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Hit the “Pavement”

Mar 24, 2015 1:00am

Contemporary dance is unlikely to come to mind when someone mentions the 1991 film, “Boyz n the Hood.” But for Kyle Abraham, award-winning choreographer and artistic director for the dance company...

This year’s Pony baseball season kicks off March 21 with games in Waimea, Honokaa, Kohala and Kona. Last year’s Waimea Dodgers All-Star teammates received individual plaques for their participation in the inaugural Mustang 9’s World Series championships last July in Walnut, CA. Players included (left to right) Brody Hartley, Lopaka Akau, Jake Bannister, Braeden Samura and Ioane Ka`aekuahiwi, who now play for the Waimea Broncos. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Pony 2015 baseball season begins

Updated: Mar 24, 2015 10:21am
We Empower Youth founder Heather Campbell lifts weights at Crossfit Allstar in Waimea. (PHOTO COURTESY OF GEORGE FULLER)

Strong inside and out

Mar 24, 2015 1:00am

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Up to 30 paddlers are out at first light at Kawaihae Canoe Club. 
(PHOTO COURTESY OF GEORGE FRY)

First light

Updated: Mar 17, 2015 5:06pm

It’s a dark Monday morning and the sun is hiding behind a shrouded Mauna Kea, but the Kawaihae Canoe Club is alive with activity. The kupuna group is knot together in small groups awaiting their “...

WCA March meeting recap

Updated: Mar 18, 2015 10:32am

Mayor Billy Kenoi and his cabinet crew have taken their show on the road visiting over 60 community meetings in the last seven years. On March 5, the entourage came to the Waimea Community...

Betty Webster is recording photos of her 1200 sunglasses collection for Guinness Publishing’s Book of Records (COURTESY PHOTO).

Strike a pose

Mar 17, 2015 7:01pm

Waimea resident and octogenarian Betty Webster is frequently spotted in town wearing a colorful muumuu, sporting an unusual pair of her flashy shades and a big smile on her face. She often gets...

Waimea Country School student Addison Cooke beams like the rainbow she’s dressed as in preparation of the Vocabulary Parade held on the school’s annual Literacy Day. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WAIMEA COUNTRY SCHOOL)

Creative learning

Mar 10, 2015 1:00am

Students at Waimea Country School learned new meanings for words during their recent Vocabulary Parade on Literacy Day. Especially challenging words came from Greek and Latin vocabulary lists....

Generous donation benefits every Waimea Middle School student

Mar 10, 2015 1:00am

Waimea Middle School (WMS) recently received a check for nearly $147,000 from the Ted and Laurie Beneski Foundation in Texas to purchase new laptops for each of the school’s 295 students grades...

King Kamehameha statue stands tall in Kapaau. (COURTESY PHOTO BY GEORGE FULLER)

Investing in the next generation

Mar 10, 2015 1:00am

The Royal Order of Kamehameha I, formed in 1865 by Kamehameha V to protect the sovereignty of the Hawaiian Kingdom, celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and it’s fitting that the kick-off...

Psychiatrist Ian Chun (center) joins Claren Kealoha-Beaudet (left) and Franco Acquaro (right) of Kipuka o ke Ola (KOKO) to help further KOKO’s mission to provide bio-psycho-social services to North Hawaii residents, with a special emphasis on the Native Hawaiian population. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Increasing mental health care access for Native Hawaiians

Mar 10, 2015 1:00am

Dr. Ian Chun is the newest professional to join Waimea’s Kipuka o ke Ola (KOKO), a clinic dedicated to addressing the mental health of children, adolescents and family with an emphasis on treating...

As many as 60,000 bees can be in one colony. (PHOTO BY MATT PIERCY| SPECIAL TO NHN)

To bee or not to bee

Mar 10, 2015 1:00am

Bees and honey have been in existence for as far back as we can record. The fossils of bees actually date more than 100 million years ago. Possibly more impressive than their perseverance is the...

Nine students on Parker School’s “Bill’s Bulls” powerlifting team hold their medals from the Feb. 15 WABDL competition in Hilo. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER SCHOOL)

Waimea powerlifters come out strong

Mar 10, 2015 1:00am

Seventeen athletes from Waimea participated in the World Association of Benchers and Dead Lifters (WABDL) powerlifting competition at the Edith Kanakaole Stadium in Hilo on Feb. 15. This included...

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

Eight young men will take the stage to present how bravery is defined by a new generation on Thursday, March 12 in the theatrical dance performance of “The Brave” at Kahilu Theatre.

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