Caleb Jones, Associated Press Updated 9:07 pm PDT, Thursday, May 2, 2019 In this Tuesday, April 23, 2019 photo, visitors Bruno Hoschstrasser, left, and Mirjam Grylka, both from Switzerland, watch surfers from a newly formed black sand beach below Kilauea volcano near Kapoho, Hawaii. The beach was created as lava from the 2018 Kilauea eruption entered the ocean, broke apart and churned through the water. Before the eruption, the shoreline was about 100 yards inland from where it is now. less In this Tuesday, April 23, 2019 photo, visitors Bruno Hoschstrasser, left, and Mirjam Grylka, both from Switzerland, watch surfers from a newly formed black sand beach below Kilauea volcano near Kapoho, Hawaii. ... more Photo: Marco Garcia, AP Photo: Marco Garcia, AP Image 1 of / 22 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Historic Hawaii volcano eruption scarred landscape, lives
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Features By Diana Duff Special to West Hawaii Today | Sunday, September 16, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Passion fruit, known here as lilikoi, grows on a fast growing vine that can produce lots of fruit. (Photo courtesy / amazon.com) The trees of the native Hawaiian breadfruit as well as those of the red rambutan and the yellow star fruit all grow well and can be highly productive in Kona. (Photo courtesy /Kim and Forest Starr) Some of the tropical fruit growing at Frankie’s Nursery on Oahu includes jack fruit, dragon fruit, longan, avocado, pineapple and mango. (Photo by Diana Duff / Special to West Hawaii Today) Leonard asks: I would like to expand my edible garden a bit and was thinking of growing some fruit. Any suggestions on what grows best here? I’m at about 1,000 feet elevation above Kailua-Kona. Tropical Gardener answer: Lots of wonderful tropical fruits will grow well at your location. You might consider starting with a few … [Read more...] about Tropical Gardening Helpline: Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Conference offers knowledge by the bushel
Hawaii News By MICHAEL BRESTOVANSKY Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Monday, September 17, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Shelly Carvalho clears a table Tuesday in Volcano’s newly renovated Lava Rock Cafe. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald ) Whynter Gebhart serves a sample of a pinot noir to a couple Tuesday at the Volcano Winery in Volcano. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald) HILO — With Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on track to reopen later this month, Volcano businesses are cautiously optimistic about a return to pre-eruption visitors. Ira Ono, owner of Volcano Garden Arts and president of tourism advocacy group Experience Volcano, said he is hopeful that the reopening of the park will see visitor rates improve in time for the winter season. ADVERTISING “We’re all just thrilled, Ono said. “Everyone’s gearing up for the winter shift.” The national park, which has been closed since the end of May, is scheduled to … [Read more...] about Things getting better for Volcano?
Floating on the waves and hiking through the jungle are must-do activities on Kauai. But to better commune with the westernmost of the well-populated Hawaiian Islands, I also wanted to taste the local bounty. Fortunately, there are great ways to savor what makes Kauai unique without breaking the bank at gourmet restaurants. There may be nowhere else on Earth you can visit a coffee farm, a microbrewery and a cacao farm in such close proximity, surrounded by lush mountains and sandy bays. With a bit more time, you can watch delicate taro chips sizzling in oil and buy aromatic lychees by the bag. A friend and I managed all of the above in between naps at the beach, and our farm-to-table adventures introduced us to people and places we would have otherwise missed. “We have agricultural land, agricultural history and agricultural values,” said chocolate farmer Will Lydgate, whose relatives have lived on Kauai since the 1800s. “We love selling what we grow to visitors. The … [Read more...] about Break away from Kauai’s beaches and take your taste buds on a tour
Jack’s Tours, a longtime tour company based in Hilo, is closing by the end of the month, citing the downturn in tourism because of the Kilauea eruption. COURTESY USGS Fissure 8 (lower right) keeps lava flowing to the sea. The ongoing Kilauea volcano eruption has hurt the Big Island’s tourism business. On Tuesday, Jack’s Tours will end more than 50 years of business on the island. Jack’s Tours, a longtime tour company based in Hilo, is closing by the end of the month, citing the downturn in tourism because of the Kilauea eruption. On its website, Jack’s Tour’s announced that its last day would be Tuesday . “The downturn in tourism due to the volcanic activity on Hawaii island has affected out business significantly and, unfortunately, we are unable to continue operations due to the significant decrease in business levels with no foreseeable improvement in the near future. We are very grateful for your business and support, and … [Read more...] about Longtime Hilo tour company closing as Kilauea takes toll on tourism