Monday, August 25, 2014

Kona Coffee - Summer Kama`aina Special!

Just a short two hour drive from Ohia House Bed and Breakfast over Saddle Rd. Free Admission to the Kona Coffee Living History Farm for kama`aina 17 years old and under when you show your Hawaii ID/Hawaii driver’s license/Hawaii school ID between June 2 and August 29. Learn about the lifestyle of Kona’s coffee pioneers and stop the summer brain drain!* The Kona Coffee Living History Farm is a 5.5 acre historic coffee farm first homesteaded in 1900 and is the only living history coffee farm in the nation. It brings the coffee pioneer’s story to life by depicting the daily lives of early Japanese immigrants during the period of 1920-1945. Visitors may walk through the coffee and macadamia nut orchards, tour the historic farmhouse, talk story with the interpreters and visit with the donkey and chickens. A “living history” program tells their story through the use of historic buildings, artifacts, and authentic landscapes. Living history gives students and visitors an opportunity to experience history “brought to life” by costumed interpreters who demonstrate traditional crafts, agricultural activities, and the everyday tasks of people from the past. The Farm is open for tours and 100% Kona coffee sales Monday—Friday, with the gate opening at 10:00am and closing at 2:00pm. Be sure to be there by 1:00pm so that you have enough time for a full tour.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Making breakfast for our guests is one of my greatest joys!  I love the challenge of the different dietary needs of today!  Our abundance of tropical and unique fruit in Hawaii, make it easy!  Join us and see!

Monday, July 7, 2014

FREE Wed., July 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at Kilauea Vistor Center

Ulana Lauhala. Learn to weave a decorative star from leaves of the pandanus tree. Lau hala are used to create a wide array of attractive, useful, and traditional Hawaiian arts and crafts. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai When: wed., July 9 from 10 a.m. to noon

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Coming up After Dark in Volcanoes National Park

Carl Ray Villaverde in Concert. Multi-talented musician and Hilo native Carl Ray Villaverde has returned to Hawai‘i Island! Listen to him perform in this rare concert opportunity. After spending more than a decade on the mainland teaching ‘ukulele and guitar at Santa Barbara City College and performing throughout California, Carl returns to the islands with his new CD, Hawaiian Magic, on sale at the show. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free, and your $2 donation helps support After Dark programs. When: Tues., June 24 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Monday, June 16, 2014


It is said the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii does not seethe sunsets Kona does, but sometimes we do!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Tuesday at Volcanoes National Park - Tuesday June 10th

Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in June. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Kapo‘eno‘ono‘o: Early Native Hawaiian Scholars. We rely on the works of Davida Malo, John Papa ‘I‘i, Samuela Kamakau, Kepelino, and S.N. Hale‘ole for insight on the history, cultural practices, literature and genealogies of pre-contact Hawai‘i. Former park archivist Helen Wong Smith specializes in Hawaiian archival material, and serves on the Council of the Society of American Archivists as the first archivist from Hawai‘i since 1968, explains how these men straddled two cultures, how their efforts provide us with unadulterated knowledge of wā kaiko (ancient times), and how can we access their publications in the digital era. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free, and your $2 donation helps support After Dark programs. When: Tues., June 10, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

You just never know

Morning coffee, birds, breeze, some mornings sunshine, others a rainbow, love it!