Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Handmade Stoneware Pottery by Judith Marks

Handmade Stoneware Pottery by Judith Marks

Crater Rim Ceramics is located one and one half miles up a lava rock road on the slopes of Mauna Loa.  Inspired by the natural form and beauty of the Big Island, each piece is handmade, and no two pieces are the same.  Crater Rim Ceramics uses an open air gas kiln.  Each piece is fired twice, the second firing reaching temperatures of up to 2,400 degrees. Judith Marks studied Ceramics at the University... [Read more]


Cataclysm – Hilo’s Amazing B-Boys!

Cataclysm – Hilo’s Amazing B-Boys!

Cataclysm is an entertaining and upcoming hip-hop crew from Hilo Hawaii with an abundance of passion, comradery, and mind blowing synchronized routines – that’s why they’re called a “crew” and a Cataclysm.  This tight, aspiring crew of young East Hawaii dancers is gaining momentum to become one of Hawaii’s leading hip-hop dance crews, and is not far from realizing their dream in... [Read more]


Greg Henkel, cartoonist and sandblast artist!

Greg Henkel, cartoonist and sandblast artist!

Longtime Puna resident and graphic artist Greg Henkel is  an enthusiastic cartoonist, Greg has had his work published in the former Hawaiian Island Journal, Hunter Bishop’s blogsite, Island Breath blog, and is a contributer to Damon Tucker’s FBI bloggers.  Visit http://punatoons.weebly.com/index.html which features original cartoons about Hawaii politics and culture by Puna artist... [Read more]


What is Pahoehoe Lava?

What is Pahoehoe Lava?

Types of Lava Overview… When lava is underground in its molten state it is called magma. As it reaches the ground, and air, it is called lava. Once lava begins to harden it can turn into a variety of shapes and colors. The color of lava depends on the temperature of the flow as well as what impurities are in the liquid rock. Colors can include black, red, gray, brown and tan, metallic sliver,... [Read more]


The Littlest Pahoehoe by Ken Kudo

The Littlest Pahoehoe by Ken Kudo

THE LITTLEST PAHOEHOE   By Ken Kudo Disney’s got Mickey Mouse, Viacom has Spongebob, Big Island’s got “The Littlest Pahoehoe”.  The first knowledge of pahoehoe lava came when inspecting my first real estate purchase ever in Pahoa, 1985.  I remember trying to walk on the land I just acquired which was covered with fern, generally termed “killer” fern because it grows so densely... [Read more]


Anthony Lai, Hawaii’s 30 Year Kava Kava Master!

Anthony Lai, Hawaii’s 30 Year Kava Kava Master!

The Puna Awa Company is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, in the Puna District’s deep lush Rain Forest.  The Puna District is known for the highest potency of all the cultivators in Hawaii as noted in the book “Kava the Pacific Elixor” by Labot.  According to Anthony Lai, owner, Puna Awa Company’s  Kava Kava is grown Organically using “NO PESTICIDES” or “CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS”... [Read more]


Bees are Alive and Well Thanks to Ron Hanson

Bees are Alive and Well Thanks to Ron Hanson

Bees and honey are alive and well on the pahoehoe thanks to professional beekeeper Ron Hanson of Pahoa.  For the past 10 years, Ron has been harvesting and processing honey at his apiary in Pahoa.  Together with his son John, and daughter in law, Ruby, their careful processing assures top quality.  For example, all natural vitamins, enzymes and other nutritional elements are preserved because No... [Read more]


Graham Ellis Gives Hawaii S.P.A.C.E.

Graham Ellis Gives Hawaii S.P.A.C.E.

Hawaii Needs SPACE.  SPACE, Seaview Performing Arts Center, is located at Bellyacres an artistic eco village and the worlds only jugglers’ collective owned by around 30 anarchistic type jugglers.  It is located in Puna Makai on the Big Island of Hawaii. This colorful community arts center is managed by Hawaii’s Volcano Circus a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Highly qualified, long time... [Read more]


Ask Dr. Linda

Ask Dr. Linda

From the slopes of Mauna Loa in Captain Cook Kona comes Nadia Linda Hole MD, a graduate of Princeton, Duke, & Oneness Universities;  an ordained healer & QiGong teacher practitioner; & a contributing author to medical textbooks on complementary medicine. Dr Hole has served as past president for California State Homeopathic Medical Society, as a physician for a Fast for Peace; & on... [Read more]


Malama Market

Here’s Pahoa’s one and only supermarket, 10 minutes from the Kalapana lava flow. embedded by Embedded Video  Read More →


Eric’s How to Grow Bananas on Lava!

Eric’s How to Grow Bananas on Lava!

Bananas will grow almost anywhere on the big island, and no problem to grow bananas on the pahoehoe.  The roots are shallow but the problem is once you start one, new suckers keep coming out creating a massive bush “mat”, so you eventually end up with a big bush of plants, usually too much to sustain in one isolated spot, that is unless you have good, deep soil to retain moisture and... [Read more]


Metropolis has WonderWoman, Gotham’s Got BatWoman, Puna’s got Ululani!

Metropolis has WonderWoman, Gotham’s Got BatWoman, Puna’s got Ululani!

Ken “Dr Shakahashi” Kudo of Pahoa, Puna was going through a devastating divorce that would nearly ruin him financially. The only bright spot in his life was seeing his 7 year old daughter on week-ends.  She was his only child, half Micronesian, half Japanese, and thank God, still half his.  Ken never had children before and was new at child care.  On visitation, he often made up games... [Read more]


Johnson Lum and The amazing Hobby Gardens

Johnson Lum and The amazing Hobby Gardens

One of the standout wonders of lifestyles on the lava is Hobby Gardens, an incredible family run mini amusement park, built and run almost singlehandedly by Johnson Lum, his wife, and 9 year old daughter on his 1 acre residence at Hawaiian Paradise Park lot.  How he’s converted his home into this little leisure piece of heaven filled with enjoyable activities for the whole family and breathtaking... [Read more]


Rolania!

Rolania!

Rolania “Roro” Malolo is 18 years old is On The Pahoehoe’s cover girl choice ! Born in Ibey, growing up in Mejura, Marshall Islands, she presently lives in Hilo, Hawaii with her Mom and Dad. Rolania started playing the ukulele when she was 8 yrs. Old and is self-taught. She is currently a senior at Waiakea High School where her major is in Directed Study in Music. An active member and lead... [Read more]