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Parenting drug-free kids in a drug-filled world

Mar 03, 2015 1:00am

Chris Kelly, founder of Prevention Plus, will teach two free classes on parenting drug-free kids at Tutu’s House in March. A substance abuse specialist for 21 years, he has dedicated his life to...

Garden classes were first conducted on straw bales that served as handy shelters from the relentless trade winds, led by Program Director Amanda Rieux. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MALA’AI CULINARY GARDEN)

10 years of aloha

Mar 03, 2015 1:00am
A blend of dance and theater, “The Brave” shows the vulnerability and resilience of the human spirit performed by Massive Company of Auckland, New Zealand at Kahilu Theatre on March 12. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Man up!

Mar 03, 2015 1:00am

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Paula Fuga is a highlight of this year’s Great Waikoloa Ukulele Festival on March 7. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Waikoloa Beach tunes up for 15th annual Ukulele Festival

Mar 03, 2015 1:00am

Hundreds of ukulele players and fans, from keiki to kupuna, find their way to Waikoloa Beach Resort each year for the Great Waikoloa Ukulele Festival. This year’s 15th annual event on Saturday,...

Teenage dancers with the Beamer Solomon Halau O Po’ohala took first place in the ancient and modern hula division competition recently at the Iolani Luahine Hula Festival and will perform their winning numbers as part of the hula drama show at Kahilu Theatre on March 7. (COURTESY PHOTO)

“Lihau’s Journey” becomes a hula drama

Feb 24, 2015 1:00am

Adding yet another dimension to the “Lihau’s Journey” film, a special show will be held at Kahilu Theatre on Saturday, March 7 intertwining video clips with a live performance by keiki to kupuna...

Mayor Kenoi to speak at March 5 WCA town meeting

Feb 24, 2015 1:00am

“If it’s important to the community, it’s important to us,” says Mayor Billy Kenoi regarding the March 5 Waimea Community Association (WCA) town meeting. He will talk-story with residents as part...

Mana Road is just one of a dozen favorite locations to cycle in North Hawaii. (COURTESY PHOTO OF MATT PIERCY | SPECIAL TO NHN)

North Hawaii: A cyclist’s dream

Feb 24, 2015 1:00am

Since 1981, the Ironman World Championship has brought the world’s best athletes together to swim, bike, and run competitively on Hawaii Island’s scenic Kohala Coast. The 112-mile bike ride along...

Super Kitchen volunteers that helped prepare the Thai coconut curry dinner were (L-R) Malaai Board Treasurer Michele Chavez-Pardini, Waimea voyager and Na Kalai Wa‘a QuarterMaster Maulili Dickson, volunteer Harry Betancourt, Hokulea crew cook Ka’iulani Odom, Malaai Garden Program Director Amanda Rieux, voyager-volunteer Raymond Carson-Davis and Malaai Board Chair Matilda Tompson. (PHOTO COURTESY OF DERICK GREENE).

Feeding our voyagers, feeding our island

Feb 24, 2015 1:00am

The calm, casual atmosphere of the Feb. 11 Super Kitchen dinner belied the tremendous accomplishment that it represented. Many hands, hearts, and minds came together originally to make this event...

North Hawaii Steering Committee members Laurie Edmondson, Robin Derbes, Vivienne Aronowitz, Landry Fuller, and Tina Stuart attended the Blue Zones Project Hawaii press conference in Hilo on Feb. 10, pictured here with East Hawaii and Windward Oahu representatives, and Tony Buettner and Heidi Kim with Blue Zones. 
(PHOTO COURTESY OF BLUE ZONES HAWAII)

North Hawaii selected as one of three Blue Zones communities in Hawaii

Feb 24, 2015 1:00am

After months of site visits and evaluation, at a press conference in Hilo on Feb. 13 it was announced that North Hawaii has been selected as one of the first three Blue Zones Project Demonstration...

The Durgas band will perform songs from their new “Digging in the Fire” CD at the Honokaa People’s Theatre on Feb. 20. (COURTESY PHOTO)

The Durgas returns for CD release concert

Feb 17, 2015 1:00am

Two years ago, brothers Patrick, Christopher, and Benji Simmersbach of The Durgas band got together in Honokaa and wrote over half the songs on their new CD, “Digging in the Fire.”

“We went...

NHCH patient care grows

Feb 17, 2015 1:00am

Under the management of Queen’s Healthcare Systems, North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH) has been making strides to increase patient care by focusing on outcomes, not volume, according Ken...

Parents Michelle Stevenson and Susan Nixon from AYSO continued restoration of Minukeole Park behind Parker Ranch Shopping Center in late January. The project will include two playing fields and a Pavilion built by North Hawaii Rotary Club when completed this summer. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Minukeole Park restoration continues

Updated: Feb 20, 2015 3:25pm

Parents Michelle Stevenson and Susan Nixon from AYSO continued restoration of Minukeole Park behind Parker Ranch Shopping Center in late January. The project will include two playing fields and a...

A prolific artist, Mary Koski enjoyed painting children and captured their individual glow in settings special to their family. (PHOTO COURTESY OF KATHY LONG)

Mary Koski – a legacy of art

Feb 17, 2015 1:00am

Peacefully in her Waimea home, under the care of North Hawaii Hospice and wrapped in the aloha of people and things she loved — flowers, puffy cats, perhaps a few storybook fairies — artist Mary...

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