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Community Recap - Honolulu Night Market

Community Recap - Honolulu Night Market

TDLR: On June 8, 2024, American Savings Bank hosted the Honolulu Night Market, featuring a variety of local food, drink, and retail vendors, along with activities for all ages. The...

Jun 16, 2024 Taylor Martin
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Long Live the King - Why Hawaiʻi Celebrates King Kamehameha Day

Long Live the King - Why Hawaiʻi Celebrates King Kamehameha Day

TL;DR: June 11 is King Kamehameha Day, a special holiday in Hawaiʻi where we celebrate the legacy of Kamehameha I, who united the Hawaiian Islands into the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi...

Jun 10, 2024 Taylor Martin
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ʻŌhelo! Native Hawaiian Plant Month Takes Bloom 🌱

ʻŌhelo! Native Hawaiian Plant Month Takes Bloom 🌱

TL;DR: April isn't just about showers—it's Native Hawaiian Plant Month, celebrating our native flora! These plants are like the superheroes of Hawaii, but they need our help against villains like invasive...

Apr 17, 2024 Taylor Martin
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Why the Ipu Heke Is Important to Hula

Why the Ipu Heke Is Important to Hula

As the rhythmic heartbeat of Hawaiian culture, the Ipu Heke holds a special place in the foundation of hula. This traditional percussion instrument not only sets the pace for hula...

Apr 7, 2024 Taylor Martin
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Hawai’i Souvenir Faux Pas: 5 Things That'll Haunt You (And Your Luggage)

Hawai’i Souvenir Faux Pas: 5 Things That'll Haunt You (And Your Luggage)

Aloha, fellow adventurers! Hawai'i beckons with its beauty, but before you stuff your bags with souvenirs, heed this warning. Some items are best left in paradise – unless you're itching...

Apr 7, 2024 Taylor Martin
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Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi - Hawaiian Language Month

Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi - Hawaiian Language Month

“Every month, every day, every conversation is an opportunity to use the language of our kupuna." - Kaleo Wong, Kauluakalana Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi or Hawaiian Language Month is celebrated in hopes...

Feb 2, 2024 Taylor Martin
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Sip, Shop, and Celebrate Our Newest Pop-Up Launch at Honolulu Coffee Company

Sip, Shop, and Celebrate Our Newest Pop-Up Launch at Honolulu Coffee Company

We are thrilled to share the exciting news of our soft launch at the Honolulu Coffee Company Experience Center, nestled at 1800 Kalakaua Avenue. Marking this momentous occasion on Wednesday,...

Nov 13, 2023 Taylor Martin
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Community Recap - 'Ikuwā Festival

Community Recap - 'Ikuwā Festival

On Sunday, November 5, 2023, we celebrated our connections of Land, Sea, and Sky at the 2nd annual 'Ikuwā Festival in Hilo. It was a fun-filled day with... Makahiki Games...

Nov 6, 2023 Taylor Martin
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Community Recap - Teen Rayjah

Community Recap - Teen Rayjah

On October 9, 2023, a remarkable gathering of hundreds of teens took place at the Hilo Civic Auditorium, marking the inaugural Teen Rayjah Event. We were honored by the presence...

Oct 9, 2023 Taylor Martin
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Community Recap - Hawai'i Swim Show

Community Recap - Hawai'i Swim Show

On Saturday, September 2, 2023, we were amongst 30+ local artisans at the second annual Hawai'i Swim Show held at the Waikoloa Beach Marriot Resort and Spa on Hawai'i Island....

Sep 2, 2023 Taylor Martin
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Discover Paradise: The 10 Best Beaches in Hawaiʻi

Discover Paradise: The 10 Best Beaches in Hawaiʻi

Hawaiʻi, the tropical paradise known for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and breathtaking landscapes, is a dream destination for beach lovers. With its unique blend of natural beauty and cultural...

Aug 1, 2023 Taylor Martin
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Community Recap - A Cause for Pawz

Community Recap - A Cause for Pawz

On Saturday, July 8, 2023, we were amongst 70+ vendors at the 2nd Annual Cause for Pawz event at Waiakea High School in Hilo. This was a fundraiser for one...

Jul 10, 2023 Taylor Martin
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The Royal Pīkake Flower

The Royal Pīkake Flower

Hawaiʻi is known for its tropical climate, white sandy beaches, and diverse flora and fauna. Among its wide variety of plants and flowers, the pīkake flower stands out as one...

Jun 9, 2023 Taylor Martin
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Community Recap - MM x SCP Hilo Hotel

Community Recap - MM x SCP Hilo Hotel

Summary: For three days in Hilo, we had the honor of setting up a popup booth in the lobby of SCP Hilo for a free family event with music, food,...

May 5, 2023 Taylor Martin
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We Tested Meli Wraps Beeswax Wraps for 2 Years So You Don't Have To

We Tested Meli Wraps Beeswax Wraps for 2 Years So You Don't Have To

TL;DR: Beeswax wrap is an incredible substitute for plastic wrap that you can feel good about, and it also does some cool off-label stuff too. The Hawaiiverse Test 🤙 Here at...

Mar 11, 2023 Taylor Martin
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How I use Māmaki, the Ancient Hawaiian Superplant

How I use Māmaki, the Ancient Hawaiian Superplant

TLDR Summary - I use māmaki to make a delicious, soothing tea, and in a balm to heal my wounded thumb. Māmaki - it only grows in Hawaiʻi, but you...

Mar 3, 2023 Taylor Martin
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