NTBG Florilegium Society documents collection

KALAHEO — Outside National Tropical Botanical Garden headquarters, the wiliwili trees are in bloom. And on the other side of the full-length windows fronting the trees, artists are creating plants of their own.

PSAs for protection

LIHUE — Hawaii Tourism Authority is partnering with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources on two new projects aimed at wilderness preservation and raising public awareness about respect for the land.

RH38 returns to hospital

LIHUE — Endangered Hawaiian monk seal RH38 is back at the Hawaii Island seal hospital in stable, but critical condition about two years after being released back into the wild.

Free parking for Hawaii residents

HAENA — Thirty parking spots will be dedicated daily to Hawaii residents at Ha‘ena State Park and according to officials, reservations for Aloha State residents won’t be required.

Pesticide training follows settlement

KILAUEA — Syngenta Seeds LLC is hosting worker protection trainings across Hawaii after reaching a settlement relating to two separate pesticide exposure incidents on Kauai.

Tara Dalessi — Talk Story

Manic Mermaid Tara Dalessi is a Kauai-raised seamstress, baker, activist and all-around nature lover who has started sewing Waldorf-style dolls. She picked up the technique in Washington. The dolls are made using European sewing techniques and are meant to spark creativity in children.

A Queen’s Bath dilemma

An ocean-access debate rages again in Princeville, with a committee of concerned residents and the Princeville at Hanalei Community Association uniting to find a safe solution for iconic Queen’s Bath.