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August 2018

Kona Shopping: Safeway Moving To New Niumalu Marketplace

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Niumalu Marketplace Coming To Kona – Expected To Open Early 2020 West Hawaii Today reports, “Work meanwhile continues at the site of the future Niumalu Marketplace, situated on 20 acres off Henry Street and makai of Queen Kaahumanu Highway. Developers broke ground on the $95 million project in June 2018. The 14-building, 180,000-square-foot marketplace will […]

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What Is The Shaka Sign & What Does It Mean

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Hurricane Norman Expected To Miss Hawaii

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Hurricane Norman: Another week, another hurricane on the horizon.  At this time, there is NO WARNING, NO ALERT for any hurricanes. Hurricane Norman is expected to miss Hawaii. Hurricane Norman Spaghetti Models: All the Hurricane Norman spaghetti models currently show Hawaii isn’t expected to be impacted. NOAA Eastern North Pacific 5-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook: Click […]

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World: Sexually Aroused Dolphin Frolics With Swimmers – Hawaii: Swimmers Fined For Harassing Dolphins

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In Dolphin News From France: Sexually Aroused Dolphin Frolics With Swimmers In Dolphin News From Hawaii: Three recreational swimmers – two Hawaii residents and one visitor – have now paid individual summary settlements for harassing Hawaiian spinner dolphins off Makua Beach on Oahu, Hawaii. “Several swimmers were frightened. Zafar (the dolphin) even lifted up a […]

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Live In Hawaii? Learn Hawaiian – Free Hawaiian Language Course

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Want To Speak Like A Real Hawaiian Local? Here is How You Can Learn The Hawaiian Language For Free. The developers of a free Hawaiian language course want to hear Hawaiian used more frequently by visitors and residents alike, so they are offering a free course. Free Hawaiian Language Course Sign up for the free Hawaiian […]

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Tropical Storm Miriam

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Tropical Storm Miriam: This is not an alert, this is not a warning. This is simply to share with you that the Eastern Pacific is still active. This storm should be turning northwards shortly – well before Hawaii. The Good News? Surf! Visit NOAA’s National Hurricane Center – Eastern Pacific site for the latest news and […]

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What Is The ‘Kona Lanai?’

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Kona Lanai Overview: This web page is a discussion about why Kona is generally sunny in the morning, starts to cloud over later in the day, how the cloud cover causes a temperature variance between downtown Kona and slopes above Kona and then why it sometimes rains on the slopes, but not at lower elevations. What […]

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The Guru, The Blindfolded Students And The Kona Experience

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The “I Hate Kona” Post: I received this email from a visitor: “Moving to Kona? Don’t waste money or valuable years here! Couldn’t get out of that place fast enough! Hawaii is the best place…. just not Big Island… bored to tears in the 2 years I lived here… Maui or Kauai–those are the islands […]

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Quick Links: NOAA Tropical Weather Outlook Forecast and Hurricane Info

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First Things First – Are There Any Weather Systems Forecasted For Hawaii? Here Is The Five-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook  If you want to know if any hurricanes are threatening Hawaii, you can visit the Weather Channel’s Hurricane Central. You can also click on the image below to go to the latest tropical weather forecast […]

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Big Island Road Closure Information: County of Hawai’i Official Map

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The County of Hawaii has a real-time road closure map. Most often any road closing is due to a flooding event.  Remember –  Turn Around Don’t Drown Please share this page with a driver (teen?) you love. You can see all of the County of Hawaii Alerts here. Below is an image during Hurricane Lane. […]

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