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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...

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 or call the hotline, 313-1094. (PHOTO COURTESY OF COQUI-FREE WAIMEA)

Coqui-Free Waimea

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

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A crew from North Kohala works on a National Trails Day. (COURTESY PHOTO BY TONI WITHINGTON)

Refrigerator, playground, and cultural touchstone

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

Strategically identifying pristine properties along one of the most valuable stretches of accessible undeveloped coastline in the country. Convincing unwilling landowners to sell, and spending...


Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

Quote of the Week: “Start with a clear way to tell your story, and you’ll be amazed at how well people listen.” Josh Linkner

Writing Exercise of the Week: What is one thing you love about...

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...

Les Apoliona, Kamehameha Schools land asset manager, center, presents a check for the Equip the Kitchens Campaign to James Lightner, Hospitality and Tourism program coordinator of UH-Hawai‘i Community College and Jean Hull, Equip the Kitchens campaign manager of ACF Kona Kohala Chefs. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Kamehameha Schools supports Equip the Kitchens campaign

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

Kamehameha Schools presented a $2,000 check Aug. 6 to the Equip the Kitchens Campaign for the future Hawai’i Community College-Palamanui campus. The presentation was made during the ACF Kona...

Massive storms on Uranus captured Aug. 5 and 6, as seen by Keck Observatory. Both images were taken by Imke de Pater (UC Berkeley), Larry Sromovosky and Pat Fry (Univ. Wisconsin), and Heidi Hammel (AURA) using the near-infrared camera NIRC2 with adaptive optics on the 10-m Keck II telescope at a wavelength of 1.6 micron. (COURTESY OF IMKE DE PATER (UC BERKELEY)/KECK OBSERVATORY)

Cosmic Matters

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

Weather on any planet can be quite unpredictable. As hurricanes threaten the Aloha State, astronomers working at W. M. Keck Observatory on the island of Hawaii were surprised by the appearance of...

Big Island Giving Tree volunteers of all ages help prepare supplies for delivery to people in east Hawaii affected by hurrican Iselle. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BIGT)

Big Island Giving Tree brings much-need supplies to Puna

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

When hurricane Iselle struck the east side of the island, The Big Island Giving Tree volunteers rallied together to begin delivering much needed ice, water, food, and basic needs at least three...

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...


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