Monthly Archives: December 2015

I want to be a pin-up girl

A friend of mine doesn’t approve of the new 2016 Honoka‘a Girls Pin Up Calendar. It’s a sweet calendar of eight local Honoka‘a gals in classic 1950s travel-poster style clothes and poses, the brainchild of local business women, Sarah Anderson, … Continue reading

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Call me Farmer Di

We love having our very own Hāmākua Harvest Farmers’ Market. It’s like a mini-festival every Sunday with live music, educational presentations (this week we could learn to make kim chi and sauerkraut), activities for keiki like their own garden, even … Continue reading

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But why the nose? Hawaiian bamboo nose flute lessons

“I’m taking a nose flute class,” I told my friends. “It’s the first workshop at the new Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua. We get to choose a bamboo flute, sand it, and learn how to play it. Want to come?” … Continue reading

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I’m not fat…

You can always expect cool things to happen at Honoka‘a’s First Friday events. Last night saw the grand opening of the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua (finally), and the launch of the new book about Historic Honoka‘a Town. Residents strolled … Continue reading

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