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Honey Bees Leave a Sweet Surprise for Maui Homeowner

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  With a laugh, Helena Suehiro describes the experience, “It’s crazy!” Her mother’s Haiku house has been targeted not once, but twice by hungry honey bees. The house was built in the 90′s and doesn’t have insulation. The space between the walls in the living room became the perfect home for some honeycomb.   Helena… Read More

Oahu’s Secret Spots

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  This was one of my favorite assignments when I was working at the news. My boss told me he wanted me to go up in a helicopter… I’m afraid of heights so I was a little wary of the assignment. I accepted the “challenge” and headed to the airport with my photographer Brenton Awa… Read More

How I miss you…

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  Instead of a eulogy, her best friends were asked to share about Sarah in photos and happy memories…   We were silly girls… always side by side… whispering and giggling. Twenty years of friendship… birthday parties, gymnastics, plays, May Day, proms, graduation… you name it. I don’t remember a time, when Sarah’s big bright… Read More

Jackson Surfs “The Cove”

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  Jackson and I went surfing with Pénélope while she was here with us (she’s our French exchange student). It was a small day at “The Cove” – perfect for surfing with baby. It was just our third time out on my longboard together. For other surfer mamas out there – the water wings work… Read More

Splish-splash on “The Tub”

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  I was recently invited to be on the “panel” for “The Tub” on Maui’s Akaku TV (apparently the highest rated show on the network!) … I’m down for pretty much anything so I accepted. Radio personality Larry John is the lead. He decides what everyone is going to talk about for that episode and… Read More

Removing PERMANENT MARKER from the skin

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  My son drew all over his body in black permanent ink! At the time of the incident I was super busy. There were two hurricanes in the central Pacific and I had my “meteorology hat” on trying to get updates out as quickly as possible so people were informed about the tropical systems headed… Read More

Can Two HURRICANES Merge?

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  … with all of the storm activity in the East and Central Pacific lately, it’s a question I’ve gotten from A LOT of people over the last two weeks. More specifically, people have been asking if two hurricanes can merge to form a “super hurricane.” To answer this question I interviewed my personal weather guru,… Read More

ULUA VS. PORCUPINE FISH

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  A photo of an ulua choking on a puffer fish has gone viral this week. I interviewed the family that helped bring it to shore and spoke to a marine biologist about the event for some insight. #uluaVSpuffer     It was a hot, sunny Sunday in Kihei. A couple of fishermen were out… Read More

Grandma’s Simple Chocolate Chestnut Rum Cake

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  Here is the video recipe for Pénélope’s grandma’s chocolate chestnut cake – less than 5 minutes long! Easy recipe! Enjoy!!     INGREDIENTS: Chestnut cream (Crème de marrons) – 1 can (Most grocery stores in the US don’t sell this but you can get it on Amazon for $11.00 by clicking HERE – trust me,… Read More

HURRICANE EVACUATION INFORMATION

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  ISELLE & JULIO are headed our way and we’re all hoping for the best – the least amount of storm effects possible but we should all also prepare for the worst. Here is some information on how to determine whether you should evacuate your home or not.   Should you evacuate? Information about which… Read More

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