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Janelle Kienow & the Forbidden Isle of Niihau

Janelle Kienow of Kauai Curators has been a working artist and passionate collector of shell lei for over 15 years.  In addition to being a dedicated stringer, Janelle spends time advocating for the distinction of the Niihau Shell Craft by staging gallery hosted visual comparisons and lectures in Hawaii and the Mainland United States.  These displays and talks vary but focus mostly on the human relationship with shell tools and adornments and the unique Shell Trade in Hawaii.  In her spare time during trips to Hawaii, she volunteers for the Niihau Cultural Heritage Foundation and is working to create a...

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Bamboo: The Greener Wood

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Bamboo: The Greener Wood

Bamboo and Hardwoods Bamboo is 16% harder than maple, the most common wood used to make cutting boards. In some instances bamboo can be stronger than steel and is also a third lighter than oak !!  Compared to the 20-100 years it takes other hardwoods to be ready for harvest, bamboo grows at a rate of 3 feet a day making it ready to harvest in 3-5 years. Bamboo is a renewable resource all on its own and doesn't even need to be replanted after harvesting! Naturally replenishing itself, bamboo has an extensive root system that continually sends up new shoots. Totally Bamboo cutting boards...

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Season for Sea Jellies

Jelly January! Did you know that there are more than 2,000 different types of jellyfish in our oceans? In January, we're celebrating the Season for Sea Jellies, highlighting the moon jelly and upside down sea jelly species that reside at the Aquarium. Other than the Pacific Sea Nettle which we have seen in “Finding Nemo,” Moon Jellies are probably one of the most recognized jellyfish.  Fun Facts Jellyfish have no Heart Jellyfish are pretty much brainless it is all a muscular reaction Some jellies are bio-luminescent and glow in a variety of colors The biggest jellyfish is the Lion's Mane...

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Healthy Eating - Tailyr Cruz

Healthy Eating - Tailyr Cruz

  What is your 2016 New Year’s resolution?   For me it has been the same thing for the last 4 years to start that healthy eating and working out thing.  But we all know that work and late hours stop us from going for a jog or the little rascal (s) that demand your attention 24/7 that makes it impossible to keep your floor clean long enough for you to work out to an exercise DVD.  But this year we will strive to make 2016 a healthy one! Let’s take stairs instead of elevators, strap the little ones inside...

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Semi-Annual Cyber Sidewalk Sale - Fall 2015

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Our Semi-Annual Cyber Sidewalk Sale is finally here! Kick-start your holiday with at least 60% OFF on this collection!  Shop with us at Maui Ocean Treasures at the Maui Ocean Center on November 21st for immense savings or join us online for these deals starting NOW until Saturday, November 21st! The BEST prices of the Season on our most-loved Stocking Stuffers and Maui Treasures! Click Here! Shop the Cyber Sidewalk Sale Collection! International Shipping Now Available. Plus FREE SHIPPING on US orders $65 or more!

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