Need an Inexpensive Car Rental?

Big Island Auto Rentals has several to choose from, and can be waiting for you at the airport. Visit for more info.

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Looking for a Hostel?

Come to the jungle side of the Big Island and check out the Hale Hale Hostel in Leilani Estates, Pahoa. 808-936-6347Inline image 1

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The Friends of the Libraries, Kona

Book sale from 9am to 1pm at the Kailua-Kona Library. Funds support the Kona libraries. For more info visit

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Hawaiian Bird Conservation

A recent discussion led by Rosanna Leighton from the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center reflects the astonishing statistics of how close some Hawaiian birds are to extinction. Most talked about were the kiwikiu, the palila and the alala. Baby birds are being raised, but need the forest to remain where it is as their future home, so the Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project, the Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research are all working together towards ecosystem preservation. More information available at:

Tongue Roast

It’s confirmed, for us at least, that Java on the Rock in downtown Kona serves the best coffee on the whole island. So smooth and so strong. Come bury your toes in the warm sand while sitting at the cafe table by the ocean .

East Riff Art Show at HMOCA

Word on the street is that the Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art in Hilo, also known as the East Hawaii Cultural Center, is hosting a vibrant gallery/runway of tattooed babes and alternative art. This unique gathering takes place on February 7th between 5:30 and 9:00 PM, and we’ve heard a tiny whisper that it could be one of the last events for HMOCA. Some body painting will happen and perhaps a performance by the Starfire Flame Sisters. This could be tribal, it could be rebellious, it could be sexy. Who knows? Mostly artist Mae Desmond, who seems to be cooking up an Afterparty. You don’t want to miss this. –pumaInline image 1

HEMF “X” in Kona Tonight

Here it comes, the second night of the 10th annual Hawaii Electronic Music Festival brought to you by Big Island Love. With a spirit similar to Burningman, this event promotes underground artists and encourages open minds and a passion for life! Featuring artists Toben, Jeffe, Shakti, Muthafunka and Polyrhythmic, it all starts 8pm at The Amethyst Nightclub. For more info visit