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Join the Parker Ranch Labor Day Rodeo on Aug. 30 and 31, (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER RANCH)

Join in the Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Labor Day weekend rodeo, Aug. 30 and 31

Aug 30, 2014 1:00am

The 40th Annual Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Rodeo will lasso in two days of rodeo events onSaturday, Aug, 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea.

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Coqui-Free Waimea volunteers stop for a photo during a recent community coqui hunt on Puanuanu Place that included current and past residents of the street, as well as Coqui-Free Waimea volunteers. Join the Coqui Brigade SWAT team if you are willing to help a Waimea neighbor remove a frog. You can commit to “once in a while” or “when it’s near my home.” To help, email info@coquifreewaimea.org or call the hotline, 313-1094. (PHOTO COURTESY OF COQUI-FREE WAIMEA)

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Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

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The keiki of Hula Halau Hele’i Pua ‘O Waipi’o brought smiles to the crowd gathered on Mamane Street to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the closing of the Hamakua Sugar Company. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Remembering the ‘sweet’ life of Hamakua Sugar

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

On September 30, 1994, Mamane Street rumbled and trumpeted as hundreds of sugar cane trucks filed through Honokaa for the “final harvest” of Hamakua Sugar Company. Crowds of plantation workers,...

“Blu-shi” is a hand tinted cyanotype with ink and applied pigments. (COURTESY OF WAC)

Art photography by Joe Laceby at the Firehouse Gallery

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

During the month of September, the Waimea Arts Council’s Firehouse Gallery will present an exhibit of unique art photography by Joe Laceby from Sept. 3 through Sept. 26. On Friday, Sept. 5, there...

Chef and owner Stephen Rouelle, serves a vegetable noodle soup at his newly opened restaurant, Under the Bodhi Tree, located at The Shops at Mauna Lani. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO | SPECIAL TO NHN)

Under the Bodhi Tree at Mauna Lani

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

Bombarded with nutrient-deficient, high-calorie “junk” food at every turn, it’s no surprise that the number one health problem in the United States today is obesity. In Hawaii, the obesity rate...

Answering the call for a Boys & Girls Club in Waimea

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

All of Waimea – families and community friends – are invited to start a conversation about safe, meaningful activities for children during “high risk” after-school hours when a high number of kids...

At an Aug. 12 meeting at the park, Dan Quinn, administrator for the DLNR Division of State Parks holds a poster showing Hapuna Park improvements while Russell Kumabe, State Parks Development Branch chief, explains projected future projects. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM |NHN)

DLNR defines improvements for Hapuna Beach Park

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

At an Aug. 12 meeting at Hapuna Beach Park, Russell Kumabe, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources development branch chief, discussed the state’s proposed improvements, repairs and...

Community Chorus recently performed in “Do You Hear the People Sing?” in June at Kahilu Theatre. (PHOTO BY MIGUEL BRAY| COURTESY OF WAIMEA COMMUNITY CHORUS)

Waimea Community Chorus welcomes new singers for new season

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

As it begins its 21st Annual Holiday Season rehearsal period, Waimea Community Chorus is welcoming new singers to the upcountry choral ensemble, with open registration for the group begins at 6:30...

The Sayres pose with members of the Rotary Club of North Hawaii after a weekly meeting on Aug. 13. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

Honoring our heroes

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

“It is the one (charity) that benefits everybody on the island. It is the one area that, sooner or later, you will know someone who needs them or you will need them yourself,” said Frank Sayre of...

The crews of the Hokule’a and Hikianali’a had barely made land-fall in the Cook Islands after a treacherous several days in rough seas, but they managed to make a phone call to talk to WMS students during the Opening Day Assembly Friday, Aug. 1. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WMS)

‘Ai Pono Initiative brings together Waimea Middle School and voyagers

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

Waimea Middle School students are using the 2013-2016 world-wide voyages of the Hokule’a and Hikianali’a to enhance the skills they learn in school. As part of the planning of the ‘Ai Pono...

Kari Waldhaus and her staff pose behind the counter of the new UPS store in Waimea on April 13. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM | NHN)

Words into deeds

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

Waimea and Honokaa residents have long known Kari Waldhaus in her past roles as president of the Rotary Club of North Hawaii and owner of The Entrepreneur’s Source, a business and franchise...

Award winners visit Aloha Grown at the Parker Ranch Store in Waimea. From left, front row, Katie Arrayan, Ikaika Arrayan, Kaui Takamine, Kaweloanu Castro, Kekapalehua Castro, Kaiea Akau LaClair, and Kalua Castro. From left, back row, Camille Kalahiki, Leilani Griego, Uilani Macabio, Kanalu Lacy, La`akea Takamine, Ko`iawe Griego, Jane Lee, Maluhia O`Donnell and Tracey Akau. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Aloha Grown presents Malama Honua Awards

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

A total of five Hawaii Island organizations were awarded with this year’s Aloha Grown Malama Honua Award. Each received a $500 award towards a specific project, program or initiative that embodies...

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