HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK (BIVN) - Pele returns to the Pacific Ocean, after suddenly crossing the emergency road on the coastal plain of Kilauea.

by Big Island Video News on July 26, 2016 at 7:26 am UPDATE (12:40 p.m.) VIDEO: First Look At Hawaii’s New Lava Ocean Entry HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii – The 61g lava flow has reached the Pacific Ocean on Hawaii Island. The lava flow began a new ocean entry at 1:30 a.m. this morning, lava tour guides report. Shane Turpin of Lava Ocean Tours, Inc. was one of the first on the scene – by sea – to provide images of the new entry. Yesterday, the lava crossed the coastal emergency road that connects the Chain of Craters Road in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Kalapana. From that point it was only a matter of hours before the lava reached the sea.

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the last time the lava met the ocean was in August 2013. The ocean entry stopped when the eruptive activity at Puʻu ʻŌʻō changed, sending flows to towards the east rather than the south. The new direction held for nearly three years – and included the infamous June 27 lava flow that threatened the village of Pahoa – before a new change in the lava flow redirected the activity back towards the coastal plain on Kīlauea’s south flank.

Mahalo Jared Goodwin and Lava Ocean Tours for the great pictures.

Hawaiian Havens: The Top 10 Hotels on the Big Island

The Culture Trip By:Caroline Milne, Updated: 25 December 2015

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Hawaii’s Big Island is a textbook tropical paradise. Home to a host of natural wonders such as active volcanoes, black sand beaches, hidden waterfalls and seemingly endless jungle hikes, the island is a heavenly destination for active adventure-seekers, as well as those seeking a much-needed vacation to sprawl out on the beach and de-stress. Whatever your island fantasy involves, we’ve rounded up the top ten hotels for every type of traveler, so you can find the best accommodations for your style and budget.

Palms Cliff House Inn

Palms Cliff House Inn is a Victorian style bed and breakfast situated atop a lush Oceanside property. If you’re looking for accommodations on the Northeastern side of the island (near Hilo), Palms Cliff is the destination for you. This luxurious B&B has charm to spare, enchanting guests with its grand architecture and awe-inspiring views of the formidable Homonu Cliffs. Here you can let the rhythmic sounds of the ocean lull you to sleep at night, then wake at sunrise to a delicious breakfast. This oasis of old-world relaxation will leave you pampered and rested, though if you’re feeling bold you’ll find a range of nature activities at your doorstep, from snorkeling and swimming to hiking those striking cliffs.

Price: Luxury

Watch out for: the private jacuzzi and romantic views in Room 8

28-3514 Mamalahoa Hwy, Honomu, Island of Hawaii, HI, +808 963 6076

Workshop Tickets on sale Now at 'Imiloa

   In celebration of the 53rd Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will host three days of cultural enrichment programming, Wednesday, March 30 through Friday, April 1. This series is organized to complement and honor one of Merrie Monarch’s major purposes: the perpetuation, preservation and promotion of the art of hula and Hawaiian culture through education.

“The Merrie Monarch Festival is an important platform for sharing the history and culture of Hawai’i with thousands of people worldwide. It is a privilege each year for ‘Imiloa to help extend the impact of the festival by offering related cultural enrichment programs for the benefit of both our local and visitor communities,” states Ka’iu Kimura, Executive Director of ‘Imiloa.

MW-020514-mossmanThe opening day of events (March 30) at ‘Imiloa will showcase Hānau ka Ua me ka Makani, a recent publication on Hawaiian rain names and lore by Kamehameha Schools educators, Collette Akana and Kiele Gonzalez, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. A live musical performance by Hilo’s own Hōkū-award winner, Mark Yamanaka will follow that afternoon from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

The second day of events (March 31) will feature He Inoa no Hiʻiakaikapoliopele, A Papakū Makawalu presentation from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on Hi’iakaikapolipele. The presentation is by Pomai Brandt and Ku‘ulei Higashi Kanahele, who is a PhD student in Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization at Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Afternoon Hula performances by UNUKUPUKUPU will include UNUOLEHUA I and UNUOLEHUA II, under the direction of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.  

The third and final day (April 1) will feature the hula drama Hānau Ke Aliʻi: Born is a Chief, performed by Hālau Nā Kīpuʻupuʻu under the direction of Kumu Hula Michah Kamohoali’i from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. The final event of our programming will feature hula performances by Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani Ē, under the direction of Kumu Hula ʻIwalani Kalima at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

All Cultural Enrichment Programs will take place in ‘Imiloa’s Moanahōkū Hall. Tickets to each event will include access to ‘Imiloa’s interactive Exhibit Hall. Pre-sale tickets will be available for purchase on Tuesday, March 15 at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s front desk, or by calling 808-932-8901. General Admission ticket prices are $10, and $8 for members. A limited supply of tickets will be available on the day of event for $15.

Living Earth-Friendly on an Island.

One aspect of living in paradise that many people don't think about is that everything, and I mean everything, is flown inn or shipped in by barge. Toilet paper, mail, food, building supplies, you name it. If it is not grown here, it is shipped in. Even if it something is made here, some part of it had to be shipped in, glue, nails, tools, tec. So when there is is mis-hap here at the inn, we try to repair items instead of running out to the stores and buying a replacement. After all, trash is not shipped off island, that is one thing that remains here. When you live on an island, you discover very quickly, just how precious space is. Recently we had such a mishap with some guests and a lamp was damaged beyond repair, life is full of accidents, no harm, no foul. Since the lamps needed to match it was a matter of what to do next. Thank goodness we live in a community (Island mentality) that embraces garage sales, Church sales, and temple sales. So bright and early Saturday morning we were off on the hunt. Right away I found a pair of lamps that would fit our needs.

   Here is one in it's "as found" condition. Yes, it is in rough shape, rusty harp, chipping paint, but good solid bones. I pulled out some paint from my craft supplies and got to work.

   A soft grey was just the thing to compliment the room it was headed into. I also brushed gold pigment on the upper edges of the lamp base for some highlight. I think the end result is fantastic! But most important, we added one less thing to our local landfill. Aloha!

     

Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice Winner, Again!

Excited to announce that for the third year in a row we have won the Reader's Choice Award for Best Bed & Breakfast. Congratulations to all the winners in this year's list. On the stands now, go grab your copy! 


Year after year we are honored to receive the publics acknowledgement of our great staff and wonderful B&B. We pour our hearts into this place are are just thrilled (even after 15 years) when others say "well done!" Mahalo to everyone, most especially our staff, without whom, we could not exceed our guests expectations. 

 

  

  

   

  

  

Merrie Monarch Hawaiian Culture Enrichment 2014 Workshops at Imiloa

April 23 to 25, 2014

In April, the week after Easter, the highly anticipated Merrie Monarch Hula Festival and Competition in Hilo will be under way. During this special week, ‘Imiloa will offer a three-day showcase of musical performances and cultural presentations in support of the Merrie Monarch Festival, providing visitors to Hawai‘i and its residents an opportunity to learn about the history and cultural significance of hula and its practitioners. All showcase sessions cover a wide range of hula topics.
This year’s programs consist of a wonderful mix of cultural presentations such as Haku Mele Masters with a prominent group of Hawaiian poets and songwriters, a special presentation on Hawaiian protocol for entering the Waonahele or forests by Dr. Taupouri Tangaro and Kekuhi Kealiikanakaolehaililani, and musical performances by Manu Boyd, Hoku Zuttermeister, and Kuana Torres. Share in the magic of Merrie Monarch Week at ‘Imiloa!
In order to continue to offer more educational enrichment programs, event program is by admission: $6 for members, $8 for non-members, per session. Seating is limited. To ensure a spot for a session, we recommend that you purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket pre-sales start Tuesday, March 25th. Please call 969-9703 or visit the guest service desk at ‘Imiloa to purchase tickets.

2014 Schedule 

 

Wednesday, April 23
10:00am:
  Presentation, "Haku Mele Masters of Our Time"
A panel of celebrated, contemporary Haku Mele (composers) discuss the art involved in the composition of Hawaiian songs, providing insight into the elements that inspire haku mele, the practice of documenting our history through poetry and song and the performance of mele as a means of storytelling.

Speakers include Larry Kimura, Kainani Kahaunaele, Manu Boyd and Manaiakalani Kalua.

Moderated by Dr. Hiapo Perreira.
1:00pm:
Musical Performance by Manu Boyd. Noted Hawaiian composer, kumu hula and Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning recording artist, Manu Boyd performs mele from his latest solo release.
Manu Boyd is recognized as a Hawaiian language and cultural expert, composer, arranger, singer, chanter, choreographer, producer and writer. Since June 2007, he has served as Hawaiian cultural director at Royal Hawaiian Center at Helumoa, Waikiki, the world-class shopping/dining/entertainment hub owned by Kamehameha Schools and managed by The Festival Companies.
Manu leads the award-winning hula school, Halau O Ke ‘A‘ali‘i Ku Makani, est. 1997 - first-place overall winners at the 2012 Merrie Monarch Festival.  From 1986 - 2012, Manu led the well-known Hawaiian recording ensemble Ho‘okena, multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Awards winner and two-time Grammy nominee.
Thursday, April 24
10:00am:
'OiwiTV's Presentation on the original series “Na Loea: The Masters.” The original film series by 'OiwiTV promotes and perpetuates kuana'ike Hawai'i, or a Hawaiian worldview, through the engaging stories of a select group of masters whose collective knowledge represents an amazing cross section of cultural wisdom.
This kuana'ike is embedded in values that influence all aspects of a person’s way of thinking, being, and acting. These values are dependent on Hawaiian norms including a symbiotic tie with the land, the interdependence of language and culture, the significance of interpersonal relationships, and the practical, continuous application of traditional knowledge. Engage with Na loea for a look into what is helping to keep Hawai'i Hawai'i.
For more on the Na Loea series and 'Oiwi TV, visit oiwi.tv. LOEA: Jerry Ongies “Hawai'iloa: Rebuilding the Legend” While the ancient art of non-instrument navigation has been rekindled throughout Polynesia, the knowledge of canoe building has been largely forgotten except for a select few artisans. Following in the wake of her sister canoe Hokule'a, the Hawai'iloa canoe was hulled from two spruce logs gifted from the tribes of Alaska to prove the ingenuity of traditional building and voyaging techniques. But with the passing of her original builder – Wright “Wrighto” Bowman – Hawai'iloa was left to wait for another master craftsman. With a steady hand and unwavering dedication, Jerry Ongies is breathing new life into one of Hawai'i's most storied sailing canoes.

LOEA: Mac Poepoe, “Malama Mo'omomi” For locals on the rural Hawaiian island of Moloka'i, the “ice box” isn’t just the refrigerator in their kitchens but the abundant ocean that still provides a main source of sustenance for that community; a community that has fought against development and many modern “conveniences” with great resolve to maintain their unique island lifestyle. Malama Mo'omomi features “Mac” Poepoe, a native Hawaiian fisherman and community leader on Moloka'i, who has dedicated his life to sharing his knowledge of traditional resource management with the hope of ensuring that this ocean “ice box” will be well-stocked for generations to come. Mac’s wealth of knowledge and expertise accumulated over his years of growing up in the rigor and lifestyle of a Hawaiian family that has been fishing and maintaining the sustainability of these waters for generations. (It could be said that) Mac is one of a small group (or “one of a dying breed”) of skilled fisherman who approach their practice with a passion not just for the sport of it but to hone and perpetuate their skill and expertise in managing Hawai'i's ocean ecosystems, which is critical to the sustainability of Hawai‘i and its people. This humble fisherman is a giant resource for Hawai'i's future.

LOEA: Keone Nunes, “Ancestral Ink” This is the story of traditional Hawaiian kakau (tattoo) artist, Keone Nunes, and the journey of cultural re-discovery inherent in kakau uhi (tattooing). The process of kakau uhi is one where the artist guides their subjects down a path of self-discovery, revealing life lessons of who they are and where they come from. Traditional kakau is an art that was nearly lost to Hawaiians, but Keone’s perseverance to learn, practice and teach this craft has been a critical determiner of its survival and resurgence in the Hawaiian community today. This piece was shot primarily on the Leeward coast of O'ahu in the Nanakuli and Wai'anae communities, where Keone resides and practices his art of kakau uhi.

1:00pm:
Musical Performance by Hoku Zuttermeister. Hoku Zuttermeister, winner of numerous Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and Hawaiian Album of the Year, performs timeless Hawaiian music from his album, ‘Aina Kupuna, and shares memories of his great-grandmother, Hula Master, Kau‘i Zuttermeister.
Hoku comes from a Hawaiian family dynasty that encompasses both the hula and music communities.  His great-grandmother, Kau‘i Zuttermeister penned the beloved song, “Na Pua Lei ‘Ilima,” and his great-aunt is Kumu Hula Noe Zuttermeister.
Hoku’s love of Hawaiian music was inspired by great Hawaiian composers and musicians like Kawena Puku‘i, Maddy Lam and Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, Genoa Keawe, the Brothers Cazimero and many others. He takes their songs to heart and re-interprets them in his own style with his wide vocal range and versatile instrumentation. Hoku says, “it’s more about the heart and feel of the song than the notes and chords.”
Friday, April 25
10:00am:
Presentation "He Inoa No Hi'iaka"
This is a special presentation on Hawaiian protocol for entering the Waonahele and its importance to Hula by Dr. Taupouri Tangaro and Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoleohaililani
1:00pm: 
Musical Performance by Kuana Torres.
Coming from an impressive lineage of musicians, including Bill Ali‘iloa Lincoln, Victor Kala, the Lim Family and George Holokai, Kuana Torres began composing, arranging and playing traditional Hawaiian music at an early age. In 1995 Kuana, with Kehau Tamure, formed the award wining duo, Na Palapalai. From the meteoric rise of their debut CD, Makana ‘Olu, they have maintained a prominent presence in the local and international Hawaiian music and hula scene.

Kuana released his first greatly anticipated solo CD in 2011 and went on to win seven Na Hoku Hanohano awards in 2012, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year awards. Fans know Kuana for his incredible vocal range, while fellow musicians seek him out for his songwriting, arranging and producing talents. Kuana continues to set the pace for talented, local musicians with a steady stream of new compositions that are sure to become Hawaiian music classics.

Orchid Greenhouse Tour Now Offered

Akatuka Orchid Gardens has always been a favorite place to send guests looking to purchase Orchid plants to take home. Their retail facilities are beautiful. We are thrilled to share their recent announcement that Akatsuka's will now be offering green house tours. The greenhouse tour will be a guided, behind-the-scenes tours of their orchid greenhouses. Their greenhouses hold orchid plants in various stages of development. Your tour will be guided by one of their expert orchid growers who will show you around the greenhouses, demonstrate how the orchids are cultivated and bred and you'll even be a participant in a grower's activity. A treat for orchid enthusiasts and novices!

For more information contact: http://www.akatsukaorchid.com

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Nona Beamer: A Legacy of Aloha

"Nona Beamer: A Legacy of Aloha" is a portrait in film painted with the words of some of the people profoundly affected by this remarkable Hawaiian woman. She was a musician, hula dancer, composer and teacher, at a time when Hawaiian culture was still being suppressed in. She was a major force behind the Cultural Renaissance of the 1970s that helped restore dignity and pride to Hawaiian children. Join filmmaker Linda Kane for a special screening of this remarkable film.

Nona Beamer has a special place in my heart, she was my teacher, my adviser, my confidant, and my friend. I am honored to have participated in the making of this film and urge everyone, if you knew Auntie Nona or not, to go see this film. You will leave the theater feeling as if you did know her and filled with a deeper understanding of Hawaii's past and a true sense of Aloha. Something she very much would have liked.

 

The Palms Cliff House Inn on the Big Island of Hawaii

Posted by on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - The Roamimg Boomers The Palms Cliff House Inn is perched high on a cliff overlooking the ocean, on the tropical east side of the Big Island of Hawaii, just north of Hilo.

When we were considering our lodging options, on the Big Island of Hawaii, we set out to experience a variety of alternatives.

We have learned from past experience that a well run Bed & Breakfast can create a whole different perspective, and perhaps help you better saturate yourself in the local atmosphere.

We found The Palms Cliff House Inn to be in a stunning location, absolute tranquility, and clearly owned by Innkeepers who have paid attention to all the little details.

From the moment you drive down the palm tree lined drive, and turn the corner to gaze upon what appears to be a mansion tucked away on this majestic cliff, your spirit will long to sit on your own private lanai and melt away into the beauty that surrounds you.

For our stay, we chose the Orchid Suite which was beautifully appointed, provided a large two-person Jacuzzi which overlooked Pohakumanu Bay, and was clearly designed with romance, tranquility, and privacy in mind.

Sitting on our private lanai we listened to song birds we have never heard, the crashing of the waves below, watched a mother whale with her calf play in the bay, and could simply feel all our cares begin to wash away.

Another very pleasant surprise was our breakfast served on a large lanai serving up another perspective of the Pohakumanu Bay below.  But that wasn’t all, the food was incredible!  For breakfast The Palms Cliff House Inn serves up things like Apple Banana Pancakes, Taro Bread French Toast, and Mango Dutch Bake.  We also enjoyed freshly baked muffins, fresh fruit, and of course great Kona Coffee.  By the second morning, I was prancing around the room waiting for 7:30 to arrive so we could experience another wonderful breakfast.

If you plan to spend some time on the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii, we can highly recommend John and Michele Gamble’s Palms Cliff House Inn.

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