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Prince Kuhio Day:
Honoring One of Hawaii’s Best


Prince Kuhio StatuePrince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole was the last appointed heir to the Hawaiian throne. His deeds and sacrifices were so important that we still celebrate his life to this day. Born on March 26, 1871, in Koloa, Kauai, Prince Kuhio lived an eventful life all the way until his death on January 7, 1922. Like many royalty in the 19th century, Prince Kuhio was given the best education available. The prince completed his basic education at Punahou and St. Alban’s College (now Iolani High School). He then studied in both California and England, followed by a year in Japan. Prince Kuhio was adopted by Queen Kapiolani and King Kalakaua, his aunt and uncle, at the age of 13. The adoption gave the prince a direct path to the throne. Prince Kuhio’s kingship was never meant to be, however, as in 1893 the Hawaiian Islands were placed under ... Read More
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St. Michael's Church Interior

St. Michael's Church Reborn


The original St. Michael the Archangel Church was built in 1855. Like most on Hawaii Island, the building was relatively simple at the time; using lava rock, coral sand mortar for the building and hard packed dirt for the floor. St. Michael’s was the first Catholic Church on the island of Hawai‘i. Over time, the church had aged and deteriorated until the earthquakes in 2006 damaged it beyond repair. The church was then decommissioned in 2009 and demolished soon after.

The new St. Michael the Archangel Church, constructed by Heartwood Pacific and fronting Alii Drive, is larger and offers seating for 500, parking for 125 vehicles and is ADA accessible. On the church’s south side, footings have been installed for the future ... Read More
 
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Video: The Garden Island
Video: The Garden Island

Aerial photography/video company Kaspi Films from Toronto teamed up with Fly View Aerial for two weeks on the beautiful island of Kauai in Hawaii to film this short video. It offers a wonderful glimpse of what a vacation on Kauai can be like. Play Video
 
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