listed in this article are on Oahu but a few events on Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii are also included.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Photos of Ancient Hawaiian Musical Instruments

Ancient Hawaiian Musical Instruments A recent discussion in our forum has photos of a man playing a Hawaiian nose flute and pictures from the Bishop Museum Collection of a dog's tooth ankle rattle, split bamboo dancing rattles, and feathered gourd hand rattles. I seem to remember reading there was one stringed musical instrument in Hawaii before the Spanish, Portuguese, Puerto Ricans, and Mexicans arrived, and it only had one string. Does anybody know anything more about that?
  • Forum Discussion About Old Hawaiian Musical Instruments.

  • Saturday, October 25, 2008

    Waikiki is a Marine Life Conservation District

    Hawaii Marine Life Conservation Districts Many of Hawaii's visitors are familiar with the Hanauma Bay Marine Life Conservation District but most don't realize the east end of Waikiki is also a state-designated marine protected area. The Waikiki Marine Life Conservation District was established by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources in 1988. It is about 76 acres in size and it is bounded by the west by the Kapahulu Groin and on the east by the western-most wall of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. The protected area extends from the highwater mark on the beach to about 500 yards out to sea. Fishing or collecting any type of sealife is prohibited in this area. Swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and underwater photography are allowed but great care must be taken not to disturb the coral and underwater geological features in this area.
  • Oahu Marine Life Conservation Districts
  • Marine Life Conservation Districts on Other Islands.

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2008

    Why Did the Hawaii Aloha Festival Shrink?

    Does anybody know what happened with the Hawaii Aloha Festivals in 2008? This year all of the events were on Oahu Island and as far as I can tell... [Read More].

    Lanai Is No Longer the Pineapple Isle

    The tiny island of Lanai has been known as the "Pineapple Isle" since Hawaiian Pineapple Company president James Dole bought the entire island in 1922. A large portion of Lanai was devoted to growing pineapple until... [Read More].

    Hilo Hattie Went Bankupt!

    Hawaii retail giant Hilo Hattie filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy this month, but the news isn't all bad [Here's Why].

    Saturday, October 11, 2008

    Results of the 2008 Ironman Triathlon

    Startline of the 2008 Triathlon Congratulations to Craig Alexander of Australia who crossed the finish line in first place at the 2008 Ironman Hawaii Triathlon on Saturday, October 11, 2008. Craig finished the event in second place in 2007. Congratulations also to Chrissie Wellington of the United Kingdom for finishing first in the women's divsion. Chrissy was able to defend her 2007 world championship title by finishing more than ten minutes ahead of her fellow competitors in spite of experiencing a flat tire during the cycling portion of the race.
  • Top 10 Male and Female Results
  • Photo of Swimmers at the Start Line.

  • Monday, October 06, 2008

    Lyon Arboretum in Honolulu Adds Saturday Tours

    Lyon Arboretum Entrance The Lyon Arboretum in Honolulu's lush and beautiful Manoa Valley is now offering guided tours on Saturday mornings, in addition to the previously available Monday through Friday tours. The 1.5 hour tours begin at 10:00 a.m. and space can be reserved by calling 808-988-0461 at least twenty-four hours in advance. The Lyon Arboretum is a 193-acre botanical garden and research center owned and operated by the University of Hawaii. The arboretum was reopened on June 14, 2008 following a badly needed, two year, $3.1 million improvement and repair project.
  • Introduction to the Lyon Arboretum
  • Photos of the Lyon Arboretum.