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  • The Road to Hawaii Statehood: Part 1

    On August 21, 2009, the state of Hawai’i will celebrate 50 years since President Eisenhower signed a proclamation officially declaring the archipelago the 50th state.  The road to statehood has to start with ‘Iolani Palace for one very simple reason in that the palace is the easiest place to pick up the “Walking Tour of 50 Years” brochure.  But the bigger and more formal reason your walking tour of Hawai’i’s road to statehood should start here is that ‘Iolani Palace marks the symbolic seat of power where the Hawaiian monarchy lived—even before the existing building was built in 1882. It is also the site where the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown a mere 11 years after the building was erected in the unique “American Florentine” style.

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  • Koloa Plantation Days Parade

    This past Saturday, I attended the annual Koloa Plantation Days parade, one of hundreds of people lining the roadside in old town Koloa. As the skies threatened to explode and sweat trickled down the gutter of my spine, I watched 60 groups parade a few blocks from the libary on Po'ipu Road to Anne Knudsen Park on Maluhia Road. Read More
  • It's a TreeFest

    My husband’s last words when he left for work this morning were, “Don’t buy too much.” The man knows me well.  He knows I am like a kid in a candy store every November when it comes to Arbor Day.  Last year, because it was raining and the turnout was low, I returned home with a whopping 24 trees.  That meant 24 holes for him to dig. But I’m not the only child when it comes to trees. Read More
  • A View From Afar

    Here's a view of one of the most popular scenic overlooks on Kauai.

     

     

     

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