The Kona Times

blog showing the changes that are taking place in Kona, Hawai'i, with photographs and commentary by artist / photographer Randy Magnus.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Remembering Ocean View Inn Restaurant

Remembering Ocean View Inn:
Ocean View Inn Restaurant closed in Aug., 2005 after being run by the Kam family for 70 years, was located across from the ocean wall right down from Kailua Pier in Kailua-Kona, HI which is now called The Fish Hopper after being bought for 1.2 million and the building remodeled some. I did a book of photos on the last day at the Ocean View Restaurant, and bought a few bowls when it closed. The old generation were tired of running it and feared that the kids would fight over the place, so they sold the Inn to enable them to retire and travel a little. A few of the family members bought copies of the book. (D-hoku Tolentino reminded me of this place.)
Randy Magnus

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Hula at Hulihe'e Palace, 2014

Some of the Daughters of Hawai'i with Hulihe'e Palace 
Director Casey Ballao.

(photos by Randy Magnus)

Kona Christmas Parade 2014

Merry Christmas from Kona, Hawai'i.
(video by Randy Magnus)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hula for King David

(photos by Randy Magnus)

Kona Coffee Festival 2014

There was lots of Taiko Drumming and a Bon Dance at
this year's Kona Coffee Festival at the Keauhou Shopping Center.

(photos by Randy Magnus)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Miss Kona Coffee Pageant 2015

Outgoing Miss Kona Coffee Jeanne Kapela and 
Miss Aloha Hawaii Alyssa Ishihara

The 2015 Miss Aloha Hawaii is Keahi Delovio.

Ariel Enriquez being crowned Miss Kona Coffee 2015.

Chariya Terlep-Cabatbat receiving flowers after the event.

Outgoing Miss Kona Coffee Jeanne Kapela.

(photos by Randy Magnus)