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Hawaii Hosting Pokemon World Championships

July 27th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Hawaii, Pop Culture

I’m still recovering from Comic-Con (and I’ve already preregistered for 2011), but one of the millions of geeky sights burned in my brain from the massive expo floor is the persistent popularity of Pokémon. The video game, the cartoon, the trading cards… the whole Japanese brand turned global phenomenon. There were more than a few […]

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Hawaii County Band on Chopping Block

February 25th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 8 Comments · Art, Hawaii, Music, Politics

The Hawaii County Band, a 127-year-old institution on the Big Island, has been singled out for elimination in the county budget, expected to be unveiled on Monday. The news was announced tonight to stunned musicians and volunteers by Bob Fitzgerald and Clayton Honma, director and deputy director of the county parks department. Budget cuts are […]

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Raw Food Fest on Hawaii Island

November 16th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Family, Food, Hawaii

A four-day celebration of raw food and wellness begins on Thursday on the Big Island. The “Rainbow Raw Games” will fill the Kalani Oceanside Retreat in Pahoa with family-friendly activities and presentations focused on raw food living, spiritual growth, and personal empowerment. The event caught my eye, as my coworker Beth “Bunny” Berry has become a […]

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Frugal Traveler in Hawaii

January 28th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Hawaii, Media

Travel writer Matt Gross, better known as The Frugal Traveler for The New York Times, tested his penny-pinching mettle on the Big Island and Kauai, and managed to spend only $1,210.93 on a nearly week-long visit to “the least affordable state in the country.” He and his wife stayed in small B&Bs, picnicked on the […]

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Häagen-Dazs Does Hawaii

October 16th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Food, Hawaii

Kudos to style maven Leigh at hapa | hale for spotting a new ice cream flavor from Häagen-Dazs: Hawaiian Lehua Honey & Sweet Cream. It’s an entry in their “Reserve” series, highlighting “rare and unique ingredients” from around the world. So, from the Big Island of Hawaii: Rich, sumptuous waves of cream mingle with evocative […]

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The Kona Blog Marches On

October 5th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Hawaii, The Web

Congratulations to Big Island blogger Aaron Stene, who posted his 1,000th entry this week. The milestone is even more impressive considering the passion with which he also speaks out on local issues via letters to the editor and participation on message boards. This was also the week he made the leap from Google’s Blogger platform […]

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